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Man’s Body Found At South Everett, WA Paper Recycling Facility

October 23, 2014

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Snohomish County Sheriff

Sheriff’s Deputies have a mystery to solve after body discovered at Everett recycling center.

The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Squad is investigating a mystery. How did the body of a deceased man end up at the paper recycling facility just south of Paine Field in southwest Everett? Sheriff’s spokesperson Shari Ireton issued the following press with what little they know so far…

The body of a deceased male was discovered today by an employee at a paper recycling facility at the 2600 block of 94th St SW. The employee reported the discovery at around 2:30 p.m. The Medical Examiner and detectives from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are on-scene. The age and identification of the man are unknown and cause and manner of death will be determined by the ME. Major Crimes detectives are conducting a death investigation, but at this time there is no evidence that the death is suspicious.

We’ll let you know if we here more on this unusual discovery.


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Everett Community College To Host Natural Disaster Display

October 23, 2014

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Everett Community College instructors Steve Grupp (left) and Gary Newlin created the exhibit “Mayhem: Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes of the Pacific Northwest,” on display at the college’s Russell Day Gallery from Oct. 27 to Dec. 5.

Just got word of an interesting exhibit coming to Everett Community College next week…

See geologic images and displays about four types of hazards – landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis – at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery from Oct. 27 to Dec. 5.

The exhibit includes photos, physical displays and rock samples from each type of event, plus geologist tools and an emergency survival kit.

“Mayhem: Hazards, Disasters, and Catastrophes of the Pacific Northwest,” was created by EvCC geology instructor Steve Grupp and English instructor Gary Newlin. The two are team-teaching an environmental geology Learning Community during fall quarter, a 10-credit block of classes that combine geology and English.

Meet Grupp and Newlin and learn about emergency preparedness at a reception 12:30-2:30 p.m. Oct. 30.

The Russell Day Gallery is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays and is closed Saturdays and Sundays.

For more information, visit EverettCC.edu/gallery or contact Russell Day Gallery director Greg Kammer at gkammer@everettcc.edu.


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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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United Way Looking For Volunteers in Everett

October 22, 2014

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Please consider giving time to United Way of Snohomish County.

If you’re got some experience, a little bit of time and a passion for making things better, United Way of Snohomish County would like to talk with you. As the agency marks 75 years in Snohomish County, they are looking for volunteers to serve on a number of committees. Here’s what you need to know from Neil Parekh in their Everett office…

United Way of Snohomish County, a community impact organization that has served Snohomish County for almost 75 years with a special focus on local health and human services, is looking for volunteers to serve on several important internal committees.

United Way relies on volunteers with passion and expertise to set funding priorities, allocate program grants, provide administrative oversight and build its annual legislative agenda.

Volunteers are currently needed to serve on the Board of Directors, Community Matters Vision Council, Endowment and Planned Giving Committee, Families Matter Vision Council, Forward Looking Committee, Kids Matter Vision Council, Marketing and Public Policy Committees.

More information and a Volunteer Inquiry Form are available online at http://www.uwsc.org/committees.php.

United Way staff members will review the volunteer inquiries and schedule interviews with eligible applicants.
Individuals interested in serving on a United Way committee are also encouraged to attend an Open House at United Way’s offices at 3120 McDougall Avenue, Suite 200 in Everett on Tuesday, Oct. 30 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.

United Way is a community impact organization serving Snohomish County for almost 75 years. In addition to funding 107 programs through 40 agencies with a special focus on local health and human services, United Way of Snohomish County supports a number of initiatives focusing on early learning and education, financial stability for families, a youth program, North Sound 211 and an emerging initiative in survival English.

To find out more about United Way of Snohomish County, including how you can find help, how to volunteer and how United Way serves our community, please visit our website at uwsc.org.


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See What The Port of Everett Plans To Do With Your Money In 2015

October 21, 2014

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2015 Port of Everett by the numbers. Click graphic to see the 2015 citizens budget guide .

The Port of Everett is again looking at a 1% increase in property taxes for 2015. That’s the same increase the City of Everett will be taking and is the maximum allowed by State law. To explain the increase and give taxpayers a better understanding of how much the Port of Everett takes in, how it spends its revenues and the impact it has on Everett and surrounding communities, the Port has released a 12 page citizen’s guide to the 2015 budget.

The Port has also changed the way it budgets. It’s moved from an annual operating and capital budget to a one year operating budget with a five-year capital plan. Port officials say that will allow them to bring more private investment into the Port. If you’d like to weigh in on how the Port of Everett plans to spend your money next year the Port will hold a public hearing on the proposed 2015 budget on October 28th. The budget is scheduled for approval in early November.


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Judging For New City of Everett Logo is Underway Through October 28th

October 20, 2014

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Everett says this logo is outdated and is offering $5000.00 for a new design. Click above to review and vote for your favorite.

Last Friday the deadline passed for submissions for the contest to design a new logo for the city of Everett, WA. Now voting begins to choose a new logo. City of Everett spokesperson Meghan Pembroke says they’ve received more than 800 entries…

“We’ve been flooded with designs from all over the country and from as far away as Russia and the United Kingdom,” said Meghan Pembroke, communications director. “We’re overwhelmed at the interest and participation and all of the different ideas that have been submitted.”

The city has created a special website to view and vote on the logo submissions. Voting ends October 28th.

“We encourage you to pour a cup of coffee, find a comfy seat and get ready to spend some time looking through the hundreds of designs,” said Pembroke. She estimates that about 85 percent of the logos were submitted by artists from Washington state, including many from Everett.

Community voting will help narrow the field to up to 65 semi-finalists, including up to 15 chosen by members of the Everett Cultural Arts Commission. The City expanded the field of semi-finalists due to the volume of designs received.

A judging panel will select the winning design from among the final group, and that designer will receive a $5,000 award. The winning design will be presented to the City Council for approval in late November.

“We’ve loved seeing the unique perspective each artist brings to our city,” said Pembroke. “We’ve received sketches from budding artists, as well as fully-realized designs. Once the winning design is selected, we’ll work with one of our graphic designers to finalize it and translate it into our family of logos.”

The City’s logo is used in a variety of formats, including uniforms, vehicles, stationery and signs. The City will take a gradual approach to replacing logos to keep costs low. The logo will be changed out for electronic uses right away; for vehicles and signs, it will be changed out as those items come up for replacement.


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Downtown Everett Dance School Introduces Class For Kids With Sensory Processing Issues

October 19, 2014

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The Dance School on Rockefeller has started a pilot program for kids age 8 – 13 who have issues maintaining focus, may be on the autism spectrum or have other sensory issues but want to dance. The program, entitled “Dance, the Senses and Emotion”, will run for four Sundays in the month of November. Heidi Heimarck explains how the program is being developed…

“We had some students who just couldn’t focus enough or were on the autism spectrum and got too stimulated during dance classes, resulting in withdrawal or disruptive behavior. Conversations with parents made it clear that these students want to take dance, and the parents would love to have them take dance, but maybe another approach was needed to keep them engaged and succeeding.

One of our instructors, Sarah Seder, recently started a program like this in South Seattle, and we approached her about whether or not she was willing to begin a similar program here. I then looked for additional expertise to ensure that our program isn’t just thrown together, but is created with adequate support and input.

After a few team meetings, the result is this pilot class — and from there we’ll get a handle on the interest level and other needs that we might discover.”

In addition to instructor Sara Seder, the team behind this pilot program includes Todd Provancha, Julie Kafkalidis and Monica Tabor. If you’d like to find more information, click here or call The Dance School at 425-259-6861.


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