He’s the man whose yellow VW van gets attention in Edmonds

Steve Bell likes watching trains: “This is my living room, this is my outdoors.”

Mavis Staples takes her mission to the stage

“Live in London” finds the 79-year-old singer in excellent form with her new musical family.

  • Feb 12, 2019

Rap artists and women take center stage at Grammys

They have felt shunned by the awards in recent years.

  • Feb 12, 2019

Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 12, the 43rd day of 2019. There are 322 days left in the year.

  • Feb 12, 2019
Melissa Strash in her mermaid themed room at her home in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

An Everett woman’s mermaid-themed bedroom is a source of joy

Melissa Strash, 67, has more than 100 mermaid figurines, dolls and statues in her collection.

Melissa Strash in her mermaid themed room at her home in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Overachiever son ditches fast track after college

Is it time for a father-son talk?

Snowmageddon was no match for 2019 Toyota 4Runner SUV

Bring it on. With a 35-year history of rugged dependability, this true SUV can handle anything.

Today in History

Today is Monday, Feb. 11, the 42nd day of 2019. There are 323 days left in the year.

  • Feb 11, 2019

Two Pakistani-American women reinvent traditional art with unconventional subjects

All of the exhibition’s 13 works on paper reward such close examination and engagement.

  • Feb 11, 2019

Diamond Knot, Scuttlebutt roll out cans to lure new customers

Snohomish County’s two oldest craft breweries rebrand with new lineups of beer in cans

He recreated his ancestors’ journey through the fjords of Norway

Edmonds’ Dave Ellingson will speak on “Kayaking the Fjords of Norway” at the Marysville Opera House.

Snow Days: Our readers share their best snowy play-day photos

With the snowfall we’ve been having, The Herald asked for pictures. Readers absolutely delivered.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Gloria Burgess: 6 p.m. Feb. 10, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. “Pass It On” by Burgess is a children’s picture… Continue reading

Entitled 8th-grade daughter refuses to clean the litter box

Mom needs to start being the parent in this house — pronto.

Experiencing Italy’s Renaissance, a cultural explosion

Before that time, most art in Europe was made to serve the church.

Give your Valentine the gift of relaxation at the naked spa

The Olympus Spa in Lynnwood is for women only. Sorry guys, this Valentine’s Day treat isn’t for you.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

GET OUT Guided snowshoe hikes: Washington State Parks is offering guided snowshoe hikes this winter at Lake Easton Park, a camping park 17 miles east… Continue reading

The bigger winner of the Super Bowl? SpongeBob Squarepants

The animated character’s song “Sweet Victory” saw a 566 percent streaming increase after the game.

  • Feb 10, 2019

Today in History

Today is Sunday, Feb. 10, the 41st day of 2019. There are 324 days left in the year.

  • Feb 10, 2019