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!

The Salmon Center - Involved
Involved

The Salmon Center in Belfair

Have you been to Bremerton? Have you met “the Ancient One?” Do you hear the storytellers? Grab the kids. Grab the neighbors and anyone who wants to get out, have fun and help the community. Get ready for a wonderful June with art, … read more

Jan Walker

Author Inspired by Personal, Professional Experiences

Jan Walker’s writing studio reflects the eclectic body of her work — literary magazines, professional journal short stories, articles and educational curriculum, as well as the occasional penning of a newspaper editorial about prison reform. Her equally eclectic life could fill a book. … read more

Theresa Stirling
Scouted

Refreshing Interiors with Theresa Stirling Studios

The Content Scout recently caught up with Theresa Stirling, who offers interior consulting for homes and workplaces. Having grown up in the Kitsap area, and after a long-layered career in the biotech corporate and medical world, she is now incredibly fulfilled and following … read more

Anna Brones (Photo courtesy Karen Wang)

Anna Brones — a Local Creator and Influencer

Among the many hidden treasures in the West Sound area is the large number of artists, artisans and writers scattered within the local towns, villages and backcountry communities. Anna Brones is one of those most talented artists and writers, quietly working in her … read more

Sequim

The Growing Community of Sequim

If you cross the Hood Canal bridge and drive 40 minutes west on Highway 101, you will drive into Sequim, a small but growing city with a population of 7,280 people. Sequim was first established in the 1890s as a timber, fishing and … read more

Greg Dronkert, founder and CEO of PacWesty

High Energy Drives the Success of Bainbridge Island’s PacWesty

Diverse company rents camper vans to tourists, delivers...

Hang out with Greg Dronkert for any length of time and you just might feel like you’re chatting with the Energizer Bunny — that is if the the bunny could only talk. The bunny, of course, is the mascot of Energizer batteries, and … read more

Help Desk Cavalry

Help Desk Cavalry

Military Service Plus a Love of Technology Spells...

Sometimes a freak accident or an unexpected turn of events can change the path of someone’s life and career. That’s more or less what happened to Steve Treanor, president and CEO of Help Desk Cavalry in Bremerton, when he was in the Army … read more

Valentines Getaways
Scouted

Recharge with a Day or Few Away

Some of our "Scouted" favorites

With Valentine’s Day falling on a Sunday, a weekend away is the perfect recipe for a romantic getaway. Or connect with your gal pals with a fun Galantine’s Day away celebration. A few of these options have spa services and are close to … read more

Augusta Asberry

A Jewel Tucked Away From View

This is not an “Amy’s One Painting,” nor is this even a painting. It’s a public art feature by Augusta Asberry. Have you seen it? Of course you haven’t. It’s public art that the public does not see, for it’s located in the … read more

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