Where’s the refund from my canceled Lufthansa flight?

When Lufthansa cancels her flight from Prague to Los Angeles, it promises her a full refund. Nine months later, she still doesn’t have the money.

  • Sep 5, 2021
Andrew McDonnell (left), PUD senior environmental coordinator, and Kyle Legare, PUD environmental coordinator, show off the PUD’s smolt trap, used to collect salmonoid numbers, in the lower reach of the Sultan River. (Snohomish County PUD)

PUD takes pride in protecting the Sultan River for salmon

Since 2011, Snohomish County PUD been a steward of fish habitats along the 30-mile-long river.

  • Sep 3, 2021
Andrew McDonnell (left), PUD senior environmental coordinator, and Kyle Legare, PUD environmental coordinator, show off the PUD’s smolt trap, used to collect salmonoid numbers, in the lower reach of the Sultan River. (Snohomish County PUD)
Containers planted in September will look fabulous all the way into April. (Nicole Phillips)

Fall foliage tops the gardener’s to-do list for September

Vacation time is over. Get back out in your yard and make the most of the autumn season.

Containers planted in September will look fabulous all the way into April. (Nicole Phillips)
Twiggy boxleaf honeysuckle sports year-round colorful foliage. The more sun it receives, the more golden the colors.(Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Lonicera nitida ‘Twiggy,’ twiggy boxleaf honeysuckle

This dwarf shrub sports year-round colorful foliage. The more sun it receives, the more golden the colors.

Twiggy boxleaf honeysuckle sports year-round colorful foliage. The more sun it receives, the more golden the colors.(Richie Steffen)
Puget Sound Bird Fest, set for Sept. 11-12, includes speakers, exhibits, field trips and activities all about birding at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. (Mike Benbow)

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Home and garden events and resources around Snohomish County

Puget Sound Bird Fest, set for Sept. 11-12, includes speakers, exhibits, field trips and activities all about birding at the Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds. (Mike Benbow)
Each of these Ming Tree vases sold separately at a Humler & Nolan auction. The blue gray vase sold for $489, the light blue vase for $431, and the turquoise blue vase for $401. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)

Three Ming Tree vases each have a different trial glaze color

The very modern looking pottery, introduced in 1949, each sold separately at a recent auction.

Each of these Ming Tree vases sold separately at a Humler & Nolan auction. The blue gray vase sold for $489, the light blue vase for $431, and the turquoise blue vase for $401. (Cowles Syndicate Inc.)
"Denouement" by Christopher "Siege" James

Exhibit in Lynnwood covers artist’s 30 years of creativity

“Siege: An American Painter” at the Lynnwood Convention Center gallery documents the artistic development of Christopher “Siege” James.

"Denouement" by Christopher "Siege" James
Blues artist Ana Popovic, praised by many for her guitar work, is scheduled to perform Sept. 10 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Marco Van Rooijen)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

The listings include Sir Mix-a-Lot, ZZ Top and Bands, Brews and Bowling at Evergreen Lanes in Everett.

Blues artist Ana Popovic, praised by many for her guitar work, is scheduled to perform Sept. 10 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Marco Van Rooijen)
See sketches and paintings by Bob Giadrosich featured in his forthcoming novel "Legends of Xianbala" at the Arts of Snohomish through September.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

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

See sketches and paintings by Bob Giadrosich featured in his forthcoming novel "Legends of Xianbala" at the Arts of Snohomish through September.
Watercolorist Joy Shefter is the featured artist of this year's Roaming Artists Art Show on Camano Island Sept. 4 and 5.

Camano Island’s Roaming Artists come home to put on a show

The 28-member group will display more than 200 original paintings in the plein air style this weekend.

Watercolorist Joy Shefter is the featured artist of this year's Roaming Artists Art Show on Camano Island Sept. 4 and 5.
Douglas Ryner brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair in 2019 in Monroe. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

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

Douglas Ryner brushes twin cows Thelma and Louise at the Evergreen State Fair in 2019 in Monroe. (Olivia Vanni / Herald file)
Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)

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.

Filmmaker Daniel A. Cardenas, of Everett, in a hop field in the Yakima Valley in 2014. (Bakerbuilt Works)
Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

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

Kermet Apio will perform stand-up at the Edmonds Center for the Arts on Sept. 9. (YouTube)
Cathy Richardson is lead vocalist of Jefferson Starship, which is scheduled to perform Sept. 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)

Tickets for sale in Snohomish County and around the region

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

Cathy Richardson is lead vocalist of Jefferson Starship, which is scheduled to perform Sept. 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Associated Press)
The Pilchuck Boyz are scheduled to perform at SnoTown Brewery on Sept. 4 in Snohomish. (Lou Daprile)

Where to hear live music in Snohomish County nightclubs

The listings include Engel’s Pub, Mirkwood Public House and Port Gardner Bay Winery shows.

The Pilchuck Boyz are scheduled to perform at SnoTown Brewery on Sept. 4 in Snohomish. (Lou Daprile)
Participants in an organized weekly lit-up bike ride pause at Grand Avenue Park to take photographs of the sunset on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. The bike ride is part art collective, community building, but mostly it's just a fun thing for people to do. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Night riders light up Everett’s downtown and waterfront

An informal weekly Saturday night bike and roll brings out eclectic and electric styles.

Participants in an organized weekly lit-up bike ride pause at Grand Avenue Park to take photographs of the sunset on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. The bike ride is part art collective, community building, but mostly it's just a fun thing for people to do. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Courier from catering service delivering meal in paper package
Courier from catering service delivering meal in paper package
One of the two 5 inch diamond tennis bracelets that was found after sorting through five tons of trash at the Snohomish County Southwest Recycling & Transfer Station. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

A dig through 5 tons of trash yields a gem

Workers came to the rescue of an Edmonds woman who tossed diamond bracelets from her hubby of 57 years.

One of the two 5 inch diamond tennis bracelets that was found after sorting through five tons of trash at the Snohomish County Southwest Recycling & Transfer Station. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Pasta with a quick-to-prepare bolognese sauce is perfect for busy school nights. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)

Eat this: School night? Make pasta with a quick bolognese

Meat sauce is traditionally served on tagliatelle or pappardelle because the pastas collect more sauce.

  • Aug 31, 2021
Pasta with a quick-to-prepare bolognese sauce is perfect for busy school nights. (Gretchen McKay/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/TNS)
Middle Eastern style pickled turnips recipe. (Kristen Mendiola/The Daily Meal; Shannon Kinsella/food styling/TNS)

How to pickle just about any vegetable — for example, turnips

Pickled turnips, stained hot pink with the addition of fresh beets, bring a bit of the Middle East to the table.

  • Aug 31, 2021
Middle Eastern style pickled turnips recipe. (Kristen Mendiola/The Daily Meal; Shannon Kinsella/food styling/TNS)