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Boeing engineer turns old ski gear into household essentials
If Lynnwood’s Brian Geppert isn’t on the slopes, then he’s turning skis into coat racks and bottle openers.
Mukilteo coffee roaster, 69, had personality as big as ‘thunderstorm’
“I knew at the first sip that this is what I wanted to do,” Gary Smith said. The founder of Mukilteo Coffee Roasters died this month.
The Wool Wagon to hit the streets of Whidbey Island
A self-described “professional yarn temptress” from Coupeville is setting up shop in a modified truck.
Annual nerd migration draws locals to Emerald City Comic Con
Geeks from across Snohomish County are in the tractor beam for the state’s big comic and pop culture convention in Seattle.
Drawing interest: Twin sisters never gave up on making their mark
Lynnwood sisters, Kelly and Nichole Matthews, got their big break a decade ago and now draw comics full time.
Knights of Mill Creek: In live-action fantasy game Amtgard, nerds rule
They dress as fantasy characters and whack folks with fake weapons in this fantasy game. Or maybe they just show off their crafting.
Local historians spotlight ‘unsung heroes’ of Snohomish County’s past
The Northwest Room at the Everett Public Library is a treasure trove for the state’s online encyclopedia, HistoryLink.org.
Fried dough on the go, from a woman who’s on the go
A decade after immigrating to the U.S., Alice Tum has mastered the art of making Hawaiian-style doughnuts and sells them from her own food trailer.
Gnome of the Month Club accepting new members
For $30 a month, you too can receive a surprise garden gnome in the mail, courtesy Ryan Tiland of Sultan.
9 Snohomish County crafters to check out this holiday season
From puzzle cubes to Mickey Mouse ears, locals have found a market online for niche products.
Traveling bartender wants to start a ‘Revolution by the Barrel’
Everett mixologist Nigel Lindsey works to hold cocktails to a higher standard.
Adventure-seeking cop finds new thrill in greeting cards
Mukilteo assistant police chief Andy Illyn unwinds by turning puns and dad jokes into greeting cards.
Monroe’s tiny House Balthazar makes macaron magic
Lisa Laidlaw left her corporate job to bake French macarons with big flavors.
Everett women’s football team owner wants sport to become ‘mainstream’
Nicole Pelham owns the Seattle Spartans, formerly known as the Everett Reign. She wants to grow the sport, but challenges abound.
It’s a dirty job, but this Edmonds man is up to do it
A plumber’s work is sometimes gross, says Miguel “Mike” Marinez, but for him the rewards outweigh the rats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.