Air Canada voucher for $528 has been missing for three months

Where is Herb Sharpe’s $528 flight voucher from Air Canada? He’s been waiting for more than three months, but the airline hasn’t sent it yet.

  • Oct 2, 2022
  • By Wire Service

 

Effective discipline: Why rewards work better than punishment

Rewarding positive behavior, whenever it appears, can be a very powerful tool for encouraging cooperation.

 

Jerry Wennstrom with “Lightning,” a multi-layered sculpture. Wennstrom’s second body of artistic work consists of several tall, wooden sculptures resembling women that are meant to represent complex themes of birth and death, good and evil, femininity and masculinity. (David Welton)

Meet a Whidbey sculptor who makes interactive, eccentric art

Jerry Wennstrom publishes a book detailing his artistic body of work, which emphasizes feminine figures.

 

The fortified ghost town of Vathia, on Greece’s Mani Peninsula, was once as wild as our Wild West.

Rick Steves: The best way to spend two weeks in Greece

The nation’s true joy and character can be found outside of touristy Athens and the islands.

The fortified ghost town of Vathia, on Greece’s Mani Peninsula, was once as wild as our Wild West.
FILE - This 1972 file photo shows Elvis Presley during a performance. The AP reported on July 14, 2017, that a story claiming a dead homeless man in San Diego was identified as Presley is a hoax. Presley died in 1977. (AP Photo, File)

Who was cooler: Elvis or the Beatles?

It depends on which generation you ask — but don’t ask the author’s kids. They’re into Nirvana.

FILE - This 1972 file photo shows Elvis Presley during a performance. The AP reported on July 14, 2017, that a story claiming a dead homeless man in San Diego was identified as Presley is a hoax. Presley died in 1977. (AP Photo, File)

2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SEL Premium R-Line

The Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport full-size SUV has been refreshed for the 2021 model year.

  • Oct 1, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars

What does it mean to be a purveyor of public power?

Next week, The Snohomish County PUD and utilities across the country will celebrate Public Power Week.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • Snohomish County PUD
2021 Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch (Ford)

2021 Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch

The 2021 Bronco two-door advanced 4x4 Badlands Series with Sasquatch package.

  • Sep 30, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2021 Ford Bronco Badlands Sasquatch (Ford)
Abelia 'Edward Goucher' (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Abelia ‘Edward Goucher’

This shrub blooms from summer to late autumn, which will make the pollinators happy.

  • Sep 30, 2022
Abelia 'Edward Goucher' (Richie Steffen)
Making your own WM truck costume takes only a few supplies and can be recycled when you’re done with it. (Courtesy Waste Management)

Green is the new orange: sustainable Halloween celebrations

Spooky season is here: costumes line the shelves at department stores, and pumpkins are everywhere you look. From candy wrappers to old jack-o-lanterns, the amount… Continue reading

  • Sep 30, 2022
Making your own WM truck costume takes only a few supplies and can be recycled when you’re done with it. (Courtesy Waste Management)
Even if you haven’t watered your landscape in the past 100 days, or watered very little, get outside and give your plants a good soak. (Getty Images)

It’s dry out there, so water your yard — please!

After 100 days of no precipitation, your garden badly needs a drink. So grab a hose and get to work — it’s well worth the slightly higher water bills.

Even if you haven’t watered your landscape in the past 100 days, or watered very little, get outside and give your plants a good soak. (Getty Images)
This quilt features an American flag with 36 stars, indicating that it was made about 1865. Most antique quilts are harder to date.

Tips for estimating an unsigned vintage quilt’s true age

If you can see dark spots in the quilt when held up to a strong light or sunny window, they may be cotton seeds. Some collectors claim that this means the quilt was made before the invention of the cotton gin in 1793.

This quilt features an American flag with 36 stars, indicating that it was made about 1865. Most antique quilts are harder to date.
Mark Hall, center, and Casting Crowns perform during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)

Music, theater and more: What’s happening in Snohomish County

Casting Crowns performs in Everett, while Graham Nash drops by Edmonds.

Mark Hall, center, and Casting Crowns perform during the Dove Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo / Mark Humphrey)
2021 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX (Dodge)

2021 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX

The latest salvo is the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX Crew Cab 4x4 pickup.

  • Sep 28, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2021 Dodge Ram 1500 TRX (Dodge)

All ears: Mukilteo couple provides surgery for kids born without ears

Dr. Prabhat and Trish Bhama are part of a HUGS volunteer team providing treatment for microtia in Guatemala.

2022 Kia Sportage Hybride SX Prestige

The 2022 Kia Sportage is marketed as the “ultimate urban SUV.”

  • Sep 26, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
The all-new Kia Sportage X-Pro model comes standard with all-terrain tires and 17-inch matte black off-road wheels. (Kia)

2023 Kia Sportage has two new models aimed at the outdoorsy

The X-Pro and X-Pro Prestige have all-terrain tires, all-wheel drive, and all kinds of ground clearance.

The all-new Kia Sportage X-Pro model comes standard with all-terrain tires and 17-inch matte black off-road wheels. (Kia)
People stroll along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, one of Europe’s most interesting historic walks, as Edinburgh Castle looms in the distance. (Rick Steves' Europe)

Edinburgh, the cultural heart of Scotland, packs a cultural punch

Once a medieval powerhouse, it is today one of Europe’s most lively and festive cities.

People stroll along Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, one of Europe’s most interesting historic walks, as Edinburgh Castle looms in the distance. (Rick Steves' Europe)
Dan Neumeyer peers out the window of his Hummingbird Yurt. (David Welton)

Otherworldly structures constructed on Whidbey Island

The small buildings — yurts, with a Western twist — were built by Earth dweller Dan Neumeyer.

Dan Neumeyer peers out the window of his Hummingbird Yurt. (David Welton)
Women came from all over the Pacific Northwest to “glamp” and raise money to send girls to Girl Scout Camp from Sept. 16-18. The next opportunity to glamp at Camp River Ranch will be Sept. 8-10, 2023. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Women’s glamping retreat raises money to send local girls to camp

I’ve been the camper, the counselor, the Girl Scout leader and the mom. Now, I was the glamper.

Women came from all over the Pacific Northwest to “glamp” and raise money to send girls to Girl Scout Camp from Sept. 16-18. The next opportunity to glamp at Camp River Ranch will be Sept. 8-10, 2023. (Jennifer Bardsley)