The documentary, “Amazing Grace,” presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin���s best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972, is screening Jan. 21 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Neon)

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.

The documentary, “Amazing Grace,” presenting the live recording of Aretha Franklin���s best-selling gospel album at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in 1972, is screening Jan. 21 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. (Neon)
The Edmonds Center for the Arts will present a streaming blues performance by actor Jeff Daniels on Jan. 15. (jeffdaniels.com)

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.

The Edmonds Center for the Arts will present a streaming blues performance by actor Jeff Daniels on Jan. 15. (jeffdaniels.com)
Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative
Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andrew Morehouse,center, and Nate
Bell while filming “The Hour After Westerly” at the Fort Casey Inn.

Watch film featuring Whidbey Island for free through Jan. 16

The “Twilight Zone”-esque “The Hour After Westerly” is based on a short story by Robert M. Coates.

Photo by Wes Anthony/Firehouse Creative
Lead actress Shannyn Sossamon talks with filmmakers Andrew Morehouse,center, and Nate
Bell while filming “The Hour After Westerly” at the Fort Casey Inn.
The Everett Music Initiative team, (from left) Ryan Crowther, Nate Feaster and Michael Hannon. (Everett Music Initiative)

A step toward keeping music alive in the pandemic, beyond

With Snohomish County Music Project as fiscal sponsor, Fisherman’s festival group can get donations.

The Everett Music Initiative team, (from left) Ryan Crowther, Nate Feaster and Michael Hannon. (Everett Music Initiative)

New Year’s resolutions falling short? It’s time to reimagine them

Figure out what your body needs and then teach yourself a new habit to fulfill it. It’s a lifestyle, not a goal.

  • Jan 13, 2021
Shylah Hallam-Noel left, a worker at Queen Anne Healthcare, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle, receives the second shot of the Pfizer vaccination for COVID-19, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, from a Walgreens Pharmacist, right. The facility had an outbreak of COVID-19 in May of 2020 that resulted in more than 100 positive cases among staff and residents, including Allen, and the deaths of 20 residents and two staff members. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

The tricky road to herd immunity, explained

Three researchers who study the spread of infectious disease offer a reality check on how far we’ve come — and how far we have to go.

  • Jan 13, 2021
Shylah Hallam-Noel left, a worker at Queen Anne Healthcare, a skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Seattle, receives the second shot of the Pfizer vaccination for COVID-19, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, from a Walgreens Pharmacist, right. The facility had an outbreak of COVID-19 in May of 2020 that resulted in more than 100 positive cases among staff and residents, including Allen, and the deaths of 20 residents and two staff members. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Cece Stafford arranges stock Wednesday afternoon at Alchemy Health in Alderwood Mall on December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Score some flower at the mall? New CBD store is buzzing

CBD lotions and potions are touted to treat pain, insomnia and anxiety. Owner: “We’re not a pot shop.”

Cece Stafford arranges stock Wednesday afternoon at Alchemy Health in Alderwood Mall on December 16, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Grain bowls come together quickly and make a nutritious lunch, dinner, or breakfast. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Eating mindfully? Try mixed grain bowl with lemon yogurt sauce

Start 2021 off right with an easy-to-make dish that’s visually appealing and packed with nutrition.

  • Jan 12, 2021
Grain bowls come together quickly and make a nutritious lunch, dinner, or breakfast. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Mead maker Jeremy Kyncl pours a tasting glass of Hawthorn Tulsi Mead, a blend of hawthorn berry and holy basil, in the new Whidbey tasting room of Hierophant Meadery. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record

Whidbey Island meadery off to a sweet start

Jeremy Kyncl and Michelle Scandalis of Hierophant Meadery in Freeland brew their mead with local honey.

Mead maker Jeremy Kyncl pours a tasting glass of Hawthorn Tulsi Mead, a blend of hawthorn berry and holy basil, in the new Whidbey tasting room of Hierophant Meadery. Photo by Kira Erickson/South Whidbey Record
GMC Yukon Denali’s trademark chrome grille is bigger and more detailed on the all-new 2021 model. (Manufacturer photo)

2021 GMC Yukon Denali full-size SUV lives up to its namesake

All-new version is larger, has a new turbo-diesel option, and a rugged AT4 model has been added.

GMC Yukon Denali’s trademark chrome grille is bigger and more detailed on the all-new 2021 model. (Manufacturer photo)
Grand prize: This photo of Tatoosh Ridge by Yuriy Garnaev was the overall contest winner.

Six classicly Northwest snaps from Washington’s backcountry trails

Here are the winning photos from the Washington Trails Association’s 2020 Northwest Exposure contest.

  • Jan 10, 2021
Grand prize: This photo of Tatoosh Ridge by Yuriy Garnaev was the overall contest winner.
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.

  • Jan 10, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Dr. Paul on making a habit of expressing your appreciation

It can be as easy as putting a sticky note out to remind yourself be on the lookout for a job well done.

Sign up for a snowshoe tour with REI through the Mount Baker Lowlands — a mountainous winter wonderland that averages over 600 inches of snow annually. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Sign up for a snowshoe tour with REI through the Mount Baker Lowlands — a mountainous winter wonderland that averages over 600 inches of snow annually. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Riomaggiore, one of the Cinque Terre towns, is aglow at night.

Rick Steves on the Cinque Terre, the Riviera of Italy

It’s a world of ancient terraced vineyards, little pastel ports, rustic cuisine and twinkling vistas.

Riomaggiore, one of the Cinque Terre towns, is aglow at night.

She paid twice for her airline tickets, and can’t get refund

Level Airlines claims she was a “no-show” for her flight to Barcelona. But she was on the flight. How did this mix-up happen?

  • Jan 10, 2021
Freezer-to-table recipes — plus a little help from the kids — makes putting dinner on the table easy. (Jennifer Bardsley)

When families cook together, dinner is ready in a flash

Here’s how you, too, can assemble 14 freezer-to-table recipes in four hours for two weeks of easy meals.

Freezer-to-table recipes — plus a little help from the kids — makes putting dinner on the table easy. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Persian violets feature white to pink to magenta flowers. All have purple markings at the base of the petals.(Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Cyclamen coum aka Persian violet

This winter bloomer features white to pink to magenta flowers. All have purple markings at the base of the petals.

Persian violets feature white to pink to magenta flowers. All have purple markings at the base of the petals.(Richie Steffen)
Next year’s Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series includes a “Hummingbird Madness” class with the one and only Ciscoe Morris. (Anna Medwenitsch)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Next year’s Sustainable Gardening Winter Speaker Series includes a “Hummingbird Madness” class with the one and only Ciscoe Morris. (Anna Medwenitsch)
This wooden cabinet with decorations and the name Sherwin-Williams is easy to date. A salamander is carved on the door suggesting a date before 1905 when the logo was changed. We wonder why a paint company used a salamander and not a chameleon that changed colors. Did the artist draw the wrong creature? (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Sherwin-Williams cabinet features salamander logo circa 1870

The paint company’s famous world globe covered with dripping paint replaced the amphibian in 1905.

This wooden cabinet with decorations and the name Sherwin-Williams is easy to date. A salamander is carved on the door suggesting a date before 1905 when the logo was changed. We wonder why a paint company used a salamander and not a chameleon that changed colors. Did the artist draw the wrong creature? (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)