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Alzheimer’s Town Hall Meeting Planned For Everett Next Week

August 16, 2014


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Click on the logo to learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association in WA

Everett is one of a dozen cities with town hall meetings to raise awareness of the Alzheimer’s Association. The group is expanding its efforts to speak up for the needs and rights of people with Alzheimer’s and their families, and help persuade elected officials to address those needs through legislative action. Here are the details on Wednesday’s meeting…

On August 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Gipson Senior Center, 3025 Lombard Ave in Everett Washington, the Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington Chapter will hold a town hall meeting to highlight—and solicit feedback on—public policy priorities, including the National Alzheimer’s Plan, an Alzheimer’s Disease Plan for Washington State, and Voices for Better Health in Washington State, a new initiative to improve health care for “dual eligibles”, older and disabled Washingtonians who qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid.

Community members, including those living with Alzheimer’s or other dementias, their caregivers, and elected officials and representatives from federal, state, and local government as well as the research, health and long-term care communities are invited to come, learn, and share their thoughts. Other town halls are scheduled for Bremerton, East Wenatchee, Issaquah, Kelso, Mount Vernon, Olympia, Richland, Sequim, Spokane, Tacoma, Tukwila, Yakima, and Coeur d’Alene ID.

Each town hall will include a panel reflecting the breadth and depth of the Alzheimer’s experience. The Alzheimer’s Association’s objective is to educate the public, solicit input, and provide an opportunity for the community to interact with elected leaders. All public input will be recorded and used to inform the Association’s work in advancing public policy priorities to better meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities as they cope with the devastating emotional and economic effects of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Alzheimer’s disease is the third leading cause of death in Washington State and sixth nationally. Over 5 million Americans, including 100,000 Washingtonians, are living with Alzheimer’s disease, and as many as 16 million Americans will have the disease in 2050. The cost of caring for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias is estimated to total $214 billion in 2014, increasing to $1.2 trillion (in today’s dollars) by mid-century. Nearly one in three seniors who dies each year has Alzheimer’s or another dementia.

To learn more about a town hall taking place in a community near you, visit

The Alzheimer’s Association is the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit

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Everett Full Of Arts, Beer, Music, Bubbles and Kid Friendly Events This Weekend

August 13, 2014

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The folks at Experience Everett have outdone themselves this weekend. Click logo above for a detailed listing of events.

It could arguably be the biggest weekend for simultaneous events in Everett in the city’s history. It’s also going to be a great shot in the arm to Everett’s economy as thousands of people come into town to participate. Here’s a quick overview of things happening in Everett Saturday and Sunday…

Everett Craft Beer Festival – Saturday Noon – 7:00pm on Hoyt Avenue in downtown Everett

Experience Everett Street Food Festival – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm at Colby and Hewitt in downtown Everett

Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work – Saturday and Sunday 10:00am – 5:00pm at Port of Everett Marina

PEPSapalooza Family Music Festival – Saturday 10:00am to 2:00pm at Everett Memorial Stadium

Sandtastic! Free outdoor event – Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm at Imagine Children’s Museum on Wall Street in downtown Everett

The Bubble Run 5K Sunday 9:00am Starting at California and Grand and going north to 13th and back

The above is just a partial listing of special events in Everett this weekend. Also, don’t forget about the ongoing weekend events in Everett like Aquasox baseball, the Friday Farmers Market at Everett Mall and the Sunday Farmers Market on the Everett waterfront plus the various live concerts around town every Thursday thru Sunday.

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Everett Teens Raising Money To Dance In France

August 12, 2014


Erik and Rickie

Erik Linder (14) and Rickie Taylor (13) are raising money to compete in France. Click photo to visit their website.

Got word from Lars Linder over at Main Media that there will be a free demonstration of ballroom dancing Sunday night in Everett. The event is a fundraiser for his 14-year-old son, Erik and 13-year-old dance partner Rickie, who have been featured on national TV shows such as America’s Got Talent, Oprah and Dancing With The Stars. Seating is limited. The event will be held at the First Class Ballroom on 50th street in Everett Sunday night at 6:00pm. Reservations are required so if you’re interested call Lars at 425-353-5547.

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Help Stuff-A-Bus For Everett School Kids and Get A Free Aquasox Backpack

August 11, 2014


Stuff the bus

The supply of free backpacks is limited but the need for school supplies is huge.

McClain insurance is offering a great deal to the first 50 people to donate at their south Everett office to the Stuff-A-Bus campaign. Make a donation, get an Aquasox backpack. Here are the details direct from our friends at McClain Insurance…

Receive a FREE AquaSox Backpack if you help “Stuff the Bus” with School Supplies for Local Children in Need


Many of us feel that summer barely just started, yet the countdown for fall is ticking and stores are gearing up for “Back to School” sales.


Thanks to our long-standing partnership with the Everett Public Schools Foundation, McClain Insurance Services is proud to serve as a “Stuff the Bus” drop-off location for donations of school supplies.


The “Stuff the Bus” program was brought to life by the Everett Public Schools Foundation in 2009 to provide new backpacks and supplies for students in need across all grade levels of the 26 Everett public schools.  This year, the Foundation aims to stuff 1,700 backpacks.


YOU can help set up a student for a great start! Simply bring your donation of school supplies to our office Monday through Friday, August 4-15, from 9am until 5pm. The first 50 donors will receive a free AquaSox back pack as a “thank you” for their contribution.


The McClain Insurance office is located at 10410 19th Ave SE in Everett, immediately South of Costco.


For a list of suggested items, please visit  Any donation will help – from a pack of pencils to a fully stocked backpack.  If you’d rather give cash, donate online at the click of a button at   There are also still open volunteer positions available at the bus sites or to help stuff the backpacks.


“Our students are our future.  It is critical for call of us to invest time and resources to support the education of our next generation of leaders,” says Claudia McClain, the owner of McClain Insurance and long-time board member of the Everett Public School Foundation.  “Good thoughts and best wishes for a successful new school year to all our local students!”


Please contact McClain Insurance Services at 425-379-9200 or the Everett Public Schools Foundation at 425-385-4695 with questions.

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Classic Hydros and Classic Cars on Display in Everett Today

August 9, 2014


Oberto Hydro

It really didn’t run on pepperoni…

Sorry for the short notice but if you’re a fan of classic hydros like the piston powered Oh Boy Oberto! or the Blue Atlas Van Lines hydro, Brien Ford at 52nd and Evergreen Way in Everett has them on display. You’ll also see dozens of classic cars. It’s an annual fundraiser for the Volunteers of America organized by the crew at Everett Quick Lane and supported by the dealership. The show goes on until 4:00pm this afternoon.

Brien Ford Car Show

Brien Ford Car Show

Brien Ford Car Show

Brien Ford Car Show

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Wailers Coming to Everett As Part of Cannabis Cup on September 6th

August 7, 2014


Cannabis Cup

Click above to read our original story on the Cannabis Cup coming to Everett.

Comcast Arena at Everett has finally put the Cannabis Cup up on its upcoming event page. In order to purchase tickets the arena is referring people to the official Cannabis Cup website. According to Dan Skye from High Times Magazine, more than 10,000 people are expected to attend the 2-day event. Skye tells that there are no press releases but they will update interested people in Everett who sign up for their newsletter.


Click the lion to visit the Wailers website.

We also received this update from the PR firm for the original Wailers. The world-famous reggae band will be performing Saturday night September 6th at 8:00pm.

Reggae music has never stopped evolving but for millions of people from around the world it’s still defined by the songs of Bob Marley and the Wailers. It’s been their heartbeat rhythms that have inspired so much of what’s followed since, as evidenced by the enduring popularity of the “one-drop” reggae sound.

The world’s most iconic reggae band The Wailers are currently touring the US, performing the prominent album Legend in its entirety. As they infiltrated reggae music to the world outside of Jamaica, its birth place, The Wailers celebrate their 30th anniversary of the album Legend. Named by Time Magazine as the “Best Album of the 20th Century” and #46 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Legend is also the best-selling reggae album of all time, with over 30 million copies sold worldwide.

The Wailers have consistently toured for the past 40 years, and in doing so, have been keeping the legacy of Bob Marley alive. They are the most successful reggae group in history, having sold over 250 million albums worldwide and played to an estimated 25 million people around the world. They have left an indelible mark on modern music. After touring in South America, Russia, Middle East, and Europe, The Wailers are eager to bring their good vibrations to festivals and venues across the country this summer.

Formed in the late sixties, The Wailers have created an extraordinary body of work and their music can be heard in every corner of the world today. Original members included Bob Marley and his vocal partners Bunny Wailer and Peter Tosh, alongside the ground-breaking rhythm section of the Barrett brothers, Carlton on drums and Aston “Family Man” on bass. Today, Aston leads the band as it continues its worldwide campaign to promote peace, love and equality through the message of reggae and Rastafari.

Wailers Lineup:
Aston “Family Man” Barrett – Bass
Audley “Chizzy” Chisholm – Guitar
Keith “Coach” Sterling – Keyboards
Basil “Bennow” Creary – Drums
Melvin “Rasmel” Glover – Rhythm Guitar
Cegee Victory – Back Vocals
Dwayne “Danglin” Anglin – Lead Vocals
Aston Barrett Jr. – Organ
Kevin “Yvad” Davy – Lead Vocals

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Everett’s Annual Mutt Strut Set For Saturday

August 5, 2014


Annual Mutt Strut

Mutt Strut is even bigger this year!

It’s a celebration of all things K-9 this Saturday…

Join Everett Animal Shelter and Everett Parks & Recreation this Saturday, Aug. 9, for Mutt Strut at Langus Riverfront Park.

Dogs and dog owners alike can participate in the free 2-mile community dog walk, participate in skills competitions, and check out displays from pet-friendly vendors along the Snohomish River. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

New this year is the Canine Good Citizen certification, sponsored by the Snohomish County Animal Advisory Board. The Good Citizen program, developed by the American Kennel Club, is designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The 10-step test evaluates skills like “walking through a crowd” and “accepting a friendly stranger.”

“This is a great chance to show off what your dog can do,” said Dee Cordell, shelter operations coordinator, who is planning to attempt the test with her 6-year-old lab mix, Scout. “Even if your dog doesn’t pass every step, it’s a fun experience, and will give you a sense of what skills to work on next.”

Dogs that pass all ten steps will receive a certificate. The Canine Good Citizen test will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and takes about 10 minutes to complete. For details, visit:

Dogs can also show off their special skills in the fun Pet Showcase competitions, where they can test their voices, practice jumping and catching, play musical sit and more. The Rover Run racing competitions offer unique running categories just for pugs, dachshunds, and large or small dogs. Free registration is available up to 30 minutes before the events begin. Check out the rules and regulations and a full list of events at

The Snohomish County Auditor’s office will offer free microchipping for dogs and cats from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dogs must be leashed and cats must be in carriers.


More than 20 puppies will be available for adoption across the street at the Everett Animal Shelter from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For a sneak peek, check out Smokey, a 2-month-old chow mix and the shelter’s Pet of the Week:

Help the shelter break their adoption records this summer in the ASPCA’s 100K Challenge. Visit Everett Animal Shelter to view adoptable animals or to download an application.

5K-9 Fun Run

For an active start to the day, register for the 5K-9 Fun Run at Langus Park, sponsored by Everett Parks & Recreation. The race takes participants on a 3.1-mile loop trail along the banks of the Snohomish River.  Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the run starting at 9 a.m. For registration forms and more information, visit

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