The stories we told: A look back at The Herald’s features of 2019

Twelve stories — one for each month — about the people, places and things that made for a memorable year.

Friendship rules for kids on the spectrum

smart, athletic, good looking — but has a… Continue reading

Today in history, December 30

Today is Monday, Dec. 30, the 364th day of 2019. There is one day left in the year. Today’s highligh: On Dec. 30, 1922, Vladimir… Continue reading

Woodard gives one of the year’s great performances in ‘Clemency’

In “Clemency,” Chinonye Chukwu’s gripping new movie, Alfre Woodard plays a death-row prison warden so deeply absorbed in her work that she often appears to… Continue reading

A working mom goes on 12 backpacking trips in as many months

Jessi Loerch set a goal to go backpacking once a month. This is what she learned in a year of adventures.

  • Dec 29, 2019

An Everett writer searches for the roots of ‘The Spar Tree’

History buff Richard Porter tells stories of grassroots people and places in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Tarryn Fisher: 6 p.m. Jan. 4, Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park. Imagine that your husband has two other wives. You’ve… Continue reading

Curmudgeons in love: Olive Kitteridge is back in book form

The sequel to Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book begins a few weeks after “Olive Kitteridge” ended.

  • Dec 29, 2019

Does following old wives’ tales support your immune system?

Maybe that daily spoonful of elderberry syrup is helping this mom ward off the flu. Or maybe not.

Dr. Paul on starting the new year with a family meeting

Monthly meetings can help you make incremental changes over the school year and summer break.

France’s great cathedrals, by design, have survived centuries

When traveling in France, check out the towering Gothic cathedrals that mark the centers of many towns.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Northwest Stream Center: Through December, the Adopt A Stream Foundation is offering free admission to the Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park, 600 128th St.… Continue reading

BBrad Pitt plays a one-time stunt double in”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” (Columbia Pictures)

Robert Horton picks his 10 best and 10 worst movies of 2019

Hollywood greats Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino’s latest top The Herald movie critic’s list.

BBrad Pitt plays a one-time stunt double in”Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” (Columbia Pictures)

Tpday in history, December 29

Today is Sunday, Dec. 29, the 363rd day of 2019. There are two days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Dec. 29, 1845, Texas… Continue reading

A silent worship revival at an Episcopal church for the deaf

There was no need for words: From the altar, the deaf congregants led the hearing ones.

  • Dec 28, 2019

Great Plant Pick: Cupressus nootkatensis ‘Pendula,’ weeping Alaskan yellow cedar

What: One of the most eye-catching and beautiful of the weeping conifers, weeping Alaskan yellow cedar makes a stately and graceful accent in the landscape.… Continue reading

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Bellevue Botanical Garden: The garden’s 25th annual winter wonderland called Garden d’Lights is displayed 4:30 to 9 p.m. Through Dec. 31, 12001 Main St., Bellevue.… Continue reading

This round flask with a label under the glass pictures a girl

The robin’s egg blue background and good condition of the 5-inch bottle led to it selling for $468.

Today in history, December 28

Today is Saturday, Dec. 28, the 362nd day of 2019. There are three days left in the year. Today’s highlight: On Dec. 28, 1945, Congress… Continue reading