Mark Carlson

The ghosts of English Boom stand watch over this Camano park

Once it was a vital link in the Northwest’s most important industry. Today, it’s a hidden backwater.


Happy hour at LJ’s in Lake Stevens will put a smile on your face

The restaurant now boasts a comfortable, stylish interior to go with chef Lindsay Herschlip’s excellent food.


Dig into tasty barbecue and sides at Lynnwood’s Cask & Trotter

The chill eatery on the Highway 99 strip is a good choice for happy hour after work.


Summer memories: Our readers show off their photo skills

Summertime inspires our reader-photographers to send in their favorite shots from the season.

Susan and Ted Mausshardt’s home is part of the 2019 Everett Historic Home Tour. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Find out what it’s like to live the old-house dream in Everett

The result of a lifelong ambition, the Mausshardt home is one of six historic residences you can tour Sept. 14.

Susan and Ted Mausshardt’s home is part of the 2019 Everett Historic Home Tour. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Wienerschnitzel: Still a hot dog of an Everett landmark

The A-frame fast-foot stand on Evergreen Way has been fulfilling guilty pleasures since 1969.

Jimmy Peppers: The wheels come off, the flavor stays put

From the brisket to the burgers, it’s all golden-brown deliciousness at this new restaurant.

The fascinating connection between language, rhythm, reading

A 2-year-old is learning lots of new words, but has trouble singing even the simplest song.

Today in History

Today is Sunday, May 19, the 139th day of 2019. There are 226 days left in the year.

Charting the schooner Equator’s long voyage to oblivion

The ship, the county’s first artifact on the National Historical Registry, slowly crumbles away.

‘Courting Mr. Lincoln’ reimagines Honest Abe’s love life

Louis Bayard’s novel is a rich, fascinating and romantic blend of fact and fiction.

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, April 30, the 120th day of 2019. There are 245 days left in the year.

Today in History

Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year.

What it was like to be homeless during the Great Depression

After bouncing around the country, the memoir’s author built a stable life in Everett.

Everett Mall food court gets a flavorful touch of diversity

Step away from the franchised name brands and enjoy a taste of Turkey at Navid Food.

Want to visit the tulips without the traffic? Come early or late

The Skagit Valley’s annual celebration of the colorful perennials runs through April 30.

Movie Times

Snohomish County Alderwood, 425-776-3535 Dumbo (PG) 10:30-11:15-12:10-1:20-2:10-3:10-4:10-5:00-6:00-7:00-9:00 Dumbo 3D (PG) 10:00 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG) 11:00-1:30-4:00-6:40-9:30 Isn’t It Romantic (PG-13)… Continue reading

Ask Mr. Dad: Choosing quality apps makes screen time worthwhile

Q: A few months ago you talked about limiting screen time for toddlers and the importance of picking good quality games for when we do… Continue reading

Movie listing

Snohomish County Alderwood, 425-776-3535 Schedule not provided by theater; call theater for movies and times. Alderwood Mall, 888-262-4386 Alita: Battle Angel (PG-13) 10:20-1:30-4:25-6:00-7:25-9:00-10:40 Apollo 11… Continue reading

We all have emotions — men and women express them differently

Q: I’ve noticed that since I became a dad, I’ve been much more emotional. Is that normal?