The Chat

Chatting with ace saxophonist Pete Christlieb

He played for decades in the Johnny Carson house band. Now you can hear him in Everett.

 

He knows the rockin’ history of the Pacific Northwest

An Everett librarian shares what he’s learned about our area’s musical past and future.

 

Her goal as Washington’s new CEO of Wishes? Grant more wishes

Bothell’s Melissa Arias is the president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish chapter that includes Washington.

 

Abigail Espinoza is tattooed by Michael Gardner, of Tattoo Garden, at his shop in Everett’s historic Lowell district on Aug. 8. He will be among one of three Everett artists featured at the 17th annual Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

A tattoo is a ‘window to the soul or armor against the world’

This Everett artist will join hundreds of other tattooists at the Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend.

Abigail Espinoza is tattooed by Michael Gardner, of Tattoo Garden, at his shop in Everett’s historic Lowell district on Aug. 8. He will be among one of three Everett artists featured at the 17th annual Seattle Tattoo Expo this weekend. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jeff “The Fish” Aaron is stepping away after many years as a sports-talk radio personality for Everett-based KRKO 1380 AM and moving to Arizona. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett sports-talk radio personality reflects on his career

Jeff “The Fish” Aaron has left KRKO 1380 AM following the station’s shift from sports talk to music.

Jeff “The Fish” Aaron is stepping away after many years as a sports-talk radio personality for Everett-based KRKO 1380 AM and moving to Arizona. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

He sings about ignorance, war and greed — and it’s OK to laugh

Roy Zimmerman, a mainstay on left-leaning radio, will perform a one-man show in Marysville.

Weight-loss surgery gives Bothell man second chance at life

His book “SleeveLife: Losing Half of Myself and Finding the Rest” details his transformation.

Naturalist taking inventory of Snohomish County butterflies

David Droppers, of Lynnwood, is documenting the species along popular Mountain Loop Highway trails.

She destigmatizes bipolar disorder with her graphic nonfiction

Artist Ellen Forney will speak at the Everett Public Library about her new memoir “Rock Steady.”

St. Helens story: Author to discuss ‘Untold Story’ on eruption

The book depicts the buildup to the 1980 eruption, and personal tales of survival and death.

New Everett Chorale director has plans for meaningful music

Jennifer Rodgers hopes to introduce singing to a broader audience — even to those who are homeless.

How our film critic fell in love with movies — and his top 10

Robert Horton has been writing for The Herald since 1983. That’s a lot of popcorn.

In his office at WSU Everett, clinical associate professor Brett Atwood, an expert with VR technology, dons an Oculus headset. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

WSU Everett prof on promises, pitfalls of virtual reality

Brett Atwood will moderate a panel on the legitimacy, complexity and realness of virtual reality.

In his office at WSU Everett, clinical associate professor Brett Atwood, an expert with VR technology, dons an Oculus headset. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Hot dog of a food truck pays off for Monroe father-son duo

Jerry and Jake Dixon serve up the dogs from Big Dog’s, a truck that used to lug around tools.

Washington’s Tooth Fairy wears Chuck Taylors and bold glasses

Molli Corcoran, 29, has been the tooth-collecting fairy for Delta Dental of Washington since 2015.

Andrea Rosen, mother of two, quit eating sugar more than 1,000 days ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

How kicking her sugar habit changed a Mill Creek mom’s life

Andrea Rosen quit eating sweets 3 years ago, lost weight, felt better and her family also benefited.

Andrea Rosen, mother of two, quit eating sugar more than 1,000 days ago. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Her ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ character is inspired by aunts

Alicia Jones plays the Finches’ housekeeper, Calpurnia, in the Edmonds Driftwood Players production.

Rose Johnson, 80, is a member of the Everett Area Newcomers Club, which meets and dines once a month at Sno-Isle Tech’s student-run Le Bistro Restaurant. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Old-timers can join the Everett Area Newcomers Club

Everett group welcomes women for friendship and fun at multiple meet-ups.

Rose Johnson, 80, is a member of the Everett Area Newcomers Club, which meets and dines once a month at Sno-Isle Tech’s student-run Le Bistro Restaurant. (Dan Bates / The Herald)
Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Stanwood woman is kicking up her heels 98 pounds lighter

Lilia Smith ‘Took off Pounds Sensibly’ with the weight-loss support group TOPS.

Lilia Smith, 62, a retired Boeing worker teaching line dancing classes at the Stanwood Senior Center on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018 in Stanwood, Wa. Smith lost 98 pounds, going from 270 to 172 pounds. She credits it to TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

The conclusion of an epic, cross-country adventure

At 74, the Woodway man completed his 4,800-mile paddle and bike trip “from sea to shining sea.”