Julie Muhlstein

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

In a tranquil place she worked to create, Mayumi Smith gazed at the Nishiyama Japanese Garden. It’s part of the Nippon Business Institute Japanese Cultural… Continue reading

Brett’s Run/Walk helps scholarships for Cascade graduates

Brett Jensen would have turned 35 next week. A top student, ASB president and athlete in Cascade High School’s Class of 2001, he died the… Continue reading

‘Lifegivers’: Tulalip Tribes honor their strong women

Four women are making history. With Marie Zackuse as chairwoman, for the first time there’s a female majority on the Tulalip Tribes Board of Directors.… Continue reading

After 60 years, Monte Wolff and his classmates are reunited

When Monte Wolff packed his bags to attend his 60th Lake Stevens High School reunion, he also brought a lifetime of memories. There are stories… Continue reading

New Everett highway sign honors black Civil War soldier

Far from Virginia, where strife begotten of a white supremacist rally exploded in deadly violence, traffic buzzed past a highway sign Tuesday near the Everett… Continue reading

Couple’s Lincoln once belonged to silent film star Mary Pickford

It’s not a person, but they call it “Mary.” The nickname for Vicki and Ron Selia’s 1961 Lincoln Continental pays homage to one of the… Continue reading

A vintage waterskier catches the new wave — wakesurfing

It looked easy enough. On vacation, I made an attempt at what’s becoming the hottest water sport around. Ever tried wakesurfing? A rider on a… Continue reading

Everett florist shop to close its doors after 65 years

It was 1952. Bob Adrian was 4 when his mother opened a flower shop in the family’s north Everett home. Sixty-five years later, Flowers by… Continue reading

Baby Rowan died of SIDS, but her heart valves saved others

She was named for a tree, the rowan or mountain ash. And just as a tree supports life, little Rowan Starling Nickerson provided lifesaving gifts.… Continue reading

Homeless Connect provides services, resources to those in need

Shakarra Borchgrevink, a mother of four little boys, has taken shelter with family and friends. In decent weather, she has lived in a tent in… Continue reading

Red Cross is looking for everyday heroes to honor

perhaps an annual American Red Cross event should be rebranded with them in mind. This week, the agency seeks nominations of people… Continue reading

At Everett park, fun in the sun includes reading books

On a summer day, they could be zipping down a slide, climbing a playground ladder, or walking the circle of a labyrinth. Instead, kids at… Continue reading

Jury duty scam a costly lesson for small business owner

Michael Gardner was suspicious, but fear took over. Part of him thought the call he got late last month could be a scam. Yet with… Continue reading

Everett Library offers free reads for the road

Here’s what I learned at Everett Station: Muhammad Ali, when he was Cassius Clay, spent his first money as a professional boxer on a gift… Continue reading

Glenda Lynch has a vital message about fireworks

The smoke has cleared, big booms are less frequent, and dogs have come out of hiding. Yet for Glenda Lynch, the aftereffects of fireworks go… Continue reading

At Project Homeless Connect, neighbors help neighbors

Cookies are no cure for homelessness, but the sweet treats deliver a message: Someone cares. With the annual Project Homeless Connect event coming up later… Continue reading

Couple faithfully renovating historic 1899 Bush House in Index

The Bush House stands, at age 118 a proud survivor, below the majestic granite of the Upper Town Wall in Index. Its paint is fresh,… Continue reading

‘Coast to Coast’ host brings talk of aliens, UFOs to Everett

Here’s an admission: I listen to George Noory. It’s not every night. As a bit of an insomniac, I’m just an occasional listener, not some… Continue reading

Pride goes countywide: First LGBTQ festival planned

For decades, Phoenix Benner has joined the crowds in the Seattle Pride Parade, which last weekend marked its 43rd year. After a move to Snohomish… Continue reading

Ron Williams, 84, visits friends on his twice-daily walks

Ron Williams suits up, in jeans and a Seahawks sweatshirt. At 7:30 a.m., he tightens the laces of well-worn size 11 New Balance walking shoes.… Continue reading