Andrea Brown

Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun

Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun

The popular annual free comic day blockbuster was reworked by the pandemic to last all summer.

Swoosh-Bam-Pow! COVID villain can’t stop Free Comic Book fun
The checkmate kid is 9-year-old Keshav Beegala of Bothell

The checkmate kid is 9-year-old Keshav Beegala of Bothell

Graduate third grade? Check. Learn rock guitar? Check. Become a chess champion? Checkmate.

The checkmate kid is 9-year-old Keshav Beegala of Bothell
Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere

Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere

The door on Cultus Bay Road has been a South Whidbey Island icon for 30 years. Here’s the story.

Whidbey Island’s roadside red door is a portal to nowhere
Want to save $357 a year? 50% more PUD customers now qualify

Want to save $357 a year? 50% more PUD customers now qualify

The new program expands eligibility for discounts based on income and household size.

Want to save $357 a year? 50% more PUD customers now qualify
Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead

The whale, age 3, has not been seen since being struck Monday. His companion was later seen alone.

Humpback whale hit by Mukilteo ferry, Chip, is presumed dead
Life after ‘Hoarders’: 2 years, 250 tons lighter in Marysville

Life after ‘Hoarders’: 2 years, 250 tons lighter in Marysville

Andy and Becky Otter got a resurgence of fame when the A&E reality TV show was picked up by Netflix.

Life after ‘Hoarders’: 2 years, 250 tons lighter in Marysville
COVID couldn’t cancel July 4 parade for Purple Heart vet, 90

COVID couldn’t cancel July 4 parade for Purple Heart vet, 90

Phil Sacks, injured by shrapnel in combat, drew salutes marching through the streets of Edmonds.

COVID couldn’t cancel July 4 parade for Purple Heart vet, 90
Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!

With service reduced around Puget Sound due to the pandemic, it will not be the fun ferry ride of yore.

Happy four-hour ferry wait on the Fourth!
A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

COVID hits ferry workers; Everett firefighters quarantined

Those infected did not work in passenger areas. Reduced service is likely due to crew shortages.

A ferry pulls away from the dock in Mukilteo last Friday. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Steve Breeden bolted the replica to his deck for year-round patriotism and quirky fun.

Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Mukilteo-Cinton ferry service slashed in half this Sunday

The Whidbey Island route will have one boat. Expect long lines. Stay home if it’s not essential.

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat

Harris, 32, was among six finalists for the seat vacated by Anna Rhorbough.

Mukilteo council chooses Louis Harris to fill vacant seat
Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

“Bring Home the Bacon” has a cute cartoon pig and porky smell. Top prize in the state game is $50,000.

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix
Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix

Stores are open at Everett and Alderwood malls and the outlets in Tulalip. But new rules apply.

Head to the mall for ‘normal-ish’ good time — and Baby Yoda fix
Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19

Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19

Mukilteo and Edmonds routes will have reduced boat service. Saturday’s wait was 3 hours from Clinton.

Expect long ferry lines due to crew shortage from COVID-19
Who will be the next member of the Mukilteo City Council?

Who will be the next member of the Mukilteo City Council?

A field of 20 is now down to six. They are contenders for a seat vacated by Anna Rohrbough.

Who will be the next member of the Mukilteo City Council?
Waxes and haircuts: Getting pretty involves new rules

Waxes and haircuts: Getting pretty involves new rules

Salons are busy styling and removing hair in Phase 2. But no more wine or magazines for clients.

Waxes and haircuts: Getting pretty involves new rules
Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building

Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building

Mike Papadimitriou, 90, closed the shop his uncle started in 1934. He’s retiring, and will be missed.

Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building
It survived a pan from Gordon Ramsay — but not a pandemic

It survived a pan from Gordon Ramsay — but not a pandemic

The building with a colorful past of dancing and fine dining at 1414 Hewitt Ave. is for rent — again.

It survived a pan from Gordon Ramsay — but not a pandemic
Will Phase 2 start a pandemic of yard sales?
Will Phase 2 start a pandemic of yard sales?