A large logo up front helps identify the unorthodox AMG GLB 35 compact SUV as a Mercedes. (Manufacturer photo)

Mercedes gives GLB-Class a booster shot from the AMG division

The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 offers raciness along with SUV usefulness, including a third-row option.

A large logo up front helps identify the unorthodox AMG GLB 35 compact SUV as a Mercedes. (Manufacturer photo)
Bruce Englehardt of Marysville, a.k.a. "SounderBruce" is a major local Wikipedia editor and spends time researching local history at the Everett Public Library and Allen Library at the University of Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Meet Marysville’s Wikipedia workhorse

Bruce Englehardt spends about 40 hours a week working on the online encyclopedia. He has more than 80,000 edits.

Bruce Englehardt of Marysville, a.k.a. "SounderBruce" is a major local Wikipedia editor and spends time researching local history at the Everett Public Library and Allen Library at the University of Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Men, it’s never too late to learn to take care of yourselves

The “tough it out” mindset means many wait too long to see a doctor when something’s wrong. Bad idea!

When nerve pain made long sleeves unbearable, a shawl came to the rescue. (Jennifer Bardsley)

Surviving the aches and pains of middle age

What it’s like to be 43 going on 90, and need a granny shawl to keep warm.

When nerve pain made long sleeves unbearable, a shawl came to the rescue. (Jennifer Bardsley)
Prosciutto, produced on a small family farm.

Tasting the Tuscan good life — and its prosciutto

But to experience Tuscan life at its finest and most authentic, you must venture off the tourism track.

Prosciutto, produced on a small family farm.

Where’s his ticket refund from GotoGate? It’s been eight months

When SriLankan Airlines cancels the flights for Joseph Obiora Ezezue’s wife and son, he requests a refund. But the airline refers him to his online agency, GotoGate. And it doesn’t help him. Who is responsible for getting his money back?

  • Mar 20, 2022
Ripe tomatoes growing on the branches - cultivated in the garden

Follow these tips for a successful vegetable garden this year

Make sure you have good soil that is well-fed. A plot of land under full sun also is critical, especially for tomatoes.

Ripe tomatoes growing on the branches - cultivated in the garden
This set of three copper fingers sold for $3,770 at a recent Palm Beach auction.

French couple’s surreal sculpture-furniture are collectible

Somebody shelled out nearly 4 grand at auction for these odd copper fingertips.

This set of three copper fingers sold for $3,770 at a recent Palm Beach auction.
Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe.' (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe’

This beautiful miniature daffodil heralds the imminent arrival of spring.

Narcissus ‘Jack Snipe.' (Richie Steffen)
Geoffrey Castle: The electric violinist returns for a St. Patrick’s celebration concert 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $25-$30. More at www.yourhistoriceveretttheatre.org.

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

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Everett with electric violinist Geoffrey Castle.

Geoffrey Castle: The electric violinist returns for a St. Patrick’s celebration concert 7:30 p.m. March 17 at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett. Tickets are $25-$30. More at www.yourhistoriceveretttheatre.org.

Lake Stevens trucker ‘Stogie’ chronicles long-haul life on TikTok

Shawn Dirksen traded the cigar industry for driving a big rig with his pit bull, Bonnie. They keep three eyes on the road.

Hank Nelson

Hank Nelson, 84, leaves behind 450 sculptures at Whidbey park

The 20-acre Cloudstone Sculpture Park in Freeland will continue tours of Nelson’s art and workshops.

Hank Nelson
Infiniti’s double-arch grille and “human-eye” headlights create an impressive face for the 2022 QX50. (Manufacturer photo)

Infiniti spreads drive-assist tech across all 2022 QX50 models

The brand’s ProPilot suite of advanced safety features is now standard equipment for the compact SUV.

Infiniti’s double-arch grille and “human-eye” headlights create an impressive face for the 2022 QX50. (Manufacturer photo)
Caption: The holy grail of kitchen appliances is one that most Americans don’t know about yet.

Can this pricey small appliance from Germany change your life?

Ronco’s Kitchen Magician has nothing on this gadget — especially its $1,500 price tag.

Caption: The holy grail of kitchen appliances is one that most Americans don’t know about yet.
Succumb to nature in England’s Lake District.

Rick Steves on England’s Lake District’s great hikes and pubs

In England’s Lake District, nature rules and humanity keeps a wide-eyed but low profile. At just about 30 miles long and 30 miles wide, the… Continue reading

Succumb to nature in England’s Lake District.
Tina Taylor calls out to the birds Saturday morning at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish on December 18, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

They’re the humble bird women of Snohomish County

Meet three locals who are passionate about our avian friends — but insist they’re not ‘true birders.’

Tina Taylor calls out to the birds Saturday morning at Willis Tucker Park in Snohomish on December 18, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Vrbo offered a refund after my husband lost his job. Where is it?

When Betsy Bair’s husband loses his job, they cancel their Vrbo rental. Are they going to lose all their money even though Vrbo offered them a refund?

  • Mar 13, 2022
pink flower of a rose frost with hoarfrost close up

Disaster in the garden has an upside: Choosing new plants

Gardens are always in flux, and hard freezes give us a chance to change things and create new compositions.

pink flower of a rose frost with hoarfrost close up
Photo Caption: A set of six cups of Cabaret dinnerware sold at a Palm Beach Modern auction for $585.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s dinnerware was created for Japanese hotel

The art-deco Cabaret pattern was designed for the Cabaret Dining Room of the Imperial Hotel, which stood from 1923 to 1968.

Photo Caption: A set of six cups of Cabaret dinnerware sold at a Palm Beach Modern auction for $585.
Yucca flaccida ‘Golden Sword’, commonly called Golden Sword variegated yucca, (Richie Steffen)

Great Plant Pick: Golden Sword variegated yucca

This easy-to-grow shrub provides strong structural relief to perennial gardens and evergreen color to winter gardens.

Yucca flaccida ‘Golden Sword’, commonly called Golden Sword variegated yucca, (Richie Steffen)