The living room space of the Henderson’s home was decorated by Kelly DuByne, of Distinctive Interior Designs, in Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Don’t have $10,000 for a remodel? Refresh your room on a budget

With a designer’s help, Shelly Henderson of Lake Stevens redecorated for a fraction of the cost.

The living room space of the Henderson’s home was decorated by Kelly DuByne, of Distinctive Interior Designs, in Lake Stevens. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Antique obelisks made of rare Blue John stone and rock crystal

This form of mineral fluorite with bands of purplish-blue or yellow was found in the 18th century.

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: Yucca filamentosa ‘Bright Edge,’ variegated yucca

This vase-shaped shrub stands out in any border or as a specimen container plant.

Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Growing culinary herbs: Master gardener Marilee Schneider will discuss growing culinary herbs in gardens and containers during the Nov. 12 meeting of the Monroe Garden… Continue reading

Even copies of Tiffany lamps can fetch big money

Lamps made by Philip Julius Handel in Meriden, Connecticut, are now selling for up to $8,000.

Northwest Wine: Pinot noir an ideal wine for Thanksgiving

The state of Oregon has become world-famous for its work with the red grape.

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Hops on the Rock: The second annual Hops on the Rock island beer festival is from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in Eastsound… Continue reading

Okinawa students learn life is very different in a US school

At Kamiak High, the lockers actually lock and classes do not start on the hour. Weird. Very weird.

‘Overlord’: WWII genre gets the B-movie splatterfest treatment

This loud and very violent flick proves that the only thing worse than a Nazi is an undead Nazi.

  • Nov 9, 2018

Drink this: Dreadnought asks you to raise a glass — and awareness

The Monroe brewery plans to host quarterly fundraisers for causes near and dear to the community.

No refund after road to VRBO washes away

Writer books dream trip to Hawaii in advance of floods washing away access to the property

  • Nov 9, 2018

Saddened by the end of a 30-year holiday tradition

In cosmic gratitude for 30 years of warm inclusion, whom now can you include?

Today in History

Today is Friday, Nov. 9, the 313th day of 2018. There are 52 days left in the year.

  • Nov 9, 2018

Joni Mitchell thrills concert audience just by showing up

For 3½ years, she has been absent from public life after an aneurysm left her unable to speak.

  • Nov 8, 2018
Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) in Columbia Pictures’ “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The film is part follow-up, part reboot to David Fincher’s 2011 “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” which featured Rooney Mara in the title role and earned her an Oscar nomination. (Reiner Bajo)

‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ gets tangled in tropes

The plot is a classic “thingamajig” story, which bedevils the “Bond” franchise.

  • Nov 8, 2018
Claire Foy as Lisbeth Salander (Claire Foy) in Columbia Pictures’ “The Girl in the Spider’s Web.” The film is part follow-up, part reboot to David Fincher’s 2011 “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” which featured Rooney Mara in the title role and earned her an Oscar nomination. (Reiner Bajo)

‘Outlaw King’ picks up where Mel Gibson’s ‘Braveheart’ left off

Netflix’s “Outlaw King” stars Chris Pine as Scottish hero Robert the Bruce in the 14th century.

‘The Grinch’ works when it sticks to original story

It’s faithful to Dr. Seuss’ idea, that the spirit of Christmas is not a thing that can be stolen.

  • Nov 8, 2018
This photograph, “Dancing Koi,” is part of an exhibit featuring the works of Lauren Heerschap at the Mountlake Terrace Library through Nov. 30.

Art galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

MUSEUMS/EVENTS Schack Art Center: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday; 2921… Continue reading

This photograph, “Dancing Koi,” is part of an exhibit featuring the works of Lauren Heerschap at the Mountlake Terrace Library through Nov. 30.

Bandleader hopes to “get people shaking their butt a little bit”

The Margaret Wilder Band returns to the Marysville Opera House on Nov. 15.