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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
This tricolor lasagna was passed down by an Italian grandmother

This tricolor lasagna was passed down by an Italian grandmother

It gets its green from spinach and basil, its white from noodles and cheese, and its red from a hearty meat sauce.

This tricolor lasagna was passed down by an Italian grandmother
See the ‘million dollar movie’ of 1922 at Historic Everett Theatre

See the ‘million dollar movie’ of 1922 at Historic Everett Theatre

“Foolish Wives” was notorious for director Erich von Stroheim’s foolish spending on its production.

See the ‘million dollar movie’ of 1922 at Historic Everett Theatre
An Everett writer searches for the roots of ‘The Spar Tree’

An Everett writer searches for the roots of ‘The Spar Tree’

History buff Richard Porter tells stories of grassroots people and places in Snohomish County.

An Everett writer searches for the roots of ‘The Spar Tree’
His mission: Care and compassion when a beloved pet dies

His mission: Care and compassion when a beloved pet dies

This Everett business arranges pet cremations, at-home euthanasia and helps families through their grief.

His mission: Care and compassion when a beloved pet dies
Christmas cacti: The houseplant that keeps on giving — forever

Christmas cacti: The houseplant that keeps on giving — forever

Easy to grow and extremely long-lived, these tropical winter bloomers can be handed down for generations.

Christmas cacti: The houseplant that keeps on giving — forever
Actress-singer Sheila Houlahan to sing at Marysville concert

Actress-singer Sheila Houlahan to sing at Marysville concert

Sonus Boreal welcomes the 28-year-old vocalist who will be seen in a new film with Denzel Washington.

Actress-singer Sheila Houlahan to sing at Marysville concert
‘Inspecting Carol’ turns the Dickens Christmas classic on its head

‘Inspecting Carol’ turns the Dickens Christmas classic on its head

The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds stages the madcap comedy that originated 28 years ago in Seattle.

‘Inspecting Carol’ turns the Dickens Christmas classic on its head