What's Up With That?

Here’s what’s up at this flower-power house in Everett

Herald reader Jim Zelmer called me about a house on Colby Avenue in Everett with a yard of flowers that makes him slow down and… Continue reading

Oh, ‘Whateverett’: T-shirts inspired by aloof, drunken sailor

Whatever. The term for indifference or exasperation, often muttered with “Yeah, well” before it, has gone local. Whateverett. What’s up with that? Jillian Ingram, 38,… Continue reading

On the hunt for the Mukilteo mermaid that’s gone missing

Your help is urgently needed. A mermaid has gone missing. Maybe you have information that can help locate her. What’s up with that? It’s a… Continue reading

Leapin’ leopards! It’s a jungle out there at Lowell Elementary

It takes a village to make a school mural. Of course, it helps if there is a talented artist in the mix. What’s up with… Continue reading

Float, relax: Send your stress upstream at Mill Creek spa

For one hour, it was nothingness. No pings, rings or screens. No sights, sounds or smells. Nothing. I was one with a… Continue reading

Vibrant art livens up Everett funeral home and crematory

An abstract nude hangs in the lobby. Psychedelic paintings of animals and flowers enhance the reception area. Across the room, a flat screen… Continue reading

Word on the Street: Vintage typewriters are back in Everett

Clacking keys, dinging bells and the zip of carriage returns. That’s what you’ll hear in the streets of downtown Everett for the next three weeks.… 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

Everett’s new art installation is a real traffic-stopper

The city’s colorful new art installation is a real traffic stopper. And it didn’t cost taxpayers a cent. What’s up with that? It’s… Continue reading

A piano-collecting man’s grand estate is for sale in Everett

Lloyd Boyd inherited a wealth of music. And responsibility. Boyd is in charge of selling about 40 vintage pianos, including many Steinways, from… Continue reading

Meet the teenage Segway tour business owner in Edmonds

You’ve probably seen Segways zipping around airports and the Seattle waterfront. The stand-up scooters on two wheels look like something from a sci-fi movie. Or… Continue reading

Birdman feeds his feathered friends on Everett waterfront

Patrick Cooper goes to the waterfront daily to see his friends. There’s Honey and Skidplate and dozens of other winged moochers. The birds… Continue reading

Pray for pennies from heaven to buy this church turned house

Pray for a windfall. This luxury estate can be yours for $2.14 million, complete with a clanging church bell. It’s a “chouse” —… Continue reading

Fidget spinners, the new weapons of mass distraction

It’s the weapon of mass distraction. What’s up with that? Fidget spinners. Little twirling gadgets that spin around a ball bearing. The toy craze that’s… Continue reading

Iconic OMG! Lake Stevens spaceship house faces demolition

It’s that wacky house that doesn’t look like any other home in town. Or in the state. Maybe even on the planet. What’s up with… Continue reading

Art that stops traffic tells story of Lynnwood’s history

This city has a lot of traffic lights, that’s for sure.  Here’s one you can toast, not cuss at. Sparkling cider will be… Continue reading

Seattle Mariners fans go gaga over grasshoppers

The Seattle Mariners’ newest snack is not only crunchy and salty, it also has legs to it. What’s up with that? Grasshoppers. Toasted with chili-lime… Continue reading

Fur flies: Salon for cats in Edmonds is a big hairy deal

It’s not every day you hear about a cat getting a blueberry facial and a shave. So my ears perked up when Herald multimedia sales… Continue reading

Dressed up skeleton is dead ringer for courthouse employee

The “Employee of the Year” at the courthouse gives some people a fright. Others get a laugh. What’s up with that? It’s Trevor/Trudy,… Continue reading

From ‘Shark Tank’ to Costco: Is Squatty Potty a bunch of crap?

I was lost in Costco nirvana, filling my cart with mega deals and my stomach with free samples, when a tower of white plastic stopped… Continue reading