Seems Like Yesterday

  • Thursday, January 10, 2013 1:21pm
  • Life

50 years ago (1963)

Enrollment at Everett Junior College broke two records for the Winter Quarter 1963, according to statistician Gertrude Van Arkel. The unofficial number was 2,175 which was the highest ever, and the highest ever over the Fall Quarter 1962 with 1,983.

Philip Hanson, formerly of Everett and now an actor director with the Ashland, Ore., Shakespeare festival, enjoyed a reunion with Mabel McBain, one of his teachers at North Junior High School who taught him Shakespeare. He was performing at Everett Junior College.

25 years ago (1988)

The start of this new year marked the end of the Edmonds Main Streets Project Inc. The program that sparked remodeling of the downtown and inspired promotions of the Edmonds core drew to a close Dec. 31. Downtown businesses were trying to keep Main Streets’ fire lit by continuing low interest loan programs, celebrations and hanging banners.

Furniture Exchange at 1515 Third Avenue, next to the Dutch Bakery in Marysville, was in its final days. For their quitting business sale all prices were slashed with savings from 35 to 75 percent off. No reasonable offer was refused.

By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library

More in Life

Using a rod to assist in running wiring through an attic space, Don Thomas, of R&D Handyman Service, works on installing a ceiling fan at a home in SE Everett on Monday, July 24, 2017 in Everett, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
                                Don Thomas of R&D Handyman Service installs a ceiling fan at a home in southeast Everett. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
When fall chores loom, just hand them to the handyman

Here are three local businesses that can help you prepare your home for the rainy season.

And this year’s winners of Everett’s Monte Cristo Awards are…

The awards recognize local homeowners and businesses that take special care of their properties.

‘Happy Death Day’ applies ‘Groundhog Day’ premise on horror genre

Smart writing and Jessica Rothe’s performance make this worth seeing.

Adventurer 1st to finish Race to Alaska on stand-up paddleboard

Karl Kruger will speak about his trip at the Everett Mountaineers Banquet on Nov. 4 in Lynnwood.

Therapy helped ease debilitating pain after injury

Columnist Jennifer Bardsley shares her experiences with complex regional pain syndrome.

How to prune a hydrangea: An exception to the pruning rule

It helps to think of a growing blackberry vine when you’re about to cut back this blooming shrub.

Visiting Germany’s Lutherland, birthplace of Reformation

The sights include the church where the first Protestant service took place in 1521.

Can you top ‘Hamilton’? Author Ron Chernow is about to find out

The notable writer’s latest book, published Oct. 10, is a lengthy biography on Ulysses S. Grant.

Most Read