Evan Thompson

The Diamond Knot bartender Alex Frye on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He was shy until he got behind the bar at Mukilteo’s Diamond Knot

Alex Frye became a bartender to realize a childhood dream and confront his fears. Now he loves it.

The Diamond Knot bartender Alex Frye on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 in Mukilteo, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Her arts legacy includes Sorticulture, Music at the Marina

Wendy Poischbeg is among those honored for their contributions to Everett’s art scene.

Hawaiian dance troupe performs hula to preserve its culture

Halau o Keikiali’i will perform “The Sacred Hula: Ka Wa Hula — Hula Through Time” on Feb. 22 in Bothell.

The world’s first android teaching assistant is coming to Everett

Hear from Maria Bot and her human creator at a TEDxEverett talk Feb. 22.

Hear the Everett Chorale sing Beethoven’s Ninth at Benaroya Hall

Jennifer Rodgers, the Chorale’s artistic director and conductor, will be a soloist at the Feb. 15 concert.

The Yardbirds, a longtime English rock band, are performing Feb. 8 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Arnie Goodman)

Yardbirds’ co-founder reflects on legacy before Everett gig

Jim McCarty was the seminal British band’s drummer since the beginning 60 years ago.

The Yardbirds, a longtime English rock band, are performing Feb. 8 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Arnie Goodman)

Lynnwood’s Modoo surprises with appetizers, delicious dessert

The newly opened family-run restaurant offers a robust menu of authentic cuisine.

Pick your pairings at The Art of Food and Wine in Lynnwood

The food and wine tasting event is a fundraiser for the Lynnwood Arts Commission.

Gaming in later life opened up new worlds for Everett woman

Susan Mausshardt, 65, is one of a rising number of older Americans who play video games.

This globetrotting Lake Stevens bartender is aiming high

Macara “Mac” Hinds tended bar in Germany and traveled in Norway and Thailand. Now she is training to fly airplanes.

Snohomish band Fretland stops close to home amid 1st tour

The folk-rock band fronted by Hillary Grace Fretland will make a stop in Seattle on Feb. 1.

Computer-scientist-turned-singer to play lead role in opera

Edmonds Community College student Enjie Lian will perform in “Wilde Tales,” staging Feb. 8-9 in Seattle.

Everett artist depicts her life with an unfiltered lens

Solveig “GiGi” Sundhagen’s work helps her process past experiences, some of them traumatic.

Mike Mancer, 80, of Stanwood, has a portion of his living room dedicated to his father’s service in the British Royal Air Force during World War II. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

WWII RAF aviator holds a special place in son’s heart — and home

Stanwood resident Mike Mancer’s special display honors his dad, who was a navigator aboard an Avro Lancaster bomber.

Mike Mancer, 80, of Stanwood, has a portion of his living room dedicated to his father’s service in the British Royal Air Force during World War II. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Delicious pizzas emerge from this Bothell eatery’s huge oven

The Brick Oven Pizza Lounge, which recently opened next to McMenamin’s, offers a wide selection of Italian food.

Rockhounds unearth a righteous gemstone near Darrington

It’s the discovery of a lifetime — an 8-ton nephrite jade boulder.

‘Funny Thing’ examines the thin line between laughter and pain

The plot: Strangers get to know each other when their cancer-stricken mothers share a hospital room.

Chef Greg Claus of Revolve Food & Wine pairs food and wine that creates lasting sensations. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A Bothell chef demystifies the art of pairing food and wine

Chef Greg Claus of Revolve Food & Wine shares his philosophy: Drink the wine you like with the food you like.

Chef Greg Claus of Revolve Food & Wine pairs food and wine that creates lasting sensations. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood native is the voice of Skipper in ‘Madagascar’

Meadowdale grad Tom McGrath is an animator, director and screenwriter with A-list credits on his resume.

Tourists get to experience a more authentic Europe in winter

Rick Steves, a longtime travel expert, explains the perks of European travel in the offseason.