Julie Muhlstein

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

 

At the conclusion of his talk, 95-year-old Dick Nelms, who flew 35 missions in B-17 bombers in World War II, tips his cap to appreciative fellow military pilots at the Stanwood Eagles Thursday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Step into ‘a wonderful comradeship’ of military fliers

The Stanwood gathering recently hosted Dick Nelms, 95, who flew 35 missions into Germany during WWII.

 

Standing on the marked ground where a new church will be built, Rev. Jay DeFolco of Holy Cross Catholic Church of Lake Stevens and Granite Falls talks about the parish, which will break ground here on Sunday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Holy Cross Catholic plans groundbreaking on much larger church

For its multiple Masses every weekend, it fills to capacity and beyond.

 

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)
Volunteer Pat Reeve, 78, gets a sweet response when she surprises Samuel Williford, 63, of Everett, with something to eat Wednesday at the Everett Food Bank. Reeve has volunteered there 10 years. “It’s addictive in a way,” she said. “It’s my family.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)

You can play a role in fighting hunger without leaving home

The annual letter carriers food drive is this Saturday.

Volunteer Pat Reeve, 78, gets a sweet response when she surprises Samuel Williford, 63, of Everett, with something to eat Wednesday at the Everett Food Bank. Reeve has volunteered there 10 years. “It’s addictive in a way,” she said. “It’s my family.” (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Andee Vaughan, 36, who loves old houses and rents this one, enjoys the play of sunlight Monday in the Swalwell Cottage. Said to be Everett’s oldest standing house, it was completed in 1892, a year before the city was incorporated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

City of Everett to celebrate 125th birthday with big party

The June 2 event will include music, scavenger hunts, tours and a time capsule to be opened in 2068.

Andee Vaughan, 36, who loves old houses and rents this one, enjoys the play of sunlight Monday in the Swalwell Cottage. Said to be Everett’s oldest standing house, it was completed in 1892, a year before the city was incorporated. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
With graduation approaching quickly at Cascade High School, senior triplets (from left) Amanda, Brooke and Courtney Alcayaga take time to talk about their brother Michael, who died of leukemia in 2014, and about their futures. The triplets have been active in Cascade sports, and the school continues to honor Michael with an annual baseball game. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A bittersweet graduation for Everett triplets

Amanda, Brooke and Courtney Alcayaga will be remembering their older brother, lost to leukemia.

With graduation approaching quickly at Cascade High School, senior triplets (from left) Amanda, Brooke and Courtney Alcayaga take time to talk about their brother Michael, who died of leukemia in 2014, and about their futures. The triplets have been active in Cascade sports, and the school continues to honor Michael with an annual baseball game. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Isaac Petersen, 30, holds a 6-foot long forest cobra that has been devenomized for handling safety. Petersen, who bought the Reptile Zoo from his dad, Reptile Man Scott Petersen, will be showing animals at the Youth & Family Wellness Fair Saturday at Evergreen Middle School. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Annual Youth & Family Wellness Fair set for Saturday

Enjoy a free lunch, entertainment, services and attend a workshop or two.

Isaac Petersen, 30, holds a 6-foot long forest cobra that has been devenomized for handling safety. Petersen, who bought the Reptile Zoo from his dad, Reptile Man Scott Petersen, will be showing animals at the Youth & Family Wellness Fair Saturday at Evergreen Middle School. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Bill Bates, former editor, publisher of Snohomish Tribune, dies

The small-town newspaperman found at midlife a new passion in mountaineering.

A 1907 beauty of a house at 2108 Rucker Ave. in Everett has been restored and renovated into six apartments after sitting empty and in disrepair for 15 years. Its owners now seek listing on the Everett Register of Historic Places.The house is next to the one Everett’s Bill Belshaw renovated in 2012. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Top-to-bottom renovation rejuvenates Rucker home

Contractor takes a historic house and creates six homes in one

A 1907 beauty of a house at 2108 Rucker Ave. in Everett has been restored and renovated into six apartments after sitting empty and in disrepair for 15 years. Its owners now seek listing on the Everett Register of Historic Places.The house is next to the one Everett’s Bill Belshaw renovated in 2012. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Success stories at Cocoon House: Teenagers take wing

The nonprofit celebrated its young residents with Butterfly Awards for their achievements.

Everett’s corner veteran flag-wavers honor one of their own

Evergreen Troop Support Group members turned out to remember Vietnam veteran John McKee, 79.

Longtime Grace United Methodist Church office manager Linda Doyle finds a memento—an intact yellow brick—to remind her of all the good memories here. But Doyle and many church members are excited about Cocoon House’s new home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

A new generation of good works takes root in Everett

Spirit of Grace United Methodist Church comes down as Cocoon House prepares to build.

Longtime Grace United Methodist Church office manager Linda Doyle finds a memento—an intact yellow brick—to remind her of all the good memories here. But Doyle and many church members are excited about Cocoon House’s new home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Grief for the planet is real, and students are feeling it

“They’re losing sleep,” says a UW Bothell lecturer. She leads a seminar on environmental anxiety.

Two-day event will offer free medical and dental services

The Amen Everett Free Clinic is expected to serve 400 to 500 patients Friday and Sunday.

Guatemalan villagers join with volunteers from the Hands for Peacemaking Foundation outside the school the Everett-based nonprofit helped build last month in the village of Canton Maya Jaguar. (Larry Jubie photos)

Rotary families put their hearts to work

They join with the Everett-based Hands for Peacemaking Foundation to build a school in Guatemala.

Guatemalan villagers join with volunteers from the Hands for Peacemaking Foundation outside the school the Everett-based nonprofit helped build last month in the village of Canton Maya Jaguar. (Larry Jubie photos)
Ingrid Kanis Steppic, the first of four speakers in EvCC’s annual “Surviving the Holocaust” series, talks about her parents helping hide 40 Jews in The Netherlands during the Nazi occupation and her father warning others not to register but to hide. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘These were not nameless people’ being killed by the Nazis

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, those who were there explain horrors that are no longer common knowledge.

Ingrid Kanis Steppic, the first of four speakers in EvCC’s annual “Surviving the Holocaust” series, talks about her parents helping hide 40 Jews in The Netherlands during the Nazi occupation and her father warning others not to register but to hide. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Elizabeth Ruth Wallace on skis in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 1966 with her husband, pharmacist Bryan Wallace. Since her death in 2016, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust has donated millions of dollars to nonprofit groups, parks and other organizations. (Courtesy Cheri Ryan)

Edmonds-area native’s living trust has given away millions

Through her generosity, Elizabeth Ruth “Bette” Wallace’s legacy endures.

Elizabeth Ruth Wallace on skis in Sun Valley, Idaho, in 1966 with her husband, pharmacist Bryan Wallace. Since her death in 2016, the Elizabeth Ruth Wallace Living Trust has donated millions of dollars to nonprofit groups, parks and other organizations. (Courtesy Cheri Ryan)
From left, library historian Lisa Labovitch, Jerry Solie (standing), and history buffs Dave Ramstad and William Vincent (right) enjoy one another’s light conversation while studying images in dozens of scrapbooks and photo albums Tuesday night at the Everett Public Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Sleuthing the history and mysteries of a city

Everett Public Library opens its photo albums, scrapbooks to amateur historians

From left, library historian Lisa Labovitch, Jerry Solie (standing), and history buffs Dave Ramstad and William Vincent (right) enjoy one another’s light conversation while studying images in dozens of scrapbooks and photo albums Tuesday night at the Everett Public Library. (Dan Bates / The Herald)