Volunteers with the Timber Framers Guild work Saturday to raise one of two Douglas fir portals at the site of the Oso Slide Memorial. The volunteers crafted the portals at the Monroe fairgrounds. (Snohomish County Parks photo)

Portals crafted by volunteers up at Oso Slide Memorial site

Members of nonprofit Timber Framers Guild built the structures, each “a piece of art.”

Volunteers with the Timber Framers Guild work Saturday to raise one of two Douglas fir portals at the site of the Oso Slide Memorial. The volunteers crafted the portals at the Monroe fairgrounds. (Snohomish County Parks photo)

COVID-19’s foggy glasses spawn a Lasik surgery revival

The surgery’s resurgence is part of an industry-wide boom in elective procedures during the pandemic.

  • Oct 14, 2020

Good nutrition can help with inherited high cholesterol

Eating right along with exercise can often prevent or delay further complication of the disease.

  • Oct 14, 2020

How to treat emotional exhaustion during times of unrest

When challenging events in life that just keep coming, you can feel emotionally worn out and drained.

  • Oct 14, 2020
test tube with the blood test is on the table next to the documents. Positive test for coronavirus covid-19. The concept of fighting a dangerous Chinese disease.

The math of not knowing someone with severe COVID-19

Don’t know any patients who’ve died or been in the hospital because of the coronavirus? That may explain a lot.

  • Oct 14, 2020
test tube with the blood test is on the table next to the documents. Positive test for coronavirus covid-19. The concept of fighting a dangerous Chinese disease.
Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cities extend ‘streatery’ outdoor dining into November — or later

Programs in Edmonds, Everett and Snohomish have helped restaurants cling to life during the pandemic.

Scott McEntire and Jim Coe enjoy a drink and lunch in an outdoor seating tent at the Salish Sea Brewing Co. along Dayton Street on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 in Edmonds, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The 2020 Lexus LS 500 luxury sedan has a long, low, and streamlined profile. (Manufacturer photo)

2020 Lexus LS 500 sedan is transport fit for the G.O.A.T.

The luxury brand’s flagship has interior space and advanced technology suitable for chauffeuring.

The 2020 Lexus LS 500 luxury sedan has a long, low, and streamlined profile. (Manufacturer photo)
The Blue Lagoon is a popular Iceland destination. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

I went to Iceland for the Costco and my husband got a hotdog

On the island of 364,260, there 350 churches, 269 glaciers, many eye-popping wonders — and one Costco.

The Blue Lagoon is a popular Iceland destination. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
crostini with ricotta and fillings on a black background. the toning. selective focus.

If a recipe calls for ricotta, you can make it at home

Homemade whey cheese has become one of the Instagram stars of the pandemic.

  • Oct 13, 2020
crostini with ricotta and fillings on a black background. the toning. selective focus.
North African fish stew with spinach and beet salad. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)

This colorful North African fish stew is packed with flavor

This soup calls for any type of white fish, red bell peppers, chickpeas, tomato puree and a blend of spices.

  • Oct 13, 2020
North African fish stew with spinach and beet salad. (Linda Gassenheimer/TNS)
Lasagna gets a vegetarian twist with a filling made from roasted acorn squash and kale. (Gretchen McKay/ Post-Gazette)

Welcome fall with acorn squash and kale lasagna

Squash lends itself to pasta because it has a sweet and creamy flesh that gets even sweeter when you roast it.

  • Oct 13, 2020
Lasagna gets a vegetarian twist with a filling made from roasted acorn squash and kale. (Gretchen McKay/ Post-Gazette)
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 11, 2020
Book-related events in Snohomish County.
When it comes to kitchen tables, it’s not the price or comfort level that matters — it’s the memories. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Kitchen table memories linger longer than coffee mug stains

The chairs may be uncomfortable, but this mom can’t bring herself to get rid of the set.

When it comes to kitchen tables, it’s not the price or comfort level that matters — it’s the memories. (Jennifer Bardsley)
The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
"The gondoliers, they get the girls." (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

Rick Steves’ Europe: Italian males: Macho men or momma’s boys?

An Italian woman’s view: They’re constantly chasing pretty girls, but that they really want is a wife just like their mothers.

"The gondoliers, they get the girls." (Dominic Arizona Bonuccelli, Rick Steves' Europe)

Turn the lights on to help with seasonal affective disorder

Are you drowsy and depressed? Light therapy lamps provide feel-good natural lighting when its dark out.

The Hubble's 30th anniversary image "Cosmic Reef" shows a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef" because the nebulas resemble an undersea world. (NASA)

Whidbey talk features man who’s seen the dawn of the galaxies

Astronomer Bob Williams will discuss the Hubble Space Telescope in this year’s Trudy Sundberg Lecture.

The Hubble's 30th anniversary image "Cosmic Reef" shows a vast star-forming region in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy of the Milky Way, 163,000 light-years away. The image is nicknamed the "Cosmic Reef" because the nebulas resemble an undersea world. (NASA)
Nina Dung (left) and Andrew Hwang participates in a birds in flight simulation Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Boeing Future of Flight at Paine Field reopens — without tours

The Mukilteo aviation center has some new exhibits, but there are no plans to resume the factory tour.

Nina Dung (left) and Andrew Hwang participates in a birds in flight simulation Thursday morning at the Boeing Future of Flight Musuem at Paine Field on October 8, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The "Nana" dwarf Hinoki cypress has dark green branchlets that twist tightly and flatten into small overlapping fans. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Chamaecyparis obtusa ‘Nana,’ dwarf Hinoki cypress

This cultivar has dark green branchlets that twist tightly and flatten into small overlapping fans.

The "Nana" dwarf Hinoki cypress has dark green branchlets that twist tightly and flatten into small overlapping fans. (Richie Steffen)
The Snohomish Conservation District is hosting a webinar on rain gardens Oct. 21 via Zoom. (Snohomish County)

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 webinar on rain gardens Oct. 21 via Zoom. (Snohomish County)