Julie Muhlstein

Stoneman Douglas High School student Kyle Kashuv speaks to an audience at Jackson High School Wednesday night about his conservative ideas with respect to guns and school shootings. Kashuv is a gun-rights advocate. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

From student at Parkland shooting to conservative voice

Jackson High School’s new Turning Point USA club hosted Kyle Kashuv, who was at Stoneman Douglas High.

 

How the Edmonds Theater survives in the age of Netflix

It’s an independently owned Art Deco beauty with one screen and a motto: “New movies at classic prices.”

 

Everett mother mourns two beloved sons who died from heroin

From grief’s dark shadows, she knows other families suffer from addiction and loss.

 

Richard Ahrens, Julie Muhlstein’s 96-year-old father, is holding the oars in this photo taken at Priest Lake, Idaho, during his boyhood. Along with a dog, Ahrens’ second cousin, Norman Cross, is in the boat. (Ahrens family photo)

A week in Spokane was time travel into father’s long-ago life

Through pictures and conversations, a daughter learns a lot she hadn’t known about 96-year-old dad.

Richard Ahrens, Julie Muhlstein’s 96-year-old father, is holding the oars in this photo taken at Priest Lake, Idaho, during his boyhood. Along with a dog, Ahrens’ second cousin, Norman Cross, is in the boat. (Ahrens family photo)
Dr. Sanford Wright, an Everett neurosurgeon, has retired from doing surgery after nearly 40 years and some 12,000 surgical procedures. He’ll continue in a consulting role and with work on other medical projects. He was honored at a celebration Friday at the Dorothy Jayne Studio. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Incredible legacy’: Dr. Sanford Wright retires — sort of

Over nearly 40 years, the esteemed Everett neurosurgeon has been a force for charities and the arts.

Dr. Sanford Wright, an Everett neurosurgeon, has retired from doing surgery after nearly 40 years and some 12,000 surgical procedures. He’ll continue in a consulting role and with work on other medical projects. He was honored at a celebration Friday at the Dorothy Jayne Studio. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
A new film from the Tulalip History Project tells the life story of Harriette Hiahl-tsa Shelton Dover, shown here as a girl. (Tulalip Tribes Hibulb Cultural Center)

Film tells life of Tulalip treasure, Harriette Shelton Dover

A documentary from the Tulalip History Project is a lesson in how one woman helped save her culture.

A new film from the Tulalip History Project tells the life story of Harriette Hiahl-tsa Shelton Dover, shown here as a girl. (Tulalip Tribes Hibulb Cultural Center)

A youth group’s event tackles a difficult subject: suicide

“Mukilteo Stands Behind Youth” will include a panel discussion and screening of “Suicide: The Ripple Effect.”

PAWS’ Laura Follis embraces Sandy, a terrier mix that suffers from hair loss and other disorders. The nonprofit is the recipient of a gift of at least $500,000 from the estate of an Edmonds woman. (Dan Bates File / The Herald)

Edmonds woman’s estate, more than $2 million, aids nonprofits

City park, quilt museum, organizations that help animals all received gifts from Norada Shanafelt.

PAWS’ Laura Follis embraces Sandy, a terrier mix that suffers from hair loss and other disorders. The nonprofit is the recipient of a gift of at least $500,000 from the estate of an Edmonds woman. (Dan Bates File / The Herald)
Lizzy Stima and her father, Pastor John Stima, outside Dorothy’s House in Monroe. The facility named in honor of John’s mother Dorothy Stima will shelter pregnant women in need. Lizzy will be the facility’s client liaison. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Dorothy’s House to shelter pregnant women needing safe haven

Monroe facility is named in honor of Dorothy Stima, mission director who died of cancer last year.

Lizzy Stima and her father, Pastor John Stima, outside Dorothy’s House in Monroe. The facility named in honor of John’s mother Dorothy Stima will shelter pregnant women in need. Lizzy will be the facility’s client liaison. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Naturalist Sy Montgomery, shown here with a cheetah in Namibia, is the featured author for the Everett Public Library’s 2019 Everett Reads! program. She will offer two free events, including one for children, scheduled for Feb. 9 and Feb. 10. (Photo by Nic Bishop)

Wildlife comes inside for this year’s Everett Reads! program

Sy Montgomery, author of “The Soul of an Octopus” and “The Good Good Pig,” will speak at two events.

Naturalist Sy Montgomery, shown here with a cheetah in Namibia, is the featured author for the Everett Public Library’s 2019 Everett Reads! program. She will offer two free events, including one for children, scheduled for Feb. 9 and Feb. 10. (Photo by Nic Bishop)
Everett’s newest crosswalk, at Alverson Boulevard and West Marine View Drive makes waterfront access from north Everett safer for pedestrians. It’s a user-activated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, an alternative to a traffic signal. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Thanks to new crosswalk, it’s a safer stroll to waterfront

Plea answered with push-button flashing lights on West Marine View Drive near Everett’s Legion Park.

Everett’s newest crosswalk, at Alverson Boulevard and West Marine View Drive makes waterfront access from north Everett safer for pedestrians. It’s a user-activated Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon, an alternative to a traffic signal. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
At Denney Juvenile Justice Center, Snohomish County Juvenile Court’s Calvin Nichols (left) and Tulalip artist James Madison bring out the paddleboard that more than 60 at-risk kids worked on for more than a year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Paddleboard is a work of beauty and healing for at-risk kids

Juvenile court effort brought together teens, Center for Wooden Boats, Tulalip artist James Madison.

At Denney Juvenile Justice Center, Snohomish County Juvenile Court’s Calvin Nichols (left) and Tulalip artist James Madison bring out the paddleboard that more than 60 at-risk kids worked on for more than a year. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Russell Day was 103 at the 2016 reception for his former student, internationally known artist Chuck Close, at Everett’s Schack Art Center. Day, who taught art at Everett Community College1949-1976, died Monday at age 106.(Dan Bates / The Herald)

Russell Day, gifted founder of EvCC art program, dies at 106

“He was very much a teacher first,” say retired college photography instructor who worked with Day.

Russell Day was 103 at the 2016 reception for his former student, internationally known artist Chuck Close, at Everett’s Schack Art Center. Day, who taught art at Everett Community College1949-1976, died Monday at age 106.(Dan Bates / The Herald)
Former Cascade High School teacher Kay Powers, 76, died Jan. 4 at her Seattle home. A First Amendment advocate, Powers lost her job at Cascade in 2007 after helping students publish an underground newspaper. Rehired, she taught one more year at Jackson High School. (Kevin Nortz / Herald File)

Kay Powers, teacher and free-speech crusader, has died at 76

“They put into law what Kay stood for,” says former colleague who recalls Cascade High controversy.

Former Cascade High School teacher Kay Powers, 76, died Jan. 4 at her Seattle home. A First Amendment advocate, Powers lost her job at Cascade in 2007 after helping students publish an underground newspaper. Rehired, she taught one more year at Jackson High School. (Kevin Nortz / Herald File)

She’s 17 and can tell you how to spot human trafficking

Sheridan Moore is vying for Girl Scout gold with her “modern-day slavery” presentation in Lynnwood.

Andy Sudkamp, shown here with his wife, Mary Ann and their dogs, was an Everett High School biology teacher who died during a 2015 hiking trip at the Grand Canyon. The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Society seeks $10,000 in donations for a sculpture at Legion Park to commemorate his life. (Contributed Photo)

Sculpture planned as memorial to teacher who loved nature

Andy Sudkamp, who taught biology at Everett High, died during a 2015 hiking trip in the Grand Canyon.

Andy Sudkamp, shown here with his wife, Mary Ann and their dogs, was an Everett High School biology teacher who died during a 2015 hiking trip at the Grand Canyon. The Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens Society seeks $10,000 in donations for a sculpture at Legion Park to commemorate his life. (Contributed Photo)
Library page Joanna Thomas (left) visits with Wai Ng, 59, while Ng gets started on a coloring project Wednesday night at the Everett Public Library’s Coloring and Conversation. The program, which has become quite popular, was started by Thomas. It is free and takes place the first Wednesday of each month. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Coloring ‘really makes you happy,’ even when you’re not a child

With colored pencils and pens in hand, group gathers for creativity and conversation at the library.

Library page Joanna Thomas (left) visits with Wai Ng, 59, while Ng gets started on a coloring project Wednesday night at the Everett Public Library’s Coloring and Conversation. The program, which has become quite popular, was started by Thomas. It is free and takes place the first Wednesday of each month. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Workers continue to put finishing touches on the new Paine Field passenger terminal at the Snohomish County Airport Thursday. Commercial flights will start next month from the terminal, which is owned by Propeller Airports. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Paine, why no flights to Spokane?

Passenger flights out of Everett start Feb. 11, but Eastern Washington is not a destination.

Workers continue to put finishing touches on the new Paine Field passenger terminal at the Snohomish County Airport Thursday. Commercial flights will start next month from the terminal, which is owned by Propeller Airports. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
The partygoers line up to watch the glass ball lower to the floor during Monday afternoon’s countdown to New Years…in Russia. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In the new year, older adults make meaningful resolutions

New Year’s Eve party at the Everett senior center was a gift, a bequest from a man who died in 2018.

The partygoers line up to watch the glass ball lower to the floor during Monday afternoon’s countdown to New Years…in Russia. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Local community theater actor Justin Tinsley with his mother, Joan Tinsley, late last summer after a conversation about his cancer battle. Justin Tinsley, 47, died Dec. 21. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Theater was his life; he’ll be in a play once more on screen

There’s grief but also gratitude as the stories of three people profiled in 2018 columns are updated.

Local community theater actor Justin Tinsley with his mother, Joan Tinsley, late last summer after a conversation about his cancer battle. Justin Tinsley, 47, died Dec. 21. (Dan Bates / The Herald)