Caption: Food delivery services offer tempting—but pricey—answers to that age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” (Picture of a Hungryroot box.)

6 meal delivery services that offer convenience for a price

When something throws your daily routine out of whack, meal kits can be a godsend.

Caption: Food delivery services offer tempting—but pricey—answers to that age-old question: “What’s for dinner?” (Picture of a Hungryroot box.)
Lara Turner is an indie game designer who writes tabletop role-playing games and explores gender and trans identity. Photographed at her home in Everett, Washington on February 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Dragons and dice rolls: how one writer explores gender

Everett’s Lara Turner delves into her transgender experience and table-top role-playing games.

Lara Turner is an indie game designer who writes tabletop role-playing games and explores gender and trans identity. Photographed at her home in Everett, Washington on February 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Photo Caption: The appeal of this Lucite trunk is crystal clear. It sold for $531 at New Orleans Auction Galleries.

Clear Lucite furniture brightened 1960s room decor

The clear acrylic resin developed by DuPont was put to innovative uses by interior designers.

Photo Caption: The appeal of this Lucite trunk is crystal clear. It sold for $531 at New Orleans Auction Galleries.
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Garden tasks to tackle during Prunuary — er, February

Sharpen those pruning tools and get to work — spring is just around the corner.

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There’s lots to love about your weekly garbage pickup

They not only pick up your trash and recyclables, they help keep your neighborhood safe.

  • Feb 18, 2022
Cole Swindell performs at the iHeartCountry Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Big-time country star Cole Swindell is coming to Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena.

Cole Swindell performs at the iHeartCountry Festival on Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Jack Plunkett/Invision/AP)
Wassail hot apple cider traditional winter cocktail. Stylish hand-drawn doodle cartoon style winter or autumn warm drink in a mug garnished with apple and lemon, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.

Best cider in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied, here are the results.

Wassail hot apple cider traditional winter cocktail. Stylish hand-drawn doodle cartoon style winter or autumn warm drink in a mug garnished with apple and lemon, cloves, cardamom and cinnamon.
The Bayside Cafe's breakfast sandwich includes hash brown, JUST egg, cheddar cheese, mayo and Impossible sausage. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)

Our guide to vegan dining in Snohomish County

Here are plant-based restaurant options in Snohomish County (and a food writer’s meaty confession).

The Bayside Cafe's breakfast sandwich includes hash brown, JUST egg, cheddar cheese, mayo and Impossible sausage. (Taylor Goebel / The Herald)
Bart Lematta proudly stands in the engine room of his ferry Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, along the shore of Langley, Washington. “I go down in the engine room, picture all the work that has gone into it and all the hands, the artistry and craftsmen,” he said. “It’s a beautiful piece of artwork that has taken millions of hours.” (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

He’s the guy who bought a boat — a big old $290,000 state ferry

Bart Lematta has plans for the retired Evergreen State ferry, docked in Langley since October.

Bart Lematta proudly stands in the engine room of his ferry Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, along the shore of Langley, Washington. “I go down in the engine room, picture all the work that has gone into it and all the hands, the artistry and craftsmen,” he said. “It’s a beautiful piece of artwork that has taken millions of hours.” (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Dim Sum steamed buns. Baozi, Mantou, Momo, Khinkali. Chinese buns dim sum served in bamboo steamer basket with sauce and chopsticks. Vector illustration of asian dumpling with green palm leaves.

Best Chinese food in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied, here are the results.

Dim Sum steamed buns. Baozi, Mantou, Momo, Khinkali. Chinese buns dim sum served in bamboo steamer basket with sauce and chopsticks. Vector illustration of asian dumpling with green palm leaves.
A brazen face distinguishes the 2022 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Hyundai Sonata delivers lots of bang for the buck

The family mid-size sedan adds fresh air to a car market segment challenged by crossovers and wagons.

A brazen face distinguishes the 2022 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan. (Manufacturer photo)
Grandpa’s vintage sweaters are high fashion in 7th grade. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Middle-school fashion sense makes Mom scratch her head

Ragged jeans and grandpa sweaters — the baggie the better — are what The Kids Today are wearing.

Grandpa’s vintage sweaters are high fashion in 7th grade. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Ducks, dung, and hay in Eastern Turkey

I’m in Kastamonu, five hours northeast of the Turkish capital of Ankara. It’s a town that has yet to figure out the business of tourism.… Continue reading

It’s normal for kids to struggle with their homework

It seems to me that kids are getting more homework. It’s not uncommon for first graders to come home with homework. And every subsequent year… Continue reading

Various vintage androids that are created from up-cycled, repurposed and recycled kitchenware, coffee kettles and other metals by Amy Knutson at her home workshop in of Everett, Washington.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This retired accountant turns old kitchenware into robots

Everett’s Amy Knutson recycles old utensils and vintage canisters into ‘found-object art androids.’

Various vintage androids that are created from up-cycled, repurposed and recycled kitchenware, coffee kettles and other metals by Amy Knutson at her home workshop in of Everett, Washington.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
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Best chili in Snohomish County

You voted, we tallied, here are the results.

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Utility business is not immune to supply chain issues

Supply chain issues are in the news a lot lately. From lumber to microchips, supplies have been delayed over the past few months for a… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2022
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Want to plant a rose for Valentine’s Day? You have options

There is a reason roses are considered the queen of flowers. And now is the time to plant them.

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FILE - Richard Thompson performs during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack in New Orleans, on May 2, 2008. Thompson's book "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967–1975" released on April 6. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Hear renowned British guitarist and singer-songwriter Richard Thompson’s solo set in Edmonds on Feb. 15.

FILE - Richard Thompson performs during the 2008 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival at the New Orleans Fairgrounds Racetrack in New Orleans, on May 2, 2008. Thompson's book "Beeswing: Losing My Way and Finding My Voice 1967–1975" released on April 6. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)
Everett Historic Theatre manager Curt Shriner on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ticket sales lag, but show goes on at Historic Everett Theatre

After months of canceled shows and “pure fear” during the pandemic, local entertainment venues are trying to rebound.

Everett Historic Theatre manager Curt Shriner on Thursday, Feb. 3, 2022 in Everett. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)