Best of Snohomish County
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.

  • 2 weeks ago


The O'Donnell family pose for a photo in one of the Shawn O'Donnell's restaurants. Left, Tina O'Donnell, Shawn O'Donnell, Shawn O'Donnell Jr. and Sophie Taylor.

The best Irish food and drink in Snohomish County

Looking for somewhere to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Herald readers have you covered.

  • 1 month ago


Lead cook Wes Bazin, who has worked at Totem Family Diner on-and-off for more than a decade, puts a #13 up in the window during lunch service at Totem Family Diner on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, in Everett, Washington. Totem is one of countless restaurants nationwide feeling the pressure from increased prices and a lower supply of eggs. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Rise and Dine: The best breakfast in Snohomish County

You voted. We tallied. Here are the results.

  • 1 month ago


Volunteer Judi Drake dusts under and around teapots at the Assistance League of Everett on Monday, Nov. 18, 2019 in Everett, Wash. They sell items at their thrift store and donate all the proceeds to families in Snohomish County. All of the 300 people who help out are volunteers. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The best thrift stores in Snohomish County

Say goodbye to Goodwill. Herald readers voted these second hand shops the best bang for your buck.

  • 1 month ago



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.


Erin Romaneschi, 33, fires up the burner and injects a hot air balloon with flame to heat the air inside during Kla Ha Ya Days at Harvey Field in Snohomish, Washington on Friday, July 14, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Photos of the Year 2023

From the courtroom to the farthest corners of Snohomish County, here are our favorite images captured by Daily Herald photographers.


People walk through a tunnel of lights at Evergreen Church in Bothell, Washington, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Evergreen Church lights up the night

Magical light tunnels, cozy treats, and festive fun await visitors in Bothell.


West Coast Travel
View of Cheakamus Lake from Blackcomb Mountain, Whistler.

Trails for all hikers: Visiting spring’s must-explore West Coast parks

Beautiful hikes span the West Coast and are perfect destinations when spring Continue reading...

  • 7 days ago


Russ Dalton poses for a photo at Rockport State Park on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 in Rockport, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Last man to see a grizzly in Cascades says return ‘would be wonderful’

It was news to Paul Paquet that he recorded the last confirmed sighting of a North Cascades grizzly. Still, some fear an imminent restoration effort.


Chicken Sandwich showcased at the Mariners food preview day. Ben Ray / The Reporter

Mariners unveil new ballpark eats for 2024 season

A couple of our reporters headed to T-Mobile Park to see if the Mariners’ food budget was as tight as their player free agency budget.


A group of friends hang out in a banya, a Russian sauna that is typically more humid and hotter than a traditional sauna, at Banya by fgm on Monday, Oct. 16, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At Banya, spa with 200-degree sauna in Everett, stress just melts away

A banya in Russian refers to a hot room or sauna. You can also plunge in the cold pool. Or play chess and eat piroshki.


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