IBD: What is it, and how it can be treated

if IBD is caught early and managed well, it can minimally interfere with people’s lives. But if not well-managed, IBD can be a life-threatening condition.

  • Apr 27, 2022
The 2022 Lexus ES 300h has seating for five passengers and a trunk stowage capacity of 13.9 cubic feet. (Manufacturer photo)

2022 Lexus ES 300h F Sport delivers enthusiast highlights

Sport features are combined with this hybrid midsize sedan’s existing luxury and fuel efficiency.

The 2022 Lexus ES 300h has seating for five passengers and a trunk stowage capacity of 13.9 cubic feet. (Manufacturer photo)
Caption: Faced with an uptick in crime, an Edmonds neighborhood works together to keep residents safe.

Absolutely nothing gets past the neighborhood watch

Crime has increased in her corner of suburban Edmonds. The best protection? Neighbors.

Caption: Faced with an uptick in crime, an Edmonds neighborhood works together to keep residents safe.

Amid pandemic, Aegean Airlines refunds one ticket but not the other

When Benn Karne’s flight gets canceled after the COVID-19 outbreak, Aegean Airlines eventually refunds one of his tickets. But what about the other one? And why is it taking so long to resolve his case?

  • Apr 24, 2022

Does love last? Can we keep the home fires burning?

Don’t take your partner for granted, Paul Schoenfeld advises. Strive to connect with — all day, every day.

Caption: Jenny Schmitz on the Skyline trail at Mount Rainier National Park. Photo by Ted Bashor.

Hiking guide offers a new way to find accessible trails

A trails advocacy organization’s hiking guide now helps users determine which paths are wheelchair-friendly.

  • Apr 24, 2022
Caption: Jenny Schmitz on the Skyline trail at Mount Rainier National Park. Photo by Ted Bashor.
The Song Festival Grounds, where Estonians sang for their independence.

Rick Steves: Blossoming Estonia sings the song of freedom

Once an oppressed backwater of the Soviet Union, the small Baltic nation is now prosperous and proud.

The Song Festival Grounds, where Estonians sang for their independence.
Pearl Django, known for their gypsy Jazz swing style, will perform at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater Oct. 3.

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

Hear Gypsy Jazz favorites Pearl Django in Snohomish. And check out Elvis impersonators in Everett.

Pearl Django, known for their gypsy Jazz swing style, will perform at Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater Oct. 3.
An artistic rendering of Sunnyside Village Cohousing in Marysville. (Sunnyside Village Cohousing)

‘Cohousing’ group plans community of 32 cottages in Marysville

It will have an organic garden, a common house and a vision for tight-knit community. Residents would buy their own homes.

An artistic rendering of Sunnyside Village Cohousing in Marysville. (Sunnyside Village Cohousing)

All hail the lowly ‘pigsqueak,’ the Bergenia from Great Britain

This plant will literally grow anywhere in the garden, and looks breathtaking this time of year.

Epimedium × perralchicum ‘Fröhnleiten’ (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Epimedium × perralchicum ‘Fröhnleiten’

This German cultivar is a superb ground cover for the Northwest garden.

Epimedium × perralchicum ‘Fröhnleiten’ (Richie Steffen)

Need more space for native plants? Replace your lawn

Once a status symbol, lawns today are problematic. They require fertilizers and herbicides and don’t support insects, birds and other wildlife.

  • Apr 22, 2022
Photo Caption: Amphora pottery made in Bohemia during the art nouveau period is prized for its elaborate nature-themed decorations. This octopus vase brought $6,600 at a Morphy auction in 2021.

Pre-WWI Amphora pottery pieces from Bohemia are highly prized

This stylized octopus vase, with two of its tentacles forming side handles, sold for a cool $6,600 at a recent auction.

Photo Caption: Amphora pottery made in Bohemia during the art nouveau period is prized for its elaborate nature-themed decorations. This octopus vase brought $6,600 at a Morphy auction in 2021.
Gus Mansour sings during a rehearsal for the upcoming  annual Elvis Challenge Wednesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on April 13, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Who’s the best Elvis? They’ll croon for ‘The King’ crown

Get all shook up at “Kentucky Rain Band’s Elvis Challenge” on Friday at the Historic Everett Theatre.

Gus Mansour sings during a rehearsal for the upcoming  annual Elvis Challenge Wednesday afternoon in Everett, Washington on April 13, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A heritage-inspired grille with the word Toyota in big bronze lettering is a distinguishing feature of the 2022 Tacoma SR5 Trail Edition model. (Manufacturer photo)

Toyota Tacoma midsize pickup continues its reign at the top

For 2022, Trail Edition and TRD Pro models are better in rough terrain, and there’s flashy new paint.

A heritage-inspired grille with the word Toyota in big bronze lettering is a distinguishing feature of the 2022 Tacoma SR5 Trail Edition model. (Manufacturer photo)

Lufthansa refunded one ticket but not the other. What happened?

When Lufthansa cancels Raymond Menna’s flight, it takes four months for a refund. But his wife’s refund is still missing. How can he get his money back?

  • Apr 17, 2022
Caption: Spring weather makes it tricky to know when it’s time to put patio furniture to use.

Patio furniture brings back a stream of summer memories

‘Tis the season for bringing out the outdoor chairs and tables — only to be rained in 30 minutes later.

Caption: Spring weather makes it tricky to know when it’s time to put patio furniture to use.
Glastonbury Tor attracts hikers and seekers.

Rick Steves’ Europe: History and mystery in Glastonbury

The 500-foot-tall hill supposedly was visited by Jesus’ uncle, and is a source of the Holy Grail myths.

Glastonbury Tor attracts hikers and seekers.

Some observations gleaned from the journey to old age

Among them: Be a student of your life, accept the inevitable changes of older age and being generous with yourself .

Mary Beth Kurtenbach (seated0 in her remodeled kitchen, designed by Lake Stevens' Distinctive Designs' Kelly DuByne, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. The Kitchen features a Monet Inspired tile wall, floating shelves and toe kick lights. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The pandemic has been a boom time for home remodels

A Lake Stevens interior designer has shared in a nationwide rush to freshen our homes.

Mary Beth Kurtenbach (seated0 in her remodeled kitchen, designed by Lake Stevens' Distinctive Designs' Kelly DuByne, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2021 in Lake Stevens, Washington. The Kitchen features a Monet Inspired tile wall, floating shelves and toe kick lights. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)