The Chat

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

Peter Troedsson, Bothell assistant city manager, talks beer, boats and bad grammar

The Bothell Beer Fest will take over downtown Bothell for the second straight year Saturday, and no one was more instrumental in starting the beer… Continue reading

Jayden Terry-Olson has plenty to sing about

EVERETT — Maybe you heard Jayden Terry-Olson, 10, sing the national anthem at an AquaSox game or the Washington State Fair. She’ll be singing it… Continue reading

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