Sara Bruestle

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

Trivia a hot trend in Snohomish County bar scene

Three Texans and a Nebraskan play trivia in a bar. No, that’s not the opener to another walk-into-a-bar joke, although that’s exactly what I was… Continue reading

Where to play pub trivia in Snohomish County

SUNDAY Bert’s Tavern: 17902 Bothell Everett Hwy., Bothell, 425-487-6760. OutLoud Trivia hosts 7 p.m. Sundays. Free. Teams of eight or fewer. First, second and third… Continue reading

Blue Oyster Cult to play Emerald Queen Casino

Here’s proof that you’re never too old to rock ‘n’ roll. Blue Oyster Cult, which formed in 1967 in New York, will rock the Emerald… Continue reading

Popular web comic The Oatmeal tests his new card game in Arlington

When The Oatmeal crashes a party, he draws cartoons of monsters eating babies. That was the scene at the Arlington Library this week.… Continue reading

La dolce vita: Gala a chocolate lover’s dream

Windsor Vest will make 1,500 chocolates by hand for this year’s Chocolate Lovers Gala. The hobby chocolatier is still working on her menu, but she’ll… Continue reading

Descendants of black Snohomish County citizens uncover history

Marian Harrison and Marilyn Quincy may not think of themselves as historians, but that’s exactly what they are. They have turned to century-old newspapers, business… Continue reading

Worth The Drive: Goldberg machines, battle of bands, hall-of-famers

or MoPOP — has a variety of upcoming exhibits and events that are worth the drive. The Art of… Continue reading