Northwest’s top winemakers embracing Italian red varieties

Winemaker Charles Smith produces seven Italian-inspired bottlings under the ViNO CasaSmith brand.

Album reviews

Michael Kiwanuka, the Mavericks, and Blanco Brown

Everett sailor’s a poet and advocate for fellow servicewomen

Erynne Byrd’s “A Compilation of Female Truth” and her new business, She’s Her Own, are about self-empowerment.

Today in history

Today is Tuesday, Nov. 12, the 316th day of 2019. There are 49 days left in the year.

  • Nov 12, 2019

‘Wolfman Jim’ rocks out for handouts on Lynnwood street corner

Drunk and homeless for decades, the well-known panhandler is performing his act clean and sober.

What you get for $7-a-month Disney Plus subscription

Subscribers initially will get more than 500 movies and 7,500 TV episodes.

Whidbey vet opens up about his 50-year journey to find peace

Greg Doering of Clinton survived a tour in Vietnam, only to endure more trauma back home.

Cats, dogs and a pair of Guinea pigs are up for adoption

The Everett Animal Shelter has these pets ready to go to new homes.

2020 Nissan Versa adds refinement to affordability

The best-selling subcompact sedan is fully redesigned, with snazzy styling and more safety features.

Bridge Club

By Mary Ewing At one time or another every duplicate bridge player has heard the call “Director! Director please!” The director is to bridge as… Continue reading

In Uniform

Veterans Day events

Teen girls and dating? Nope. Never. No Way. OK, maybe

You can’t just play the tough guy and expect her to be happy about it.

  • Nov 11, 2019

Today in History

Today is Monday, Nov. 11, the 315th day of 2019. There are 50 days left in the year. It is Veterans Day.

  • Nov 11, 2019

Trees talk: How plants communicate to survive environmental threats

By communicating with bacteria, cottonwoods can recruit help to survive threats such as drought or pathogens.

  • Nov 10, 2019

A CGI James Dean is cast in new film, sparking an outcry

Some say the icon’s digital resurrection is disrespectful and wrongheaded.

  • Nov 10, 2019

Addiction blindfolds not only addicts, but their families

We don’t understand what causes addiction, but 12-step programs can help us find our way.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Curt Colbert: 6 p.m. Nov. 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. The Vietnam war is long over, or so Seattle… Continue reading

How to avoid madding crowds in Italy’s lovely Cinque Terre

The keys include visiting during off-peak season and skipping the towns at midday.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Find your favorite park: The Washington State Parks Foundation has launched a new website designed as a starting point for outdoor adventures. The website features… Continue reading

Taylor Swift pounced on new ‘Cats’ song for movie adaptation

The self-professed “cat lady” worked with Andrew Lloyd Webber to write “Beautiful Ghosts” for the film.

  • Nov 10, 2019