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!

Chef Tamas Ronyai
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Chef Tamas Ronyai

Crabtree Kitchen + Bar in Poulsbo is freshening the overused term “farm to table.” The restaurant has shortened the distance from field to dining room for most of its beef and pork to 14 miles. That’s the distance from the Crabtree family ranch … read more

2022 scholarship recipients with Marilyn Colyar (far right,) who leads the scholarship group and the community engagement group

Heron’s Key — Residents Support Education for Local Students, Community

Heron’s Key, a Gig Harbor nonprofit senior housing and service organization, is making a concerted effort to support local education and many of Gig Harbor’s schools through resident-led scholarship programs and community engagement groups. The Heron’s Key Scholarship Group completed its sixth annual … read more

Contemporary Thrifting
Contemporary Thrifting with Amy

Salt and Pepper Shakers

Hate to admit I was wrong. I was wrong and want to apologize to all the salt and pepper shaker collectors out there. It started a few months ago at the Hub Faith in Action thrift store in Belfair when I spotted super … read more

Kingston Fourth of July

It Takes a Village

...of Volunteers to Celebrate July Fourth

Legend has it that Kingston’s Fourth of July parade is the longest continually running Independence Day parade west of the Mississippi. And while the organizers may not be able to verify that statement, they challenge any town to prove it wrong. Today, the … read more

Craft Hair Studio
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Hair Artist McKenzie Eddy

An interview with the owner of Craft Hair...

CS: What sparked your idea? Eddy: I saw a need in Kitsap for a salon that not only specializes in hair extensions and clean beauty, but also offers price transparency and inclusivity. CS: What is your design style? Eddy: Craft Hair Studio is … read more

Sinclairs Twenty-Two
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The Sinclairs 22 Wine Shop

An interview with owner Denise Kulak

CS: What sparked your idea? Kulak: The brick wall and the beautiful intimate space is what caught my attention. One Friday night, my life partner David Trout and I had dinner at Bay Street Bistro and noticed the space for rent. We called … read more

The Smithshyre

The Smithshyre — A Farm Full of Baby Goats

While farming is no longer the common occupation of America, it’s far from obsolete. Run by Roni and Erin Smith, The Smithshyre in Poulsbo is a farm whose presence brings attention to the traditional relationship between people and livestock. Erin Smith believes that … read more

placemats
Contemporary Thrifting with Amy

East Bremerton Goodwill

Ever had a friend call you, really excited to tell you about the placemats they just bought in a local thrift shop? Of course not. Let me take you down that road, since no one else will. Entering the Goodwill store in East … read more

Volunteers for Cascade National Park Butterfly Project track subalpine butterflies. (Photo courtesy Kevin Bacher)

Advancing Scientific and Historic Projects with… Citizen Science

“World’s Oldest European Hedgehog Found by Citizen Scientists,” trumpeted a recent Smithsonian Magazine headline. A 16-year-old male hedgehog dubbed Thorvald had outlived the lifespan of his species by 14 years, surviving habitat loss, pesticides and the No. 1 cause of hedgehog deaths — … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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