At cicchetti bars, you can assemble a meal.

Don’t worry about getting lost on a Venice’s cicchetti crawl

Rick Steve’s favorite meal is what he calls “The Stand-Up Progressive Venetian Pub-Crawl Dinner.”

At cicchetti bars, you can assemble a meal.

Having a midlife crisis? It’s a good time for reflection

Middle age presents great opportunities to reshape your priorities for the coming decades.

My refund is a no-show for this Show of the Month Club trip

She’s been waiting nine months for a refund for her canceled train trip with Show of the Month Club. How much longer should she hold on?

  • Jul 18, 2021
"The Legend of Tommy G" is one of 17 short films and documentaries featured in 2021's Banff Film Festival World Tour. (YouTube)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

"The Legend of Tommy G" is one of 17 short films and documentaries featured in 2021's Banff Film Festival World Tour. (YouTube)
The GPP for tomorrow is Sedum spurium 'Fuldaglut' and the image credit goes to Richie.

Great Plant Pick: Sedum spurium ‘Fuldaglut’

This perennial has small, scalloped bronze-red leaves that form a durable, evergreen, succulent, weed-smothering groundcover.

The GPP for tomorrow is Sedum spurium 'Fuldaglut' and the image credit goes to Richie.
Bill Taylor steps over a water feature that divides an area of  his garden on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Edmonds, Washington. Taylor's home is a stop on the Edmonds in Bloom garden tour on July 18th. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Bill Taylor steps over a water feature that divides an area of  his garden on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 in Edmonds, Washington. Taylor's home is a stop on the Edmonds in Bloom garden tour on July 18th. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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Sort through your garbage, recycling and compost to find ways to improve your shopping and sorting habits. (Getty Images)
Sort through your garbage, recycling and compost to find ways to improve your shopping and sorting habits. (Getty Images)

How to do an at-home audit to reduce waste and recycle right

Sort through your garbage, recycling and compost to find ways to improve your shopping and sorting habits.

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Sort through your garbage, recycling and compost to find ways to improve your shopping and sorting habits. (Getty Images)
Sort through your garbage, recycling and compost to find ways to improve your shopping and sorting habits. (Getty Images)
This Dimitri Omersa lion footstool auctioned at a Jeffrey Evans Associates sale for $3,159. Other animals have sold at auction for $1,000 to $5,000. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

This Dimitri Omersa lion footstool sold at auction for $3,000

Today there are 39 different Omersa Co. animal footstools sold by stores like Liberty and Abercrombie Fitch.

This Dimitri Omersa lion footstool auctioned at a Jeffrey Evans Associates sale for $3,159. Other animals have sold at auction for $1,000 to $5,000. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
reddish stain of dried needles on spruce after winter

Your yard doesn’t have to look like Death Valley for the summer

The recent heatwave burned many of our shrubs, hanging baskets and trees. Here’s what to do to reverse the damage.

reddish stain of dried needles on spruce after winter
Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)

Reopening brings emotional triumphs and challenges

Public Health Essentials! A blog by the Snohomish Health District.

Public Health Essentials! (Snohomish Health District)
LeBron James with Bugs Bunny in "Space Jam: A New Legacy." (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS)

‘Space Jam’ offers some manic fun but is no slam dunk

The affable LeBron James steps into Michael Jordan’s Air Jordans for this reboot of the 1990s flick.

  • Jul 15, 2021
LeBron James with Bugs Bunny in "Space Jam: A New Legacy." (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/TNS)
Music in the Museum presents July 17 concerts at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds featuring Amy Crow on violin, Harumi Makiyama on the piano and Pamela Liu on the violin.

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

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

Music in the Museum presents July 17 concerts at the Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds featuring Amy Crow on violin, Harumi Makiyama on the piano and Pamela Liu on the violin.
See Judith Burns' acrylic paintings, including “Daisy,” through Aug. 2 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.

See Judith Burns' acrylic paintings, including “Daisy,” through Aug. 2 at ArtWorks Gallery in Langley.
Anisa Stoot sings during the 25th Annual Nubian Jam at Forest Park Saturday afternoon in Everett on July 29, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

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

Anisa Stoot sings during the 25th Annual Nubian Jam at Forest Park Saturday afternoon in Everett on July 29, 2017.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Danny Miranda, Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano and Donald Brian "Buck Dharma" Roeser of Blue Öyster Cult perform at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Invision/AP)

Hear Blue Öyster Cult play the hits and much more in Everett

The hard rock band of “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” fame will treat hardcore fans to some deep cuts at its July 17 show.

Danny Miranda, Eric Bloom, Richie Castellano and Donald Brian "Buck Dharma" Roeser of Blue Öyster Cult perform at the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary celebration, on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in Milwaukee, WI. (Photo by Barry Brecheisen/Invision for Invision/AP)
Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako

Letters Aloud’s Edmonds show speaks volumes about perseverance

The Seattle troupe, which does public readings of famous people’s private correspondence, will present a show that was postponed by the pandemic.

Claudine Mboligikpelani Nako
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Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. Watch the documentary “Hopped Up” through June 30.

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.

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Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. Watch the documentary “Hopped Up” through June 30.
Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

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

Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)
Cathy Richardson is lead vocalist of Jefferson Starship, which is scheduled to perform Sept. 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)

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.

Cathy Richardson is lead vocalist of Jefferson Starship, which is scheduled to perform Sept. 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)
The Davanos will perform July 16 at the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish. (The Davanos)

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 Davanos will perform July 16 at the Oxford Saloon in Snohomish. (The Davanos)