Barre3 owner Gina Drake leads an exercise class in the Red Barn at 5th Ave S and Maple Street on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Barre3 teaches a fitness trifecta for balance during COVID-19

The full-body workouts combine strength conditioning, cardio and mindfulness to help you feel balanced.

 

Hamburger cheese with beef, salad, tomato and ham isolated on white background.

You voted: The best hamburger in Snohomish County

Even during a pandemic, people still have their favorites.

 

Joe Hempel swims off of the shore of Seawall Park on Friday, Jan. 29, 2021 in Langley, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Scantily clad is the dress code for these cold rush swimmers

Immersed for 30 minutes in frigid water would kill most of us. It energizes these swimmers.

 

A grain bowl with roasted veggies and lemon-garlic salmon is a great way to kick off fish Fridays for Lent. (Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette/TNS)

Make this zesty lemon-garlic salmon farro bowl for Lent

A grain bowl with roasted veggies and lemon-garlic salmon is a great way to observe fish Fridays for Lent.

  • Feb 23, 2021
A grain bowl with roasted veggies and lemon-garlic salmon is a great way to kick off fish Fridays for Lent. (Gretchen McKay/Post-Gazette/TNS)
Bourbon mash sits at a distillery in Versailles, Kentucky, on July 26, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.

Start your whiskey collection with these 10 bottles

Whether you’re new whiskey game or are a veteran collector, it’s hard to know when to store it or pour it.

Bourbon mash sits at a distillery in Versailles, Kentucky, on July 26, 2020. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Luke Sharrett.
The 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan has a restyled front end, including the grille, front bumper and LED headlights. (Manufacturer photo)

Functional, practical Honda Odyssey is a favorite among buyers

There’s plenty of room inside this minivan for people, pets and whatnot, and it’s even good in snow.

The 2021 Honda Odyssey minivan has a restyled front end, including the grille, front bumper and LED headlights. (Manufacturer photo)
Can houseplants make you happy? We think so. (Jennifer Bardsley)

A love letter to houseplants during a long and lonely pandemic

A year of social-distancing is like living in a hothouse, but at least her plants provide good company.

Can houseplants make you happy? We think so. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Alitalia says my ticket is refundable — so why isn’t it?

When Alitalia rejects Ahmed Seloma’s ticket to Italy, he asks for a refund. Why won’t the airline do what it promises?

  • Feb 21, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

The listings include Third Place Books, Everett Public Library and Neverending Bookshop events.

  • Feb 21, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.
Riley Wong, 7, shows his pen pal, Smudge, the picture he drew for her in addition to his letter at Pasado's Safe Haven on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Kids make connections with critters through pen pals program

Pasado’s Safe Haven near Sultan invites children to write to a turkey, a goat, a cow and a rooster.

Riley Wong, 7, shows his pen pal, Smudge, the picture he drew for her in addition to his letter at Pasado's Safe Haven on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sustainable and ecological green roof in the Netherlands

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

The listings include Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest updates and REI Lynnwood workshops.

Sustainable and ecological green roof in the Netherlands
Farmers market in Nevesinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Rick Steves goes off the beaten path in Bosnia-Herzegovina

An inland road takes him to the humble crossroads village of Nevesinje.

Farmers market in Nevesinje, Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Your teenage girl and the negative messages she gives herself

She might benefit from reading “Be True to Yourself: Daily Affirmations and Awesome Advice for Teen Girls.”

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Monroe artist’s oil paintings illustrate dark children’s fable

Hilma Josal used her daughters as models for “Hjilmer and The Fire Witch.” You can see her paintings, and hear the story, Feb. 27 in Snohomish.

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close on a daffodil in a garden covered with snow

Turns out snow on your flowers and plants has its benefits

Just make sure you stay off the lawn and out of the garden beds until it melts, and enjoy the view.

close on a daffodil in a garden covered with snow
Stern’s hellebore’s flower buds are flushed with deep red and open in late winter to reveal chartreuse interiors. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Helleborus x sternii aka Stern’s hellebore

This hybrid’s flower buds are flushed with deep red and open in late winter to reveal chartreuse interiors.

Stern’s hellebore’s flower buds are flushed with deep red and open in late winter to reveal chartreuse interiors. (Richie Steffen)
The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Landscaping for Wildlife: Creating Habitat for Beneficial Animals Insects” webinar Feb. 20 via Zoom. (Mace Vaughan)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a “Landscaping for Wildlife: Creating Habitat for Beneficial Animals Insects” webinar Feb. 20 via Zoom. (Mace Vaughan)
This folk art whirligig shows President Theodore Roosevelt with his monocle and top hat riding a cycle while holding a red paddle that catches the wind and spins. It sold at auction for hundreds of dollars. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Teddy Roosevelt whirligig circa 1901 auctions for nearly $900

The figure of 26th U.S. president is holding a red counterbalance vane that turns the bike with the wind.

This folk art whirligig shows President Theodore Roosevelt with his monocle and top hat riding a cycle while holding a red paddle that catches the wind and spins. It sold at auction for hundreds of dollars. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate will perform a 30th anniversary show May 28 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate will perform a 30th anniversary show May 28 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)
Cyndi Brown's clay sculptures, including “Sea Turtle,” will be on display at Gallery North in Edmonds through February.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

Cyndi Brown's clay sculptures, including “Sea Turtle,” will be on display at Gallery North in Edmonds through February.