Julie Muhlstein

Sixth-grader Jacob Chanthavong sorts canned food and places it in boxes Wednesday at North Middle School in Lake Stevens. His Social Skills class helped with delivery to the Lake Stevens Community Food Bank. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Special teacher’s class making changes, helping the hungry

At North Lake Middle School, kids learn social skills while serving others with food bank project.

 

Hilton Pharmacy & Gifts owner Mary Kirkland takes a call at the front counter of her drugstore Monday. Her great-grandfather bought the store 100 years ago this month. Kirkland, a pharmacist, has owned the business since 1984. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

At 100, Hilton Pharmacy is festive and still in the family

Marysville drugstore was purchased in December 1919 by a farmer, former coal miner and father of 11.

 

A crowd of about 50 people attended the dedication ceremony for the AIDS Memorial of Snohomish County in December 2005. A World AIDS Day event is scheduled for 2 p.m Sunday at the memorial, located west of the Mission Building on the Snohomish County Campus. (Herald file photo by Michael O’Leary 12/01/05)

World AIDS Day event: sad memories and a prevention message

Marysville woman has lived with HIV since 1993. She shares her story of survival through medications.

 

Arlington’s Avellaneda family join Judge David Kurtz at his bench as Mayah, 6, strikes his gavel Friday, National Adoption Day. Mayah and her two younger sisters, Alayna, 2, and Malaya, 1, were adopted by Jen (right) and Cid Avellaneda (next to Jen). Other family members are (from left) the Avellanedas’ son-in-law, Blake King, their daughter, Mariah King, their other adopted daughter, Nicole, 13, and their son, Jeriah Avellaneda, 26, holding Alayna. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

‘Immense joy’ for parents, children on National Adoption Day

The annual event is meant to draw attention to thousands of foster kids awaiting forever families.

Arlington’s Avellaneda family join Judge David Kurtz at his bench as Mayah, 6, strikes his gavel Friday, National Adoption Day. Mayah and her two younger sisters, Alayna, 2, and Malaya, 1, were adopted by Jen (right) and Cid Avellaneda (next to Jen). Other family members are (from left) the Avellanedas’ son-in-law, Blake King, their daughter, Mariah King, their other adopted daughter, Nicole, 13, and their son, Jeriah Avellaneda, 26, holding Alayna. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Northshore Christian Academy Superintendent Holly Leach was among school staff who went to Washington, D.C., last week to accept a National Blue Ribbon School award. The middle school choir, on stage with Leach, performed during a celebration Wednesday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Blue Ribbon award for Northshore Christian ‘a really big deal’

Everett academy is only West Coast private school to receive prestigious national recognition in ’19.

Northshore Christian Academy Superintendent Holly Leach was among school staff who went to Washington, D.C., last week to accept a National Blue Ribbon School award. The middle school choir, on stage with Leach, performed during a celebration Wednesday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Teresa Rugg is founder of the Snohomish County chapter of RESULTS, an organization that works to end poverty. The group will celebrate its 15th anniversary with an event in Snohomish on Saturday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

While targeting poverty, group honors former Snohomish mayor

Local chapter of RESULTS will celebrate its 15th anniversary with a concert and kudos to Karen Guzak.

Teresa Rugg is founder of the Snohomish County chapter of RESULTS, an organization that works to end poverty. The group will celebrate its 15th anniversary with an event in Snohomish on Saturday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Doreen Ricci shares memories of her late father, Jake Boersema, who worked 48 years for Sears in Everett, many of these years at the Everett Mall store. Among his memorabilia is an engraved clock, a trophy awarded in 1977 for Boersema having the No.1 Sears hardware department in the nation. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

As Sears closure looms, daughter of star salesman looks back

A “retail baby,” she’s still in the business as the store where her dad spent decades nears its final days.

Doreen Ricci shares memories of her late father, Jake Boersema, who worked 48 years for Sears in Everett, many of these years at the Everett Mall store. Among his memorabilia is an engraved clock, a trophy awarded in 1977 for Boersema having the No.1 Sears hardware department in the nation. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Kal Leichtman (right) with his bride-to-be, Marilyn Ogden, and District Court Judge Tam Bui before the elderly couple’s wedding on June 6, 2018, the 74th anniversary of D-Day. Leichtman, 93, died Oct. 11. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A D-Day groom last year, hero of World War II dies at age 93

Everett’s Kal Leichtman was a Navy veteran who lived through dangerous duty at Normandy and Okinawa.

Kal Leichtman (right) with his bride-to-be, Marilyn Ogden, and District Court Judge Tam Bui before the elderly couple’s wedding on June 6, 2018, the 74th anniversary of D-Day. Leichtman, 93, died Oct. 11. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Becky Whitefield, marketing coordinator at Cocoon House, shows off some of the books arriving. In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Everett Woman’s Book Club has donated more than $3,000 worth of new books to the agency that shelters homeless teens and young adults. (Photo courtesy Woman’s Book Club of Everett)

Woman’s Book Club marks 125 years with gift to Cocoon House

Group that started Everett Public Library gives “very nice surprise” of books to help at-risk teens.

Becky Whitefield, marketing coordinator at Cocoon House, shows off some of the books arriving. In celebration of its 125th anniversary, the Everett Woman’s Book Club has donated more than $3,000 worth of new books to the agency that shelters homeless teens and young adults. (Photo courtesy Woman’s Book Club of Everett)
Darlene Harrington served with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam in1967-68. The 1963 graduate of Snohomish High School, then Darlene Wolfe, later served in the Army Reserve. “The memories are vivid,” she said. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

An Army nurse in Vietnam, she keeps patients in her heart

“Many of them probably didn’t make it all the way home,” says Snohomish woman, who spent a year at war.

Darlene Harrington served with the U.S. Army Nurse Corps in Vietnam in1967-68. The 1963 graduate of Snohomish High School, then Darlene Wolfe, later served in the Army Reserve. “The memories are vivid,” she said. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Students at Riverview Elementary in Snohomish, (from left) Kalista Nguyen, Cade Yoder, Keagan Ard and Izzy Clare explain Wednesday how they used Story Maker technology to help make an animated movie, “The WonderGrove Wizard of Oz.” The project was part of their work in teacher Kimberlee Spaetig-Peterson’s class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Snohomish students are filmmakers who animated update of ‘Oz’

Terry Thoren, former “Rugrats” producer, brings technology to classrooms.

Students at Riverview Elementary in Snohomish, (from left) Kalista Nguyen, Cade Yoder, Keagan Ard and Izzy Clare explain Wednesday how they used Story Maker technology to help make an animated movie, “The WonderGrove Wizard of Oz.” The project was part of their work in teacher Kimberlee Spaetig-Peterson’s class. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Fernando Moratalla, a U.S. Marine veteran, hugs Myra Rintamaki at the Veterans Resource Center at Edmonds Community College Tuesday. Rintamaki is a Gold Star Mother whose Marine Corps son Steven was killed in Iraq in 2004. Moratalla is an immigrant from Venezuela. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

EdCC will honor immigrants who served their chosen country

Veterans event will also celebrate 10th anniversary of “Boots to Books and Beyond” monument on campus.

Fernando Moratalla, a U.S. Marine veteran, hugs Myra Rintamaki at the Veterans Resource Center at Edmonds Community College Tuesday. Rintamaki is a Gold Star Mother whose Marine Corps son Steven was killed in Iraq in 2004. Moratalla is an immigrant from Venezuela. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Everett’s antique bookmobile, Pegasus, is stored in a massive building just south of Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake. Ruben Sanchez (left) and Doug Acheson, both with the city, look over the 1924-1929 customized Ford. It may eventually be on display at the Everett Museum of History. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Wild ride of bookmobile Pegasus could end in place of honor

Everett Museum of History hopes for a long-term loan of the city library’s 1924-1929 customized Ford.

Everett’s antique bookmobile, Pegasus, is stored in a massive building just south of Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake. Ruben Sanchez (left) and Doug Acheson, both with the city, look over the 1924-1929 customized Ford. It may eventually be on display at the Everett Museum of History. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Jack Simmons, owner and manager of Burgermaster on Evergreen Way in Everett, is closing the restaurant. He has been in the restaurant business nearly 40 years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Burgermaster’s regulars will miss more than its classic menu

With the sale of restaurant’s property on Evergreen Way, a MOD Pizza outlet is coming to Everett.

Jack Simmons, owner and manager of Burgermaster on Evergreen Way in Everett, is closing the restaurant. He has been in the restaurant business nearly 40 years. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Harrowing to happy scenes, haunts are all set for Halloween

To unnerve and delight trick-or-treaters, Everett neighborhoods go way beyond pumpkins on porches.

Relaxing on a comfortable couch near their living ficus tree, Bob and Jeanne Van Winkle share laughter while talking about their life in the furniture business. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Sweethearts and co-workers, Van Winkles closing their store

Building is sold, but furniture is still on sale at couple’s Hewitt Avenue shop in downtown Everett.

Relaxing on a comfortable couch near their living ficus tree, Bob and Jeanne Van Winkle share laughter while talking about their life in the furniture business. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Danita Lott, 47, talks about the help and community she found at the Everett Recovery Cafe after struggling with addiction for decades. The cafe will host a fundraiser Nov. 9. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Dishing up more than soup, cafe helped addict find new life

Everett Recovery Cafe members to share their experiences at fundraiser aimed at renovating new site.

Danita Lott, 47, talks about the help and community she found at the Everett Recovery Cafe after struggling with addiction for decades. The cafe will host a fundraiser Nov. 9. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Onstage and off, Laura Shriner was the theater’s bright light

Historic Everett Theatre manager’s wife died during Vegas trip. A popular actor, she ran box office.

Covenant Art Glass owners Stan and Colleen Price plan to retire at year’s end after being in business since 1979. Stan Price’s glass pieces will be on sale in November at their Everett shop. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Glass artist is saying goodbye, but first a whale of a sale

After 40 years running Covenant Art Glass, Stan and Colleen Price plan to retire in Wenatchee area.

Covenant Art Glass owners Stan and Colleen Price plan to retire at year’s end after being in business since 1979. Stan Price’s glass pieces will be on sale in November at their Everett shop. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Simulation education specialist Carrie Brood, of WSU’s medical school, holds a high-fidelity mannequin used for simulated patient care in the Range Health mobile unit displayed in Everett on Thursday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Rolling clinic linked to WSU medical school comes to Everett

Range Health, a nonprofit, is supported by donation from Othello cattle rancher who died last year.

Simulation education specialist Carrie Brood, of WSU’s medical school, holds a high-fidelity mannequin used for simulated patient care in the Range Health mobile unit displayed in Everett on Thursday. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
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