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Jon Meggison from Lynnwood has more than 20 films under belt and stars in the indie film "Conjuring The Beyond”. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lynnwood to Hollywood: Local actor finds success on the big screen

Jon Meggison learned to act from YouTube tutorials. Now, he works with actors like Danny Trejo.

 

Lucy Mason, circa 1959. (Courtesy of Everett Clinic)

Everett Clinic’s first woman physician, Lucy Mason, dies at 92

Mason began her career at a time when being a medical doctor was almost exclusively a man’s profession.

 

Bruce Johnson has an exhibit on the history of clowns at the Lynnwood Library in Lynnwood, Washington on August 11, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Clown historian takes the funny business very seriously

Bruce Johnson, a.k.a “Charlie the Juggling Clown,” wants to pass his craft down to future generations.

 

Josh Haazard Stands inside his workspace, the HaazLab, where he creates a variety of cosplay props and other creative gadgets, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at his home in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This contraption crafter turns junk into sci-fi weaponry

Joshamee “The Chief” Haazard is a costume prop maker in Monroe. He transforms trash into treasure.

Josh Haazard Stands inside his workspace, the HaazLab, where he creates a variety of cosplay props and other creative gadgets, on Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, at his home in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
"Freedom Pig" ran wild in Arlington for close to a week. A group effort led to it's capture. (Photo provided)

Ham on the lam: ‘Freedom Pig’ finally caught in Arlington

An escaped pig was on the run for a week. The search brought the community together.

"Freedom Pig" ran wild in Arlington for close to a week. A group effort led to it's capture. (Photo provided)
Rebecca Suryan, an alpaca breeder of over 20 years, gets in the pen with some of her younger male animals Monday, March 28, 2022, at Alpacas from MaRS in Snohomish, Washington. Males and females are kept separate because unlike most animals, they do not have a breeding season and will reproduce any time of the year if left together. The alpacas are herd animals, so they are kept in groups of three or more on the farm. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

This Snohomish couple is enchanted with alpacas from MaRS

Two decades ago, they ditched the suburbs and started raising the fleecy creatures. Today, they’ve grown their herd to about 40 animals.

Rebecca Suryan, an alpaca breeder of over 20 years, gets in the pen with some of her younger male animals Monday, March 28, 2022, at Alpacas from MaRS in Snohomish, Washington. Males and females are kept separate because unlike most animals, they do not have a breeding season and will reproduce any time of the year if left together. The alpacas are herd animals, so they are kept in groups of three or more on the farm. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Daniel and Dee Sales laugh as they improvise a tune together before a student recital Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Music duo continues to teach locally from thousands of miles away

Dee and Daniel Sales moved their studio online when COVID hit and now tutor local students from New York state.

Daniel and Dee Sales laugh as they improvise a tune together before a student recital Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at Bothell United Methodist Church in Bothell, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Zak Stoltz with his dog Boba. (Rita Andrade)

A filmmaker from Mukilteo takes on ‘Everything Everywhere’

The Kamiak High School graduate led a shockingly small five-person visual effects team for the hit film.

Zak Stoltz with his dog Boba. (Rita Andrade)
Bailey Hendrickson, owner of Adorable Potato Creations, with one of her specialty plushies called Totally Normal Non Suspicious Duck on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

This self-taught seamstress crafts cute and cuddly plushies

Everett’s Bailey Hendrickson sells homemade stuffed animals and art under the name Adorable Potato.

Bailey Hendrickson, owner of Adorable Potato Creations, with one of her specialty plushies called Totally Normal Non Suspicious Duck on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A blueberry banana cake created by Jennifer Savage of CityBones, a dog treat bakery out of Darrington, Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

These handmade dog treats are doggone delicious

Darrington resident Jennifer Savage aims to make Bark-ery, her dog treat bakery, a full-time gig.

A blueberry banana cake created by Jennifer Savage of CityBones, a dog treat bakery out of Darrington, Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bruce Englehardt of Marysville, a.k.a. "SounderBruce" is a major local Wikipedia editor and spends time researching local history at the Everett Public Library and Allen Library at the University of Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Meet Marysville’s Wikipedia workhorse

Bruce Englehardt spends about 40 hours a week working on the online encyclopedia. He has more than 80,000 edits.

Bruce Englehardt of Marysville, a.k.a. "SounderBruce" is a major local Wikipedia editor and spends time researching local history at the Everett Public Library and Allen Library at the University of Washington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Albert the frog soars with wings made from feathers in this illustration from the children's book "Albert: A Frog and His Dream," written by Doug Warren. (Illustration by Keegan Williams)

When frogs fly: His book encourages children to dream big

Doug Warren of Lake Stevens turned his daughter’s bedtime story into a published book.

Albert the frog soars with wings made from feathers in this illustration from the children's book "Albert: A Frog and His Dream," written by Doug Warren. (Illustration by Keegan Williams)
Emiliana Chávez stands in front of her flagship garage at the intersection of Evergreen and Casino on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

At Emily’s Garage in Everett, there is no glass ceiling

It’s one of the few woman-owned auto repair shops in a male-dominated industry.

Emiliana Chávez stands in front of her flagship garage at the intersection of Evergreen and Casino on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lara Turner is an indie game designer who writes tabletop role-playing games and explores gender and trans identity. Photographed at her home in Everett, Washington on February 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Dragons and dice rolls: how one writer explores gender

Everett’s Lara Turner delves into her transgender experience and table-top role-playing games.

Lara Turner is an indie game designer who writes tabletop role-playing games and explores gender and trans identity. Photographed at her home in Everett, Washington on February 7, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Various vintage androids that are created from up-cycled, repurposed and recycled kitchenware, coffee kettles and other metals by Amy Knutson at her home workshop in of Everett, Washington.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This retired accountant turns old kitchenware into robots

Everett’s Amy Knutson recycles old utensils and vintage canisters into ‘found-object art androids.’

Various vintage androids that are created from up-cycled, repurposed and recycled kitchenware, coffee kettles and other metals by Amy Knutson at her home workshop in of Everett, Washington.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Joshua Jacobson opened a video game store in Lake Stevens, Washington called Stupid Geeks as result of COVID. Jacobson needed a brick and mortar to contains his inventory.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Lake Stevens shop deals in nostalgia for all things 8-bit

Stupid Geeks owner Joshua Jacobson wants his store to be a hub for retro video game enthusiasts.

Joshua Jacobson opened a video game store in Lake Stevens, Washington called Stupid Geeks as result of COVID. Jacobson needed a brick and mortar to contains his inventory.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lauren VanderLugt and Vienna Wong cast lines for squid Monday night on the Edmonds Fishing Pier on October 11, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Jigging for squid: Why winter anglers gather on local piers

They’re in search of the slippery, savory cephalopods — and a tasty plate of calamari afterward.

Lauren VanderLugt and Vienna Wong cast lines for squid Monday night on the Edmonds Fishing Pier on October 11, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Carlos Raphael of Everett runs an indie comic studio called Champion Comics. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Up, up and away: Everett man finds audience for superhero comics

Thorvald the Viking and The Night Demon are a few of the heroes in Carlos Raphael’s comic books.

Carlos Raphael of Everett runs an indie comic studio called Champion Comics. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Pacific Ice rink under construction at Port of Everett on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Port of Everett unveils seasonal ice rink on the waterfront

The outdoor rink will be open through the end of January. The port plans for it to return annually.

The Pacific Ice rink under construction at Port of Everett on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Darren Nielson runs trivia night at Brews Almighty in Everett on October 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett’s trivia man crafts questions for a living

Darren Nielson left his job at Boeing and has since become a full-time trivia host.

Darren Nielson runs trivia night at Brews Almighty in Everett on October 27, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)