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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  You can also make a direct online donation to the cause through our “Paint ‘Em Pink” social media challenge by logging on to

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Dogtober Fest In Downtown Everett Saturday

October 17, 2014



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

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

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: For more information about the event, contact Joanna Nelson de Flores at Forterra: 425-238-0065.

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Annual “Socktoberfest” Returns To Downtown Everett

October 13, 2014



Click on the photo to visit the Socktoberfest website.

An easily overlooked item that can mean much warmth and comfort for people is the focus of the annual “Socktoberfest”. Held at Trinity Lutheran College in downtown Everett the event is a fun way to show support for others in our community who may be experiencing homelessness or have to choose between warmth and food.. Here’s everything you need to know…


People throughout Everett are collecting hundreds of pairs of new, warm adult socks to donate to homeless and low-income community members at the fourth annual “Socktoberfest” celebration held at Trinity Lutheran College on Sunday, October 26 at 6:00 p.m.

That evening local residents and members of our homeless community will gather to enjoy live music, share bratwurst, locally brewed root beer, door prizes and fun. Socks will be distributed to all in need that evening.
This year we also plan to distribute gently used shoes donated by the Seattle organization, Redeeming Soles.

There will also be a portable shower unit on site to provide the opportunity for people receive a hot shower.
Socktoberfest is a joint project of Trinity Lutheran College and the Emmaus Community, a mission arm of Everett’s Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with the assistance and cooperation of The Everett branch of The Soroptomist International.

Socktoberfest began four years ago when then Everett Public Library employee, Debbie Paget, learned of the urgent need for warm socks during Everett’s winter months among the homeless individuals whom she met at the library. Paget together with the Emmaus Community and Trinity Lutheran College addressed that need with the first Socktoberfest in October 2011, distributing over 1,000 pairs of socks.

New adult pairs of socks may be donated for this year’s Socktoberfest event at locations across Snohomish County. These include:
• Olympic Physical Therapy, 4220 Hoyt Ave, Everett
• Trinity Lutheran College, 2802 Wetmore Avenue,
• Trinity Lutheran Church, 2324 Lombard Ave, Everett
• Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 215 Mukilteo Boulevard, Everett
• Everett First Covenant Church, 4502 Rucker Ave, Everett
• Warm Beach Free Methodist Church at 20815 Marine Drive, Stanwood,
• Stanwood Freeborn Lutheran Church 2304 300th Street, Stanwood

Cash donations toward the purchase of socks are also welcomed. Checks may be mailed or dropped off at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, PO Box 2927, Everett WA 98213. Please write “Socktoberfest” in the memo line.

100% of the money donated will go towards socks and a hot meal for those who attend this year’s event.

For more information, you may visit our Socktoberfest website:

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Biggest Loser Half Marathon in Everett Sunday

October 8, 2014

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Expect streets to be impacted Sunday between 6:00am – 2:00pm.

Several streets in north Everett will be impacted Sunday for the running of a 5k – Half Marathon. Marine View Drive will be impacted for the 5K while the Half-Marathon will also affect Grand, Colby, Wetmore and other north Everett surface streets between 600am and 2:00PM. You can click here for more details on the event.

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Last Everett Farmers Market Of The Season At Everett Waterfront Sunday

October 4, 2014



Last chance this Sunday until next May!

Sunday will be your last chance to enjoy the Everett Farmers Market for the 2014 season. Here’s a message from the staff and a tip to save $5.00 on a purchase this Sunday only.

The weather has been exceptional this year making possible the delivery of colorful and bountiful harvests from our dedicated farmers. The artists and crafters have shared with you their homegrown excellence in product design and innovation; as always, the ready-to-go food has been delicious without a doubt; and Market Music, the eclectic brand that it is, has provided us with energetic uplifting tunes to accompany the entire Market experience.

And of course, there is you, our loyal seasonal shoppers who bring the action and indulge in the shopping experience that is the Everett Farmers Market. What a combination! We are very pleased to have shared the Washington State entrepreneurial community and spirit with you in so many ways.

Frankly, we have had a blast, so that said; the Everett Farmers Market celebrates the last Sunday of the Season with our annual Customer Appreciation Day. The first 100 shoppers to say ‘Washington State’ to any of our Market Staff will receive a $5.00 coupon to spend anywhere in the Market, this Sunday October 5th only.

Come celebrate local and seasonal goodness with all of us at the Everett Farmers Market this Sunday, October 5th. Plan to visit us in May of 2015 for a new season, right here in the same place at the Port of Everett.

Thank you for another great year. Enjoy!

Everett Farmers Market Staff
Gary, Karen, Danny, Tammy and Barb

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