Julie Muhlstein

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

‘Fired up’ Marysville woman, 67, will join March on Washington

Nila Horton has never marched for a cause. She hasn’t been active in politics. Yet on Jan. 21, just after Inauguration Day, she plans to… Continue reading

Cafe Zippy is relocating from downtown Everett to Rucker Avenue

Janet and Susan Hada are regulars at Cafe Zippy. Come January, the sisters’ favorite coffee break spot will be farther from their office in downtown… Continue reading

Air Force vet is first intern at NOAA under new partnership

On a misty morning in Mukilteo, Barney Boyer was going over the R/V Seahawk. Climbing into the NOAA research vessel, which was out of the… Continue reading

Bothell veteran’s tribute recalls the battle of Iwo Jima

Related: Stanwood veteran opens up about the horrors of World War II Veterans Day events His thoughts of war come at night. Before he can… Continue reading

Snohomish County group seeks to lower student expulsion rates

Marysville, 814 kids. Mukilteo, 665. Everett, 625. Edmonds, 545. Lake Stevens, 294. Snohomish, 257. Stanwood-Camano, 174. Granite Falls, 167. Monroe, 165. Arlington, 137. Sultan, 87.… Continue reading