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Spotlight on Our Photo Contest Winners

Mary dockThank you to all our photography contest entrants. Below find out more about the winners. 

Mary Saurdiff

I am married, have two grown children and five grandchildren. I have lived in Kitsap County for most of my life. I am a photographer and watercolor artist. About ten years ago, I started getting serious about photography, and started selling photo cards in the local stores and to friends.  Living in Kitsap County gives me ample opportunity for photography subjects.

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Bainbridge Gardens For Plants And Inspiration

bainbridge gardens

Since it’s May and time to garden we decided a visit to the fantastic Bainbridge Gardens on Bainbridge Island was the thing to do on a rainy May day (yes we live in the Northwest and May days are so often rainy). Another great thing about days like this is that they are the best for planting starts and help keep planting shock to a minimum. Continue reading Bainbridge Gardens For Plants And Inspiration

A Visit To The Studio And Home Of Kingston Artist, Judy Odell

Judy Odell Kingston WA

Judy Odell was born and raised in the Northwest, consequently she is naturally drawn to the sea.  She has an incredible view of Puget Sound from her home and in recent years has discovered sport fishing by casting her line from her own beach on Puget Sound.  Her abstracts, seascapes, landscapes, sea birds and brightly colored florals, for which she is nationally acclaimed, represent the abundance and color of the West Coast.

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Out and About In Kingston on the Summer Solstice


On the Summer Solstice this year Mother Nature gave us the most incredible whole day of gorgeous summer weather.  The Port of Kingston Marina was fantastic with Mount Rainier shining in the background.  Even the commuters unloading from the ferry were strolling, not hurrying.


This sign in this summer weather probably made golfers long to be on the golf course.  That Kingston Rotary event must have done quite well with a large turnout.  The White Horse Golf Club is beautiful and offers a  free Edmonds/Kingston Golf Shuttle for golfers coming from the other side of Puget Sound.  The Pro Shop is open seven days a week and you can reserve your tee times online.

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Kingston Wa Chamber of Commerce


Kingston has one of the cutest, most user friendly chambers in Kitsap County.  They have come a long way from their humble beginnings in the little modular building across the street.


The chamber office is manned with the most informative volunteers, plus there is virtually a treasure of information available.  Every event for miles around seems to be covered. You are sure to find more info and brochures than you intended.


Besides now being an absolutely pleasant addition to town the little building is an eyeful for the flower lover/gardener.  It is, quite simply put, “looking good”!  The office just seems to invite one to stroll about and continue on down the street.

And last but not least, a note of gratitude —


to Kitsap County for the fantastic new garbage bins they have been putting around.  They are clean and efficient, and so much better than the old blue barrels (which, by the way did their duty!)