Andrea Brown

Author’s talk of birds and clouds kicks off Marysville series

1. Birds and clouds Marysville’s Outdoor Adventure Speakers Series is kicking into gear. Marie Mudd Ruth, author of natural history books, will talk about things… Continue reading

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Seattle Home Show 2: The fall version of the oldest and largest home show in the nation is Oct. 6-8 at CenturyLink Field Event Center,… Continue reading

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

Get schooled on Texas BBQ at this Monroe restaurant in a bus

Brisket, pulled pork, sausage, chicken and the fixin’s all await you near the Reptile Zoo on U.S. 2.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Clouds and birds: Maria Mudd Ruth, author of natural history books, kicks off this season’s Outdoor Adventure Speakers Series, 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 26,… Continue reading

Wake up refreshed for a hike or to tour some cool old houses

1. Rest assured Like Santa, this sleep app knows when you are sleeping. It also knows when you need to be awakened. The Sleep Cycle… Continue reading

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Big small talk: “Small is the New Big: 3 Big Rules (&4 small ones) for Designing Gardens” by Lorene Edwards Forkner, editor of Pacific Horticulture… Continue reading

Here’s what’s up at this flower-power house in Everett

Herald reader Jim Zelmer called me about a house on Colby Avenue in Everett with a yard of flowers that makes him slow down and… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Every Kid in a Park: Free entry into all federal parks, forests and recreation areas for a full year for fourth graders and their families.… Continue reading

What’s your fancy? Button collections, gardening and the outdoors

1. Button fest Calling all button collectors, antique dealers, jewelry designers, quilters, crafters and curious people. The Washington State Button Society Show is 10 a.m.… Continue reading

Combat vet is Monroe VFW Post’s first female elected officer

She earns a living making eyes look pretty, but she’s still the same warrior inside. That’s why Jaymie Weber, 37, an eyelash salon… Continue reading

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Wildflower talk: Snohomish Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Susie Egan will speak on her wildflower pilgrimage experience… Continue reading

Flowers, tea, ketchup chips, romance… Victoria has it all

When your neighbors are celebrating a big anniversary milestone, it’s only polite to join the party. That was our excuse for going… Continue reading

Mystery solved: Missing Mukilteo mermaid retired to Arizona

The mystery of the Mukilteo mermaid has been solved. She’s soaking up the sun at a lodge in southern Arizona. A “What’s Up With That?”… Continue reading

Oh, ‘Whateverett’: T-shirts inspired by aloof, drunken sailor

Whatever. The term for indifference or exasperation, often muttered with “Yeah, well” before it, has gone local. Whateverett. What’s up with that? Jillian Ingram, 38,… Continue reading

A sandy fairwell: Jetty Island Days come to a close this weekend

1. Get to Jetty Two days. Today and tomorrow. That’s all you have left to go to Jetty Island, the relaxing 2-mile-long sand strip across… Continue reading

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Wildflower talk: Snohomish Garden Club meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 11, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. Susie Egan will speak on her wildflower pilgrimage experience… Continue reading

On the hunt for the Mukilteo mermaid that’s gone missing

Your help is urgently needed. A mermaid has gone missing. Maybe you have information that can help locate her. What’s up with that? It’s a… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Senior park passes: The deal on a senior (age 62 and older) lifetime pass for national parks and federal lands is about to end. Starting… Continue reading

Smelly, slimey and scary stuff that people go gaga over

1. Doo Woodland Park Zoo’s exciting Fecal Fest has started. The zoo’s animals produces great manure, and the staff is willing to share it. It… Continue reading