Evan Thompson

Chatting with ace saxophonist Pete Christlieb

He played for decades in the Johnny Carson house band. Now you can hear him in Everett.


The top 10 most-visited attractions in Snohomish County

Forget about some far-off destination — check out these places in your back yard.


Chef wants you to quit putting junk in your kid’ school lunch

Think veggie or sweet potato chips, or home-baked chicken fingers.


Oliver Elf Army Portraits and Practice (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

Oliver Elf Army says it loud: We’re from Everett and we’re proud

Hear the “sinister pop” trio at a free show at the Everett library Saturday.

Oliver Elf Army Portraits and Practice (Photo by Christine Mitchell)

Pick a pumpkin made of hand-blown glass at Schack-toberfest

The eighth annual festival at the Schack Art Center in Everett runs through Sept. 23.

Shellfish surprise: Coconut curry doesn’t mask taste of mussels

Gordon’s On Blueberry Hill makes Penn Cove mussels in a broth that helps assert the dish’s flavors.

He knows the rockin’ history of the Pacific Northwest

An Everett librarian shares what he’s learned about our area’s musical past and future.

Judge Richard Okrent at the Denny Juvenile Justice Center on Sept. 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett library to host new brown-bag-lunch speaker series

Lynnwood’s Richard Okrent will talk Sept. 13 about traveling in Greece.

Judge Richard Okrent at the Denny Juvenile Justice Center on Sept. 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Poll: Washington’s favorite movie to hate is ‘Baby Geniuses 2’

1. Big moving sale. Everything must go. The Big Moving Sale at the Edmonds Senior Center is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept.… Continue reading

‘Moving in the Light’: A hospice story of the progressive kind

Von Braschler’s new book tells of a dying friend’s last days and her “life transition” into the light.

Artists play with color and light in seasonal Lynnwood exhibit

An artists’ reception for “Inventing with Color and Light” is Sept. 12 at Lynnwood Convention Center.

John Sebastian of Lovin’ Spoonful fame to take Everett stage

The former lead singer and founder of the ’60s rock-folk band will play the Historic Everett Theatre.

Don’t let back-to-school sales trick you into overspending

1. Roll up your sleeves. Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion. Now’s your chance to help save lives. The city… Continue reading

Tiny homes: Owning houses the size of your average living room

The first rule of living small is getting rid of everything except the essentials.

Edmonds Photomarathon to test shooters’ creativity

Photographers will interpret and photograph six themes in six hours Saturday, Sept. 8.

Ship to stage a climate-themed opera on the Everett waterfront

The vessel will dock here to perform “Nomadic Tempest,” about the horrors of climate change.

Her goal as Washington’s new CEO of Wishes? Grant more wishes

Bothell’s Melissa Arias is the president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish chapter that includes Washington.

‘American Idol: Live!’ tour rolling into Evergreen State Fair

It’s the only stop in the state for the top-seven singers, including season 16 winner Maddie Poppe.

Eat cute: Cotton candy animals join food lineup at the fair

Sweet Art Cotton Candy is one of 78 food booths at the Evergreen State Fair, which begins Thursday.

Humble Bothell deli perfects the art of sandwich-making

Gretchen’s Place offers hot and cold sandwiches at prices that won’t break the bank.