2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz Limited A

Is it a car? Is it a truck? Is it an SUV? Is it a crossover? It seems to defy classification.

  • Nov 5, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport (Lexus)

2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport

The 2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport is a refined luxury sports couple crafted to stand apart.

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2021 Lexus RC 350 F Sport (Lexus)
A Bloodgood Japanese maple in fall, with a wisteria in the background. (Sunnyside Nursery)

Decidedly deciduous: Creating year-round interest in the garden

Up your fall gardening game with Japanese maples, hydrangeas and countless more deciduous trees and shrubs.

A Bloodgood Japanese maple in fall, with a wisteria in the background. (Sunnyside Nursery)

Garden club’s Holiday Art and Crafts show set for Nov. 19

For sale will be a variety of high-quality, one-of-a-kind items made by local vendors.

Crimson Fans mukdenia (Rick Peterson)

Great Plant Pick: Crimson Fans mukdenia

This unusual small perennial is grown for its interesting foliage.

  • Nov 4, 2022
Crimson Fans mukdenia (Rick Peterson)
A red, white and blue soda fountain tip tray might be the essence of Americana. It serves as both an advertising collectible and a patriotic decoration.

This star-spangled tray advertises a long-forgotten soft drink

The tray proclaims the drink “The King of Phosphates,” a reference to an ingredient used on soda fountain drinks from about 1870 to 1930.

A red, white and blue soda fountain tip tray might be the essence of Americana. It serves as both an advertising collectible and a patriotic decoration.

What the PUD is doing to increase power reliability

The utility employs tree trimming, new infrastructure, advanced technology and drones to reduce the chances of power cuts.

  • Nov 4, 2022
Disney on Ice

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

Disney on Ice skates into Everett’s Angel of the Winds Arena on Thursday through Sunday.

Disney on Ice
2022 Lexus NX 350h Luxury (Lexus)

2022 Lexus NX 350h Luxury

Lexus accelerates from 0-to-60 mph in 7.7 seconds.

  • Nov 2, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2022 Lexus NX 350h Luxury (Lexus)
Andy Illyn with a selection of his greeting cards, Cardstalked, that are sold at What’s Bloomin’ Floral on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Adventure-seeking cop finds new thrill in greeting cards

Mukilteo assistant police chief Andy Illyn unwinds by turning puns and dad jokes into greeting cards.

Andy Illyn with a selection of his greeting cards, Cardstalked, that are sold at What’s Bloomin’ Floral on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Mercedes-Benz E-450 All-Terrain Wagon (Mercedes-Benz)

Mercedes-Benz E-450 All-Terrain Wagon

Many brands would call the E-450 All-Terrain wagon a crossover. Not Mercedes-Benz.

  • Nov 1, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
Mercedes-Benz E-450 All-Terrain Wagon (Mercedes-Benz)
The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV has freshened exterior and interior styling. (Volkswagen)

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan has three rows and AWD, separately

The European carmaker’s popular compact SUV offers multiple choices within a straightforward lineup.

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan compact SUV has freshened exterior and interior styling. (Volkswagen)
A trick-or-treater gets candy from the Brandon family — Nick, Hope, Emma, Zoey and Kai — who decorated their car as a zoo exhibit for Madison Elementary School's Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Hundreds of students and family members came out to the school Friday night to show off their costumes and collect candy from over a dozen themed vehicles. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Halloween tailgating: Kids in costume collect treats from well-decorated trunks

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A trick-or-treater gets candy from the Brandon family — Nick, Hope, Emma, Zoey and Kai — who decorated their car as a zoo exhibit for Madison Elementary School's Trunk-or-Treat event on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Everett, Washington. Hundreds of students and family members came out to the school Friday night to show off their costumes and collect candy from over a dozen themed vehicles. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
It meant staying up way past this mom's bedtime, but taking her daughter to an Alex G concert at The Showbox in Seattle was worth it. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Middle-aged mom braves a school-night concert

Jennifer Bardsley accompanies her daughter and a friend to an Alex G concert in downtown Seattle. What could go wrong?

It meant staying up way past this mom's bedtime, but taking her daughter to an Alex G concert at The Showbox in Seattle was worth it. (Jennifer Bardsley)
At Lynnwood Library, Julieta Altamirano-Crosby (left) and Maria Casey create a Day of the Dead display in the children's area in 2017.  The women created a larger adult version as well. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Celebrate Day of the Dead, Snohomish County style

Lynnwood, Edmonds and Everett Community College will host events to honor departed loved ones.

At Lynnwood Library, Julieta Altamirano-Crosby (left) and Maria Casey create a Day of the Dead display in the children's area in 2017.  The women created a larger adult version as well. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
The Osa in the waters of Lake Riley at the Sons of Norway camp in Arlington, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A Soundview beer and $1 later, a mythical Viking ship sails again

The Everett Sons of Norway started a “Save the Osa” campaign to restore the 30-foot ship for parades and use on Lake Riley.

The Osa in the waters of Lake Riley at the Sons of Norway camp in Arlington, Washington on September 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Giving up car keys, and other hard decisions for older adults

The struggle to maintain our elders’ dignity, independence and well-being is the goal of positive aging.

Outdoors Briefly

A Zoom meeting set for Nov. 16 by the Camano Wildlife Habitat Project will shed light on importance of dark night skies.

Compact, historic Würzburg is easygoing and tourist friendly.

Wine, women and song in youthful yet historic Wurzburg

Surrounded by vineyards and filled with college students, the German city is easy to explore on foot.

Compact, historic Würzburg is easygoing and tourist friendly.
2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness (Subaru)

2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness

Forester’s legendary versatility is improved for 2022 with a new ladder-type roof rail design.

  • Oct 28, 2022
  • By Larry Lark
  • Cars
2022 Subaru Forester Wilderness (Subaru)