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Permission to be loud: Drum club is a hit with kids

An elementary gym teacher with donated drums knows how to channel all that fidgety energy.

 

Erwin Sanchez, owner of Erwin’s Philly Cheese Steak, on Monday, March 11, 2019 in Everett, Wash. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Cheez Louise! Philly cheesesteaks on a busy corner in PNW

March 24 is a national day for soft bread with juicy meat and oozy cheese.

 

Edmonds man is pixelated in ‘Naked and Afraid’

Back from the jungles of Panama, Max Djenohan said Sunday’s episode will be “gnarly.”

 

Chris Pratt won an award, and it wasn’t for acting

The actor with a farm in the San Juan Islands brags about his fleece win at Stanwood’s Fiberpalooza.

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.

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)
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.