Sara Bruestle

Missing your hummingbirds? Hummers come and go as they please

The birds are important pollinators of wild and agricultural plants, as well as those in gardens.

 

A 1918 Craftsman bungalow in north Everett is reborn

When renovating their 100-year-old home, Clinton and Alyssa Seal uncovered history of the first owner.

 

Two theater companies offer Shakespeare in the park

The free performances will take place in Lynnwood, Edmonds and Lake Stevens.

 

Talented cast busts an early-1960s move in ‘Hairspray’

Village Theatre takes on the musical inspired by John Waters’ beloved 1988 movie of the same name.

Lifelong Eastwood fan gets a special book for Father’s Day

A new edition of “Clint Eastwood: Icon” showcases an extensive collection of movie posters.

Ingeborg and Werner Opitz’ cactus has bloomed, the first time in 16 years, at their homeon Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The type of cactus is known to them. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

After 16 years, cactus gives Everett couple a big surprise

Inga and Werner Opitz almost threw out the red-flowering plant because it wouldn’t bloom again.

Ingeborg and Werner Opitz’ cactus has bloomed, the first time in 16 years, at their homeon Tuesday, May 22, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The type of cactus is known to them. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No. 6 on Billboard world chart: Gothard Sisters of Edmonds

The Celtic-folk musicians have released a new album of all original music.

Tyler Vold performs as Not Dead Fred in Kamiak High School’s production of “Spamalot.” (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Make ’em laugh: Kamiak’s ‘Spamalot’ delights audiences

Countless hours of rehearsals paid off for the high school’s spring musical.

Tyler Vold performs as Not Dead Fred in Kamiak High School’s production of “Spamalot.” (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish County represented at Northwest Folklife Festival

The 47th annual festival, which is May 25-28 at Seattle Center, features 32 acts from the county.

This Mediterranean chickpea salad makes a pantry staple classy

It’s a mix of chickpeas, feta, Kalamata olives, parsley, almonds, garlic, olive oil and lemon juice.

Plant sales kick off Snohomish County’s gardening season

Take your pick: Here is The Herald’s annual list of sales spanning April, May and June.

More feathers, please: What goes into costuming for ‘Spamalot’

Kamiak students show backstage talents with the Monty Python musical’s costumes, props and staging.

Famine (Keith Gehrig), War (Rita Baxter), Pestilence (Julie Bryan), Death (Garrison Whaley-Sharp) and Caroline (Sherry Penoyer) fight over plans for the Apocalypse in Red Curtain’s production of “The Family Business.” (Photo by Kenny Randall)

Death takes a comedic holiday in ‘The Family Business’

The show in Marysville puts a satiric spin on the tale of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

Famine (Keith Gehrig), War (Rita Baxter), Pestilence (Julie Bryan), Death (Garrison Whaley-Sharp) and Caroline (Sherry Penoyer) fight over plans for the Apocalypse in Red Curtain’s production of “The Family Business.” (Photo by Kenny Randall)

History of a hotel: Everett’s dreams gave rise to Monte Cristo

Both Monte Cristo hotels were built during boom times for the city — the 1890s and the 1920s.

Tidying up’s a snap: Alexa is like a virtual Mary Poppins

Amazon’s voice-activated assistant — by way of the Echo and Echo Dot — helps this family stay on task.

Wild Rose Bistro reopens with local favorite in kitchen

The Arlington bistro’s new chef is Ali Kalantari, who worked for Cafe Dijon in Everett for 10 years.

Backstage magic at Kamiak’s ‘Spamalot’

Set designers, lighting technicians and sound designers make the Monty Python musical come alive.

Everett’s Fisherman’s Village Music Festival kicks off Friday

As many as 5,000 people are expected to attend the three-day event, which features more than 60 acts.

On the trail of the spirit bear

An Everett adventurer sails to northern wilderness islands in search of the rare white bear.

Snohomish native is band kid turned genre-bending jazz star

Aubrey Logan is coming back to the Triple Door in Seattle to share her jazz-meets-pop music.