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Isabella Corsaro (Heidi), Kate Jaeger (Gretl), Jonas Winburn (Günter) and Kevin Vortmann (Hansel) star in Village Theatre’s production of “Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Günter.” (Mark Kitaoka / Village Theatre)

Village Theatre back in 2022 with lineup that includes ‘Raisin’

The four-show season, which begins in February 2022, is intended to reflect perseverance and the road to recovery, Village’s artistic director says.

 

Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)

Everett filmmaker’s documentary does deep dive into hops

“Hopped Up: How Yakima Valley Changed Craft Beer Forever” won an award at this year’s Ellensburg Film Festival.

 

Metal artist Dennis Cant has had a booth at Sorticulture for all 24 years of Everett’s garden and arts festival. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett’s Sorticulture returns, and ‘granddad’ will be there

Metal artist Dennis Cant has been at every festival since its founding. The event moves to downtown Everett this year only.

 

Louise Crow’s “Untitled” pointilist composition circa 1918 is featured in the “Origins: Northwest Abstract Art” exhibition at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds.

Cascadia’s new exhibitions offer a study in artistic contrasts

The exhibits explore the roots of abstract painting in the Northwest and rare photographs from master pictorialists.

Louise Crow’s “Untitled” pointilist composition circa 1918 is featured in the “Origins: Northwest Abstract Art” exhibition at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds.
Marcia Rivers Smith's photo was the winner for the “Green" theme and named Best of Show in the Edmonds Rotary Photomarathon.

Edmonds 12th annual photomarathon to challenge shutterbugs

In the contest, photographers have six hours to take pictures inspired by six prompts that are open to interpretation.

Marcia Rivers Smith's photo was the winner for the “Green" theme and named Best of Show in the Edmonds Rotary Photomarathon.
Hannah Davis talks about the importance of a three-point stance in a canoe with camper Zienna Zink, 8, before heading out on Crabapple Lake. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A Snohomish County institution bounces back from pandemic

Camp Killoqua reopens for its 80th year of summer fun and helping kids find their spark.

Hannah Davis talks about the importance of a three-point stance in a canoe with camper Zienna Zink, 8, before heading out on Crabapple Lake. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sathvik Karolil Anand is a kindergartener at Skyline Elementary in Lake Stevens. He is making 10 YouTube videos where he talks about 101 dinosaurs. He is describing dinosaurs in this room where he makes videos on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Lake Stevens boy, 6, shares his dinosaur knowledge on YouTube

Sathvik Anand, a kindergartener, recorded 10 videos on Triceratops (his favorite) and 100 other dinos.

Sathvik Karolil Anand is a kindergartener at Skyline Elementary in Lake Stevens. He is making 10 YouTube videos where he talks about 101 dinosaurs. He is describing dinosaurs in this room where he makes videos on Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Gothard sisters

Road trips in the West inspire Gothard Sisters’ latest album

The Edmonds trio will release “Dragonfly” on June 4, adding songs for their free monthly mini concerts online.

The Gothard sisters
Country singer Chelsey Ann's single "She is Brave" will be released on May 28. (Mixed Media)

She found her voice while recovering from mental illness

Arlington native Chelsey Kucera records a new song about her lifelong struggle with anxiety and depression.

Country singer Chelsey Ann's single "She is Brave" will be released on May 28. (Mixed Media)
Beth Whitney and her husband, Aaron Fishburn, who plays upright and electric bass for Whitney’s shows and albums. (Photo by Eratosthenes Fackenthall)

Snohomish grad’s upcoming album explores what makes us healthy

Beth Whitney’s “Into the Ground” will be released May 28. She’s also sharing a never-seen-before video.

Beth Whitney and her husband, Aaron Fishburn, who plays upright and electric bass for Whitney’s shows and albums. (Photo by Eratosthenes Fackenthall)
Snohomish County Parks senior park ranger Chelsea Kapica stnds among old piers at Picnic Point Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. the park is one of her favorites of the county's parks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Meet your park ranger: ‘I knew I wanted a career in parks’

Chelsea Kapica, of Stanwood, has been with Snohomish County Parks for about seven years.

Snohomish County Parks senior park ranger Chelsea Kapica stnds among old piers at Picnic Point Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington. the park is one of her favorites of the county's parks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The film "Knocking Down the Fences" tells the story of how AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, struggled to make it as a professional softball player. (LUNAFEST)

Virtual film festival spotlights women’s voices, perspectives

LUNAFEST is a fundraiser for Girls on the Run of Snohomish County, a nonprofit whose aim is joyful, healthy and confident girls.

The film "Knocking Down the Fences" tells the story of how AJ Andrews, the first woman to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award, struggled to make it as a professional softball player. (LUNAFEST)
Paul Golitzin, president and director of winemaking, with winemaker Alex Stewart at Quilceda Creek on Monday, May 17, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Famed Snohomish winery celebrates 40th vintage

Internationally known for its award-winning wine, Quilceda Creek releases its 2018 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Paul Golitzin, president and director of winemaking, with winemaker Alex Stewart at Quilceda Creek on Monday, May 17, 2021 in Snohomish, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Silver, Blue and Gold, a Bad Company tribute band, will perform May 14 at Historic Everett Theatre. Pictured (from left) are Jeff Mills, Dean Babbitt, Bob Kelly, Steve Kelly, Dan Canyon and Dan Ellsworth. (Tribute Kings)

Rock show Friday in Everett pays tribute to Bad Company

Silver Blue and Gold, named for the 1970s British supergroup’s power ballad, headlines a show in Everett.

Silver, Blue and Gold, a Bad Company tribute band, will perform May 14 at Historic Everett Theatre. Pictured (from left) are Jeff Mills, Dean Babbitt, Bob Kelly, Steve Kelly, Dan Canyon and Dan Ellsworth. (Tribute Kings)
See "Rusty Red Axe" by Scott Filipiak in the "Northwest Enterprise" exhibition in Lynnwood.

Exhibits focus on Northwest’s natural and built environments

“Northwest Enterprise: Working in the Northwest” and “Northwest Eden: Trees, Plants and Gardens of the Northwest” can be seen through June in Lynnwood.

See "Rusty Red Axe" by Scott Filipiak in the "Northwest Enterprise" exhibition in Lynnwood.
"A Dream on the Blue Sea" by Silena Wei Chen is on display at Gallery North in Edmonds.

The sea meets the sky in this artist’s photos and paintings

You can see Silena Wei Chen’s “Chasing Reflections” exhibit in May at Gallery North in Edmonds.

"A Dream on the Blue Sea" by Silena Wei Chen is on display at Gallery North in Edmonds.
Local artist Gabrielle Abbott with her mural "Grateful Steward" at South Lynnwood Park on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood mural celebrates the Earth and those who care for it

Artist Gabriella Abbott will discuss “Grateful Steward,” her mural at South Lynnwood Park, in a virtual event April 22.

Local artist Gabrielle Abbott with her mural "Grateful Steward" at South Lynnwood Park on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Lynnwood, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
John D. Osterman at 98 years old. (Jeanne-Marie Osterman)

An Everett native pays a poetic tribute to her father

“Shellback” is a collection of narrative poems honoring John D. Osterman, a lifelong Everett resident and WWII veteran.

John D. Osterman at 98 years old. (Jeanne-Marie Osterman)
J-Key is most known for his single "Crazy," whose accompany music video pays homage to the 1992 film "Juice" starring Tupac. (YouTube)

Music series promotes 7 local artists and nonprofits

Everett rapper J-Key will kick off HOMEBODIES 2, hosted by Everett Music Initiative’s Facebook page.

J-Key is most known for his single "Crazy," whose accompany music video pays homage to the 1992 film "Juice" starring Tupac. (YouTube)
Ancient White Park cows belonging to Burt Degroot Wednesday afternoon on a pasture on Ebey Island April 1, 2020 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish rancher raises an ancient breed of cattle

The distinctive British horned livestock have been around since the Middle Ages.

Ancient White Park cows belonging to Burt Degroot Wednesday afternoon on a pasture on Ebey Island April 1, 2020 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)