Sharon Salyer

Sesame Street-esque ‘Avenue Q’ is not suitable for children

Red Curtain in Marysville is performing the Tony Award winning musical from Sept. 7-23.

Bobo’s Rods and Customs owner Carrie Dack stands amongst a few of the many classic cars at her business on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Dack sells, and in some cases does restoration work on, classic cars. Prices range from $20,000 to as much as $100,000. The business is owned by Dack and and partner Rob Bobo.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Classic cars, ‘the older the better,’ at Bobo’s Rods Customs

Owners Carrie Dack and Rob Bobo welcome visitors to the Edmonds vintage and custom car dealership.

Bobo’s Rods and Customs owner Carrie Dack stands amongst a few of the many classic cars at her business on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Dack sells, and in some cases does restoration work on, classic cars. Prices range from $20,000 to as much as $100,000. The business is owned by Dack and and partner Rob Bobo.(Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett Philharmonic’s goal: A musically impassioned season

The greater Everett orchestra announced its 2018-19 concert schedule, featuring four performances.

She found the courage to travel the world alone, and so can you.

Terry Woods, 75, wrote a memoir about her travels around Europe as a single woman.

Fresh Paint to bring artists, art lovers to waterfront

More than 100 artists will sell and create their works at the 22nd annual event.

A fresh Taste: Edmonds festival gets much-needed transformation

The event formerly known as A Taste of Edmonds is no longer just a food festival.

Rick Springfield to headline Festival of the River in Arlington

The Stillaguamish Tribe’s annual festival features live music, pow pows, logging shows and a circus.

Do after-visit surveys help the doctor-patient relationship?

Despite their widespread use, a recent Baylor University study questions their effectiveness.

Play a tune: 18 painted pianos line streets of downtown Everett

This is the ninth year for Everett’s Street Tunes, meant to tempt passersby to pull up a bench.

La Carreta serves taco truck fare — minus the truck

Locals say this Marysville restaurant next to a Shell gas station has the best tacos in town.

Seattle’s Seafair kicks off with a parade in Mountlake Terrace

The annual Tour de Terrace includes fireworks, live music, a 5K run and walk, car show and carnival.

‘Crying’: Visitors reflect on ‘Americans Interned’ exhibit

Thousands have seen the artwork on the internment of Japanese-Americans at the Schack.

A hummingbird sits on a honeysuckle plant in the Simpson’s garden in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Douglas firs surround sanctuary garden on Snohomish tour

Peggy and Richard Simpson’s approach to gardening is laissez-faire, with no elaborate plan.

A hummingbird sits on a honeysuckle plant in the Simpson’s garden in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Starving? This place in Lynnwood may be Good Pho You

Portions at the restaurant are generous: Medium is large, large is extra large, extra large is huge.

These artists are forgotten no more

A new exhibit features two Northwest painters from the first half of the 20th century.

Garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Marysville summer concert series at Jennings Memorial Park

Local and regional bands are scheduled to play July 13 to Aug. 10, including two kids concerts.

Edmonds concert series span the musical spectrum

The free performances at City Park and Hazel Miller Plaza run from July 15 to Aug. 26.

Kelsey and Jesse Woodson with their dog, Roger, in their garden in Edmonds. The Woodsons’ garden will be one of a handful of gardens featured in the Edmonds In Bloom garden tours on July 15. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Botanical garden of misfit plants featured in Edmonds tour

Kelsey and Jesse Woodson have more than 500 plants on their quarter-acre lot.

Kelsey and Jesse Woodson with their dog, Roger, in their garden in Edmonds. The Woodsons’ garden will be one of a handful of gardens featured in the Edmonds In Bloom garden tours on July 15. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)