Welcome Letter

Dee Coppola (Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield)
Dee Coppola
(Photo courtesy Winifred Whitfield, flower arrangement courtesy Susan Crossland)

Discover the Magic of Summer

Sometimes, it seems dreary weather is here to stay. When the sun finally bursts out an explosion of light, illuminating everything in its swath with its crystalline brightness, you have to love it.

Our feature home this issue is a multigenerational retreat on Hood Canal. European-style fishing homes inspired the overall aesthetic in the three-cottage compound of Christie and Tom Jones.

Next up are 2024 Bathroom Trends and Those Fabulous Baths section, featuring 12 baths.

Read about the Luscious Gardens of Therry Frey and Michael Harrison, located on 2.5 very steep acres in Keyport.

There’s a new hydrangea in town — the Eclipse Big Leaf. Check out Teri’s Tips.

The second annual Kitsap Farm Tour is coming Aug. 11. Eleven farms are participating in this family-friendly, self-guided event, offering animal experiences, local products for purchase, and some offering food and snacks.

Enjoy Bites at the Bistro at Lakeland Village. Friendly service, scenic views and chef-prepared quality food all come together in one place.

Rockin’ Around Kitsap features six record companies. See the appeal for yourself and stop by the local shops — it’ll take you back.

And while we’re on music, check out the Live Music Venues in the West Sound. The options are abundant and growing. It’s fun to see who is offering it and who is playing the music. Definitely a fun night out — friendly crowds, good food and drinks, and the bands are terrific.

The Sip savors the season with Summer Rosé, including four wineries that offer locally made. And don’t miss the third annual Wine Around the Rock cruise on July 27, hosted by six Kitsap wineries — a four-hour Argosy sunset cruise.

At the outdoors Magnolia Forest Preschool, all weather is good for learning. The goal of this play-based education is the development of empathy, problem-solving skills and a lifetime of curiosity and love of learning.

Experience the San Juan Islands serenity in five peaceful days. They are just hours away for a wonderful getaway.

Just notes:

The other day, a fan of WestSound Magazine described our Community Scene pages (upfront, featuring many nonprofit local events) as the Kitsap society pages. I smile, remembering my first journalistic internship at The Shiny Sheet — Palm Beach’s society paper, the oldest in the country. Interesting times.

Hats off to BKAT, Colleen Miko and crew for hosting our WestSound Magazine, featuring our history and culture of 19 years. We appreciate all you folks do for our community.

You can check out the interview on the front page of our Wet Apple Media website at wetapple.com.


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