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TV Show Filming in Downtown Everett This Week

July 23, 2014

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Everett TV shoot 2 An episode of a TV show is filming in downtown Everett this week. You may notice lights set up outside a certain business. The producers aren’t saying a lot at this time but promise to reveal more once shooting is complete. We can tell you it’s not the return of the Food Network or Fox to Everett.


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Typewriters Placed Around Downtown Everett as Interactive Art

July 18, 2014

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Everett typewriters

When was the last time you saw one of these?

Everett typewriters

This is set up in the 2700 block of Colby.

The city of Everett is launching an interesting interactive art project involving typewriters placed around the downtown area. Here are the details as provided by Meghan Pembroke at the city…

Look for a bit of nostalgia coming to downtown Everett this week. “Word on the Street,” an interactive art project, will bring 10 vintage typewriters to Everett sidewalks starting Wednesday, July 16.

 

The manual typewriters, which range from 40 to 70 years old, will be installed on classic typewriter tables decorated by local artists and placed outside downtown businesses. Passersby are invited to take a minute to type out a response to the “question of the day,” posed by Everett Public Library staff.

 

“This is a fun way to be a part of a local art project, and try your hand at using a manual typewriter,” said Carol Thomas, cultural arts manager. “We’ll post some of the answers in downtown storefronts and on social media.”

 

The 10 typewriters were donated to the city or found in dusty back corners of thrift shops. They got a tune-up from David Austin, who inherited an Everett typewriter repair store from his father.

 

The typewriters will be on display from July 16 to Aug. 5, when Street Tunes will roll into downtown. Click here for artist details and typewriter locations.


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Live Lunchtime Music Coming Every Wednesday to Downtown Everett

July 6, 2014

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The annual Music on the Plaza series kicks off this Wednesday at the Snohomish County Administration Building in downtown Everett.

From electro-pop to country rock to solo blues, Snohomish County’s 2014 Music on the Plaza lineup features an artist for every musical taste. The annual free lunchtime concert series kicks off Wednesday, July 9, at the Snohomish County campus amphitheater, 3000 Rockefeller, Everett.

Local vendors will also set up on the county campus, offering visitors the chance to purchase locally grown flowers and homemade goods, and sample delicious food from local merchants.

Bradfor Loomis picture

Bradford Loomis kicks off the series Wednesday.

The first show features Bradford Loomis whose website provides the following description: Brad marries grit and melody to dig to the roots of American folklore and speak of the raw reality of the human condition with soul, passion, and hope. Brad’s stories span a lifetime of relatable emotions, be it the bitterness of loss, the deep longing of regret, the enduring hope of love, or the elation of joy.

Musical performances run from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday, from July 9 through Aug. 27:

  • July 9: Bradford Loomis Band, American folklore roots
  • July 16: Ayron Jones, soulful, electrifying blues
  • July 23: Fauna Shade, euphoric rock & roll
  • July 30: Nigel Mustafa, reggae-rock
  • August 6: Preacher’s Wife, introspective indie-folk
  • August 13: Ian McFeron, country infused roots rock
  • August 20: Arkomo, electronic-inflected experimental pop
  • August 27: Curtis Hammond Band, 9 piece rhythm & blues band

The artists represent a wide range of the best and newest bands in Puget Sound this summer. Fauna Shade, contestant at EMP’s Sound Off! Battle of the Bands, will shred guitar during the summer concert series. Sam Anderson of Hey Marseilles will present his new solo project Arkomo – making its Everett debut. Ian McFeron will bring his Bob Dylan-esque country-infused rock to the county plaza as well.

For information contact Jessica Voelker, Tourism Coordinator at 425-388-3139 or visit www.snoco.org.


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One With Minor Injuries When Motorcycle Goes Into Crowd at Everett 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2014

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Everett 4th parade

A motorcycle rider fills out paperwork for Everett Police.

July 4 parade

A parade watcher is taken to have his leg checked out.

Everett 4th parade

The crowd along Colby was 3 to 4 deep.

July 4 parade

One of the many different types of bands in today’s parade

A minor mishap at today’s 4th of July Parade in downtown Everett. A motorcycle drill team member went off course and into the crowd at the start of the parade route at 26th and Colby this morning. Two parade watchers were involved and one man was taken by ambulance to Providence Regional Medical Center with a reported leg injury. Everett Police are investigating. The incident did not interrupt the parade where the crowd was three to four deep in most places and people seemed to be having a great time. As a reminder there are a lot of other activities after the parade leading up to the fireworks over Port Gardner Bay at 10:20pm.


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Broadway Bridge Over Downtown Everett Rail Line Off Limits to Big Rigs and Busses

June 18, 2014

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Broadway bridge in Everett, WA

The Broadway Bridge is really showing its age.

The City of Everett has imposed tighter weight restrictions on the Broadway bridge between Hewitt and California streets in downtown Everett.

Here’s the official word from Meghan Pembroke at the city…

Everett’s city engineer is advising heavy-vehicle operators that a weight-limit restriction on the Broadway Bridge has been extended to all lanes of travel, effective Thursday, June 19.

Previously, the weight restriction was limited to the right lanes of the bridge only, but will now span all lanes of travel on Broadway between Hewitt Avenue and California Street. The allowable weight limit will remain at 7 tons for single-unit trucks and buses, 9 tons for semi-trucks, and 11 tons for tandem-trailer trucks. Typically, cars, minivans and pickup trucks are under the 7-ton weight limit. Parking on the structure will remain closed to all traffic.

“The bridge provides an important connection in our community,” said Ryan Sass, city engineer. “We need everyone’s help to keep over-limit vehicles off the bridge so that it can continue to serve passenger vehicles until the replacement project begins this fall.”

The expanded restriction follows a scheduled annual inspection by bridge inspectors from Snohomish County and a recommendation from the bridge project structural engineer from Trantech Engineering LLC that the load restriction be expanded to include all lanes. Vehicles weighing over the posted limits will need to follow the designated truck route around the bridge, in order to keep the bridge in operation through the end of the year.

Broadway bridge detour in Everett

Here is the detour route for large trucks now but for everyone once the bridge closes.

Signs displaying weight restrictions will be posted on both sides of the bridge, and a truck route will be signed east to Cedar Street to designate the alternate routes: www.everettwa.org/Get_PDF.aspx?pdfID=8011.

Everett is working with transit agencies, the Port of Everett, emergency responders, local businesses and schools to help reroute large vehicles. Anyone spotting large trucks or buses still using the bridge should contact Everett Public Works at 425-257-8800 to report the name of the company. City staff will contact the business to inform them about the designated truck route.

The bridge serves as a link between south and north Everett as well as downtown, and also carries commuter traffic north to SR 529. Roughly 30,000 vehicles per day travel across the 102-year-old structure.

The bridge, which crosses over the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad mainline, was originally built in 1912 and was last renovated in 1931. In 2008, the city engineer placed load restrictions on the outside lanes of the bridge and prohibited parking on the structure.

The bridge replacement project is scheduled to begin late fall 2014, when contractors will establish a full detour route and close the bridge. Demolition of the existing 100-foot by 100-foot span and construction of the new bridge is expected to begin in January. Click here for more information.


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Transformer Fire Puts Power Out in North Everett

June 13, 2014

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9:00 pm Update: Neil Neroutsos from Snohomish PUD says power went out from about 7:15 to 8:00 pm and about 300 customers were affected. Power has been restored to most customers but some traffic lights may be out a while. A reminder that if the traffic lights are out the intersection becomes a 4-way stop.

Not a major outage but a transformer fire has knocked power out to parts of north Everett between 33rd to the south, Everett Avenue to the north, Broadway on the west and Cedar to the east. The PUD is working to restore power. More information as we get it.


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2014 Cruzin’ to Colby Weekend a Success

May 26, 2014

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Colby show and shine

The rain didn’t keep away the cars or the crowd.

In spite of some rain, the annual Cruzin’ to Colby Memorial Day Show and Shine was a success with hundreds of cars and several thousand people spending the day on the streets of downtown Everett. Here are a few pictures of some of the cars that caught our eye…

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

Everett, WA Colby Cruzin' Car

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