Julie Muhlstein

Writer speaks about mom’s experience in Japanese internment camps

Mayumi Tsutakawa’s parents, both U.S. citizens of Japanese ancestry, had vastly different experiences during World War II. Her father, George Tsutakawa, a renowned sculptor who… Continue reading

Former owner will live on land that’s set to become a park

Marge Curtis looks out over a gorgeous expanse of grassy land, a horse farm that slopes down to Highway 9. The place known as Carousel… Continue reading

Best-selling author Terry McMillan says life, success take time

Terry McMillan has a message for young people, or any of us striving for a better life: It takes time. She was 14, growing up… Continue reading

EvCC panel discussions get real over fake news

We get our news primarily from social media. That assertion, by an Everett Community College journalism instructor, was aimed at students, not my demographic. Even… Continue reading

Program allows children with disabilities to play baseball

Matthew Irish plays third base with Lakewood High School’s Cougars. Noah, his 11-year-old brother, is a second baseman and center fielder on a Stilly Valley… Continue reading

When it comes to food banks, Postal Service delivers

Circle May 13 on your calendar. Put a bag of food out that morning for pickup by your mail carrier. In helping your neighbors, you’ll… Continue reading

Bob Heirman, who died Saturday, was advocate for outdoors

When members of the Snohomish Sportsmen’s Club recently planted 20,000 small coho salmon in area creeks, it was their first such project without… Continue reading

Man plans road trip to the past in original Model T

Custody battles are nothing new, and from 1906 to 1910 Lake Stevens was the scene of a whopper. This tangled tale begins with Annette Fitch-Brewer,… Continue reading

Young heart recipient ‘lived every day to the fullest’

Jacob Peterson had it all ahead of him. With a degree from Seattle University and a job lined up, he was primed for a happy,… Continue reading

Everett’s first-ever quilt show set to open this week

They’re part of a needlework tradition passed down through generations, but today’s quilters create contemporary art as well as time-honored patchwork masterpieces. Stunning quilts —… Continue reading

Cascade High students meet at corner of English and history

Those who don’t believe in time travel, or its value, have never met Atsushi Kiuchi, Jamie Ford or Scott Loucks. Fortunate students in an English… Continue reading

Focus is on kindness at annual Human Services Breakfast

It takes kindness, collaboration and money. Those are building blocks for a community that cares. Former Snohomish County Executive Bob Drewel delivered that message Thursday… Continue reading

Today’s political climate stokes woman’s chilling memories

After 53 years, Doris Sinclair hasn’t shaken her memories of barbed wire, dogs and Soviet interrogators, or of the fear that she might not see… Continue reading

Madison fifth-graders selling cookbooks to raise money for camp

Fifth-grader Jaimy Moreno is learning door-to-door sales. With her teacher at Everett’s Madison Elementary School, Jaimy and her classmates have been out selling cookbooks. “Camp,… Continue reading

Snohomish gears up for annual Easter parade, bonnet contest

In a stylish scene from the golden age of Hollywood, Judy Garland walks arm in arm with Fred Astaire to the tune of “Easter Parade.”… Continue reading

Senior citizens hope to bridge generations with card game

They’re competitive. They’re focused. They’re friends. And they’re putting out the welcome mat for more bridge players. Members of the bridge club at Everett’s Carl… Continue reading

Kindness, courage endure 2 years after devastating accident

With a weight lifter’s grimace, Todd Duitsman focused on exercising his arms. Like most everyone else using the Marysville Family YMCA’s fitness equipment Wednesday, he… Continue reading

Oh, how we’ll miss our ‘conversations’ with Forum’s Judyrae

Judyrae Kruse gave Herald readers so much more than homespun recipes. With the Forum, her longtime column, she connected local cooks as Snohomish County neighbors.… Continue reading

Home from war 50 years ago, he met his love and bought a car

Bob Banks needn’t go far to see cherished reminders of April 1967. The Marysville man will mark several 50-year anniversaries this month. On April 11,… Continue reading

David Dilgard, Everett Public Library’s ‘Mr. History,’ retires

Wisecracking comedian Groucho Marx once bought a Studebaker from an Everett dealership. In the 1920s, the Paddock and Fowler car business was on the northeast… Continue reading