July 29, 2014


Stuff The Bus Campaign in Everett Seeking Volunteers

Stuff the bus for Everett kids

Friday marks the campaign kick-off. If you can’t donate money, consider the gift of your time.

Don’t have money to donate for school supplies? How about donating your time? The annual “Stuff The Bus” Campaign is looking for help. Here are the details…

Please join us in supporting our 5th Annual Stuff The Bus for Kids backpack and school supply drive. All funds raised will help us reach our goal of delivering 1,700 backpacks to needy students for when school begins in the Fall. 



Donate money to help fill a backpack or set of backpacks, we will do the shopping! Average value of a filled backpack is $50.00.  Click Here to Make a Donation to help support our Stuff the Bus For Kids program.


Volunteers are needed to help accept donations at our bus sites locations on Friday August 15th - Sunday, August 17th.  Friday, August 15th is Everett Public Schools Employee Day!   Help is also needed to stuff the backpacks on August 20th, 21st and 22nd at the Durham bus barn facility.  Please click on the link below to register for all of our volunteer opportunities.  
Click here to Sign Up to Volunteer or contact Kirsten Hansen at or 425-385-4695.





Visit our bus location sites listed below on Friday, August 15th through Sunday, August 17th from 9:00am to 5:00pm to donate supplies or make a cash donation. 


 Big yellow school buses will be located at:


1.  QFC at 2615 Broadway, Everett

2.  QFC at 4919 Evergreen Way, Everett 

3.  Fred Meyer at 12906 Bothell-Everett Hwy, Everett

4.  Fred Meyer at 8530 Evergreen Way, Everett

5.  Central Market at 15605 Main Street, Mill Creek- Supplies Only!!

 No Cash Donations accepted at this location only.



Donations will also be accepted during business hours August 1st through August 17th at:


Everett AquaSox office, 3802 Broadway, Everett


Collection bins are located at a variety of locations from August 1st through August 17th. Please visit for details.



For a list of school supplies needed by elementary and 

middle/high students, please visit



Please join our partners, Boeing, World Vision, Durham School Services, Fred Meyer, Everett AquaSox, NW Plus Credit Union, Everett Association of Paraeducators and Molina Healthcare in this effort to make sure that no child is without needed school supplies. We have requests for 1,700  filled backpacks from our schools. Together, we will work to meet this goal so that our students have the tools needed to be successful!  Delivery will be in time for the 2014-2015 school year.



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July 28, 2014


Only Minor Injuries in Rollover Crash at Brien Ford in Everett Monday Night

Luckily for those involved this crash looked worse than it was. According to Everett Police on the scene, three people in a sport utility vehicle suffered non-life threatening injuries when their vehicle rolled over in front of Brien Ford at 52nd and Evergreen Way shortly after 10 o’clock Monday night. A city of Everett bus stop was demolished, a light pole collapsed onto a new truck and a hose bib broke off sending water down Evergreen Way. The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Here are some photos taken at the scene. Click photos to enlarge.

Brien Ford Crash

Brien Ford Crash

Brien Ford Crash

Brien Ford Crash

Brien Ford Crash

Brien Ford Crash

Brien Ford Crash

Brien Ford Crash

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July 28, 2014


“20-Somethings” in Everett, WA Sought For Leadership Snohomish County

Leadership Snohomish County

Click on the logo to learn more.

If you know a person in Everett who is in their 20s and just getting a start on their career path, consider passing along this information about Leadership Snohomish County. A new class for those aged 21 – 29 is about to get started…

In “30 Smart Career Moves You Should Make By 30”, Colleen Oakley urges young professionals to turn off social media and start making real, human connections.

At Leadership Snohomish County, we know that relationships matter. In our Leadership Challenge program, professionals aged 21-29 from across Snohomish County build new relationships quickly, work collaboratively, and gain sustainable leadership skills that can last a lifetime. In this setting, opportunities and partnerships emerge organically.

“It’s easy in this very  ‘networked’ day and age to become disconnected from the broader community,” said Joe McIalwain, LSC Board President. “In this program, we encourage students to emerge from the media bubbles and industry silos they may be in, and to really listen and learn from each other, as well as from local leaders and leadership experts. Students discover new ways to look at their community, their careers and their own personal strengths and potential.”


Richele Blair graduated from LSC’s Challenge Program this year and is employed at Everett Community College. “The program allowed me to explore opportunities in the professional world that I might not have explored before,” said Blair.


Richele’s employer has noticed.“The program has helped Richele improve her leadership and communication skills,” says Patrick Sisneros, Vice President of College Services. “I’ve noticed that she’s more motivated to participate in helping to build the College community.  Richele also has a clearer understanding of the direction she would like to take her career.”


Blair also now volunteers with LSC on the education committee.


Along with valuable connections, the Leadership Challenge Program for Young Professionals offers:

  • Proven curriculum
  • Practical facilitation
  • Hands-on experience
  • Informed perspective.


The program will accept up to 14 class members and kicks off in October. Applications are available at Submit completed applications by August 29th to Rob Harrahill, Executive Director, at or call 425.512.5244 with questions.

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July 28, 2014


Everett Transportation Benefit District Won’t Consider $20 Car Tabs at Initial Meeting

An update to our original report that the Everett Transportation Benefit District was going to consider $20 vehicle tabs at its initial meeting Wednesday. Here’s the email sent to us from Meghan Pembroke at the City of Everett this morning…

I wanted to clarify the Transportation Benefit District process for the next two weeks, because we had some conflicting information online earlier. This week, the council (acting as the TBD board) will consider adopting the by-laws and charter for the TBD. They will not consider adopting the $20 car-tab fee until the Aug. 6 meeting.
An earlier draft of the agenda had all three actions happening this week, but we’ve since corrected that on the TBD webpage.

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July 27, 2014


UPDATE: 1st Official Meeting of Everett Transportation Benefit District Set For Wednesday


Everett, WA TBD

A license tab increase of $20 is on the agenda for the 1st meeting of the Everett Transportation Benefit District.

Looking at the agenda for Wednesday Night’s Everett City Council meeting, there will be a break in the regular council session so the council members can transform into the board of directors for Everett’s first Transportation Benefit District…



6:30 P.M. JULY 30, 2014



Recess from City Council

Reconvene as Board of Directors of Everett Transportation Benefit District

• Call to Order
• Roll Call
• Items for Consideration:
1. Resolution No. 1 – Charter
2. Resolution No. 2 – Bylaws
3. Resolution No. 3 – Approving a Twenty Dollar Vehicle License Fee Public Hearing for Resolution No. 3

Adjourn Everett Transportation Benefit District Board of Directors Meeting

In June, as part of the city’s deficit reduction plan, the Everett City Council agreed to form the Everett Transportation Benefit District to raise money for street repair projects within the city limits. This can be done two ways. By either raising license tab fees by up to $20 per vehicle registered in Everett or by an increase in the general sales tax. From the agenda, it appears the Everett City Council aka the Everett Transportation Benefit District will only be discussing the license tab option. The Everett City Council Meeting is set for Wednesday night at 6:30pm in the council chambers at 3002 Wetmore. You can also view it online and on the city’s cable access channel. You can learn more about the Everett Transportation Benefit District here.

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July 26, 2014


Mother Of All Garage Sales Coming To Northwest Everett Next Weekend

Mother of all garage sales

Check out the Northwest Neighborhood website for more information. Just click the sign above.

We understand people wait for this all year. With the addition of food trucks and strategically placed “port-a-potties” around the neighborhood this year should be the biggest. Here’s all you need to know…

The 6th Annual MOAGS “Mother of All Garage Sales” kicks off on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Northwest Everett Neighborhood Association, MOAGS is a great way to for interested shoppers to find the antiques, furniture or knick-knacks they’ve always wanted. This year MOAGS will be even bigger since Bayside Neighborhood has joined as well. For seven hours on Saturday, August 2nd customers will browse over 120 blocks of garage sales involving well over 100 families, in a sales area stretching from 23rd Avenue north to Legion Park and from Grand Avenue to east of Colby Avenue.

Participating families will post distinctive MOAGS signs on their lawns to identify their sales, and sale locations will be posted on the NW Everett Neighborhood’s website, or at after Friday, August 1st as well as on printed maps available during the event at Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park.

For MOAG’s sixth year well over 3,000 eager shoppers are expected, and we’ll be more than ready for them. Printed maps, three commercial food trucks and “port-a-potties” will be available in Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park at 13th Street and Colby Avenue, and “port-a-potties” will also be found at 1501 Rucker (across the street from Under the Red Umbrella Restaurant), and in Legion Park, at 145 Alverson, public restrooms are available.

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July 25, 2014


Baker’s Dozen Guinea Pigs Available For Adoption at Everett Animal Shelter

Got this notice from the Everett Animal Shelter today…

Guinea pig at Everett Shelter

Click the picture to see all of the little fellas up for adoption.

We currently have 13 male Guinea Pigs available for adoption!

These very handsome guys were found all together in a box at an Everett park and are now in search of their fairytale endings!

Their adoption fees are $10 each or 2 for $15. Click here for more information.

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