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


Anna's Hummingbird

Dueling Hummingbirds

Even before March arrived hummingbird enthusiasts were keeping an eye out for the first returning Rufous hummingbird. March is the month when these tiny bits of feather and bone return to the Pacific Northwest. They have spent the winter in the Southwest United … read more

Keyport Mercantile

A Perk of the Merc — A Century of Coming Together

For more than a hundred years, the Keyport Mercantile has stood as the heart and soul of its community. Affectionately known as “the Merc,” the business has ridden out the rise and fall in the fortunes of its hometown alongside the people it … read more



Enjoy the Early Spring Color Splash

The forsythia blooming is traditionally the start of spring activities in the garden. Rosarians use that as a clue to begin pruning roses. This year, the forsythia in my garden bloomed a full four weeks ahead of previous years due to the record … read more

Roxy Theater

Now and Then — Roxy Theater

First-run movies and folks who once lined up around the block to get in at the Roxy Theater have long been faded memories. The double-sided, age-worn, empty marquise, the towering vertical sign with missing letters and the huge, old “ROXY” sign — which … read more


Kites over Kingston

Kites Over Kingston a Colorful, Fun Event

Kites over Kingston is a colorful, lighthearted celebration of spring where participants can either bring and fly their own kites or simply watch the sky fill with spiraling color. Come to the Mike Wallace Park on Saturday, March 28, from 11 a.m. to … read more

Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery

Delighting in the Indigenous — Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery

“Gardening makes you feel good,” says Ingrid Wachtler, owner of Woodbrook Native Plant Nursery. She believes that gardening is a wholesome and beneficial pursuit that keeps one young. After two decades of growing and selling plants in Gig Harbor, Wachtler still gets excited … read more

Get The Dirt

Get The Dirt — On Home Gardening

Gardening Chores • Heronswood Fun • Slugs

Gardening Chores Chores is often such an unpalatable word. It seems it’s something people love to put off if they can. But for gardeners, doing chores outdoors is often delightful because it means well-spent time outside, leading to future enjoyment in the garden … read more


Nice Patio

Dreaming of Summer — It’s Never too Early to Start Planning!

This dreary winter weather really gets me to dreaming about sunshine and warmer days. Great afternoons on the deck or patio with friends, beautiful places to relax on a nice Northwest day, and additional living space during our spectacular summers are just a … read more

The Inn at Gig Harbor
The Inn at Gig Harbor

Homestyle Food, Quiet Atmosphere

During the last few years, Gig Harbor has grown from a relatively quiet little town to a shopping and dining destination — it’s almost hard to recognize the former sleepy fishing village, even from a decade ago. As the dining scene has exploded … read more

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