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Happy Father's Day greeting card for a gardener father. Garden tools in a round shape. Watercolor gardening tools with the sign "Happy Father's Day". Hand-drawn garden clipart.

Dads dig plants, too. This Father’s Day, find a gift to grow his garden

From maples and conifers to fountains, statuaries and tools, garden centers offer a diversity of gifts both fun and useful.

Happy Father's Day greeting card for a gardener father. Garden tools in a round shape. Watercolor gardening tools with the sign "Happy Father's Day". Hand-drawn garden clipart.

Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens to host 3-day plant-sale fundraiser

Described as “a gardener’s paradise,” the sale will feature plants and trees from individual gardeners and local nurseries.

Great Plant Pick: Bowle’s golden sedge

What: Carex elata aurea is a wonderful clump-forming, grass-like sedge with bright golden-yellow and green-margined foliage. Better known as Bowle’s golden sedge, this perennial is… Continue reading

  • Jun 12, 2024

Many famous design firms were built to last because sons joined fathers

Nineteenth-century silversmith Samuel Kirk’s legacy lives on today because his sons and grandson followed in his footsteps.

Louise Grevstad, 79, with her free ice cream outside of Safeway on Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds woman screamed — and got her free Safeway ice cream

Louise Grevstad, 79, was shut out from deals because she doesn’t have a smartphone. She didn’t think it was fair. So she went to the media.

Louise Grevstad, 79, with her free ice cream outside of Safeway on Thursday, May 30, 2024, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sam Schrantz waves a transgender pride flag during the Stanwood-Camano Pride event at Freedom Park in Camano, Washington on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

She was a ‘lone soul’ before starting a Pride event for rural Snohomish County

In recent years, groups have led celebrations in Stanwood, Arlington, Lake Stevens and elsewhere — cities where “we absolutely need to find each other.”

Sam Schrantz waves a transgender pride flag during the Stanwood-Camano Pride event at Freedom Park in Camano, Washington on Saturday, June 1, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Debunking the mystery of the missing hotel refund

Why didn’t Jessica Radosevic get her refund from Traveluro? Could it have to do with the credit card dispute she filed?

  • Jun 8, 2024
  • By Wire Service

For older adults, alcohol poses a higher-than-normal risk to health

As we age, our bodies become less tolerant of alcohol, which can lead to falls, automobile accidents and other injuries.

Nedra Vranish, left, and Karen Thordarson, right browse colorful glass flowers at Fuse4U during Sorticulture on Friday, June 7, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Nedra Vranish, left, and Karen Thordarson, right browse colorful glass flowers at Fuse4U during Sorticulture on Friday, June 7, 2024, in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Beyond the ruins, Ireland’s Ring of Kerry glows with 40 shades of green

While the ancient sights are fascinating and the history is educational, the landscape’s eternal beauty is the real draw.

  • Jun 7, 2024
Dolly Hunnicutt holds onto a metal raccoon cutout while looking through metal wildflowers at the Freeborn Metal Art booth during the first day of Sorticulture on Friday, June 9, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Sorticulture sets down roots all weekend in downtown Everett, and eight-piece funk-fusion band Cytrus comes to Kings Hall.

  • Jun 6, 2024
Dolly Hunnicutt holds onto a metal raccoon cutout while looking through metal wildflowers at the Freeborn Metal Art booth during the first day of Sorticulture on Friday, June 9, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Gerry Davis holds an empty picture frame which she intends to put a photo of her sister Mary at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon, Washington on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Film shines light on missing Tulalip woman’s story — and larger crisis

“Missing From Fire Trail Road” spotlights the unsolved case of Mary Johnson-Davis. It premieres Saturday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

Gerry Davis holds an empty picture frame which she intends to put a photo of her sister Mary at Hillcrest Park in Mount Vernon, Washington on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

As glassmaking was streamlined, Clevenger Brothers stuck by old techniques

From its medium blue color to its rough pontil mark, this hand-blown vase stays true to traditional glassmaking methods.

Great Plant Pick: Fuschia hawkshead

What: Hummingbird nirvana! Dainty white sepals, daubed with a splash of green on the tips, and pure white corollas make this hardy fuchsia very attractive… Continue reading

  • Jun 5, 2024
Bee covered with pollen on a yellow flower

Pollinators make flowers bloom and gardens grow. Let’s give them a hand

By gardening with pollinators in mind, we can ensure our gardens — and the broader ecosystem — thrive for generations to come.

Bee covered with pollen on a yellow flower
Army Green is a new paint color for select trims of the 2024 Toyota RAV4 compact SUV. (Photo provided by Toyota)

Toyota RAV4 reaching 30 years on the list of best sellers

The compact crossover was introduced when the term hadn’t been invented yet.

Army Green is a new paint color for select trims of the 2024 Toyota RAV4 compact SUV. (Photo provided by Toyota)
Left to right, Angelo Sarmiento, Jona Sarmiento, and Carlisle Sarmiento prepare to cut the cake during a first birthday party at Costco in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, May 31, 2024. Jona’s water broke in the store a year ago (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Lake Stevens ‘Costco baby’ celebrates first Costco-themed birthday

Jona Sarmiento was walking by the rotisserie chickens when her water broke. Now her baby is six times the weight of a roasted bird.

Left to right, Angelo Sarmiento, Jona Sarmiento, and Carlisle Sarmiento prepare to cut the cake during a first birthday party at Costco in Lake Stevens, Washington on Friday, May 31, 2024. Jona’s water broke in the store a year ago (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Inside the lash room at Anisoptera Spa on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Knead Relief? Discover Snohomish County’s Top Massage Clinic

The results are in. This spot was voted best massage by 400 Herald readers.

Inside the lash room at Anisoptera Spa on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish County Pride guide 2024

Celebrate love locally this June at one of the many Pride events happening across the county.

People gather for a color throw at Stanwood and Camano’s first-ever Pride celebration on Saturday, June 4, 2022. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The best time to dig for razor clams is about two hours before or after low tide. On Thursday, March 14, 2024, Mocrocks Beach in Moclips, Washington, had a -0.3 tide at 10:12 a.m. By 9 a.m. the beach swarmed with clammers thumping their digging tubes against the sand to stir the razor clams into showing where they were hiding. (Brenda Mann Harrison / Special to Sound & Summit)

Roadtrip to Moclips: razor clam digging with fries and grunge

We joined thousands of clammers in search of the tasty shellfish. Kurt Cobain’s memorial and Big Tom burgers were stopovers.

The best time to dig for razor clams is about two hours before or after low tide. On Thursday, March 14, 2024, Mocrocks Beach in Moclips, Washington, had a -0.3 tide at 10:12 a.m. By 9 a.m. the beach swarmed with clammers thumping their digging tubes against the sand to stir the razor clams into showing where they were hiding. (Brenda Mann Harrison / Special to Sound & Summit)