Before Mike died, she had very little experience with loss

When a dear friend lost a long fight with cancer, the author’s eyes were opened to the power of love.

Great Plant Pick: Campanula lactiflora, milky bellflower

This tall bell flower produces clusters of star-shaped blooms that vary from white to deep sky blue.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Buzz buzz. “Bees & Botany” is a hands-on science and art program designed for parents and preschoolers 3 to 5 years old. Children can develop… Continue reading

Take time to be well or you’ll have to take time to be sick

You could avoid illness if you eat a healthier diet, get more exercise, stop smoking and sleep more.

The teenage years are tough on parents. Here’s how to cope.

There’s no doubt this will be a challenging time (due to hormones) but you will get your kid back.

Wine-tasting table was probably never used when tasting wine

It’s now known to be a tea or dessert table that held plates, cups, saucers and food for a meal.

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

Hellbent Brewing tasting: Monroe’s Route 2 Taproom and Grazing Place is hosting Seattle’s Hellbent Brewing for a tasting at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at the… Continue reading

How bodacious: ‘Bill Ted Face the Music’ begins filming

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter reprise their roles as the time-traveling slackers.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Iberia compensation not received — now what?

Q: My husband and I recently flew from Madrid to New York on Iberia Airlines. Our flight was delayed by more than four hours. I… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Meghan McCain is reportedly considering leaving ‘The View’

The daughter of John McCain is said to be “feeling like a caged animal” on the ABC talk show.

  • Jul 5, 2019

Merlot plays a lead role in these four Northwest red blends

Once the state’s most-planted wine grape, merlot is now No. 4 behind cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay and riesling.

She fears they won’t be able to provide for unborn child

Carolyn Hax is away. The following first appeared Feb. 13, 2005. Dear Carolyn: I just found out I’m pregnant. I am psyched for all the… Continue reading

  • Jul 5, 2019

Today in History

Today is Friday, July 5, the 186th day of 2019. There are 179 days left in the year.

  • Jul 5, 2019
After a quintessential Northwest hike on Lake Serene trail head back west on U.S. 2, stop at Dreadnought Brewing and grab a pint. (U.S. Forest Service)

Drink This: 14 outdoor adventures — and beers to go with them

Whether it’s a hike, a bike ride or a kayak paddle, there’s nothing better than a cold brew afterward.

After a quintessential Northwest hike on Lake Serene trail head back west on U.S. 2, stop at Dreadnought Brewing and grab a pint. (U.S. Forest Service)

The ballpark chow at Everett Aquasox games hits to all fields

A mushroom blend burger, pulled pork sandwiches and loaded tater tots are some of the new offerings.

‘Midsommar’: There’s creepy stuff galore under the midnight sun

From explicit nudity to spooky Swedes, director Ari Aster’s follow-up to “Heriditary” is truly bonkers.

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

Brishen: Quinn Bachand, an award-winning musician from Canada, performs with his band at 7:30 p.m. July 5 at the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts,… Continue reading

Art events, 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

Bride’s angry that fiance wants ‘his’ son at wedding

Q: I am pregnant with my first child. I will soon be married to a guy who was with a woman for 7 years. His… Continue reading

  • Jul 4, 2019

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

Family Photos Then and Now: Preserving family photos in 2019 goes beyond caring for old photo albums. This workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July… Continue reading