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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 worked as a Buckingham Palace maid

Ahead of this weekend’s big wedding, she remembers her time among royalty.

 

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.

 

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)

 

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.”

‘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.

Sarita Viramontiz attempts a start off the blocks during an open house at the Granite Curling Club Sunday night in Seattle on February 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Granite Curling Club hosts open houses to teach the Olympic sport

With the 2018 Winter Games wrapping up, the club expects its informal classes to fill up quickly.

Sarita Viramontiz attempts a start off the blocks during an open house at the Granite Curling Club Sunday night in Seattle on February 18, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Daily Herald)

Two Everett firefighters recount rescue of 3-year-old twins

The girls were covered in soot and difficult to find in a burning apartment darkened by heavy smoke.

A tribute that’s more than skin deep

Thomas Resch had his late mom’s heartbeat and last note to him tattooed on his chest.

A high-school wrestler shows college coaches what she can do

Women’s wrestling is a fast-growing college sport, and Kiley Hubby of Glacier Peak is a standout.

Nick Spicher, a new program innovation manager at Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum, talks with Ezra Tamas, 5, Wednesday, while the youngster builds things with educational toys called brackitz. Ezra, who will turn 6 in a few days, goes to the museum nearly every week with his mom, Estera Tamas. Spicher has become a media sensation after appearing on “Jeopardy!” (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Nick Spicher, a new program innovation manager at Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum, talks with Ezra Tamas, 5, Wednesday, while the youngster builds things with educational toys called brackitz. Ezra, who will turn 6 in a few days, goes to the museum nearly every week with his mom, Estera Tamas. Spicher has become a media sensation after appearing on “Jeopardy!” (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Garlicky goodness: Lombardi’s 40 clove chicken loaded with garlic

The chicken dish actually has about 10 cloves per serving, but it’s still a garlic lover’s dream.

Almost every student chips in to make this fundraiser work

Cascade High School’s annual food drive brings in 80,000 cans, 1,800 presents and more than $30,000.

Local orienteering league sends kids racing into the woods

Competitors use only a map and a compass to navigate through remote terrain toward checkpoints.