Sara Bruestle

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

Snohomish County events celebrating Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day is Jan. 16 this year. The federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. is a day to honor… Continue reading

Student chefs dish out fine dining at Le Bistro

We were in luck. We didn’t have a reservation for the popular fish & chips day, but there were still several open tables. My co-worker,… Continue reading

Seattle’s EMP has a new name: Museum of Pop Culture

with the acronym MoPOP — reflects… Continue reading

Ring in the New Year with this spicy sausage dip

I make a dip so delicious that it becomes the star of any party. I’m not joking. If you’ve been searching for a dish to… Continue reading

How everyday gardeners can save bumblebees from extinction

Eric Lee-Mäder speaks for the bees. Namely, native bumblebees. Although the honeybee is getting a lot of national attention for its plight, he said native… Continue reading

Are you a stumped Santa? Give the Forrest Gump trifecta

I was a Secret Santa without a clue. A boyfriend’s family invited us to spend the weekend before Christmas with them in Sacramento, California, and… Continue reading