Blueberries are in their blood

For more than 50 years, blueberry farming in Marysville has been part of the Schmidt family summers.

‘Between Us’ sequel offers another immersive trip to India

Author Thrity Umrigar’s book delves into the nation’s byzantine social hierarchy.

  • Jul 8, 2018

After 6-year hiatus, Christina Aguilera finds her ‘Liberation’

Shapeshifting has always been a part of the star’s charm, but her real appeal lies in that voice.

  • Jul 8, 2018

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Susan Mallery: 7 p.m. July 10, Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park, 7171 Bothell Way NE. In the bestselling author’s new book, set in Seattle,… Continue reading

Camping in style: This camper just ditched the hobo look

Now 40, Jennifer Bardsley doesn’t have to camp in hand-me-downs anymore. So she went shopping at REI.

Embracing nature: Visit state parks with new book as your guide

Washington State Parks has published its first comprehensive guidebook to Washington’s state parks.

Meryl Streep to play Aunt March in Greta Gerwig’s ‘Little Women’

“Meryl Streep gets to play any part she wants,” says Robin Swicord, who wrote the 1994 film version.

  • Jul 8, 2018

Mount Rainier: Plan for packed national park this summer

Summer just started, but Mount Rainier National Park is already experiencing high visitation levels.

  • Jul 8, 2018
Kelsey and Jesse Woodson with their dog, Roger, in their garden in Edmonds. The Woodsons’ garden will be one of a handful of gardens featured in the Edmonds In Bloom garden tours on July 15. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Botanical garden of misfit plants featured in Edmonds tour

Kelsey and Jesse Woodson have more than 500 plants on their quarter-acre lot.

Kelsey and Jesse Woodson with their dog, Roger, in their garden in Edmonds. The Woodsons’ garden will be one of a handful of gardens featured in the Edmonds In Bloom garden tours on July 15. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Snohomish high-schooler wins Edge of Amazing poster contest

His art will promote an event meant to help improve the health of Snohomish County residents.

Addicted to stepping on the scale? Ditch that bleeping thing

There are other — more accurate — ways to track your weight loss than repeatedly weighing yourself.

Jim Mallonee and wife, Shirley Mallonee, at Brookdale Silver Lake on July 5 in Everett. Jim and Shirley have been married for 52 years. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Alzheimer’s help for caregivers and family is close to home

The Alzheimer’s Association has new offices in Lynnwood that provide memory-loss aid and resources.

Jim Mallonee and wife, Shirley Mallonee, at Brookdale Silver Lake on July 5 in Everett. Jim and Shirley have been married for 52 years. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Fresh grounds for coffee: Study shows it may boost longevity

British researchers found that coffee drinkers had a slightly lower risk of death than abstainers.

Garden clubs in Snohomish and 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: Hakonechloa macra, Japanese forest grass

This deciduous grass, with medium-green arching blades, is a natural choice for a Japanese garden.

Home and garden events around Snohomish County

Marysville’s Junk in the Trunk: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 14, Municipal Court Parking Lot, 1015 State Ave., Marysville; 360-363-8450; www.marysvillewa.gov. Vendors with toys,… Continue reading

How to keep your peace, even when you’re not on vacation

Here are some strageties for staying relaxed when you’re on the hamster wheel that is modern life.

Studies say benefits of upping your vitamin D intake myriad

Research suggests that the recommended level of the nutrient is too low for optimal health.

The trick to watering? Never let the garden get too dry

You’ll see the best growth if you water deeply and infrequently for consistent moisture in the soil.

Vintage tazza is from the late 19th- to early 20th-century

It’s a wide but shallow saucer-like dish, decorated with flowers, and mounted on a stem and foot.