Sharon Salyer

The living room space of the Henderson’s home was decorated by Kelly DuByne, of Distinctive Interior Designs, in Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Don’t have $10,000 for a remodel? Refresh your room on a budget

With a designer’s help, Shelly Henderson of Lake Stevens redecorated for a fraction of the cost.

The living room space of the Henderson’s home was decorated by Kelly DuByne, of Distinctive Interior Designs, in Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bandleader hopes to “get people shaking their butt a little bit”

The Margaret Wilder Band returns to the Marysville Opera House on Nov. 15.

The Magnolia Brass Quintet will make its premiere performance at a Veterans Day-themed concert on Nov. 11 in Everett.

Veterans Day concert to feature American music, brass quintet

Music composed by Stephen Foster and George M. Cohan will be on the program Sunday.

The Magnolia Brass Quintet will make its premiere performance at a Veterans Day-themed concert on Nov. 11 in Everett.

Neverending love: Bookstore starts new chapter in Edmonds

Owner Annie Carl has moved the Neverending Bookshop, once in Bothell, to Olympic View Drive.

Diane Flagg twists during a line dance class at the Edmonds Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Flagg, 71, who lost her husband two years ago, dances five times a week. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Diane Flagg twists during a line dance class at the Edmonds Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Flagg, 71, who lost her husband two years ago, dances five times a week. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Isolation puts your health at risk, no matter how old you are

Loneliness can lead to serious health problems such as heart disease, stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.

Diane Flagg twists during a line dance class at the Edmonds Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Flagg, 71, who lost her husband two years ago, dances five times a week. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Diane Flagg twists during a line dance class at the Edmonds Senior Center on Monday, Oct. 29, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. Flagg, 71, who lost her husband two years ago, dances five times a week. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A day to remember our ancestors — and have some fun

Join the celebration of a rich Mexican tradition, the Day of the Dead, at EvCC on Saturday.

Science center’s virtual reality theater surrounds you with stars

‘Fistful of Stars” gives the experience of being “inside” the Orion Nebula.

Couple’s 1989 dream home is today’s Pride of the Neighborhood

The Everett home, bought on a wing and a prayer in 1989, wins a coveted Monte Cristo award.

Artist’s exhibit at EdCC asks: What’s the meaning behind a name?

“Vassal Republic” at Edmonds Community College challenges viewers to check their assumptions.

Organ music adds to spooky spirit of these Hallween events

Port Gardner Bay Music Society has a concert and Trinty Episcopal Church will show a silent movie.

Healthy Halloween: Lynnwood mom on making good-for-you treats

Anne Meinke, author of “RawMama’s Healthy Halloween Snacks,” teaches an Oct. 30 class at Cafe Zippy.

Club Wheat sits in a beaker at The Bread Lab in Burlington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Wheat wizards: Washington lab baking better bread

Scientists at WSU’s The Bread Lab have a simple mission: Grow wheat that makes tastier bread.

Club Wheat sits in a beaker at The Bread Lab in Burlington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Jeryn Pasha, David Persson, Lydia O’Day and Mike Merz in Red Curtain’s production of “The Real Inspector Hound,” opening Oct. 19 in Marysville. (Photo by Larry T. Lisk)

‘Anything can happen’ during Red Curtain’s evening of one-acts

See two productions — “The Real Inspector Hound” and “The Actor’s Nightmare” — at the Marysville theater.

Jeryn Pasha, David Persson, Lydia O’Day and Mike Merz in Red Curtain’s production of “The Real Inspector Hound,” opening Oct. 19 in Marysville. (Photo by Larry T. Lisk)

Historical novel ‘Becoming Beatrice’ linked to pioneer home

The Blackman House, built in 1878 Snohomish, now a museum, plays a key role in Frances Wood’s novel.

Violinist, 15, to be featured at Cascade Symphony concert

Yesong Sophie Lee is a freshman at Jackson High School who performed with Joshua Bell.

Tasty Indian Bistro in Everett lives up to its name

The Indian restaurant has been open about 15 months, over which time it’s built a loyal following.

Philharmonic’s “Masterworks” concert: Mahler, Korngold and Beethoven

It’s the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra’s first concert of the season.

Rocky Oliphant gets a flu shot at the Everett Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Get vaccinated now’: Last season, 512 flu hospitalizations

In Snohomish County, 2017-18 “truly was an awful year,” a doctor says, with 40 people dying.

Rocky Oliphant gets a flu shot at the Everett Clinic on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

‘Voyager’ documents grief and loss, journey of life and death

See artist Steve Jensen’s exhibit at the Schack Art Center in Everett through Nov. 3.

Festival of Pumpkins in full swing throughout October

From corn mazes to haunted houses, the activities promise a cornucopia of family fun.