Julie Muhlstein

Idamae Schack died Jan. 7 at age 102. She and her husband John Schack gave millions of dollars to support local arts and cultural organizations. The Schack Art Center is named in their honor. (Michael O'Leary/Herald file photo)

Idamae Schack, an angel of the arts in Everett, dies at 102

She and her husband John Schack donated millions of dollars to support cultural causes in Everett.

 

Marc Lamont Hill will speak about race, politics and American life in an online presentation Wednesday as part of Everett Community College's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. (Everett Community College)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy to be honored in new ways

Pandemic means changes in how the community will celebrate. Virtual and drive-by events are planned.

 

Dr. Ryan Keay,  emergency department medical director at Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, was at ground zero during an unprecedented battle to save lives.

Photographed on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Historic and chaotic is how Prov’s emergency leader sees 2020

Dr. Ryan Keay says “the science just wasn’t there” in the days after Everett hospital first saw COVID.

 

A Mob City jammer, "CMonster," skates in a holiday scrimmage at the Everett Skate Deck on Dec. 9, 2018. An online fundraising effort has been started to help support the skating venue during the pandemic. (Anthony Floyd photo)

Skate Deck hopes to open for customers, not take donations

A roller skating coach has launched an online fundraiser, wants to help the place he fears may close.

A Mob City jammer, "CMonster," skates in a holiday scrimmage at the Everett Skate Deck on Dec. 9, 2018. An online fundraising effort has been started to help support the skating venue during the pandemic. (Anthony Floyd photo)
The Everett Music Initiative team, (from left) Ryan Crowther, Nate Feaster and Michael Hannon. (Everett Music Initiative)

A step toward keeping music alive in the pandemic, beyond

With Snohomish County Music Project as fiscal sponsor, Fisherman’s festival group can get donations.

The Everett Music Initiative team, (from left) Ryan Crowther, Nate Feaster and Michael Hannon. (Everett Music Initiative)
Julie Muhlstein and her dog, Oscar, out for a walk last week at the Everett waterfront. (Contributed photo)

If the pandemic profoundly changed your life, tell us how

With the COVID-19 toll still rising, the day-to-day world of last January seems a distant memory.

Julie Muhlstein and her dog, Oscar, out for a walk last week at the Everett waterfront. (Contributed photo)
Patrick Crosby next to his tree with photographs of fallen military members, dedicated to Gold Star Mothers and Families, on his property Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tree is a tribute to those who served and gave their lives

Lynnwood’s Patrick Crosby wasn’t in the military, but he felt it was time to “give something back.”

Patrick Crosby next to his tree with photographs of fallen military members, dedicated to Gold Star Mothers and Families, on his property Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Ed Bremer, KSER radio's longtime public affairs director and host of the "Sound Living" program, died last week at 68. (Photo courtesy KSER.)

A truth seeker, KSER’s Ed Bremer leaves public radio legacy

People who worked with him and those who were his subjects recall his fairness, honesty and work ethic.

Ed Bremer, KSER radio's longtime public affairs director and host of the "Sound Living" program, died last week at 68. (Photo courtesy KSER.)
Chelsie Assink and her daughter Paisley, of Bellingham, walk through lights at the front entrance to look at the Wintertide Lights at Evergreen Arboretum in Legion Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Washington. For the first time, the Evergreen Arboretum is lit up for the holidays. The Wintertide Lights will be up through New Year's Eve and open from dusk to 8 p.m.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gardens of holiday lights bring cheer at Evergreen Arboretum

The display is up through New Year’s Eve as volunteers look ahead to Wintertide Lights for 2021.

Chelsie Assink and her daughter Paisley, of Bellingham, walk through lights at the front entrance to look at the Wintertide Lights at Evergreen Arboretum in Legion Park on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 in Everett, Washington. For the first time, the Evergreen Arboretum is lit up for the holidays. The Wintertide Lights will be up through New Year's Eve and open from dusk to 8 p.m.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
An ICE Detention Center sign hangs on the chainlink fence surrounding the nativity scene in front of the Edmonds Luther Church on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Nativity in a cage tells ‘overlooked part of Christmas story’

Edmonds Lutheran Church’s display came about after a group’s immersion trip to the U.S.-Mexico border.

An ICE Detention Center sign hangs on the chainlink fence surrounding the nativity scene in front of the Edmonds Luther Church on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020 in Edmonds, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Superior Court Judge Eric Lucas is retiring after 16 years on the bench. The former Mariner High School student was its first ASB president, went to Harvard Law School, and as an undergrad majored in creative writing. Photographed at Snohomish County Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Judge Lucas leaving the bench, but not his healing mission

He brought racial diversity to Superior Court. In retirement, he’ll focus on therapeutic justice.

Superior Court Judge Eric Lucas is retiring after 16 years on the bench. The former Mariner High School student was its first ASB president, went to Harvard Law School, and as an undergrad majored in creative writing. Photographed at Snohomish County Courthouse on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Members of the Providence General Children’s Association Teddy Bear Breakfast Committee in 2018. (Contributed photo)

Providence General Children’s Association: 70 years helping

Hospital gift shop volunteers and other members support Camp Prov, autism center, scholarships, more.

Members of the Providence General Children’s Association Teddy Bear Breakfast Committee in 2018. (Contributed photo)
Tonja Jones unloads bags of coat donations outside of the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

She lost a loved one to violence but manages, yearly, to give

For the 11th year, Tonja Jones donated coats in memory of a nephew who was fatally stabbed.

Tonja Jones unloads bags of coat donations outside of the Everett Gospel Mission on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Myli Maytrichith, 12, with little brother Tyson, 4, outside of their home that is currently being rebuilt after catching fire last March on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

4 near-tragedies that were averted by these Red Cross Heroes

In addition, a prolific pandemic mask maker and a disaster site volunteer were honored Dec. 10.

Myli Maytrichith, 12, with little brother Tyson, 4, outside of their home that is currently being rebuilt after catching fire last March on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Julie Muhlstein's mother, Jeanne Ahrens, on a Christmas past in Spokane. She died Nov. 20 at age 98. (Contributed photo)

After loss of Mom, memories live on, with much to celebrate

In this coronavirus holiday season, we’re all seeking ways to carry on — perhaps making new traditions.

Julie Muhlstein's mother, Jeanne Ahrens, on a Christmas past in Spokane. She died Nov. 20 at age 98. (Contributed photo)
Jon Wilson, who handcrafted toy blocks, unloads wrapped wooden block baskets for donation to the Sky Valley Food Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He plays Santa with a saw and sander, making blocks to give

Christmas House won’t open this year due to COVID, but its toys will be distributed at area food banks.

Jon Wilson, who handcrafted toy blocks, unloads wrapped wooden block baskets for donation to the Sky Valley Food Bank on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 in Monroe, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The 2021 Historic Everett calendar focuses on the city’s railroad past, present and future. (Historic Everett, Jack O’Donnell collection photo)

A nostalgic glimpse at how trains shaped Everett

“There is a romance to it,” says a Historic Everett member who researched railroads for a 2021 calendar.

The 2021 Historic Everett calendar focuses on the city’s railroad past, present and future. (Historic Everett, Jack O’Donnell collection photo)
A worker unloads two-by-fours from a forklift as construction continues on the new Compass Health project on 33rd Street on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Compass Health got a $1 million grant from Sunderland Foundation, a boost to its Broadway Redevelopment Project in Everett. First phase is a five-story, 82-unit apartment building for supportive housing, second phase is a behavioral health services building to replace the 70-year-old brick building on Broadway. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

$1 million grant boosts Compass Health project on Broadway

The housing complex is the first phase of redevelopment for an agency that helps those with mental health issues.

A worker unloads two-by-fours from a forklift as construction continues on the new Compass Health project on 33rd Street on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Washington. Compass Health got a $1 million grant from Sunderland Foundation, a boost to its Broadway Redevelopment Project in Everett. First phase is a five-story, 82-unit apartment building for supportive housing, second phase is a behavioral health services building to replace the 70-year-old brick building on Broadway. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Volunteers of America and Farmer Frog load food stuffs during a drive-thru distribution at Everett Mall Friday November 20, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Drive-through food pantry packs Everett Mall parking lot

“The need is just overwhelming,” VOA volunteer said as hundreds of cars lined up for groceries.

Volunteers of America and Farmer Frog load food stuffs during a drive-thru distribution at Everett Mall Friday November 20, 2020. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Richard Hanks talks about his book "Solemn, the Drums Thrill: Essays on the Fallen Heroes of Stanwood Camano: WW I to Afghanistan" outside the Stanwood Area Historical Society on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Names on memorial, the stories of war dead told in new book

Stanwood-Camano historian, Lincoln scholar Richard Hanks spans decades in “Solemn, the Drums Thrill.”

Richard Hanks talks about his book "Solemn, the Drums Thrill: Essays on the Fallen Heroes of Stanwood Camano: WW I to Afghanistan" outside the Stanwood Area Historical Society on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020 in Stanwood, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)