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Netflix series kept Lynnwood rape survivor in mind, creator says

Susannah Grant was inspired by The Marshall Project and ProPublica reporting to make “Unbelievable.”

 

Getting on the green in three — virtually, that is

At Back9 Parlor, golfers tee off in simulators — no grass, walking or fair weather required.

 

The bar’s had different names, but she’s always called it home

Deanna VanderVate pours drinks at The Paddle Pub, formerly the Roadhouse Bar & Grill.

 

Band of ‘Bluegrass Ridge’ fame to make a tour stop in Snohomish

Husband and wife Carolyn and Daniel Routh front the Nu-Blu band playing Sept. 14 at the Thumb.

Freshly baked cookies are the trademark of this Stanwood shop

The Cookie Mill on the city’s east side offers baked goods as well as sandwiches, soups and salads.

Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Summit stewards make the steep trek to Green Mountain Lookout

At the historic cabin in the sky, they interact with hikers and enjoy the majestic solitude.

Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Catch a new mini-Meltdown festival this weekend in Tulalip

The grassroots Jam Revival Music and Arts Festival on Sept. 6-7 will feature 11 bands and 11 DJs.

Scenes exuding Pacific Northwest life on display in Lynnwood

An artists reception for “Northwest Stories/Northwest Life,” is Sept. 11 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Fisher’s fair scones, a buttery biscuit cake filled with raspberry preserves, on opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Fair scones: The 104-year love affair that will never die

You can make them at home, but Washington’s signature fair food since 1915 tastes better on the midway.

Fisher’s fair scones, a buttery biscuit cake filled with raspberry preserves, on opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aloe Blacc brings positive social messages to state fair stage

The singer-songwriter, who caps the fair’s concert series Aug. 30, says he aims to bring diverse people together.

Roaming Artists settle down for annual Camano Island show

Rod Sylvester, a Marysville artist who paints in the plein air style, will be featured at the weekend event.

Lou Rector pulls invasive plants Saturday morning at Hannabrook Park in Everett on August 17, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Volunteers are helping to clean up Everett’s forested parklands

The Green Everett Partnership aims to restore 354 acres of natural space in the city limits.

Lou Rector pulls invasive plants Saturday morning at Hannabrook Park in Everett on August 17, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Alt-rockers Switchfoot kick off Monroe fair’s concert series

The band, which sold millions of records in the early 2000s, is back on the road after a hiatus.

Indie-pop singer’s new album comes from an honest place

Alec Shaw will perform songs from his record “Thinking Place” on Aug. 23 at Black Lab Gallery in Everett.

Stanwood’s Hannah Mac embarks on a new musical direction

The singer-songwriter formerly known as Hannah Michelle Weeks has traded country twang for indie-pop emoting.

Fundraiser to help 4-year-old Marysville girl fighting cancer

The Sheldon family’s friends have organized Sadie’s Night on Aug. 27, with small bites from 8 chefs.

Eight can’t-miss attractions at the Evergreen State Fair

From monster trucks to livestock raised by local youth, this is some of the best stuff at this year’s event.

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Jason Castro loves to explain the history behind the drinks at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish.

EDM artist raising money to fight the ailment she overcame

Alexis Hammann, whose stage name is Alexis Donn, will perform Aug. 17 at Cafe Zippy in Everett.

App lets you tour the Mountain Loop Highway with your phone

A new app has everything you need to know when you’re on the scenic byway — no cell service required.