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He sings about ignorance, war and greed — and it’s OK to laugh

Roy Zimmerman, a mainstay on left-leaning radio, will perform a one-man show in Marysville.


It’s a Kentucky bluegrass musician’s first visit to Washington

Dave Adkins is one of four headliners at the 42nd annual Darrington Bluegrass Festival.


Former Sno-Isle Tech culinary student Adrian Ramirez at Red Cork Bistro on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Ramirez co-owns Red Cork Bistro with his wife, Soco Molina. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He went from student to chef-owner of a hometown restaurant

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center gave Mukilteo’s Adrian Ramirez a solid culinary foundation.


MoPOP’s Sound Off! could be your ticket to fame

1. Keep moving. If you’re middle-aged it’s not too late to get fit. A recent study found that if you’re active ages 45 to 65,… Continue reading

Three dams, two lakes and mountains all around

See natural and man-made wonders on Seattle City Light’s Skagit Tours.

An Italian gem opens in the heart of downtown Everett

The house-made pasta is just one of the standouts at Capers and Olives.

Old traditions meet new ones at Kla Ha Ya Days in Snohomish

The 105th annual festival is set for July 18-22 at various locations around town.

Hazel Blue Acres: Blueberries with a Silvana family’s touch

The Fuentes family transitioned from dairy cattle to blueberries — and they’re not looking back.

Snohomish high-schooler wins Edge of Amazing poster contest

His art will promote an event meant to help improve the health of Snohomish County residents.

Lit Walk features 15 local writers at 5 Everett venues

Expect experimental work, surrealism and social justice issues, the event organizer says.

Pooches take center stage at Marysville’s Poochapalooza

The outdoor dog festival returns for its 12th year with a new twist: racing pugs.

Three ways to get extra patriotic for the Fourth of July

Sizzle, crack, pop. Make this year’s Fourth of July the best yet with extra patriotism, healthy food and pet safety. 1. Glitz. Make your back… Continue reading

Kiss of the Ocean: Dining within sight of Possession Sound

The Mukilteo eatery, which serves steak, seafood and Mexican food, is in a building built in 1903.

Music at the Marina brings crowd favorites back for summer

Everett’s Thursday and Saturday concerts at Port Gardner Landing run through August.

Weight-loss surgery gives Bothell man second chance at life

His book “SleeveLife: Losing Half of Myself and Finding the Rest” details his transformation.

Taking care of the loved ones, summer version

Now that it’s summer, many of us are looking for the right way to enjoy hotter temps, vacations and the wedding season. (That last one’s… Continue reading

The Four Seasons kick off Tulalip’s summer concert series

A dozen big-name acts will play the Tulalip Amphitheatre from June to August.

Wear headphones: Hiking musicians’ 3-D music can be downloaded

The Musical Mountaineers — violinist Anastasia Allison and pianist Rose Freeman — promise more songs.

Andrew Beals performs on the rink Thursday night during Adult Open Skate at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate in Lynnwood on June 14, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Local roller rinks cater to hip-hop and old-school generations

The roller-skating industry is in decline, but rinks in Snohomish County keep rolling on.

Andrew Beals performs on the rink Thursday night during Adult Open Skate at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate in Lynnwood on June 14, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Summer camp isn’t the only way for kids to have fun in the sun

School’s out. Summer is nearly here. It’s time for kids to blow off some steam. Here are a few ideas to kick off summer vacation.… Continue reading