Sharon Salyer

A spring in their step and gardening gloves on their hands

Snohomish County gardeners can’t wait to get digging after a long, dark and wet winter.

 

Camano Islander’s art ‘demonstrates the beauty around us’

Bobbi Mueller’s paintings have been selected for a Seattle gallery show in March.

 

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

CONTEST Talent search: The Historic Everett Theatre is hosting a talent contest…

 

Chowder cook-off draws 11 competitors, including Japanese chef

Yuji Kurokawa, of Funabashi, Japan, won the People’s Choice Award in the Edmonds Clam Chowder Cook-off.

Garden gates not only entryways but elegant focal points

Two Snohomish County garden artists share how they create arbors, trellises and gates.

Harmonica legend Lee Oskar rallies to save Everett’s theater

The musician of War fame and his band will perform March 6 for the theater, which may go up for sale.

Great Northwest Glass Quest kicks off on Valentine’s Day

If you find a clue ball, you’ll get to trade it in for a hand-blown glass float made by local artisans.

Why windows pose a clear and present danger to birds

Collisions with windows kill as many as a billion birds a year. Here’s what you can do.

Traci McFarlane, owner and bartender of Bits in Mukilteo (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This Mukilteo bartender practices the art of the cocktail

Traci McFarlane, owner of Bits, is passionate about mixing drinks the right way.

Traci McFarlane, owner and bartender of Bits in Mukilteo (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hear bluegrass stalwarts at a free concert in Edmonds

The Cliff Perry Band will perform at a preview of the upcoming Wintergrass festival, three days of bluegrass in Bellevue.

Urgent mental health care clinic, a rarity, opens in Everett

The new resource at Providence hospital is on the same campus as the emergency room.

Edmonds’ Wonton Noodle House serves authentic Chinese fare

The restaurant on Highway 99 serves a dizzying variety of appetizers, soups and house specials.

Kidstock! offers a day of free fun for families in Edmonds

See “kindie” rock groups, Mexican dancers and Japanese drummers at the eighth annual event.

Quintet to celebrate Ludwig van Beethoven and that other guy

Spiritus Winds will perform the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and his less well-known counterpart, Anton Reicha.

One-woman show in Bothell follows Josephine Baker’s singular life

The entertainer who defined glamour in the 1920s also was a WWII resistance fighter and later a civil rights advocate.

Meet the author whose novel ‘The Ghost Bride’ is a Netflix series

Yangsze Choo will be in Everett to talk about her second book, just as the series based on her debut is airing.

Interior designer Kelly DuByne shows off Pantone’s Color of the Year, classic blue, with a setting featuring an antique Victrola cabitnet painted with the color and staged with neutral colors and strong white accents. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

This year’s Color of the Year is a timeless hue — classic blue

A Lake Stevens interior designer calls it a “grounded” tone, easily worked into existing color palettes.

Interior designer Kelly DuByne shows off Pantone’s Color of the Year, classic blue, with a setting featuring an antique Victrola cabitnet painted with the color and staged with neutral colors and strong white accents. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Get tickets now for after-hours concert at Cascadia museum

With space for just 90 seats, it’s an intimate performance by a Cascade Symphony Orchestra quintet.

Exhibit spans hip-hop portraits to recycled-material sculptures

See the work of Marita Dingus and Hoa Hong — two nationally recognized artists — at the Schack Art Center.

He’ll teach you to play ‘Over the Rainbow’ by IZ in an afternoon

Aaron Canwell of the band Micah and Me will teach two free ukulele classes Jan. 25 at the Everett Public Library.