Best of Snohomish County
Inside the lash room at Anisoptera Spa on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Knead Relief? Discover Snohomish County’s Top Massage Clinic

The results are in. This spot was voted best massage by 400 Herald readers.

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Camp Fire attendees pose after playing in the water. (Photo courtesy by Camp Fire)

The best childcare in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied. Here are the results.

  • 2 months ago


Andy's Fish House cooks put together a three piece fish and chips order on Thursday, March 19, 2020 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dive into the county’s best fish and chips

Buoy oh buoy! Herald readers voted this seafood restaurant the best spot for maritime munchies.

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Husband and wife Christian and Melissa Despi have started their own bakery in Everett.  (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Who takes the cake? The best bakery in Snohomish County

Herald readers voted on the best pastry shop to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Nedra Vranish, left, and Karen Thordarson, right browse colorful glass flowers at Fuse4U during Sorticulture on Friday, June 7, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A promenade through Everett’s popular Sorticulture garden festival

Check out a gallery of the festival’s first day.


Snohomish players celebrate beating Garfield in the 3A state softball semifinal game to advance to the championship on Saturday, May 25, 2024 in Lacey, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish beats Garfield to advance to state championship

The Panthers punch their ticket to the state championship game with a 9-8 win over Garfield.


Titania ThunderLily, center, holds the maypole as Pagan revelers wrap red-and-white ribbon around it for a Beltane festival in May 2023, at the Aquarian Tabernacle Church in Index, Washington. Beltane celebrates the height of spring. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Pagan church finds ‘sacred space between the worlds’ on Index riverfront

At the Aquarian Tabernacle Church, rituals with ancient roots celebrate Pagan gods, the Earth and “the smell of smoke in our hair.”


Glacier Peak’s Samantha Christensen runs to home plate to celebrate her home run with her teammates during the game against Snohomish on Friday, March 15, 2024 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

GALLERY: Glacier Peak softball tops rival Snohomish

The Grizzlies prevail 9-5 in a clash of area powers.


West Coast Travel
Barlow Pass Trailhead is the end of the line on the Verlot side of Mountain Loop Highway during the road’s closure on Thursday, June 6, 2024, in rural Snohomish County, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Hikers rejoice: Renewed road to Mount Pilchuck, Mountain Loop to open

The notoriously rough route to an iconic hike got a makeover. And the full Mountain Loop Highway, with routine repairs, opens Monday.


The best time to dig for razor clams is about two hours before or after low tide. On Thursday, March 14, 2024, Mocrocks Beach in Moclips, Washington, had a -0.3 tide at 10:12 a.m. By 9 a.m. the beach swarmed with clammers thumping their digging tubes against the sand to stir the razor clams into showing where they were hiding. (Brenda Mann Harrison / Special to Sound & Summit)

Roadtrip to Moclips: razor clam digging with fries and grunge

We joined thousands of clammers in search of the tasty shellfish. Kurt Cobain’s memorial and Big Tom burgers were stopovers.


Mount Rainier National Park has seen a 40 per cent uptick in visitor numbers over the past 10 years. Dewar Photography // Shutterstoc

The 6 US national parks requiring an entry permit in summer 2024

By Cu Fleshman Jam-packed parking lots, gridlocked roads, bustling crosswalks – these Continue reading...

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Some of the crew involved with the Whidbey Renaissance Faire. (Photo by Bill Huls)

Faire thee well: Renaissance comes to Whidbey Island May 25 and 26

Event features dancers, a juggler, ‘Fakespeare,’ live music and lots of food


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