Snohomish

Foundation awards $44K to Snohomish school programs

The grants will benefit computer science classes and tuition waivers for a summer academy.

Alberta Gbla, left, of Mariner High School and Aleksandra Kogalovski of Mercer Island High School work in the lab during the Fred Hutch Pathway Research Explorers Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Teens in Fred Hutch program aspire to be scientists, doctors

Snohomish County students are among the 32 admitted to the Pathway Research Explorer Program.

Alberta Gbla, left, of Mariner High School and Aleksandra Kogalovski of Mercer Island High School work in the lab during the Fred Hutch Pathway Research Explorers Program at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 in Seattle, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

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.

Man admits to killing mom, stabbing dad, setting fire

Zachary Konicke, 32, said he was having a mental health crisis that day in 2016.

The rootin’-tootin’ music man of Snohomish

Every day is a parade for Mike Carver and his red 1967 Ford pickup. Music blares from the truck’s 18 speakers and hundreds of bubbles… Continue reading

After his Class of 1972 Snohomish High School reunion, Mike Carver had 18 speakers built into his truck and drives it around town and in parades, blasting music and trailing bubbles. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He drives that cool music-blaring, bubble-blowing old truck

Mike Carver loudly cruises Snohomish streets in a ’67 Ford — a rolling tribute to his class of 1972.

After his Class of 1972 Snohomish High School reunion, Mike Carver had 18 speakers built into his truck and drives it around town and in parades, blasting music and trailing bubbles. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Monroe teen to compete at archery championship in Italy

Erin White has been shooting arrows since she was 8. She loves to travel and see new places.

Local teens win college-sponsored National Merit scholarships

Students qualified for the program based on their scores on the 2016 Preliminary SAT.

Teens medal in national family, consumer science events

The winners are students at Jackson, Lake Stevens, Snohomish and Stanwood high schools.

New transit bus stops open near Glacier Peak High School

Residents have requested the stops for more than two years since Route 109 service began in 2016.

Summer Shorts at The Thumb a quick way to enjoy lots of theater

The short play festival moves to the Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish from Aug. 3-12.

Brush fire shuts down southbound Highway 9 in Snohomish

It’s not yet known how long the road will be closed.

Doc’s Pilchuck Tavern on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Machias, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

For $749,000, Doc’s Pilchuck Tavern can be yours

The storied landmark bar in Machias comes with a house and a garage with room for a yacht.

Doc’s Pilchuck Tavern on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 in Machias, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Steps leading to an empty lot are the remains of arson 10 years ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Once a crime scene, Street of Dreams to feature luxury homes

The goal is to attract buyers fleeing the congestion and high real estate prices on the Eastside.

Steps leading to an empty lot are the remains of arson 10 years ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Stu Williamson, 100, and tandem instructor Vladimir Ursachii prepare for landing during Williamson’s birthday skydive at Skydive Snohomish on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

He jumped from 14,000 feet to celebrate turning 100 years old

Robert “Stu” Williamson celebrated his century mark with family and friends at Skydive Snohomish.

Stu Williamson, 100, and tandem instructor Vladimir Ursachii prepare for landing during Williamson’s birthday skydive at Skydive Snohomish on Sunday, July 22, 2018 in Snohomish, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Gil Schwarzmiller, 91, for many years played in the Sauerkraut Band started by his brother 50 years ago. He is the grand marshal of Saturday’s Kla Ha Ya Days parade. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Sauerkraut Band: Music, fun and fermented cabbage since 1968

Celebrating 50 years of making people laugh, the Snohomish band continues to be life of any party.

Gil Schwarzmiller, 91, for many years played in the Sauerkraut Band started by his brother 50 years ago. He is the grand marshal of Saturday’s Kla Ha Ya Days parade. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
A hummingbird sits on a honeysuckle plant in the Simpson’s garden in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Douglas firs surround sanctuary garden on Snohomish tour

Peggy and Richard Simpson’s approach to gardening is laissez-faire, with no elaborate plan.

A hummingbird sits on a honeysuckle plant in the Simpson’s garden in Snohomish. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

One killed, another injured by drivers allegedly on drugs

Two men are suspected of driving under the influence and causing two separate crashes in one day.