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Michelle LeFevre and her Bernese mountain dog Kona sit in the shade in front of Kona’s Pond outside their home Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in Camano, Washington. LeFevre, a retired teacher, wrote the children’s book “On Kona’s Pond” which centers on her pup and the other creatures that call the pond home. LeFevre’s sister, Susan Cousineau McGough, illustrated the book with watercolor renditions of Kona and the pond. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Life ain’t so ruff ‘On Kona’s Pond’

A retired Camano Island teacher’s new children’s book, “On Kona’s Pond,” tells the story of her dog and his wild friends.

Michelle LeFevre and her Bernese mountain dog Kona sit in the shade in front of Kona’s Pond outside their home Wednesday, May 10, 2023, in Camano, Washington. LeFevre, a retired teacher, wrote the children’s book “On Kona’s Pond” which centers on her pup and the other creatures that call the pond home. LeFevre’s sister, Susan Cousineau McGough, illustrated the book with watercolor renditions of Kona and the pond. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Rachel Daniels makes a salami rose during a Charcuterie 101 Workshop at Machias Meadows in Snohomish, Washington on Sunday, May 7, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Snack queens share secrets to piecing together party platters that wow

Caterers Rachel Daniels and Mallori Rojas specialize in curating charcuterie boards. Here’s how they make their magic.

Rachel Daniels makes a salami rose during a Charcuterie 101 Workshop at Machias Meadows in Snohomish, Washington on Sunday, May 7, 2023. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
FILE - A Boeing 737 Max jet prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle, Sept. 30, 2020. Boeing said Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, that it took more than 200 net orders for passenger airplanes in December and finished 2022 with its best year since 2018, which was before two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max jet and a pandemic that choked off demand for new planes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Boeing inks deal for up to 300 737 Max planes with Ryanair

At Boeing’s list prices, the deal would be worth more than $40 billion if Ryanair exercises all the options.

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FILE - A Boeing 737 Max jet prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle, Sept. 30, 2020. Boeing said Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, that it took more than 200 net orders for passenger airplanes in December and finished 2022 with its best year since 2018, which was before two deadly crashes involving its 737 Max jet and a pandemic that choked off demand for new planes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett nuclear fusion energy company nets first customer: Microsoft

The Everett company, on a quest to produce carbon-free electricity, agreed to provide power to the software giant by 2028.

Dr. David Kirtley at the new Helion headquarters in Everett, Washington on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022  (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Hunter Mattson, center, is guided by Blake Horton, right, on a virtual welding simulation during a trade fair at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. High school kids learned about various trades at the event. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Trade fair gives Snohomish County kids glimpse of college alternatives

Showcasing the trades, the Trade Up event in Monroe drew hundreds of high school students from east Snohomish County.

Hunter Mattson, center, is guided by Blake Horton, right, on a virtual welding simulation during a trade fair at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. High school kids learned about various trades at the event. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
A Tesla Model Y Long Range is displayed on Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tesla Gallery in Troy, Mich.  Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, if more charging stations existed and if a wider variety of models were available. The models are coming, but they may roll out ahead of consumer tastes. And that could spell problems for the U.S. auto industry, which is sinking billions into the new technology with dozens of new vehicles on the way.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Tesla leases space at Marysville business park

Elon Musk’s electric car company reportedly leased a massive new building at the Cascade Business Park.

A Tesla Model Y Long Range is displayed on Feb. 24, 2021, at the Tesla Gallery in Troy, Mich.  Opinion polls show that most Americans would consider an EV if it cost less, if more charging stations existed and if a wider variety of models were available. The models are coming, but they may roll out ahead of consumer tastes. And that could spell problems for the U.S. auto industry, which is sinking billions into the new technology with dozens of new vehicles on the way.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
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Business Briefs: Pandemic recovery aid and workforce support program

Snohomish County launches small business COVID recovery program, and is now accepting NOFA grant applications.

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John M. Fluke Sr. award winner Dom Amor. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Dom Amor: Working behind the scenes to improve the region

Dom Amor is the recipient of this year’s John M. Fluke Sr. Award

John M. Fluke Sr. award winner Dom Amor. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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Four recognized for building a better community

Economic Alliance of Snohomish County hosts annual awards

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Elson S. Floyd Award winner NAACP President Janice Greene. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Janice Greene: An advocate for supplier diversity and BIPOC opportunities

The president of the Snohomish County NAACP since 2008 is the recipient of this year’s Elson S. Floyd Award.

Elson S. Floyd Award winner NAACP President Janice Greene. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Henry M. Jackson award winner Tom Lane. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tom Lane: An advocate for small and local businesses

The CEO of Dwayne Lane’s Auto Family is a recipient of this year’s Henry M. Jackson Award.

Henry M. Jackson award winner Tom Lane. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Opportunity Lives Here award winner Workforce Snohomish and director, Joy Emory. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Workforce Snohomish receives Opportunity Lives Here Award

Workforce offers a suite of free services to job seekers and businesses in Snohomish County.

Opportunity Lives Here award winner Workforce Snohomish and director, Joy Emory. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

National Small Business Week

Celebrate National Small Business week by visiting some local shops, restaurants, and breweries.

Andrea Brown, left, and Janice Podsada surrounded by America Online CDs. (Photo illustration by Kate Erickson & Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

We’ve got mail! And we’re still surfing the web with AOL email addresses

After 30 years, @aol.com is still around, a vestige of the internet’s Triassic era — and it still matters to, well, some of us.

Andrea Brown, left, and Janice Podsada surrounded by America Online CDs. (Photo illustration by Kate Erickson & Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
The top 12 Emerging Leader Award finalists (Melissa Siv not pictured) on Thursday, April 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Hayley Statema wins The Herald’s 2023 Emerging Leaders Award

The WSU Everett director of development and 11 finalists were honored Thursday at Schack Art Center in Everett.

The top 12 Emerging Leader Award finalists (Melissa Siv not pictured) on Thursday, April 13, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Rilee Louangphakdy (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Rilee Louangphakdy: A community volunteer since his teens

Volunteering lifted his spirits and connected him with others after the death of a family member.

Emerging Leader Rilee Louangphakdy (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Russell Wiita (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Emerging Leader: Russell Wiita guides his hometown through flames

The mayor of Sultan is taking lessons learned from the Bolt Creek fire into the future.

Emerging Leader Russell Wiita (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Michael Adams of Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish; activist and founder of Change the Narrative in Granite Falls  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Michael Adams: promoting race equity, inclusion and justice

“There is so much work to be done.” Adams hopes to help build a community based on respect.

Michael Adams of Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish; activist and founder of Change the Narrative in Granite Falls  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Melissa Siv (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Melissa Siv: Helping students boost their financial literacy

The banking professional organized a group of volunteers who teach the basics of personal finance.

Emerging Leader Melissa Siv (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Emerging Leader Marlena Powers (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marlena Powers: Creating a community in which kids can excel

The founder of AVODAH Business Collective aims to empower moms and minority women to create a brighter future.

Emerging Leader Marlena Powers (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)