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A different kind of pie — small, savory and made by hand

A different kind of pie — small, savory and made by hand

These vegetarian hand pies are stuffed with poblano peppers, pinto beans and pepper jack cheese.

A different kind of pie — small, savory and made by hand
Andrew Frank gets laughs during his stand-up routines at the Comedy Garage, a weekly comedy showcase and open mic at Tony V’s Garage, on Monday, May 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Frank will be heading to Scotland to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Tony V’s Garage turns into a laugh factory on Monday nights

Local comedians Blake Kiltoff and Kate Carlson Carlsen co-host Comedy Garage in Everett.

Andrew Frank gets laughs during his stand-up routines at the Comedy Garage, a weekly comedy showcase and open mic at Tony V’s Garage, on Monday, May 13, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Frank will be heading to Scotland to perform in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Crow Island Farms brings French country cuisine to Stanwood

Crow Island Farms brings French country cuisine to Stanwood

Chef-owner Dennis Newman shares his passion for wild game and one-pot cooking at the restaurant.

Crow Island Farms brings French country cuisine to Stanwood
Celebrate May Day with flowers instead of riots this year

Celebrate May Day with flowers instead of riots this year

How to keep alive the innocent tradition of giving May baskets with your children.

Celebrate May Day with flowers instead of riots this year
Cirque du Soleil glides in a new direction: the ice rink

Cirque du Soleil glides in a new direction: the ice rink

The contemporary circus’ first skating-based show comes to Everett this week.

Cirque du Soleil glides in a new direction: the ice rink
She sold 3,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year

She sold 3,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year

That’s a lot of Thin Mints. Aly Gustavson of Lynnwood was the top seller in Western Washington.

She sold 3,200 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this year
This burger will feed a family — or one hungry customer

This burger will feed a family — or one hungry customer

The tasty 1½-pounder at Stanwood’s Mammoth Burger Co. is equivalent to six quarter-pound burgers.

This burger will feed a family — or one hungry customer
Six fresh ideas for taking your pizza game to the next level

Six fresh ideas for taking your pizza game to the next level

Tired of the same old pepperoni? These two-topping pies will break you out of your rut.

Six fresh ideas for taking your pizza game to the next level
Whether green or purple, the false shamrock is truly adorable

Whether green or purple, the false shamrock is truly adorable

This plant, popular for St. Patrick’s Day, has a secret — it hails from Brazil, not Ireland.

Whether green or purple, the false shamrock is truly adorable
Magic Skagit: The river will be turned into a forever stamp

Magic Skagit: The river will be turned into a forever stamp

The Skagit River is one of 12 scenic and wild streams to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service.

Magic Skagit: The river will be turned into a forever stamp
Our very own ‘Mrs. Maisel’ takes dating to the comedy stage

Our very own ‘Mrs. Maisel’ takes dating to the comedy stage

Renata Lubinsky is a stand-up comedian who wrote the book “Around Seattle in 80 Dates.”

Our very own ‘Mrs. Maisel’ takes dating to the comedy stage
Hear Snohomish sisters’ folk-rock band Saturday in Marysville

Hear Snohomish sisters’ folk-rock band Saturday in Marysville

Hillary Grace and Kara Belle Fretland are the frontwomen of Fretland, playing March 9 in Marysville.

Hear Snohomish sisters’ folk-rock band Saturday in Marysville
Step down to Bothell for a high-energy dance show

Step down to Bothell for a high-energy dance show

Step Afrika! will perform African dances March 2 at the Northwest Performing Arts Center.

Step down to Bothell for a high-energy dance show
Take a trip to authentic Mexico at Tía Lety in Everett

Take a trip to authentic Mexico at Tía Lety in Everett

You don’t go to this eatery for the ambiance, but the tacos and tamales are well worth seeking out.

Take a trip to authentic Mexico at Tía Lety in Everett
Country’s Billy Dean to play his many hit songs at Tulalip

Country’s Billy Dean to play his many hit songs at Tulalip

He credits his long career to his early ’90s No. 1 single, “Somewhere in my Broken Heart.”

Country’s Billy Dean to play his many hit songs at Tulalip
10 coffee spots to visit in Snohomish and Island counties

10 coffee spots to visit in Snohomish and Island counties

If you’re looking for a cuppa, here’s where you can find some of the best java we drank.

10 coffee spots to visit in Snohomish and Island counties
This soup makes for a hearty and healthy weeknight supper

This soup makes for a hearty and healthy weeknight supper

Pasta e fagioli, a traditional Italian dish, is a fast and easy way to feed a family.

This soup makes for a hearty and healthy weeknight supper
His fast-rising journalism career began in Mukilteo

His fast-rising journalism career began in Mukilteo

LaVendrick Smith’s first job was at the Beacon. Now he reports for the Dallas Morning News.

His fast-rising journalism career began in Mukilteo
Girl power fuels Village Theatre’s ‘Matilda’

Girl power fuels Village Theatre’s ‘Matilda’

The hit musical based on Roald Dahl’s novel opens Friday at the Everett Performing Arts Center.

Girl power fuels Village Theatre’s ‘Matilda’
Holiday hit ‘Twist of the Magi’ is back by popular demand

Holiday hit ‘Twist of the Magi’ is back by popular demand

The parody of O. Henry’s 1905 story is presented by Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds.

Holiday hit ‘Twist of the Magi’ is back by popular demand