Janice Podsada

Toni Munizza, a PE teacher, founded the Cathcart Elementary Unicycle club in 1991. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How a teacher created a lasting unicycle legacy in Cathcart

Around 1993, Toni Munizza the Cathcart Unicycle Club was formed. Some 28 years later, it’s still going strong.

 

Shinji Maeda steps out of his plane waving American and Japanese flags after completing his round-the-world tour that took him to 18 different countries on Friday, June 11, 2021 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

After 22,000 miles and 18 countries, he landed in Snohomish

Partially blind Japanese native Shinji Maeda came to the U.S. to become an aviator. Then he toured the world.

 

Paul Dolan

Everett’s Aviation Technical Services welcomes a new CEO

The airplane repair company president will step into his role at a critical moment for the aerospace industry.

 

Vinbero, a wine bar and restaurant in Edmonds, is the new business venture of Kris Kelnero and Cali Kelnero.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Vinbero, a new wine bar, opens in downtown Edmonds

Priced out of the home real estate market, the Kelneros invested their down payment in a second business.

Vinbero, a wine bar and restaurant in Edmonds, is the new business venture of Kris Kelnero and Cali Kelnero.   (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Alaska anticipates a full schedule at Paine Field by spring

The airline says it will have 13 daily departures by fall and 18 by next spring — “possibly earlier.”

An Alaska Airline plane lands at Paine Field Saturday on January 23, 2021. (Kevin Clark/The Herald)

Support for clean-tech and ‘blue-tech’ entrepreneurs

The Northwest Innovation Resource Center is partnering with the CleanTech Alliance and Washington Maritime Blue.

Jackson Quall, grandson of former owner Martha Quall, wipes down surfaces in preparation for re-opening on Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Family member swoops in to save popular Sisters restaurant

The now-retired owner’s grandson is reopening the venerable Everett establishment this month.

Jackson Quall, grandson of former owner Martha Quall, wipes down surfaces in preparation for re-opening on Saturday, May 29, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Connect Casino Road Connect pairs with Ventures, a Seattle-based nonprofit, to help low-income entrepreneurs launch a new business or boost an existing one.  Suly Altamirano a Mountlake Terrace resident, with Patty Zavala, standing, went through the six-week program, and has now opened an online clothing and jewelry store. Shot on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Nonprofits help 6 new Snohomish County businesses launch

Connect Casino Road paired with Ventures to offer business classes to disadvantaged entrepreneurs.

Connect Casino Road Connect pairs with Ventures, a Seattle-based nonprofit, to help low-income entrepreneurs launch a new business or boost an existing one.  Suly Altamirano a Mountlake Terrace resident, with Patty Zavala, standing, went through the six-week program, and has now opened an online clothing and jewelry store. Shot on Monday, May 24, 2021 in Lynnwood, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Officials from SeaLevel Properties, Gracorp, the Port of Everett and the Snohomish County Council gather Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the new Waterfront Place Apartments at Waterfront Place Central near West Marine View Drive between 10th and 13th streets. The north building, with 135 apartments, opened to tenants earlier this month. The south building, with 131 units, is expected to open next year. May 26, 2021 (Janice Podsada / The Herald)

A first for the Port of Everett: Housing on the waterfront

Developers and port officials celebrated the opening of the first phase of the Waterfront Place Apartments.

Officials from SeaLevel Properties, Gracorp, the Port of Everett and the Snohomish County Council gather Wednesday to celebrate the opening of the new Waterfront Place Apartments at Waterfront Place Central near West Marine View Drive between 10th and 13th streets. The north building, with 135 apartments, opened to tenants earlier this month. The south building, with 131 units, is expected to open next year. May 26, 2021 (Janice Podsada / The Herald)
A flight to Las Vegas is boarding Wednesday afternoon at Paine Field in Everett on May 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Alaska Airlines to double Everett flight schedule this fall

The Paine Field terminal is expected to offer at least 12 daily flights by October. In 2019, there were 24.

A flight to Las Vegas is boarding Wednesday afternoon at Paine Field in Everett on May 19, 2021.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
NorthPoint Development plans to construct nine industrial buildings at this site at the Cascade Industrial Center. (City of Marysville) 20210518

9 massive buildings planned at Cascade Industrial Center

NorthPoint Development plans to invest $400 million, and then some, in a business park that spans Marysville and Arlington.

NorthPoint Development plans to construct nine industrial buildings at this site at the Cascade Industrial Center. (City of Marysville) 20210518
Chai Cupboard is a new loose tea and spice shop downtown, owned by Jeni Ellis and husband Tim, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

New downtown Everett store offers loose tea and spices

Bring your tea caddy or spice jar: Chai Cupboard carries more than 100 teas and 100 spices.

Chai Cupboard is a new loose tea and spice shop downtown, owned by Jeni Ellis and husband Tim, on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Students use a modular skills trainer during class Thursday morning at Edmonds Community College on April 29, 2021.
(Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Nurses Week, from May 6- 12, honors the nation’s caregivers

Local nursing students and faculty say they couldn’t let the pandemic get in the way of their goals.

Students use a modular skills trainer during class Thursday morning at Edmonds Community College on April 29, 2021.
(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Highland Simulant, a simulated lunar soil made by Off Planet Research, pours from a researcher's hands. Photo credit: Off Planet Research

Space company makes a soft landing at the Port of Everett

Off Planet Research creates simulated lunar soils here, so that moon landers can touch down gently.

Highland Simulant, a simulated lunar soil made by Off Planet Research, pours from a researcher's hands. Photo credit: Off Planet Research
The Waterfront Place Apartments north building at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place cold see residents moving in by May 15. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Now playing at the Port of Everett: sudden density

New Waterfront Place Apartments open May 15 at the port — local retailers welcome the influx.

The Waterfront Place Apartments north building at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Place cold see residents moving in by May 15. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Owners Krista and Eric Brown sit among rows of wines at The Grape & Grain, a new independent beer and wine store on Evergreen Way, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

New Everett wine and beer shop focuses on local brands

The Grape & Grain store offers wine and beer from “our backyard” — Washington, Oregon and California.

Owners Krista and Eric Brown sit among rows of wines at The Grape & Grain, a new independent beer and wine store on Evergreen Way, on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field airport on June 6, 2019. The operations center is located next the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Janice Podsada / Herald file)

FedEx said to be in talks to take over Dreamlifter center

The air cargo carrier would need federal approval to establish regular service from Paine Field in Everett.

The Dreamlifter Operations Center at Paine Field airport on June 6, 2019. The operations center is located next the Boeing Future of Flight Aviation Center. (Janice Podsada / Herald file)
Garry Clark, the new CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

At a tough time, a new CEO leads local economic development

Garry Clark has taken the helm at Economic Alliance Snohomish County, where job one is pandemic recovery.

Garry Clark, the new CEO of Economic Alliance Snohomish County (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Randy White helps transport dogs from a Fetch airplane to cars waiting on the tarmac to transport the animals to The NOAH Center and PAWS on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Go, dogs, go! Cats, too — on a charter flight from California

Wings of Rescue, which airlifts companion animals, made a big delivery to Everett for local shelters.

Randy White helps transport dogs from a Fetch airplane to cars waiting on the tarmac to transport the animals to The NOAH Center and PAWS on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Renovated Port of Everett terminal gets first cargo customer

The 655-foot Westwood Columbia is the first ship to call at the newly upgraded South Terminal dock.

The 214-foot tall cranes work to unload their first cargo shipments at South Terminal at the Port of Everett on Thursday, April 8, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)