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Naval Station Everett Looking For WWII and Pearl Harbor Veterans

November 21, 2014

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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

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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

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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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2 Dozen Marching Bands To Take Field At Everett Memorial Stadium This Saturday

October 22, 2014

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The bands will be marching rain or shine in Everett, WA Saturday. Click photo for more info.

High school marching bands from all over the state will be competing in the annual Puget Sound Festival of Bands this Saturday at Everett Memorial Stadium. It’s the 27th year for this competition which is the largest competitive marching band festival in the northwest. Since the first competition in 1988 to the present, the purpose of the Festival has been to showcase the musical talents of students in high school programs throughout the Pacific Northwest and to gain community awareness and support for the music programs in our schools. The festival is presented by the Cascade High School Band and Color Guard Boosters.

The preliminary competition runs all day Saturday from 8:00am – 5:00pm with the finals performances beginning at 6:00pm. The event happens rain or shine. Admission prices are as follows…
$40 Family Pack
2 adult and 2 youth tickets
additional youth tickets are $5 each
$15 Adult all-day
$10 Adult finals only
$9 Senior, Military, College Students w/I.D.
$7 youth 6-18
Free children 5 & under


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Everett Silvertips To Turn Xfinity Arena Pink Saturday Night

October 21, 2014

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Pink The Rink

Pink the Rink returns Saturday night as the Everett Silvertips take on the Seattle Thunderbirds.

It’s become an annual tradition as the Everett Silvertips team up with community partners to raise funds for the battle against breast cancer. Here’s everything you need to know…

The Everett Silvertips and our partners at Providence Regional Medical Center and the Safeway Foundation are proud to present “Pink the Rink” 2014, our sixth-annual breast cancer fundraiser, on Saturday, October 25 vs. the Seattle Thunderbirds.  After raising over $315,000 in donations toward the local fight against breast cancer over the past five years, our goal is to top $100,000 in new donations during this year’s event.

Pink the Rink is a cooperative effort between the Silvertips, Providence Regional Cancer Partnership, Providence Comprehensive Breast Center and the Safeway Foundation to raise donations that fund free and low-cost breast cancer screenings for local women without insurance or the means to pay.  By aiding with early detection, money raised from Pink the rink will ultimately help save lives in Snohomish County and the surrounding areas.

The game against the Thunderbirds on Saturday, October 25 will feature a variety of ways to contribute to the cause while also celebrating breast cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease.  We’re encouraging Silvertips fans to get in the spirit by dressing in pink for the game to show your support for the fight against breast cancer.  The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a light-up pink glow stick courtesy of the Safeway Foundation and Providence Comprehensive Breast Center.

When you Click Here to buy tickets to the game through our special link, at least $5 off every ticket purchased will be donated to the cause.  We’re already accepting online bids for our Pink the Rink jersey auction (Click Here to bid) featuring the pink-highlighted specialty jerseys the ‘Tips are wearing for October home games through Saturday.  Online bidding continues until noon Saturday, while in-person bids will be accepted at all three home games this week.  Bidding ends at the start of the third period of Saturday’s game.

100% of the proceeds from the pink jersey auction, as well as sales of Pink the Rink t-shirts and pucks, go to the Providence General Foundation to support the cause.  Pink the Rink t-shirts are once again available in pink (with glow-in-the-dark paint) or grey for $12 each – only $10 for Silvertips season ticket holders.  Pink pucks autographed by your favorite Silvertips player are available for $20 each, while unsigned pucks are on sale for $10 each.  T-shirts and pucks are available at the team office throughout the week and on the concourse on game nights.

For more information, visit EverettSilvertips.com/PinkTheRink.  You can also make a direct online donation to the cause through our “Paint ‘Em Pink” social media challenge by logging on to providence.org/NWpinkchallenge.


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Dogtober Fest In Downtown Everett Saturday

October 17, 2014

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Dogs and beer in downtown Everett Saturday from 1 – 4pm

If you like dogs, food, beer and trivia this event is for you…

Save-A-Mutt (SAM) and Everett’s Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) are coming together again for the third annual Dogtober Fest. The event will be on Saturday, October 18th, 2014 from 1-4 PM at the Irishmen, 2923 Colby Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.

There is a $5 cover charge/donation which includes a trivia card and one door prize ticket. Trivia begins at 2:00 PM. Teams of 5 or less will compete against each other with their knowledge of “beer and dogs.” Each member of the winning team will win a bag of goodies! Additional door prize tickets will be available for purchase and door prizes will be given away all throughout the event. In addition, a 50/50 raffle will be held.

ARF and SAM are very excited to have another event at The Irishmen. It has a full kitchen and a wide selection of beers, come hungry and thirsty. Attendees must be 21 to attend. There is limited outdoor seating, weather dependent, for people who wish to bring their dogs – well behaved and on leash.

Funds raised will be split between ARF and SAM’s fund. An exciting change this year is the addition of sponsorship from Broadway Animal Hospital and Kristi’s Kritter Care, which has allowed the groups to purchase Dogtober Fest t-shirts and mugs available for purchase.

ARF was established in 2005 to support the work of the Everett Animal Shelter, Snohomish County’s largest and only open-admission shelter. Through fundraising, adoption events and education, ARF has spread public awareness about the Everett Shelter and the important work it does for animals and the community in Snohomish County. ARF is uniquely poised to provide assistance directly to the animals who most need it by funding medical expenses that fall outside the shelter’s budget.

Save-A-Mutt, formally known as Scrub-A-Mutt, is known for it’s annual fundraising dog wash. In the last year, the focus on animal rescue has greatly expanded – thus the organization’s name change.  Working with area shelters and rescue partners, this year alone, Save-A-Mutt has been able to save over 300 animals from high-kill California shelters, as well as help rehome pets advertised on Craig’s List.  They are also working to end the sale of puppy mill dogs at local pet stores.


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Green Everett To Clean Silver Lake Park Saturday

October 17, 2014

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A photo of Green Everett volunteers from last year.

We’ve told you about Green Everett in the past. They held their first event in 2012 and they’re at it again Saturday with a volunteer effort to clean up Thornton A. Sullivan Park at Silver Lake in south Everett. Wanna join the fun? Here’s what you need to know…

Bring friends, some sturdy shoes and join the planting party! It’s time to celebrate Green Everett Day, Saturday, Oct. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon at Thornton A. Sullivan Park located on Silver Lake at 11405 W. Silver Lake Rd.

Event organizers are expecting more than 100 volunteers, of all ages and abilities, to dig in and show support for the Green Everett Partnership’s vision for a healthy, sustainable urban forest and parkland. Everett is the first city in Snohomish County to become a Green City Partner.

“We want to celebrate our goals and accomplishments to date and kick off the planting season,” said Joanna Nelson de Flores, Green City program director at Forterra.

A welcome speech will begin at 9 a.m. on the Camp Patterson lawn, followed by a brief, small-group training session. Volunteers will then work together to plant 500 to 700 native shrubs, groundcovers and trees in the forested area near Silver Lake. Sno-Isle Natural Foods Co-op and Zippy’s Café will provide snacks and refreshments, and the Green Everett Partnership will provide gloves and tools, including child-sized shovels.

Green Everett Day is a great opportunity for volunteers to have an impact on the long-term health of the city’s green spaces. Cari Krippner, a forest steward at Thornton A. Sullivan Park, recognizes the lasting benefits of contributing to this kind of event.

“I always tell people you can come back and say, ‘See this tree right here? I planted this!’ I do this for the generations to come,” Krippner said.

Nelson de Flores encourages high school students to take part for community service credit, and said that families with children can “come put a few plants in the ground and just enjoy being outside together.” A supervising adult must accompany youth under the age of 18. Everyone should dress for the weather and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes.

Green Everett Day is part of the fall Green City Days series, which is expected to attract more than 2,000 participants from across the Puget Sound region to celebrate the benefits of urban green spaces. The Green Everett Partnership created a 20-year Forest Management Plan to restore 354 acres of forested parkland throughout the city by engaging and mobilizing individuals, neighborhoods, nonprofits, businesses and governments. Learn more at www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=2078.

The Partnership formed in 2012, when the City of Everett partnered with Forterra to join Seattle, Tacoma, Kirkland, Kent and Redmond in Forterra’s Green Cities Network. Forterra works with local nonprofits, community groups, city agencies, neighborhood leaders, and local businesses to support healthy urban green spaces for the future of our region through the Green City Partnerships program. Learn more about Green City Partnerships at www.forterra.org/greencities.

Green Everett Day is just the beginning, so join the effort! Come have fun, feel good and get your hands dirty. RSVP by email to: greeneverett@forterra.org. For more information about the event, contact Joanna Nelson de Flores at Forterra: 425-238-0065.


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