Julie Muhlstein

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)
Ian Davis-Leonard was the Herald’s news intern this summer. He was a 3-year-old when columnist Julie Muhlstein featured his family in a column. Ian’s two moms shared their story in 2002. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Intern’s surprise: He was part of a story, now he writes them

Ian Davis-Leonard, now at Gonzaga, was 3 when his two moms welcomed our columnist into their Everett home.

Ian Davis-Leonard was the Herald’s news intern this summer. He was a 3-year-old when columnist Julie Muhlstein featured his family in a column. Ian’s two moms shared their story in 2002. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
After arriving at Camp Prov in Forest Park on Wednesday, volunteer Bre Baylon sits down on the dry grass and enjoys the sights around her. She’s a former camper in the program for children with special needs. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Once a camper, now a helper for children with special needs

Camp Prov welcomes kids to Forest Park for summer fun, and includes volunteers who have “aged out.”

After arriving at Camp Prov in Forest Park on Wednesday, volunteer Bre Baylon sits down on the dry grass and enjoys the sights around her. She’s a former camper in the program for children with special needs. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Behind a yard sign in his yard on Rucker Avenue, Bill Loesche takes a break from organizing movies, toys and micro machines he plans to sell Saturday at the Mother of All Garage Sales. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Antiques to tamales, up for grabs at mother of all sales

Everett’s Northwest Neighborhood is ready for 10th annual outdoor marketplace and multi-block party.

Behind a yard sign in his yard on Rucker Avenue, Bill Loesche takes a break from organizing movies, toys and micro machines he plans to sell Saturday at the Mother of All Garage Sales. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Barber’s flowers and nautical kitsch add to Colby streetscape

Shop owner’s decor is whimsical, but her aim’s serious. She hopes to help area where crime has occurred.

On the backside of the Edmonds statue created by artist Howard Duell is an image of the Saturn V rocket that carried three astronauts aloft on their way to the moon in 1969. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Still a wonder, 1969 moon mission left more than footprints

“For a brief moment all people were truly one,” says an Edmonds statue commemorating Neil Armstrong.

On the backside of the Edmonds statue created by artist Howard Duell is an image of the Saturn V rocket that carried three astronauts aloft on their way to the moon in 1969. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Jay Priebe, who grew up in foster care, is chief executive officer of Hand in Hand. The nonprofit operates Safe Place, an Everett facility that houses children removed from homes by law enforcement or social workers. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Hand in Hand’s new Safe Place a better shelter for children

The Everett nonprofit’s leader grew up in foster care. The agency serves kids removed from their homes.

Jay Priebe, who grew up in foster care, is chief executive officer of Hand in Hand. The nonprofit operates Safe Place, an Everett facility that houses children removed from homes by law enforcement or social workers. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Coffee’s free, so is the banter at retired dairymen’s hangout

Every morning except Sunday, the Craven brothers invite Snohomish Valley farm friends to join them.

Everett’s Jason Webley and other performers in the Flotsam River Circus plan to float this hand-built craft from Corvallis, Oregon, to Portland. It’s pictured here on the Snohomish River. Webley is standing on the rooftop. (Photo by Lou Daprille)

Artistry afloat: Jason Webley takes to the river in Oregon

On a hand-built boat, Everett troubadour and his troupe will perform free shows on the Willamette.

Everett’s Jason Webley and other performers in the Flotsam River Circus plan to float this hand-built craft from Corvallis, Oregon, to Portland. It’s pictured here on the Snohomish River. Webley is standing on the rooftop. (Photo by Lou Daprille)
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