Archive | September, 2012

Time Running Out to Nominate Art Supporters in Everett

September 30, 2012

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Editor’s note: This event is being re-scheduled to November 15th. LD

Everett Arts AwardsA reminder that you only have until Friday at 5:00pm to nominate an appropriate person who celebrates the arts in Everett. You can click here to fill out a nomination form and read more about the awards below…

The City of Everett Cultural Arts Commission invites nominations for the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the prestigious Richard Wendt Award of Excellence. The awards recognize the accomplishments of artists, arts and cultural organizations and community members committed to enriching the Everett community through the arts.

The Cultural Arts Commission will review the nominations and select the recipients. The awards, which are non-monetary, are presented annually. This is the 20th year of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence, a lifetime achievement award given to those individuals whose strong support of the arts has been ongoing through philanthropic and volunteer service.

In recognition of Everett’s growing arts community, the Cultural Arts Commission has created the Mayor’s Arts Awards which in its third year will honor those in the field of arts education, artists in the community and young artists demonstrating promise and commitment to the Everett arts community.

Mayor Stephanson will honor recipients of the 2012 Mayor’s Arts Awards and the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence at a public ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 8.

Past Wendt award recipients include: 2011: Janalene Simpson; 2010 Arden Flom; 2009: Marian and Jerry Krell; 2008: Bob & Dona Anderson; 2007: Dr. Richard and Nancy Wendt; 2006: Imagine Children’s Museum; 2005: Clay and Hap Wertheimer; 2004: Terry and Cheryle Earnheart; 2003: Susan Jane Russell; 2002: Arts Council of Snohomish County; 2001: Mike Jordan; 2000: Peter Newland; 1999: John and Idamae Schack; 1998: Dr. Sanford Wright; 1997: Maryalice Salget; 1996: Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs; 1995: Dr. Richard Wendt; 1994: Carl Gipson; 1993: Dorothy Jayne Wright, Clyde Revord Motors and Jim Noonan; and 1992: Gene Nastri.

Winners of previous Mayor’s Arts Awards included: 2011: 20 Riverside, Young Artist; Henrietta Wilson, Arts Educator; Tami Walker and Roxy Gesler, Artist in the Community; 2010: Josey Wise, Young Artist; Shannon Danks, Arts Educator; Liz Geiger, Jane Steele-Meagher and Janet Wold of the Corner Studio and Gallery and Cheri O’Brien, Shari Osti and Evelia Sanchez of the Red Door Gallery, Artist in the Community.

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Woman Found Murdered in South Everett behind La Palmera Restaurant

September 29, 2012

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Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies have confirmed that the body found behind the La Palmera Restaurant in South Everett is that of a woman and they are treating it as a homicide. Here’s what SCSO Sheriff’s Lt. Rob Parker had to say…

Palmer later added in a written press release: “While the Investigation is still in its earliest stages, we do not have concerns that there is any continuing danger to the public at this time”.

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Body Found behind La Palmera Restaurant in S. Everett

September 29, 2012

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Editor’s Note: This story has been updated here
Deputies are just starting their investigation into the discovery of a person's bodyMore questions than answers as Snohomish County Sheriff’s Deputies investigate the discovery of a body in the parking lot of La Palmera Mexican Restaurant at 1629 Center Road in South Everett. The investigation is in its early stages and we will update as more information becomes available.


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Tarot Card Readings For Your Cat at Everett Animal Shelter Sunday

September 28, 2012

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Everett Animal Shelter cat adoption eventWant to know more about your feline’s future? Bring your cat to the Everett Animal Shelter on Sunday for a reading by a professional tarot card reader. It’s just one of the events as part of a big cat adoption event called The Secret Life of Cats. Other events include “Tats for Cats” where you can get tattooed with an image of your cat or maybe just its name, with part of the proceeds going to the shelter. There will also be face painting, cat crafts with some help from Imagine Children’s Museum and Purrfect Pals, PAWS, NOAH and Homeward Pet will be bringing their adoptable cats. The cat adoption event runs from 10am – 3pm this Sunday at 333 Smith Island Road. Click here for directions.

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Brush Fire Slows Traffic Along I-5 in Everett

September 28, 2012

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Another brush fire this afternoon along Northbound I-5 between Everett Avenue and East Marine View Drive. It took Everett Firefighters about half an hour to get it completely out. The fire was reported shortly after 12:30 and slowed traffic for out an hour. Firefighters say that the light rain we’ve had recently has done little to lower the fire danger and are asking people to be very careful. There was another grass fire in this same area five days ago.

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Glass Pumpkin Patch in Everett This Weekend

September 28, 2012

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Glass pumpkin patchat at Schack 2011

photo credit: Susie Howell & Schack Art Center (click for more)

Imagine a field of glass pumpkins. Wander through and find the one that calls out to you. It’s called Schack-toberfest and happens today thru Sunday at the Schack Art Center in downtown Everett.

Friday 10-5p, Saturday 10-5p, Sunday 12-5p

This harvest themed weekend at the Schack Art Center features a glass pumpkin patch, glassblowing demonstrations, and “Make It Now” pumpkin classes in the hot shop.

Saturday & Sunday ONLY

Pumpkin carving demonstrations.
Artist painting demonstrations.
Decorate your own fall sugar cookies

THREE amazing raffles this weekend, $2 tickets all weekend! (Need not be present to win.)

One-year membership to the Schack Art Center
1 hand carved pumpkin by Russ Leno
1 large glass pumpkin from the Schack patch

There’s also a very special event Saturday night…

Beer & Brat Night

Saturday, September 29, 6-9p - Get your tickets early this was a sell out event last year!

The evening will include live music, glass blowing demonstrations, beer and hard cider from local breweries, bratwurst with all the fixings, popcorn and more! Free souvenir Schack Pint glass with ticket.

Tickets are $20 Schack Members, $25 Non-members/$30 at the Door.  Must be 21+ to attend.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets now.

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Everett Utility Offers Help For Those Afraid to Turn on Heat Due to High PUD Bills

September 27, 2012

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Snohomish County PUDNow that Fall has officially arrived and temperatures have fallen, the Snohomish PUD is reminding customers in Everett that there are programs to help with the high cost of heating. No one should be afraid to turn up the heat now that summer is over. Snohomish PUD’s Neil Neroutsos sent some suggestions today to My Everett News…

Low Income & Senior Assistance

Each year, PUD assistance programs help up to 25,000 senior citizens and low-income customers who are struggling with electric bills. The programs offer discounts of 20, 40 and 60 percent off normal rates. The low-income discount currently is available to PUD customers who have a household annual income that is below 125 percent of the federal poverty level ($27,938 for a family of four). Also eligible for discounts are senior citizens who are 62 years of age or older and have a combined disposable annual income of less than $26,923.

Help from Customer & Employee Contributions

Project PRIDE is a program to help low-income customers, funded through voluntary donations from PUD ratepayers and contributions to the Red Cross of Snohomish County. Another local program, Helping Hands, receives donations from PUD employees to assist low-income senior citizens with their utility bills.

Budget Payment Plan

The PUD offers a Budget Payment Plan that’s designed to make bill paying easier by calculating equal payments for customers each month through the year. The plan is available at any time of the year to customers with a zero balance. The PUD recommends that you obtain one year of service at your current address before starting the plan to establish an accurate payment amount. You may apply for the BPP by phone or in person at any PUD office. Customer service representatives are available to quote a monthly payment for you or answer any other questions.

To learn more about these programs, or how you can contribute to help others, call the PUD’s Customer Service Department at 425-783-1000.

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