Evan Thompson

An elevated walking path that runs along Heather Lake is covered with snow on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snow searching: Hikes for when you want to see the white stuff

Here are six easy-to-moderate backcountry hikes where snow has recently been spotted.

An elevated walking path that runs along Heather Lake is covered with snow on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Granite Falls, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dr. Wright’s Christmas show turned into ‘spectacular’ tradition

The 18th annual show in Everett will be filled with song-and-dance acts and benefit area food banks.

Dickens himself tells ‘A Christmas Carol’ in Red Curtain play

It feels like you’re watching a family act out the tale of Scrooge and Tiny Tim in their attic.

Electric violinist promises a high-energy Christmas concert

Catch Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration Saturday in Everett and Dec. 15 in Bothell.

Some like it hot, and they’ll love this Edmonds eatery

Shi Qu Restaurant, a new place on Highway 99, serves authentically fiery Sichuan cuisine.

Everett calendar app designer: Minimal look, maximum clarity

Sean Wolcott’s Minimal Calendar reached the Apple App Store’s top 5 in the Productivity category.

Put that leftover turkey to good use with a meatball recipe

1. Turkey meatballs. Don’t know what to do with all that leftover Thanksgiving turkey? Make meatballs. Celebrity chef Zipora Einav’s Thanksgiving meatballs recipe features leftover… Continue reading

A summer sunset at Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Brackett’s Landing honors the logger who founded Edmonds

The place where George Brackett landed in 1870 is now Edmonds’ most popular park.

A summer sunset at Brackett’s Landing in Edmonds. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Rap along with ‘Hamilton’ musical tribute band in Everett

Seattle’s Rise Up will perform the award-winning musical’s biggest hits in a Nov. 30 show.

Tingstad and Rumbel return to perform Christmas concert

The New Age duo bring their holiday show to the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater on Nov. 24.

Rachael Baldwin of RUHLR Renovation on Camano Island made a vegan chili for the 23rd Annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off. (Evan Thompson / The Herald)

Super bowls: Chilis and chowders compete at Camano cook-off

The Tulalip casino’s chef and a Camano home cook took top honors for chowder and chili, respectively.

Rachael Baldwin of RUHLR Renovation on Camano Island made a vegan chili for the 23rd Annual Chili & Chowder Cook-Off. (Evan Thompson / The Herald)
Glacier Peak can be seen through the foliage changing colors during the fall on the hike to Green Mountain Lookout on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

On late-fall hikes, there’s no shame in turning back

Wear the right boots, pack the 10 essentials, and remember that nature will beat you every time.

Glacier Peak can be seen through the foliage changing colors during the fall on the hike to Green Mountain Lookout on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018 in Darrington, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jane Lynch’s show puts a swingin’ fresh spin on Christmas

Catch “A Swingin’ Little Christmas” Saturday at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

A jam-packed weekend of blues in Arlington, Snohomish

Legend of the Blues IV will feature Coco Montoya, while the Snohomish Blues Invasion returns Sunday.

New MOHAI exhibit looks at how World War I changed America

“WWI America” at the Museum of History and Industry marks the 100th anniversary of the war’s end.

Help make the holidays jolly with the Marysville Food Bank

1. Support your neighbors. The holidays bring joy to many, but hardship to others. You can help by donating to the Marysville Community Food Bank… Continue reading

Music-and-beer jam sessions become a full-fledged rock band

Erik von Gohren and Doug Baer used to talk about Baer’s Iraq War service. Now they’ve formed a band.

Tasty pho and much more at new Vietnamese restaurant in Everett

Basil on Everett Mall Way is run by the son of longtime Vietnamese-American restaurateurs.

From pest to pet to icon: Our evolving relationship with orcas

A historian whose father was involved with orca roundups in the 1970s will speak in Marysville.

Your kids will thank you later for giving them household chores

1. Spooky stories. Who doesn’t enjoy a ghost story this time of year? Ghosts of Snohomish Tours returns Oct. 20 and 27. The family-friendly storytelling… Continue reading