Julie Muhlstein

Former workers recall heyday of Bon Marche in downtown Everett

At 86, Marvel Cummings doesn’t do much shopping. She certainly doesn’t do any online shopping. “I have a computer room in my house, but I… Continue reading

‘Balanced approach’ on streets by social workers and police

Staci McCole and Kaitlyn Dowd unravel tangles. They find housing and drug treatment. They handle red tape. They navigate the mazes of social services. It’s… Continue reading

Visual journaling combines art with words to express emotion

Reflect on the past year. Think about the year ahead. These were the gentle prompts Karen Dawn offered at her Visual Journaling for Women class… Continue reading

Author David Sheff to speak on son’s addiction at Everett event

David Sheff may be the best-known member of a heart-wrenching club. The author is one of countless parents whose children have battled drugs. His riveting… Continue reading

With KOMO out of Frontier’s line-up, is it time to cut the cord?

With all the football I watched over the holidays, there wasn’t time for channel surfing. I didn’t notice until this week that despite the hefty… Continue reading

Hero’s Cafe: A gathering place veterans can call their own

It’s a bond like no other. Veterans will soon have a place in Lynnwood to find the sort of camaraderie they shared while serving their… Continue reading

‘Historic Homes of Everett’ calendar benefits preservation

It’s a 116-year-old beauty with four fireplaces, original windows, gorgeous hardwood floors and a storied past. The featured house on the 2017 Historic Everett calendar,… Continue reading

Marysville church runs coffee shop as community gathering space

In front of a toasty fireplace, Lynn Devoe crocheted a Christmas gift. Chloe Wilcox sat next to her on the couch, embroidering a cover for… Continue reading

Teacher, gifted musician: Cancer claims a ‘renaissance man’

Paul MacNaughton was a yoga instructor and student of Buddhism, but he also helped start a co-op school program for Everett kids. A gifted musician,… Continue reading

Proceeds from a fundraiser by county workers will help homeless women

They were fans with a purpose. In Seahawks jerseys, Silvertips hockey and Sounders soccer gear, Husky and Cougar get-ups, and one elected official dressed as… Continue reading

Chinese university pays tribute to Edmonds man’s grandfather

The invitation came out of the blue. A professor of Chinese at the University of Illinois called William “Bill” McCloy to ask if he would… Continue reading

Body of soldier who died in Korean War is home for burial

David Nordin wrote his last letter home on Nov. 22, 1950. An Army corporal from California, he was serving in the Korean War.… Continue reading

Longfellow school in Everett destined to be parking lot

In the mid-1950s, Jack O’Donnell was in a split third- and fourth-grade classroom at Everett’s Longfellow Elementary School. He remembers gazing at Mount Baker from… Continue reading

Everett teen’s photo on display in Vice President Biden’s house

Karenna Blomberg has never been to Washington, D.C. Still, a photo the 15-year-old shot has an honored place in Vice President Joe Biden’s house. “Berries,”… Continue reading

Everett event to honor those who bolster dignity, equality

Saturday is International Human Rights Day. It marks the date, in 1948, when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.… Continue reading

Seattle Rod-Tiques pulls plug on Cruzin’ to Colby car show

The chrome was shiny. The classic whitewall tires were scrubbed clean. Along Colby Avenue in downtown Everett, cars were king. That was the weekend scene… Continue reading

Lynnwood couple experienced ‘the real Cuba’

Ed and Judy Rekola don’t want to hear about the mystique of Fidel Castro. They neither mourn Cuba’s former president, who died a week ago,… Continue reading

Vintage toys take museum goers back to low-tech time

Darby Kelly is 7. She likes Barbie and American Girl dolls, but one of her Christmas wishes could just as easily be on a grown-up’s… Continue reading

Thank you to those who are making Snohomish County better

A middle school band director. A Civil War veteran’s ancestors. An Everett couple keen on history. A mom who lost a son to addiction. A… Continue reading

Lake Stevens veteran makes big steps toward his goals

Five years ago, Jordan Finley was learning to be a civilian again. The Marine from Lake Stevens had been to Iraq and Afghanistan. He was… Continue reading