Andrea Brown

Travis Gilbert hugs his 15-year-old dog Abe on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Abe, deaf, nearly blind and old, went  missing and was found barely alive 12 days later at the bottom of a deep hole in the woods by PUD linemen. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The tale of old Abe, 15, a blind, deaf dog missing 12 days

The dog’s odyssey landed him at the bottom of a “Silence of The Lambs” pit. A PUD crew saves the day.

Travis Gilbert hugs his 15-year-old dog Abe on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Arlington, Washington. Abe, deaf, nearly blind and old, went  missing and was found barely alive 12 days later at the bottom of a deep hole in the woods by PUD linemen. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Blisters and bonding: A father and son hoof it for 40 miles

Blisters and bonding: A father and son hoof it for 40 miles

Fred Sirianni of Marysville and his son, Jake, walked 19 hours from New York City to Connecticut.

Blisters and bonding: A father and son hoof it for 40 miles
Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot

Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot

Flu season officially starts Oct. 1, but shots are available now. Experts recommend not waiting.

Yes, you could get the flu and COVID-19, so get a flu shot
Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness sleeps in the arms of her parents, Mark Buzard and Oriana Simmons-Otness. The baby was born Aug. 19 in Everett and given six names. Her first three initials are CDC. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)

This pandemic newborn has 6 names, but you can call her CDC

Meet Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness of Whidbey Island. Her mom’s initials are ORCAS.

Charlotte Daphne-Celeste Buzard Simmons-Otness sleeps in the arms of her parents, Mark Buzard and Oriana Simmons-Otness. The baby was born Aug. 19 in Everett and given six names. Her first three initials are CDC. (Andrea Brown / The Herald)
Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank

Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank

“Hope the Whale” hopefully can do for Langley what “Rachel the Pig” did for Pike Place Market.

Georgia Gerber’s 12-foot sculpture is a whale of a piggy bank
There are some things students just shouldn’t try at home

There are some things students just shouldn’t try at home

Sno-Isle Tech will have limited in-person classes for a chance “to see it, feel it, touch it, do it.”

There are some things students just shouldn’t try at home
Not all who wander are lost, but we definitely were and are

Not all who wander are lost, but we definitely were and are

The pandemic freed us from our desks and opened our eyes to the Everett around us.

Not all who wander are lost, but we definitely were and are
It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett

It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett

To find the new art you might have to walk down an alley. Graffiti murals are on 16 walls downtown.

It’s art, not vandalism: 2,000 spray-paint cans blast Everett
Twins Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb stage a house in Everett as seen on “Unsellable Houses” on HGTV. (HGTV photo)

Twin-sister stars of ‘Unsellable Houses’ get a second season

The hot HGTV show, in which dated Snohomish County homes get revamped, will expand to an hour.

Twins Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb stage a house in Everett as seen on “Unsellable Houses” on HGTV. (HGTV photo)
Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours

Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours

Everett’s most notable home “holds the imagination of the city.” And it’s for sale.

Got $3.5 million? The move-in-ready Rucker Mansion is yours
Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats

Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats

Starting Saturday, waits for the busy crossings will still be long at times — but only half as long.

Yay! Edmonds, Mukilteo weekend ferry runs back to 2 boats
Vandals with chainsaws slash 5 PUD utility poles in Lynnwood

Vandals with chainsaws slash 5 PUD utility poles in Lynnwood

The FBI, among other agencies, is investigating two incidents. Officials don’t know what the motive was.

Vandals with chainsaws slash 5 PUD utility poles in Lynnwood
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck
‘Lobster Girl’ is on a roll at this Whidbey Island food truck
Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank

Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank

The coronavirus lockdown means less metal is in circulation. Banks and merchants are desperate for change.

Relieve the pandemic coin shortage: Bust open the piggy bank
Who’s that 20-foot masked man? It’s the anti-virus Muffler Man

Who’s that 20-foot masked man? It’s the anti-virus Muffler Man

The fiberglass statue has social distanced atop a building in downtown Everett since 1983.

Who’s that 20-foot masked man? It’s the anti-virus Muffler Man
Bold mural turns Everett street into a funkadelic district

Bold mural turns Everett street into a funkadelic district

Check out the city-centric ship montage with an airplane wing, seagull, Funko crown, hockey stick.

Bold mural turns Everett street into a funkadelic district
Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020

Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020

Fewer boats mean longer waits on weekends. No more frolicking on the boat.

Ferry ride isn’t a pleasure cruise in COVID-19 summer of 2020
Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer

Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer

I got hooked on journalism while at a state mental hospital in the early 1980s. From the outside, it was gothic and foreboding. Inside were… Continue reading

Why I’m at the Herald, and not a disco dancer
The ‘Sub Man’ knows what customers want before they walk in

The ‘Sub Man’ knows what customers want before they walk in

Wai Eng opened his shop 35 years ago. Once he gets to know you, he knows what to make you. Cash only!

The ‘Sub Man’ knows what customers want before they walk in
Avery was too ill for Disneyland, so the parade came to him

Avery was too ill for Disneyland, so the parade came to him

An Everett neighborhood staged a spectacular celebration for a 5-year-old boy with terminal cancer.

Avery was too ill for Disneyland, so the parade came to him