Dig into these gorgeous books for gardening inspiration

A garden needs time, skill and toil to become something. To become great, it also requires passion.


Garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

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


Great Plant Pick: Polystichum polyblepharum, Japanese tassel fern

Japanese tassel fern combines well with asarums and Blue hostas like Hosta “Halcyon.”


Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Sorticulture: Everett’s Garden Arts Festival is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 9 and 10 a.m. to 4… Continue reading

These drought-defying plants will survive our dry summers

Not only will they save you money on your water bill, they’ll also dress up your garden.

Vintage globes can be dated by countries’ upheaval and change

The oldest surviving globe showing our planet was made in 1492 by Martin Behaim of Germany.

Making history: Marysville’s museum celebrates 1st anniversary

The Marysville Historical Society Museum marks its first year on June 3. Admission is free that day.

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

Seven months after allegations destroyed his film career, Harvey Weinstein was arrested.

  • May 25, 2018

Snohomish Ale Trail will lead beer lovers on a happy chase

Six breweries collaborate on the event to “spread the word” about beer made in the historic town.

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

Suicide prevention fundraiser at Toggle’s: Everett’s Toggle’s Bottleshop is hosting Drink Beer, Do Good, a fundraiser for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention May 25… Continue reading

Northwest Wine: Southern Oregon a region not to be overlooked

The area opens up opportunities for warmer-climate varieties such as syrah and cabernet sauvignon.

Snags derail Marysville brewer’s new building

A number of unforeseen issues force 5 Rights Brewing to not move forward at Lake Stevens site.

Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

CNN reports that multiple women have accused the actor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.

  • May 24, 2018

Stoner comedy pioneer Tommy Chong still toking, joking at 80

If the U.S. hadn’t outlawed pot in the early 1900s, he and Cheech might never have had a comedy career.

  • May 24, 2018

Farms & Market in Everett is like a miniature Pike Place

The cafe inside the market is filled with grab-and-go items that are perfect for a summer picnic.

Pro tips on doing Sasquatch! Music Festival right

Steven Graham, radio host with 107.7 The End’s Locals Only, on why you should bring an empty bottle.

Origin story ‘Solo’ delivers the ‘Star Wars’ thrills

It’s no classic, and star Alden Ehrenreich can’t match Harrison Ford (who can?), but the movie is fun.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

MUSEUMS/EVENTS Third Thursday Art Walks: The next Everett Art Walk and Art Walk Edmonds is June 21. In Edmonds, the walk starts at 5 p.m.… Continue reading

Blood, Sweat and Tears keeps its jazz-rock fusion legacy alive

The band’s frontman is Bo Bice of “American Idol” fame. He was the runner-up to Carrie Underwood.

Concerts and musical performances around Snohomish County

Edmonds-Woodway Jazz Ensemble: Edmonds-Woodway High School’s jazz ensemble is playing at 7:30 p.m. May 30 at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley, 2033 Sixth Ave., Seattle. The ensemble… Continue reading