Julie Muhlstein

She was a graceful partner to Everett’s favorite son

Helen Jackson was remembered Saturday as a woman of spirit and sparkle, warmth and commitment.

‘My princess warrior’ made the most of their short marriage

Heather Absher died of cancer a little more than 10 weeks after marrying Jimmy Absher.

Bill Short, 74, and his sister Pat Veale, 73, attended the old Emander School, which was near what’s now I-5 and 128th Street in south Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Woman wants to commemorate a neighborhood long gone

Pat Veale and her siblings grew up in the Emander area of south Everett.

Bill Short, 74, and his sister Pat Veale, 73, attended the old Emander School, which was near what’s now I-5 and 128th Street in south Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Jim and Marcia Hashman during a visit to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe in 2014. Jim Hashman, who taught music at Mountlake Terrace High School in the 1980s and ’90s, died Jan. 31, after struggling with ALS for several years. (Herald file)

Despite ALS, he lived his life with joy and purpose

Former Mountlake Terrace High School music teacher Jim Hashman died Jan. 31.

Jim and Marcia Hashman during a visit to the Evergreen State Fair in Monroe in 2014. Jim Hashman, who taught music at Mountlake Terrace High School in the 1980s and ’90s, died Jan. 31, after struggling with ALS for several years. (Herald file)

‘Near-transformative experience’ when students see ‘Hamilton’

Teens from Snohomish County were “blown away” by their day at a Seattle theater.

‘Don’t Forget to Open’: What do those readerboards mean?

They honor a deceased father’s special expression of love for his now-grieving daughter.

Curt Shriner looks out from behind the balcony rail in the Historic Everett Theatre, which he has operated since 2014. The 117-year-old theater, owned by his brother, Craig Shriner, is for sale with an asking price of $2,450,000. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

You could be in show business

Historic Everett Theatre and all it offers is for sale for $2.5 million.

Curt Shriner looks out from behind the balcony rail in the Historic Everett Theatre, which he has operated since 2014. The 117-year-old theater, owned by his brother, Craig Shriner, is for sale with an asking price of $2,450,000. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Abby Cooley, the Everett Public Library’s new director, is getting to know the community after taking on the role in November. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett library’s new director knew her calling — at age 5

Abby Cooley, now 37, says she is managing “one of the few remaining instruments of democracy.”

Abby Cooley, the Everett Public Library’s new director, is getting to know the community after taking on the role in November. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Meagan Gray, a former Snohomish City Council candidate, is among speakers scheduled for Thursday’s International Women’s Day event at Everett Community College. (Image by Jared M. Burns - www.ja)

International Women’s Day forum will celebrate persistence

Speakers include a former Snohomish City Council candidate who was bullied as a teen.

Meagan Gray, a former Snohomish City Council candidate, is among speakers scheduled for Thursday’s International Women’s Day event at Everett Community College. (Image by Jared M. Burns - www.ja)

‘This is real’: Students to march in Marysville on Saturday

“Something needs to happen now,” says an organizer. She knew a victim of the 2014 shooting at MPHS.

Helen Jackson and her husband, U.S. Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, were newlyweds when this photo was taken at the 1962 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. They were married Dec. 16, 1961. Helen Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett. Scoop Jackson died in 1983. (Herald archives)

Helen Jackson remembered as ‘gracious, gentle and generous’

The wife of Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett.

Helen Jackson and her husband, U.S. Sen. Henry M. “Scoop” Jackson, were newlyweds when this photo was taken at the 1962 Evergreen State Fair in Monroe. They were married Dec. 16, 1961. Helen Jackson died Feb. 24 at her home in Everett. Scoop Jackson died in 1983. (Herald archives)

A home of healing for survivors of sexual exploitation

Peoria Home in Everett is modeled after a similar program in Nashville.

Nira Barlow, 16, is a standout in Susannah Hall McAllister’s Everett Figure Skating Class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Olympics light a competitive fire in local athletes

Skating and ski schools notice a bump in enrollment when the global games are under way.

Nira Barlow, 16, is a standout in Susannah Hall McAllister’s Everett Figure Skating Class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Andy Stephens visits the Everett Marina last year in early March, the place from which he departed on a solo round-the-world sailing trip July 12, 2016. Stephens was home in Everett while his sailboat’s transmission was being repaired. His 30-foot boat, the Cascadia, was in the Philippines. He later resumed his voyage, but is now living in Tokyo. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett sailor’s global voyage gives way to a love of Japan

His wanderlust had faded by the time he reached his halfway point at Kuala Lumpur.

Andy Stephens visits the Everett Marina last year in early March, the place from which he departed on a solo round-the-world sailing trip July 12, 2016. Stephens was home in Everett while his sailboat’s transmission was being repaired. His 30-foot boat, the Cascadia, was in the Philippines. He later resumed his voyage, but is now living in Tokyo. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Everett Community College Student Life’s diversity and engagement coordinator Katina Brown explains some of the props she made, including this one with the Florida school shooting victims’ photographs and names, for display Wednesday and Thursday in Parks Cafe. Brown and Student Life social justice and current events coordinator Cameron Calder hope to collect donations to help those affected by Florida’s tragic shooting as well as pay respect to the victims. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

After tragedy, Everett students support Florida students

EvCC will host a 2-day event to pay respects and offer donations to victims of Parkland shooting.

Everett Community College Student Life’s diversity and engagement coordinator Katina Brown explains some of the props she made, including this one with the Florida school shooting victims’ photographs and names, for display Wednesday and Thursday in Parks Cafe. Brown and Student Life social justice and current events coordinator Cameron Calder hope to collect donations to help those affected by Florida’s tragic shooting as well as pay respect to the victims. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She’s true blue (and gold) to her school

Everett High senior Danielle Scanes is opening a spirit gear thrift store called The Vintage Seagull.

While husband Don listens, Sylvia Irvine, of Lake Stevens, recounts some of the sweetest moments with children the couple fostered over the past 33 years. In that time, they had about 250 kids in their home and not all of them were so sweet. Sylvia has written a book about what they experienced and the emotions of their foster children through the years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

These foster parents have touched 250 lives over 32 years

From the heartwarming to the harrowing, Sylvia and Don Irvine of Lake Stevens have seen it all.

While husband Don listens, Sylvia Irvine, of Lake Stevens, recounts some of the sweetest moments with children the couple fostered over the past 33 years. In that time, they had about 250 kids in their home and not all of them were so sweet. Sylvia has written a book about what they experienced and the emotions of their foster children through the years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Longtime civic activist Jackie Minchew to be recognized

He’s an Everett “meeting junkie” who has led the Lowell Neighborhood Association.

At a funeral Mass for Sister Barbara Geib at St. Mary of the Valley Catholic Church in Monroe Thursday, the Rev. Phillip Bloom officiates as police, firefighters, nuns from Geib’s religious order and others listen and take part. Geib, a parish sister at the church, was Monroe’s first police chaplain. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

She was guardian to the guardians, a friend to all

Sister Barbara Geib, a pillar of Monroe Catholic parish and chaplain to first responders, dies at 85.

At a funeral Mass for Sister Barbara Geib at St. Mary of the Valley Catholic Church in Monroe Thursday, the Rev. Phillip Bloom officiates as police, firefighters, nuns from Geib’s religious order and others listen and take part. Geib, a parish sister at the church, was Monroe’s first police chaplain. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Frank McCord, former head of Everett’s Cascade Bank and CEO of Cascade Financial Corp., died Saturday, at age 87. (Family Photo)

‘Generous, kind, creative’: Banker Frank McCord dies at 87

His 32 years of civic contributions and community involvement in Everett actually were a second act.

Frank McCord, former head of Everett’s Cascade Bank and CEO of Cascade Financial Corp., died Saturday, at age 87. (Family Photo)