The McCallum and Arant families work on a painting at the Delta Art Experience on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Delta Art Experience beholds a changing Everett neighborhood

An art walk, music and poetry on Sunday brought energy to the city’s northeast area.

The McCallum and Arant families work on a painting at the Delta Art Experience on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Taking public transportation to the fair has pluses and minuses. (Jennifer Bardsley)

No wagons: Some fair memories are best left in the past

They took the train from Edmonds to Puyallup for the Washington State Fair. It wasn’t such a good idea.

Taking public transportation to the fair has pluses and minuses. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Aug 29, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.
The Capuchin Crypt in Rome.

Bone envy: From Paris’ Catacombs to Capuchin Crypt in Rome

In Europe, you’ll find that many of these human skeletons — even long after death — still have something to say.

The Capuchin Crypt in Rome.

Do I have to accept a credit for my canceled tour?

When the tour operator cancels her trip to Spain and Morocco, she wants a refund. But the company wants her to accept a credit. Who’s right?

  • Aug 29, 2021
This beautiful group of chanterelles was found growing in the rainforest on the Olympic Penninsula in Washington State, Chanterelles are a highly sought after, delicious wild mushroom and I'm not telling you exactly where I found them.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

This beautiful group of chanterelles was found growing in the rainforest on the Olympic Penninsula in Washington State, Chanterelles are a highly sought after, delicious wild mushroom and I'm not telling you exactly where I found them.

What should we tell our kids? Tell them the truth, always

There is a difference between not telling a child everything about a complicated life event and telling them a boldface lie.

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. The trail was recently closed due to wildfire danger, so check conditions before you leave.(Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Why it’s a good idea to hike loops and connection trails

One-way hikes lessen our impact on the landscape, and, to some extent, on the other hikers on the trail.

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. The trail was recently closed due to wildfire danger, so check conditions before you leave.(Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
Henbit deadnettle and Persian speedwell blooming in the spring meadow

Beware: Weed seeds are triggered to germinate in the fall

Seeing weeds? With shorter days, cooler nights and a little moisture, fall germinating seeds are waking up.

Henbit deadnettle and Persian speedwell blooming in the spring meadow
Mairis' maidenhair fern has dainty green leaflets borne on black stems. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Adiantum x mairisii, Mairis’ maidenhair fern

This perennial fern has dainty green leaflets borne on black stems, giving it a delicate appearance.

Mairis' maidenhair fern has dainty green leaflets borne on black stems. (Richie Steffen)
Puget Sound Bird Fest, set for Sept. 11-12, includes speakers, exhibits, field trips and activities all about birding at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. (Mike Benbow)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Puget Sound Bird Fest, set for Sept. 11-12, includes speakers, exhibits, field trips and activities all about birding at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. (Mike Benbow)
This 19th-century 10-inch-high painted tin coffeepot sold in a Cowan auction for $544. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Toleware coffeepot from 1700s Pennsylvania auctions for $544

The tinware lost favor when copper and silver plate became more available because tin often rusted.

This 19th-century 10-inch-high painted tin coffeepot sold in a Cowan auction for $544. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Wyatt Liddle, 7, plays a ring toss game durning opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fair time: Goats, chickens, horses and kids who love them

People are making up for lost time at the Evergreen State Fair, which opened Thursday in Monroe.

Wyatt Liddle, 7, plays a ring toss game durning opening day of the Evergreen State Fair on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
“Market Day in Edmonds,” an oil painting by Robin Weiss, is featured on this year's Edmonds Arts Festival poster.

Three-day arts festival returns to downtown Edmonds

You can enjoy a wide spectrum of art, from sculpture to woodworking. There also will be live music, an avenue of food and a beer and wine garden.

“Market Day in Edmonds,” an oil painting by Robin Weiss, is featured on this year's Edmonds Arts Festival poster.
People ride the Yoyo at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Evergreen State Fair saddles up for an 11-day run in Monroe

It’s scaled back from pre-pandemic times, but the fair still offers music, food, fast cars and frolicking goats.

People ride the Yoyo at the Evergreen State Fair on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019 in Monroe, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The Edmonds Center for the Arts presents Joe Kye, violin-looper and vocalist, Aug. 26 via Livestream. (Jason Sinn)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Sir Mix-a-Lot, ZZ Top and Bands, Brews and Bowling at Evergreen Lanes in Everett.

The Edmonds Center for the Arts presents Joe Kye, violin-looper and vocalist, Aug. 26 via Livestream. (Jason Sinn)

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

Douglas Ryner brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair in 2019 in Monroe. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Douglas Ryner brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair in 2019 in Monroe. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)
Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)