Be a hero: One blood donation can save up to three lives

Mark your calendar: The Marysville Public Library is hosting a blood drive from on May 8.

Five big things we learned watching Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’

The first black woman to headline Coachella talks about her pregnancy issues and super-strict diet.

  • Apr 21, 2019

Historic hits in Milan, Italy’s most mod city

While many tourists come to Italy only for the past, those who make time for Milan find that this powerful, no-nonsense city is a delightful… Continue reading

How do I handle my jealous girlfriend?

Dear Carolyn: I’ve been with my girlfriend only six months, but I felt like I could see years into the future with her. She’s recently… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2019

Monty Python celebrate ‘Life of Brian,’ honor ailing Jones

The classic film’s 40th anniversary is being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of Terry Jones.

  • Apr 21, 2019

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Free park-ing: The next day to visit Washington state parks without an entrance fee is April 22, Earth Day. Other free days are June 1… Continue reading

Sci-fi writers that are inspired by the trash we leave behind

Here’s a list of books that explore waste as an impending ecological disaster — and also a spiritual one.

  • Apr 21, 2019

Today in History

Today is Sunday, April 21, the 111th day of 2019. There are 254 days left in the year.

Unlocking the mystery of the marbled murrelet took 5 years

Writer Maria Mudd Ruth’s book details the bird that can fly 100 mph and dive into the ocean for food.

Which is more important — playing sports or getting good grades?

Playing a team sport is far more similar to the demands of adult life than performing well on tests.

‘Fast Color’ is a nifty little superhero movie done a little differently

By Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times “Fast Color” is a nifty little film, a smart, adventurous and surprising production made with visible care and… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

If it’s got a rabbit on it, this Snohomish woman wants it

Cheryl Bryan was born five days after Easter in 1960 — and she’s loved bunnies ever since.

A list of 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: Epimedium grandiflorum ‘Queen Esta,’ fairy wings

This epimedium gets its common names fairy wings and bishop’s hat for its dainty spring flowers.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Adopt-A-Basket: Donations are now being accepted to support Edmonds’ annual flower program, which adorns downtown streets with flower baskets and parks with plantings from June… Continue reading

My wife’s weird behavior about my 5-year-old daughter

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: I don’t know what’s going on with my wife, “Angie,” or what I should do about it.… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2019

No gardener can possibly resist the magnificent Itoh peony

This variety combines stunning colors with a pleasing form that fits into any landscape design.

Rock icon David Coverdale livens up Lake Tahoe housing market

It’s the end of the tour in Lake Tahoe for David Coverdale. The rock icon of Deep Purple and Whitesnake fame has listed his estate… Continue reading

This ceramic parrot concealed an early radio’s loudspeaker

The rare bird statue hid the working parts of a 1927 radio and was a substitute for a large horn.

Today in history, April 20

Today is Saturday, April 20, the 110th day of 2019. There are 255 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On April 20, 1999, the… Continue reading