Another sign of spring: Fun facts about the Pacific tree frog

This time of year, chorus frogs can be heard singing for a mate in evenings and mornings.


Garden clubs in Snohomish, Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood;…


Gardening tools: Experts help through hotline, drop-in clinics

The WSU Extention program is meant to help gardeners with their plant and pest problems.


Great Plant Pick: Abies koreana, Korean fir

What: Aristocratic in appearance and slow growing, Abies koreana, commonly called Korean fir, has wonderful layered branches with deep green needles that have startling bright… Continue reading

Here’s how to add your plant sale to the Herald’s yearly guide

We’re taking listings now for our annual list of sales in April, May and June. Don’t forget yours.

Home & Garden events in Snohomish County and the region

Lantern festival: Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Swamp Lantern Festival is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, through April 22, Northwest Stream Center, McCollum… Continue reading

This old Singer sewing machine isn’t real — it’s a wood carving

The copy an example of fool-the-eye (trompe-l’oeil), a popular theme in a new type of art.

60 years later, Kim Novak reflects on ‘Vertigo’

“What good is it just to be pretty?” she asked in 1955’s “Picnic.” ”Maybe I get tired of only being looked at.”

  • Mar 16, 2018

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Sumerian Brewing tasting: Lynnwood’s Total Wine & More is hosting Woodinville’s Sumerian Brewing for a tasting from 4 to 7 p.m. March 16 at the… Continue reading

Here are 7 locally made beers to try for this St. Patrick’s Day

Sound to Summit in Snohomish made one of the brews especially for Shawn O’Donnell’s restaurants.

Walla Walla nearly as famous for its grapes as for its wines

More than 130 wineries call the valley home, making it a destination for wine tourists.

Why a V-12 engine plane has an odd number of exhaust stacks

If the de Havilland Mosquito has V-12s, why are there only five exhaust stacks on each side?

Elton John and Bernie Taupin saluted with two new tribute albums

More than two dozen of the team’s biggest hits and many less-familiar selections will be featured.

  • Mar 15, 2018

The customer is king at Tabby’s Coffee in Everett library

Starbucks barista-turned-coffee shop owner Tabitha “Tabby” Tarter is big on customer service.

A sampling of the power behind reading diverse books

Everett Public Library offers a starter pack of stories about experiences outside the “norm.”

‘Tomb Raider’ reboot’s chock-full of crazy cliffhangers

Star Alicia Vikander holds this inane but hugely fun action flick together.

Afraid to go directly to boyfriend with relationship problems

Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared on Sept. 19, 2003. Carolyn: How do you know what to keep within a relationship and what… Continue reading

Art galleries and exhibits in and around Snohomish County

MUSEUMS/EVENTS Quilt Show: Quilters Anonymous’ 37th annual quilt show, “The Great American Cover Up,” March 16-18, at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. More than… Continue reading

British satire ‘The Death of Stalin’ draws blood

The film is about the lethal power-jockeying that followed the demise of the Soviet Union’s dictator.

Classic Italian compositions, Irish jigs, Mozart on tap this weekend

Hear the music in Lynnwood, Monroe and Mukilteo.