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Apple crisp with twice the topping? That’s American to the core

This might make me seem un-American, but I like apple crisp better than apple pie. You know why I love apple crisp more? Because of… Continue reading

Snohomish County book calendar

Diana J. Noble 5-6 p.m. Aug. 17, Edmonds Bookshop The author will read from her new novel for young adults, “Evangelina Takes Flight” at the… Continue reading

Dahlia devotees put on a colorful show with up to 2,000 blooms

They’re not looking for perfection, but it’s pretty close. The Snohomish County Dahlia Society’s 108th show is Aug. 19 and 20 at Floral Hall in… Continue reading

Back to the river: Jonny Lang to play Stillaguamish Tribe’s fest

Grammy award-winning Jonny Lang is headed back to Arlington as one of the headliners at the Stillaguamish Festival of the River. The Stillaguamish Tribe’s annual… Continue reading

Put your knowledge, skills to the test at Amazing Race Mukilteo

It was no surprise when the mayor’s team won the city’s first-ever Amazing Race Mukilteo. Sisters Jennifer and Anne Gregerson were the first… Continue reading

Ingallina’s delivers: Delicious box lunches made from scratch

On a recent day, four Ingallina’s box lunches were delivered to The Herald. We didn’t ask for them. They just showed up. I had eaten… Continue reading

Kobe-Kon is newest Northwest anime convention at Everett Mall

The Everett Mall will be a draw for die-hard anime fans this weekend. A new Northwest anime convention all about the popular style of Japanese… Continue reading

Pinball wizard from Mukilteo wins the world championship

Raymond Davidson is a pinball-playing machine. The 24-year-old from Mukilteo won the World Pinball Championship held June 3 in Copenhagen, Denmark. With that win, he… Continue reading

Rainbow on a chip: Color up Father’s Day with Dad’s black bean salsa

When I get tired of salsa out of a jar, I like to make my own. Actually, I like to make my dad’s salsa. If… Continue reading

Snohomish family’s roses have adorned Sorticulture for 16 years

See more about Sorticulture’s special events, food, kids’ activities and music here. Make sure you stop to smell the roses at Sorticulture. Literally. Antique Rose… Continue reading

Conversation with author, TEDx speaker Seconde Nimenya

She wanted to start a global conversation. A TEDx Talk seemed the best way to do it. After traveling the world, Seconde Nimenya discovered that… Continue reading

Everett man goes to Arctic to photograph polar bears up close

He wanted to see the polar bears. Perhaps before it’s too late. So Dan Clements, of Everett, joined a polar bear photo shoot in northern… Continue reading

Mukilteo company sells grab-and-go specialty picnics

Life is too short to not go on picnics. That realization led Kelly Colman to found her picnicking company last summer. Colman is the owner… Continue reading

Everett author hopes to inspire others with disabilities

Adrian Patayon doesn’t want you to pity him. He was born with cerebral palsy. He walks with a limp, has slurred speech and his hands… Continue reading

New escape room in Everett offers immersive adventures

We had traveled back in time. It was Aug. 7, 1876. We were in Deadwood. I and six of my friends were special agents recruited… Continue reading

China’s Terracotta Warriors on exhibit at Pacific Science Center

China’s first emperor was obsessed with living and ruling forever. More than 2,200 years ago, Qin Shihuangdi (also Qin Shi Huang) ordered that a massive… Continue reading

Your guide to plant sales in and around Snohomish County

Just like at a garage sale, the best stuff goes fast at a plant sale. The Hardy Plant Society of Washington held one of the… Continue reading

Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ is a Mexican-inspired daydream

Giant monarch butterflies, hoop-diving hummingbirds, dancing cacti and crocodiles playing marimbas. My sister and I saw all that and more in Cirque du Soleil’s “Luzia,”… Continue reading

Fisherman’s Village Music Festival kicks off on a high note

This is no April Fool’s joke: I’ve lived in Everett for five years, but had never gone to the Fisherman’s Village Music Festival. That is,… Continue reading

Get poppin’: How to make perfect popcorn at home

There’s nothing like the taste of freshly popped popcorn. It’s the all-American snack we munch on while watching movies, cheering for our favorite sports teams,… Continue reading