Julie Muhlstein

Carolyn Hetherwick Goza, a member of Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, models a period dress at the church that would have been appropriate Sunday garb in 1892. Goza will perform an historical skit at Sunday’s “Celebrating God’s Love” concert, an event at First Presbyterian marking the 125th anniversaries of five Everett churches. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

These Everett churches were born in a time of lawlessness

All started the same year, they will mark their 125th anniversaries with a joint concert.

Carolyn Hetherwick Goza, a member of Everett’s First Presbyterian Church, models a period dress at the church that would have been appropriate Sunday garb in 1892. Goza will perform an historical skit at Sunday’s “Celebrating God’s Love” concert, an event at First Presbyterian marking the 125th anniversaries of five Everett churches. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett woman’s friend ‘came running up with tears in her eyes’

Snohomish County residents in Las Vegas describe chaos Sunday night, then a somber Monday morning.

Abby Beauchamp, who was born with a facial condition that has brought her negative attention for much of her life, is introduced to a room filled with three classes of fifth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lake Stevens, Friday. The kids are reading the book “Wonder,” which is about a child with a similar condition. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Marysville alumna asks students to not judge others’ looks

The elementary students read ‘Wonder,’ about a boy who looks different — a story she empathizes with.

Abby Beauchamp, who was born with a facial condition that has brought her negative attention for much of her life, is introduced to a room filled with three classes of fifth-graders at Hillcrest Elementary School in Lake Stevens, Friday. The kids are reading the book “Wonder,” which is about a child with a similar condition. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Kayden Blanco, 4, looks up at dog handler Lisa Akin, who holds 11-year-old yellow Lab mix Risa on her lap. Akin was helping the boy read a book. Carmen, a 12-year-old black Lab mix wearing a hot pink party hat, watches politely as Kayden shares the book “A Duck on a Bike” with both dogs and Akin. Carmen and Risa retired Tuesday with a party at the Mukilteo Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

These old library dogs are ready for a new trick — retirement

After years of patiently listening to young readers, Carmen and Risa probably have heard enough.

Kayden Blanco, 4, looks up at dog handler Lisa Akin, who holds 11-year-old yellow Lab mix Risa on her lap. Akin was helping the boy read a book. Carmen, a 12-year-old black Lab mix wearing a hot pink party hat, watches politely as Kayden shares the book “A Duck on a Bike” with both dogs and Akin. Carmen and Risa retired Tuesday with a party at the Mukilteo Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Arlington’s Dave Allbee, a longtime drummer with the band Love Handles, died in May at age 63. (Courtesy of Phil Mitchell)

He played many roles, but drumming was his passion

David Andrew Allbee, a musician with a local band called the Love Handles, died May 17.

Arlington’s Dave Allbee, a longtime drummer with the band Love Handles, died in May at age 63. (Courtesy of Phil Mitchell)
Along with a few friends, student residents at Cedar Hall roast marshmallows, play Ping-Pong and talk around a fire in a secure open-air interior courtyard. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Close and comfy residence hall ‘changes whole culture’ of EvCC

The college calls it student housing, but Cedar Hall looks like a house of dreams.

Along with a few friends, student residents at Cedar Hall roast marshmallows, play Ping-Pong and talk around a fire in a secure open-air interior courtyard. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Alliance confronts race, climate, social issues

Communities of Color Coalition-350 Everett alliance to key on social issues, climate change

Jim Mathis, the Vietnam veteran whose Marysville garden was recently featured in The Herald, died Wednesday. Mathis, who suffered from PTSD and cancer, found solace in his beautiful garden. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Vietnam veteran Jim Mathis found peace in his garden

The Marysville man who served two tours died Wednesday after suffering from cancer and PTSD.

Jim Mathis, the Vietnam veteran whose Marysville garden was recently featured in The Herald, died Wednesday. Mathis, who suffered from PTSD and cancer, found solace in his beautiful garden. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Army nurse from Everett has vivid memories of ‘forgotten war’

Barbara Jean Nichols, 95, served near the front lines in Korea and Vietnam, and in Germany.

United Way Day of Caring effort focuses on babies, moms

Fluke employees created 260 new-mom kits to be distributed.

John Wolcott, Herald Business Journal’s founding editor, dies

He was devoted to family and lived his faith aiding pregnant women and new moms.

Nonprofit’s annual fundraiser already has $50K donor

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State fair honoree has seen both sides — judge and contestant

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Vietnam veteran with cancer finds solace in his garden

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Her ‘dream job’ building bridges with Japan comes to an end

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