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A P-47 Thunderbolt (top) passes a P-40 Tomahawk during maneuvers at the 50th annual Arlington Fly-In at the Arlington Airport on Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Gallery: Arlington Fly-In

The 50th annual Arlington Fly-In is this weekend, July 6-8, at Arlington Municipal Airport.

 

Milissa Simons, right, holds Jet Juliann, 3, while Ashley Elledge, center, watches Lincoln Ballard, 3, swim in the water off of Jetty Island on Thursday, July 5, 2018 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Jetty Island opens for family-friendly fun

About 50,000 people a season make the crossing.

 

A trio in the lighting area at Boom City watches a shower of white-hot sparks from several fountains set off Tuesday just as darkness falls. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

It’s a blast when everyone gathers at Boom City

Just west of the Tulalip Resort Casino, a temporary fireworks market opens every summer.

 

From his wheel chair, Isaiah Kobernik, 4, looks up happily as his parents, Gerad and Anastassia Kobernik and Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary lean over him after his dad pinned a shiny new Sheriff badge on his shirt following a presentation to him by Sheriff Trenary at the Snohomish County Courthouse, Tuesday. Isaiah has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal chord. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

There’s a new sheriff in town, and he’s 4 years old

Isaiah Kobernik was sworn in for a day in a program dedicated to kids with serious illnesses.

From his wheel chair, Isaiah Kobernik, 4, looks up happily as his parents, Gerad and Anastassia Kobernik and Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary lean over him after his dad pinned a shiny new Sheriff badge on his shirt following a presentation to him by Sheriff Trenary at the Snohomish County Courthouse, Tuesday. Isaiah has Spinal Muscular Atrophy, which affects the motor nerve cells in the spinal chord. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Brand-new track, permanent Camano home for Soap Box Derby

Races involving 73 cars are on Saturday at a converted ranch where striped pavement belongs to kids.

Amelia Allen (left) looks down at the track as she races another driver in unweighted practice soap box derby cars June 7 on Camano Island. The 11th Stanwood-Camano Soap Box Derby takes place Saturday. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Herald Super Kid this week is Kamiak High School senior Kate Neumeister, who last year as a junior was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s 2017 Youth of the Year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Kamiak senior is drawn to the compassionate side of nursing

The 2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s Youth of the Year will attend Seattle University.

Herald Super Kid this week is Kamiak High School senior Kate Neumeister, who last year as a junior was named the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County’s 2017 Youth of the Year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Judy Schneider-Wallace lost her first husband to suicide by gun. She is part of the Mukilteo/Lynnwood Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America group that will fly a large orange flag in Mukilteo through June 11, and who demonstrated Friday at an I-5 overpass and the Mukilteo Speedway in support of the “Wear Orange” movement to bring awareness to gun violence. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

For gun reform advocates, orange is the color of action

If you’re seeing orange this weekend, that’s the doing of Moms Demand Action.

Judy Schneider-Wallace lost her first husband to suicide by gun. She is part of the Mukilteo/Lynnwood Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America group that will fly a large orange flag in Mukilteo through June 11, and who demonstrated Friday at an I-5 overpass and the Mukilteo Speedway in support of the “Wear Orange” movement to bring awareness to gun violence. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Bryan and April Fugate hang out in Brian’s parents’ great yard in Marysville with their Italian greyhound, Daisy. Bryan was diagnosed with schizophrenia before the two were married a few years ago. He takes medication and follows a healthy routine to counter his mental illness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Pair undaunted by ‘terrifying’ diagnosis

Bryan Fugate and his wife, April, are living with — and talking about — his schizophrenia

Bryan and April Fugate hang out in Brian’s parents’ great yard in Marysville with their Italian greyhound, Daisy. Bryan was diagnosed with schizophrenia before the two were married a few years ago. He takes medication and follows a healthy routine to counter his mental illness. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Mountlake Terrace woman hits an ace for the ages

Bette Moore recently carded the 2nd hole-in-one of her lifetime — this one at the age of 91.

Snohomish’s Janette Huskie, who worked two years as a Buckingham Palace housemaid and met the future Princess Diana, gets out her scrapbook of memories and talks about Saturday’s royal wedding. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Snohomish’s Janette Huskie, who worked two years as a Buckingham Palace housemaid and met the future Princess Diana, gets out her scrapbook of memories and talks about Saturday’s royal wedding. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Julie Muhlstein looks at cards and pictures with her 96-year-old mother recently in her mom’s room at a Spokane retirement community. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Find those precious moments with your mom in her golden years

When signs of memory loss appear, slow the conversation down, make eye contact, let some things go.

Julie Muhlstein looks at cards and pictures with her 96-year-old mother recently in her mom’s room at a Spokane retirement community. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Retired house painter Rod Shafer cruises through a north Everett neighborhood on his chopper-style bicycle with his closest companion, Sally, 27, sitting on the handlebars enjoying the sights. Yep, she’s a parrot and they’re best friends. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

This guy takes his parrot everywhere he goes in Everett

Rod Shafer has had Sally, a macaw, on his shoulder for years, even while bicycling around town. (Video)

Retired house painter Rod Shafer cruises through a north Everett neighborhood on his chopper-style bicycle with his closest companion, Sally, 27, sitting on the handlebars enjoying the sights. Yep, she’s a parrot and they’re best friends. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Monroe firefighter re-enlists with family, friends’ support

Pat Gjerde returned to Afghanistan more than 20 years after being injured and honorably discharged.

Locals reflect on the 50 years since MLK’s assassination

Recalls state Rep. John Lovick, the former county executive and sheriff: “I just felt that hope was lost.”

Fisherman’s Village brings tunes — and lots of people — downtown

In its fifth year, the music festival featured nearly 60 performances over the weekend.

Students here join thousands nationwide to protest shootings

Classes at high schools all over Snohomish County were disrupted for 17 minutes in remembrance. [VIDEO]

Wayne Kruse says goodbye after 43 years of outdoors stories

The 80-year-old, who has been writing for The Herald since 1976, says it’s time to ‘hang up my hoochie.’

Marysville students: Fear of school shouldn’t feel normal

At a student-led rally to fight gun violence, one senior nearing graduation said she’s “almost safe.”