See migrating snow geese at birding festival next weekend

The Port Susan Snow Goose Festival in Stanwood features speakers, bus tours and kids activities.

Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) face off in director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther.” (Marvel Studios/Disney)

‘Black Panther’ director searched for superheroes who look like him

When filmmaker Ryan Coogler was a kid at the comic shop, he looked for a hero he could relate to.

  • Feb 18, 2018
Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan) and T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) face off in director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther.” (Marvel Studios/Disney)
Mark Ellinger works with fire to create unique texture and color on a float. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Glass Quest: Find clue balls to trade in for hand-blown floats

The ninth annual Great Northwest Glass Quest is on Camano Island and in Stanwood through Feb. 25.

Mark Ellinger works with fire to create unique texture and color on a float. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Lessons from the Olymics on setting and meeting goals

Those of us non-athletes whose favorite sport is avoiding sports can learn a lot from Olympians.

Mixer vs. maker: War for counter space is like Game of Thrones

Is there a correlation between weight gain and the small appliances we keep on our kitchen counters?

New picture book meant to help kids understand love and loss

“Love” celebrates love between parent and child, between siblings, self-love and love lost.

  • Feb 18, 2018

Oscar’s list of documentary shorts tailors to distinct tastes

The shortlist of nominees fall into two film categories: the issue-oriented and the personal.

  • Feb 18, 2018

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

“Birds and Their Nests”: The talk by Joe Meche, birder, photographer, carpenter and author of “Beaks and Bills” is 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the… Continue reading

Plan ahead for your National Park family vacation

Choose from these five historic gems to add a layer of history to your outdoor adventure.

  • Feb 18, 2018

Snohomish County book calendar

Shirley Melis 7 p.m. Feb. 19, Third Place Books Melis will talk about and sign copies of her memoir, “Banged-Up Heart.” When her husband of… Continue reading

Today in History: Feb, 18

Today is Sunday, Feb. 18, the 49th day of 2018. There are 316 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Feb. 18, 1678, the… Continue reading

  • Feb 18, 2018

Welsh revival: Cardiff sheds rust-belt past for glossy future

Just an hour from major English destinations such as Bath and the Cotswolds, spunky Cardiff offers a taste of Welsh flavors that will leave you… Continue reading

Tears, exuberance as ‘Black Panther’ opens across Africa

“Black Panther” has burst onto the screen in Africa, handing a powerful response to the unfortunate remarks… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

‘Black Panther’ could change representation in part of Hollywood

Production designers are Hollywood’s magicians at providing scenes that can be captured on screen.

  • Feb 17, 2018

Garden clubs in Snohomish, 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

Girlfriend’s vacation takeaway? Her boyfriend’s cheap

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn: My girlfriend and I just went on our first vacation together. I thought it went well, but… Continue reading

Great Plant Pick: Prostanthera cuneata, alpine mint bush

What: Prostanthera cuneata, commonly called alpine mint bush, becomes a compact spreading mound in the garden. The tiny evergreen leaves have a refreshing minty fragrance… Continue reading

Home & Garden events in Snohomish County and the region

“Birds and Their Nests”: The talk by Joe Meche, birder, photographer, carpenter and author of “Beaks and Bills,” is 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the… Continue reading

Hot Property: TV lawman sells Sherman Oaks digs

Michael Chiklis, an actor known for his television roles on “The Shield” and “Gotham,”… Continue reading

  • Feb 17, 2018

How do plants survive freezing temperatures? With genetics

Plants have evolved to tolerate the weather conditions of where they are growing.