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Home just in time, they served abroad in S. America, Africa

She caught last plane out of Peru, while her friend in Peace Corps had to leave post in Mozambique.

 

A pachyderm appears to have freed himself from a fence at Everett’s Forest Park. Created by Themed Concepts, the 9 foot-long elephant, made of concrete reinforced with glass fiber, will become a climbing structure for kids in the park’s playground currently being renovated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

It’s not Rosie, but Everett’s Forest Park has a new pachyderm

Sculpture, part of playground renovations, is a reminder of elephant that lived and died in zoo here.

 

It was Match Day 2020 when fourth-year medical student Claire Murphy (center) learned where she’ll train for her residency. Because of coronavirus, her family celebrated at home in Everett rather than at the University of Washington. From left: Claire’s brother Kevin Murphy, her dad Scott Murphy, Claire Murphy, her mom Kippy Murphy, and sister Olivia Murphy. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Future ER doctor eager to help as UW picks her for residency

The coronavirus kept classmates from being together, but Claire Murphy celebrated the big day with family.

 

Distractions, tech glitches, all part of working from home

“It’s an adjustment for sure.” We’re out of the office as a coronavirus caution, but still on the job.

Carolyn Ross, on the balcony of her apartment at Arlington’s Olympic Place, is happily surprised on her 96th birthday Monday. Unable to visit the senior community due to coronavirus precautions, her children and their spouses sang “Happy Birthday” from outside. (Vanessa Ross photo)

From balcony, a 96th birthday surprise despite no-visit rule

With care facilities locked down by coronavirus concerns, loved ones and seniors are finding a way.

Carolyn Ross, on the balcony of her apartment at Arlington’s Olympic Place, is happily surprised on her 96th birthday Monday. Unable to visit the senior community due to coronavirus precautions, her children and their spouses sang “Happy Birthday” from outside. (Vanessa Ross photo)
Pat Ward recently retired as a volunteer chaplain with the Mukilteo Police Department and Everett and Lake Stevens fire departments. Here, she is shown helping as 100+ Women Who Care About Snohomish County donates money to Mercy Watch in Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Police chaplain’s own losses helped her reach out in empathy

Pat Ward retires from volunteer chaplaincy after 16 years with Mukilteo, Lake Stevens and Everett.

Pat Ward recently retired as a volunteer chaplain with the Mukilteo Police Department and Everett and Lake Stevens fire departments. Here, she is shown helping as 100+ Women Who Care About Snohomish County donates money to Mercy Watch in Everett. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
At the Cocoon House Butterfly Celebration in 2018, Jennifer McCabe (left) wipes a tear as her daughters Vanessa Bassi and Jayla Bassi speak to the crowd. The event has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Dan Bates/ The Herald)

‘Huge, pressing need’ as nonprofits cancel fundraising events

Cocoon House, Domestic Violence Services, YMCA, YWCA and other agencies hurt by coronavirus crisis.

At the Cocoon House Butterfly Celebration in 2018, Jennifer McCabe (left) wipes a tear as her daughters Vanessa Bassi and Jayla Bassi speak to the crowd. The event has been canceled this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Dan Bates/ The Herald)
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                                The first Providence Hospital in Everett opened in 1905 in the original Monte Cristo Hotel building. Spanish influenza patients, many with pneumonia, were treated there during the 1918 epidemic. The Spanish flu sickened all 17 Providence nurses, and two nurses died.

Fears, masks and deaths, Spanish flu hit hard 102 years ago

The 1918 pandemic killed about 50 million. Everett shut down and thousands died in Washington.

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                                The first Providence Hospital in Everett opened in 1905 in the original Monte Cristo Hotel building. Spanish influenza patients, many with pneumonia, were treated there during the 1918 epidemic. The Spanish flu sickened all 17 Providence nurses, and two nurses died.
Members of the Sky River Anglers cleaned up the Skykomish River banks between Sultan and Monroe March 1. (Photos by Matthew Kennedy)

Fishing for trash on the Skykomish, anglers reeled in plenty

With drift boats and other craft, Sky River group spends a day cleaning up garbage along waterway.

Members of the Sky River Anglers cleaned up the Skykomish River banks between Sultan and Monroe March 1. (Photos by Matthew Kennedy)
Gathered in a new classroom at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center, which was created to help enrich young lives, are from left, Jeff Atkins, Jaime Fajardo, Ross Krueger, Kevin Crittenden, Mike Irons and Calvin Nichols. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Fresh start at juvenile justice center started with a flood

A classroom for Youth Enrichment Services was created at Denney after a destructive rainstorm in September.

Gathered in a new classroom at the Denney Juvenile Justice Center, which was created to help enrich young lives, are from left, Jeff Atkins, Jaime Fajardo, Ross Krueger, Kevin Crittenden, Mike Irons and Calvin Nichols. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
At home in Edmonds, Catherine Fransson talks about her memoir “Loving the Enemy,” which centers on her relationship with her late father. A retired high school teacher and pastor, she is also a classical pianist. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A daughter made peace, late in her father’s century-long life

“Loving the Enemy” is a touching memoir by Edmonds writer Catherine Fransson, who was once Miss Everett.

At home in Edmonds, Catherine Fransson talks about her memoir “Loving the Enemy,” which centers on her relationship with her late father. A retired high school teacher and pastor, she is also a classical pianist. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Dennis Kelly, of Mercy Watch, is wowed by a donation of $11,600 from 100+ Women Who Care About Snohomish County. In the parking lot of Everett’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Tuesday, Sue Rieke presents the symbolic check while Janet Bacon, the women’s group founder, and Kelly talk about the donation. (Dan Bates / Herald Photographer)

With their $100 gifts, Women Who Care making big difference

Mercy Watch, a group providing street outreach, is latest recipient with a donation topping $11,000.

Dennis Kelly, of Mercy Watch, is wowed by a donation of $11,600 from 100+ Women Who Care About Snohomish County. In the parking lot of Everett’s Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church Tuesday, Sue Rieke presents the symbolic check while Janet Bacon, the women’s group founder, and Kelly talk about the donation. (Dan Bates / Herald Photographer)
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                                Diane Grossenbacher, office manager at Lynndale Elementary School, will celebrate her 15th actual birthday and turn 60 on Saturday, leap day. Third- and fourth-graders on Wednesday give her an early birthday card and had fun answering math questions related to leap year.

Leap of fun: School staffer turns 60 on her 15th birthday

A Lynnwood elementary school office manager makes a math lesson out of her every-four-years celebration.

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                                Diane Grossenbacher, office manager at Lynndale Elementary School, will celebrate her 15th actual birthday and turn 60 on Saturday, leap day. Third- and fourth-graders on Wednesday give her an early birthday card and had fun answering math questions related to leap year.
The Eclipse Lumber Company along the Snohomish River in Everett burned down May 7, 1962. Now the site is near the Towns at Riverfront, a development of nearly 200 townhouses. (Historic Everett photo)

Harry Stuchell’s death, at 95, a reminder of mill town past

Today, the site of the Everett family’s Eclipse Mill is near about 200 new townhouses along the river.

The Eclipse Lumber Company along the Snohomish River in Everett burned down May 7, 1962. Now the site is near the Towns at Riverfront, a development of nearly 200 townhouses. (Historic Everett photo)
Chris Walsh and his wife, Carol, talk outside the Delta Rehabilitation Center about their plans to close the care facility long known as the Snohomish Chalet. Chris is the owner and administrator of the nursing home that cares for people with severe brain injuries. Carol has worked as a nurse there for many years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Delta Rehabilitation, home to brain injury victims, to close

“There’s no replacement,” head of care facility agency says of place once known as Snohomish Chalet.

Chris Walsh and his wife, Carol, talk outside the Delta Rehabilitation Center about their plans to close the care facility long known as the Snohomish Chalet. Chris is the owner and administrator of the nursing home that cares for people with severe brain injuries. Carol has worked as a nurse there for many years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Greats become art in EvCC’s African American history project

“Celebrating Black Excellence” event brings students together to paint and highlight contributions.

Shirley Nysether died Sept. 28, 2019. In her memory, the Nysether Family Foundation has donated more than $270,000 to the Assistance League of Everett.

Gift of more than $270,000 secures Assistance League’s home

The Nysether Family Foundation donation pays off a loan for the nonprofit that runs Operation School Bell.

Shirley Nysether died Sept. 28, 2019. In her memory, the Nysether Family Foundation has donated more than $270,000 to the Assistance League of Everett.

Edmonds girl, 4, has beauty that’s ‘more than skin deep’

Harper Foy was born with harlequin ichthyosis, a skin condition that’s 1 in 500,000. She’s a fighter.

Marysville’s Phil Jubie holds a book of poetry by John Greenleaf Whittier that once belonged to his great-uncle, Edwin Ritchie. Jubie would love to know the story behind the book’s inscription, from someone named Lulu. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Who was Lulu? 114 years later, a Valentine’s gift won’t tell

A sweet message in a vintage book of poetry has a Marysville man pondering the life of his great-uncle.

Marysville’s Phil Jubie holds a book of poetry by John Greenleaf Whittier that once belonged to his great-uncle, Edwin Ritchie. Jubie would love to know the story behind the book’s inscription, from someone named Lulu. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
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                                At Tuesday’s grand opening of the ChildStrive offices in Everett are (from left) Everett City Council President Judy Tuohy, ChildStrive CEO Jim Welsh, administrative operations director Leann Denini, Rebecca Mauldin, development and communications director, and other staff and visitors.

With new digs, ChildStrive sticks to mission of helping kids

The agency that was once Little Red School House still has programs on Casino Road and in Lynnwood.

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                                At Tuesday’s grand opening of the ChildStrive offices in Everett are (from left) Everett City Council President Judy Tuohy, ChildStrive CEO Jim Welsh, administrative operations director Leann Denini, Rebecca Mauldin, development and communications director, and other staff and visitors.
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