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“20-Somethings” in Everett, WA Sought For Leadership Snohomish County

July 28, 2014


Leadership Snohomish County

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If you know a person in Everett who is in their 20s and just getting a start on their career path, consider passing along this information about Leadership Snohomish County. A new class for those aged 21 – 29 is about to get started…

In “30 Smart Career Moves You Should Make By 30”, Colleen Oakley urges young professionals to turn off social media and start making real, human connections.

At Leadership Snohomish County, we know that relationships matter. In our Leadership Challenge program, professionals aged 21-29 from across Snohomish County build new relationships quickly, work collaboratively, and gain sustainable leadership skills that can last a lifetime. In this setting, opportunities and partnerships emerge organically.

“It’s easy in this very  ‘networked’ day and age to become disconnected from the broader community,” said Joe McIalwain, LSC Board President. “In this program, we encourage students to emerge from the media bubbles and industry silos they may be in, and to really listen and learn from each other, as well as from local leaders and leadership experts. Students discover new ways to look at their community, their careers and their own personal strengths and potential.”


Richele Blair graduated from LSC’s Challenge Program this year and is employed at Everett Community College. “The program allowed me to explore opportunities in the professional world that I might not have explored before,” said Blair.


Richele’s employer has noticed.“The program has helped Richele improve her leadership and communication skills,” says Patrick Sisneros, Vice President of College Services. “I’ve noticed that she’s more motivated to participate in helping to build the College community.  Richele also has a clearer understanding of the direction she would like to take her career.”


Blair also now volunteers with LSC on the education committee.


Along with valuable connections, the Leadership Challenge Program for Young Professionals offers:

  • Proven curriculum
  • Practical facilitation
  • Hands-on experience
  • Informed perspective.


The program will accept up to 14 class members and kicks off in October. Applications are available at Submit completed applications by August 29th to Rob Harrahill, Executive Director, at or call 425.512.5244 with questions.

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Everett Transportation Benefit District Won’t Consider $20 Car Tabs at Initial Meeting

July 28, 2014


An update to our original report that the Everett Transportation Benefit District was going to consider $20 vehicle tabs at its initial meeting Wednesday. Here’s the email sent to us from Meghan Pembroke at the City of Everett this morning…

I wanted to clarify the Transportation Benefit District process for the next two weeks, because we had some conflicting information online earlier. This week, the council (acting as the TBD board) will consider adopting the by-laws and charter for the TBD. They will not consider adopting the $20 car-tab fee until the Aug. 6 meeting.
An earlier draft of the agenda had all three actions happening this week, but we’ve since corrected that on the TBD webpage.

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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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Baker’s Dozen Guinea Pigs Available For Adoption at Everett Animal Shelter

July 25, 2014


Got this notice from the Everett Animal Shelter today…

Guinea pig at Everett Shelter

Click the picture to see all of the little fellas up for adoption.

We currently have 13 male Guinea Pigs available for adoption!

These very handsome guys were found all together in a box at an Everett park and are now in search of their fairytale endings!

Their adoption fees are $10 each or 2 for $15. Click here for more information.

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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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Everett Neighborhoods Invited to Participate in National Night Out Against Crime

July 24, 2014


Everett NNO

National Night Out in Everett has evolved from one location into more than 20 across the city.

While nearly two dozen neighborhoods are already planning to participate in Everett’s Night Out Against Crime on August 5th, there’s still room for more. Here are the details from Meghan Pembroke at the City of Everett…

2014 marks the 31st year of National Night Out Against Crime events throughout the country. This year, more than 20 neighborhood and community events are scheduled in Everett for Tuesday, Aug. 5.


“We encourage residents to get to know their neighbors at one of these great events,” said Wendy McClure, office of neighborhoods coordinator. “Neighbors who know each other are more likely to look out for each other, prevent crime, and help each other when emergencies or natural disasters strike.”


National Night Out is designed to heighten awareness of crime and drug prevention, generate support and participation in local anti-crime efforts, strengthen neighborhood relationships and form police-community partnerships to reduce crime.


In 1984, 400 communities in 23 states participated in National Night Out.  This year, more than 37 million people in 15,325 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canada and military bases worldwide are expected to participate.


Mayor Ray Stephanson and Police Chief Dan Templeman, as well as members of the Everett City Council, Everett Police Department, Everett Fire Department, Emergency Management division, Office of Neighborhoods and other city staff will participate in celebrations throughout the city. CLICK HERE for specific neighborhood locations and event details.


Interested in hosting a National Night Out event or block party? Events can be as simple as getting together with neighbors for a half hour or inviting the whole neighborhood for a potluck and games. Contact the Office of Neighborhoods with questions and to register an Everett National Night Out event: or 425-257-8717.

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TV Show Filming in Downtown Everett This Week

July 23, 2014


Everett TV shoot 1

Everett TV shoot 2 An episode of a TV show is filming in downtown Everett this week. You may notice lights set up outside a certain business. The producers aren’t saying a lot at this time but promise to reveal more once shooting is complete. We can tell you it’s not the return of the Food Network or Fox to Everett.

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