Archive | August, 2012

It’s Hockey Weekend in Everett – Silvertips Pre-Season Tourney

August 31, 2012

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The Annual Pre-Season Tournament is going on all weekend at Comcast Arena

EVERETT – It’s time to drop the puck on the 2012 WHL Preseason and the Silvertips’ annual Holiday Inn Pre-Season Classic tournament, which features all five U.S. Division teams competing in six games over Labor Day weekend at Comcast Arena. The Silvertips will take the ice Friday, Saturday and Sunday for their first games of the 2012 WHL Preseason.

This year’s Holiday Inn Pre-Season Classic runs from Friday, August 31 to Sunday, September 2 at Comcast Arena. The Silvertips will be in action each day during the tournament, facing the Tri-City Americans Friday, the Spokane Chiefs Saturday and the Portland Winterhawks Sunday to round out the action. Two tournament games will be played each day between the five participating teams. Afternoon games in the tournament will pit Portland vs. Seattle on Friday, Tri-City vs. Portland on Saturday and Spokane vs. Seattle on Sunday.

2012 Holiday Inn Preseason Classic Schedule:
Friday, August 31 Portland Winterhawks vs. Seattle Thunderbirds, 3:00 pm
Friday, August 31 Tri-City Americans at SILVERTIPS, 7:00 pm
Saturday, September 1 Tri-City Americans vs. Portland Winterhawks, 3:00 pm
Saturday, September 1 Spokane Chiefs at SILVERTIPS, 7:00 pm
Sunday, September 2 Spokane Chiefs vs. Seattle Thunderbirds, 1:00 pm
Sunday, September 2 Portland Winterhawks at SILVERTIPS, 5:00 pm

Preseason ticket packages for the entire tournament are on sale now and include the Silvertips’ final exhibition tuneup against Seattle on September 15 at Comcast Arena. Packages are availaable for just $60 at the Silvertips office for all seven of these games, which is a savings of more than $20 off the single-game ticket price! CLICK HERE or call 425-252-5100 for more information on preseason ticket packages.


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Woman Seriously Injured in Car-Pedestrian Accident at 112th and Evergreen Way – Update 5:00pm

August 30, 2012

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Not many details at this time but traffic was snarled at the start of the Boeing rush hour when a Chevy Suburban and a woman crossed paths at the intersection of 112th and Evergreen Way shortly after 2:30pm. Everett Traffic Investigators are going over the scene and the woman was taken by medics to Providence Regional Medical Center. We’ll follow-up when more information becomes available.

Here’s the update from Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell…

Just before 3:00 p.m. on August 30th, 2012, the Everett Police Department was dispatched to the report of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident at the intersection of 112th St SE and Evergreen Way (Hwy 99). As officers arrived they discovered a 29-year-oldEverett woman had been struck by a SUV traveling southbound on Evergreen Way as she stepped into the crosswalk.

The driver of the SUV, a 29-year-old Everett man, remained at the scene and also called 911 to summon aid. The woman suffered serious injuries to her shoulder, chest and legs and was transported to Providence Medical Center – Colby Campus. It is believed that while severe, her injuries are non-life threatening.

It is believed the woman stepped off the curb against the signal and the SUV was unable to stop before hitting her. Everett detectives are investigating the incident. Southbound traffic on Evergreen Way was temporarily stopped for the incident. All lanes of traffic are open at this time.

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More Than 5 Dozen Vintage Aircraft Expected in Everett This Weekend

August 30, 2012

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Photo of Boeing Model 40 and DC-2 courtesy Vintage Aircraft Weekend. Click for more information

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting its 5th Annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend Friday and Saturday. The fun starts Friday as throughout the day, historic aircraft from around the country will arrive at Paine Field. Friday night there is a special event at 6 p.m. 250 lucky patrons will attend a “Big Band Dinner Dance” featuring the fifteen-piece, tuxedo-clad “Kings of Swing.” Group swing-dance lessons by guest professionals will also be offered. Period attire is encouraged.

The main event begins Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Vintage Aircraft Weekend features what is billed as a first-class Speakers Bureau, live music, two flying sessions of vintage aircraft, vintage automobiles and military vehicles, fine food, vintage bicycles, vintage clothing and uniforms, and a host of opportunities for kids and parents to interact with displays and vendors. The final flight will conclude at 5 p.m.

For tickets to the Big Band Dinner Dance or VAW, contact Historic FlightFoundation Visitor Services at visitorservices@historicflight.org / (425) 348-3200 or Brown Paper Tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/261309.

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76 Year Old Everett Businessman Assaulted by 30 Year Old Burglar, Shoots Him

August 30, 2012

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UPDATE1:00pm: Everett Police say the employee was a 76-year-old Everett man and the suspect 30, was also from Everett. Everett Police are cleaning up the aftermath of a daylight burglary at an Everett business this morning. According to Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell an employee was coming into a business at 1831 Colby when he interrupted an apparent burglary in progress. Snell says the employee used a gun to try to hold the burglar at bay while calling 9-1-1 but the burglar and the employee got into an altercation and the employee fired a shot. More than a dozen Everett Police Officers arrived on the scene and a K-9 was able to locate a suspect about a half block away. The suspect was suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to an Everett Hospital. The employee was not hurt.

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City of Everett Re-names Everett Mall Neighborhood Twin Creeks

August 29, 2012

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This afternoon the city of Everett officially re-named the neighborhood that stretches from Evergreen Way to the West, I-5 to the East, Everett Mall Way to the North and 112th Street to the South as Twin Creeks. The neighborhood had formerly been known as Everett Mall Way South but according to Michael Trujillo, who is President of the newly re-named association, one neighbor complained about the Everett Mall name saying they didn’t want to be associated with a neighborhood named for a mall. Trujillo spoke at the dedication of a small sign marking the new neighborhood this afternoon. He said that an extensive discussion was had over the name and while Twin Cedars was a contender, Twin Creeks won out. During the dedication Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson spoke of his desire for Everett to have strong neighborhoods and also referred to a large police presence at the dedication as evidence of a strong commitment to neighborhood policing. The sign is located at the corner of Olivia Park Drive and Everett Mall Way. There are 19 distinct neighborhoods in Everett. You can click here to visit the Twin Creeks neighborhood page.

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Do You Know This South Everett Indecent Exposer?

August 29, 2012

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If you know this guy you can make an anonymous call to the Sheriff’s Tip Line at (425) 388-3845

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office is looking for this guy after he reportedly exposed himself to a jogger in the Silver Firs area east of Everett. According to a press release from the Sheriff’s office on Sunday, August 26th around 11:30 AM the victim was running along the north side of the street at the 5600 block of 134th Pl SE when a man stepped out from the shrubs and exposed his genitals to her. The victim ran away from the man and called 911.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 40’s of medium build with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt and tan pants at the time of the incident.

Investigators ask that anyone who may be able to help identify this suspect to call the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office anonymous tip line at 425-388-3845

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Everett Teachers and Schools Settle Contract. School Will Start Sept. 5th

August 28, 2012

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Good News from Mary Waggoner at Everett Schools…

Everett Schools will start on Wednesday Sept. 5th

District and teacher union representatives announced a tentative contract agreement that includes an item students, families and staff have been waiting for – the first day of school for 2012-13 is Wednesday, Sept. 5.
All other contract details are pending the contract’s presentation and ratification by union representatives to its membership on Thursday afternoon.
“We are ready for school,” said Superintendent Gary Cohn. “Our schools are ready for students; the food service department has its menu planned and will be serving healthy meals to students on day one. School buses are scheduled, and routes are available on the district homepage from ‘In the Spotlight.’ Back-to-school events at each school are detailed on school websites. We are looking forward to greeting students and families on the first day of school next week, Wednesday, Sept. 5.”

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