What's Up With That?

Roxy and Illiad Gesler have a chainsawed Stanley Cup model carved of cedar atop a stump in the front yard of their home on May 10, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Everett couple posts a declaration of their love for hockey

They are taking NHL fandom to new heights with a carved replica of the Stanley Cup.

 

Retired house painter Rod Shafer cruises through a north Everett neighborhood on his chopper-style bicycle with his closest companion, Sally, 27, sitting on the handlebars enjoying the sights. Yep, she’s a parrot and they’re best friends. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

This guy takes his parrot everywhere he goes in Everett

Rod Shafer has had Sally, a macaw, on his shoulder for years, even while bicycling around town. (Video)

 

The UFOiTeam meets weekly for out-of-this-world conversation

These “abductees,” “experiencers” and “contactees” are otherwise unremarkable humans dining at Denny’s. (Video)

 

You, too, can dress your Chihuahua in a tutu

Even German shepherds wear tutus, thanks to a business that makes clothes and bling for pets.

Mermaid’s sculptor is still at work — in the California desert

Kay Henkel left Edmonds nearly 40 years ago. She is still creating art — in Palm Springs.

People fill up various water jug and containers at the artesian well on 164th Street on Monday, April 2, 2018 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

It’s the water: Artesian well draws fans from miles around

True believers have been flocking for decades to the last well flowing in the Alderwood district.

People fill up various water jug and containers at the artesian well on 164th Street on Monday, April 2, 2018 in Lynnwood, Wa. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

These young pageant princesses try to keep it real — fun

For two Lake Stevens sisters, the notorious world of beauty pageants is all about being yourself.

An Everett ‘potcast’ explains what all the buzz is about

“In the Weeds” covers the marijuana industry’s retail trends and the art of smoking “flower.”

With Alexa in every room, no one in the house flips a switch

This family has seven Echo devices. Life’s a little easier, but “Alexa creeps me out,” says one boy

Lacie Marsh-Carroll stirs wax before pouring candles in her garage at her home in Lake Stevens on March 17. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

This Lake Stevens candlemaker waxes profane

Her products are dripping sarcasm. “Have a friend going through a divorce? I have a candle for that.”

Lacie Marsh-Carroll stirs wax before pouring candles in her garage at her home in Lake Stevens on March 17. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Former TV journalist opens coffee, gelato and wine business

The Newsroom in Mill Creek also features events such as dancing and board game sessions.

Bibbity the goat rides of the back of Star the cow on the farm of Randy De Jong, his little piece of Iowa in Snohomish. (Andrea Brown / The Daily Herald)

Impromptu livestock-on-livestock rodeo is a thing at Snohomish farm

At the De Jong place, miniature goats often hop on the backs of cows — and hang on for the ride.

Bibbity the goat rides of the back of Star the cow on the farm of Randy De Jong, his little piece of Iowa in Snohomish. (Andrea Brown / The Daily Herald)

Everett is a ‘staycation’ wonderland — better than Cleveland!

Expedia says this is one of the nation’s best places for a stay-at-home vacation.

This is now one of the most expensive restaurants in Everett

Upscale Abbott’s now occupies the site of the eatery renovated by TV food celebrity Gordon Ramsay.

A tribute that’s more than skin deep

Thomas Resch had his late mom’s heartbeat and last note to him tattooed on his chest.

Blues Brothers rock the roof of Lynnwood auto shop

The flashy figures were originally put up to draw customers to the business next door.

This beefy ex-cop has a delicate hobby: intricate paper-cut art

You can see Tom Sacco’s creations at the upcoming Everett Art Walk.

Why is there a bitcoin ATM at this Lynnwood gas station?

And by the way, what is bitcoin? It’s cryptocurrency backed by nothing — but worth a whole lot.

Coloring book by white guys mad at White House white guys

“I Am So Sick of White Guys” is sure to amuse some people — and most certainly anger others.

Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

10-year-old girl to plaster prose at Everett park and ride

Aeries Erickson is writing a literary journal so commuters have something to read.

Aeries Erickson, 10, has been writing since the age of 4. She is working on a literary journal to put in the transit station near her grandparents’ house so people will have something to read while waiting for the bus. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)