What's Up With That?

The future of newspaper stands is digital, sort of

Who carries coins around anymore? With a loss of sales through newsstands, The Daily Herald is innovating.

 

He’s the man whose yellow VW van gets attention in Edmonds

Steve Bell likes watching trains: “This is my living room, this is my outdoors.”

 

Thunder Rosa, bottom, and Priscilla Kelly in the ring at a monthly independent wrestling match at Normanna Lodge by Everett promoter Without a Cause. (Vitz Photos)

Chair-throwin’ rassling action happens monthly in Everett

After an injury, “Boruta the Polish Wild Man” went ringside as an independent wrestling promoter.

 

Rosemary Newman holds a photo of her mother, Hazel Mae Nichols, whose ashes were dispersed during a memorial service on the Edmonds-Kingston ferry route. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Ever after: Get married — or buried — on a Washington ferry

Ferries offer a final send-off for the cremains of loved ones. All for the price of passenger fare.

Rosemary Newman holds a photo of her mother, Hazel Mae Nichols, whose ashes were dispersed during a memorial service on the Edmonds-Kingston ferry route. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Giving away firewood put these guys in the global spotlight

Shane McDaniel and his twin sons of Lake Stevens split 40 cords for the needy. It led to fame.

Mark Sargent holds a representative model of a flat planet. The Whidbey Island native has made a name for himself as a flat Earth spokesman. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He’s semi-famous for being flat-out wrong about Earth

A Whidbey Island resident is telling people around the world that our planet is not a sphere.

Mark Sargent holds a representative model of a flat planet. The Whidbey Island native has made a name for himself as a flat Earth spokesman. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

He’s the 6-foot-4 Marine in photos of Bush’s memorial services

Bryce Carnahan, 20, of Lake Stevens, was part of the honor guard at the 41st president’s funeral.

Lynnwood couple cheer on son, UW running back Myles Gaskin

Gaskin is a record-setting Husky football player. His parents are proud and loud about it.

He’s the pancake Picasso of Snohomish County

This dad’s fancy flapjacks come to life on the griddle as Harry Potter, sharks and cartoon characters.

2 squad cars, 2 officers, a pillowcase and a cardboard box

Sometimes, protecting and serving the public means chasing jittery critters around a bathroom.

Keith Moser holds one of the many old newspaper found in the walls to insulate his home after construction crews tore down drywall in his Everett home. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Back when fake insulation was real news

Keith Moser had hoped for money, but found wads of newspaper behind the drywall in a home remodel.

Keith Moser holds one of the many old newspaper found in the walls to insulate his home after construction crews tore down drywall in his Everett home. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

It’s game on at the clink of a quarter at this Langley arcade

“Frogger” … “Zombie Raid” and more: It’s games galore at The Machine Shop on Whidbey

Journey into space from a lawn chair at the mall

View the heavens and more inside the Planetarium 360 near Santa at Everett Mall.

Ron Gordon sells the CBD balm that he makes at the Snohomish Senior Center. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

CBD, not THC: Ron’s Balms soothe but won’t give you a buzz

The retired Snohomish carpenter cooked up cannabidiol creams for his aches. Now he sells online.

Ron Gordon sells the CBD balm that he makes at the Snohomish Senior Center. (Lizz Giordano / The Herald)

Hey, Mr. Bus Driver, are you Larry or Garry?

These twins have been behind the wheel of Everett Transit buses since the early 1980s.

The buffalo is back at ‘The Buff’ — but you can’t ride it

After a theft gone awry, the iconic statue of an Evergreen Way saloon now stares down from the roof.

Kevin Grigsby, 61, has about 100,000 record albums. He buys, sells and trades out of the garage of his Lynnwood home. He calls it The Vinyl Garage. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Groovy! The dude has a vinyl stash of, like, 97,000 records

Kevin Grigsby, vinyl purist and Deadhead, is reliving and reselling the ’60s in his Lynnwood garage.

Kevin Grigsby, 61, has about 100,000 record albums. He buys, sells and trades out of the garage of his Lynnwood home. He calls it The Vinyl Garage. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
After buying velcro flags, uniforms and insignia pins, longtime customer David Edwards (right) shakes hands Wednesday with Shawn Winters, grandson of owners Jerry and Donna Winters, at Ed’s Surplus & Marine in Lynnwood. Ed’s is closing Oct. 31 after 50 years in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Ed’s Surplus closing: ‘This is like losing a dear ol’ friend’

The 50-year Lynnwood landmark, which sells bait, gear and military items, is going to online sales only.

After buying velcro flags, uniforms and insignia pins, longtime customer David Edwards (right) shakes hands Wednesday with Shawn Winters, grandson of owners Jerry and Donna Winters, at Ed’s Surplus & Marine in Lynnwood. Ed’s is closing Oct. 31 after 50 years in business. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Kelly Hatley, 63, proudly displays characters from “King of the Hill” in Freeland on Whidbey Island. An artist friend, Linda Frasier, painted the cutouts that are copied from the cartoon series. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Why are there ‘King of the Hill’ figures in the front yard?

Freeland resident Kelly Hatley tries to explain the tribute to Hank Hill and cartoon sidekicks.

Kelly Hatley, 63, proudly displays characters from “King of the Hill” in Freeland on Whidbey Island. An artist friend, Linda Frasier, painted the cutouts that are copied from the cartoon series. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Chemistry professor causing a stink on campus — for good

Lori Robins leads a research project at UW Bothell to improve sanitation in developing countries.