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Conor O’Neill racks freshly baked baguettes Friday morning at The Cottage Community Bakery in Edmonds, Washington on September 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Grain to Table: An Edmonds bakery’s sourdough makes flour ‘go local’

In an industry dominated by conglomerates, bakers at The Cottage work under the motto, “EAT REAL BREAD” — literally.

 

A young red-tailed hawk takes a moment in a nearby tree after being released from a carrier Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Red-tailed hawk gets ‘second chance’ in release at Evergreen Cemetery

The hawk, found about three weeks ago, was likely hit by a car. PAWS rehabilitated the young bird.

 

Jake Martinez-Torralba, left, smiles while and Evelyn Ward, right, does her best impression of a turkey at Central Primary School on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Piping-hot Thanksgiving takes: Snohomish elementary kids talk turkey

“The pilgrims made Thanksgiving. I know that because we read books.” Read on for more lessons from Snohomish students age 5 to 7.

 

Tom Wunderlich, associate director of aquatic advancement, guides a student in a lesson during a lifeguard academy session on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the Colby Avenue YMCA in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Swimming for good: Everett YMCA’s lifeguard class uplifts at-risk kids

Teens learn water safety and leadership skills during the course. The training chips away at a history of racial disparities.

Tom Wunderlich, associate director of aquatic advancement, guides a student in a lesson during a lifeguard academy session on Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, at the Colby Avenue YMCA in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Jeremy DeBardi of Steel Beans plays a tune in his home on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Bare-chested rocker of ‘Steel Beans’ enjoying sudden ride to stardom

Jeremy DeBardi’s solo act — as singer, guitarist, drummer — went viral after 15 years in Everett’s local music scene.

Jeremy DeBardi of Steel Beans plays a tune in his home on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Members of the search and rescue team who extracted hiker Benedict Delahunty from the Enchantments after he became trapped under a boulder in October sit outside their helicopter Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at Taylor’s Landing in Snohomish, Washington. The team includes, from left, chief pilot Bill Quistorf, crew chief Randy Fay, rescue technician Ryan Fleming, flight medic Jeff Brown and pilot Steve Klett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Crushed under boulder, hiker recounts harrowing rescue in Enchantments

A Snohomish County helicopter crew braved wind, smoke and more to save Benedict Delahunty, 28, of Montana, from the side of a cliff.

Members of the search and rescue team who extracted hiker Benedict Delahunty from the Enchantments after he became trapped under a boulder in October sit outside their helicopter Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022, at Taylor’s Landing in Snohomish, Washington. The team includes, from left, chief pilot Bill Quistorf, crew chief Randy Fay, rescue technician Ryan Fleming, flight medic Jeff Brown and pilot Steve Klett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Braxton Atticus Bell is lifted onto his mother’s back and laughs after his adoption is made official during Adoption Day at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

First in-person Adoption Day since 2019 held at Snohomish County courthouse

Thirteen children were adopted during Friday’s celebration. “This is the happiest thing we do as judges,” said Judge Millie Judge.

Braxton Atticus Bell is lifted onto his mother’s back and laughs after his adoption is made official during Adoption Day at the Snohomish County Courthouse on Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Timothy Gottschalk receives a ShelterSuit from Angel Resource Connection at the Carnegie Resource Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Everett nonprofit distributes portable winter shelters to homeless

Angel Resource Connection gave away 160 Shelterbags, an all-in-one sleeping bag and shelter, on Wednesday.

Timothy Gottschalk receives a ShelterSuit from Angel Resource Connection at the Carnegie Resource Center on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Roger Evans, New Hope Fellowship Church shelter coordinator, sets up two cots as examples of what is available to those that seek shelter at the church on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Cold weather shelters in Snohomish County open as temperatures drop

In Monroe, Roger Evans wants to “give people the tools I was given to get here” after 35 years of homelessness.

Roger Evans, New Hope Fellowship Church shelter coordinator, sets up two cots as examples of what is available to those that seek shelter at the church on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022 in Monroe, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Marie Riley, 42, sits in her dining room with a cup of tea Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at her family’s home in North Bend, Washington. Riley was born with tetralogy of fallot, a rare congenital heart condition that has required multiple open-heart surgeries during her lifetime. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Born with heart defect, Boeing worker’s child ‘never knew anything different’

Six years ago, Marie Riley heard about a law firm seeking aerospace workers whose children suffered birth defects — like her.

Marie Riley, 42, sits in her dining room with a cup of tea Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at her family’s home in North Bend, Washington. Riley was born with tetralogy of fallot, a rare congenital heart condition that has required multiple open-heart surgeries during her lifetime. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring cuts the ribbon at the open house for the Reboot Recovery on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

‘Simple, but not easy’: New mental health center opens in Marysville

Reboot Recovery, a faith-based nonprofit, offers peer-led courses on overcoming trauma. City leaders say the need has never been greater.

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring cuts the ribbon at the open house for the Reboot Recovery on Monday, Nov. 14, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
WWII veteran Russ Hupe shows off a display of his honors earned during his years in the armed forces Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at his home at Cogir Senior Living in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Mill Creek WWII veteran Russ Hupe stays on the front lines

Hupe, 101, was grand marshal in the city’s Veterans Day parade. It’s just the latest story in a long life full of them.

WWII veteran Russ Hupe shows off a display of his honors earned during his years in the armed forces Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022, at his home at Cogir Senior Living in Mill Creek, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A closed sign is posted inside the front doors at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

After months of heat issues, Everett library branch closes for repairs

With the HVAC on the fritz, Evergreen branch staff were given space heaters. Management says supply chain issues are to blame.

A closed sign is posted inside the front doors at the Evergreen Branch of the Everett Public Library on Friday, Nov. 11, 2022, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Eternal Flame monument burns in the center of the Snohomish County Campus on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Old scrapbooks reveal ‘true origin’ of Snohomish County’s eternal flame

Ahead of the monument’s 50th anniversary, the granddaughter of the designer donated a detailed record of the flame.

The Eternal Flame monument burns in the center of the Snohomish County Campus on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Builders work on the roof of one of the buildings that will compile the Four Corners Apartments on Beverly Lane near Evergreen and 79th Place SE on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Everett, Washington. DevCo, the real estate company creating the apartments, is receiving a $1 million grant from the city of Everett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Apartment project at former Kmart in Everett gets $1M state grant

The state Department of Commerce doled out over $40 million this year to 54 affordable housing projects across the state.

Builders work on the roof of one of the buildings that will compile the Four Corners Apartments on Beverly Lane near Evergreen and 79th Place SE on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, in Everett, Washington. DevCo, the real estate company creating the apartments, is receiving a $1 million grant from the city of Everett. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
A Snohomish County PUD line crew works to fix power lines and restore electricity to a neighborhood along North Davies Road on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Days after windstorm, over 20K in Snohomish County still without power

All outages from Friday’s storm should be fixed by Thursday, per Snohomish PUD. Power was being restored Monday in North Everett.

A Snohomish County PUD line crew works to fix power lines and restore electricity to a neighborhood along North Davies Road on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
August Fisher, 9, right, and brother Alex Fisher, 8, left, work on decorating their sugar skulls during a free workshop with at the Edmonds Library on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Storytime for all: Sno-Isle Libraries get $100k to expand outreach

A grant from the Gates Foundation will help the system better serve patrons with new programs and updated buildings.

August Fisher, 9, right, and brother Alex Fisher, 8, left, work on decorating their sugar skulls during a free workshop with at the Edmonds Library on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 in Edmonds, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A woman diverts from her walk on Colby Avenue to take a closer look at a pickup truck that was partly crushed by a fallen tree during an overnight wind storm Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in north Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Overnight winds cause sweeping power outages in Snohomish County

Almost half of Snohomish County PUD customers lost power early Saturday morning. It could take days for all households to be restored.

A woman diverts from her walk on Colby Avenue to take a closer look at a pickup truck that was partly crushed by a fallen tree during an overnight wind storm Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022, in north Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Air Force veteran Rick Holland places a yellow rose at the base of the new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Unveiling of new Gold Star Families monument moved onlookers to tears

Lynnwood is home to the nation’s 2ooth Gold Star Family Memorial, featuring three unique items built into the foundation

Air Force veteran Rick Holland places a yellow rose at the base of the new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 in Lynnwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
A hiker begins the journey back from Big Four Ice Caves on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Granite Falls, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Long-awaited repair: Bridge to the Big Four Ice Caves reopens

In 2019, erosion damaged the footbridge leading to one of Snohomish County’s most iconic destinations off Mountain Loop Highway.

A hiker begins the journey back from Big Four Ice Caves on Friday, Oct. 28, 2022, in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Granite Falls, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)