Evan Thompson

This Lake Stevens house is a relic of a time long gone

The Grimm House is one of the sprawling suburb’s last links to its distant past as a sawmill town.

Hear three days’ worth of roots music at Wild Coyote festival

The Everett fest features 14 acts, including Everett’s Kevin Murphy and Snohomish’s Edmund Wayne and Fretland.

Edmonds woman writes history of her Montana ranching family

Trudy Kempton Dana is the author of “The Kemptons: Adventures of a Montana Ranch Family, 1880-1964.”

Phoenix Theatre’s ‘Ladies Man’ spins a web of lies for laughs

A lying doctor causes a lot of trouble for himself in the French farce, staging Sept. 27 to Oct. 20.

Compass Health’s Megan Boyle, left, Director of Children’s Intensive Services, and Frances Wilder, Director of Snohomish County Outpatient Services at the campus on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘We are really making a difference,’ for more than 6,300 kids

Compass Health program directors talk about efforts to help children with behavioral health issues.

Compass Health’s Megan Boyle, left, Director of Children’s Intensive Services, and Frances Wilder, Director of Snohomish County Outpatient Services at the campus on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Swing for tasty bites with your virtual golf at Back9 Parlor

Mac and cheese wedges and totchos — think nachos with tater tots — are the highlights at this Lynnwood hangout.

Whimsy abounds in winners of Mountlake Terrace juried art show

The 41st annual event runs from Sept. 21 to Oct. 5 at the Mountlake Terrace Library.

Netflix series kept rape survivor in mind, creator says

Susannah Grant was inspired by ProPublica reporting on a Lynnwood case to make “Unbelievable.”

Getting on the green in three — virtually, that is

At Back9 Parlor, golfers tee off in simulators — no grass, walking or fair weather required.

The bar’s had different names, but she’s always called it home

Deanna VanderVate pours drinks at The Paddle Pub, formerly the Roadhouse Bar & Grill.

Band of ‘Bluegrass Ridge’ fame to make a tour stop in Snohomish

Husband and wife Carolyn and Daniel Routh front the Nu-Blu band playing Sept. 14 at the Thumb.

Freshly baked cookies are the trademark of this Stanwood shop

The Cookie Mill on the city’s east side offers baked goods as well as sandwiches, soups and salads.

Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Summit stewards make the steep trek to Green Mountain Lookout

At the historic cabin in the sky, they interact with hikers and enjoy the majestic solitude.

Don Sarver hangs up a Green Mountain Lookout steward interest banner on the outside of the look out on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 in Darrington, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Catch a new mini-Meltdown festival this weekend in Tulalip

The grassroots Jam Revival Music and Arts Festival on Sept. 6-7 will feature 11 bands and 11 DJs.

Scenes exuding Pacific Northwest life on display in Lynnwood

An artists reception for “Northwest Stories/Northwest Life,” is Sept. 11 at the Lynnwood Convention Center.

Fisher’s fair scones, a buttery biscuit cake filled with raspberry preserves, on opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Fair scones: The 104-year love affair that will never die

You can make them at home, but Washington’s signature fair food since 1915 tastes better on the midway.

Fisher’s fair scones, a buttery biscuit cake filled with raspberry preserves, on opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Aloe Blacc brings positive social messages to state fair stage

The singer-songwriter, who caps the fair’s concert series Aug. 30, says he aims to bring diverse people together.

Roaming Artists settle down for annual Camano Island show

Rod Sylvester, a Marysville artist who paints in the plein air style, will be featured at the weekend event.

Lou Rector pulls invasive plants Saturday morning at Hannabrook Park in Everett on August 17, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Volunteers are helping to clean up Everett’s forested parklands

The Green Everett Partnership aims to restore 354 acres of natural space in the city limits.

Lou Rector pulls invasive plants Saturday morning at Hannabrook Park in Everett on August 17, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Alt-rockers Switchfoot kick off Monroe fair’s concert series

The band, which sold millions of records in the early 2000s, is back on the road after a hiatus.