Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

GET OUT Jetty Island Days: Ferries from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 10… Continue reading

Pomp and consequence: Visiting 20th-century fascist sites

The sweeping impact of fascism in the 20th century can be felt to this day in the many monuments and memorials across Europe that remind… Continue reading

Too close for comfort: A hike to remember in bear country

Her family was hiking at Canada’s Valley of the Five Lakes and encountered a black bear on the trail.

Green inspiration: Create bouquets with offerings from the yard

If you’ve ever yearned to brighten your home with a bouquet from your garden, it’s easy to get intimidated. Maybe you don’t have enough to… Continue reading

Yellow butterflies blossom throughout Evergreen state

Scientists believe warm weather and flower gardens are helping tiger swallowtails thrive.

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: Miscanthus sinensis ‘Gold Bar,’ variegated grass

“Gold Bar” clumping grass is a show-stopper with dramatic gold stripes that cut across the blades.

Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Antique tractor show and threshing bee: The 30th annual Sky Valley Stock & Antique Tractor Club show continues from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug.… Continue reading

How does your ZIP code rank in home-maintenance spending?

According to a new study, the average annual home maintenance costs nationwide is about $16,000.

Huckleberry Finn doorstop based on Mark Twain’s character

Cast-iron figural door stops didn’t became popular until the 1910s, when the U.S. began making them.

Small indoor greenhouses let apartment dwellers grow veggies

Growing food indoors, often in small spaces like city apartments, has become popular.

More nonsense would have helped giant-shark tale

“The Meg” boasts a few cool action scenes, but an uncertain tone keeps it from scoring.

Beer historian to talk Scottish brews at Foggy Noggin in Bothell

Beer historian Ron Pattinson will talk about the British beers as you taste-test each one at Foggy Noggin in Bothell.

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

3rd anniversary at SnoTown: Snohomish’s SnoTown Brewing is hosting its third anniversary Aug. 10-12 at the brewery, 511 Second St., Snohomish. There will be live… Continue reading

The pups make ‘Dog Days’ worthwhile

This ensemble comedy tries to straddle the oddball and family-friendly genres.

  • Aug 10, 2018

Washington Wine Hall of Fame to induct Dick and Wendy Shaw

The couple will be celebrated at the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser.

Jeff Knoch, owner of Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ, checks on a row of briskets in a smoker early on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. Food & Wine named the restaurant the best barbecue in the state. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Washington’s best barbecue is right here — in Marysville

Food & Wine magazine has named Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ the state’s best.

Jeff Knoch, owner of Jeff’s Texas Style BBQ, checks on a row of briskets in a smoker early on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018 in Marysville, Wa. Food & Wine named the restaurant the best barbecue in the state. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A fresh Taste: Edmonds festival gets much-needed transformation

The event formerly known as A Taste of Edmonds is no longer just a food festival.

Alice Cooper, the original shock rocker, is coming to Everett

The legendary star, known for his dark theatrics, promises “to destroy that audience.”

Art events, galleries and exhibits in Snohomish County

MUSEUMS/EVENTS Summer Art Walks: These free events return to Mill Creek Town Center this summer, 15310 Main St. See and buy local art from 5… Continue reading