Julie Muhlstein

Norwegian born artist Inger Hutton became a U.S. Citizen last month after living about three decades in Everett. She decided it was time she became a voter. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

After decades in Everett, it was time to be a U.S. citizen

Artist Inger Hutton, who once co-owned local farmers market, looks forward to casting her first vote.

 

Bothell’s Susan Zahler, 59, and her daughter Alicia Lochrie, 33, (right) survived the Las Vegas shooting rampage that killed 58 people at a country-music festival on Oct. 1, 2017. The women have struggled with the aftereffects of what they saw, heard and survived. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Too many triggers’ bring back the horror of Vegas shootings

Bothell woman and daughter survived 2017 country-music festival rampage, but live with aftereffects.

 

Tim Knopf, 60, with his wife, Jackie, has lived in Everett since 1978. He recalled years of efforts by the late Drew Nielsen to bring a pedestrian bridge to the waterfront. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Wowed by footbridge, onlookers share memories of waterfront

Everett’s pedestrian span has been a dream for decades. Some recall when millworkers took the stairs.

 

A window in Saint Joseph’s House was made with pieces of broken glass and placed over the existing window by the clothing bank’s founder, Lenora Bruce. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Saint Joseph’s House has clothed people in need since 2006

Lenora Bruce, a single mother of six whose family was once helped, founded the Marysville nonprofit.

A window in Saint Joseph’s House was made with pieces of broken glass and placed over the existing window by the clothing bank’s founder, Lenora Bruce. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Everett’s LaVerne Bunney, who celebrated her 110th birthday with her big family in April, died Sept. 16. “What a good example she was,” her daughter said. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In her 110 years, LaVerne Bunney ‘had an incredible life’

Born in North Dakota in 1909, Everett woman celebrated in April with generations of family members.

Everett’s LaVerne Bunney, who celebrated her 110th birthday with her big family in April, died Sept. 16. “What a good example she was,” her daughter said. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Everett Community College is introducing a new Trojan design as the college’s symbol of student spirit and athletics. The design incorporates the Feather Star, EvCC’s official logo, in the Trojan’s cape. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

New EvCC Trojan: The makeover incorporates symbol of rebirth

College keeps Feather Star, an image of sculpture that survived fatal ’87 fire, as its official logo.

Everett Community College is introducing a new Trojan design as the college’s symbol of student spirit and athletics. The design incorporates the Feather Star, EvCC’s official logo, in the Trojan’s cape. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
A “Home of the Falcons” painting still graces the bricks high on a wall at one end of the Everett Y’s 1920s gym. Long ago, the Falcons were YMCA basketball teams. From left Gael Gebow, Kristy Kentch and Zac Jagow, all Y staff members, look down on the vintage gymnasium from a wooden running track. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Celebrate Y’s past, ghost or no ghost, and usher in future

Contents of 1920 YMCA time capsule to be revealed before walk from downtown to new building on Colby.

A “Home of the Falcons” painting still graces the bricks high on a wall at one end of the Everett Y’s 1920s gym. Long ago, the Falcons were YMCA basketball teams. From left Gael Gebow, Kristy Kentch and Zac Jagow, all Y staff members, look down on the vintage gymnasium from a wooden running track. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Folksingers Bob Nelson (left) and Bruce Baker perform Tuesday for residents of Sunrise View retirement community in Everett. Nelson and his wife, Judy, recently moved to Sunrise View. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Folk duo’s songs for the ages are a gift for Everett seniors

Bob Nelson, who created musical archive of coffeehouse era, now lives with his wife at Sunrise View.

Folksingers Bob Nelson (left) and Bruce Baker perform Tuesday for residents of Sunrise View retirement community in Everett. Nelson and his wife, Judy, recently moved to Sunrise View. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Myrna Overstreet, a force behind the founding of the Imagine Children’s Museum, is shown here with some of her grandchildren and other kids at the museum’s 2004 opening. From left are Billy Burton, Matt Overstreet, Jake Burton and Caroline Overstreet, with their proud grandma behind Matt. Myrna Overstreet, 82, died Aug. 19. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Myrna Overstreet’s legacy: Imagine Children’s Museum and more

In a life devoted to family and community, she served long and well. Friends remember a caring spirit.

Myrna Overstreet, a force behind the founding of the Imagine Children’s Museum, is shown here with some of her grandchildren and other kids at the museum’s 2004 opening. From left are Billy Burton, Matt Overstreet, Jake Burton and Caroline Overstreet, with their proud grandma behind Matt. Myrna Overstreet, 82, died Aug. 19. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Arlington firefighter Aaron Boede, 30 (left), and acting Capt. Greg Koontz with a steel beam that was recovered from ground zero after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A memorial display at Arlington’s Fire Station 46 is visible from the street and open to the public. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Firefighters help today’s kids understand the meaning of 9/11

In Arlington, students can see and touch a 13-foot steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center.

Arlington firefighter Aaron Boede, 30 (left), and acting Capt. Greg Koontz with a steel beam that was recovered from ground zero after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. A memorial display at Arlington’s Fire Station 46 is visible from the street and open to the public. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Vasheti Quiros, executive director of the Snohomish County Music Project, is more than pleased with the former Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home facilities. The site on Everett’s Pacific Avenue is the nonprofit’s new home. Here, she shows a small room, circled by stained glass, used for drum circles and meditative activities. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Music therapy breathes life into former Everett funeral home

The Snohomish County Music Project moves downtown from what used to be a movie theater at the mall.

Vasheti Quiros, executive director of the Snohomish County Music Project, is more than pleased with the former Purdy & Walters with Cassidy Funeral Home facilities. The site on Everett’s Pacific Avenue is the nonprofit’s new home. Here, she shows a small room, circled by stained glass, used for drum circles and meditative activities. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
College banners hang from the ceiling in Johnathan Altermott’s math and AVID classroom at the newly built North Middle School. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

New North Middle School: ‘Kids in this community deserve it’

At last, there’s a modern and spacious campus for north Everett kids in sixth, seventh, eighth grades.

College banners hang from the ceiling in Johnathan Altermott’s math and AVID classroom at the newly built North Middle School. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Payten Bisson, a fifth-grader at Presidents Elementary, helps deliver school supplies to classrooms at her school. For the fourth year in a row, the Arlington School Board approved providing basic school supplies for all students in the district. (Arlington School District photo)

Arlington’s back-to-school gift: Basic supplies are provided

And in Everett, an A-plus Stuff the Bus drive collected items to fill more than 1,900 backpacks.

Payten Bisson, a fifth-grader at Presidents Elementary, helps deliver school supplies to classrooms at her school. For the fourth year in a row, the Arlington School Board approved providing basic school supplies for all students in the district. (Arlington School District photo)
In a quiet room at the Everett Public Library Monday, Vietnam War veteran Bradley Andrews, 69, begins telling his story to Civil Air Patrol members Zachary Colburn, 14,(foreground), and Kenneth Butcher, 15, who record his image and voice on an iPod. He begins with the lighter stuff, but it doesn’t take long to change. In Andrews’ laughter are hints of darker things. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Veterans’ stories: ‘Months of routine and moments of terror’

Military experiences will be preserved for all time, thanks to Library of Congress history project.

In a quiet room at the Everett Public Library Monday, Vietnam War veteran Bradley Andrews, 69, begins telling his story to Civil Air Patrol members Zachary Colburn, 14,(foreground), and Kenneth Butcher, 15, who record his image and voice on an iPod. He begins with the lighter stuff, but it doesn’t take long to change. In Andrews’ laughter are hints of darker things. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Sky River Rock Festival organizer Paul Dorpat (center with beard) at the 1968 Labor Day weekend event near Sultan. The La Conner author Tom Robbins is second from left at the event that drew big-name bands and thousands of people. (Courtesy Museum of Pop Culture)

Woodstock here? Not if county leaders in 1969 had their way

Hippies flocked to Sultan for Sky River Rock Festival in ’68. Today, big events come with regulations.

Sky River Rock Festival organizer Paul Dorpat (center with beard) at the 1968 Labor Day weekend event near Sultan. The La Conner author Tom Robbins is second from left at the event that drew big-name bands and thousands of people. (Courtesy Museum of Pop Culture)
Manager and head coach Frank Grambo and former players, Jodie Bilow, Heidi Hale and Jami Nyblod get ready to welcome the rest of the Marysville Little League Softball World Series team of 30 years ago. They will get together Saturday at Wenberg County Park. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Softball All-Stars remember ‘fun stuff’ from ’89 World Series

Now friends in their 40s, teammates from Marysville will reminisce over a winning Little League season.

Manager and head coach Frank Grambo and former players, Jodie Bilow, Heidi Hale and Jami Nyblod get ready to welcome the rest of the Marysville Little League Softball World Series team of 30 years ago. They will get together Saturday at Wenberg County Park. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
The 2017 documentary film “Angst,” exploring anxiety among children and teens, is available for viewing on the Everett School District’s website through Sept. 7. Ella McBride and her parents are part of the documentary “Angst.”

‘Angst’: A must-see film about kids’ fears comes to Everett

Olympian Michael Phelps talks of his struggles in a documentary school leaders hope you’ll see.

The 2017 documentary film “Angst,” exploring anxiety among children and teens, is available for viewing on the Everett School District’s website through Sept. 7. Ella McBride and her parents are part of the documentary “Angst.”
Dr. Olav and Anne Sola, in their younger and later years. In the early 1960s, they were the driving force behind the founding of Stevens Hospital, now Swedish Edmonds. Dr. Sola died in 2007 and Anne Sola died this year at 95. (Family photos)

‘Mrs. Stevens Hospital’ helped bring health care to Edmonds

What’s now Swedish Edmonds began with Dr. Olav Sola and others seeing need in south Snohomish County.

Dr. Olav and Anne Sola, in their younger and later years. In the early 1960s, they were the driving force behind the founding of Stevens Hospital, now Swedish Edmonds. Dr. Sola died in 2007 and Anne Sola died this year at 95. (Family photos)
Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin gives a pair of sunglasses to an 11-year-old girl named Deborah during a National Night Out gathering at Norton playfield in the Port Gardner Neighborhood. Looking on Tuesday is Andrea Tucker, leader of the Port Gardner Neighborhood Association. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

On a Night Out to talk it over, neighbors air their concerns

Police, firefighters and political leaders joined events where issues included homelessness.

Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin gives a pair of sunglasses to an 11-year-old girl named Deborah during a National Night Out gathering at Norton playfield in the Port Gardner Neighborhood. Looking on Tuesday is Andrea Tucker, leader of the Port Gardner Neighborhood Association. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden reads “It’s Only Stanley” by Jon Mgee to youngsters while visiting Sno-Isle’s Marysville Library last week with Congressman Rick Larsen. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Hayden is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Top librarian in the world’ is story-time star in Marysville

Library of Congress leader Carla Hayden visits Sno-Isle staff and sees a former colleague in Everett.

Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden reads “It’s Only Stanley” by Jon Mgee to youngsters while visiting Sno-Isle’s Marysville Library last week with Congressman Rick Larsen. Appointed by President Barack Obama, Hayden is the first woman and first African-American to hold the position. (Dan Bates / The Herald)