Former Sno-Isle Tech culinary student Adrian Ramirez at Red Cork Bistro on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Ramirez co-owns Red Cork Bistro with his wife, Soco Molina. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He went from student to chef-owner of a hometown restaurant

Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center gave Mukilteo’s Adrian Ramirez a solid culinary foundation.

Former Sno-Isle Tech culinary student Adrian Ramirez at Red Cork Bistro on Monday, July 16, 2018 in Mukilteo, Wa. Ramirez co-owns Red Cork Bistro with his wife, Soco Molina. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A P-47 Thunderbolt (top) passes a P-40 Tomahawk during maneuvers at the 50th annual Arlington Fly-In at the Arlington Airport on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: Arlington Fly-In

The 50th annual Arlington Fly-In is this weekend, July 6-8, at Arlington Municipal Airport.

A P-47 Thunderbolt (top) passes a P-40 Tomahawk during maneuvers at the 50th annual Arlington Fly-In at the Arlington Airport on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Gil Schwarzmiller, 91, for many years played in the Sauerkraut Band started by his brother 50 years ago. He is the grand marshal of Saturday’s Kla Ha Ya Days parade. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sauerkraut Band: Music, fun and fermented cabbage since 1968

Celebrating 50 years of making people laugh, the Snohomish band continues to be life of any party.

Gil Schwarzmiller, 91, for many years played in the Sauerkraut Band started by his brother 50 years ago. He is the grand marshal of Saturday’s Kla Ha Ya Days parade. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Caprese salad meets grilled bread in this easy summer appetizer

Serve these little toasts with grilled chicken or alone as passed appetizers.

  • Jul 18, 2018

Southern comfort: Grits cakes a crispy cushion for spicy shrimp

If you’re allergic or don’t like seafood, try making this recipe with eggs or sausage — or both.

  • Jul 18, 2018

The smartest no-cook dessert you can make is a fool

This take on the classic English dessert takes advantage of the thick creaminess of Greek yogurt.

This French culinary phrase is the secret to all cooking

Follow the method of preparing and organizing ingredients to maximize a recipe’s efficiency.

  • Jul 18, 2018

Tips to transform your fruit salad from boring to brilliant

Here are a few ways to upgrade the flavor and appearance of your next fruity concoction.

  • Jul 18, 2018

Grammy Awards to air on CBS from Los Angeles on Feb. 10

Nominations for the 84 categories will be announced Dec. 5.

  • Jul 17, 2018

World Cup finale reaches 16 million viewers in US

The game in general had to fight for attention here because the American team did not qualify this year.

  • Jul 17, 2018

That time when the family shower had 8 bottles of shampoo

After a great stock-up sale, it kind of looks like a barbershop exploded in the bathroom.

He sings about ignorance, war and greed — and it’s OK to laugh

Roy Zimmerman, a mainstay on left-leaning radio, will perform a one-man show in Marysville.

Firefighter Travis Smith gets ready to slide down the fire pole at Everett Fire Department Station 1. The pole is the only one remaining at an Everett firehouse. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Stairs are safer but not as cool as Everett’s last fire pole

Video: In the days of horses, poles became common at fire houses. Then along came risk managers.

Firefighter Travis Smith gets ready to slide down the fire pole at Everett Fire Department Station 1. The pole is the only one remaining at an Everett firehouse. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Starbucks banning plastic straws — but you can have a sippy cup

The no-straw movement helps prevent non-degradable straws from ending up in beaches and oceans.

  • Jul 17, 2018

1st Comic-Con of the MeToo era grapples with harassment

Questions remain whether convention organizers will take any extra steps to address issues.

  • Jul 16, 2018

Look at these sweet fur baby faces, see if you can adopt one

Everett Animal Shelter has cats and dogs galore ready for pet adoption.

More the Best of 2018 (So Far)!

By Ron, Everett Public Library staff Like a crisp newly-minted road map, the music of 2018 unfolds before our eyes leaving a wake of paper… Continue reading

Subaru goes midsize with the roomy, powerful 2019 Ascent SUV

With seating for eight and a 5,000-pound towing capacity, Ascent gives Subie lovers a new option.

‘Crying’: Visitors reflect on ‘Americans Interned’ exhibit

Thousands have seen the artwork on the internment of Japanese-Americans at the Schack.

‘Game of Thrones’ slays with a leading 22 Emmy nominations

The show helped boost the HBO’s total nods to become the most-nominated series of all time.

  • Jul 15, 2018