Evan Thompson

Shall we bid farewell to the gentle denizens of Forest Park?

The Animal Farm has connected creatures great and small with generations of kids. But it could go.

Everett music scene to throw itself a seventh birthday party

Deep Sea Diver, Narrow Tarot, Super Sparkle and DJ Sharlese to play at the Everett Music Initiative event.

Destined to cook, despite heartbreaking loss, serious injury

This Arlington teen overcame his father’s death and a traumatic brain injury to forge a culinary career.

Can’t play a lick? You can still jam with these guys at the mall

For the Inclusion Jam Project, having fun, not hitting the right notes, is what’s important.

What I learned about my father through the Vietnam War

A Herald writer’s curiosity about his father’s years in Vietnam led to understanding for them both.

Edmonds festival to spotlight the art of poetry for first time

The 62-year-old Edmonds Arts Festival returns Friday through Sunday at the Frances Anderson Center.

Ice cream in the blink of an eye — all thanks to science

1. Chilly treat. Scientists can make ice cream in five minutes. Liquid nitrogen rapidly freezes the creamy ingredients with no cranking and no ice-and-rock salt… Continue reading

For 50 years, Zeke’s off US 2 has served delicious burgers

It’s been a popular pit stop in Gold Bar for skiers and hikers, and the same family still runs it.

‘[title of show]’ takes a tuneful look at the creative process

Red Curtain Theatre’s production of the musical comedy stages through June 16 in Marysville.

That cabinet by the lake holds loaner life jackets in all sizes

This week, we have the scoop on safer swimming, bicycles that fit and volleyball for a good cause. 1. Borrow a life jacket. It’s almost… Continue reading

The hiking brothers help thousands explore the backcountry

Nathan and Jeremy Barnes’ guidebooks and blog are mandatory reading for many wilderness wanderers.

Sprinklers with style, and much more at Everett’s Sorticulture

Steve Hopkins’ artisanal irrigators will be among hundreds of offerings at the garden art festival.

This Mill Creek bartender thrives when the place is slammed

Jessie Meyers feels a rush of accomplishment when she makes everyone happy.

Dumpling Generation rivals Seattle’s finest for steamed dishes

The Edmonds restaurant specializes in handmade dumplings and noodles of northeastern China.

Rae Armantrout, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2010, will read from her latest book “Wobble” June 2 at Everett Public Library. (Andrea Auge)

Tips from a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who moved to Everett

Rae Armantrout, 72, will be speak June 2 at the Everett Public Library.

Rae Armantrout, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2010, will read from her latest book “Wobble” June 2 at Everett Public Library. (Andrea Auge)

All things red, white and blue have a place in her sewing room

Everett resident Cheryl Olsen’s love of country inspired her patriotic collection.

See two artists’ impressionistic landscapes at Edmonds gallery

Painters Scott Gellatly and C.A. Pierce are featured in “Interpretive Landscapes” at Cole Gallery.

Dark-sounding ‘Women in Jeopardy’ lights up stage with laughs

In the Phoenix Theatre show, two divorced women try to protect their friend from a creepy dentist.

Curious boy gets the story behind the name of Snohomish park

The 5th grader researched the life and legacy of Willis D. Tucker. The result amazed his teacher.

These tips might help you keep running 5Ks throughout the summer

It’s time to break out the running shoes: 5K season is almost here. Registration is now open for several area events, including Mukilteo’s Sneakers and… Continue reading