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Halloween festivities will be available at multiple events for children and for adults in Marysville and Arlington this year.

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Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts presents two one-act comedies — “The Real Inspector Hound” by Tom Stoppard, and “The Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang — Oct. 19-Nov. 4 at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave. #J, in Marysville.

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Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation hosts free open houses at the Marysville Opera House on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Community members can take a tour, chat with staff and check on availability of the beautiful venue for their next special occasion. Select dates are …

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Cedarcrest Golf Course becomes an after-dark winter wonderland in December when fairways are transformed into a showcase of dazzling light displays celebrating the holiday season.

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Gems, jewelry, minerals and rocks were on display at the Totem Middle School gymnasium as part of the Marysville Rock and Gem Club's 44th annual "Rocktoberfest."

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The Marysville Opera House will be transported back to the ‘50s for the city of Marysville’s Grease Sing-Along and Sock Hop on Oct. 13.

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At the Oct. 20 Fall into Art Auction, Arlington Arts Council will honor the people who built a stage in Legion Park the year. The team will be named the 2018 Art Advocates of Arlington.

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The Arlington Education Foundation is hosting eight wineries for their second annual Wines, Brews and Cruizin’ tasting fundraiser on Sept. 28.

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Princesses will be back at the Marysville Opera House to interact with local children and families for the second annual Princess and Pixie Dust on Sept. 30.

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Tulalip’s Hibulb Cultural Center hosted the Buffalo Field Campaign’s road show for an evening of music and stories in support of wild buffalo.

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The Northwest Viking Festival celebrated Scandinavian heritage and history with re-enactors, family activities and other demonstrations in Arlington on Sept. 15 and 16.

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Dragsters and other race cars revved their engines up at the Arlington Airport during the 15th annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show on Sept. 8.

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Twelve local breweries came down to the Marysville Opera House on Sept. 8 for the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce's second annual Brew & Cider Fest.

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This year’s annual Friendship Walk, organized by local 501c3 nonprofit, Village Community Services, will now feature a 5K run component to boost event participation and elevate overall awareness of its music program and member ensemble band, Voices of the Village.

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September is a glorious month in the northwest — the days are warm, the nights cool, the shadows long, and the lawns are coming alive again after their dry summer slumber. The garden wakes back up for about 6 to 8 weeks before it shuts down for the winter and it is an excellent time to get s…

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Trees are our friends, in more ways than one. There are a multitude of benefits that we receive from trees and it never hurts to remind ourselves just how important trees are to our ecosystem. As we look around the world at the incredible loss of both temperate and tropical forests, it shoul…

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Every year, the Evergreen State Fair has five nights of concerts with acts that don't disappoint and the 2018 lineup is as exciting as ever: beginning with The Roots & Boots Tour featuring country stars Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye and Aaron Tippin; classic rock group Spike and the Impaler…

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The Evergreen State Fair in Monroe will host the much anticipated second year of "Evergreen Morning of Dreams" on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The event offers a calmer Fair setting for those with disabilities or special needs and their families. To help maintain a peaceful env…

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I love summer tropicals. The drama they create is unsurpassed by anything the northwest has to offer. Take my red Abyssinian bananas for example. In the month of May, or even early June, I always plant a couple of pots up with a red banana in the center as the focal point of the container. I…

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Whether you ride the Ferris wheel, work the Ferris wheel, or avoid the Ferris wheel because you always eat too many scones, Community Transit is the easiest way to get to the Evergreen State Fair. 

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This time around, I wanted to share a recipe that reminds me of the time I spent living in Japan, which was during a pivotal time in my life. The dish brings back fond memories about when I met the love of my life and how my life changed forever. I got married, started a family, and traveled…

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Forget for a minute that I am a professional horticulturist and have worked in the field for over 50 years ... try to think of me a just an ordinary home owner that moved into his house 30 years ago and inherited a rather neglected landscape. This is the story of one of my gardens - how it b…

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Backyard barbecues are as iconically American as apple pie and baseball. Grilling is a popular cooking method during the summer months, and many people will be firing up the grill for Labor Day. This month’s article is intended to have a preventative impact on your health and still enjoy a g…

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Music, kids activities, Native American culture and environmental information will be available at the Stillaguamish Tribe's annual Festival of the River which will be held Aug. 11-12 this year.

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Believe it or not, August can be a busy month in the garden. Watering, of course, is at the top of the list and it is important to remember that we can just as easily kill stuff by over-watering as under-watering. Getting just the right amount of water on a plant is tricky and if it is any c…

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A funny thing happens to me this time of year. As we move from the glory of spring to the doldrums of summer, I often find myself in a state of mild depression. I call it my “gardener’s post-partum depression." All of the fabulous floral displays that I labored over in spring have now faded …

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Have you bought supplements, health powders, elixirs and more only to leave them in the cabinet to gather dust? If you stumble upon older items you purchased and forgot to take, it may be time to toss them. Some supplements may be safe to take, but others will need to go.

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Local 14-year-old Lee Hall rode more than 200 miles while completing the annual Seattle to Portland bike race this July.

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Hairspray the musical was inspired by the popular 1988 movie of the same name. The story, set in 1960s Baltimore, concerns a teenager, Tracy Turnblad, who, as a 'plus' size, is outside the so-called 'norm', but still dreams of becoming a celebrity by auditioning for the 'Corny Collins' show …

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I think it is fair to say that for a lot of us, our vision of a shady garden area is one that is mostly green with a few varieties of plants such as rhodies, a couple of ferns, and a hosta or two. The thought of a diverse mix of plants with colorful foliage, contrasting textures and even som…

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Locals hoping to sell their housewares, antiques and other items came out to Marysville's annual community garage sale event Junk in the Trunk on July 14.

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Numerous breweries will come to Legion Park in downtown Arlington for the Arlington Brewfest, which returns to town on July 21.

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The city of Marysville's Sounds of Summer concert series and Popcorn in the Park movies started up again this July and will continue into August.

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We are blessed in the northwest to be able to grow a wide variety of plant material from many other parts of the world (in addition of course to our own native flora).

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Summer heat can be a deterrent to eating healthy. The heat can leave you feeling uninspired when it comes to cooking. I commonly hear excuses for not making healthy dietary choices during in the summer heat. Some people can be hesitant to turn on the oven to further heat up the house. Others…

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The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will host “Centennial Trail History Day” on July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the trail.  There will be activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits, and a chance to touch historic artifacts at six different sites along the 30 mil…

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Now that summer is fast approaching, I wanted to share a fun idea to use for a friendly indoor or outdoor gathering. I call it the Northwest Harvest Table. I like to create many Northwest Harvest Tables at Tulalip Resort Casino, because it's always a guest favorite and very popular. Diner's …

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More than 200 vendors plan to set up shop along Olympic Avenue at the Arlington Street Fair which returns this year from July 13 to 15.

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Marysville’s large community garage sale, Junk in the Trunk, brings back numerous vendors to the city on July 14 and later in the year on Sept. 8.

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It's been a while since I have thrown a "to-do" list at you so I think it is about time to get back to the basics. Chores this month can be summed up with the following words: water, feed, mulch, prune, stake, and manage insects and diseases. Here's a little more detail on those items...