Sara Bruestle

An Everett writer searches for the roots of ‘The Spar Tree’

History buff Richard Porter tells stories of grassroots people and places in Snohomish County.


His mission: Care and compassion when a beloved pet dies

This Everett business arranges pet cremations, at-home euthanasia and helps families through their grief.


Christmas cacti: The houseplant that keeps on giving — forever

Easy to grow and extremely long-lived, these tropical winter bloomers can be handed down for generations.


Actress-singer Sheila Houlahan to sing at Marysville concert

Sonus Boreal welcomes the 28-year-old vocalist who will be seen in a new film with Denzel Washington.

‘Inspecting Carol’ turns the Dickens Christmas classic on its head

The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds stages the madcap comedy that originated 28 years ago in Seattle.

For these pals, it wouldn’t be Christmas without jigsaw puzzles

They’ve made more than 100 puzzles since 1985, and you can see many of them at Arlington City Hall.

Holiday events and fun in Snohomish County and beyond for 2019

Our annual list of holiday happenings include lights, concerts, theater and dance performances.

Korea’s first and only astronaut shares her story in Stanwood

Yi So-yeon spent nine days aboard the International Space Station — then had a rough return landing on Earth.

Rosie the Riveter proudly perches on Monroe woman’s bathtub

The World War II working women icon’s “I can do it” spirit is Sharon Hanson’s mantra, too.

Lynnwood yoga teacher traded her clarinet for singing bowls

Kim Parker helps her students chill out with “sound baths” of soothing music.

2 recipes join forces to make a hearty butternut squash soup

When I wanted to welcome fall with a squash soup, I turned to Mom’s “everything in the pot” motto.

Sharon Wootton, longtime Daily Herald writer, dies at 72

She wrote an outdoors column for the newspaper for nearly 40 years, but could take on any assignment.

Banana bread on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Accept no substitutes: This banana bread recipe is the best

It’s got it all: Bold banana flavor, a crunchy caramel-brown crust and a moist and tender loaf.

Banana bread on Monday, Sept. 16, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Now you can make Tablas’ best-selling Spanish tapas at home

Clara Gutierrez Carroll, chef and part owner of Tablas Woodstone Taverna in Mill Creek, knows her tapas.

Saved by the bell, Mukilteo’s festival is back for 54th year

By the skin of their teeth, volunteers put together the three-day festival at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.

Follow the yellow brick road to Granite Falls’ house of Oz

For this woman with a lifelong love of the Emerald City, there’s no place like home.

Lynnwood woman plants success with water-storing succulents

Angie Rolly turned her thrift shop hobby into a mini-garden business at local farmers markets.

Get to know bibimbap at K Fresh, a new eatery in Everett

The healthful Korean dish is served in sizzling-hot stone bowls nestled in wooden boxes.

Everett native comes home for a screening of his latest film

“Devil’s Five,” filmmaker Terry R. Wickham’s horror anthology, shows Aug. 4 at the Historic Everett Theatre.

The Western wear seller who helped build Everett’s synagogue

A new online museum exhibit explores the life of Billy Sturman, a local icon for generations.