50 years ago (1964)
Chin’s Café, for years in the Mohawk Building at the northeast corner of Hewitt and Hoyt avenues, was moving soon to the Grand Leader Building on the southeast corner of the same intersection. Bill and Dorothy Chin were remodeling the space formerly occupied by a state liquor store. It would be a first-class restaurant and cocktail lounge.
Stensrud Insurance Agency, 3119 Broadway, was moving in June to 2332 Broadway, according to Cliff Stensrud. The present building had been sold to Bud’s Café for an expansion project. The new location had been occupied by Langland’s Market. George Van Winkle had purchased the remaining Langland items for his café in the Rip Van Winkle Motel.
25 years ago (1989)
Janet Ellingson, of Everett, was retiring from the Everett Housing Authority after 15 years service with the agency. A reception was planned for her at the offices on Poplar Street.
Leslie Dickinson, a popular art teacher at Alderwood Middle School, had an unusual visitor for her students — Susa the chimpanzee. One of Dickinson’s art projects was creating a quilt with images of endangered species from around the world. Chimps were now on that list.
By Jack O’Donnell from Herald archives at the Everett Public Library