Archive | May, 2012

Arson Investigators Looking Into Two Arson Fires at South Everett Elementary School

May 31, 2012


Damage from this morning's arson fire was set at $3000.00

Early this morning, Fire District 1 Firefighters made quick work of a fire set outside of a door at Discovery Elementary on Meridian Avenue South, just south of the Everett City limits. According to Leslie Hynes of Fire District 1, the automatic fire alarm sounded around 3:00am. Firefighters found and extinguished a small fire on a wall and outside a door on the southwest corner of the building. They put that fire out before it could spread inside. Firefighters also discovered someone had attempted to set another fire outside a nearby portable classroom.

Hynes says there are no suspects, and the arson investigation is being conducted by the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office. Anyone with information about the fires can contact investigators at (425) 388-3557.

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Annual Mukilteo Boulevard Planting Party in Everett Saturday

May 31, 2012


Give your green thumb some exercise this Saturday (photo courtesy City of Everett)

It’s a yearly tradition as the curves of Mukilteo Boulevard between 41st Street and Olympic become flooded with colors from tens of thousands of flowers planted by the City of Everett and volunteers. Your chance to become part of this annual event happens this Saturday. Here’s more information from Everett’s parks department…

EVERETT – Turn the curves of Mukilteo Boulevard into a trail of flowers on Saturday, June 2 from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help plant 40,000 colorful flowers in 15,000 square feet of flower beds near Forest Park. Each year individuals and families respond to the Parks Department’s call to create a visible reminder of our community’s vibrancy. Join the effort – and the fun – as the tradition continues this year. Plant as little or as much you want. Just dress for the weather and be ready to get a little dirty. The City will provide safety vests, tools and commemorative buttons. Add this year’s button to your collection! Catch our free event shuttle at the View Ridge Plaza parking lot. It’s located west of Forest Park at the three-way intersection of Mukilteo and Olympic boulevards and Dogwood Drive. For more information, call Everett Parks and Recreation at 425-257-8300 ext. 2.

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2:30 PM Update and Suspect Description – – Everett Police Seeking Robber of North Everett Smoke Shop

May 30, 2012

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2:30pm Here’s the update from Everett Police with suspect description…

On May 30th, 2012 a male armed with a handgun entered the Smoke Shack located in the 1000 block of N Broadway Ave and robbed the clerk. The clerk complied when the suspect demanded money but he took the money out of the cash register himself. The suspect grabbed several Lottery tickets before fleeing the store on foot. An Everett K-9 unit attempted to track the suspect but the scent ended nearby.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a thin build. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black leather jacket, light gray hooded sweatshirt, faded blue jeans, white shoes and a mask concealing his face.

We would like anyone who might have information regarding this robbery to please call the Everett Police Department TIP LINE at (425) 257-8450.

Image from Google Maps

Everett police are looking for a man who robbed a smoke shop in the area of 10th and North Broadway across from Everett Community College around 9:30 this morning. No one was hurt and we’re awaiting a press release from new Everett Police Public Information Officer Aaron Snell. We’ll update the story as news becomes available.

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Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Everett Farmer’s Market

May 30, 2012


Opens Sunday – June 3rd, 2012 – 11am – 4pm
The Everett Farmers Market
19th Season of the Original Everett Farmers Market

We are very excited to start the new market season. We are looking forward to another season full of great activities and locally grown produce. You will find some of your favorite vendors from seasons past, and a handful of new artisans and farmers who should fit nicely into the Everett Farmers Market community. Be sure to check out the new website at, for the music calendar, an updated list of vendors, as well as posts to our blog about when your favorite produce will be arriving at the Market.

Thank you for supporting your local Everett Farmers Market.

Gary Purves and Karen Erickson

View of the Everett Farmers Marke from the Marina.

Thanks to Dawn Bennett of for this great photo!

The Original Everett Farmers Market

Carpool to the Everett Farmers Market

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June 3rd – Music at the Market

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Market Hours

11 am – 4 pm for safety for our customers and fairness to all Vendors there is NO shopping before 11am. Vendors will be in the market place prior to market open, please do let them set up their stall spaces.

Park at these locations:

  • Southeast corner of 18th Street and West Marine View Drive in the Weyerhaeuser Building parking lot under the Marina Village street sign.
  • South end of the Market behind the old Scuttlebutt’s Restaurant-look for signage
  • South side of Bayside Marine on 14th and West Marine View Drive-parallel parking only
  • Overflow: Westside of Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. in gravel parking area
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Payment Accepted: Cash, Credit, Debit, SNAP EBT, WIC

At the Everett Farmers Market you can use the following means of payment:

  • Cash
  • Debit
  • Credit (Visa, MC)
  • SNAP/EBT Card
  • WIC and Senior Farmers Market Coupons

This is our 2nd Seasonaccepting EBT/SNAP (food stamps) and Credit Cards at the market. For cash sales, go straight to the vendor.
For credit, debit or SNAP/EBT, visit the Market Manager’s Boothwith the central terminal to obtain tokens accepted by all our market vendors products. EBT tokens are available for $1 each and credit card tokens are $10. The tokens can be used to make qualifying purchases from participating vendors at stalls. You can spend tokens right away or save them for another day when you return to the market.

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Great Video Shows How Everett and Snohomish County Got Public Power Over Private

May 30, 2012


This video features fantastic pictures from early Everett

The Snohomish PUD is the second largest publicly owned utility in Washington State. Yesterday they released one of the videos made for their 50th anniversary celebration that shows some amazing scenes from early Everett. Click here to view.

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Can an “Occupy Everett” Member Beat Rick Larsen and Win a Seat in Congress?

May 30, 2012


Mike Lapointe wants to be the next Congressman from Everett

Just received a posting on the Facebook page that a longtime member of Occupy Everett has decided to run against Rick Larsen for his seat in Congress. Mike Lapointe says he’s been a factory worker, Vice President of the United Electrical Workers Local 264 and an outspoken opponent of corporations dominating our political system.You can read more about what he believes in here as part of a Voters Guide Statement on his website.

In addition to Lapointe who says he prefers the 99% Party and Larsen who says he prefers the Democratic Party, there are three people who prefer the Republican Party and one who states no party preference in the running for the August Primary. The top two vote getters in August will advance to the November General Election. You can click here to see a list of all of the folks who have filed for office this election season.

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Former Jackson High Football Star Johnie Kirton Passes Away at 26

May 29, 2012

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photo courtesy San Jose SaberCats

News out of San Jose today that Everett native Johnie Kirton was found dead in his hotel room last night. Kirton was in Santa Clara, California playing Arena Football for the San Jose Saber Cats. He was a standout player for Jackson High School in Everett and went on to play at the University of Washington. Here’s the latest news on his passing from the Oakland Tribune.

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