The 2022 Buick Envision is a premium compact SUV with seating for five. (Buick)

2022 Buick Envision puts emphasis on relaxing ride, slick styling

A four-cylinder turbo engine delivers 228 horsepower with energetic but not stirring acceleration.

The 2022 Buick Envision is a premium compact SUV with seating for five. (Buick)

Books Briefly: Lake Stevens man publishes self-help book

Lee Cuesta draws on more than 40 years of experience to unpack the deepest, fullest meaning of waiting on and for God.

Can she get a refund for this Priceline car rental?

Dollar cancels Vivian Everhart’s rental when she tries to swap out an unsatisfactory car. Can she get a refund from the company, or does she have to pay for a car she couldn’t use?

  • Sep 11, 2022
  • By Wire Service

Learn about Mount Rainier National Park’s endangered birds

The outdoor adventure speaker series begins Sept. 13 at the Marysville Opera House.

Caption #1: Pacific Northwest mother of two Jennifer Bardsley loves her Hyundai IONIQ 5’s responsive handling and extensive battery life. (Jennifer Bardsley)

The Hyundai IONIQ 5 is the EV this Subaru mom’s been waiting for

Jennifer Bardsley had never before owned a “cool” car. This EV has made her an IONIQ 5 fangirl.

Caption #1: Pacific Northwest mother of two Jennifer Bardsley loves her Hyundai IONIQ 5’s responsive handling and extensive battery life. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Sagrada Família, under construction since 1883, is the culmination of Antoni Gaudí's wildly creative Modernista style.

The spirit of Catalunya lives in art, culture and politics

Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city, is jammed with tourists. But there’s plenty to enjoy — especially the architecture.

Sagrada Família, under construction since 1883, is the culmination of Antoni Gaudí's wildly creative Modernista style.
Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This B&B (bud and bong) is a stoner’s forest paradise

Relax and spark up at this cannabis-friendly treehouse BB in the woods outside of Sultan.

Owner and operator Tracy Rice walks up the ramp to the Potleaf Treehouse, one of four available for booking, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022, at Mountain View’s Treehouse Joint in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Tips on surviving the myth of the perfect parent

If your children grow into mature, responsible, independent adults, you’ll know did the “right thing.”

Sheila Murphy, founder of Alma Bonita Animal Rescue, cools off Cheyenne, left, and Weeneeham with water at the farm in Morgan Hill, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. She said her outdoor thermometer read 116 degrees. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)

Bay Area farm animal owners get creative to keep cool

They’re putting ice in pigs’ mud puddles and feeding frozen carrots to horses.

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • By Joan Morris The Mercury News
Sheila Murphy, founder of Alma Bonita Animal Rescue, cools off Cheyenne, left, and Weeneeham with water at the farm in Morgan Hill, California, on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. She said her outdoor thermometer read 116 degrees. (Nhat V. Meyer/Bay Area News Group/TNS)
Sedum 'Bertram Anderson'  (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Sedum ‘Bertram Anderson’

This groundcover thrives in sunny, dry areas with poor soil. It’s also a good choice for containers.

  • Sep 9, 2022
Sedum 'Bertram Anderson'  (Richie Steffen)
Photo by Scott Chase

Learn how to stalk the wild mushroom, via Zoom

A retired WSU Extension program coordinator will teach the online class Sept. 21.

Photo by Scott Chase
This Cloudless Sulphur butterfly creates nature’s version of the monochromatic color scheme as it feeds on Color Coded, One in a Melon coneflower. (Norman Winter/TNS)

One in a million: Introducing a dreamy new coneflower

One in a Melon starts off golden orange and matures to a vibrant butter yellow that’s just as gorgeous.

  • Sep 9, 2022
  • By Norman Winter Tribune News Service
This Cloudless Sulphur butterfly creates nature’s version of the monochromatic color scheme as it feeds on Color Coded, One in a Melon coneflower. (Norman Winter/TNS)
Mowed green backyard grass under trees closeup view

September is the month for restoring your parched lawn

Here’s what to do to keep the grass in decent shape — the environmentally responsible way, of course.

Mowed green backyard grass under trees closeup view
Photo Caption: The Spirit of Ecstasy, nicknamed the Flying Lady or Silver Lady, has decorated Rolls-Royce cars since 1911. This figure is a brass reproduction.

You can’t afford a Rolls, but you might be able to buy figurine

A reproduction “Spirit of Ecstasy” sold at auction for $210. The car goes for a whole lot more.

Photo Caption: The Spirit of Ecstasy, nicknamed the Flying Lady or Silver Lady, has decorated Rolls-Royce cars since 1911. This figure is a brass reproduction.
The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is a subcompact SUV with seating for five passengers. (Toyota)

Drawing power of 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is good gas mileage

Average fuel economy up to 33 mpg and a large cargo area are top features of this new subcompact SUV.

The 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross is a subcompact SUV with seating for five passengers. (Toyota)
Helsa_cleaver.jpg: Helsa Wenzel (Melissa Dowell) is a maid with a secret… and a deadly weapon in Red Curtain’s production of “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” running Sept. 9-25 in Marysville.

Marysville troupe opens new season with farcical murder mystery

Secret passages, hidden identities lurk in “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” premiering Friday at the Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts.

Helsa_cleaver.jpg: Helsa Wenzel (Melissa Dowell) is a maid with a secret… and a deadly weapon in Red Curtain’s production of “Musical Comedy Murders of 1940,” running Sept. 9-25 in Marysville.
Aaron Crawford is scheduled to perform Sept. 16 at Angel of the Winds Casino.

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

Northwest-based country singer-songwriter Aaron Crawford performs at Angel of the Winds Casino.

Aaron Crawford is scheduled to perform Sept. 16 at Angel of the Winds Casino.
Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett is asking parishioners to stay home if they don’t feel well. (Sue Misao / The Herald)

Everett church hosts free concert as fundraiser for pipe organ

David di Fiore, a renowned organist from Seattle, is set to perform at 3 p.m. Sept. 11.

Rev. Rachel Taber-Hamilton from Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett is asking parishioners to stay home if they don’t feel well. (Sue Misao / The Herald)
Caption: When Hamilton came to The Paramount Theatre, the Girl Scouts came too.

Hamilton Community Day introduced live theater to Girl Scouts

Thanks to Girl Scouts, we’ve made golden memories our hearts will sing about for years.

Caption: When Hamilton came to The Paramount Theatre, the Girl Scouts came too.
Jon Meggison from Lynnwood has more than 20 films under belt and stars in the indie film "Conjuring The Beyond”. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood to Hollywood: Local actor finds success on the big screen

Jon Meggison learned to act from YouTube tutorials. Now, he works with actors like Danny Trejo.

Jon Meggison from Lynnwood has more than 20 films under belt and stars in the indie film "Conjuring The Beyond”. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)