Jim Jamison and Stephanie Schisler wrote and illustrated "What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me." (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Bothell grandfather brews up a children’s book

Bothell’s Jim Jamison, owner of Foggy Noggin Brewing, wrote “What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me?,” and his daughter, Stephanie Schisler, illustrated it.

Jim Jamison and Stephanie Schisler wrote and illustrated "What Would I Be If I Couldn’t Be Me." (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Vaccines promise health — and fun — for a family tired of social distancing. (Jennifer Bardsley)

COVID-19 pandemic brings a new appreciation for flu shots

After not leaving the house for weeks, a drive-thu appointment to get an influenza vaccine is an adventure.

Vaccines promise health — and fun — for a family tired of social distancing. (Jennifer Bardsley)
The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
The wide sidewalks of the Champs-Elysées invite strolling. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

Rick Steves on the Champs-Elysees, the grand Parisian promenade

With its sprawling sidewalks and well-dressed pedestrians, this grand boulevard is Paris at its most Parisian.

The wide sidewalks of the Champs-Elysées invite strolling. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

Why mentors and role models are so important

We all can be living examples of integrity, compassion, kindness, commitment and perseverance.

Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

School and COVID — What to expect

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)
This red laceleaf Japanese maple is a striking specimen, holding its burgundy-red foliage color though the summer. (Great Plant Pick)

Great Plant Pick: Acer palmatum ‘Tamuke yama,’ red laceleaf Japanese maple

This weeping tree is a striking specimen, holding its burgundy-red foliage color though the summer.

This red laceleaf Japanese maple is a striking specimen, holding its burgundy-red foliage color though the summer. (Great Plant Pick)
The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a webinar on beavers Oct. 27 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a webinar on beavers Oct. 27 via Zoom. (Getty Images)
Take care to acclimate your houseplants as you relocate them from the garden to the house. (Getty Images)

It’s time to move those summering houseplants back indoors

It’s a tricky thing to do, however, because light conditions in our homes are different than the shadiest of gardens.

Take care to acclimate your houseplants as you relocate them from the garden to the house. (Getty Images)
This Worcester Dr. Wall cup and saucer is in the Kakiemon pattern. It's porcelain and was made around 1785. It sold for $160 at a Neal auction. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

The trick to telling if your dish is antique Worcester porcelain

When you hold the 18th-century plate up to a strong light, the white china appears to be light green.

This Worcester Dr. Wall cup and saucer is in the Kakiemon pattern. It's porcelain and was made around 1785. It sold for $160 at a Neal auction. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Members of The Moon Is Flat, a Lake Stevens band,  perform at Black Lab Gallery, an art venue, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Black Lab Gallery in Everett, has become the new go-to place for up-and-coming hyperlocal music in the wake of The Cannery closing a couple of years ago. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Members of The Moon Is Flat, a Lake Stevens band,  perform at Black Lab Gallery, an art venue, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. Black Lab Gallery in Everett, has become the new go-to place for up-and-coming hyperlocal music in the wake of The Cannery closing a couple of years ago. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

The October show “Melodies Held in Silence” features paintings by Irina Kirienko Milton at Gallery North in Edmonds. Shown is Milton’s “Christmas is Over.”
Whitney Stohr and her son Malachi Stohr-Hendrickson, 2, add diapers to a ChildStrive donation box on Oct. 7 at Crucible Brewing in Everett. Malachi receives early Intervention services through ChildStrive. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Whitney Stohr and her son Malachi Stohr-Hendrickson, 2, add diapers to a ChildStrive donation box on Oct. 7 at Crucible Brewing in Everett. Malachi receives early Intervention services through ChildStrive. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame will perform improv in “Stream of Consciousness” via Zoom on Oct. 18, 24 and 30. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)

Making it up as they go along is these stars’ speciality

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line is it Anyway?” will perform a Zoom improv show sponsored by Angel of the Winds Arena.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” fame will perform improv in “Stream of Consciousness” via Zoom on Oct. 18, 24 and 30. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)
In filmmakers Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif’s “Lady Parts,” a struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens. Watch the short film during the Zonta Club’s Lunafest on Oct. 15. (Lady Parts)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include documentaries showing at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

In filmmakers Erin Rye and Jessica Sherif’s “Lady Parts,” a struggling actor finally gets her big break, only to realize the glass ceiling can also be a camera lens. Watch the short film during the Zonta Club’s Lunafest on Oct. 15. (Lady Parts)
Nick Poling plays the title character Red Curtain’s production of “Klingon M’aQ’betH,” which is now available to watch on YouTube. (Alex DeRoest)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Nick Poling plays the title character Red Curtain’s production of “Klingon M’aQ’betH,” which is now available to watch on YouTube. (Alex DeRoest)
Ty Lewis, who performs as Leyshock, is a featured artist in Buddypalooza, a virtual concert for Best Buddies in Washington’s Virtual Champion of the Year Gala on Oct. 18 via Facebook. He also produced the show. (Dylan Fout)

This Lynnwood musician has kept busy during the pandemic year

Hip-hop and rap artist Ty Lewis has released a song a month in 2020. Now he’s producing and performing in a benefit concert.

Ty Lewis, who performs as Leyshock, is a featured artist in Buddypalooza, a virtual concert for Best Buddies in Washington’s Virtual Champion of the Year Gala on Oct. 18 via Facebook. He also produced the show. (Dylan Fout)
Bart Millard and the group MercyMe are scheduled to perform Feb. 21, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Associated Press)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Bart Millard and the group MercyMe are scheduled to perform Feb. 21, 2021, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Associated Press)
Volunteers with the Timber Framers Guild work Saturday to raise one of two Douglas fir portals at the site of the Oso Slide Memorial. The volunteers crafted the portals at the Monroe fairgrounds. (Snohomish County Parks photo)

Portals crafted by volunteers up at Oso Slide Memorial site

Members of nonprofit Timber Framers Guild built the structures, each “a piece of art.”

Volunteers with the Timber Framers Guild work Saturday to raise one of two Douglas fir portals at the site of the Oso Slide Memorial. The volunteers crafted the portals at the Monroe fairgrounds. (Snohomish County Parks photo)

COVID-19’s foggy glasses spawn a Lasik surgery revival

The surgery’s resurgence is part of an industry-wide boom in elective procedures during the pandemic.

  • Oct 14, 2020