What's Up With That?

Windstorm-toppled tree decked out in Christmas lights for the final time

A strange glow emanates near downtown Everett, lurching from the ground like a giant sci-fi dragon that got tangled in holiday lights. What’s up with… Continue reading

David Barney, Everett’s pastrami king, is back

The pastrami king of Everett is back in the building. His hole-in-the-wall sandwich shop, Barney’s Pastrami, 5130 Evergreen Way, was often closed since mid-August. A… Continue reading

When mom is serving, baby rides shotgun at Bothell bistro

Herald reader Tracy Turney sent me an email about a waitress at a Bothell cafe who works the tables with a baby boy on her… Continue reading

Like it cold? There’s a new polar bear plunge in town

There’s a new place to start out the new year with a shiver and quiver. Martha Lake Community Park in Lynnwood will be the scene… Continue reading

Bothell salon for men features beer on tap and much more

The sign in front of this Bothell salon has a dude with pink foam curlers in his hair. What’s up with that? It’s not what… Continue reading

New zipline ride soars over Everett Mall

No need to go to the jungle or Vegas to get a zipline fix. Just make a beeline to the mall and squeeze it into… Continue reading

You’re 17 syllables away from fame in Arlington’s haiku contest

A haiku contest In Arlington, Washington Hey, what’s up with that? Long before Twitter seduced us with the dastardly task of expressing ourselves in no… Continue reading

Kangaroo jerky, duck jerky, alligator jerky …

When a new beef jerky store in Tulalip sent a press release promoting kangaroo meat snacks, I hopped right on it. Marsupial meat? What’s up… Continue reading

Toddler’s name is Isis, but it doesn’t mean what you think

She’s 18 months old. She has a flashy Minnie Mouse car, enchanting smile and a bounce to her step. But it’s her name that grabs… Continue reading

Everett couple keeps Seattle Great Wheel spinning

They are the spokes of the Seattle Great Wheel. She runs the crowds and he runs the show. His LED displays of thousands of lights… Continue reading

Saucy new pizzamobile delivers pies around Snohomish County

You know that pizza smell that lingers in your car for days after you get a carry-out? Well, now imagine toting around 80 pies. That’s… Continue reading

Taco trailer’s gone, but Everett’s Ana Solorzano is back in the kitchen

She was there. And then she was gone. Also gone were those bundles of burrito goodness from Ana’s Casita, the bright red taco trailer by… Continue reading

Art imitates light on this Edmonds street

A colleague kept telling me about this weird runway of lights that cropped up on a street near his house in downtown Edmonds.… Continue reading

Colorful lights dress up Everett’s new Broadway Bridge

You’re driving across the Broadway Bridge at night and suddenly you’re in the middle of a light show. What’s up with that? It’s not Everett… Continue reading

T-shirts pay homage to the icons of Everett

Take a city with 105,000 people. Throw in a patriotic guy with a flag-tattooed face who waves at motorists, a 20-foot muffler man statue atop… Continue reading

Everett woman creates a garden of wacky delights

It looks like a yard sale on steroids. The lawn is covered with jewelry, lamps, clocks, poker chips, piggy banks, doodads, dominoes, decor and decorations.… Continue reading

Hollywood comes to the ‘Rescue,’ renames Everett sports bar

Hollywood action struck Hewitt Avenue again. Last week, camera crews set up shop at Ynot Sports Bar &Grub across from Xfinity Arena. It was a… Continue reading

Whidbey Island mailbox specializes in love letters only

I’m zipping along a rural stretch of Highway 525 toward Greenbank when, all of a sudden, I see a flash of pink… Continue reading

A dying request: ‘Please don’t vote for …’

The wild and crazy 2016 presidential race has expanded to a new territory: obituaries. It typically goes something like this: In lieu of flowers, the… Continue reading

Traveling roadshow is a 700-car happy traffic jam

Hundreds of cars are stuck bumper-to-bumper in multiple lanes. But this isn’t Seattle rush-hour traffic. It all takes place atop one car. What’s… Continue reading