Julie Muhlstein

Matt Reed (left) with his mother-in-law, Karen Alvin, remembers the day Meredith Reed died leaving behind baby Dylan, born two months premature. Meredith died of an embolism in her lungs just after Dylan was delivered by C-section April 15.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A tragic loss, a fragile new life, a mother never forgotten

Meredith Reed died of a blood clot in her lung the day her son Dylan was born three months early.

 

From the third floor crow's nest of its new building in the port's South Marina, Everett Yacht Club Commodore John Seger points out what will be the club's dock on Tuesday, May 4, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Everett Yacht Club, at 114, gets a new home in South Marina

Once a fancy destination, the old building will be demolished — amid many changes to the city’s waterfront.

 

Henri Wilson, who helped create a children's book with teens in Snohomish County Juvenile Court's detention alternatives and diversion programs, flips through "Possible Animal Athletes" with her granddaughter, Alexa Estes, 5, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

In children’s book, court-involved kids show what’s possible

Artist Henri Wilson has worked for years, and through pandemic, with teens in juvenile justice system.

 

Wendy Grove, center, founder and executive director of the Recovery Cafe in Everett, speaks during the grand opening on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Safe gathering place’: Recovery Cafe shows off its new digs

A light and welcoming spot in what was once a dark bar will help those who’ve struggled with addiction.

Wendy Grove, center, founder and executive director of the Recovery Cafe in Everett, speaks during the grand opening on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 in Everett, Wash. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Army veteran Drew James, a past commander of VFW Post 7511 in Monroe, was among the first U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan in 2001. (Contributed photo)

Feelings mixed, but vet says it’s past time to end Afghan war

During two deployments, a Machias man was in heavy combat and worked to train the army of Afghanistan.

Army veteran Drew James, a past commander of VFW Post 7511 in Monroe, was among the first U.S. combat troops in Afghanistan in 2001. (Contributed photo)
Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Saturday’s the time to show independent bookstores some love

The owner of Main Street Books in Monroe has been a bibliophile since a library was her second home.

Emily Newman, here with Miranda the cat, bought Main Street Books in Monroe in 2012. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)

Everett’s own spaceman thrilled to join all-civilian mission

Christopher Sembroski is in training to be part of a three-day SpaceX Dragon flight funded by a billionaire.

Everett's Christopher Sembroski during centrifuge training at the NASTAR Center in Pennsylvania. (John Kraus/Inspiration4 photo)
Brian Baird, a former congressman who lives in Edmonds, hopes to create a National Museum and Center for Service in Washington, D.C. (contributed photo)

‘The time is right’ to honor helpers, says former congressman

Brian Baird, of Edmonds, is working to establish a National Museum and Center for Service in D.C.

Brian Baird, a former congressman who lives in Edmonds, hopes to create a National Museum and Center for Service in Washington, D.C. (contributed photo)
Dongyue Zhuang and Hong Li do tai chi fan at Harborview Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Tai chi at Harborview Park is a beautiful way to start a day

A retired couple from China practices “the best medicine” most mornings at the Everett park.

Dongyue Zhuang and Hong Li do tai chi fan at Harborview Park on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Timothy Beuca of Redmond is one of the newly chosen for WSU's new Internal Medicine Residency Program in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

New medical residents in Everett are ‘from all walks of life’

WSU program is based at Providence hospital, with an emphasis on boosting health care in rural areas.

Timothy Beuca of Redmond is one of the newly chosen for WSU's new Internal Medicine Residency Program in Everett. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)

40 years of Sundays: Herald’s seen changes, mission remains

The newspaper’s first Sunday edition was published April 5, 1981, and this columnist was on the job.

The Herald's first Sunday edition, shown here on a microfilm viewer, was published April 5, 1981. (Julie Muhlstein)
Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

There’s a cuppa new brew at former home of Walt’s Milk House

Everett couple’s Milk House Coffee Co. is opening where Snohomish dairyman once sold local products.

Heather and Michael Wallace, owners of the Milk House Coffee Co. on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Kevin McKay, who for the past year has been playing Taps from his Everett deck every evening, marks the pandemic year by playing Taps on his horn from the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

365 nights of ‘Taps’: A bugler’s mournful tribute will continue

Kevin McKay, who’s in a rock band, marked the pandemic year by blowing his horn at Grand Avenue Park.

Kevin McKay, who for the past year has been playing Taps from his Everett deck every evening, marks the pandemic year by playing Taps on his horn from the Grand Avenue Park pedestrian bridge on Monday, March 22, 2021 in Everett, Washington.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
The Japan Bazaar, an Everett shop at 1410 Hewitt Ave., is shown in this 1907 photo. Its proprietor was Charles Kan, who was Chinese.(Everett Public Library/Everett Community College Archives)

Anti-Asian acts and policies are an ugly part of our history

Leaders are speaking out against hate as the Georgia killings raise awareness of growing violence and bias.

The Japan Bazaar, an Everett shop at 1410 Hewitt Ave., is shown in this 1907 photo. Its proprietor was Charles Kan, who was Chinese.(Everett Public Library/Everett Community College Archives)
Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

‘We could be no prouder’ as veteran gets WWII Victory Medal

“Bob Peterson Day” was declared in Marysville as the 93-year-old Navy vet was honored.

Douglas Roulstone pins a World War II Victory Medal on Bob Peterson, a 93-year-old Navy veteran, with his daughters Cheri Peterson (left) and Susie Schmidt Sunday afternoon at the VFW in Everett on March 14, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
DeJohn Ward (in cellphone photo) died by suicide in 2015 at age 19. His parents, Steve and Sabrie Taylor, shown here in 2016, are starting a Love Don’t Judge scholarship in his memory for Marysville Pilchuck High School students. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

$2,000 MPHS scholarship memorializes a teen suicide victim

The parents of DeJohn Ward, who died in 2015, have been helping kids through their “Love Don’t Judge” effort.

DeJohn Ward (in cellphone photo) died by suicide in 2015 at age 19. His parents, Steve and Sabrie Taylor, shown here in 2016, are starting a Love Don’t Judge scholarship in his memory for Marysville Pilchuck High School students. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Berinda Wolitarsky gets her second vaccine shot Saturday morning at Snohomish High School on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

COVID survivor, teacher, walker, she’s grateful for each step

“I almost died, but people prayed for me,” says Berinda Wolitarsky, who’s back in Snohomish schools.

Berinda Wolitarsky gets her second vaccine shot Saturday morning at Snohomish High School on March 13, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Isaac Howard stands outside of oil refineries along March Point Road on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Anacortes, Washington. Howard changed careers after losing an eye in a  training accident while working as a firefighter 20 years ago. He now works for Life Rescue, Inc., a Bellingham-based company, he became an industrial safety and emergency services consultant.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Blast took firefighter’s career and an eye, but didn’t stop him

It’s been 20 years since an explosion in a mobile fire training unit injured Gold Bar’s Isaac Howard.

Isaac Howard stands outside of oil refineries along March Point Road on Thursday, March 4, 2021 in Anacortes, Washington. Howard changed careers after losing an eye in a  training accident while working as a firefighter 20 years ago. He now works for Life Rescue, Inc., a Bellingham-based company, he became an industrial safety and emergency services consultant.  (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Frances McDormand in "Nomadland." (Searchlight Pictures) 20210304

Masked in a nearly empty theater, a movie outing at last

Just four of us were in the audience for a matinee showing of “Nomadland” at Stanwood Cinemas.

Frances McDormand in "Nomadland." (Searchlight Pictures) 20210304
Amy Perusse, who has worked as the Everett School District's Kids in Transition coordinator for seven years, has been recognized by Education Week as one of 11 "Leaders to Learn From." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Quite an honor’ for district’s champion of homeless students

Once a teen mom, Everett’s Kids in Transition coordinator wins national recognition by Education Week.

Amy Perusse, who has worked as the Everett School District's Kids in Transition coordinator for seven years, has been recognized by Education Week as one of 11 "Leaders to Learn From." (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
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