Evan Thompson

Travel is the family business for Rick and Andy Steves

A Q&A with the Edmonds-based Europe travel expert and his equally wanderlust-minded son.

Where to go hiking this winter, practically in your back yard

Guidebook author’s latest covers lowland trails close to home in Snohomish and Island counties.

Flute ensemble to play love tunes, jazz, classical music in Everett

The Circle of Flutes concert is part of a series by the Port Gardner Bay Music Society.

The smallest of details matter the most in EdCC exhibit

Naoko Morisawa’s mosaic artwork features thousands of tiny slices of wood chips and cardboard.

New magic camp is for kids with a craving for illusions

Summit Everett needs your help. The climbing gym on Rucker Avenue in Everett is hosting a climbing… Continue reading

Comic books reflect 80 years of American history, culture

A new exhibit at the Russell Day Gallery in Everett showcases how they changed with the times.

Edmonds Comedy Night to return for 12th year with jokes for parents, couples

Edmonds Comedy Night features nationally touring comics and up-and-coming regional acts.

Orca expert’s love for whales goes way back

Howard Garrett, co-founder of the Orca Network, is slated to give a free talk Feb. 23 in Everett.

He recreated his ancestors’ journey through the fjords of Norway

Edmonds’ Dave Ellingson will speak on “Kayaking the Fjords of Norway” at the Marysville Opera House.

Melissa Strash in her mermaid themed room at her home in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An Everett woman’s mermaid-themed bedroom is a source of joy

Melissa Strash, 67, has more than 100 mermaid figurines, dolls and statues in her collection.

Melissa Strash in her mermaid themed room at her home in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Three veterans of Edmonds’ theaters create their own production in Kenmore

As If Theatre Company will premiere its debut show, “The Clean House,” Feb. 15 in Kenmore.

11-year-old violinist to solo with Cascade Symphony Orchestra

Saturday’s children’s concert will include “Tubby the Tuba” featuring a tuba solo and narrated story.

Are your Valentine’s Day roses saying more than you think?

1. It’s candy time. Help a kid go to camp and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time. Every January and February since the… Continue reading

Snowshoeing near Stevens Pass offers expansive views, exercise

Guided by an experienced hiker, a pair of first-time snowshoers tackles the Skyline Lake Trail.

Maine-based folkies to play sweet, sad songs in Snohomish

Josephine County’s musical roots can be traced to Appalachia and Ireland.

Mukilteo’s Empty Shell serves a full boat of seafood delicacies

Oyster lovers — who do not include our reporter — will appreciate the six types on offer.

Unsung astronomer’s story to be told on stage in Edmonds

“Silent Sky” is about Henrietta Swan Leavitt, whose work led to men getting all the credit.

Swords and sorcery in Snohomish, from the minds of children

A group gathers every weekend to play Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role-playing game.

Funko’s Funkast team celebrates 100th podcast with live event

Funfest Live will have collectible giveaways, interviews with toy creators and pop culture trivia.

Phoenix Theatre’s “It Could Be Any One Of Us” has a different villain every night

The killer is randomly chosen on stage in this comedy thriller that evokes the board game “Clue.”