Once vowing not to record anymore, Elvis Costello is back

The 64-year-old is around to talk about his cancer scare and his newly released album “Look Now.”

  • Oct 21, 2018

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

GET OUT Trail work party: Earn a Discover Pass while helping construct a new trail on Dirty Harry’s Peak near Snoqualmie Pass from 8:30 a.m.… Continue reading

Reflections of a new member of the older generation

The challenge is to pass on some of my life lesson to the oldsters of the future.

The season of giving: donate socks, toys for good causes

Also, paint your personal masterpiece at Schack Art Center.

This week’s best-sellers from Publishers Weekly

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Next Person You Meet in Heaven. Mitch Albom. Harper 2. Holy Ghost. John Sandford. Putnam 3. Ambush. Patterson/Born. Little, Brown 4.… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2018

Thinking of remodeling your kitchen or bath? Here are tips

For one thing, contractors are very busy. They might not call you right back or get there on time.

Garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood; 425-771-7670; mkboley@comcast.net. American Rhododendron Society: Pilchuck Chapter, Red Barn, Jennings Park, 6915 Armar… Continue reading

Great Plant Pick: Aster lateriflorus ‘Prince,’ calico aster

In early fall, cloud-like starry white flowers blushed with pink and purple cover the plant.

Halloween memorabilia is 4th in popularity with collectors

The holiday formerly known as Allhallows Eve is behind Christmas, Fourth of July and Easter.

Ian Terry / Herald file Fungi grows on a tree and offers a taste of autumn colors to come along the Woody Trail at Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Photo taken on 09172015

Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Fall into Focus: October’s Seattle Home Show is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 20 and 10 a.m. to 5 pm. Oct. 21 at the… Continue reading

Ian Terry / Herald file Fungi grows on a tree and offers a taste of autumn colors to come along the Woody Trail at Wallace Falls State Park near Gold Bar on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015. Photo taken on 09172015

It’s cold, dark and wet — time to move your gardening indoors

Houseplants will most likely be the focus of many a Northwest gardener this fall and winter.

In ‘Halloween’ franchise, there’s no time off for the boogeyman

Jamie Lee Curtis — 19 years old in the original — stars in this sequel to the Michael Myers movie.

‘Guapa’ and ‘The Leavers’ tackle the challenge of motherlessness

Saleem Haddad and Lisa Ko’s novels are an intricate look at identity destruction and formation.

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

Science of Spirits: Seattle’s Pacific Science Center is hosting Science of Spirits, a night of science served with sips of samples from local distilleries, including… Continue reading

Drink this: Crucible Brewing throws 3rd birthday party

The Everett brewery is celebrating its third anniversary with a birthday bash fit for a 3-year-old.

Northwest Wine: Cabernet franc good fit in Washington vineyards

The late ripener, harvested around Halloween, is best known as a classic Bordeaux variety.

Overcoming the parent-nonparent divide

Dear Carolyn: I’ve always had a warm and close relationship with my sister-in-law. Then, she had a baby, and everything changed. She seems to resent… Continue reading

Today in History

Today is Friday, Oct. 19, the 292nd day of 2018. There are 73 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Oct. 19, 1789, John… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2018

Disney signals that it’s ready to embrace Fox’s edgy movies

It plans to keep most of 20th Century Fox’s film management when it acquires the business next year.

  • Oct 18, 2018

Cookies delivered to your door, even late, in Edmonds, Everett

Midnight Cookie Co. cashes in on the convenience craze through delivery apps.