Andrea Brown

A car drives into the Soper Hill Center past construction on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville’s second Chick-fil-A planned in new Soper Hill development

Groundbreaking is proposed for February 2024, in a new shopping center across the street from Lake Stevens city limits.

A car drives into the Soper Hill Center past construction on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A group of travelers aboard the MV Suquamish watch from the sun deck as MV Tokitae passes starboard side on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in the waters near Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

With 1 Seattle ferry down, Edmonds-Kingston route could be affected

It is unlikely the Mukilteo-Clinton route will be impacted. Edmonds-Kingston may be as the boat shuffle continues.

A group of travelers aboard the MV Suquamish watch from the sun deck as MV Tokitae passes starboard side on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, in the waters near Clinton, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Ride the rails on Amtrak Cascades from Everett to Portland

Make new friends and let Amtrak do the driving on this 5-hour trip past sea, city and forest.

A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Ride the rails on Amtrak Cascades from Everett to Portland

Make new friends and let Amtrak do the driving on this 5-hour trip past sea, city and forest.

A view of King Street Station in Seattle, Washington from an Amtrak Cascades train to Portland, Oregon from Everett, Washington on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
The MV Puyallup, a ferry capable of carrying 202 cars, offloads at the Edmonds Ferry dock on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Two-boat ferry service resumes Friday on the Edmonds-Kingston route

Mechanical issues docked the 188-car vessel Spokane on Wednesday and Thursday

The MV Puyallup, a ferry capable of carrying 202 cars, offloads at the Edmonds Ferry dock on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 in Edmonds, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Bob Martin, 82, poses for a photo at The Stag Barbershop in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snohomish’s rogue barber retires, passes keys to new ‘opinionated’ owner

“I wanted someone to carry on the legacy,” said Bob Martin, 82, who was fined $90,000 for defying the governor’s stay-home order.

Bob Martin, 82, poses for a photo at The Stag Barbershop in Snohomish, Washington on Wednesday, March 22, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Mukilteo City Council member Jason Moon poses for a photo with his campaign sign along Mukilteo Speedway in Mukilteo, Washington, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

He’s unopposed for Mukilteo City Council, but running a campaign anyway

Appointed, then uncontested, Jason Moon wants people to know who he is. So he put up campaign signs.

Mukilteo City Council member Jason Moon poses for a photo with his campaign sign along Mukilteo Speedway in Mukilteo, Washington, on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
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Hog wild: Peoples Bank unleashes 1,000 piggy banks with $10 inside

The piggy banks with a belly of cash are finders keepers, including in Snohomish County. The grand prize is $1,000.

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Lines of cars form at the newly opened Shake Shack drive-thru location in Lynnwood, Washington on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Shake Shack sizzles into the burger scene in Lynnwood by the mall

The first Snohomish County site for the eatery with a cult following has a drive-thru and desserts for humans and dogs.

Lines of cars form at the newly opened Shake Shack drive-thru location in Lynnwood, Washington on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Tom Vick, longtime Evergreen Speedway photographer, in the early 2000s. (North Fork Photo)

Memorial lap at Monroe track to honor longtime photographer

Tom Vick was a goldsmith, volunteer firefighter and racetrack historian. On Saturday, family members will drive his ’94 blue Bronco.

Tom Vick, longtime Evergreen Speedway photographer, in the early 2000s. (North Fork Photo)
Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb, stars of "Unsellable Houses." (HGTV)

Season 4 of HGTV’s ‘Unsellable Houses’ with Snohomish twins starts Sunday

See the sisters on HGTV or in person at a fundraiser Sept. 15 on First Street for Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Leslie Davis, left, and Lyndsay Lamb, stars of "Unsellable Houses." (HGTV)
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Seeing triple? 3 ferries on Edmonds-Kingston route for six days

Extra sailings are coming due to temporary closure of Seattle-Bainbridge route to cars, motorcycles and even bicycles.

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Roger Bel Air teaches a beginners pickleball clinic at the Frances Anderson Center on Monday, July 31, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Edmonds pickleball crusader teaches the game in prisons and gyms

Roger BelAir, 76, goes behind bars every chance he gets. Around here, he teaches at rec centers.

Roger Bel Air teaches a beginners pickleball clinic at the Frances Anderson Center on Monday, July 31, 2023 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
FILE - Legendary game show host Bob Barker, 83, waves goodbye as he tapes his final episode of "The Price Is Right," in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Barker signed off from 35 years on the game show and 50 years in daytime TV in the same low-key, genial fashion that made him one of daytime TV's biggest stars. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Late Bob Barker’s roots were not so deep in ‘timber town’ of Darrington

Barker moved as a youngster and didn’t come back much, if ever, to mingle. But some fans have come looking for his birthplace.

FILE - Legendary game show host Bob Barker, 83, waves goodbye as he tapes his final episode of "The Price Is Right," in Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Barker signed off from 35 years on the game show and 50 years in daytime TV in the same low-key, genial fashion that made him one of daytime TV's biggest stars. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Traffic moves north and south along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jammed roads, busy airports: Labor Day weekend travel starts … now!

Even with gas over $5 a gallon, many people will embark on the last fling of summer, with 400,000 on ferries.

Traffic moves north and south along I-5 through Everett on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Guam Grub owner and head chef Julita Atoigue-Javier, center left, stands behind the counter with her brother-in-law Angelo Javier, left, and sons Timothy, 13, and John, 21, right, on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Everett Mall in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Say hello — or ‘Hafa Adai’ — to Guam Grub at Everett Mall

Chamorro cuisine is a heaping melting pot of cultures and tastes. For some in Everett, it brings back tastes of home.

Guam Grub owner and head chef Julita Atoigue-Javier, center left, stands behind the counter with her brother-in-law Angelo Javier, left, and sons Timothy, 13, and John, 21, right, on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at the Everett Mall in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A pear from the Fowler Pear Tree at Barbara Brennen Dobro Park in Mukilteo, Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 09, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Pick a pear at pocket park the size of a pear tree in Mukilteo

Barbara Brennan Dobro Park, site of a historic tree, is among the tiny gems to explore near the waterfront.

A pear from the Fowler Pear Tree at Barbara Brennen Dobro Park in Mukilteo, Washington on Wednesday, Aug. 09, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
People come and go during the lunch hour at Arnies restaurant on Friday, August 11, 2023, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Readers share their Mukilteo Arnies memories; final happy hour Sunday

The mainstay restaurant of 44 years is closing. Guest: “Arnies, you’ve been a pal.”

People come and go during the lunch hour at Arnies restaurant on Friday, August 11, 2023, in Mukilteo, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kenzie Norton, 10, plays a part of the song "Baby Bumblebee" on piano painted by Amber Forrest in front of the Imagine Children’s Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Pianos return to sidewalks of downtown Everett for Street Tunes

The city’s interactive art project is back from a pandemic break. Plink away until Sept. 14.

Kenzie Norton, 10, plays a part of the song "Baby Bumblebee" on piano painted by Amber Forrest in front of the Imagine Children’s Museum on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Michael Durkee, 15, left, holds a tape measure for Jeff Forbes, 60, right, at the Wayside Chapel along U.S. 2 in Monroe, Washington on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Michael Durkee, 15, is leading the effort for his Eagle Scout project. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Tiny Wayside Chapel near Sultan gets a super Scout makeover

The 7-by-11 foot chapel built in 1962 is open all hours for weddings, piety and curiosity, thanks in part to a pair of Eagle Scouts.

Michael Durkee, 15, left, holds a tape measure for Jeff Forbes, 60, right, at the Wayside Chapel along U.S. 2 in Monroe, Washington on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Michael Durkee, 15, is leading the effort for his Eagle Scout project. (Annie Barker / The Herald)