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!

“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

Callaway Cooper and Josh Diamond — behind the scenes (Photo courtesy The Content Scout)
Young Entrepreneurs

Seasoned Photographer Partners with Young Entrepreneur

I was fortunate enough to cross paths with the immensely talented and ever-so-patient Josh Diamond of Adamas Design. A diamond in the rough, so to speak, living and working in West Sound, a location that doesn’t seem viable to those working in the … read more

Point Robinson Lighthouse (Photo courtesy Terry Behal Photography)

A Visit to Vashon Island

A road trip through artsy, progressive Vashon-Maury Island feels a bit like tumbling down Alice’s Wonderland rabbit hole. At 40 square miles, the island is home to an eclectic mix of farmers, artists and ferry commuters who prefer both its rural lifestyle and … read more

Dana's Heating & Cooling
West Sound Business Spotlight

Dana’s Heating & Cooling Has a Solution for Everyone

Dana Pieze, owner of Dana’s Heating & Cooling Inc. in Bremerton, first spied his wife, Donna, riding a motorcycle in the early 1970s. “You didn’t see too many gals riding bikes back then,” recalls Pieze, with a bit of a chuckle. “I thought … read more

Port Orchard

Downtown Port Orchard — Change is On The Way

Downtown Port Orchard is another beautiful waterfront community in Kitsap County. With a population of 14,000, it’s the county seat for Kitsap. William Renton and Daniel Howard first settled Port Orchard in 1854 and set up a sawmill as the first business in … read more

Scouted: Chef Sam Spiva

Local Chef Sam Spiva Spices Things Up

Out of the Fire and into the Frying...

Sam Spiva is as charismatic as it gets and not only does he juggle a company that’s constantly mixing things up and making its way into our local markets and specialty shops, but the requests for his products are also putting this local … read more

(Photo courtesy Ann Randall)

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts — An Island Tradition

It all began as an inconspicuous announcement appearing in the Jan. 8, 1948, Bainbridge Island Review article with the headline “Adults Invited to Arts, Crafts Formation Meeting.” “Persons interested in forming an Island arts and crafts organization for adults have been extended an … read more

Hot air balloon at sunrise
Travel Bug

Sedona in Living Color

Magnificent. Majestic. Magical. Sedona wears its rainbow of hues through every season, a painting in living color in Northern Arizona. Come for a day or a week or a lifetime, — Sedona will seduce you. It’s nature’s playground and a whole lot more. … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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