Sara Bruestle

Hear Snohomish sisters’ folk-rock band Saturday in Marysville

Hillary Grace and Kara Belle Fretland are the frontwomen of Fretland, playing March 9 in Marysville.

Step down to Bothell for a high-energy dance show

Step Afrika! will perform African dances March 2 at the Northwest Performing Arts Center.

Take a trip to authentic Mexico at Tía Lety in Everett

You don’t go to this eatery for the ambiance, but the tacos and tamales are well worth seeking out.

Country’s Billy Dean to play his many hit songs at Tulalip

He credits his long career to his early ’90s No. 1 single, “Somewhere in my Broken Heart.”

10 coffee spots to visit in Snohomish and Island counties

If you’re looking for a cuppa, here’s where you can find some of the best java we drank.

This soup makes for a hearty and healthy weeknight supper

Pasta e fagioli, a traditional Italian dish, is a fast and easy way to feed a family.

His fast-rising journalism career began in Mukilteo

LaVendrick Smith’s first job was at the Beacon. Now he reports for the Dallas Morning News.

Girl power fuels Village Theatre’s ‘Matilda’

The hit musical based on Roald Dahl’s novel opens Friday at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

Holiday hit ‘Twist of the Magi’ is back by popular demand

The parody of O. Henry’s 1905 story is presented by Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.

The Gothard Sisters return home for the holidays to perform

The three began their careers by playing for tips at the Edmonds farmers market.

Her mission: Rescue the Mexican identity before it disappears

A Lynnwood foundation is breaking down Latinos’ barriers to education in Washington and Mexico.

A storied Nebraska barbecue tradition continues in Monroe

The Amarillo Restaurant Tavern, an Omaha-area institution for 3 decades, opens on E. Main Street.

Freedom on a string: Kites teach you a lesson about living

The president of the American Kitefliers Association says flying a kite can change you.

Here’s grilled salmon that’s fit for a (fundraising) luau

The Taylor family shares the recipe that’s the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club fundraiser’s star attraction.

‘Fault in Our Stars’ author promoting his brother’s new book

John and Hank Green may be the most adorably supportive siblings ever.

Everett’s Mary Lambert to headline We Are Everett concert

The singer-songwriter of “Same Love” fame is back for a 5K fun run and concert.

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ wants you to blaze your own trail

The Canadian traveling circus is performing a new show through Nov. 4 at Marymoor Park in Redmond.

Unicorn trend makes its mark at Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

The festival, now in its 53rd year, will be at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park from Sept. 7-9.

A swift spectacle: Birds return to their roost at Monroe chimney

Hundreds will gather Sept. 8 at the Wagner Performing Arts Center to watch the phenomenon.

Great Plant Pick: Aster x frikartii “Jungfrau,” Frikart’s aster

Frikart’s aster has an extraordinarily long bloom period, from late July into early October.