Andrea Brown

It’s the great pumpkin of Everett

Gary Baldwin bought special seeds off the internet to supersize his pumpkin patch produce.

 

Keeping the Mukilteo ferry project pretty but not pricey

Washington State Ferries and the city are hashing out details for new bid package on the terminal.

 

Jonathan and Peggy Sharp show their Seahawks pride at home and on the road. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

It’s that blue and green Seahawks house you see from the road

Everett homeowners also show their fandom by decking out their cars in team colors.

 

Sisters Allyea Hernandez, 8, (left) and Amaya, 10, make slime at their home in Marysville. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This craze has stuck: Sisters in slime make it all the time

Allyea, 8, and Amaya, 10, whip up batches of the gooey gunk that kids love. Teachers, not so much.

Sisters Allyea Hernandez, 8, (left) and Amaya, 10, make slime at their home in Marysville. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lighthouse Festival could go dark without donations

The Mukilteo fest’s 53rd year kicks off this weekend. Better go if it’s on your bucket list.

Crystal Puckett looks over the wares at Tulalip Remedy during the preview opening in Tulalip on Aug. 9. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Retail cannabis is newest money-maker on the reservation

Tulalip Remedy is the first pot shop on tribal land in Snohomish County and the sixth in the state.

Crystal Puckett looks over the wares at Tulalip Remedy during the preview opening in Tulalip on Aug. 9. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How many people bike and walk to work? Let’s count them

Volunteers are needed to count bicyclists and pedestrians for an annual statewide survey.

Meet the man behind the junk mail statue at the post office

Woodpalooza on Whidbey Island is an annual Labor Day event where artists come out of the woodwork.

Marysville bar is 100 years young and still going strong

Kuhnle’s Tavern, where people actually talk to each other, celebrated a century of camaraderie.

Brittany Leonard, Citrine Health’s community engagement specialist, poses with some of the decorated bras from last year’s BraBedazzle. Bra dazzlers are needed for the free crafting bra from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 to decorate bras that will be displayed at businesses in Everett during October to raise awareness for breast cancer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Bling on the bras — for a good cause

Bra Bedazzle decorating joins a nationwide campaign to bring attention to breast cancer.

Brittany Leonard, Citrine Health’s community engagement specialist, poses with some of the decorated bras from last year’s BraBedazzle. Bra dazzlers are needed for the free crafting bra from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 30 to decorate bras that will be displayed at businesses in Everett during October to raise awareness for breast cancer. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

It will take a few days for wildfire smoke to dissipate

The National Weather Service’s air quality alert is now in effect until noon on Thursday.

Clark the Shark makes an appearance at a day camp at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Even without Katy Perry, Clark the Shark is a pool rock star

The dancing shark can make kids scream, teach CPR and promote water safety at Lynnwood Rec Center.

Clark the Shark makes an appearance at a day camp at the Lynnwood Recreation Center. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Officers, would $200,000 make this abduction thing go away?

A man who allegedly stole his own child from foster care is now charged with attempted bribery, too.

Lindsey T.H. Jackson, right, and her children, Cohen, 6, left, and Taylor, 4, center, pose for pictures in front of the butterfly wing art installation in Langley. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Mural whodunit: Langley mayor points the finger at fairies

Butterfly wing art that mysteriously appeared is a social media magnet in a busy tourist town.

Lindsey T.H. Jackson, right, and her children, Cohen, 6, left, and Taylor, 4, center, pose for pictures in front of the butterfly wing art installation in Langley. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Funko’s 1-year anniversary party had things poppin’ in Everett

Funatics filled the streets, snaked around the block and filled their shopping baskets in the store.

The rootin’-tootin’ music man of Snohomish

Every day is a parade for Mike Carver and his red 1967 Ford pickup. Music blares from the truck’s 18 speakers and hundreds of bubbles… Continue reading

After his Class of 1972 Snohomish High School reunion, Mike Carver had 18 speakers built into his truck and drives it around town and in parades, blasting music and trailing bubbles. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He drives that cool music-blaring, bubble-blowing old truck

Mike Carver loudly cruises Snohomish streets in a ’67 Ford — a rolling tribute to his class of 1972.

After his Class of 1972 Snohomish High School reunion, Mike Carver had 18 speakers built into his truck and drives it around town and in parades, blasting music and trailing bubbles. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

For five decades, he’s been Puget Sound’s ferry godfather

Steve Jackson has worked for Washington State Ferries for 50 years. Find him at the Edmonds ticket booth.

Bids for new Mukilteo ferry terminal are millions too high

The state thought $65 million would be a good price, but the lowest bid came in at $72 million.

Adrianna Lower-Stephenson’s $3.2 million home is for sale in Lake Stevens. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

What $3.2 million buys in Lake Stevens

The extensive remodel of the 4,850-square-foot 1962 house by Seattle architect Paul Kirk is for sale.

Adrianna Lower-Stephenson’s $3.2 million home is for sale in Lake Stevens. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)