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Quarantined artists respond to Schack’s Chalk Art Contest

Quarantined artists respond to Schack’s Chalk Art Contest

The art center’s contest, conceived as way to engage the community during the shutdown, drew more than 70 entries.

Quarantined artists respond to Schack’s Chalk Art Contest
This strawberry cake is light, bright and pretty as a picture

This strawberry cake is light, bright and pretty as a picture

Poke cake is my birthday tradition — and the ingredients may be sitting on your pantry shelf.

This strawberry cake is light, bright and pretty as a picture
Gothard Sisters cook up some cozy Celtic music in the kitchen

Gothard Sisters cook up some cozy Celtic music in the kitchen

The Edmonds trio’s weekly streaming shows feature music they don’t normally play live.

Gothard Sisters cook up some cozy Celtic music in the kitchen
Everett artist Cat Snapp, with Covid-19 art, which she began working on before it became a pandemic, in her studio on Monday, April 13, 2020 in Everett, Wa. The wall art is mixed media on paper and the statues are abstracts made of Sculpy, a polymer clay. material. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett artist hopes her creations spark joy in uncertain times

Cat Snapp’s greeting cards, notebooks and more express her love of etching and print making.

Everett artist Cat Snapp, with Covid-19 art, which she began working on before it became a pandemic, in her studio on Monday, April 13, 2020 in Everett, Wa. The wall art is mixed media on paper and the statues are abstracts made of Sculpy, a polymer clay. material. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Donations enable restaurant to feed hospital workers

Donations enable restaurant to feed hospital workers

For $250, Pho Nguyen’s House in Lynnwood will deliver lunch to 30 medical staffers.

Donations enable restaurant to feed hospital workers
Eight easy rules for putting on your own comedy show at home

Eight easy rules for putting on your own comedy show at home

Comedians Blake Kiltoff and Kate Carlson Carlsen turn their jobs into a game you can play with your kids.

Eight easy rules for putting on your own comedy show at home
Grounded at home, Snohomish’s Fretland releases new music

Grounded at home, Snohomish’s Fretland releases new music

The Americana band’s songs have been streamed a combined 250,000 times on all platforms.

Grounded at home, Snohomish’s Fretland releases new music
COVID-19 claims Kona Kitchen’s matriarch and her husband

COVID-19 claims Kona Kitchen’s matriarch and her husband

Liz Mar was beloved for her hospitality and graciousness at the Hawaiian restaurant in Lynnwood.

COVID-19 claims Kona Kitchen’s matriarch and her husband
Bothell band dedicates new single to noted sound engineer

Bothell band dedicates new single to noted sound engineer

Colossal Boss’ “Fool” was recorded by Tom Pfaeffle shortly before he was fatally shot in 2009.

Bothell band dedicates new single to noted sound engineer
Videos offer virtual art lessons during coronavirus shutdown

Videos offer virtual art lessons during coronavirus shutdown

Mukilteo resident Christine Awad Schmalz is posting instructional videos twice a week on Facebook.

Videos offer virtual art lessons during coronavirus shutdown
Life-saving treatments closer to home for kidney patients

Life-saving treatments closer to home for kidney patients

Northwest Kidney Centers to open its first dialysis clinic in Everett, which means less driving time for patients such as Kristi Gaudreau.

Life-saving treatments closer to home for kidney patients
Carolina Smoke in Bothell offers down-home barbecue comfort

Carolina Smoke in Bothell offers down-home barbecue comfort

During the shutdown, take home an order of restaurant owner David Hayward’s brisket, pulled pork, ribs and sides.

Carolina Smoke in Bothell offers down-home barbecue comfort
This sprawling Arlington mansion is fit for a king and queen

This sprawling Arlington mansion is fit for a king and queen

Graystone Castle offers 22,000 square feet of luxury — and it can be yours, for $1,400 a night.

This sprawling Arlington mansion is fit for a king and queen
Iris Drive’s show goes from Lake Stevens bar to Facebook

Iris Drive’s show goes from Lake Stevens bar to Facebook

You can hear the country-rock band in a live stream at 7 p.m. Saturday. Donations benefit FareStart.

Iris Drive’s show goes from Lake Stevens bar to Facebook
The Everett Home & Garden Show, which has been held at the Angel of the Winds Arena since 2003, is canceled this year due to COVID-19. (Sara Bruestle / The Herald)

COVID-19 outbreak slams the door shut on Everett’s home show

Home-improvement business owners say the cancelation is a big hit for them, but understand why it’s necessary.

The Everett Home & Garden Show, which has been held at the Angel of the Winds Arena since 2003, is canceled this year due to COVID-19. (Sara Bruestle / The Herald)
Check out the Korean corn dog craze at Seoul Hotdog in Lynnwood

Check out the Korean corn dog craze at Seoul Hotdog in Lynnwood

This grab-and-go eatery is the first in Snohomish County that serves the popular hot dog on a stick.

Check out the Korean corn dog craze at Seoul Hotdog in Lynnwood
You can’t miss this colorful new Mexican restaurant in Everett

You can’t miss this colorful new Mexican restaurant in Everett

A bold paint job helps Sol de Mexico stand out at the corner of Hewitt Avenue and Broadway.

You can’t miss this colorful new Mexican restaurant in Everett
Come to Lynnwood’s Pho Country House for comfort in a bowl

Come to Lynnwood’s Pho Country House for comfort in a bowl

This family-owned eatery at the H Mart food court serves 15 types of pho, Vietnamese sandwiches, spring rolls and more.

Come to Lynnwood’s Pho Country House for comfort in a bowl
Relax with Korean-inspired comfort food at uu in Everett

Relax with Korean-inspired comfort food at uu in Everett

The stylish new downtown restaurant is an inviting place to unwind for lunch or dinner.

Relax with Korean-inspired comfort food at uu in Everett
Mo’s brings the spirit of Sbarro back to the mall food court

Mo’s brings the spirit of Sbarro back to the mall food court

If you have fond memories of the once-ubiquitous pizza chain, help yourself to one of Mo Pizza’s slices.

Mo’s brings the spirit of Sbarro back to the mall food court