Andrea Brown

Mayor or manager? Mukilteo voters will decide in November

“Now is the time for us to be able to take control back of our town,” Councilman Scott Whelpley said.

 

An artist’s rendering of the new ferry terminal under construction in Mukilteo. (Washington State Department of Transportation)

It’s a go! Ferries awards $26.4 million for marine contract

After fish season, work begins in August for in-water structures. Terminal on track for fall 2020.

 

This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Yikes! Big hair and blue eye shadow is stylin’ in Lynnwood

Dude, beer can earrings are like, totally, a bonus in “Almost Live!” contest to art up a signal box.

 

Prices are dirt-cheap and service is top-notch at plant sale

From seed to sales, Kamiak life skills students show off their green thumbs and hone their pitches.

First Snohomish County measles case is Bothell-area student

Officials listed places the contagious teen visited. He is among five new cases statewide.

Oh, crab! There’s something fishy about this place

That mysterious eyesore by the sea will be replaced by a new research center. “It’s all going to go.”

David Zinman, 88, of Mill Creek, wrote a story called “A Ten-Cent Plaque” about a dime-store gift he gave to his mom, Florence, on Mother’s Day when he was a boy. He found it in a drawer along with her valuables many years later. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He spent a dime on Mom and feels her love 78 years later

David Zinman’s inexpensive Mother’s Day present to her became a priceless gift for him.

David Zinman, 88, of Mill Creek, wrote a story called “A Ten-Cent Plaque” about a dime-store gift he gave to his mom, Florence, on Mother’s Day when he was a boy. He found it in a drawer along with her valuables many years later. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Welcome to Edmonds — if you can read cursive

Design for new Edmonds gateway signs gets $20,000 nod. It should be up by fall.

Strong mayor format in Mukilteo could get the boot by voters

The May 20 City Council meeting might put the issue on the general election ballot in November.

Bacon, weed cream and sassy shirts: It’s farmers market time

In its second week, Snohomish Farmers Market had 66 vendors Thursday. Everett’s opens on Sunday.

Caleb Sanders, Grace Academy senior and star athlete, plans to major in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett teen excels in sports, baking apple pies and Funko

Caleb Sanders, a senior at Grace Academy in Marysville, plans to major in business.

Caleb Sanders, Grace Academy senior and star athlete, plans to major in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

She keeps alive the stories of Japanese-American internment

Judy Kusakabe, born at Camp Harmony, shares her story with students: “Nobody ever talked about it.”

Kapow! Free Comic Book Day will wreak joy for geeks and kids

Shops are ready for onslaught of fans seeking freebies. “It is the Super Bowl of comic books.”

Betty Davis, left, holds on to her mother Leia, who holds onto daughter Alana,7, as they watch books fall from shelves inside The Big Shaker as it shakes like a magnitude 8 earthquake on April 19 in Everett. The Big Shaker is an earthquake simulator in a 24-foot trailer that replicates a typical living room of sofas and shelves with books and plastic dishes that fall during the demonstration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Big Shaker: This rockin’ trailer simulates an 8.0 earthquake

The real thing would be seismically serious, but getting a feel for what’s to come can be fun.

Betty Davis, left, holds on to her mother Leia, who holds onto daughter Alana,7, as they watch books fall from shelves inside The Big Shaker as it shakes like a magnitude 8 earthquake on April 19 in Everett. The Big Shaker is an earthquake simulator in a 24-foot trailer that replicates a typical living room of sofas and shelves with books and plastic dishes that fall during the demonstration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Yard sale season kicks into gear — ‘Take our junk, please’

Elvis albums, fish flip-flops, biker chaps are among finds in Mukilteo. Marie Kondo will never know.

A visitor looks at a sculpture on the Cloudstone outdoor gallery in Freeland. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Walk the Whidbey wonderland of 400 sculptures by Hank Nelson

Cloudstone opens to the public for a rare glimpse at pieces “small as a chair and as large as a truck.”

A visitor looks at a sculpture on the Cloudstone outdoor gallery in Freeland. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A man looks though an aisle of buds in the 170,000-square-foot greenhouse at Washington Bulb Company on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Mount Vernon, Wash. RoozenGaarde, the retail division, is the public side of the enterprise, with fields to stroll, gift shops and bouquets of fresh flowers so visitors can bring the magic home. Washington Bulb Company is the wholesale operation of growing and shipping about 40 varieties of tulips. With 15 acres of climate-controlled greenhouses, plus warehouses and loading docks, it is as practical as the fields are pretty. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Pretty tulips aren’t the only things budding at Roozen

The family business operates Washington Bulb Company and destination playground RoozenGaarde.

A man looks though an aisle of buds in the 170,000-square-foot greenhouse at Washington Bulb Company on Thursday, April 11, 2019 in Mount Vernon, Wash. RoozenGaarde, the retail division, is the public side of the enterprise, with fields to stroll, gift shops and bouquets of fresh flowers so visitors can bring the magic home. Washington Bulb Company is the wholesale operation of growing and shipping about 40 varieties of tulips. With 15 acres of climate-controlled greenhouses, plus warehouses and loading docks, it is as practical as the fields are pretty. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Girl, 10, invents shampoo bottle that doesn’t waste a drop

Callia Park won Best of Show in Invent Washington and is headed to the nationals. Patent pending.

At 84 years and 155 pounds, he’s hardly He-Man and yet he is

Roger Sweet of Lake Stevens had a hand in creating the 1980s Masters of the Universe series.

Scottish ‘rock star’ returns to fix stone wall crafted in 2001

It’s more than a 220-foot-long wall made of rocks; it’s the foundation of a transatlantic love story.