Featured Articles from the West Sound. These are the highlighted articles from WestSound Magazine.


Microbead Product Ban

Facing the Plastic — Why the Federal Government is Banning Microbeads

If you have ever used an exfoliating body wash or facial scrub from a major manufacturer, chances are you’ve used a product containing microbeads. While these tiny particles may be good for removing dead skin, they are bad news for the environment. Beginning … read more


Retro Soda Pop Frames

Retro Soda Pop Frames

Bottle caps are among many kids’ favorite things to collect (perhaps for kids at heart too). If you’ve got an abundance, instead of discarding or thinning out your collection, use them for a weekend crafts project. Besides, your kids are asking for something … read more


Kitsap Wine Festival

Kitsap Wine Fest Celebrates Pacific Northwest Winemakers — for a Good Cause

The eighth annual Kitsap Wine Festival at Harborside Fountain Park returns with a celebration of food, wine and community Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, bites from local restaurants and tastings from Washington wineries and breweries, … read more

Have fun with a message to your guests on a blackboard.

Tips for Your Next Plein-Air Dining Party

Plein-air: adj. From the French en plein air...

When you live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, you learn to take full advantage of the often-fleeting warm summer days — and nights — including outdoor dining as often as possible. En- plein-air dining is easy and fun, and you don’t need to … read more


Community Myxer

Greater Gig Harbor Foundation celebrates 10 years with ‘Community Myxer’

This year marks the Greater Gig Harbor Foundation’s 10th anniversary — and what better way to celebrate than with the community. On Saturday, Aug. 6, the foundation will host its inaugural #Community Myxer at the Harbor History Museum, starting at 7 p.m. The … read more

From left to right: Chateau Ste Michelle’s Dry Riesling, Riesling and Harvest Select Sweet Riesling

The Wine Cabinet — Riesling Wine

Appreciation for riesling wines has never been as enthusiastic as one would expect. Its lack of popularity has confounded its winemakers as much as its history. The riesling vine is said to be traced back to Germany and the year 1435. Throughout the … read more


Tiny houses

Downsizing: 10 tips on how to ‘right-size’ your next home

Tiny houses are currently “big” so to speak, but really, how many people can actually live and function in a 350-square-foot home after living in 2,500 square feet or more? Downsizing is a popular topic for sure, but there is another small home … read more


Key Peninsula Art Walk

Key Peninsula Hosts Second Annual Art Walk

The Key Peninsula may be somewhat isolated and rural, but it has a thriving and active arts community. Inspired by other areas that have been hosting art walks to great success, the local arts organization, Two Waters Arts Alliance, hosted an art walk … read more

Greening Your Kitchen

Greening Your Kitchen

Kitchens have evolved from being the backwater to the epicenter of the home. Therefore, it is more important than ever to ensure the environmental health of this multitasking room for the comfort and safety of all occupants. From the simple to the complex, … read more

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