What's Up With That?

Life after ‘Hoarders’: 2 years, 250 tons lighter in Marysville

Andy and Becky Otter got a resurgence of fame when the A&E reality TV show was picked up by Netflix.

 

Everett’s Statue of Liberty welcomes weary travelers on I-5

Steve Breeden bolted the replica to his deck for year-round patriotism and quirky fun.

 

Need some scratch? Pig out on $5 bacon-scented lottery tix

“Bring Home the Bacon” has a cute cartoon pig and porky smell. Top prize in the state game is $50,000.

 

Greek cobbler at People’s Shoe Repair has left the building

Mike Papadimitriou, 90, closed the shop his uncle started in 1934. He’s retiring, and will be missed.

The drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A is open for business in Marysville on May 21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

In the chicken sandwich wars, Chick-fil-A fans go bonkers

Is it FOMO — Fear of Missing Out — that makes us crave battered and breaded fun on a bun?

The drive-thru at Chick-Fil-A is open for business in Marysville on May 21. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Vandalism or art? Graffiti rocks at Howarth Park

It’s against the law to deface public property with spray cans, no matter how artful.

This ambulance has gone to the dogs, and the occasional cat

South Whidbey Animal Clinic vets primped up a 2007 Nissan Xterra for house calls and other services.

Everybody knows Gary, a QFC checker on the front lines

He was honored in the “2 minutes of gratitude” Mukilteo parade for COVID-19 heros. He rode his bike.

From the boardroom to the bedroom, Zoom is everywhere

Smile — and wear pants. Virtual meetups can show too-candid moments if you’re not careful.

Stimulus checks are going for guns, guitars and ganja

The $1,200 coronavirus relief payments also provide much needed money for food, rent and bills.

That hospital nurse on the COVID frontline is my son-in-law

Why do healthcare workers and others put their lives and those of their families at risk?

COVID home haircuts: A bad coif is better than a bad cough

Watch your ear, wear a hat: DIY hairstyles flourish with “non-essential” barbers and salons closed.

Turtle power! The pet shop where this tortoise lives is open

Raja the star sulcata has less company and walkers due to COVID-19. The dogs are getting hairier.

What’s essential? Cannabis, and sales are brisk in Washington

Pot shops stay open amid COVID-19, with curbside pickup. And stimulus checks are coming soon.

The last picture show: COVID-19 closes Blue Fox Drive-In

In days before the stay-at-home order, families took in movies. Now you have to get your popcorn to go.

HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

No more pretty hair or feet: COVID-19 closes beauty salons

Cosmetology in the time of coronavirus pandemic halted as non-essential services. No tattoos, either.

HoneyComb Salon owner Julia Barbee gives Don Zimmerman a haircut in her studio inside Sola Salon Studios on Friday in Mill Creek. On Monday, the state ordered all salons closed for at least two weeks. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Coronavirus sparks rush on toilet paper — and condoms?

Stock the pantry and medicine cabinet, and get things to entertain the family and pets for 14 days.

He’s Camano’s Smokey Bear the Third … will he be the last?

Only YOU can prevent the theft of the famous fire prevention bear. Please keep your paws off.

Sherman, a 3-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, will compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City tonight. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

Hot dog! Sherman tries to make it big at Westminster show

Look for Marysville native Danielle Winship, 28, and her red-furred retriever at the New York event.

Sherman, a 3-year-old Nova Scotia duck tolling retriever, will compete at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in New York City tonight. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
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