Andrea Brown

Gun violence, school safety taking center stage

Rep. Rick Larsen, Mukilteo City Council set aside time to talk about these issues

Nancy Isely leads her Spanish Zumba class Monday night at the YMCA in Mukilteo. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Booty-shaking is great exercise in any language

Zumba at the Mukilteo YMCA is the first exercise class there to be offered in Spanish.

Nancy Isely leads her Spanish Zumba class Monday night at the YMCA in Mukilteo. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Yes, they’ve been practicing — a lot — to get to Carnegie Hall

Mariner High’s chamber choir is in New York to sing where “only the best of the best get to perform.”

With Alexa in every room, no one in the house flips a switch

This family has seven Echo devices. Life’s a little easier, but “Alexa creeps me out,” says one boy

Cub Scout Grace Davis (left) recites the Scout Oath with other members of Packs 121 and 16 at Silver Lake Elementary on Monday in Everett. Davis, 7, made history as the first registered girl Cub Scout in the Mount Baker Council. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

They’re among the first female Eagle Scouts in-the-making

Meet the new all-girls Cub Scout den of Silver Lake Elementary. One member is also a Girl Scout Daisy.

Cub Scout Grace Davis (left) recites the Scout Oath with other members of Packs 121 and 16 at Silver Lake Elementary on Monday in Everett. Davis, 7, made history as the first registered girl Cub Scout in the Mount Baker Council. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Lacie Marsh-Carroll stirs wax before pouring candles in her garage at her home in Lake Stevens on March 17. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This Lake Stevens candlemaker waxes profane

Her products are dripping sarcasm. “Have a friend going through a divorce? I have a candle for that.”

Lacie Marsh-Carroll stirs wax before pouring candles in her garage at her home in Lake Stevens on March 17. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Scratching at this Safeway in Everett can pay off

The store is the luckiest place in the region to buy scratch tickets with prizes of $1,000 or more.

There’s a plan for Mukilteo’s waterfront parking problem

A collaboration with the Tulalip Tribes will provide spaces for Whidbey commuters or day visitors.

Former TV journalist opens coffee, gelato and wine business

The Newsroom in Mill Creek also features events such as dancing and board game sessions.

Passengers await docking a ferry on the Mukilteo-Clinton run. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A cruising guide to sailing aboard a Washington state ferry

Here are 10 ways to make the most of an affordable day on the iconic white-and-green boats.

Passengers await docking a ferry on the Mukilteo-Clinton run. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bibbity the goat rides of the back of Star the cow on the farm of Randy De Jong, his little piece of Iowa in Snohomish. (Andrea Brown / The Daily Herald)

Impromptu livestock-on-livestock rodeo is a thing at Snohomish farm

At the De Jong place, miniature goats often hop on the backs of cows — and hang on for the ride.

Bibbity the goat rides of the back of Star the cow on the farm of Randy De Jong, his little piece of Iowa in Snohomish. (Andrea Brown / The Daily Herald)

‘Off the wall’: Washington State Ferries haiku contest

They wanted to do something a little different. Deadline for entry is Friday.

Everett is a ‘staycation’ wonderland — better than Cleveland!

Expedia says this is one of the nation’s best places for a stay-at-home vacation.

Hot dog of a food truck pays off for Monroe father-son duo

Jerry and Jake Dixon serve up the dogs from Big Dog’s, a truck that used to lug around tools.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Gear grab and potluck: Everett Mountaineers event, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 7, Everett United Church of Christ, 2624 Rockefeller Ave. Bring in that gear… Continue reading

Nicolette Sigler is surrounded by items she will bring to the Everett Home & Garden Show. The show will be at the Angel of the Winds Arena from March 9-11. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett Home and Garden Show has new, old and cool stuff

Visitors can meet roofers and remodelers, as well as score deals on vintage home and garden items.

Nicolette Sigler is surrounded by items she will bring to the Everett Home & Garden Show. The show will be at the Angel of the Winds Arena from March 9-11. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Home & Garden events in Snohomish County and the region

Repair Cafe: Have broken stuff laying around your home or garage? Bring it to the Repair Cafe, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 10 and… Continue reading

Piggy buns at Fashion Dim Sum will put a smile on your face

Edmonds restaurant has bite-sized portions of food packed with flavor and gusto.

Get in touch with your ’saurus side at Burke Museum

Dino Days are Saturday and Sunday at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Crackpot Comedy Calvacade performs at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater on March 3. (Photo by Jen Dewey)

Family Fun events in Snohomish County and beyond

Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater: 1211 Fourth St., Snohomish; 360-568-9412. Crackpot Comedy Cavalcade: March 3, $10 adults, $5 children. More at www.thumbnailtheater.org. “Petra and the Wolf”:… Continue reading

Crackpot Comedy Calvacade performs at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater on March 3. (Photo by Jen Dewey)