Archive | March, 2012

Everett Animal Shelter Seeking Canned Pet Food

March 31, 2012

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Can you help Rafe out with a meal or two?

The Everett Animal Shelter this week put out a call for canned pet food. According to City of Everett Public Information Director Kate Reardon the shelter is accepting donations of canned dog food, preferably Kirkland brand, Iams, Science Diet and Nature’s Recipe. Donations can be dropped off at the Everett Animal Shelter, 333 Smith Island Rd in Everett. The Everett Animal Shelter cares for and houses lost or unwanted pets from Everett and most of Snohomish County.

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30 Bed Psychiatric Hospital Proposed for Everett, 75 Beds for Lynnwood

March 30, 2012

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Is there a need for a proposed 30 bed psychiatric hospital in Everett?

The Washington State Department of Health says a Kirkland based behavioral health care company has renewed plans to spend $3.9 million dollars to build a 30-bed psychiatric hospital in Everett. According to the Washington State Department of Health website, BHC Fairfax Hospital Inc. first proposed the project back on October 19th. Actually there were three proposals, one for the 30 bed hospital, another for a 44 bed hospital and a third with 74 beds. Now it appears that Fairfax wants to move forward with the 30 bed plan. From the few documents available it looks like it would be located at Providence Regional Medical Center. The State Department of Health has issued a “beginning of review notice” letting people in Everett know they have a right to request a public hearing about the plan. If no hearing is requested, then public comments will still be taken by the Department of Health. A decision is expected in early July. It looks like there is a concurrent proposal for a 75 bed psychiatric hospital in the city of Lynnwood. That plan calls for an investment of more than $23 million dollars. That application is being made by North Pointe Behavioral Health.

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Beer to Flow Thru The Streets of Downtown Everett in 1st Ever Everett Craft Beer Festival

March 29, 2012

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Beer, Arts, Music, Food to be celebrated in Everett's new arts district August 18th

The Washington Beer Commission today announced Everett as the site of its newest craft beer tasting event. The Everett Craft Beer Festival will take place Saturday, August 18, 2012, between noon and 8pm in downtown Everett. At least twenty-four Washington state breweries are expected to be on hand pouring more than 60 unique craft beer creations. There will also be live music and food available at the event which will take place on Hoyt Ave. between Pacific Ave. and Hewitt Ave. in the recently refurbished arts district in downtown Everett. The Washington Beer Commission says they hope the Everett Craft Beer Festival emulates the successful Bremerton Summer Beer Fest which had 3,900 attendees at its inaugural July 2011 event in downtown Bremerton. Tasting festivals are the primary source of income for the Washington Beer Commission with all proceeds going toward the promotion of Washington beer. Kendall Jones who writes the Washington Beer Blog first broke the story a couple of weeks ago and has a great explanation of what the Washington Beer Commission is all about and how it works.

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Silvertips Fall in Overtime, Season Over

March 29, 2012

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It was a valiant try but the Silvertips were swept by Tri-Cities in the first round of the WHL playoffs…

EVERETT – Trailing 3-0 with less than 14 minutes left in their season, the Everett Silvertips put together a stirring third-period comeback tie the game and force overtime before falling 4-3 to the Tri-City Americans in Game 4 of their first-round WHL playoff series Wednesday night at Comcast Arena.  The Silvertips fought down to the end, but Zachary Yuen’s goal with 1:07 left in the first overtime secure the series sweep for Tri-City, who advanced to the second round of the playoffs.
Everett had been shut out in five consecutive periods before clawing their way back in the third behind goals from Ryan Harrison, Ryan Murray and Josh Caron, who evened things up at three with only 40 seconds left in regulation.  Kent Simpson stopped 35 shots and held the Americans off the scoreboard for nearly 50 consecutive minutes of play before Yuen’s overtime winner.
The Silvertips came out strong in the first and outshot the Americans 11-10, but Tri-City would record the only goal to take the lead.  Brendan Shinnimin received a long pass along the right boards and cut to the net before beating Simpson in tight to give the Americans a 1-0 lead after one.
Tri-City opened the second period and the powerplay and immediately added to their lead when a point shot caromed off Mason Wilgosh, who then spun around and fired the puck just inside the left post to give the Americans a two-goal lead.  The visitors would go up 3-0 midway through the frame when Mitch Topping rifled a slap shot into the top corner from the blue line.  Everett held a 23-16 shot edge through two periods, but trailed the game 3-0 going into the third.
Rather than throwing in the towel for the last 20 minutes, the Silvertips turned up the pressure and began to chip away at the deficit.  Ryan Harrison got the ‘Tips on the board on the powerplay, sending a rebound chance through traffic and in from the high slot at 6:10 to make it 3-1.  Tri-City went on a five-minute powerplay a short time later when Harrison was given a major penalty for charging, but Everett retained the momentum.  Ryan Murray received a Cody Fowlie pass on a shorthanded rush and skated past the defense before backhanding a shot over Rimmer’s glove hand to pull the ‘Tips back within one.
The Silvertips killed off the remainder of Harrison’s penalty and kept pressing to tie the game, but didn’t do so until the final minute of regulation.  With Kent Simpson off for an extra attacker, Josh Winquist and Josh Birkholz helped get the puck to the right point, where Josh Caron slipped a quick shot past Ty Rimmer to even the game at three with 40 seconds left.
Everett had ten shots and a few quality chances, but Rimmer held on until Tri-City began to counter with chances of their own.  With a tired Silvertips unit trapped in the d-zone and unable to change, Zachary Yuen sent a long wrister into the top corner to give the Americans the victory and end the Silvertips’ season.
Kent Simpson (0-4) stopped 35 shots, while Ty Rimmer (4-0) made 42 saves as Everett outshot Tri-City 45-39.  The ‘Tips finished 2 for 4 on the powerplay, while the Americans were 1 for 5.
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The loss ends the Silvertips’ ninth season in Everett after the club was able to extend its streak of qualifying for the WHL playoffs in all nine years of existence.  The ‘Tips will now begin preparing special plans for our tenth anniversary season in 2012-13, which begins in September.

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Worker Crushed Under 787 Wheels at Boeing Everett – “My Phone Was in My Pocket”

March 28, 2012

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The Seattle Times has an interview with Josh Divers, the Everett Boeing worker who lost both legs after falling under the wheels of a 787 last month. Here’s the story by Dominic Gates in today’s online version of The Seattle Times.

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Everett Silvertips on the Brink. Win Tonight or be Eliminated From Playoffs

March 28, 2012

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Tonight could be the last game of the year for the 'Tips

Here’s the sad news straight from the Silvertips…

EVERETT – The Everett Silvertips outshot the Tri-City Americans in two of three periods Tuesday night at Comcast Arena, but failed to light the lamp on their way to a 4-0 loss in Game 3 of their first-round WHL playoff series.  Now trailing 0-3 in the best-of-seven set, the Silvertips will look to extend their season with a home-ice win Wednesday in Game 4.
The Silvertips put a series-most 23 shots on net in Tuesday’s game, but couldn’t manage to spoil Ty Rimmer’s first career playoff shutout.  Everett’s best opportunity in the contest was a 5:00 powerplay late in the first period after a major penalty to the Americans’ Patrick Holland.  Tri-City led just 2-0 up until the ‘Tips pulled goaltender Kent Simpson for an extra attacker in the final minutes.
Everett came out strong in the first period, finishing hits and holding the Americans to one shot in the first nine minutes of play.  The Silvertips went on an extended powerplay following Holland’s major penalty and game misconduct for clipping at 13:28, but were held off the board as the period ended scoreless.
Tri-City then grabbed a pair of quick goals early in the second to take a 2-0 lead.  The first tally came less than two minutes into the period when Brendan Shinnimin tapped in a cross-ice pass from Adam Hughesman to open the scoring.  Shinnimin struck again just 1:40 later to extend the lead, firing a shot from the high slot that re-directed in front before sneaking past Kent Simpson.  The Americans outshot the ‘Tips 19-6 in the second and carried the two-goal advantage into the final frame.
The Silvertips were again kept at bay by Tri-City’s defense in the last 20 minutes despite a 10-7 edge in shots.  Everett pulled Simpson for an extra attacker with just over two minutes left, leading to Hughesman’s empty-net goal that made it 3-0.  Justin Feser then added another late tally to salt away the 4-0 Ams victory.
Kent Simpson (0-3) finished the night with 27 saves, while Ty Rimmer (3-0) stopped 23 as the Americans outshot the Silvertips 31-23.  Both teams missed on one powerplay opportunity apiece.
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The teams will get right back at one another Wednesday night at Comcast Arena as the Silvertips look to force a fifth game Saturday night back at the Toyota Center.  Opening puck drop is once again set for at 7:05 pm Wednesday for Game 4 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals.
Silvertips playoff group tickets can be purchased by phone at 425-252-5100 or in person at the team office inside at Comcast Arena.  Single game tickets are on sale by phone (866-332-8499), online (www.comcastarenaeverett.com) or at the Comcast Arena box office.

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Everett Slough May Get a More Welcoming Name

March 27, 2012

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Interesting article in The Seattle Times regarding an effort to rename Ebey Slough – Ebey Estuary. There are also several other name changes proposed for well-known areas around Snohomish County. Click here to see the reasons why.

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