Lynnwood woman plants success with water-storing succulents

Angie Rolly turned her thrift shop hobby into a mini-garden business at local farmers markets.


Adoptive parent can’t stand other uses of the word ‘adopt’

Please don’t follow excellent logic down an emotional path the facts don’t support.

  • Aug 17, 2019


Great Plant Pick: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yaku Jima,’ dwarf maiden grass

This clumping grass can be planted with annuals to provide stature and variety of texture.


Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Tour-worthy gardens: The Mill Creek Garden Club is looking for gardens to include on next year’s tour. The gardens don’t have to be within the… Continue reading

Summer’s in the home stretch — time to plant fall vegetables

There is a seemingly endless number of cultivars, but here are seven to zero in on.

This American-flag table is rare — and worth a lot of dough

“Unique” is a word that is often misused by collectors. It means one of a kind. There can never be a unique mass-produced chair, but… Continue reading

Today in history

Today is Saturday, Aug. 17, the 229th day of 2019. There are 136 days left in the year.

  • Aug 17, 2019

‘Blinded by the Light’: It’s corny, cheesy and hard to resist

This exuberant true tale follows a British lad who discovers the music of Bruce Springsteen, circa 1987.

Bidders vie for Obama’s high school basketball jersey

Bidding was drawing to a close Friday for a basketball jersey believed to have been worn… Continue reading

Eight can’t-miss attractions at the Evergreen State Fair

From monster trucks to livestock raised by local youth, this is some of the best stuff at this year’s event.

He enjoys talking about cocktails as much as making them

Jason Castro loves to explain the history behind the drinks at Fred’s Rivertown Alehouse in Snohomish.

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

Dog Days of Skookum: Celebrate your four-legged friend at Skookum’s Dog Days of Skookum event at noon Aug. 17 at the brewery, 17925 59th Ave.… Continue reading

Booze notebook: Bourbon distiller moves operations to Maltby

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

Do I deserve compensation for my canceled Vueling Airlines flight?

It should have kept its promise to send you 250 euros in compensation.

  • Aug 16, 2019

Feeling ambivalent about the arrival of her first grandchild

You have excellent reasons to be ambivalent, so, be ambivalent.

  • Aug 16, 2019

Northwest Wine: Wineries embrace the concept of canned wines

Seven good-quality wines in a can from some of the region’s biggest wineries.

Today in history

Today is Friday, Aug. 16, the 228th day of 2019. There are 137 days left in the year.

  • Aug 16, 2019

Aretha Franklin’s cancer doctors recall her grace, grit

They saw a patient who didn’t demand star treatment.

  • Aug 15, 2019

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

Caspar Babypants: The children’s artist will perform at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, 11405 Silver Lake Road, Everett. Caspar Babypants, whose… Continue reading

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

MUSEUMS/EVENTS Schack Art Center: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 2921… Continue reading