A list of garden clubs in Snohomish and Island counties

Alderwood Garden Club: Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood;…


Everything you ever needed or wanted to know about lavender

Some fun facts: The oil is said to soothe and heal insect bites, sunburns and small cuts, even acne.


Gardener finds a ‘slice of serenity’ in his Martha Lake yard

Tom Astrof’s “happy place” is one of six gardens featured on the Mill Creek Garden Tour on June 22.


Great Plant Pick: Rosa ‘Hansa,’ double pink old-fashioned rose

This shrub rose will shine in a garden bed also planted with pink, blue or orange perennials.

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens: The annual plant sale and raffle is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15, Legion Park tennis court, 145 Alverson Blvd.,… Continue reading

Hot Property

Adam Levine, Ellen DeGeneres make music in housing market

Rare optician’s eye test chart was made in the 19th century

The chart priced at $2,200 has a metal lamp visor and a linen scroll with letters of different sizes.

Tell friend’s husband outright about his weight gain comments

The last thing pregnant women need is for bystanders’ scrutiny.

  • Jun 15, 2019

Today in History

Today is Saturday, June 15, the 166th day of 2019. There are 199 days left in the year.

  • Jun 15, 2019

Swift calls out homophobes on new song

She addresses her own haters but also calls out those who attack the LGBTQ community.

  • Jun 14, 2019

Nicole Geer’s listening skills once netted her a $500 tip

Accounting wasn’t a good fit for this “super-friendly” person, so she switched to bartending.

Booze calendar

Beer, wine, spirits: Where to grab a drink in Snohomish County

Brother-in-law takes advantage of others’ generosity

Dear Carolyn: My very generous and wealthy (this is relevant) friends offered to throw a dinner for me and my husband for our 10th wedding… Continue reading

  • Jun 14, 2019

Dirt-cheap wine available everywhere tops riesling taste test

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2017 Dry Riesling outperforms more expensive rivals in a magazine’s judging.

Frontier Airlines made her pay extra for checked bags

Airlines are raking in billions of dollars in profit by charging extra for bags or assigned seats.

  • Jun 14, 2019

Today in History

Today is Friday, June 14, the 165th day of 2019. There are 200 days left in the year. This is Flag Day.

  • Jun 14, 2019

At Stevens Pass, summer work promises uplifting ski season

Two new chairlifts are part of a $35 million investment into four mountains including Stevens.

‘Dead Don’t Die’ puts a Jim Jarmuschian spin on the zombie genre

In-jokes and deadpan drollery by the likes of Bill Murray abound in this enjoyably shaggy outing.

‘International’ hits a low-key point in the ‘MIB’ franchise

It’s agreeable enough, with nice rapport between stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth.

After a smart start, ‘Late Night’ peters out in the late going

Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling are fun to watch, but the plot takes an unwelcome conventional turn.