A drizzle of real maple syrup gives a ham and cheese waffle sandwich a sweet finish.(Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Syrup adds sweet touch to ham and cheese waffle sandwiches

Pour Whatcom County bigleaf maple syrup over the sandwich, and smear maple butter on it.

  • Mar 30, 2021
A drizzle of real maple syrup gives a ham and cheese waffle sandwich a sweet finish.(Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Leslie Davis (left) and her twin sister, Lyndsay Lamb, pose in the den of a house they remodeled in Snohomish, as seen on Unsellable Houses. (HGTV)
Leslie Davis (left) and her twin sister, Lyndsay Lamb, pose in the den of a house they remodeled in Snohomish, as seen on Unsellable Houses. (HGTV)
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 luxury compact SUV is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)

Mercedes-Benz expands its family with GLB 250 compact SUV

Boxy styling looks retro, but the technology is futuristic. There’s an AMG version in the lineup, too.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 luxury compact SUV is available with front-wheel or all-wheel drive. (Manufacturer photo)
Pizza, cake, crepes and ice cream — a day trip to Kingston is sweet bliss. (Jennifer Bardsley)

A delicious spring getaway is a lot closer than you think

Taking the ferry from Edmonds to Kingston, even if it’s just for ice cream, can be a memorable trip.

Pizza, cake, crepes and ice cream — a day trip to Kingston is sweet bliss. (Jennifer Bardsley)
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.

  • Mar 28, 2021
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Help! Lufthansa canceled our tickets but kept our money

When Lufthansa cancels part of Po Yee Fan’s flight from San Francisco to Tirana, Albania, she tries to get a refund for the new ticket. Why won’t the airline help her?

  • Mar 28, 2021
Flora and Fauna, first place: This photo of a golden larch in the Enchantments by Andrew Rossi got him first place in the Flora and Fauna category.

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

Flora and Fauna, first place: This photo of a golden larch in the Enchantments by Andrew Rossi got him first place in the Flora and Fauna category.
Don't be afraid to join a dance in Turkey: Just snap your fingers and shake your shoulders.

Rick Steves on the ‘Laz-pitality’ found in northeastern Turkey

Twenty-two American travelers were invited to spend a Turkish evening with a Laz family near the Black Sea.

Don't be afraid to join a dance in Turkey: Just snap your fingers and shake your shoulders.
Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The new Q: Quil Ceda Creek Casino now a state-of-the art building

The Tulalip casino offers casual and full-service dining, a live entertainment lounge and three full-service bars.

Exterior of the new Quil Ceda Creek Casino on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020 in Marysville, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

The six stages of change to help you establish heathier habits

Psychologists identify each stage to change for the better in “The Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change.”

"Snowdrift" evergreen clematis gets its name from the profusion of small pure-white flowers that cover it like a sudden snow flurry. (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’

This vine gets its name from the small pure-white flowers that cover it like a sudden snow flurry.

"Snowdrift" evergreen clematis gets its name from the profusion of small pure-white flowers that cover it like a sudden snow flurry. (Richie Steffen)
Dinnerware was made with overall spatter or sponged decoration or with a spatter or sponged border and center design. Both are popular vintage collectibles. Price is determined by the condition and the skill of the decorator. Center designs can be a single flower or a scene of rabbits playing baseball. This plate has stylized tulips with a spatter stripe border and sold for $224. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Collectible wares decorated with splattered or sponged paint

Both types of folk pottery were made in the early 1800s in Scotland, Italy, Holland, France and the U.S.

Dinnerware was made with overall spatter or sponged decoration or with a spatter or sponged border and center design. Both are popular vintage collectibles. Price is determined by the condition and the skill of the decorator. Center designs can be a single flower or a scene of rabbits playing baseball. This plate has stylized tulips with a spatter stripe border and sold for $224. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is hosting a “Gardening for Pollinators and Birds” webinar on April 21 via Zoom. (Enumclaw Courier-Herald)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project is hosting a “Gardening for Pollinators and Birds” webinar on April 21 via Zoom. (Enumclaw Courier-Herald)
How you prune hydrangeas depends on whether the flower buds are formed on new or old wood. (Getty Images)

How to prune a hydrangea without jeapordizing its blooms

Before you prune your hydrangeas, figure out what kinds you have and where the flower buds are formed.

How you prune hydrangeas depends on whether the flower buds are formed on new or old wood. (Getty Images)
Peter Rivera, the original lead singer and drummer for Rare Earth, will perform April 24 with his band at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Peter Rivera)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Peter Rivera, the original lead singer and drummer for Rare Earth, will perform April 24 with his band at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Peter Rivera)
See Janet Hawse's paintings, such as "Sunset Tiger," through March at Gallery North in Edmonds.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

The listings include museum exhibitions, gallery shows, fairs and festivals and calls for artists.

See Janet Hawse's paintings, such as "Sunset Tiger," through March at Gallery North in Edmonds.
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A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7.

Photo taken on 03072018

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

The listings include zoos, aquariums, museums, ice-skating rinks, shows and special walks.

Ian Terry / The Herald

A coastal cutthroat trout is seen at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett on Wednesday, March 7.

Photo taken on 03072018
Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary "The Homestretch," was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include Edmonds Center for the Arts, Historic Everett Theatre and Whidbey Island Center for the Arts showings.

Kasey White, featured in the Chicago-based documentary "The Homestretch," was awarded with the Windy City Times’ 30 Under 30 Award for her outstanding work as a homeless youth activist. (Bullfrog Films)
The Snohomish band Fretland includes Luke Francis (guitar and bass), Hillary Grace Fretland (lead vocals) and Jake Haber (guitar, bass and piano). (Christine Mitchell)

Snohomish band Fretland to release second album amid pandemic

The nine-track album “Could Have Loved You” was recorded in a studio housed in a century-old Catholic church.

The Snohomish band Fretland includes Luke Francis (guitar and bass), Hillary Grace Fretland (lead vocals) and Jake Haber (guitar, bass and piano). (Christine Mitchell)
Andy Gross, a stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist, will perform April 9 at the Everett Historic Theatre. (Andy Gross)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

The listings include Historic Everett Theatre, Edmonds Center for the Arts and Thumbnail Theater shows.

Andy Gross, a stand-up comic, magician and ventriloquist, will perform April 9 at the Everett Historic Theatre. (Andy Gross)