Welcome Letter

Dee Coppola
(Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)

The Harvest Season

Celebrate the return of fall. The end of dog days, the kids back in school, pumpkins in the fields, football season and cooler days.

Bremerton’s Blackberry Festival is coming up Sept. 2-4 and Octoberfests are everywhere, as well as the Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend the Home & Recreation Expo and Kitsap’s Octoberfest Sept. 17. So many fall events, so little time!

The issue features a stunning custom home in Olalla. The owners devoted themselves to every detail, and it is a showcase. The buyers of a chic home on Bainbridge Island knew they loved the home they purchased, and resolved to make improvements every year.

Learn how to organize and design your own laundry room in Laundry- Room Bliss.

For the wine aficionados, summer was one wine event upon another. The 7th annual Gig Harbor Wine & Food Festival, the Olalla Vineyard & Winery’s event, Bainbridge Island’s Wine on the Rock and the 9th annual Kitsap Wine Festival. For those who enjoy ciders, we’re including the Great Peninsula Cider Festival in Gig Harbor.

The Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Festival on the Key Peninsula is coming up every weekend in October. Concerts in the Barn in Kingston hosts approximately six concerts a year, featuring national and international musicians. We feature West Sound’s community orchestras serving the community through music-making.

An abundance of information in How to Choose Your Wedding Venue.

Looking for an excellent steak? Read about McCloud’s Grill House — good food, events and family fun. For food outdoors, try Farmer Rosie’s food truck in Southworth on weekends.

Preview Sally Eastman’s garden via exquisite photography. Other gardening features: Consider the Leaf — A Plant’s Best Friend, What’s Eating My Plants and a fun feature on Hydrangeas.

See the lovely jewelry designs crafted by Gig Harbor artist Joan Tenenbaum.

For the Love of the Game is the story of a 13-year old boy and his pop, taking a road trip to five major league stadiums and watching nine teams play (the Atlanta Braves played twice).

This is the last season out of doors before preparing for the holidays. Make some memories of your own — I’ll be thinking of you all.



Dee Coppola
DEE COPPOLA Founding Editorial Director
dee [at] wshg [dot] net
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