Plant "Mount Vernon" as a low informal bed border or small hedge, or as a groundcover under trees and large shrubs.(Rick Peterson)

Great Plant Pick: Prunus laurocerasus ‘Mount Vernon,’ dwarf English laurel

Plant “Mount Vernon” as a low informal bed border or small hedge, or as a groundcover under trees and large shrubs.

 

Nick Pate examines a cider apple tree at Raising Cane Ranch in Snohomish in 2019. (Kevin Clark / Herald file)
Nick Pate examines a cider apple tree at Raising Cane Ranch in Snohomish on June 5, 2019. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

 

Red osier dogwood  (Cornus sericea (stolonifera)) berries, leaves and twigs.

Red twig dogwoods — there’s variety of shrub for all seasons

Here are four new varieties of twig dogwoods on the market that provide fall and winter interest.

 

This rare Louisiana Creole Gros Rouge punkah from the late 18th-early 19th century made of Southern Yellow Pine with mortise-and-tenon construction, 40 1/2 by 35 inches, was estimated to sell for $10,000 to $15,000 at Neal Auctions, but it didn't sell. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Strange antique made from Southern yellow pine is a punkah

It was the “air conditioner” of the early 19th century. A man called a “punkah wallah” pulled a cord to make it swing back and forth like a fan.

This rare Louisiana Creole Gros Rouge punkah from the late 18th-early 19th century made of Southern Yellow Pine with mortise-and-tenon construction, 40 1/2 by 35 inches, was estimated to sell for $10,000 to $15,000 at Neal Auctions, but it didn't sell. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Josey Wise puts out one of the hundreds of glass pumpkins on a display at the Schack Art Center for the upcoming Schack-toberfest on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The festival runs from Sept, 23 to Nov. 6. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Glowing gourds light up Schack-toberfest in Everett this fall

You can see more than 1,000 of the glass pumpkins, and even make your own. Plus, check out The Artists’ Garage Sale on Sept. 25.

Josey Wise puts out one of the hundreds of glass pumpkins on a display at the Schack Art Center for the upcoming Schack-toberfest on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. The festival runs from Sept, 23 to Nov. 6. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Dmitri Matheny Group, led by horn player Dmitri Matheny, is scheduled to perform Oct. 9 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. (Steve Korn)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Sir Mix-a-Lot, ZZ Top and Bands, Brews and Bowling at Evergreen Lanes in Everett.

The Dmitri Matheny Group, led by horn player Dmitri Matheny, is scheduled to perform Oct. 9 at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish. (Steve Korn)
See oil paintings by Kathie Odom, including "Way Back When," at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds through Sept. 27.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

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

See oil paintings by Kathie Odom, including "Way Back When," at the Cole Gallery in Edmonds through Sept. 27.
A child enjoys a sausage on a stick during Sausage Fest on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

A child enjoys a sausage on a stick during Sausage Fest on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)
Oscar Madison, played by Joe Goins, left, annoys Felix Unger, portrayed by Thomas A. Glass, in Red Curtain’s production of “The Odd Couple,” showing through Sept. 26 at the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville. (Red Curtain)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

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

Oscar Madison, played by Joe Goins, left, annoys Felix Unger, portrayed by Thomas A. Glass, in Red Curtain’s production of “The Odd Couple,” showing through Sept. 26 at the Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville. (Red Curtain)
Monica Nevi is scheduled to headline the Ladies LOL! Comedy Show on Oct. 16 at the Marysville Opera House. (www.monicanevi.com)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

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

Monica Nevi is scheduled to headline the Ladies LOL! Comedy Show on Oct. 16 at the Marysville Opera House. (www.monicanevi.com)
The Stove Shakers are scheduled to perform Sept. 24 at Rocko’s Fireside in Everett. (The Stove Shakers)

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The listings include Engel’s Pub, Mirkwood Public House and Port Gardner Bay Winery shows.

The Stove Shakers are scheduled to perform Sept. 24 at Rocko’s Fireside in Everett. (The Stove Shakers)
If your diarrhea doesn’t resolved itself within a month, then it has turned into persistent or even chronic diarrhea. (Getty Images)

Does persisent diarrhea keep you running to the toilet?

Then it’s time to ask your doctor to test for infections, allergies and autoimmune diseases to find the root cause.

  • Sep 22, 2021
If your diarrhea doesn’t resolved itself within a month, then it has turned into persistent or even chronic diarrhea. (Getty Images)
David Pallett, 77, works out with personal trainer Jim Hart on Aug. 30 at Optimal Sport Gym in Philadelphia. (Jose F. Moreno / The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Experts: Don’t put off exercising until retirement years

It’s never too late to start moving, but science is finding you may not catch up to lifelong exercisers.

  • Sep 22, 2021
David Pallett, 77, works out with personal trainer Jim Hart on Aug. 30 at Optimal Sport Gym in Philadelphia. (Jose F. Moreno / The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Have you tried mashed avocado smeared on whole grain toast? Top it with a cooked egg for more protein. (Getty Images)

On Nutrition: Food & Nutrition tips for finding the best breakfast

Here are some “break our fast” ideas high in protein, dietary fiber, calcium, potassium and vitamin D.

  • Sep 22, 2021
Have you tried mashed avocado smeared on whole grain toast? Top it with a cooked egg for more protein. (Getty Images)
Chicken tamale casserole is an easy weeknight meal that’s full of cheesy, Tex-Mex flavor. (Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Eat This: Chicken tamale casserole is Tex-Mex made easy

While it’s far from authentic, it offers all the flavors of a really great chicken tamale without the work.

  • Sep 21, 2021
Chicken tamale casserole is an easy weeknight meal that’s full of cheesy, Tex-Mex flavor. (Gretchen McKay / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Welcome fall with Quil Ceda Creek Casino’s Asian chicken salad with a vegetable medley. (Quil Ceda Creek Casino)

Taste of Tulalip: Asian chicken salad with vegetable medley

Set the stage for fall with a Quil Ceda Creek Casino favorite featuring a kaleidoscope of colorful ingredients.

  • Sep 21, 2021
Welcome fall with Quil Ceda Creek Casino’s Asian chicken salad with a vegetable medley. (Quil Ceda Creek Casino)
The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor package is available on crew cab 4X4 models with a 5-foot bed and XLT or Lariat trim levels. (Manufacturer photo)

New Tremor package invigorates 2021 Ford Ranger pickup

Upgraded suspension, all-terrain tires, skid plates, front and rear tow hooks shake things up.

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor package is available on crew cab 4X4 models with a 5-foot bed and XLT or Lariat trim levels. (Manufacturer photo)
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A pedestrian uses an umbrella to shield herself from the wind as she crosses 2nd Avenue North near Main Street in downtown Edmonds on Friday afternoon.

Photo taken on 10142016

How newcomers can fit in here. Pro tip: Don’t use umbrellas

If you’re new to Snohomish County, you might want to avoid cringe-y faux pas like calling I-5 “The 5.”

  • Sep 19, 2021
Ian Terry / The Herald

A pedestrian uses an umbrella to shield herself from the wind as she crosses 2nd Avenue North near Main Street in downtown Edmonds on Friday afternoon.

Photo taken on 10142016
In-person school is back in session, and this mama bear wants to keep it that way. (Jennifer Bardsley)

A mother’s plea for vaccination: Please let my kids stay in school

This former teacher says schools should be safe places from polio, diphtheria, mumps, rubella — and, yes, coronavirus.

In-person school is back in session, and this mama bear wants to keep it that way. (Jennifer Bardsley)