The Chat

Oddmall lives up to its name

David Hopp, 45, is co-founder of Oddmall: Emporium of the Weird, a free event that’s happening in Everett this weekend. Oddmall is part art fair,… Continue reading

Get in the ring with Mill Creek fashion blogger

Clothes are never truly one-size-fits-all, but this fashion blog is. Anne Dofelmier covers everything from a nod to grunge and DIY choker necklaces to sexy-sensible… Continue reading

New Yorkers gather at Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria in Everett

When Vicki Evola, co-owner of Brooklyn Bros. Pizzeria, heard about a former Long Islander missing New York pizza, she threw a party. She invited the… Continue reading

KXA host Stitch Mitchell serves up country music with your coffee

If you like your country with your coffee, then Stitch Mitchell is your man. Mitchell, 56, is morning show host at KKXA 1520 AM, which… Continue reading

Mill Creek man wants to be your worst nightmare

Jody Bossert is project manager of Haunted Nightmare at the Nile golf course in Mountlake Terrace. The nightmare begins Oct. 7. The 43-year-old leads a… Continue reading

Titanium plate and 14 screws doesn’t thwart her Zumba shaking

A titanium plate and about 14 screws in her leg doesn’t keep Gail McClary from shaking her stuff to “Rompe” by Daddy Yankee. She’s a… Continue reading

Snohomish 14-year-old is a book-reviewing video sensation

Taylor Stanley, 14, is a self-proclaimed book addict. She takes the solitary activity of reading to the next level. She reviews books on the YouTube… Continue reading

Mukilteo performance painter Bill Ball is a real ‘Fireball’

Bill Ball, 49, is an electrician by trade. In 2013, he became an artist in a big way. He started doing live abstract and mural… Continue reading

Evergreen State Fair honors Linda Cline for volunteer service

Linda Cline of Monroe is the 2016 Evergreen State Fair volunteer honoree. Cline retired six years ago as postmaster of the Monroe Post Office, but… Continue reading

Earl Ingebright takes stock at age 99 and still works on his tree farm

Earl Ingebright soon will celebrate his 99th birthday. In 1958, the Seattle native and his wife, Laurine, bought an old homestead between Granite Falls and… Continue reading

Relay racers ready to go the (extra long) distance for a good cause

You might have caught a glimpse of this duo running around Mukilteo. You have to look fast. Jean-Michel Fouard and Dameon Hahn are quick on… Continue reading

The Chat … with Everett Uber driver Sharon Booker

Booker has been an Uber driver for a year. She is a former contract worker for Boeing, where she did interior design of overhead stow… Continue reading

Catching up with gardening legend Ed Hume

Hume, 83, founder of Ed Hume Seeds, has been pulling weeds and sowing seeds in front of a camera since 1962. He has hosted the… Continue reading

The Chat … with Keith Stocker of Snohomish’s Stocker Farms

Stocker, 52, and his wife, Janet, operate Stocker Farms, a fourth-generation 100-acre family farm in Snohomish. He’s president of the Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins… Continue reading

Talkin’ Hollywood, USSR animation and Jake’s Cafe with Snohomish’s Terry Thoren

Terry Thoren is CEO of Wonder Media, which produces multimedia content for children at risk of falling behind before third grade. It’s the latest in… Continue reading

Wendy Becker Poischbeg, Snohomish County’s economic and cultural development director

Wendy Becker Poischbeg, Everett Snohomish County’s economic and cultural development director, 46, grew up in the county and lives in Everett. What does your job… Continue reading

Up early with Pat Cashman, local comedian and TV star

Pat Cashman is a longtime Northwest broadcast performer and Snohomish County resident. He was a co-star and writer on the syndicated show “Almost Live!” and… Continue reading

A few more than 100 words with Langley short-story author Chris Spencer

Spencer, 66, is hosting the ninth “100 Word Short Story Smash,” a contest of stories exactly 100 words. Not 99 or 101. Don’t even try.… Continue reading

Monroe author talks about her Vietnam homeland

Monroe postal clerk Julie Loan Ky Alexander, 49, will share her experiences of living in Vietnam during and after the Vietnam War as well as… Continue reading

Talkin’ blues, space and loose garbage with Leslie ‘Star Drums’ Milton

Leslie Milton has music in his bones. Born in New Orleans, Milton has been drumming since he was in his crib and a touring musician… Continue reading