Nachos with meatballs features two crowd-pleasers packed as one hearty snack. Pork meatballs are dunked into a chunky salsa and served on cheesy tortilla chips. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette/TNS)

Load up the nachos and you’re set for football Sunday

They’re simple enough to make, but the right toppings and technique takes them to a higher level.

  • Sep 29, 2020
Nachos with meatballs features two crowd-pleasers packed as one hearty snack. Pork meatballs are dunked into a chunky salsa and served on cheesy tortilla chips. (Emily Matthews/Post-Gazette/TNS)
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Now more than ever, it’s chicken soup time

After all that 2020 has dealt us, we need a steaming bowl of comfort. A new cookbook offers chicken soup recipes from around the world.

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Stillwater Creek Vineyard on the Royal Slope looks across at the Saddle Mountains in Washington’s Columbia Basin. (Richard Duval Images)

Royal Slope becomes state’s 15th American Viticultural Area

The area’s elevation and climate make it suitable for growing many varieties of grapes.

Stillwater Creek Vineyard on the Royal Slope looks across at the Saddle Mountains in Washington’s Columbia Basin. (Richard Duval Images)

Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 compact SUV is transformed for 2021

There’s a new 221-horsepower turbo engine, 8-speed automatic transmission, and a much roomier cabin.

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Before you hit the trail with Fido, train your hiker dog

Some careful prep work can help ensure you and your furry friend have a fabulous time when you hike.

  • Sep 27, 2020
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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.

  • Sep 27, 2020
Book-related events in Snohomish County.

Dr. Paul on cultivating inner peace during a stressful year

Here’s how to reduce the tension we feel from COVID-19, high unemployment, the presidential election, etc.

Which subject does your child struggle with most? Have them study that subject first thing in the morning, while they are still fresh. (Jennifer Bardsley)

How to manage distance learning like a pro in 7 easy steps

This mom sees the humor in trying to work from home and play teacher for her kids at Zoom school.

Which subject does your child struggle with most? Have them study that subject first thing in the morning, while they are still fresh. (Jennifer Bardsley)
The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

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

The Sauk River rushes by near a popular boat launch area close to White Chuck Mountain off the Mountain Loop Highway, just outside of Darrington. (Daniella Beccaria / Herald file)
Gimmelwald, Switzerland, survives as a farming village because it’s located in a government-designated avalanche zone. (Dreamstime)

Rick Steves: For a true Swiss Alps experience, go to Gimmelwald

Protected by law from the ravages of hotel developers, the village carries on with timeless traditions.

Gimmelwald, Switzerland, survives as a farming village because it’s located in a government-designated avalanche zone. (Dreamstime)

Egg cup frame made of sterling silver is over 200 years old

An English breakfast could be served with very fancy and expensive dishes and silver serving pieces.

Get to the nursery soon to find some ‘fall color in a can’

Thanks to our hot and dry summer, a selection of plants are already starting to sport their autumn apparel.

Great Plant Pick: Malus ‘Adirondack’, flowering crabapple

This Donald Egolf selection is one of the most profusely flowered of all crabapple cultivars.

New sculpture rises above Everett’s arboretum at Legion Park

“We Rise,” by Everett sculptor Constance Jones, honors Zonta Club of Everett’s 90 years of service to women.

Punk rocker Jess Corum will perform a live-stream show Sept. 24 at Black Lab Gallery in Everett. (Anne-Laure Marie)

All about music: Schedule of concerts around Snohomish County

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

Punk rocker Jess Corum will perform a live-stream show Sept. 24 at Black Lab Gallery in Everett. (Anne-Laure Marie)
John Matsudaira’s “Quiet Motion and Blue,” which was exhibited at the Seattle’s World’s Fair in 1962, is in Cascadia Art Museum’s permanent collection.

Art events, galleries and exhibits around Snohomish County

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

John Matsudaira’s “Quiet Motion and Blue,” which was exhibited at the Seattle’s World’s Fair in 1962, is in Cascadia Art Museum’s permanent collection.
“Minecraft: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle reopens Sept. 18. (MoPop)

Family and kid-friendly events around Snohomish County

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

“Minecraft: The Exhibition” at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle reopens Sept. 18. (MoPop)

Live-stream concert to offer ‘fresh vibes’ during pandemic

Zimbabwean-American musician ZNi International’s show will benefit Work2BeWell, a mental health initiative.

The 2013 documentary “Muscle Shoals” is screening Oct. 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Shown is blues and soul singer Clarence Carter in the Alabama recording studio. (Magnolia Pictures)
                                The 2013 documentary “Muscle Shoals” is screening Oct. 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Shown is blues and soul singer Clarence Carter in the Alabama recording studio. (Magnolia Pictures)

Schedule of special film screenings around Snohomish County

The listings include documentaries showing at the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

The 2013 documentary “Muscle Shoals” is screening Oct. 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Shown is blues and soul singer Clarence Carter in the Alabama recording studio. (Magnolia Pictures)
                                The 2013 documentary “Muscle Shoals” is screening Oct. 29 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Shown is blues and soul singer Clarence Carter in the Alabama recording studio. (Magnolia Pictures)
Mitch Burrow (left) and Tyler Smith smoke marijuana before performing in “The Dope Show.” The next one is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Gabriel Michael)

Theater, dance and comedy shows around Snohomish County

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

Mitch Burrow (left) and Tyler Smith smoke marijuana before performing in “The Dope Show.” The next one is scheduled for Nov. 20 at the Historic Everett Theatre. (Gabriel Michael)