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 Home & Garden magazine each issue — subscribe to the print version to see all of what we have to offer!

Cary Bozeman

Unsung Hero — Cary Bozeman

Bozeman Group founder and Port of Bremerton Commissioner

Cary Bozeman’s career of service goes back decades. The former mayor of Bremerton and Bellevue has contributed to numerous nonprofit organizations and community projects. Currently a commissioner with the Port of Bremerton, Bozeman is also a board member of Kitsap Humane Society and … read more

Chiumbi Gorilla Lodge
Travel Bug

The Mountain Gorillas of Uganda — A Trek of a Lifetime

The mountains of Uganda and Congo bring to mind Hollywood stories like “King Kong” and “Gorillas in the Mist.” Known as the impenetrable jungle, this region makes trekking through dangerous and impossible without a guide. The 1988 film about the life of conservationist … read more

Bremerton

Blackberries to Steamrollers

As many of you know, the Sound West Group purchased my 14,000-square-foot building in the heart of downtown Bremerton, where Quincy Square will be located as part of President Trump’s Opportunity Zone projects. New York architect Steven Holl may be a designer for … read more

South Kitsap Skatepark

Skateboarding

An Adrenaline-Pumping Pastime and Passion

Wheels screech up and down ramps, scraping against hard cement walls as wheel recreationalists attempt an “ole.” Checking every angle to see how the ramp could be used in a unique and creative way, skaters give each other advice as they practice and … read more

East Beach Park

A Weekend Adventure on Marrowstone Island

It’s a three-bridge, two-island drive from Kitsap County to bucolic Marrowstone Island in Jefferson County. And only 35 minutes by car. The three bridges span bodies of water, each of them a geographic demarcation line. Hood Canal forms the boundary between Kitsap and … read more

Port Ludlow (Photo courtesy Bryce Baird)

The Charming Waterfront Community of Port Ludlow

When my wife, Kerri, and I want to take a nice drive, we often head west across the Hood Canal Bridge and take a right — and within 20 minutes, we arrive in the community of Port Ludlow. It takes us about 45 … read more

Ken Kieffer

Ken Kieffer — Volunteer Extraordinaire

Ken Kieffer’s world extends far beyond the edges of his mirror. Kieffer, 71, is a longtime Gig Harbor resident, retired attorney and consummate volunteer. He gives his time to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Diabetics Association, Susan G. Komen Puget Sound, Pierce County’s … read more

Gold Mountain Golf Course

Golfing on the Peninsula

West Sound's Golf Courses Grow State and National...

Here’s a trivia question for you. What is the Kitsap Peninsula best known for? Sure, there are beautiful gardens and forests, more than 200 miles of shoreline, unique shops, restaurants and businesses, stunning waterfront homes, and some of the country’s largest naval installations. … read more

Recycled Art

‘Recycled’ Art

This “chandelier” was created by a group of students from the Community Transition Program at South Kitsap School District. Made from 400 plastic water bottles, it’s 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide and is currently on display at the Port Orchard City … read more

Pony Up Rescue for Equines
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