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New Everett Chorale director has plans for meaningful music

Jennifer Rodgers hopes to introduce singing to a broader audience — even to those who are homeless.

 

How our film critic fell in love with movies — and his top 10

Robert Horton has been writing for The Herald since 1983. That’s a lot of popcorn.

 

In his office at WSU Everett, clinical associate professor Brett Atwood, an expert with VR technology, dons an Oculus headset. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

WSU Everett prof on promises, pitfalls of virtual reality

Brett Atwood will moderate a panel on the legitimacy, complexity and realness of virtual reality.

 

Hot dog of a food truck pays off for Monroe father-son duo

Jerry and Jake Dixon serve up the dogs from Big Dog’s, a truck that used to lug around tools.

Washington’s Tooth Fairy wears Chuck Taylors and bold glasses

Molli Corcoran, 29, has been the tooth-collecting fairy for Delta Dental of Washington since 2015.

Andrea Rosen, mother of two, quit eating sugar more than 1,000 days ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How kicking her sugar habit changed a Mill Creek mom’s life

Andrea Rosen quit eating sweets 3 years ago, lost weight, felt better and her family also benefited.

Andrea Rosen, mother of two, quit eating sugar more than 1,000 days ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Her ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ character is inspired by aunts

Alicia Jones plays the Finches’ housekeeper, Calpurnia, in the Edmonds Driftwood Players production.

Rose Johnson, 80, is a member of the Everett Area Newcomers Club, which meets and dines once a month at Sno-Isle Tech’s student-run Le Bistro Restaurant. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Old-timers can join the Everett Area Newcomers Club

Everett group welcomes women for friendship and fun at multiple meet-ups.

Rose Johnson, 80, is a member of the Everett Area Newcomers Club, which meets and dines once a month at Sno-Isle Tech’s student-run Le Bistro Restaurant. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Stanwood woman is kicking up her heels 98 pounds lighter

Lilia Smith ‘Took off Pounds Sensibly’ with the weight-loss support group TOPS.

Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The conclusion of an epic, cross-country adventure

At 74, the Woodway man completed his 4,800-mile paddle and bike trip “from sea to shining sea.”

At 19, he was ‘Baby’ this year on the Pacific Crest Trail

The Herald chats with Cameron Hill, who hiked the entire 2,660-mile trail from Mexico to Canada.

UW Bothell professor leads off science pub talks at McMenamins

If you like dirty talk and drinking beer, then head to the bar on Aug. 29. Dan Jaffe is the featured speaker at the free… Continue reading

An Everett tattoo artist joins the elite at Seattle expo

Like many artists, Mike “Kodiak” MacKenzie has family members who like to show off his work. In this case, though, instead of hanging it on… Continue reading

Mukilteo gym owner went from styling hair to styling bodies

Gloria Leonard used to style hair. Now she styles bodies. For Leonard, 56, co-owner of Immortals Fitness in Mukilteo, it all started with her own… Continue reading

Pinball wizard from Mukilteo wins the world championship

Raymond Davidson is a pinball-playing machine. The 24-year-old from Mukilteo won the World Pinball Championship held June 3 in Copenhagen, Denmark. With that win, he… Continue reading

He’s been keeping the official score at AquaSox games for 20 years

Patrick Castro graduated from Mountlake Terrace High School in 1969 and retired in 2005 as the choir teacher at Snohomish High School. He leads community… Continue reading

Everett author hopes to inspire others with disabilities

Adrian Patayon doesn’t want you to pity him. He was born with cerebral palsy. He walks with a limp, has slurred speech and his hands… Continue reading

Cascade High grad Dave Peterson a craftsman in jazz guitar

Dave Peterson, like this writer a 1973 graduate of Cascade High, went on to earn a degree in music composition at Western Washington University and… Continue reading

Teacher at Lynnwood school gets ‘Today’ show makeover

Lynnwood third-grade teacher Jill Walzer got ambushed when she and two friends were in New York City over spring break. It happened when she was… Continue reading

Arlington man podcasts about his mountain wanderings

Rudy Giecek practices what he podcasts. And podcasts what he practices. The avid hiker has done more than 50 episodes since creating the Cascade Hiker… Continue reading