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Community Delicious Winter Recipes & Local Grab-and-Go Meals There’s nothing like a satisfying meal that warms you up in winter. Whether you’re craving comfort food or something a bit more fancy, we’ve gathered a range of delicious winter recipes that are sure to be crowd-pleasers. We also have many tasty grab-and-go meal options in Kitsap County, so we’ve included some of those as […]
Community Regional Holiday Activities & Light Displays December is such a magical time of year. Luckily, there are many ways to celebrate in our area. We’ve compiled a list of some light displays, festivals, events, and activities to check out.  Holiday Light Displays Light Display at Mike Wallace Park This waterfront light display is a hometown favorite right here in Kingston. Every […]
Community Great Home Improvement Products You Can Buy in Kitsap Kitsap County is home to many wonderful businesses that can help you with interior design, home upgrades, and more. Shopping locally ensures your money supports the local economy. So, we created a list of some great local options to assist with your next home improvement project. Enhance Your Kitchen With These Products If you’re ready […]
Community 11 New Businesses to Visit in North Kitsap Want to check out some new local businesses but don’t know where to start? Whether you are a lifetime local or new to the area, we’ve compiled a list of some recently opened businesses in Kingston, Poulsbo, and Bainbridge Island. We’re excited about these new places to grab a bite to eat, enjoy a glass […]
Community From Coffee to Culture: A Perfect Day in Port Townsend Nestled on the northeastern tip of Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend is a picturesque coastal town that exudes charm. Known for its Victorian architecture, rich maritime history, and natural beauty, “PT” has an array of attractions, and it’s only about an hour from Kingston. Here are some of its must-visit places. Local History Start your […]
Community A Day in Port Ludlow: Fun Things to Do Looking for fun things to do for a day trip or a weekend getaway? Look no further than Port Ludlow, WA. The quaint, idyllic town sits tucked away in Ludlow Bay. Upon approaching the small town, you can instantly sense its charm. A quick drive for many, it whisks you away to a place of […]
Community Bundle Up & Enjoy These Outdoor Winter Activities in the PNW Just because it’s winter in the Pacific Northwest, does not mean you have to stay cooped up inside. Bundle up and explore our area! Here are some fun outdoor winter activities in Kitsap County and beyond! Chilly Hilly Bike Ride on Bainbridge Island This late February event has been an annual tradition for over 50 […]
Community Kitsap’s Top Places to Kayak, Swim, and SUP There are many great places to enjoy life on the water here in Kitsap County. We’ve gathered a list of beautiful places here (and a few outside of Kitsap) where you can kayak, swim, and Stand Up Paddleboard (SUP). Want to paddle but need the gear? We’ve also included rental information. Buck Lake County Park […]
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Community Greater Kingston Area Events to Enjoy Every Year The greater Kingston area, which includes Port Gamble, Suquamish, Indianola, Hansville, and Kingston, is home to many fun annual and recurring events. Here is a list to give you an idea of what this vibrant community offers in terms of festivals, live music, outdoor activities, and more. Annual Events in Spring and Summer  Story Walk: […]
Community Easy Ways to Volunteer and Connect to Kitsap’s Community Want to connect to Kitsap’s community and volunteer in a fun, easy way? Helping a Kitsap County non-profit is a great way to meet new people, enjoy time with friends or family members, and even learn something new.  Volunteer in Kingston Heronswood Garden Run by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, this botanical paradise works to […]
Community Enjoy a Fun Night Out in North Kitsap If this winter weather is getting you down, shake things up with a night out in North Kitsap. From excellent food and drink options to live music and creative activities, there are many fun things to do here. Check out these unique suggestions below. Enjoy Wine, Food, and Live Music at d’Vine Wines A popular […]
Community Our Community Involvement in 2021 Community involvement is one of our core values, so we thought we would share how our Windermere Kingston office has supported and invested in our wonderful community this year. By sharing this information, we hope it spreads awareness about these great events and nonprofits. Local Events In the spring, we helped with Community Kitchen, a […]
Community 5 of Kitsap’s New Eateries You Need to Try In case you missed our social media coverage, we’ve been featuring great, local eateries that have opened during the pandemic. We wanted to highlight them all in one place so you can fully appreciate their unique stories. It was such a joy to chat with all of these local small business owners and we hope […]
Community 5 Excellent Playgrounds in Kitsap County Kitsap County is home to so many great playgrounds. Here are some of our favorites to check out with the little ones in your life.  KidsUp! Playground, Battle Point Park, Bainbridge Island   Kitsap’s new place for fun, this playground, centered around a ferry boat-themed structure, opened on September 4, 2021. Replacing the ever-popular wooden […]
Community Community Service Day at Kingston’s Boy Scout Hall June 11th marked one of our favorite Windermere traditions: Community Service Day (CSD). We always enjoy going out into the community and helping out. This year was especially fun since we weren’t able to participate last year due to COVID-19. Last Friday, we helped clean up the Boy Scout Hall in Kingston. Read on to find out […]
Community The Decorated History of Kingston’s Fast Ferry When Kitsap Transit established the Kingston Fast Ferry to Seattle in 2018, residents were delighted to be able to travel to Seattle in just 40 minutes. This passenger-only vessel dramatically reduced commute times. It also invited Seattleites to easily explore Kingston and the surrounding area. But many people aren’t aware of the Fast Ferry’s interesting […]
Community Community Spotlight: Kingston North Kitsap Rotary Rotary clubs worldwide inspire innovative approaches to community service, and our Kingston North Kitsap Rotary is no exception. They’ve found creative ways to support our community during the pandemic. This local group pioneers new initiatives to support businesses, fundraise for local organizations, and preserve Kitsap’s history. Read on to find out how you can support […]
Community Community Spotlight: Village Green Community Center At the heart of Kingston’s tight-knit community lies the Village Green Community Center. This beautiful place provides a wealth of information and an opportunity for people of all ages to connect. It houses the library and a range of facilities, offering classes, events, and so much more. Almost 20 Years in the Making It took […]
Community Community Spotlight: The Coffee Oasis in Kingston With multiple locations in our region, The Coffee Oasis rallies communities together in support of their youth. Their mission? To provide youth with housing and the resources they need to survive and thrive. And, to brew a great cup of coffee while they’re at it! The Coffee Oasis is a nonprofit, faith-based organization that supports […]
Community 5 Fun Ways to Support Local Nonprofits This Season Looking to spread some holiday kindness and cheer? We have many wonderful local nonprofit organizations that provide a range of services throughout Kitsap County, and they could really use our help. While monetary donations are great, there are other ways to show your support. Here are some fun ideas to get you started. 1. Bid […]