Andrea Brown

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Christmas Bird Count: Volunteers are needed to count birds in two 15-mile-diameter…

 

Tickets to this Nutcracker may be the best gift of the season

1. Gifts According to a survey from Ebates, the majority of American…

 

Leanne Smiciklas, the friendly lady who served customers of her husband’s Old School Barbeque from a schoolbus parked in front of the Reptile Zoo east of Monroe, has died at 64. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

Without her, beloved BBQ hotspot in Monroe can’t go on

Leanne Smiciklas, who ran the now-closed Old School BBQ along Highway 2 with her husband, died.

 

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Work party: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 9, Edmonds Wildlife Habitat and Demonstration Garden, 95 Pine St., Edmonds. Help with planting, blackberry removal and… Continue reading

Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang is known for his people skills

The city’s top cop’s calm demeanor and holistic approach earns him the nickname “Yoda.”

Community dance events in Snohomish County

Dudes and Dolls Square Dance Club: 8 to 10:30 p.m. mainstream (rounds 7 to 8 p.m.) the second, fourth and fifth Fridays, through May at… Continue reading

Regional arts and entertainment tickets for sale

XFINITY ARENA Harlem Globetrotters: Dec. 28. Disney Live! Mickey & Minnie’s Doorway to Music: Jan. 27. Tickets at xfinityarenaeverett.com or 866-332-8499. TULALIP RESORT CASINO Diamond… Continue reading

Special film showings around Snohomish County

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour: 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave. Movies include “Stumped,” “Where the Wild ThingsPlay,”… Continue reading

Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

10-year-old girl to plaster prose at Everett park and ride

Aeries Erickson is writing a literary journal so commuters have something to read.

Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Have a whopper of a conversation with a smart speaker

1. Malty balls Americans have Whoppers and the British have Maltesers. Well, now we have them, too. Sold at discount stores and supermarkets, the Brit… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Mountain movies: Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will show in Everett at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave.… Continue reading

Holiday decoration inspiration (or envy) in Snohomish

The Snohomish Christmas Parlor Tour on Dec. 10 features historic homes decorated to the hilt.

Sally and Tom Joy are surrounded by Christmas decorations at their home in Mukilteo. The Joy house is one of five on the Assistance League’s Holiday Home Tour set for Dec. 4. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Holiday workshop: noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 2, Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, Legion Memorial Park, 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett. Family workshop to make holiday-themed things.… Continue reading

Sally and Tom Joy are surrounded by Christmas decorations at their home in Mukilteo. The Joy house is one of five on the Assistance League’s Holiday Home Tour set for Dec. 4. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Adventure Speaker Series: “Snowshoeing and Winter Safety” talk by Bud Hardwick, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St. Doors open… Continue reading

At Arlington reptile store, you need to watch where you step

It’s a hotbed of scaly, hissy and slithery critters — in cages and on the floor.

Show off your love of travel with this Rick Steves T-shirt

and save $10. A T-shirt with the motto of Edmonds travel guru… Continue reading

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Winter speakers: Tickets are on sale now for the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series with eight celebrity gardeners, authors and… Continue reading

Mukilteo’s Hani Hani scores with the police chief

The Japanese restaurant serves dishes (poke, ramen, grill) inspired by the Hawaiian islands.

Where the wild things are in Snohomish

Step into the studio of Imps and Monsters creator Justin Hillgrove for a Black Friday sale.

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Printing workshop: with artist and naturalist April Richardson, 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19, Edmonds Wildlife Habitat and Demonstration Garden, 95 Pine St., Edmonds. Leaves… Continue reading