People & Places

West Sound has an incredible number of talented artists, interesting people, fascinating places and popular destinations. We love to share their stories with our readers. These articles are only a sample of what we have in WestSound Magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version to see all of what we have to offer!

Art as Quiet Introspection

Every visit to Heidi Jack’s studio in Kingston uncovers new facets to this woman’s many talents. Jack has a garden-maintenance business in Kingston (one of the beautiful gardens she and her crew maintain on Hidden Cove, Bainbridge Island, was featured in the Jan/Feb … read more

Derrin Doty — Resident of Silverdale, married, three children and two cats

Unsung Hero — Derrin Doty

Owner/Agent of an Allstate Insurance Agency and Head...

A former professional baseball player, Derrin Doty got involved with Kitsap youth sports after his family moved to Poulsbo in 1999. He had recently served as head coach for Olympic College baseball and in 2001, was asked to help coach a North Kitsap … read more

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

2021 Holiday Gift Guide

We’ve done a little “scouting.” This page is a sampling of a few of the unique and special gift selections available right here in the West Sound. As The Content Scout’s CEO (Chief Exploration Officer), I find that one of my very favorite … read more

Young Entrepreneurs

NKHS Graduate Tells Stories One Shoe at a Time

Imagine owning a pair of shoes that speak for themselves, each rooted in a unique story. Imagine what it feels like to wear these unique pieces of art as you take the world in stride. Welcome to Connor King’s world. Owing to a … read more

(Photo courtesy Casa Dorada)
Scouted

Casa Dorada Los Cabos Resort & Spa

South-of-the-Border Getaway with Sun, Surf and Sand

Casa Dorada means golden house in Spanish, and it sure is. Here, the setting glows, the hospitality warms, the palms wave, the views abound, the beach beckons, and the pools glisten. Casa Dorada is perfectly nestled in Cabo San Lucas, just a four-hour … read more

Kirkjufell Mountain
Travel Bug

Iceland

Finding Unexpected Beauty at the Top of the...

It’s likely you imagine cold and ice in Iceland. It’s called Iceland, after all. But what would you say when you learn it’s green, so many shades of green. It’s also blue — an astonishing blue in the sky and in the sea. … read more

7 Cedars
Scouted

The 7 Cedars Resort — A Full-Service Destination

The Perfect West Sound Staycation

If you are looking for a perfect staycation, check out 7 Cedars, a four-diamond hotel and resort, located just 5 miles from Sequim and approximately 80 miles Northwest of Seattle. Nestled in between Sequim Bay and the Olympic National Park, it provides some … read more

“Outdoor Cafe” by Donna Trent

Got Art?

Studio Tours Resume After a Year of Absence

After a year of COVID-induced cancellations or a quick switch to “virtual” events, live, in-person art studio tours are back. The tours offer rare glimpses into the lives of people who create things with their own hands. Each tour is an opportunity to … read more

Old Ferry Landing
Destinations

A Walk Around Historic Gig Harbor

Seagulls screech overhead, kayakers and paddleboarders weave in and out of the marinas and visitors by the dozens stroll along the waterfront, stopping here and there to read an interpretive sign or snap a photo of the scenic view. Gig Harbor has long … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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