Julie Muhlstein

🙁 The end of DST marks the start of SAD

It’s possible to fight seasonal affective disorder, but it takes effort.

Nina White, 48, on the job caring for furniture at ReNewWorks Home and Decor, a shop run by HopeWorks in Everett. White has an internship with HopeWorks Social Enterprises, an organization that helps people gain job skills. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

$1.5 million Gates Foundation grant is funding futures

Everett-based Housing Hope is using the money to help pay for construction of HopeWorks Station II.

Nina White, 48, on the job caring for furniture at ReNewWorks Home and Decor, a shop run by HopeWorks in Everett. White has an internship with HopeWorks Social Enterprises, an organization that helps people gain job skills. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
At Lynnwood Library, Julieta Altamirano-Crosby (left) and Maria Casey create a Day of the Dead display in the children’s area Tuesday. The women created a larger adult version as well. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Tradition comes to life during Day of the Dead holidays

Through its rituals, death is seen as a natural part of life, and the dearly departed are celebrated.

At Lynnwood Library, Julieta Altamirano-Crosby (left) and Maria Casey create a Day of the Dead display in the children’s area Tuesday. The women created a larger adult version as well. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Eileen Simmons is retiring as director of the Everett Public Library. Her last day is Tuesday. A public reception is scheduled for Monday at the library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett Public Library director ready to read in retirement

Eileen Simmons helmed the programs through the recession and guided it to service expansion.

Eileen Simmons is retiring as director of the Everett Public Library. Her last day is Tuesday. A public reception is scheduled for Monday at the library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Give a tot a toy and meet Tedric Thompson and other Seahawks

Past and present players will rev up fans and sign autographs outside the Tulalip mall on Friday.

Elizabeth Ruth Wallace, who was raised in Snohomish County but lived in California, died Dec. 4. The Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, established in her memory, is the donor behind a pledge of $3 million to the Everett Museum of History. The museum had hoped to acquire Everett’s old Longfellow School building.

Everett History Museum ends bid for the Longfellow building

However, a donor is sticking with a pledge to help the nonprofit buy another location.

Elizabeth Ruth Wallace, who was raised in Snohomish County but lived in California, died Dec. 4. The Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust, established in her memory, is the donor behind a pledge of $3 million to the Everett Museum of History. The museum had hoped to acquire Everett’s old Longfellow School building.
Herald columnist Julie Muhlstein (left) and Elizabeth Reed, of Snohomish, share something humorous during an interview at Reed’s Snohomish High School Class of 1942 reunion in September 2016. Muhlstein is marking 20 years as a columnist, with about 3,000 of them published in The Herald. Counting her early days as a reporter and editor, she has been with The Herald for 36 years. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

3,000 stories in 20 years: Here are some of my favorites

As a Daily Herald columnist, I’ve met remarkable people and learned much since 1997.

Herald columnist Julie Muhlstein (left) and Elizabeth Reed, of Snohomish, share something humorous during an interview at Reed’s Snohomish High School Class of 1942 reunion in September 2016. Muhlstein is marking 20 years as a columnist, with about 3,000 of them published in The Herald. Counting her early days as a reporter and editor, she has been with The Herald for 36 years. (Dan Bates / Herald file)

Everett Gospel Mission CEO Sylvia Anderson receives award

Fundraising event helps patients and residents at Bethany of the Northwest’s Everett area facilities.

A wobbly calf grows into a 1,800-pound Lake Stevens behemoth

A shaggy and sometimes cranky bison is the last of his herd. He lives amid encroaching suburbia.

Korean War veteran Gerald Rogers, 85, of Everett, flies American flags outside his condominium in south Everett. Rogers recently took an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Honor Flights treat veterans to trip to Washington, D.C.

Everett’s Gerald Rogers, who served in the Korean War, recently returned from a guided tour.

Korean War veteran Gerald Rogers, 85, of Everett, flies American flags outside his condominium in south Everett. Rogers recently took an Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Dremond Stidwell, 44, delivers a speech during the EvCC Aviation Maintenance Technology School’s 50-year anniversay celebration Wednesday at Paine Field. Stidwell, who moved here from Atlanta for this opportunity, is a full-time student in the program and is already working in the industry. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

EvCC’s aviation maintenance school celebrates 50 years

The school has trained hundreds of skilled technicians for well-paying jobs.

Dremond Stidwell, 44, delivers a speech during the EvCC Aviation Maintenance Technology School’s 50-year anniversay celebration Wednesday at Paine Field. Stidwell, who moved here from Atlanta for this opportunity, is a full-time student in the program and is already working in the industry. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Deborah Parker, former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors, speaks during a healing event at the Hibulb Cultural Center in 2013. Parker is among recipients of the 2017 KSER Voice of the Community Awards. (Genna Martin / Former Herald Staff Photographer)

KSER-FM celebrates this year’s Voice of the Community Awards

Nominations came from listeners, station volunteers and board members.

Deborah Parker, former vice chairwoman of the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors, speaks during a healing event at the Hibulb Cultural Center in 2013. Parker is among recipients of the 2017 KSER Voice of the Community Awards. (Genna Martin / Former Herald Staff Photographer)
In Marysville, a 48-year-old man, who says people will know him as “Houston,” pulls his signs from his backpack and talks to The Herald about surviving homelessness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Mayors: Stop giving to Arlington and Marysville panhandlers

Instead, people should donate to charities and nonprofits that help homeless people, they say.

In Marysville, a 48-year-old man, who says people will know him as “Houston,” pulls his signs from his backpack and talks to The Herald about surviving homelessness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Burial of young drowning victim stalled by funeral costs

Chance Van Valkenburgh died after getting caught in weeds while swimming in Marysville.

Carolyn Hetherwick Goza, a member of Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, models a period dress at the church that would have been appropriate Sunday garb in 1892. Goza will perform an historical skit at Sunday’s “Celebrating God’s Love” concert, an event at First Presbyterian marking the 125th anniversaries of five Everett churches. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

These Everett churches were born in a time of lawlessness

All started the same year, they will mark their 125th anniversaries with a joint concert.

Carolyn Hetherwick Goza, a member of Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, models a period dress at the church that would have been appropriate Sunday garb in 1892. Goza will perform an historical skit at Sunday’s “Celebrating God’s Love” concert, an event at First Presbyterian marking the 125th anniversaries of five Everett churches. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett woman’s friend ‘came running up with tears in her eyes’

Snohomish County residents in Las Vegas describe chaos Sunday night, then a somber Monday morning.

Abby Beauchamp, who was born with a facial condition that has brought her negative attention for much of her life, is introduced to a room filled with three classes of fifth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lake Stevens, Friday. The kids are reading the book “Wonder,” which is about a child with a similar condition. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Marysville alumna asks students to not judge others’ looks

The elementary students read ‘Wonder,’ about a boy who looks different — a story she empathizes with.

Abby Beauchamp, who was born with a facial condition that has brought her negative attention for much of her life, is introduced to a room filled with three classes of fifth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lake Stevens, Friday. The kids are reading the book “Wonder,” which is about a child with a similar condition. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Kayden Blanco, 4, looks up at dog handler Lisa Akin, who holds 11-year-old yellow Lab mix Risa on her lap. Akin was helping the boy read a book. Carmen, a 12-year-old black Lab mix wearing a hot pink party hat, watches politely as Kayden shares the book “A Duck on a Bike” with both dogs and Akin. Carmen and Risa retired Tuesday with a party at the Mukilteo Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

These old library dogs are ready for a new trick — retirement

After years of patiently listening to young readers, Carmen and Risa probably have heard enough.

Kayden Blanco, 4, looks up at dog handler Lisa Akin, who holds 11-year-old yellow Lab mix Risa on her lap. Akin was helping the boy read a book. Carmen, a 12-year-old black Lab mix wearing a hot pink party hat, watches politely as Kayden shares the book “A Duck on a Bike” with both dogs and Akin. Carmen and Risa retired Tuesday with a party at the Mukilteo Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Arlington’s Dave Allbee, a longtime drummer with the band Love Handles, died in May at age 63. (Courtesy of Phil Mitchell)

He played many roles, but drumming was his passion

David Andrew Allbee, a musician with a local band called the Love Handles, died May 17.

Arlington’s Dave Allbee, a longtime drummer with the band Love Handles, died in May at age 63. (Courtesy of Phil Mitchell)
Along with a few friends, student residents at Cedar Hall roast marshmallows, play Ping-Pong and talk around a fire in a secure open-air interior courtyard. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Close and comfy residence hall ‘changes whole culture’ of EvCC

The college calls it student housing, but Cedar Hall looks like a house of dreams.

Along with a few friends, student residents at Cedar Hall roast marshmallows, play Ping-Pong and talk around a fire in a secure open-air interior courtyard. (Dan Bates / The Herald)