Evan Thompson

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.”

Red Curtain’s ‘American Buffalo’ tells a dog-eat-dog tale

David Mamet’s play bristles with profanity as it plumbs the depths of criminal minds.

Space talk: From ancient observations to latest breakthroughs

Joey Shapiro Key and Corey Gray to speak on “Indigenous Perspectives of Earth and Space” in Edmonds.

Doug Beyerlein with his dog, Tuolumne, descend a stairway at Forest Park in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Step on up: Getting fit on Snohomish County’s public stairways

In “stair seeking,” you search for public stairways and climb them. The fitness benefits are enormous.

Doug Beyerlein with his dog, Tuolumne, descend a stairway at Forest Park in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Turn your back yard into a bird habitat in the name of science

Also, tell the Historic Everett Theatre who you’d like it to book in 2019.

Hall of Fame bluesmen and old pals reunite for Everett gig

Charlie Musselwhite and Elvin Bishop play with a rapport developed over 50 years of friendship.

NASA-inspired ‘Bella Gaia’ explores planet with music, dance

The multimedia show in Edmonds was inspired by astronauts who saw the Earth from space.