Pair of intrepid musicians climb N. Cascades summits to play

Rose Freeman and Anastasia Allison pack their instruments up mountains for high-altitude recitals.


Austria meets Italy in bicultural Bolzano

The long-Austrian, now-Italian region of South Tirol is one of Europe’s main crossroads.


Book’s challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

Authors says he hopes the book will show people: “You’re never too old to do something.”

  • Oct 22, 2017


Helper or hindrance? New mom’s scorecard for Grandma

or her worst enemy. Who would have thought that a newborn bundle of joy could cause so… Continue reading

Move-in stress makes him second-guess the relationship

Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend and I have been together for almost a year and are moving in together at the end of the month. She’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2017

Music in the mountains: ‘It’s a weather-dependant hobby’

Anastasia Allison of the Musical Mountaineers reflects on making music at the summits.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Cycling: Bill Thorness, ride leader for Cascade Bicycle Club, will speak on “Cycling the Pacific Coast: An Epic Adventure on Two Wheels,” 6 to 8… Continue reading

Post-prison Martha Stewart is good friends with Snoop Dogg

When did she turn into America’s coolest grandma, who makes weed jokes and hangs out with rappers?

  • Oct 22, 2017

Self-esteem is important, and it’s not the same as net worth

Having it all doesn’t necessarily bring happiness. Self-worth is the most important kind of wealth.

Snohomish County book calendar

Aileen Langhans 2 p.m. Oct. 22, Everett Public Library Langhans will present her new book, “Random Facts From the Founding Days of Everett, Washington” in… Continue reading

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The best — and worst — Halloween candy ever

What’s your favorite sweet to score? What about the stuff you’re happy to donate to the family junk food drawer? did a survey and… Continue reading

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This week’s best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Origin. Dan Brown. Doubleday ($29.95) 2. Fairytale. Danielle Steel. Delacorte ($28.99) 3. Sleeping Beauties. King/King. Scribner ($32.50) 4. A Column of Fire.… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2017

Today in history

Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Oct. 22, 1962, in… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2017

How to find owls in Washington

Searching for owls in Discovery Park with wildlife photographer Paul Bannick.

Get tricked out in your Halloween best

Thrift stores can dress up you and your ghoul-friends.

New Edmonds bakery showcases owner’s mastery of pastry

Desserts are the highlight at Ganache Patisserie and Cafe on Main Street near the theater.

Hundreds of ways to pamper your home and yourself

Find fancy fridges to sparkling jewelry under one roof at home and gift shows in Everett.

Best friend is addicted to male attention

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Hi, Carolyn: I’ve had a crush on my brother’s friend for years. I invited him to the birthday party… Continue reading

Fall is just another blooming season

October can be a time of spectacular colors in your garden.

Garden clubs in Snohomish, Island counties

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