Archive | December, 2012

Everett Firefighter Reviving Dogs is Favorite Photo of 2012

December 31, 2012


Firefighter reviving dogs

Our readers favorite photo of 2012. Click picture for more photos of the animal rescue.

Our favorite and most shared photo of 2012 is this image of Everett Firefighter J. Schill giving oxygen to a couple of dogs following a fire in south Everett. Happy New Year!

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12:00pm Update: Incident Over With 1 Arrest – Domestic Violence Incident Leads to Everett PD Swat Call Out

December 31, 2012

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Everett Police Patch12:00pm Update from Aaron Snell at EPD:
Just before 3:00 a.m. on December 31, 2012, Everett Police officers were dispatched to the 6200 block of Commercial Ave on the report of a domestic disturbance. Arriving officers investigated and developed probable cause to arrest a 38 year-old male for assaulting his wife. When officers contacted the male, he refused to exit his residence. Based on past incidents involving the male, the SWAT team was called to the location.

At about 9:20 a.m. the male exited his residence and was taken into custody without incident by the SWAT team. He was booked into Snohomish County Jail.

The female victim suffered what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.
End of Update.

Everett Police officers have called in their SWAT team following a domestic violence call in the 6200 Block of Commercial Avenue. According to Everett Police Spokesman Aaron Snell, a man is refusing to come out of his house after a domestic violence call earlier this morning. No further details yet but we’ll update later as information comes in.

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Hey Everett, No Burning…

December 30, 2012


The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Everett and surrounding Snohomish county. This ban is in effect until further notice.

A high pressure system is creating cold, dry and stagnant weather conditions. As a result, air pollution is expected to build up and could reach levels unhealthy for sensitive groups, especially in communities where wood-burning is common. These cold and stagnant conditions could persist through the week.

The purpose of a burn ban is to reduce the amount of pollution that is creating unhealthy air usually due to excessive wood smoke. The Clean Air Agency will continue to closely monitor the situation.

During a Stage 1 burn ban:

  • No burning is allowed in fireplaces or uncertified wood stoves. Residents should rely instead on their home’s other, cleaner source of heat (such as their furnace or electric baseboard heaters) for a few days until air quality improves, the public health risk diminishes and the ban is cancelled. The only exception is if a wood stove is a home’s only adequate source of heat.
  • No outdoor fires are allowed. This includes recreational fires such as bonfires, campfires and the use of fire pits and chimineas.
  • Burn ban violations are subject to a $1,000 penalty.

It is OK to use natural gas, propane, pellet and EPA-certified wood stoves or inserts during a Stage 1 burn ban.

The Washington State Department of Health recommends that people who are sensitive to air pollution limit time spent outdoors, especially when exercising. Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, cause difficulty breathing, and make lung and heart problems worse. Air pollution is especially harmful to people with lung and heart problems, people with diabetes, children, and older adults (over age 65).

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Recycle Your Tree at Everett CC

December 29, 2012


treeStarting Wednesday, you can recycle your tree at Everett Community College. Here’s the scoop…

EVERETT, Wash. – Community members can recycle their holiday trees for free at Everett Community College between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on weekdays Jan. 2-30. 

Trees must be free of decorations, tinsel and other non-biodegradable materials. No flocked trees will be accepted. 

Everett Community College is located at 2000 Tower St. in Everett. Drop off in the marked area by Glacier Hall in parking lot F. To see the location of parking lot F, visit and click “Campus Map.” 

EvCC has been recycling holiday trees since 2009. Last year, EvCC collected approximately 400 trees that were turned into woodchips on site and used for campus flower beds and mulch projects. 

For more information, call 425-388-9070.

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Everett’s Imagine Children’s Museum to Host New Year’s Eve Ball Drop

December 28, 2012


Imagine Children's Museum

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with the kids from 6-9pm in downtown Everett

According to Christy Wilson, Imagine Children’s Museum is pulling out all the stops Monday night in downtown Everett…


Kids’ DJ, magician and outdoor lighted ball-drop all part of New Year’s Eve festivities at Imagine Children’s Museum with a family-friendly New Year’s Eve bash Monday, December 31, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for Imagine Children’s Museum’s New Year’s Eve family party. Professional D.J., Leanna Mason, will be playing kid-friendly music and entertaining the crowd with non-stop fun all evening in the Lodge. Master Payne, a professional illusionist, will perform magic throughout the evening.

Guests will be invited to join artist Mark Fraley to create their own New Year’s-themed collage to take home. There will also be a Kapla Block clock tower building contest and other special activities geared to families with children of all ages.

At 9 p.m. party guests will join in a traditional New Year’s Eve-style countdown as a custom-made, lighted ball, 3 feet in diameter is lowered 40 feet, echoing New York City’s famous Times Square ball-drop.

Tickets to the New Year’s Eve party are $15 per person or $10 for Museum members, and are available at the Museum’s front desk and on the website. Tickets will be available at the door on a space-available basis for $20 per person, $15 for Museum members.


Imagine Children’s Museum, which is usually closed on Mondays, will be open on Monday, December 31, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with special New Year’s Eve activities included in the $9 price of admission.

Daytime activities include a 1:30 p.m. performance in the Lodge by African drum troupe Gansango, and hourly countdowns ringing in the New Year around the world. The Museum will close at 5:00 p.m. Doors will open for the New Year’s Eve party at 6:00 p.m. Tickets must be shown at the door for entry to the evening event.

About Imagine Children’s Museum

Imagine Children’s Museum is a non-profit community organization committed to making children’s lives better by creating a place where they can playfully learn. Children, ages one through twelve, visit the Museum accompanied by their parent, grandparent, friend, neighbor, teacher or guardian. More than twenty hands-on enriching exhibits provide opportunities for children to discover, explore, create and imagine. Fun, interactive activities such as i-Engineers and Tuesday Tales are also offered.

Since opening its doors in 2004, Imagine Children’s Museum has served more than one million children and adults, including over 236,000 in 2011. Sunset magazine highlighted Imagine Children’s Museum as a “fantastic children’s museum” and it is rated a 5-Star Pick by Lila Guide. Imagine was selected as the “Best Museum for Kids” in the Puget Sound region by Nickelodeon’s King 5 Evening Magazine voters have chosen Imagine as one of the top five “Best Fun Places for Kids” in Western Washington.

The Museum is located on the corner of Wall and Hoyt Streets in downtown Everett. For hours and admission information, visit or call 425-258-1006.

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Everett Students Urged to Serve on MLK Day

December 28, 2012


United Way Day of Service set for January 21st

United Way Day of Service set for January 21st

Just got a great suggestion from Neil Parekh at United Way of Snohomish County on how kids in Everett can make the Martin Luther King Day a “day on”, not a “day off”…

High school students living in and around Everett are encouraged to volunteer for a variety of projects benefiting seniors and people with disabilities on MLK Day, Jan. 21, 2013 as a way of honoring Dr. King’s life and mission.

Teens can help seniors and people with disabilities living in the Pineview, Grandview and Baker Neighborhoods; volunteer at Full Life Care’s daytime program or make Valentine’s Day Cards for delivery to seniors at the Carl Gipson Senior Center.
More details and registration information is online at For Twitter users, the hashtag for the event is #mlkdaysnoco
Approximately 200 high school students from throughout the county are expected to participate in the national MLK Day of Service. In its fourth year in Snohomish County, MLK Day is an intergenerational celebration where high school students volunteer to help seniors and people with disabilities, transforming Dr. King’s life mission and teachings into community service.
During this Day of Service, volunteers will help make a real difference through hands-on work, including assisting with household tasks and doing projects at local senior centers. Teams of volunteers will be led by Senior Corps or other adult volunteers.
In addition to the Everett-area projects, teen volunteers can choose from projects throughout Snohomish County. Other locations include Stanwood, Marysville, Arlington, Sultan, Mountlake Terrace, Mukilteo and Lynnwood.
Organizations like school clubs, scout troops, and friends who want to volunteer together are highly encouraged to register as a group. Teens can also register individually.
The MLK Day of Service in Snohomish County is a partnership of United Way of Snohomish County, the YMCA of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services and Senior Corps.
Volunteers must sign up in advance to participate. If you’re a teen aged 14-19, register online at or contact United Way’s Youth United program at 425.374.5526 or Volunteer slots at specific projects are on a space-available basis.
United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for more than 70 years. In addition to funding 102 programs through 39 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.
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Everett Re-Opens Off Leash Dog Parks

December 27, 2012


Dog park

The off leash parks in Everett are open again.

Back in November, the City of Everett closed its three off leash dog parks out of concern over an outbreak of the Canine Parvovirus in King County. Yesterday the city re-opened the dog parks. Here’s the official word from Steffani Lillie at the City of Everett…

The City of Everett Parks and Recreation Department temporarily closed its three off-leash dog areas as a precaution to the recent outbreak of the Canine Parvovirus in King County.

According to the Everett animal shelter and area veterinarians, there have been no new reports of the Canine Parvovirus in the past several weeks, therefore, the City of Everett will re-open the parks immediately.

The off-leash areas that have been re-opened are:

· Howarth Park, north beach area,1127 Olympic Blvd.

· Loganberry Lane Park, wooded path at the end of 18th Avenue West

· Lowell Park, fenced area north of the tennis courts, 46th Street and S. 3rd Ave.

For more information on the virus or your pets risk, contact your local veterinarian.

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