Sara Bruestle

Kate Jaeger played Gretl and Kevin Vortmann was Hansel in Village Theatre’s “Hansel Gretl Heidi Günter,” which was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Tracy Martin / Village Theatre)

COVID-19 curtain drops on a Village Theatre original musical

The lead actor in the canceled show says his disappointment pales next to that of the 10 young actors who were cast in the production.


Museum invites you to add your colors to vintage Northwest art

The Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds creates a project where people can color woodblock prints. The results will be displayed in the museum’s windows.


Happy ‘retro pop’ songs are this Everett musician’s bag

“Come Into My Studio” is Dana Countryman’s latest album of upbeat music inspired by artists such as the Carpenters and Burt Bacharach.


Beyond takeout: Here what it’s like to dine out under Phase 2

Eaters will find tables at least six feet apart, sneeze guards, and servers wearing face masks.

Curbside service beckons bookworms to downtown Everett library

Books can be ordered by phone or online. The Sno-Isle library system plans to follow suit next week.

Historic Everett Theater hopes for a live-streaming lifeline

The venerable venue can’t wait for Phase 4 of the reopening plan, so it will host three bands in web-based performances June 27.

Everett’s gift guru knows exactly what her customers want

Judy Matheson’s store has been voted the best gift shop in Snohomish County five years in a row.

Band marks its rebirth with new album, live-stream show

The Everett band When I Fell, formerly known as Descent, will perform a show Saturday on its Facebook page.

Seven great ways to beat boredom when you’re stuck at home

During the pandemic, there’s time enough for everything — except cleaning out closets.

Escape to an island of calm — and cuteness — during the pandemic

Stuck at home, millennials have been finding refuge in Nintendo’s Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Everett artist paints the heroes who inspired his journey

Julius Wilson is a self-taught illustrator, painter and sculptor who’s making a name for himself in his new hometown.

Bands come to the aid of Engel’s Pub, a beloved bar in Edmonds

Hear eight bands play at Engel’s — with no audience, of course — on Facebook for the next two weeks.

This Everett artist finds strength in flower power

Kimberly Mattson is drawn to the infinite number of elements that can be seen in a flower.

Pandemic moves Dueling Pianos act to couple’s Lynnwood garage

You can catch Jeff Coleron and Rhiannon Kruse this Friday live on social media.

Board game designer picks 9 to play while you’re stuck at home

There’s a game here for players of any age — and most of them don’t take hours to play.

Actors Morgan Peeler, Carissa Meisner Smit and Amy Gentry were randomly assigned to work with director Keith Gehrig at Phoenix Theatre’s 24 Hour Theatre Festival in 2017. (Phoenix Theatre)

Eight easy rules for putting on your own 24-hour play at home

Thespians Amy Gentry and Morgan Peeler turn their jobs into a game you can play with your kids.

Actors Morgan Peeler, Carissa Meisner Smit and Amy Gentry were randomly assigned to work with director Keith Gehrig at Phoenix Theatre’s 24 Hour Theatre Festival in 2017. (Phoenix Theatre)

Local jewelry maker offers artful pieces of Lockdown Love

Everett’s Melanie Brauner is a metalsmith and papermaker whose latest line is inspired by the coronavirus emergency.

She seeks to connect us through art in the pandemic age

Everett artist Rosemary Jones’ greeting cards and coloring pages are heartfelt — and sometimes profane.

Zoom on over to Everett Comedy Night’s 8th anniversary show

The events have been held at Emory’s on Silver Lake. This month’s online show will benefit Emory’s furloughed staff.

Schack Art Center’s Teen Night activities go online

Teens can log on to make blackout poetry, a gratitude journal, macrame and a colored pencil abstract.