How to raise children who turn into well-balanced adults

Through mindful parenting, your kids can grow up to be compassionate, kind and honest.

Outdoor classes and activities in and around Snohomish County

“All About Bears”: 1 p.m. Feb. 17, Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Nick Jorg from “Animal Planet,” a… Continue reading

Read these books before they make their way to the big screen

Check out the novels being adapted into a movie this year, so you can tell friends which is better.

  • Feb 11, 2018

Snohomish County book calendar

Mathilda “Millie” Thompson 5 to 8 p.m., Feb. 15, Edmonds Bookshop An Edmonds resident, Thompson will talk about and sign copies of her new book,… Continue reading

Associated Press archive
                                New York City’s fourth and current Madison Square Garden opened on Feb. 11, 1968, with funnyman Bob Hope staging a mock battle with former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano as a part of a benefit for the USO, co-hosted by Hope and Bing Crosby. Clad in a nurse costume, actress Barbara Eden watches Hope play pat-a-cake with the retired boxer.

Today in History: Feb. 11

Today is Sunday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2018. There are 323 days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Feb. 11, 1990, South… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2018
Associated Press archive
                                New York City’s fourth and current Madison Square Garden opened on Feb. 11, 1968, with funnyman Bob Hope staging a mock battle with former heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano as a part of a benefit for the USO, co-hosted by Hope and Bing Crosby. Clad in a nurse costume, actress Barbara Eden watches Hope play pat-a-cake with the retired boxer.

Kids and the wilderness: ‘The outdoors is saving their lives’

Outdoorsman Michael Lanza’s advice? Don’t be afraid to explore the outdoors with your children.

  • Feb 10, 2018

Garden clubs in Snohomish, 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: Cryptomeria japonica ‘Cristata,’ crested Japanese cedar

What: Cryptomeria japonica “Cristata,” commonly called crested Japanese cedar, is one of the weirdest evergreen conifers you can grow. It has an attractive columnar form… Continue reading

Handwritten Valentine notes in America date back to the 1740s

Before boxes of 25 cards for Valentine’s Day were sold in stores, Americans made their own.

Home & Garden events in Snohomish County and the region

BIRDS The Great Backyard Bird Count: Training session is 10 a.m. to noon, Feb. 10, Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden, 95 Pine St.… Continue reading

Is your yard more moss than grass? It’s time to take control

At the top of the to-do list: Treat your lawn with an organic product to get rid of moss for good.

Making the most of your home appliances and cleaning tasks

Find tips in this Q&A with Good Housekeeping’s director of home appliances and cleaning products.

  • Feb 10, 2018

Seven questions you should ask yourself before the DIY is cast

Doing a home renovation yourself can save money, as home improvement spending increases nationwide.

Beer of the Week: Lake Stevens Brewing’s Hard Monk Life

The Lake Stevens brewery brewed this Belgian dark strong ale just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Eastwood’s odd approach emphasizes regular-guy heroism

“The 15:17 to Paris” is awkward at times, but casting the real-life heroes as themselves has appeal.

‘Fifty Shades Freed:’ Equal parts partnership, power stuggle

It’s kinky, but conservative. It’s filled with plot, but none of it means anything.

  • Feb 9, 2018

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

Beer My Valentine at Lake Stevens Brewing: Enjoy chocolates, candies and beer at Lake Stevens Brewing’s Beer My Valentine event at 3 p.m. Feb. 10… Continue reading

Jim Carrey says users should yank their Facebook accounts

Says he is deleting his page because Facebook profited from Russian interference in election.

  • Feb 9, 2018

Wahluke Slope fruit plays key role for Washington’s wineries

Nearly 10,000 acres of wine grapes are planted on along the slope known for perfectly ripened fruit.

Check out this year’s Fisherman’s Village festival lineup

Acclaimed indie rocker Kevin Morby will headline Everett Music Initative’s three-day music festival.