Score! 800-pound Ivan is a heckuva Seahawks 12th Man

The 8-foot chain saw chiseled dude with a mohawk and shouting mouth swivels around Arlington.


Led by ‘Marriage Story,’ Netflix dominates Golden Globe noms

The press association again fielded an all-male directing category.

  • Dec 9, 2019


Mr. Dad

Why ‘good enough’ is ‘exactly enough’

  • Dec 9, 2019


Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Shauna Ahern: 6 p.m. Dec. 11, The Neverending Bookshop, 7530 Olympic View Drive, Edmonds. Even when running a popular food blog, writing award-winning cookbooks and… Continue reading

Beyond the best-sellers: Lesser-known books make perfect gifts

Here is an idiosyncratic sampler, geared mainly to specialty presses and writers of the past.

  • Dec 8, 2019

Brier man honored for his music about farmworkers’ struggle

Lifelong musician Juan Manuel Barco’s songs in the corrido style focus on land rights, immigration and more.

Don’t be a Grinch — go green by reducing waste this holiday

There are a few things you can do to reduce waste from gifts, potlucks and decorations this season.

Green bulbs on this wreath means there haven’t been any fires

1. Keep the wreath green. Each year, the Marysville Fire District hangs a giant wreath adorned with green light bulbs outside each of its five… Continue reading

Online grocery shopping gives you more time to buy ice cream

It’s also pretty easy — assuming your computer doesn’t crash, the world doesn’t explode, etc.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Rick Steves on defending yourself against travel swindles

Nearly all crimes suffered by tourists are nonviolent and, if you follow these tips, avoidable.

Robert Horton previews the promising films for the holidays

The holiday season is when Hollywood shelves the superheroes and cartoons in favor of the Oscar contenders.

See 21 films about adventure and derring-do in the great outdoors

The Banff Mountain Film Festival visits the Historic Everett Theatre on Dec. 9-10.

Christmas or Lenten roses — whatever you call them, they’re back

The seasonal perennials, also known as hellebores, have many lovely hybrids and bloom all winter.

Don’t give up: You can overcome frustration with patience

Here are five ways to approach challenges so that they don’t turn into a recipe for frustration and failure.

Great Plant Pick: Viburnum davidii aka David’s viburnum

This spreading shurb is a year-round evergreen with white flowers in spring and berries in autumn.

Harp held by swans on pedestal base an elaborate watch holder

When the pocket watch is inserted in the hole near the top, it creates a decorative “clock.”

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

Miami Beach unveils traffic sculpture made of sand

The installation is meant to suggest a future relic.

  • Dec 7, 2019

Pride of Snohomish to be displayed on Christmas Parlor Tour

Lisa and Stew Pickford’s 129-year-old Queen Anne Victorian is one of the city’s finest historic homes.