Cold-painted bronze lamp features a cobbler shop scene

Nam Greb was an artist who made detailed metal figures in Austria during the early 19th century.


Compost: It’s what every gardener really wants for Christmas

A pile of decomposed and recycled organic matter is the gardener’s gift that keeps on giving.


Great Plant Pick: Pinus contorta var. contorta, shore pine

What: Who is not impressed by the beauty and toughness of this…


Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Christmas Bird Count: Volunteers are needed to count birds in two 15-mile-diameter circles located mostly in Snohomish County, one roughly north (Dec. 30), the other… Continue reading

Need a centerpiece? Plant paper-whites for December beauty

The white flowering plant brings the garden indoors in winter, even if the bulbs were never outside.

  • Dec 16, 2017

Take a closer look: Winter gardens share gifts in subtle way

Go on a neighborhood walk this month to enjoy the seasonal beauty offered by a variety of gardens.

Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16

A classmate of Dustin Hoffman’s daughter says the actor exposed himself in 1980.

  • Dec 15, 2017

Beer of the Week: Skull Splitter and Blood of My Enemies

Aesir Meadery of Everett and Whiskey Ridge Brewing of Arlington collaborated to make two braggots.

Beer, wine, spirits: Snohomish County booze calendar

Ugly Sweater Party and Canned Food Drive at Whitewall: Marysville’s Whitewall Brewing is hosting an ugly sweater party and canned food drive from 4 to… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Scrappy Punk marks first year in Snohomish

The latest on Snohomish County’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.

Eilen Jewell proves she’s the Queen of the ‘Down Hearted Blues’

She borrows songs from some of blues’ greatest artists while making the tunes her own.

Oprah Winfrey to receive Cecil B. de Mille Award

The media mogul is being recognized for making “an incredible impact on the world of entertainment.”

  • Dec 15, 2017

Red wine usually costs more, but you can still find bargains

Here are five good-quality reds that won’t drain your grocery budget.

‘Last Jedi’ is the best ‘Star Wars’ movie since the first one

This instant-classic popcorn movie makes clever references to the past while embracing the new.

Community dance events in Snohomish County

Camano Center: New Year’s Eve Dance with Camano Junction, 8 p.m. to midnight Dec. 31, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Free dance class begins a… Continue reading

Jesse Sykes brings her evolving sounds to Cafe Zippy in Everett

She and Phil Wandscher make a return trip to a club that she values for its intimacy.

How do I get him to see he favors his kids?

By Jann Blackstone / Tribune News Service Q: My guy tells me he loves my kids, but I don’t see it. He openly favors his… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017

Art mimicks reality in engrosing ‘On the Beach at Night Alone’

The Korean film tells the story of an actress recovering from an affair with a married director.

Today in History: Dec. 14

Today is Thursday, Dec. 14, the 348th day of 2017. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Dec. 14, 2012, a… Continue reading

  • Dec 14, 2017