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Jewelry that’s nutty and fruity — but also is oh-so-pretty

Jewelry that’s nutty and fruity — but also is oh-so-pretty

Bothell designer makes sustainable necklaces and earrings to help artisans in her native Colombia.

Jewelry that’s nutty and fruity — but also is oh-so-pretty
This Gene Simmons can rock your world and save your life

This Gene Simmons can rock your world and save your life

An Everett firefighter started dressing as the KISS icon seven years ago, and the rest is KISStory. (Video)

This Gene Simmons can rock your world and save your life
Monroe man repurposes scrap into weird, wacky, wondrous art

Monroe man repurposes scrap into weird, wacky, wondrous art

“I hate to see stuff that’s cool get thrown away,” says Colin Nolan.

Monroe man repurposes scrap into weird, wacky, wondrous art
UFO at Paine Field playground was left by an artist — not aliens

UFO at Paine Field playground was left by an artist — not aliens

The flying saucer at community park in Everett is a cosmic attraction.

UFO at Paine Field playground was left by an artist — not aliens
Sip wine and browse hundreds of fossils and minerals

Sip wine and browse hundreds of fossils and minerals

FossilEra warehouse in Monroe teams up with Davenport Cellars for wineology and paleontology. (Video)

Sip wine and browse hundreds of fossils and minerals
Body waxing from brows to toes … and everywhere in between

Body waxing from brows to toes … and everywhere in between

Waxology salon in downtown Everett will remove hair in places you might not know it grows.

Body waxing from brows to toes … and everywhere in between
How did 300 feathers get stuck in that old utility pole?

How did 300 feathers get stuck in that old utility pole?

Artful adornment in Everett is the creation of a retired Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.

How did 300 feathers get stuck in that old utility pole?
Henry and Leanne Smiciklas run their barbecue food truck out of an old school bus on U.S. 2, a few miles east of Monroe. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

For Texas BBQ, look for the school bus at the reptile museum

This husband-and-wife team has been serving up brisket and more for a decade in Monroe.

Henry and Leanne Smiciklas run their barbecue food truck out of an old school bus on U.S. 2, a few miles east of Monroe. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Here’s what’s up at this flower-power house in Everett

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

Here’s what’s up at this flower-power house in Everett
Oh, ‘Whateverett’: T-shirts inspired by aloof, drunken sailor

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

Oh, ‘Whateverett’: T-shirts inspired by aloof, drunken sailor
On the hunt for the Mukilteo mermaid that’s gone missing

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

On the hunt for the Mukilteo mermaid that’s gone missing
Leapin’ leopards! It’s a jungle out there at Lowell Elementary

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

Leapin’ leopards! It’s a jungle out there at Lowell Elementary
Float, relax: Send your stress upstream at Mill Creek spa

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

Float, relax: Send your stress upstream at Mill Creek spa
Vibrant art livens up Everett funeral home and crematory

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

Vibrant art livens up Everett funeral home and crematory
Word on the Street: Vintage typewriters are back in Everett

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

Word on the Street: Vintage typewriters are back in Everett
The ferry is running! How to enjoy Everett’s Jetty Island

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

The ferry is running! How to enjoy Everett’s Jetty Island
A traffic signal controller cabinet by the sidewalk at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Colby Avenue is adorned with a North Cascades scene on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

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 traffic signal controller cabinet by the sidewalk at the southeast corner of 41st Street and Colby Avenue is adorned with a North Cascades scene on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A piano-collecting man’s grand estate is for sale in Everett

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

A piano-collecting man’s grand estate is for sale in Everett
Meet the teenage Segway tour business owner in Edmonds

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

Meet the teenage Segway tour business owner in Edmonds
Patrick Cooper, 74, lets a large, dominant gull take a slice of bread from his hand while dozens more are gathered around him for a morning treat along the Snohomish River in Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

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

Patrick Cooper, 74, lets a large, dominant gull take a slice of bread from his hand while dozens more are gathered around him for a morning treat along the Snohomish River in Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
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