Julie Muhlstein

A time capsule for 2068 will show what Everett was thinking

To be sealed Sunday, it will contain the simple sentiments and substantial thoughts of residents today.

 

Book Cafe feeds young minds at Snohomish mobile home parks

What began as one librarian’s volunteer summer effort has turned into a school district program.

 

Tracy Rubstello, director of development for the Bridge Receiving Center (background), talks about the home being created as a 30-day refuge for children who are first entering foster care. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Soft-landing place planned for children entering foster care

The Bridge Receiving Center is remodeling a house on Cedar Springs Camp property near Lake Stevens.

 

Retired Judge Jay Wisman was presiding judge at Cascade District Court in Arlington for more than 37 years.

Judge Jay Wisman was tough but gave people second chances

The retired judge, who died at 79, helped turn lives around during 37 years at Cascade District Court.

Retired Judge Jay Wisman was presiding judge at Cascade District Court in Arlington for more than 37 years.

It’s hot out there, but high-schoolers keep hitting the books

Summer assignments at area schools are rigorous, especially for students in AP classes.

Chandler Williamson, a board member of the Everett Recovery Cafe, points out that some work that needs to be done to the lower level of the old Everett Public Market before it can become the cafe’s new home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Everett Recovery Cafe moving to old public market building

A board member of the nonprofit that serves people battling addiction has his own story of recovery.

Chandler Williamson, a board member of the Everett Recovery Cafe, points out that some work that needs to be done to the lower level of the old Everett Public Market before it can become the cafe’s new home. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Kym Hilinski with her son, Tyler, on the field at Washington State University’s Martin Stadium. Tyler, a 21-year-old WSU quarterback, took his life in January. His mother will be at the Everett AquaSox game Saturday to raise awareness of Hilinski’s Hope, a nonprofit the family founded to address mental health issues and honor Tyler.

Hilinski’s Hope: Mother who lost QB son brings mission here

After tragedy at WSU, she’ll be at AquaSox game Saturday to bring attention to mental health efforts.

Kym Hilinski with her son, Tyler, on the field at Washington State University’s Martin Stadium. Tyler, a 21-year-old WSU quarterback, took his life in January. His mother will be at the Everett AquaSox game Saturday to raise awareness of Hilinski’s Hope, a nonprofit the family founded to address mental health issues and honor Tyler.
Quintin Hall, 8, (green T-shirt center) sits smiling as Kate Marquart, 8, (standing left), Alex Marquart, 11, (center) and Jonathan Marquart, 13, all watch Jack McGowan, 7, (left) and Max McGowan, 9, (right) peel open the wrapping on a going-away gift for Quintin. Along with his mom, Quintin is going home after an extended stay with the Marquart family while he had cancer treatment. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

In a fight for his life, 8-year-old gets to be a little boy

Woodway family shares their home and much more with Idaho child and his mom during cancer treatment.

Quintin Hall, 8, (green T-shirt center) sits smiling as Kate Marquart, 8, (standing left), Alex Marquart, 11, (center) and Jonathan Marquart, 13, all watch Jack McGowan, 7, (left) and Max McGowan, 9, (right) peel open the wrapping on a going-away gift for Quintin. Along with his mom, Quintin is going home after an extended stay with the Marquart family while he had cancer treatment. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Arriving at Hat Island Marina early Thursday, islanders begin disembarking the Hat Island Ferry, which is called the “Hat Express.” At the top of the ramp stands Ray Brown, the captain. Below him on the dock are crew members Ryan Taisey, first mate (left) and Michael Jablinske. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Hat Island: The somewhat secret, other-worldy Northwest gem

The rules are lax, it’s not public, and residents of the small isle off Everett like it that way.

Arriving at Hat Island Marina early Thursday, islanders begin disembarking the Hat Island Ferry, which is called the “Hat Express.” At the top of the ramp stands Ray Brown, the captain. Below him on the dock are crew members Ryan Taisey, first mate (left) and Michael Jablinske. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
As his daughter, Rachel Hickson, waits on a customer, owner Keith Hickson strokes the face of an elk head that graces the wall above ice cream freezers in his Lake Roesiger Store. Nearby are the trophies of a fox, a huge fish, a linx, a deer, an antelope and more. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Bait, beer and buddies: Rustic Lake Roesiger Store for sale

Miles from grocers and gas stations, the roadside spot has been a community hub nearly 80 years.

As his daughter, Rachel Hickson, waits on a customer, owner Keith Hickson strokes the face of an elk head that graces the wall above ice cream freezers in his Lake Roesiger Store. Nearby are the trophies of a fox, a huge fish, a linx, a deer, an antelope and more. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Once ‘the Jackson 5 of Everett,’ they’ll play the Nubian Jam

The celebration of African-American and African culture features music, food, crafts, games and more.

Jazzy and snazzy, 97-year-old band singer keeps the beat

Betty Purvis celebrates her birthday by singing with Bob’s Swing Band for dancers at Normanna Hall.

No boat? No problem — public fishing piers attract anglers

From Edmonds to Kayak Point, there are places for landlubbers to drop a line in saltwater.

From left, Kayleen Yonn, 15, Brittany Mendez-Hernandez, 14, and Careana Willis, 15, meet at Walter E. Hall Park where on Saturday they’ll help with Mobile Dental Day. It’s a project of Leadership Launch. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Mobile Dental Day bringing free care and fun to Casino Road

Teenagers involved in Leadership Launch organized an event to serve others in their community.

From left, Kayleen Yonn, 15, Brittany Mendez-Hernandez, 14, and Careana Willis, 15, meet at Walter E. Hall Park where on Saturday they’ll help with Mobile Dental Day. It’s a project of Leadership Launch. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
The Alaska Airlines repair and maintenance hangar at Paine Field, built in 1948 and shown here in 1951, now houses the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The airline will soon offer commercial flights from the Everett airport. (Ken Knudson / Everett Herald)

Alaska Airlines had hangar at Paine long before new terminal

Retirees recall fixing engines and maintaining airplanes in what’s now Flying Heritage Museum.

The Alaska Airlines repair and maintenance hangar at Paine Field, built in 1948 and shown here in 1951, now houses the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum. The airline will soon offer commercial flights from the Everett airport. (Ken Knudson / Everett Herald)
Jim Shields (top right), former assistant Everett Parks Department director, died in a vehicle crash July 3. Shields, of Camano Island, is shown here with his wife, Betsy, son James, daughter-in-law Marcelle and grandchildren Jimmy and Holyanna. (Courtesy Shields family) ​

Jim Shields was devoted to Everett parks, Camano community

Killed in a crash near Darrington, he left legacy of service. “Nobody was a stranger,” said his wife.

Jim Shields (top right), former assistant Everett Parks Department director, died in a vehicle crash July 3. Shields, of Camano Island, is shown here with his wife, Betsy, son James, daughter-in-law Marcelle and grandchildren Jimmy and Holyanna. (Courtesy Shields family) ​

His photos are everywhere, it seems — even on postage stamps

Wildlife photographer Kevin Ebi’s latest famous pic captured the northern lights in Snohomish County.

A trio in the lighting area at Boom City watches a shower of white-hot sparks from several fountains set off Tuesday just as darkness falls. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

It’s a blast when everyone gathers at Boom City

Just west of the Tulalip Resort Casino, a temporary fireworks market opens every summer.

A trio in the lighting area at Boom City watches a shower of white-hot sparks from several fountains set off Tuesday just as darkness falls. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Jim Mattson is retiring after nearly 40 years as executive director of Pacific Treatment Alternatives. (courtesy Jim Mattson)

He spent 39 years helping addicted moms

Jim Mattson has retired as executive director of Pacific Treatment Alternatives.

Jim Mattson is retiring after nearly 40 years as executive director of Pacific Treatment Alternatives. (courtesy Jim Mattson)
Lynnwood’s Cindy Ward, 42, completed her 100th half marathon earlier this month. Here, she celebrates at the finish line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon at Seattle Center. (Photo courtesy Cindy Ward and Gretchen Tapp)

100 half marathons later, Cindy Ward still hooked on running.

She reached her 100-run milestone June 10 at the finish line of the Rock‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon.

Lynnwood’s Cindy Ward, 42, completed her 100th half marathon earlier this month. Here, she celebrates at the finish line of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon at Seattle Center. (Photo courtesy Cindy Ward and Gretchen Tapp)