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Santa Joins Everett Firefighters Delivering Toys To Christmas House

December 18, 2014


Firefighter toy drive

Everett Firefighters have been collecting toys from Everett residents every year for more than a decade.

Firefighter toys

Just some of the members of the Everett Fire Department who have been collecting toys from community members.

Firefighter toys

Santa helps fill the firetruck.

Firefighter toys

The crew cab is full of toys and gifts from generous Everett residents.

Firefighter toys

Santa and one of his helpers.

We told you earlier this month about Everett Firefighters collecting donations from folks in Everett for Christmas House. Today was the day that the toys, gifts and donations from the Everett community were collected from the various Everett fire stations and delivered to Christmas House. Here are a few pictures from this morning as Santa and Everett Firefighters loaded up an engine to make their delivery…

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Everett Volunteers Wanted For A Day of Service Instead Of A Day Off

December 13, 2014


MLK day

An Everett High School junior makes Valentine’s Day Cards with a participant in Full Life Care’s Adult Day Health Program in Everett during MLK Day of Service in 2014. (Photo Credit: Neil Parekh/United Way of Snohomish County).

Both teens and adults in Everett are needed for a day of service, not a day off during the Martin Luther King Holiday next month. Here are the details from Sara Haner at United Way of Snohomish County…

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” On Jan. 19, approximately 250 high school students will answer this call to action as part of the annual MLK Day of Service in Snohomish County, and Everett area students are especially needed.

During this day of service, teen volunteers can choose from different hands-on projects throughout Snohomish County. Projects in Everett include cleaning and organizing at Housing Hope and KSER, and working with clients at Full Life Care to make dog and cat treats to donate to a local animal shelter. Teams of students will be led by adult volunteers.

Marking its sixth year in Snohomish County, MLK Day of Service brings high school students and community volunteers together to serve the most vulnerable members of our community, transforming Dr. King’s life mission and teachings into community service.

“Dr. King believed that we should all play a part in transforming our community, and that message really resonates with teens,” said Dennis G. Smith, president and CEO of United Way of Snohomish County. “This national day of service is the perfect way for the young people in our community to help make their world a better place.”

Organizations like school clubs, scout troops and service groups who want to volunteer together are highly encouraged to register as a team. Teens can also register individually, too.

More details and registration information are online here. For Instagram, Twitter and Facebook users, the hashtag for the event is #MLKDaySnoCo.

MLK Day of Service in Snohomish County is a partnership of United Way of Snohomish County, YMCA of Snohomish County, Catholic Community Services, Senior Corps-RSVP, and United Parcel Service.


Volunteers must sign up by Monday, Jan. 12 to participate. If you’re a teen aged 14 -19, register online or contact United Way’s Youth United program at or 425.374.5530. Volunteer slots at specific projects are on a space-available basis, so sign up soon!

Adult volunteers are also needed to lead each group of teen volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering to lead a team, please email Michelle Morris at

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FREE Navy Band Northwest Holiday Concert in Everett Tuesday

December 7, 2014


Navy Band Northwest

photo courtesy Navy Band Northwest Facebook page

It only happens once a year…Navy Band Northwest will present their 2014 holiday concert series, “A Gift of Music,” at the Everett Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Their performance is free and open to the public. Seating will be first come, first serve. No tickets are necessary for entry.

During the event, Santa will make an appearance and the United States Marine Corps will be accepting donations for Toys-for-Tots. You can find out more about Navy Band Northwest by clicking here.

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Lots of Holiday Events in Everett This Weekend

December 4, 2014



The Holiday weekend in Everett kicked off with Wintertide.

The Holidays are really getting underway in Everett. Today the city kicked things off with Wintertide. It’s a relatively new annual event featuring music, food, a tree lighting and a visit from Santa held at the Wetmore Plaza in front of the Everett Performing Arts Center.

Friday the Carl Gipson Senior Center is holding their annual Holiday Bazaar with over 50 vendors. The shopping gets underway at 9:00am and goes until 3:00pm.

Two great events on Saturday. The Everett Animal Shelter hosts the first of two Santa Paws weekends with the chance to bring your pet into the shelter for a picture with Santa. A $20 donation gets you a framed photo with Santa and a photo CD.

Saturday is the annual Holiday on the Bay Celebration at the Port of Everett. Events include the Everett Farmer’s Market Holiday Market and Craft Fair. Rides on City of Everett Fire Trucks and the annual Lighted Boat Parade. Click here for the day’s schedule of events.

Saturday also will bring the annual King5 Home Team Harvest at the Everett Mall from 6am until 3pm. It’s one of the largest one-day food drives in the city of Everett every year.

There are also a multitude of concerts and other fun events happening all weekend. You can find more at the Experience Everett website.

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Naval Station Everett Looking For WWII and Pearl Harbor Veterans

November 21, 2014


Naval Station Everett

Naval Station Everett to honor Pearl Harbor and WWII Vets

Naval Station Everett is preparing to honor veterans from Pearl Harbor and World War II. If you are a veteran, or know of one, here is the information you need as provided by Naval Station Everett…

Naval Station Everett will host a Pearl Harbor Day and WWII Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Dec. 5 at 9:30 a.m. The event will be held on base at the Grand Vista Ballroom. All WWII military veterans from all military branches are invited to attend. The purpose of this event is to honor the Pearl Harbor survivors and their families in the Snohomish County area.

During the event, there will be display tables open for veterans and family members to share pictures, uniforms, cruise books, medals, and other items. Pearl Harbor survivors, WWII veterans, and their family members are welcome to participate in a ceremonial wreath dedication and walk of honor.

This event is not open to the public, however the base is interested in reaching out to as many survivors and family members as possible. Those who do not already have a military identification card will be asked to provide their full name, driver’s license state and number, and date of birth.

Interested attendees are asked to RSVP by emailing Troy Schulz at TROY.SCHULZ@NAVY.MIL by Wednesday, December 3rd.

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Pay 2 Play Political Money Documentary To Be Shown in Everett

November 19, 2014


Pay 2 Play

A discussion will follow the showing of the film.

Got notice for those who may be concerned about the role money plays in politics that there is an event Thursday night that you may find of interest…

Pay 2 Play: Democracy’s High Stakes, a documentary from John Ennis details how deeply entrenched big money is in public policymaking and what these high stakes mean for the future of our country. Pay 2 Play follows Ennis in his investigations into elections in Ohio, in which politicians reward their donors with public treasury assets such as contracts, jobs, tax cuts, and regulation. Driven by the need to provide future generations a better world, Ennis’ film provides the public a study on how to find a way out from under the “Pay 2 Play” system of patronage. Pay 2 Play features Robert Reich, Lawrence Lessig, Marianne Williamson, Noam Chomsky, and many others

Following the screening, Aquene Freechild, Co-director of the Democracy is for People Project for Public Citizen, will lead a discussion about the recent efforts to pass a Constitutional Amendment in Congress, and how sixteen other states have urged Congress to pass a Constitutional Amendment to stop the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Everett: Thursday November 20
Firewheel Community Coffeehouse (2727 Colby Ave, Everett)
7:00pm Screening
8:30pm Discussion with Aquene Freechild
Sponsored by Fix Democracy First and the Green Party of Snohomish County

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Veteran’s Day USO Dance At Everett Senior Center Back For 9th Year

November 9, 2014


Spots are going quickly for the annual Veteran’s Day Dance at the Carl Gipson Senior Center in downtown Everett. Here’s a video from the City of Everett’s YouTube channel on last year’s dance and below that everything you need to know about this year’s event thanks to Meghan Pembroke at the City of Everett…

Join veterans from all wars as they dance the afternoon away at the 9th annual USO dance at the Carl Gipson Senior Center on Nov. 11, from 1-5 p.m. Admission is free for all, but a ticket is required for entrance, and all attendees must be over 50.

Eric Wollan, the center’s activities coordinator, says the unique event offers an opportunity for the entire community to honor to the veterans who risked their lives for the United States.

“There are no better people to celebrate than the people who have given so much to protect us and so many others,” Wollan said.

The event will feature music from Route 66, a 16-piece swing band, along with eye-catching displays from the 1940s, and the Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) will present the color guard. Participants have a chance to refuel with a complimentary lunch, and then get back to dancing for the remainder of the afternoon.

Wollan encourages attendees to reserve their tickets soon, as the event fills up quickly.

“We can only offer 400 tickets because of space constraints,” Wollan said. “More than half of the tickets are already reserved, so get a place while you still can!”

To reserve a spot, call (425) 257-8780, or stop by the senior center. Tickets must be picked up prior to the event.

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