Stanwood Soap Box racers are ready to roll

It’s race day for the Stanwood-Camano Island Soap Box Derby, the largest Soap Box Derby race on the West Coast. Racers will roll, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Hill, 276th Street NW, Stanwood.

The nearby Senior Center is selling breakfast, and the Boy Scouts will sell hamburgers and more throughout the day.

About 70 cars and drivers from Snohomish, Island, Skagit, Whatcom and King counties are expected to race, with drivers competing for the opportunity to represent their home town at the World Championship in Akron, Ohio. For information, contact the Community Resource Center at 360-629-5257 or go to www.stancamsbd.com/.

More in Life

Expo in Stanwood can help you get ready for the country

The Country Living Expo and Cattlemen’s Winterschool is set for Jan. 27 at the high school.

Curries continues home-cooked Indian cuisine at new location

The restaurant, now located on Evergreen Way, also puts an Indian spin on Northwest cooking.

Want to buy a house this year? Here’s how to start saving up

Here are five ways to help you put 10 percent of your income per year toward buying a house.

Long rocking bench with strange fence is for protecting baby

The settee is a furniture form that dates to the 1810s. It’s a lengthened Windsor or Hitchcock chair.

Beer of the Week: Scuttlebutt’s Night Circus

The Everett brewery’s head brewer had nightmares trying to dial in its new coffee and coconut ale.

A visit to the nursery helps put you in the mood to garden

Not ready to get back into gardening? January is still a fun time to poke around a garden center.

Plant of Merit: Hybrid oriental hellebores, Lenten rose

What: Oriental hybrid hellebores, with the common name Lenten rose, are a… Continue reading

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

“The Promise of Spring”: Plant sale and workshops by Northwest Perennial Alliance,… Continue reading

‘Portlandia’ ending after eight seasons of lampooning hipsters

The sketch comedy series launched its final season this week.

Most Read