Julia Turner and her father, Ed, toast as they try out a flight of beer and cider at Lake Stevens Brewing Co. when it opened last year. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Beer of the Week: Lake Stevens Brewing Co.’s Sour Imperial

The beer has a depth and a complex flavor profile that goes beyond just another barrel-aged stout.


Does ‘Justice League’ signal Affleck’s departure from Batman role?

The “Argo” actor seems to be eyeing the door, trying to figure out how he can make a clean escape.

  • Nov 19, 2017


Don’t get scammed: Think before you click on email links

An email that was supposedly from iTunes is a scam that targeted busy parents.


How birds stay alive in winter and what you can do to help

When the weather turns chilly, columnist Sharon Wootton’s thoughts turn to birds coping with cold.

How to maintain your life’s balance amid change

Columnist Paul Schoenfeld shares some techniques for working toward a sense of stability.

Instagram reveals her friends went on vacation without her

Dear Carolyn: There is a group of women with whom I’ve taken weekend trips once or twice a year over the last six years. Back… Continue reading

Netflix survey finds more people are binge-watching in public

Thousands will risk embarrassment, awkwardness and spoilers to watch TV and movies outside of home.

Snohomish County book calendar

Raven Oak, Jennifer Brozek, Jesikah Sundin, Robert Slater 1 p.m. Nov. 25, University Book Store, Mill Creek These local science fiction and fantasy authors plan… Continue reading

Sweden’s Glass Country sparkles like a hand-blown bauble

You can blame my Norwegian heritage, but I’m not so hot on the Swedish countryside. Even so, you can’t say you’ve seen Sweden if you’ve… Continue reading

Taylor Swift avoided and mocked the media with ‘Reputation’

Since its release on Nov. 10, the pop star’s sixth album has officially sold more than 1 million copies.

  • Nov 19, 2017

The five best romance novels of 2017

The Washington Post’s romance novel reviewer shares her favorite books of the year.

  • Nov 19, 2017

The pros’ snow: Lake Tahoe a big draw for skiers of all stripes

North Lake Tahoe is home to one of the largest concentrations of ski resorts in North America.

  • Nov 19, 2017

Today in History: Nov. 19

Today is Sunday, Nov. 19, the 323rd day of 2017. There are 42 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Nov. 19, 1997, Iowa… Continue reading

  • Nov 19, 2017

Why is 1940s Turkish novel selling 1 million copies today?

“Madonna in a Fur Coat” by Turkey’s Sabahattin Ali is a profound, moving meditation on love and loss.

  • Nov 19, 2017

Our annual list of holiday events in Snohomish County and beyond

LIGHTS The Lights of Christmas: Open 5 to 10 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 3, 7-10, 14-17, 19-23, 26-30 at Warm Beach Camp, 20800 Marine Drive, Stanwood.… Continue reading

AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

The older brother of bandmate Angus Young was the group’s key writer and leader.

  • Nov 18, 2017

Around Thanksgiving, gardeners give thanks for the garden

What are they most thankful for? The pleasure they receive from spending time in their yards.

Garden clubs in Snohomish, Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Great Plant Pick: Thuja occidentalis ‘Degroot’s Spire’

What: An exceptional selection of the eastern arborvitae, Thuja occidentalis “Degroot’s Spire” is very popular because of its narrow, columnar form with dense green foliage… Continue reading

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