Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours

Everett’s most notable home “holds the imagination of the city.” And it’s for sale.

Your beach vacation is just a ferry ride away. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Day trip to Bainbridge Island offers reflection and relaxation

Their itinerary included stops at Fay Bainbridge Park and the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial.

Your beach vacation is just a ferry ride away. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Dr. Paul’s 5 antidotes to overthinking your every decision

Does making a decision feel like climbing Mount Everest? Here’s how to stop the overthinker in all of us.

The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
Wenceslas Square, where the history of the Czech people plays out. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Rick Steves on Prague, where all roads eventually lead to a pub

Once a downtrodden Soviet vassal, the beer-loving country revels in freedom and capitalism.

Wenceslas Square, where the history of the Czech people plays out. (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves’ Europe)

Take a storytime stroll in south Everett, thanks to the library

Young readers can enjoy ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ in two languages at Hauge Homestead Park.

Diners are eating it up at food truck events near Lynnwood

The small businesses on wheels are gathering where most people now work and spend their time — home.

”Star Jasmine“‘s tiny flowers hide a big fragrant punch. (Yard ‘n Garden Land)

Gardening pros say create a scent garden to elevate your mood

You don’t even need a garden, because many fragrant plants grow just fine on a patio or balcony.

  • Aug 21, 2020
”Star Jasmine“‘s tiny flowers hide a big fragrant punch. (Yard ‘n Garden Land)
Viticella clematis is a medium-sized vine that produces deep royal-purple flowers in profusion in mid-summer. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Clematis ‘Etoile Violette,’ viticella clematis

This medium-sized vine that produces deep royal-purple flowers in profusion in mid-summer.

Viticella clematis is a medium-sized vine that produces deep royal-purple flowers in profusion in mid-summer. (Richie Steffen)
The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a webinar on blueberries Sept. 10 via Zoom. (Getty Images)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

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The Snohomish County Fruit Society is hosting a webinar on blueberries Sept. 10 via Zoom. (Getty Images)
This elephant is swinging the clock, but there doesn’t seem to be anything making it move. That is why it is known as a swinger or mystery clock. It is 11 inches tall. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Mystery of the elephant swinging clock made in 1900 solved

The “swinger” keeps time and the pendulum keeps swinging, but there is no sign of a power source.

This elephant is swinging the clock, but there doesn’t seem to be anything making it move. That is why it is known as a swinger or mystery clock. It is 11 inches tall. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
This oramental grass features fluffy spikes of purple that will exude drama in any arrangement. (Getty Images)

Ornamental grasses the purveyors of whimsy and drama

Whether perennial or annual, these late-season standouts are very easy to grow and maintain.

This oramental grass features fluffy spikes of purple that will exude drama in any arrangement. (Getty Images)

Proven Winners’ Oso Easy puts the fun back into growing roses

The American Rose Society selected it as an Award of Excellence Winner in the no-spray division.

  • Aug 21, 2020

‘Ivan’ tells amazingly rendered story of a mall gorilla

This Disney movie, about the gorilla who lived at the B&I near Tacoma for 27 tears, also boasts superb voice acting by Sam Rockwell.

  • Aug 20, 2020
Pearl Django, known for their gypsy Jazz swing style, will perform at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater Oct. 3. (Pearl Django)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

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Pearl Django, known for their gypsy Jazz swing style, will perform at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater Oct. 3. (Pearl Django)

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

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Camano Island artist’s work intended to restore and refresh

See works by Jed Dorsey, of the artistic Dorsey family, now in Edmonds and soon on Camano.

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

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Pandemic pushes 15th annual Whidbey music festival online

The series of baroque and classical chamber music concerts will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

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