Gary Fontes uprights a tree that fell over in front of The Fontes Manor — a miniature handmade bed and breakfast — on Friday, May 12, 2023, at his home near Silver Lake in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Everett’s mini-Frank Lloyd Wright builds neighborhood of extra tiny homes

A tiny lighthouse, a spooky mansion and more: Gary Fontes’ miniature world of architectural wonders is one-twelfth the size of real life.

Thousands walk the streets of downtown Everett with cameras in hand for return of Cruzin’ to Colby Monday afternoon in Everett, Washington on May 28, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett’s Cruzin’ to Colby car show is ‘place to play on Memorial Day’

And it’s free! Last year’s event drew 50,000 people downtown to see hundreds of gleaming hot rods and cool cars.

A crowd of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW members and supporters gather to listen to speakers addresses the group during a union picket in front of EvergreenHealth Monroe on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Monroe health care workers picket for new contract

About 170 hospital workers are bargaining two contracts with EvergreenHealth Monroe. Two sticking points have emerged.

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Police: Mill Creek man fatally stabbed wife amid financial woes

After quitting his job at Amazon, the man amassed about $50,000 in debt, triggering a discussion about finances, he told police.

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Inslee appoints Steffener as Superior Court judge

Attorney Will Steffener will replace Snohomish County Superior Court Judge Janice Ellis, who is retiring in June.

Outside of the current Evergreen Recovery Centers' housing to treat opioid-dependent moms with their kids on Thursday, May 25, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

$8M in behavioral health grants to benefit children, youth, families

Snohomish County awarded one-time federal funding to five projects that will reach at least 440 new people each year.

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30 years later and Western Washington Medical Group is still locally owned

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Zeke’s Drive-In has cooked it’s signature burger, the Honeymoon Special, since opening in 1968. (Evan Thompson / The Herald)

Where to get the best burger in Snohomish County

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“The Tree Frame Cabin” at the site of the Index Cabins, also known as The Pietsch Pit, in Index, Washington on Friday, March 31, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

The Index Cabins showcase Sky Valley beauty — and millions of years of history

Nick and Nassim Pietsch’s property offers six ways to see your surroundings in a new light.

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A sign announcing a soon to open Woods Coffee in Everett Marina Village at the Port of Everett on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A portside Restaurant Row is opening this summer. Here’s what’s on the menu.

Five new eateries are coming to the Port of Everett’s waterfront, offering scratch pastries, dim sum and more.

Smoked pork shoulder is the star of this tray of nachos. (Quil Ceda Creek Casino)

Taste of Tulalip: A smokin’ recipe for nachos

Put that Father’s Day smoker to good use with Quil Ceda Creek Casino’s take on the popular snack.

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The finest wineries in Snohomish County

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The sizzling-hot bibimbap bowls at K Fresh in Everett are served in wood boxes, which acquire charred edges from the hot stone. (Sara Bruestle / The Herald)

Where to find the best Korean food in Snohomish County

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Levi Arneson, 12, grabs a roll from the monorail system next to his table at Sushi Hana on Jan. 5, in Lynnwood. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Best Sushi in Snohomish County

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A child gets some assistance dancing during Narrow Tarot’s set on the opening night of Fisherman’s Village on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Lucky Dime in downtown Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival takes over downtown Everett

The festival features more than 40 local and national acts over three days: “If I go to a show, this is what I want to be near.”


Colten Fritzlan rides a bull during Unleash The Beast at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington on Thursday, April 20, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)

‘He was a bucker’: World’s top bull riders put on rowdy rodeo in Everett

On the last ride of the night, Eduardo Aparecido hung onto Blood Moon just long enough to wrangle a win at the PBR event Thursday.


People wander around and photograph fields of tulips, daffodils and other flowers during the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival at RoozenGaarde in Mount Vernon, Washington, on Friday April 14, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Flower power is finally here at Skagit Valley Tulip Festival

After a late bloom, stunning photos await at the monthlong festival with art, food, pickleball, millions of bulbs — and traffic.


Mushrooms found by members of the Snohomish County Mycological Society at Lord Hill Park on Saturday, April 8, 2023 in Snohomish, Washington. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

That’s a morel: Foraging for mushrooms, friendships in Lord Hill Park

The Snohomish County Mycological Society brings fungi lovers together and educates the public about their many uses.


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Daniel Wehnert, left, and Angela Wehnert pose for a photo at High Rock Castle in Monroe, Wash. Annie Barker / The Everett Herald photo

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The two-hour walk through Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island offers opportunity for inspiration and reflection. (Jennifer Bardsley)

A ‘150-acre wonderland of forest and flowers’ awaits on Bainbridge Island

The 150-acre wonderland, the former home of a timber magnate and his wife, is a beautiful place to visit in any season.


Jessica Miguel is manager and caretaker of the Mansion Inn in Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A puzzle inspired this Victorian-style bed-and-breakfast in Lake Stevens

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The hairpin curve over Oyster Creek on Chuckanut Scenic Byway in Washington state. The 24-mile road is fun to drive and offers access to trails, shopping, dining and history. Amy Attas/West Coast Traveller photo.

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