The Chat

From horses and buggies to cellphones: 99-year-old Sam Taralli

Sam Taralli Everett Taralli turned 99 last week. To celebrate, he went to his favorite store, Assistance League of Everett’s Thrift Shop, where workers had… Continue reading

Lutefisk, lefse and Scandinavian lunacy with Lynnwood’s Chris Hicks

Oh, my cod! It’s lutefisk. Chris Hicks, 55, lives and breathes lutefisk. She was in charge of the Sons of Norway Bothell Lodge’s lutefisk dinner,… Continue reading

Star Wars, art and pop culture with Dan Gregory

Dan Gregory, aka “Mr. Dan” Gregory, 39, describes himself as a Northwest born and raised artist living his dream, drawing for a living. The 1994… Continue reading

Edmonds woman named nurse of the year by March of Dimes

Robin Hollenhorst, Nurse at Providence Robin Hollenhorst, 60, of Edmonds, was recently named a nurse of the year by the Washington Chapter of the March… Continue reading

Meet Polar Bear Plungers Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-Jangaard

Lars Jangaard and Lindsey Taylor-Jangaard This will be the seventh yearLars and Lindsey have kicked off the new year with the polar bear plunge at… Continue reading

Lake Stevens man is into video, audio — and man buns

Thomas Lefotu Lake Stevens Lefotu, 21, wears a man bun as well as many hats. He has part-time jobs at two companies doing corporate videos… Continue reading

Everett musicians Charlotte and Tim Seawall

Tim and Charlotte Seawall, Everett Everett musicians return to a life of making music after years of putting the passion on the back burner. Char,… Continue reading

The Chat: Lynnwood man, 92, logs 23,000 miles at Alderwood mall

He’s one of those early morning mall walkers. Otis Lull figures that since 1989 he’s walked more than 23,000 miles through the halls of the… Continue reading

The Chat: Snohomish distiller builds a spirited local enterprise

Ryan Hembree Snohomish Hembree, 42, and his wife, Julie, started homebrewing beer 21 years ago. They opened Skip Rock Distillers in Snohomish in 2010. They… Continue reading

Everett attorney Rick Merrill encourages students to dream big

He’s the attorney with the bushy beard and the motto “In times of peril, call Rick Merrill.” He practices out of “the little blue house”… Continue reading

Hiking photographer from Edmonds creates stunning images

Randall Hodges, 47, expresses his spiritual connection with nature through his camera while hiking and backpacking the wilderness areas of the West. His goal was… Continue reading

Komplex Kai brings Native American perspective to hip-hop

Komplex Kai (AKA Kisar Jones-Fryberg), 28, is a Tulalip Tribes member and a hip hop artist. He offers a free concert at 7 p.m. Friday… Continue reading

Everett native puckers up on ‘Love at First Kiss’

Tune in at 7 p.m. tomorrow to the new show “Love at First Kiss” on TLC. Watch Josh Basili pucker up. His lips are sealed… Continue reading

Scratching the surface with cat spay-neuter clinic director

Jason Thompson, 34, is executive director at Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project, a Lynnwood clinic that provides low cost spay and neuter services. The clinic,4001 198th… Continue reading

Tony V’s, Everett bar, enters new phase in bigger space

In 2008, Anthony “Tony” Verhey sold two old VW bugs and a motorcycle and used every dime he had to open Tony V’s Garage, a… Continue reading

Selling cookies, this Scout doesn’t crumble

Vicki Valenti is the top Girl Scout cookie seller in Western Washington. She sold 3,257 boxes. That’s $13,028 worth of cookies. And, yes, she took… Continue reading

Lynnwood native’s thriller at film festival

Want a thrill? Go see “Paralytic,” a feature length thriller written and directed by Joey Johnson, a Lynnwood native and 1995 Lynnwood High School graduate.… Continue reading

Duo behind the handbag auction for Domestic Violence Services

Meet the handbag experts, Stephanie Civey and Debra Bordsen. They are in charge of the annual Handbag Luncheon &Auction to raise money for Domestic Violence… Continue reading

Brother of Firefall guitarist

Gregg Bartley, 61, Marysville On Saturday, the 1970s rock band Firefall plays at the Historic Everett Theatre. Gregg Bartley will be there cheering on his… Continue reading

Kamiak grad’s new book helps students excel at STEM

Yoo Jung Kim co-authored a new book “What Every Science Student Should Know” that helps incoming college students excel in science. Kim and her family… Continue reading