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Skunk cabbage, also known as a swamp lantern, emerges from the wetlands of the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7. The Adopt A Stream Foundation will be presenting their annual Swamp Lantern Festival from March 15 through April 21 to give visitors a chance to see the plants in full bloom.

Photo taken on 03072018

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

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

Ian Terry / The Herald

Skunk cabbage, also known as a swamp lantern, emerges from the wetlands of the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7. The Adopt A Stream Foundation will be presenting their annual Swamp Lantern Festival from March 15 through April 21 to give visitors a chance to see the plants in full bloom.

Photo taken on 03072018
Joel Fry, top, and Ellora Torchia in "In the Earth." MUST CREDIT: Neon

Pandemic adds extra layer of menace to ‘In the Earth’

A naive scientist encounters pagan horror in the woods of England in this unnerving film.

  • Apr 15, 2021
Joel Fry, top, and Ellora Torchia in "In the Earth." MUST CREDIT: Neon
Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary “The Homestretch,” was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary “The Homestretch,” was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)
Andrew Rivers had a marketing job in Seattle before he pursued comedy as a career. (World Series of Comedy)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

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

Andrew Rivers had a marketing job in Seattle before he pursued comedy as a career. (World Series of Comedy)
Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" fame will perform improv in "Stream of Consciousness" via Zoom on April 17. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)

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.

Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" fame will perform improv in "Stream of Consciousness" via Zoom on April 17. The live-stream show is presented by the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett. (Jonas Public Relations)
Steel Beans is scheduled to perform at Mirkwood Public House in Arlington on April 17. (Steel Beans)

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The listings include Engel’s Pub, Mirkwood Public House and Port Gardner Bay Winery shows.

Steel Beans is scheduled to perform at Mirkwood Public House in Arlington on April 17. (Steel Beans)

Ask a pediatrician: Are infrared thermometers safe to use on children?

Some posts on social media warn about the possible dangers of non-contact infrared thermometers.

  • Apr 14, 2021

Health check: Why it’s important to ask an expert about nutrition

They call her “Dr. Quinn, Nutrition Woman” — even though she’s not a doctor — because of the Western TV show.

  • Apr 14, 2021
Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

How employers can help defeat this pandemic through vaccination

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

Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)
Eric Adler, the mystery man who is on Twitter as @EdmondsScanner (E. Wong)

Revealed: The mystery man behind the @EdmondsScanner tweets

He’s a 50-year-old mail carrier who dusted off his English degree to curate 6,000 tales on Twitter.

Eric Adler, the mystery man who is on Twitter as @EdmondsScanner (E. Wong)
Pinto greens and beans, in this case, spinach, is a Hispanic take on a favorite Pittsburgh Italian dish. (Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette/TNS)

The classic Italian ‘beans and greens’ gets a Latin spin

A charred tomatillo salsa adds a bright and zesty finish to this traditional comfort food.

  • Apr 13, 2021
Pinto greens and beans, in this case, spinach, is a Hispanic take on a favorite Pittsburgh Italian dish. (Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette/TNS)
According to Toyota, the 2021 Sienna minivan’s front design was inspired by the Shinkansen Japanese bullet train to impart a sleek, speedy and confident appearance. (Manufacturer photo)

2021 Toyota Sienna might be a game-changer for minivans

All new from the ground up, this fourth-generation version is styled to the nines. Seriously.

According to Toyota, the 2021 Sienna minivan’s front design was inspired by the Shinkansen Japanese bullet train to impart a sleek, speedy and confident appearance. (Manufacturer photo)
Ancient White Park cows belonging to Burt Degroot Wednesday afternoon on a pasture on Ebey Island April 1, 2020 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Snohomish rancher raises an ancient breed of cattle

The distinctive British horned livestock have been around since the Middle Ages.

Ancient White Park cows belonging to Burt Degroot Wednesday afternoon on a pasture on Ebey Island April 1, 2020 (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
In the Netherlands, pot users go to coffeeshops — not jail.

A coffee shop conversation about marijuana in Amsterdam

If you pass a shop in the Netherlands full of plants displaying a Rastafarian flag, it doesn’t sell much coffee.

In the Netherlands, pot users go to coffeeshops — not jail.
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Apr 11, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Dr. Paul on battling adversity when it feels like a ‘dark night’

The Dalai Lama says: There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done — yesterday and tomorrow.

Everett Public Library presents “Introduction to Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest” April 13 via Crowdcast. (Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Everett Public Library presents “Introduction to Mushrooms of the Pacific Northwest” April 13 via Crowdcast. (Herald file)
A pile of shoes by the front door can be annoying, but it is also evidence of loved ones living together under one roof. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Remembering to cherish the things a mom takes for granted

Here’s to the noise, the mess and the laughter that fills life between now and when the kids are grown.

A pile of shoes by the front door can be annoying, but it is also evidence of loved ones living together under one roof. (Jennifer Bardsley)

TAP Air Portugal rescheduled my flight — can I get a refund?

TAP Air Portugal reschedules — and then cancels — John Schmidt’s flights. He wants a refund, but the airline is offering a voucher. Who is right?

  • Apr 11, 2021
"Lilafee" has multitudes of dainty magenta flowers with white-tipped spurs that hover above colorful leaflets. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Lilafee,’ fairy wings, bishop’s hat

This perennial has multitudes of dainty magenta flowers with white-tipped spurs that hover above colorful leaflets.

"Lilafee" has multitudes of dainty magenta flowers with white-tipped spurs that hover above colorful leaflets. (Richie Steffen)