‘Black Panther’ could change representation in part of Hollywood

Production designers are Hollywood’s magicians at providing scenes that can be captured on screen.

  • Feb 17, 2018


Garden clubs in Snohomish, Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood;…


Girlfriend’s vacation takeaway? Her boyfriend’s cheap

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend and I…


Great Plant Pick: Prostanthera cuneata, alpine mint bush

What: Prostanthera cuneata, commonly called alpine mint bush, becomes a compact spreading mound in the garden. The tiny evergreen leaves have a refreshing minty fragrance… Continue reading

Home & Garden events in Snohomish County and the region

“Birds and Their Nests”: The talk by Joe Meche, birder, photographer, carpenter and author of “Beaks and Bills,” is 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the… Continue reading

Hot Property: TV lawman sells Sherman Oaks digs

Michael Chiklis, an actor known for his television roles on “The Shield” and “Gotham,”… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

How do plants survive freezing temperatures? With genetics

Plants have evolved to tolerate the weather conditions of where they are growing.

The farm-to-table concept in an easy-to-grow container garden

Through container gardening, you can grow edible plants in pots instead of the ground.

Today in History: Feb. 17

Today is Saturday, Feb. 17, the 48th day of 2018. There are 317 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Feb. 17, 1968, the… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

Whisk brooms popular campaigning symbols on buttons in 1880s

A pair of metal pins that held pictures of the 1888 presidential candidates sold for $209.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

“Birds and Their Nests”: The talk by Joe Meche, birder, photographer, carpenter and author of “Beaks and Bills” is 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the… Continue reading

‘Film Stars Don’t Die’ a superficial take on Gloria Grahame

Annette Bening plays the movie star in the film based on Peter Turner’s memoir of their relationship.

Barnard Griffin’s award-winning rose is a wine to fall for

Looking for a bottle of vino to go with your Valentine’s Day weekend dinner? Think pink.

Beer of the Week: Scrappy Punk’s Dark English Lager

The Snohomish brewery’s English-inspired lager was created by a first-time brewer.

Protecting kids from their parents’ food issues

Dear Carolyn: My wife refuses to change her diet and grocery shopping to accommodate my health needs and those of our kids. Everything she gets… Continue reading

Snohomish County booze calendar

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to get a drink in Snohomish County

Today in History: Feb. 16

Today is Friday, Feb. 16, the 47th day of 2018. There are 318 days left in the year. This is the Chinese New Year of… Continue reading

Travel insurer won’t pay for sick bay

Q: I recently took a Mediterranean cruise on Oceania’s MS Marina. I bought Allianz Global Assistance trip insurance through my travel agent, and paid $789… Continue reading

  • Feb 16, 2018

‘Annihilation’ cast addresses allegations of whitewashing

By Kate Feldman / New York Daily News Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” has been facing accusations of whitewashing in the weeks leading up to its premiere.… Continue reading

  • Feb 15, 2018

The Spice Girls reportedly sign contract to do reunion tour

There reportedly will only be a limited number of concerts and no new music will be performed.

  • Feb 15, 2018