One year later, pandemic health concerns remain pressing

Surveys show many of us aren’t sleeping well, and eating and drinking too much. What can we do to mitigate these impacts?

Flora and Fauna, first place: This photo of a golden larch in the Enchantments by Andrew Rossi got him first place in the Flora and Fauna category.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Flora and Fauna, first place: This photo of a golden larch in the Enchantments by Andrew Rossi got him first place in the Flora and Fauna category.
Siena’s main square and gathering place, Il Campo.

Rick Steves on the Tuscan town of Siena, Italy’s medieval soul

It’s been a backwater since the 14th century — and that’s a big reason why it’s so worth visiting today.

Siena’s main square and gathering place, Il Campo.

Traveler desperate for $1,443 refund from Pacific Holidays

Pacific Holidays canceled Helene Rosenthal’s tour of the Baltic after the COVID-19 outbreak. But months later, the refund it promised hasn’t shown up in her account.

  • Apr 4, 2021
The marble chair is cold and hard but is not meant to have cushions. It is so deep that a short woman's feet will not touch the floor. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Art moderne chairs carved from white marble sold for $6,100

Many modern pieces of marble furniture were made in the mid-1900s. They were mostly special-order pieces.

The marble chair is cold and hard but is not meant to have cushions. It is so deep that a short woman's feet will not touch the floor. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
The pink lobner magnolia has strap-like petals that drape over branches and quiver in the slightest breeze. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Magnolia x loebneri “Leonard Messel,” pink lobner magnolia

This magnolia features strap-like petals that drape over branches and quiver in the slightest breeze.

The pink lobner magnolia has strap-like petals that drape over branches and quiver in the slightest breeze. (Richie Steffen)
The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is hosting a “Gardening for Pollinators and Birds” webinar on April 21 via Zoom. (Enumclaw Courier-Herald)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is hosting a “Gardening for Pollinators and Birds” webinar on April 21 via Zoom. (Enumclaw Courier-Herald)

The PUD’s IT staff protects and secures your data, but customers are still susceptible to hacks and breaches.

The PUD’s IT staff protects and secures your data, but customers are still susceptible to hacks and breaches.

  • Apr 2, 2021
With proper selection, Northwest gardeners can actually have a rhodie blooming in their gardens February through June. (Nicole Phillips)

These four cultivars definitely aren’t your granny’s rhodies

Breeders have varieties of rhododendrons in new colors that will never cover up the living room windows.

With proper selection, Northwest gardeners can actually have a rhodie blooming in their gardens February through June. (Nicole Phillips)
Andy Gross

‘Split Man’ aims to boggle minds at Historic Everett Theatre gig

Andy Gross is a comedian, magician and ventriloquist — and he can throw his voice. You can see him April 9.

Andy Gross
"Enza" by Jan Hopkins

Trash gets an artistic transformation at Schack Art Center

The “Art of Recycling: Repurpose with a Purpose”exhibit aims to make you think about your effect on the environment.

"Enza" by Jan Hopkins
Peter Rivera, the original lead singer and drummer for Rare Earth, will perform April 24 with his band at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Peter Rivera)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Peter Rivera, the original lead singer and drummer for Rare Earth, will perform April 24 with his band at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Peter Rivera)
"Magnus" is an example of Susan Bradley's pointillism on display through April at Artworks Gallery in Langley.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

"Magnus" is an example of Susan Bradley's pointillism on display through April at Artworks Gallery in Langley.
Ian Terry / The Herald A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7. Photo taken on 03072018
A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. (Ian Terry / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Ian Terry / The Herald A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7. Photo taken on 03072018
A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. (Ian Terry / Herald file)
Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary “The Homestretch,” was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)

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.

Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary “The Homestretch,” was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)
@intodustphotographyInto Dust Photography 

Rowan Catel and Carlos Narvaez perform in Olympic Ballet Theatre’s production of “Efanora,” premiering on YouTube on April 2.

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

@intodustphotographyInto Dust Photography 

Rowan Catel and Carlos Narvaez perform in Olympic Ballet Theatre’s production of “Efanora,” premiering on YouTube on April 2.
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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives are slated to perform Sept. 16 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

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.

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Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives are slated to perform Sept. 16 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.
The Lowdown Drifters will play country and rock covers and their own music April 3 at the Mirkwood Public House in Arlington. (The Lowdown Drifters)

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The listings include Engel’s Pub, Mirkwood Public House and Port Gardner Bay Winery shows.

The Lowdown Drifters will play country and rock covers and their own music April 3 at the Mirkwood Public House in Arlington. (The Lowdown Drifters)
Cartoon Color Characters People Family Eating Fast Food Restaurant Interior Inside Concept Flat Design Style. Vector illustration

You voted: The best family dining in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

Cartoon Color Characters People Family Eating Fast Food Restaurant Interior Inside Concept Flat Design Style. Vector illustration
Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Rishi Sharma checks levels in his camera before interviewing WWII combat veteran Frank Burns of Freeland last Saturday. Sharma travels the country interviewing WWII combat veterans for his oral history project and nonprofit, Heros of the Second World War.

Traveling interviewer records WWII vets on Whidbey Island

Rishi Sharma has met more than 1,100 World War II combat veterans to document their stories.

Photo by Emily Gilbert/Whidbey News-Times
Rishi Sharma checks levels in his camera before interviewing WWII combat veteran Frank Burns of Freeland last Saturday. Sharma travels the country interviewing WWII combat veterans for his oral history project and nonprofit, Heros of the Second World War.