Megan Brown

Hau Tran sings as Vietnamese seniors eat at Homage’s Center for Healthy Living on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 in Lynnwood, Wa. Each weekday the center offers its room for various cultures to get together for activities and lunch while speaking their native languages. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Seniors of four cultures gather for food, fitness and fun

Homage’s Center for Healthy Living offers a venue for programs in the seniors’ native languages.

 

Everett’s Michael ‘Scooby’ Silva is the leader of the (dog) pack

Since 2012, he’s built a thriving business walking dogs while their owners are at work.

 

Upcoming events for families in Snohomish County and nearby

HOLIDAY JOY The Lights of Christmas: Open 5 to 10 p.m. Dec.…

 

Valentina Bogdanova, 74, loves working in the gardens that nearly surround the Bakerview Apartments, where she has lived for 20 years. The units are among 16 affordable and subsidized properties leased to seniors by the Everett Housing Authority. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

As real estate booms, those with fixed-incomes need help

When senior citizens get housing, they are able to ‘age in place.’

Valentina Bogdanova, 74, loves working in the gardens that nearly surround the Bakerview Apartments, where she has lived for 20 years. The units are among 16 affordable and subsidized properties leased to seniors by the Everett Housing Authority. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish County program helps seniors cope with depression

By Megan Brown Special to The Herald For some seniors, the Golden Years aren’t always sunny. Health issues, social isolation and decreased independence can trigger… Continue reading

Beach Glass: Home goods at Mukilteo store ‘hold the test of time’

At Beach Glass, customers browse for jewelry, apparel and home decor that is at once charming, timeless and local. Instead of an antiques shop, owner… Continue reading

Stevens Pass: A mountain resort where the fun never melts

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Jenny Cookies Bake Shop is sweet treat stop in Lake Stevens

When I visited Jenny Cookies Bake Shop in Lake Stevens, I joined a well-established fanbase. With celebrities such as Tori Spelling lauding bakery founder Jenny… Continue reading

Jenny Cookies Bakeshop makes dough with sugar, butter in Lake Stevens

Sugar. Butter. Style. Jenny Keller has built a sweet career using that recipe. The 36-year-old baker and blogger opened her bakery, Jenny… Continue reading

Repair program helps senior homeowners in need

When Delanie Allen’s sewer backed up in July 2016, she panicked. The 63-year-old Monroe resident had lived in her house for only seven months. Purchasing… Continue reading

Branding Iron in Edmonds set to make its mark

Every business wants to stand out from the herd. In the age of social media and search engines, businesses have more opportunities than… Continue reading

Arlington gift-shipping business sends out 1,000 baskets a day

Giving is an art. That’s the business model of Anji and Bill Cozart’s company. The couple are the founders of Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets,… Continue reading

Where to cut your own Christmas tree

Heading to Happy Valley Tree Farm was a ritual for generations of families for almost four decades. It offered 25 acres of happiness for those… Continue reading

Getting to the point: Store promotes archery for the masses

Bill and Jody Hickey believe that archery is for everyone. They also believe a little training wouldn’t hurt. During a hunting trip 30 years ago,… Continue reading

Western students helping Edmonds on sustainable projects

In September, Edmonds became a guinea pig. By choice. Edmonds was selected to be the subject of a year-long program where Western Washington University students… Continue reading

Mountlake Terrace’s Nock Point draws archery pros, novices

Bill and Jody Hickey believe that archery is for everyone. They also believe a little training wouldn’t hurt. During a hunting trip 30 years ago,… Continue reading

Legendary backcountry skier Lowell Skoog inspired by stories

The summit isn’t where the journey ends, it’s where the story begins. That’s the philosophy of mountaineer Lowell Skoog. He will speak about the legacy… Continue reading

Edmonds muralist adds personal touch to homes

Jennifer and Donald Kaumps’ historic north Seattle house seemed to have it all. Charming, spacious and well-maintained, the 1914 home they bought last summer was… Continue reading