Best of Snohomish County
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.

  • 1 month 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.

  • 1 month ago


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 months 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.

  • 2 months ago



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.


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.


West Coast Travel
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...

  • 3 hours ago


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


A mural by Gina Ribaudo at the intersection of Colby and Pacific for the Imagine Children’s Museum in Everett, Washington on Thursday, May 9, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Mural brings wild animals, marine creatures to life in Downtown Everett

For the past month, artist Gina Ribaudo has been hard at work Continue reading...


Sasquatch crossing sign in the Oregon wilderness

Mysterious monsters and mythical beings: Explore the rich folklore of the West Coast

In a place beyond the pines, towering mountains and misty coastlines resides Continue reading...

  • 2 weeks ago


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