Andrea Brown

This Langley museum isn’t just for whale nerds

The center has skulls, pelts, baleen, bones, barnacles, whale lice and a huge jaw bone. And jewelry.

Chris Pratt won an award, and it wasn’t for acting

The actor with a farm in the San Juan Islands brags about his fleece win at Stanwood’s Fiberpalooza.

Brad and Linda Guilford chat as they walk along the pedestrian path set up around the new Mukilteo ferry dock construction. The Guilfords live on the hill above the construction and walk daily to observe the progress. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Take a walk on the work-in-progress Mukilteo waterfront

A path lets pedestrians enjoy the sights and sounds of rising ferry terminal, the mountains and more.

Brad and Linda Guilford chat as they walk along the pedestrian path set up around the new Mukilteo ferry dock construction. The Guilfords live on the hill above the construction and walk daily to observe the progress. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The future of newspaper stands is digital, sort of

Who carries coins around anymore? With a loss of sales through newsstands, The Daily Herald is innovating.

Mukilteo teen’s trip to Japan brings lessons in food, family

Margaret Schroeder was one of 27 Kamiak students who participated in the Kakehashi Project exchange.

Mel Steele, a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 170, clears snow Wednesday from the parking lot by Mad-Bev Espresso on Beverly Boulevard in Everett. It made it possible for the stand to open for business after being closed for two days. (Photo by Rachel Pessa)

Random acts of snowy kindness to warm your heart

The good “snow-maritans” stepped up. Some had big shovels and trucks. Others had hot chocolate.

Mel Steele, a member of Fleet Reserve Association Branch 170, clears snow Wednesday from the parking lot by Mad-Bev Espresso on Beverly Boulevard in Everett. It made it possible for the stand to open for business after being closed for two days. (Photo by Rachel Pessa)

The ‘Woodchopping Dad’ finds a date, and she was right nearby

Shane McDaniel found Carly Norwood with help from Hollywood. “The yoga had me from hello,” he said.

Who won a date with the Lake Stevens ‘Woodchopping Dad’?

Shane McDaniel’s twin sons and TV host Steve Harvey are helping the busy single dad find love.

He’s the man whose yellow VW van gets attention in Edmonds

Steve Bell likes watching trains: “This is my living room, this is my outdoors.”

Sequoia High School graduating senior Liam Taylor hopes to be an underwater welder. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

This future welder who likes sharks is thinking deep

Liam Taylor, a Sequoia High School graduating senior, wants to be an underwater welder.

Sequoia High School graduating senior Liam Taylor hopes to be an underwater welder. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Does declutter diva Marie Kondo spark joy — or misery?

Her books and Netflix series sparked a new following wanting to reorganize their homes and lives.

18,000 square feet packed with hoopla, hoops and tech

A grand opening at the new Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is Feb. 15. Check it out.

Thunder Rosa, bottom, and Priscilla Kelly in the ring at a monthly independent wrestling match at Normanna Lodge by Everett promoter Without a Cause. (Vitz Photos)

Chair-throwin’ rassling action happens monthly in Everett

After an injury, “Boruta the Polish Wild Man” went ringside as an independent wrestling promoter.

Thunder Rosa, bottom, and Priscilla Kelly in the ring at a monthly independent wrestling match at Normanna Lodge by Everett promoter Without a Cause. (Vitz Photos)

‘Build that wall’ cookie sparks outrage and spikes sales

Edmonds baker doesn’t try to sugarcoat the messages he puts on heart-shaped cookies.

Rosemary Newman holds a photo of her mother, Hazel Mae Nichols, whose ashes were dispersed during a memorial service on the Edmonds-Kingston ferry route. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ever after: Get married — or buried — on a Washington ferry

Ferries offer a final send-off for the cremains of loved ones. All for the price of passenger fare.

Rosemary Newman holds a photo of her mother, Hazel Mae Nichols, whose ashes were dispersed during a memorial service on the Edmonds-Kingston ferry route. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Cho Lee gathers flowers for arrangements before the opening of the Mukilteo Farmers Market at Lighthouse Park in 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Mukilteo Farmers Market will take the summer off

Organizers are seeking new volunteers, and a manager is needed to reboot the market.

Cho Lee gathers flowers for arrangements before the opening of the Mukilteo Farmers Market at Lighthouse Park in 2016. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
From left, Lindsey Gard, Penny Campbell and Inanna Liaw pose in a landscaped area of the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood, where they planted blueberries and put down padding under fitness equipment for their Silver Award project. The three belong to Girl Scout Troop 41246. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

3 girls, 40 blueberry bushes and a Silver Award

Girl Scouts improve Lynnwood park: “We wanted to do something big that would help our community.”

From left, Lindsey Gard, Penny Campbell and Inanna Liaw pose in a landscaped area of the Interurban Trail in Lynnwood, where they planted blueberries and put down padding under fitness equipment for their Silver Award project. The three belong to Girl Scout Troop 41246. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

In Japan, adulthood starts at 20 — and it’s a national holiday

Students celebrated Coming of Age Day in a ceremony at Everett Community College.

Giving away firewood put these guys in the global spotlight

Shane McDaniel and his twin sons of Lake Stevens split 40 cords for the needy. It led to fame.

‘Super blood wolf moon’ coming Sunday night to a sky near you

The weather might damper the view during the total lunar eclipse. But it’s worth it to look anyway.