The 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid has five-passenger seating and comes standard with all-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid is the lineup’s fuel economy leader

The hybrid has the same superior qualities as the gasoline version, but is miles ahead in eco status.

 

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.

  • Oct 17, 2021

 

Penn Cover Brewery owners, Mitch and Mark Aparicio, at their new Freeland location on Thursday, July 22, 2021. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Brewery in the barn: Here’s Whidbey’s newest craft-beer hotspot

Penn Cove Brewing Co. has expanded its operations to a scenic spot on Whidbey Island with views of Holmes Harbor and the Olympic Mountains.

 

Expedia problem leads to a missed flight — and no refund

When Expedia fails to pay for Joanna Heath’s return flight to Los Angeles, she must buy a new ticket. Now the online agency refuses to refund the new ticket. What gives?

  • Oct 17, 2021

Listen, don’t lecture: How to increase your parenting IQ

It will take time to integrate the skills from Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish’s books into your parenting toolbox.

Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Leavenworth, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Jan. 26, 2019, in Leavenworth. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 in Leavenworth, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Don Sarver, left, and Kyle James, right, snowshoe on the Skyline Lake Trail on Jan. 26, 2019, in Leavenworth. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Romantic lakeside dining in Varenna.

Rick Steves’ Europe: Lago di Como: Where Italians honeymoon

It’s one of several beautiful lakes in Italy’s northern Alpine region, a tourism mecca for centuries.

Romantic lakeside dining in Varenna.
Old dogs like Merlin provide great company, even while snoring. (Jennifer Bardsley)

This old dog of mine: A tribute to my fluffy couch potato

Sleeping has become this poodle’s full-time job. He’ll take five naps a day, in between turns around the yard.

Old dogs like Merlin provide great company, even while snoring. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Halloween decorations drape the home of Cameo and Nick Beedle of Everett. Spiders webs, giant teeth, grave stones and animatronics will complete the decor in time for Halloween. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘He’s awake!!!’ Monster House rises from slumber in Everett

Sharp teeth, reptilian eyes — Cameo and Nick Beedle’s house is a frightful, delightful experience.

Halloween decorations drape the home of Cameo and Nick Beedle of Everett. Spiders webs, giant teeth, grave stones and animatronics will complete the decor in time for Halloween. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
This silhouette of a woman, cut by mouth by Martha Ann Honeywell, had an estimated value of $400 to $800 at Garth's Auction, Inc., but did not sell. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Circa 1800 silhouette of woman in a bonnet was ‘cut by mouth’

Born without hands, Martha Ann Honeywell (1786-1856) could cut and paste, thread a needle, embroider and write using her mouth.

This silhouette of a woman, cut by mouth by Martha Ann Honeywell, had an estimated value of $400 to $800 at Garth's Auction, Inc., but did not sell. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
Ginkgo biloba "Autumn Gold" features brilliant fall color and scalloped leaves similar to those of maidenhair ferns. (Great Plant Picks)

Great Plant Pick: Ginkgo biloba ‘Autumn Gold’ aka maidenhair tree

This tree features brilliant fall color and scalloped leaves similar to those of maidenhair ferns.

Ginkgo biloba "Autumn Gold" features brilliant fall color and scalloped leaves similar to those of maidenhair ferns. (Great Plant Picks)
The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project will present an “Attracting Birds to your Yard” webinar on Oct. 20 via Zoom. (Mike Benbow)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project will present an “Attracting Birds to your Yard” webinar on Oct. 20 via Zoom. (Mike Benbow)
Wintergreen adds a pop of red to the garden all winter long. (Getty Images)

Though they’re cold, fall and winter can be colorful seasons too

You have no shortage of choices when it comes to planting for fall and winter interest in the garden.

Wintergreen adds a pop of red to the garden all winter long. (Getty Images)
Inside the Great Hall of the Monroe castle. All armor and weapons are included with the castle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Home sweet castle: $2.3M buys a medieval marvel near Monroe

Swords, armor and collectibles are included. The 19-acre property has a gun range and 9-foot dragon.

Inside the Great Hall of the Monroe castle. All armor and weapons are included with the castle. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Robbie Dee portrays the King of Rock 'n' Roll in the Elvis tribute Kentucky Rain Band, performing Oct. 29 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Kentucky Rain Band)

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.

Robbie Dee portrays the King of Rock 'n' Roll in the Elvis tribute Kentucky Rain Band, performing Oct. 29 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Kentucky Rain Band)
See oil paintings by Timothy Haslet, such as “Admiralty Head Lighthouse” at the Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville through Oct. 31.

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 Timothy Haslet, such as “Admiralty Head Lighthouse” at the Penn Cove Gallery in Coupeville through Oct. 31.
Catapult, the dance company best known for their time on “America’s Got Talent,” will perform on Oct. 23 in Edmonds. (Catapult)

Catapult troupe sculpts shadow illusions with their bodies

You can see the dance company of “America’s Got Talent” fame at two shows in Edmonds on Oct. 23.

Catapult, the dance company best known for their time on “America’s Got Talent,” will perform on Oct. 23 in Edmonds. (Catapult)
Anthony Brock Group performs during the soft opening of Black Lab Gallery in it's new location Friday night in Everett on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett’s music and art hotspot upgrades to a much larger space

Black Lab Gallery moves a block up Hewitt Avenue, and the new Lucky Dime takes over its former location.

Anthony Brock Group performs during the soft opening of Black Lab Gallery in it's new location Friday night in Everett on October 9, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Ivy Fulmer emerges from a spooky tunnel she built for the children who visited her on Halloween in Everett’s Riverside nighborhood in 2019. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

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

Ivy Fulmer emerges from a spooky tunnel she built for the children who visited her on Halloween in Everett’s Riverside nighborhood in 2019. (Dan Bates / Herald file)
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)