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Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Bees and dessert: The Snohomish Garden Club’s fundraising auction is 6 p.m. Nov. 11, Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth St. The event features silent and… Continue reading

Jewelry that’s nutty and fruity — but also is oh-so-pretty

Bothell designer makes sustainable necklaces and earrings to help artisans in her native Colombia.

A bug meet and eat at the Burke Museum’s Amazing Animal event

1. Bug off Eat bugs, meet bugs. Touch a tarantula and learn about creatures furry and scaly from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 12… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Adventure Speaker Series: “Snowshoeing and Winter Safety” talk by Bud Hardwick, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 28, Marysville Opera House, 1225 Third St. Doors open… Continue reading

From midnight snacks and Buddha to traffic jams and his wife

A high school running coach and teacher, Steve K. Bertrand writes poetry books on the side.

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Hunt for junk: Are you a keen-eyed junker? The Great Junk Hunt is 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.… Continue reading

This Gene Simmons can rock your world and save your life

An Everett firefighter started dressing as the KISS icon seven years ago, and the rest is KISStory. (Video)

Get your party crashed by the best crasher ever — Kool-Aid Man

1. Home tour Want to see some cool old homes? Go on Monroe Historical Society’s tour of six homes from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Mountains of fun: The Everett Mountaineers winter course open house is 7 p.m. Nov. 1, Snohomish County PUD, 2320 California St., Everett. Representatives from the… Continue reading

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

Green Everett Day: 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 28, Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Help plant hundreds of native trees and shrubs in… Continue reading

Monroe man repurposes scrap into weird, wacky, wondrous art

“I hate to see stuff that’s cool get thrown away,” says Colin Nolan.

Get tricked out in your Halloween best

Thrift stores can dress up you and your ghoul-friends.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

Cycling: Bill Thorness, ride leader for Cascade Bicycle Club, will speak on “Cycling the Pacific Coast: An Epic Adventure on Two Wheels,” 6 to 8… Continue reading

Necco Wafers

The best — and worst — Halloween candy ever

What’s your favorite sweet to score? What about the stuff you’re happy to donate to the family junk food drawer? Candystore.com did a survey and… Continue reading

Necco Wafers

Hundreds of ways to pamper your home and yourself

Find fancy fridges to sparkling jewelry under one roof at home and gift shows in Everett.

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

HOME TOURS Monroe Historical Society: Historic Homes Tour of six homes is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4. The event is a fundraiser for… Continue reading

UFO at Paine Field playground was left by an artist — not aliens

The flying saucer at community park in Everett is a cosmic attraction.

Chef James Abbott makes Buck’s peanut butter pie at Buck’s American Cafe in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Whipped dream: Chef shares recipe for Buck’s peanut butter pie

It’s a slice of pure peanut butter bliss. And a whopper at that, weighing in at three-quarters of a pound. Peanut butter pie… Continue reading

Chef James Abbott makes Buck’s peanut butter pie at Buck’s American Cafe in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Home and Garden calendar for Snohomish County and beyond

HOME TOURS Monroe Historical Society: Historic Homes Tour of six homes is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 4. The event is a fundraiser for… Continue reading

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

National Geographic Speaker Series: A series of six talks from the front lines of exploration returns to Benaroya Hall, 200 University St., Seattle. The season… Continue reading