Rockhounds unearth a righteous gemstone near Darrington

It’s the discovery of a lifetime — an 8-ton nephrite jade boulder.

 

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Laura McGee Kvasnosky: 1 p.m. Jan. 19, Edmonds Bookshop, 111 Fifth Ave.…

 

Dr. Paul on how to keep your cool when you’ve been triggered

When your body goes into fight-or-flight mode due to stress, follow these steps to calm yourself down.

 

Everett’s biggest little spot for music is Black Lab Gallery

With live shows almost every weekend, it’s become the place to hear up-and-coming local musicians.

Here are 5 free days you can visit a national park in 2020

Of the more than 400 parks in the National Park Service, the most popular charge parking and entrance fees.

  • Jan 19, 2020

New book shares early stories written by Zora Neale Hurston

“Hitting a Straight Lick With a Crooked Stick” is a collection of her work published nearly a century ago.

  • Jan 19, 2020
A drone shot of Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island. Visit the park for free on Washington State Parks’ next free day, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No Discover Pass required on free days. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Skagit Eagle Festival: The month-long celebration in January is held during eagle-watching season in nearby Skagit County. Events and activities take place in Concrete, Rockport… Continue reading

A drone shot of Cama Beach State Park on Camano Island. Visit the park for free on Washington State Parks’ next free day, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. No Discover Pass required on free days. (Chuck Taylor / Herald file)

Rick Steves on what’s new for travelers in Great Britain

Many travelers are curious about how Brexit is affecting tourists — from his experience, it isn’t.

Snow days start out grand but quickly cause cabin fever

The recent bout of snowy weather made her family feel all of the emotions. Here’s a day-by-day recap.

Antonio Banderas plays ailing director Salvador Mallo in Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory.” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Will Antonio Banderas win an Oscar for his ‘Pain and Glory’?

The 59-year-old actor has won many awards for ‘Pain and Glory.’ It’s time for the Academy Award.

  • Jan 19, 2020
Antonio Banderas plays ailing director Salvador Mallo in Pedro Almodovar’s “Pain and Glory.” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Wrestler Rocky Johnson, Dwayne Johnson’s father, dead at 75

The elder Johnson later helped train his son, who adopted the Rocky moniker from his father.

  • Jan 19, 2020

Cut-glass globe for serving caviar at parties sold for over $2K

It’s part of the elaborate way caviar is properly served. Ice is held in the outer bowl, eggs in the inner.

For the love of orchards: How to grow fruit trees in your yard

Homeowners have lots of space-saving options when it comes to growing apples, cherries, pears and more.

Great Plant Pick: Erica carnea ‘Vivellii,’ winter heath

This evergreen spreading shrub will provide you with a profusion of pink flowers in the winter.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Winter Jewels” is scheduled for 1 to 2 p.m. Jan. 18 at the Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens, 145 Alverson Blvd.,… Continue reading

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)

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Jan. 18, the 18th day of 2020. There are 348 days left in the year.

  • Jan 18, 2020
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                                Italian art restorer Anna Selleri points at a slide showing a detail of a painting that was found last December near an art gallery and believed to be the missing Gustav Klimt’s painting “Portrait of a Lady.”

In gallery’s walls, a portrait verified as missing Klimt

Questions remain: Who had taken it and did it ever left the museum’s property?

  • Jan 17, 2020
Antonio Calanni / Associated Press
                                Italian art restorer Anna Selleri points at a slide showing a detail of a painting that was found last December near an art gallery and believed to be the missing Gustav Klimt’s painting “Portrait of a Lady.”
Mavis Staples — who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2017 — will perform Jan. 16 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Associated Press file)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

Richard Cole Jazz Quartet: The acclaimed saxophonist’s free performance is at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Edmonds Library, 650 Main St., Edmonds. Cole will… Continue reading

Mavis Staples — who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999 and the Blues Hall of Fame in 2017 — will perform Jan. 16 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Associated Press file)

Booze notebook: 5 Rights Brewing triples seating with expansion

The latest on Snohomish County’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.