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Requiem for pay phones: Bring $100 bills, not dimes

Man caves, outdoor showers or outhouses are just 3 possible uses for the retro booths in Sultan.

Bob Ade, 84, kaleidoscope artist. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Bob the kaleidoscope master spins reality thousands of times

The Lynnwood artist, 84, is known worldwide for the scopes he makes at his home. Some go for $2,000.

Bob Ade, 84, kaleidoscope artist. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

An update on a Flat Earther, a woodchopper and drummers

The characters in this space stumbled into love, a Netflix movie deal, potato chips and a drumming debut.

Mark Sargent of Whidbey Island is on the screen with Texas YouTuber Patricia Steere as she broadcasts “The Flat Earth and Other Hot Potatoes” from her Houston home. The two also share cameo roles (and some sexual tension) in the documentary “Behind the Curve” which was picked up by Netflix. (Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)
This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Yikes! Big hair and blue eye shadow is stylin’ in Lynnwood

Dude, beer can earrings are like, totally, a bonus in “Almost Live!” contest to art up a signal box.

This photo illustration is a mockup of what the traffic signal box might look like for Lynnwood’s “Big Hair and Blue Eye Shadow” photo contest to art up a box near the Alderwood mall. That’s Shannon Sessions, Lynnwood city councilwoman, in her 1988 Meadowdale High School graduation photo.
                                (City of Lynnwood)

Oh, crab! There’s something fishy about this place

That mysterious eyesore by the sea will be replaced by a new research center. “It’s all going to go.”

Betty Davis, left, holds on to her mother Leia, who holds onto daughter Alana,7, as they watch books fall from shelves inside The Big Shaker as it shakes like a magnitude 8 earthquake on April 19 in Everett. The Big Shaker is an earthquake simulator in a 24-foot trailer that replicates a typical living room of sofas and shelves with books and plastic dishes that fall during the demonstration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Big Shaker: This rockin’ trailer simulates an 8.0 earthquake

The real thing would be seismically serious, but getting a feel for what’s to come can be fun.

Betty Davis, left, holds on to her mother Leia, who holds onto daughter Alana,7, as they watch books fall from shelves inside The Big Shaker as it shakes like a magnitude 8 earthquake on April 19 in Everett. The Big Shaker is an earthquake simulator in a 24-foot trailer that replicates a typical living room of sofas and shelves with books and plastic dishes that fall during the demonstration. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A visitor looks at a sculpture on the Cloudstone outdoor gallery in Freeland. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Walk the Whidbey wonderland of 400 sculptures by Hank Nelson

Cloudstone opens to the public for a rare glimpse at pieces “small as a chair and as large as a truck.”

A visitor looks at a sculpture on the Cloudstone outdoor gallery in Freeland. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

At 84 years and 155 pounds, he’s hardly He-Man and yet he is

Roger Sweet of Lake Stevens had a hand in creating the 1980s Masters of the Universe series.

Scottish ‘rock star’ returns to fix stone wall crafted in 2001

It’s more than a 220-foot-long wall made of rocks; it’s the foundation of a transatlantic love story.

Yaaah! That’s hipster Gregr of ‘Nerd Talk’ you see around town

The morning host of radio station 107.7 The End has traded Seattle vibe for Snohomish family life.

Everett Community College biology instructor Greg Crowther sings a song he wrote, “Hey, Urethra!” to his human anatomy biology class. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Among hits by songwriting biology instructor: ‘Hey, Urethra!’

Science rocks when Greg Crowther belts out tunes for Everett Community College students.

Everett Community College biology instructor Greg Crowther sings a song he wrote, “Hey, Urethra!” to his human anatomy biology class. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Get lucky — or not — at these top-winning lottery stores

Powerball jackpot is $750 million. “It’s “all about the anticipation,” says Everett winner of $190,000.

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.

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

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)
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