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Mother Of All Garage Sales Coming To Northwest Everett Next Weekend

July 26, 2014


Mother of all garage sales

Check out the Northwest Neighborhood website for more information. Just click the sign above.

We understand people wait for this all year. With the addition of food trucks and strategically placed “port-a-potties” around the neighborhood this year should be the biggest. Here’s all you need to know…

The 6th Annual MOAGS “Mother of All Garage Sales” kicks off on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Northwest Everett Neighborhood Association, MOAGS is a great way to for interested shoppers to find the antiques, furniture or knick-knacks they’ve always wanted. This year MOAGS will be even bigger since Bayside Neighborhood has joined as well. For seven hours on Saturday, August 2nd customers will browse over 120 blocks of garage sales involving well over 100 families, in a sales area stretching from 23rd Avenue north to Legion Park and from Grand Avenue to east of Colby Avenue.

Participating families will post distinctive MOAGS signs on their lawns to identify their sales, and sale locations will be posted on the NW Everett Neighborhood’s website, or at after Friday, August 1st as well as on printed maps available during the event at Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park.

For MOAG’s sixth year well over 3,000 eager shoppers are expected, and we’ll be more than ready for them. Printed maps, three commercial food trucks and “port-a-potties” will be available in Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park at 13th Street and Colby Avenue, and “port-a-potties” will also be found at 1501 Rucker (across the street from Under the Red Umbrella Restaurant), and in Legion Park, at 145 Alverson, public restrooms are available.

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Aquasox Family Festival This Weekend at Everett Memorial Stadium

July 25, 2014


Everett Aquasox logo

The Everett Aquasox are holding their annual family festival this weekend.

One of our sponsors, McClain Insurance, passed along this update on the big Aqusasox Family Festival Saturday and Sunday. If you’ve got kids or grandkids this should be a great event and it looks like the weather will cooperate.

For the third year, the AquaSox are hosting their popular Family Festival at Memorial Stadium on Saturday and Sunday, July 26 – 27. Visit dozens of local vendors’ booths, participate in family fun activities, and sign up for prizes and raffles!

McClain Insurance Services is a proud signature sponsor of the AquaSox Family Fest.

“We had a lot of fun at last year’s Family Festival, and I’m thrilled that the AquaSox are providing this opportunity to bring families together. I have fond memories of summer nights spent at the ballpark with my own family and friends, back when the AquaSox were still known as the Everett Giants. It brings me joy that we are able to help others make similar memories in this way,” says Claudia McClain, the owner of McClain Insurance Services.

On Sunday, the PEMCO WALLY van will provide free souvenir photo lanyards commemorating their trip to the ballpark.

Gates open at 5:30pm on Saturday and 3:00pm on Sunday. After enjoying the festival, end the day with a ballgame against the Boise Hawks (Saturday, 7:05pm) or the Tri-City Dust Devils (Sunday, 4:05pm).

While you’re at the game and munching peanuts, be sure to pick up one of the McClain-sponsored peanut shell collection bags. Cracking peanut shells into a bag not only keeps the ballpark cleaner, but it also helps the growing number of fans with peanut allergies by keeping shells and dust a little more contained.

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Great Day For Street Hockey in Everett

July 19, 2014


Lots of people at Clark Park in Everett today for the Everett Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament. Here are a few pictures…
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Silvertips Bringing Street Hockey Back to Downtown Everett Saturday

July 17, 2014

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Everett Silvertips street hockey

The tournament will be held Saturday at Clark Park.

It’s been gone for 2 years but this Saturday street hockey returns to downtown Everett. Here are all the details courtesy of the Everett Silvertips…

The Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament returns to downtown Everett after a two-year hiatus this Saturday!
Join us at Clark Park (located 1/2 mile north of Comcast Arena at 2400 Lombard Avenue) starting at 10:00 am for a great day of ball hockey, music, food and lots of fun for kids and adults alike!

Whether you’re a player, parent or a fan coming to watch, Clark Park will have plenty of activity during the Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament.  Games are taking place on Clark Park’s enclosed tennis courts, making for convenient spectator viewing as multiple games occur simultaneously throughout the day.  Some bleacher seating is available outside the courts, but spectators are also welcome to bring along portable folding chairs.

Food will be available for purchase on-site at the park, including hamburgers, hot dogs and other picnic food & drinks through the Everett Youth Hockey Booster Club’s “Kickoff Cookout”, which helps raise money to support youth hockey players and their families.  An ice cream vendor will also be on hand to help you cool off during a warm summer day, plus we’ll have special discounted items on sale from the Silvertips Team Store (cash only please) and music will be playing throughout the day!

Registration opens at 9:00 am and the first games start at 10:00 am.  Teams MUST be registered at least 30 minutes prior to their first game, with ALL participants required to submit a waiver prior to competing.  (Please note that the 10U and Adult Recreation divisions do not begin play until the afternoon.)  Games will start promptly to help keep the tournament on-schedule, so please have your team ready at the appointed game time!  The last game of the day is scheduled to begin at 5:00 pm.

CLICK HERE For the tournament schedule.

The tournament is organized into three youth divisions (14U, 12U and 10U) and two adult divisions (competitive and recreational).  Each team is guaranteed at least three round-robin games, with those results being used to seed teams in a single-elimination playoff.  Playoff brackets vary by division, so be sure to look for your division’s bracket and track the standings to find out if your team has qualified for the playoffs.

One referee and an official scorekeeper will monitor each game.  Players should bring both dark and white t-shirts to help distinguish between teams that may wear similar colors.  Helmets and eye protection are required for all youth division players and recommended for adult players.  Goalie equipment must be approved before your first game.  Other protective gear, such as gloves, shin guards, mouth guards, etc. is recommended but not required.

Team captains should submit a final team roster to the Silvertips by Thursday at 5:00 pm.  Games will continue rain or shine (except in the case of extreme weather conditions).

CLICK HERE for complete tournament rules.  All players are expected to read and understand these rules prior to the start of play on Saturday.  Feel free to seek clarification about the rules at registration or ask a referee prior to the start of the game.

For more information about the Silvertips Street Hockey Tournament, visit or call our office at 425-252-5100.

See you on Saturday!

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Project Homeless Connect in Everett Thursday at Evergreen Middle School

July 9, 2014


Project Homeless Connect Everett

Click to visit the Project Homeless Connect Facebook Page

A reminder that Project Homeless Connect is at a new location this year, Evergreen Middle School. Here’s a re-cap of what happened last year at the event from Neil Parekh at United Way of Snohomish County…

Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is an annual, one-day event that brings together, in a single location, a wide variety of community volunteers and services for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Direct services are provided on site to help combat homelessness and related issues.
More than 1200 individuals participated in last year’s event.
Popular services include: veterans’ benefits counseling, medical and dental appointments, pet care, mental health support, haircuts, a hot meal and housing information.
Thursday, July 10
9am to 3pm
Evergreen Middle School
7621 Beverly Ln, Everett, WA
Social Media
Hashtag: #phcsnoco
Twitter: @phcsnoco
The 2014 Homeless Point in Time count in Snohomish County showed 1,272 people in 992 households without a permanent place to stay. Of the individuals counted this year, an estimated 314 (26%) were homeless children under the age of 18; 71 were homeless veterans.
Services provided at the 2013 event:
  • 1,200 pairs of sneakers were donated by Brooks Sports and handed out by Redeeming Soles.
  • YWCA of Seattle-King-Snohomish distributed 941 bags and backpacks filled with toiletries.
  • Thirty hairstylists provided 267 haircuts to young and old, alike.
  • Everett Animal Shelter provided pet care for 132 dogs and cats.
  • Denturists were on hand to repair 80 dentures on-site.
  • Two mobile dental clinics provided more extensive dental care.
  • Family Focus Portraits offered free, laminated photos to 42 families.
  • Snohomish Health District saw about 200 people for pertussis immunizations and screenings for TB, hepatitis C and HIV.
  • Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity provided 250 people with vision screening and glasses, when necessary.
  • The Lions Club also provided sunglasses, reading glasses, eyeglass cases and more.
  • 335 people from 77 organizations and 130 volunteers provided services at last year’s event.

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Everett’s Silver Lake Park to Get “Frozen” Friday Night

July 7, 2014


Free Movies at Silver Lake in South Everett

Cinema Under the Stars is back at Silver Lake Friday night.

The annual “Cinema Under The Stars” returns this Friday night at Silver Lake Park in south Everett. The kick off features the hit movie “Frozen” and a ton of fun for the family before the show. Here’s all you need to know from the great folks at McClain Insurance…

Do you like to watch movies?  But hate to miss out on a beautiful summer evening outside?  Well – we have the perfect match for you to satisfy both wishes!

Join the McClain Insurance team and PEMCO WALLY Van as we kick off Everett’s Summer Outdoor Movie Series “Cinema Under The Stars” on Friday, July 11, 2014  -7:30pm at Thornton A. Sullivan Park on Silver Lake with the movie “Frozen.”

McClain Insurance Services has been a long-time sponsor of “Cinema.”  The annual night out at the movies has become a McClain team favorite:  “From finding movie-themed gifts for the kids, to taking photos of guests and handing out personalized free souvenirs on the spot (thanks to the PEMCO WALLY team) – Cinema is one of the highlights of our summer!” says Claudia McClain, owner and principal of McClain Insurance Services.

“Since my children were small, the summer programs that the City of Everett puts on for local families have grown exponentially.  I love seeing all these opportunities for fun and entertainment in our community!  McClain Insurance is a proud supporter of Cinema!”

Don’t miss out on your free “Frozen” – themed gift and photo (only available at opening night!)  Join PEMCO and the McClain Insurance team on Friday, July 11!  Pre-show entertainment starts at 7:30pm, movie starts at dusk.

Then come back for more “Cinema” shows:

Friday, July 18:          Despicable Me 2

Friday, July 25:          Iron Man 3

Friday, August 1:        The LEGO Movie

Friday, August 8:        Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Friday, August 15:      The Hunger Games – Catching Fire

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Live Lunchtime Music Coming Every Wednesday to Downtown Everett

July 6, 2014


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.

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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

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