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(Photograph courtesy Erik Skaar)
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A Legacy Project

Childhood experiences transform into a multigenerational family retreat

For Christie and Tom Jones, building their dream home was more than a construction project — it was the start of a legacy they hope to pass down to family for generations to come. Today, the Joneses are proud homeowners of a three-cottage, … read more

Magnolia Preschool

Four Seasons of Fun and Discovery

At the outdoors Magnolia Forest Preschool, any weather...

Every day is a good day to be a child at a park, and today is no exception. At the group camping site of Kitsap Memorial State Park, several small children are seated in thoughtful conversation beneath the trees. Close by, a little … read more

Cherry and Terry Jarvis Garden

A Garden Dressed for a Party

The garden of Cherry and Terry Jarvis is...

In the Suquamish garden of Cherry and Terry Jarvis, landscaper Teri Cole has taken garden design to a new level. Several levels, in fact. Cole’s canvas is a lovely piece of high-bank waterfront that makes its way down — one broad step at … read more

Gates-Paauw

The Past Meets the New

Jack Paauw and Susan Gates transformed their 1938...

After living on Mercer Island for 35 years, Jack Paauw and Susan Gates were ready to make a move. For a few years, Paauw had been commuting to a Kitsap-based job on the fast ferry, so he couldn’t wait for a shorter commute. … read more

The Fairmount Empress hotel
Travel

The Short and Winding Road to Victoria, British Columbia

Interesting, long-weekend retreats from Kitsap

As the Black Ball Ferry “Coho” enters Victoria Harbor following its 90-minute crossing of the Salish Sea from Port Angeles, the stately Fairmount Empress hotel — Victoria’s centerpiece — comes into view. The scene is a bit “Oz” in nature: The stunning building … read more

A Boat as a Muse
Local Artists

A Boat as a Muse

Close your eyes. Think of rowing, alone, across the Tacoma Narrows, maybe to Vashon, maybe to Commencement Bay. The currents are strong, wind fierce and, well, it is midwinter and sleeting. This was life before the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. Yes, there were the … read more

Seabrook

Seabrook — A Bucolic Destination on the Washington Coast

After the three-hour drive from Kingston through vast differences in topography and aged towns, Seabrook almost jolts you awake, exuding charm, fresh ocean air and a pretty, decidedly Nantucket look. The first exploration downtown uncovers immaculate streets, cute stores and smiles. As you … read more

A Timeless Dream of Home
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A Timeless Dream of Home

This home grew from humble beginnings. The lady of the manor says her husband is a man of vision who has infinite energy from his excitement about life. They began their marriage in a tiny, 750-square-foot home in Puyallup, with the garage serving … read more

(Photo courtesy Caven Photo)

Holidays in the ‘Hood

Alderbrook Resort & Spa is a gem of hospitality set on the south shore of Hood Canal right here in our neighborhood. Special occasions or simple afternoons on the canal remind us of the splendor of our ‘hood. Once you discover Alderbrook, you … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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