Archive | March, 2011

Water Main Break Flooding Hewitt Ave. Businesses This Morning

March 31, 2011

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Hewitt Ave. at Fulton is closed due to a water main break

UPDATE 7:00am Hewitt Ave. is now open again

As I write this, Everett Public Works crews are trying to shut off a broken water main in the area of the 2500 block of Hewitt Ave. Central Welding Supply and other businesses are looking at some major clean up. Hewitt Ave. is currently closed at Fulton.

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Everett to WSP and SCSO, Stay Away From Our Speeders, We Want That Money

March 30, 2011

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Are Snohomish County Sheriff's Deputies and Troopers poaching speeders in Everett city limit?.

Everett City Council expresses concern over Sheriff’s Deputies and WSP Troopers setting up “Speed Traps” and collecting revenue within the Everett City limits

At tonight’s Everett City Council meeting, Council member Ron Gipson expressed concern over Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies running radar enforcement within the Everett City limits in South Everett while the money from those tickets goes to the county. Council member Brenda Stonecipher also expressed worry over what she called “speed traps” in north and south Everett by deputies and State Troopers. Council members said they understood a deputy or trooper pulling someone over when they observed a violation within the city limits but didn’t like that these agencies were actively seeking traffic violators and taking the money that those tickets generate, away from the city. The city administration said they would look into the issue and report back at a later date. It looks like this could generate some interesting discussions among the Sheriff’s Office, Washington State Patrol and Everett Police. The questions arise…Is Everett unhappy that outside agencies are helping keep our streets safer? Is traffic safety only about the money? Are there not enough speeders in unincorporated Snohomish County and on the Freeway? Hmmm.

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Everett’s Newest Park Needs Some Help…

March 30, 2011

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Help shape up Everett's newest park this Saturday.

The City of Everett is holding a work party this Saturday to clean up its newest park at the corner of Madison and Morgan Road in South Everett. Here’s the information from the city

Volunteers from the View Ridge/Madison and Evergreen neighborhoods are “digging” the idea that they are making a positive difference where they live. Working together with the City of Everett Parks & Recreation Department, they will remove invasive blackberry plants and perform a “clean sweep” of the City’s newest parcel acquired to be turned into a park, at 528 Madison Avenue at the corner of Madison Street and Morgan Road. The work party will take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2 – rain or shine. Tools, equipment and refreshments will be provided. For more information, please call Joan Blacker, neighborhood work party coordinator, at 425-355-8454, or Dennis Dudder, Chair of Madison/View Ridge Neighborhood Association, or Jeff Price, Everett Parks and Recreation, at 425-257-7314.
Location: 528 Madison Ave. at the corner of Madison Avenue and Morgan Road
Contact: Jeff Price
Contact #: 425-257-7314

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Great Hockey in Everett Tomorrow and Thursday

March 29, 2011

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Playoff Hockey is back in Everett Wednesday and Thursday

Okay, so the great hockey may come from the Everett Silvertips first round playoff opponent, the Portland Winterhawks, but it’s still playoff hockey at Comcast Arena Everett. Both games start at 7:05pm and you can click here for tickets. The Silvertips have made the playoffs every year of their existence. How many other teams can say that? Grab yer cowbells and come support these kids who do such a good job representing Everett every October – April.

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Find Out How Everett Would Respond to a “Japan-Like” Crisis Tonight

March 28, 2011

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Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Flooding…Is Everett prepared to deal with such things and what should we do? The Everett Emergency Management folks are holding a public meeting tonight. Here are the details…
Everett Emergency Management will present information on the disaster in Japan, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Radiation and Everett’s Risks, at a workshop from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday, March 28. This presentation will look at the disaster in Japan and how risks there compare with ours in Everett and the surrounding area.

Come learn about our earthquake risks, the likelihood of a tsunami or seiche (inland water tsunami) in our waters and the impact to the west coast of the current radiological situation in Japan.

The presentation will also focus on the psychological reactions to events such as these with a special emphasis on the radiological situation.

Event Information:

Monday, March 28th
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Weyerhaeuser Room
4th Floor
Everett Transit Station
3201 Smith Street
Everett, WA 98201

Please call Everett Office of Emergency Management at 425 257-8111 to RSVP or email Renee Darnell at rdarnell@ci.everett.wa.us as soon as possible.

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Reminder – Gerry Andal Memorial Service Today at 2pm

March 27, 2011

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Gerry and his Cougar "Merlin" are remembered in a wonderful article in today's Seattle Times.

There is a great article about the life of Gerry Andal written by Erik Lacitis in this morning’s Seattle Times. To see it just click on the picture of Gerry and Merlin. Just a reminder that the public Memorial Service for Gerry Andal will be this afternoon at Comcast Arena Everett. The service starts at 2pm and will be in the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center. That entrance is on the Hewitt Avenue side at Lombard, right next to the 3C water feature.

Driving Directions
From the North
1.Take I-5 South to Exit #194 – US-2/Everett Avenue
2.Take the Everett Avenue ramp towards the City Center
3.Turn right onto Everett Avenue
4.Turn left onto Broadway Avenue
5.Turn right onto Hewitt Avenue
6.Entrance is at Hewitt and Lombard Avenue
From the South
1.Take I-5 North to Exit #192 – Broadway (exit is now on the RIGHT side of the freeway)
2.The exit will take you onto Broadway Avenue heading North
3.Turn left onto Hewitt Avenue
4.Entrance is at Hewitt and Lombard Avenue
From the East
1.Merge onto US-2 West
2.Turn slight left to take the I-5 South ramp toward Seattle/Everett/Hewitt Avenue
3.Take the ramp toward Hewitt Avenue/City Center
4.Turn slight right onto California Street
5.Turn left onto Maple Street/WA-529
6.Turn right onto Hewitt Avenue/US-2
Parking
There are numerous parking spaces within walking distance of the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Comcast Arena at Everett. The Hewitt Avenue Parking lot, directly across from the Conference Center, may be utilized for private functions, subject to availability.

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Butterhorns, Not Bikinis

March 26, 2011

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No, No, we have pastries, you know, like donuts…..

Another of those unusual signs caught my eye this weekend. This South Everett Espresso Stand has come up with a clever marketing slogan to set them apart from all of the bikini barista stands that have been popping up in and around Everett lately.

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