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YMCA again brings free swim lessons to Casino Road families

Thanks to the YMCA, about 20 children on Casino Road are more comfortable in the pool this year. For the second summer, the… Continue reading

New cookbook is like a one-way ticket to the Tuscan coast

Midsummer days call for lighter fare, meals served out of doors and dinners that don’t require hours at a hot stove. Summer is also the… Continue reading

County strives to keep Puget Sound healthy through grant, app

Puget Sound. It’s the mesmerizing sea at our feet. Fed by rivers, streams and runoff, it’s part of a complex ecological web. Trying… Continue reading

Kla Ha Ya Days Festival draws thousands to Snohomish

Penny Istvan, 4, hadn’t eaten many cherries before. The other kids took turns spitting red-stained pits to see whose went farther. The little… Continue reading

High standards, hard work help Tulalip Bay earn elite rating

On a recent Friday evening, Tulalip Bay restaurant was filled with the sounds of clinking silverware, the subtle sizzle of the cherry-wood fired… Continue reading

Project on Leque Island in Stanwood all for salmon, wildlife

Several hundred flood-prone acres that were used as farmland for more than a century are being transformed into a saltwater marsh. Work is… Continue reading

Family of man killed by police won’t have their day in court

On a recent morning the rose bush outside the house on 23rd Street was flush with pink blooms. The small patch of lawn… Continue reading

Tips street hockey tourney ‘a real family bonding experience’

Brandy Maychrzak lives in a hockey-obsessed household. The obsession revolves around her sons Ben (12 years old) and Zach (10), who have played in the… Continue reading

‘Litter Wranglers’ out in force, tidying up messy spots

When the crew started the morning’s work one day last week, the sidewalk along the Quil Ceda Creek bridge was layered in trash.… Continue reading

The ferry is running! How to enjoy Everett’s Jetty Island

Check out Splash! It’s our annual guide to summer fun It’s the Riviera of Puget Sound. Sandy beaches. Sparkling water. Total R&R. No cars or… Continue reading

New coffee shop in downtown Everett is getting rave reviews

Over the past month, Velton Ross, owner of Everett’s Velton Coffee Roasting Co., has seen a lot of chatter on social media from his industry… Continue reading

Couple faithfully renovating historic 1899 Bush House in Index

The Bush House stands, at age 118 a proud survivor, below the majestic granite of the Upper Town Wall in Index. Its paint is fresh,… Continue reading

Lynnwood High School track coach retires after 46 seasons

Duane Lewis was never shy about approaching students in the hallways of Lynnwood High School and encouraging them to join the track and… Continue reading

This EdCC graduate’s optimistic journey began in Syria

When Naji Ali described his “long, scary, worrisome and hard journey” to become a commencement speaker at Edmonds Community College, he was not… Continue reading

Pinball wizard from Mukilteo wins the world championship

Raymond Davidson is a pinball-playing machine. The 24-year-old from Mukilteo won the World Pinball Championship held June 3 in Copenhagen, Denmark. With that win, he… Continue reading

Everett elementary says goodbye to principal of 17 years

He didn’t just remember all 561 students’ names. He knew their stories. The same went for his staff. Monroe Elementary in south Everett… Continue reading

At Biringer, workers harvest strawberries on their bellies

Pickers dragged the solar-powered, wheeled white rovers into position straddling rows of nearly knee-high bushes laden with ripe strawberries. The workers at Biringer… Continue reading

Last call: Bartender retiring after more than 50 years on job

Sue Brauch entered the workforce 60 years ago, at 15, behind the counter of a Kress store soda fountain. At 76, she’s retiring this week… Continue reading

Gallery: Snohomish and Glacier Peak graduation ceremonies

Snohomish and Glacier Peak high schools of Snohomish held separate graduation ceremonies on Monday at Xfinity Arena in Everett.… Continue reading

Get your kids climbing at Paine Field’s aerial park this summer

Soon scores of children will stream out of local schools, head home and, as all parents know, promptly start climbing the walls. Here’s a tip:… Continue reading