Empathetic daughter wants to help the homeless

Adapted from a recent online discussion. Dear Carolyn, My daughter “Fiona” is 21 and just moved to her own apartment. Not a great neighborhood, but… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2019

Goldscheider family had a profound influence on ceramics

A new book could stimulate interest in the family’s work — and raise prices for collectors.

Great Plant Pick: Ceratostigma willmottianum, Chinese plumbago

Electric-blue flowers sparkle among the late summer foliage of this bushy perennial.

Healthy after-school snacks help children learn and grow

Try these eight delicious and nutrient-rich ideas for afternoon snacks that both you and your kids will enjoy.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Plant sale: Arboretum Foundation’s Fall Plant Sale is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Graham Visitors Center in the Washington Park… Continue reading

Often-overlooked mums and asters add color to the fall garden

Another great choice is the fall-blooming Japanese anemone — just don’t let it take over.

Phil Spector’s home — where he killed Lana Clarkson — gets price cut

LOS ANGELES —Phil Spector’s infamous murder castle —where he shot actress Lana Clarkson to death in 2003 —just got a bit cheaper. After listing for… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2019
If you’re trying to lose weight, whatever you do, don’t starve yourself. The guideline is to lose no more than 1 pound per week — and even less if you are within 15 pounds of your target weight. (Getty Images)

Six signs that you need to have something to eat — right now

Low-calorie diets that leave you starving and miserable are not the way to lose weight.

If you’re trying to lose weight, whatever you do, don’t starve yourself. The guideline is to lose no more than 1 pound per week — and even less if you are within 15 pounds of your target weight. (Getty Images)

Today in History

Today is Saturday, Sept. 7, the 250th day of 2019. There are 115 days left in the year.

  • Sep 7, 2019

‘IT Chapter Two’ substitutes noise, bombast for emotional heft

This sequel covers the second half of Stephen King’s novel. But it jettisons the complexity of King’s ideas.

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

Cider Summit Seattle: Cider Summit Seattle offers some of the region’s best cider Sept. 6-7 at MoHAI, 860 Terry Ave. N., Seattle. The event will… Continue reading

Drink this: Everett Beer Week showcases the local beer scene

Local brewers, headed by Scuttlebutt Brewing, collabed on the event’s official brew, Everett Pale Lager.

His GotoGate refund never landed — now what?

The airline issued the refund to the online travel agency — which never forwarded the money.

  • Sep 6, 2019

Husband’s top priority: his parents, not his spouse

He gets upset when I ask for boundaries: “They are my family — what am I supposed to do?”

  • Sep 6, 2019

Northwest Wine: Cab franc has found a following in Washington

More than 4,000 tons of the of Bordeaux red grape were harvested in 2018 in the Evergreen State.

Today in History

Today is Friday, Sept. 6, the 249th day of 2019. There are 116 days left in the year.

Saved by the bell, Mukilteo’s festival is back for 54th year

By the skin of their teeth, volunteers put together the three-day festival at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park.

Wienerschnitzel: Still a hot dog of an Everett landmark

The A-frame fast-foot stand on Evergreen Way has been fulfilling guilty pleasures since 1969.

Catch a new mini-Meltdown festival this weekend in Tulalip

The grassroots Jam Revival Music and Arts Festival on Sept. 6-7 will feature 11 bands and 11 DJs.

Patti LaBelle will perform with The Pointer Sisters Sept. 8 at the Tulalip Amphitheatre. (Whitney Thomas)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

Petty Fever: The Tom Petty tribute band will play at 7 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. They’ll play… Continue reading

Patti LaBelle will perform with The Pointer Sisters Sept. 8 at the Tulalip Amphitheatre. (Whitney Thomas)