July 23, 2018


Annual Nubian Jam Returns To Everett’s Forest Park This Saturday

If you’re looking for a great family event close to home check out the 26th annual Nubian Jam this Saturday at Forest Park in Everett. Here’s what you need to know.

Nubian Jam

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Lots of great food!

Nubian Jam

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Nubian Jam

Learn how to get more involved in Everett.

The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee is hosting the Annual Nubian Jam Community Festival, July 28th, 2018. The event will take place at Everett’s Forest Park (802 Mukilteo Blvd) from 10am to 7pm.

The purpose of The Nubian Jam is to grow our families and friendships through community programming meant to inspire and rejuvenate. The organizers hope that all residents, and families, will hear about this event and attend. The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee in concert with the City of Everett’s Parks and Recreation Department, will be featuring entertainment, food, vendors, special guests and exhibits throughout Everett’s esteemed Forest Park.

Highlights planned for this year are: Live R&B and Soul music, Outreach tables by community partners and service providers, Children’s fun and craft area, and the Reptile Man and his traveling exhibit. All other park facilities will be open, including the Water Playground and Jungle Gym, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, and basketball courts.

The Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to educate Snohomish County residents about the cultural roots of African Americans of the Pacific Northwest.

For more ways to engage, please visit the Nubian Jam Facebook or at

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July 22, 2018


City Council Begins Final Review Of Metro Everett

Metro Everett

“Metro Everett” is over one square mile, and includes the downtown business district, Everett station area, portions of the Broadway corridor and surrounding commercial and residential areas.

At their daytime meeting on Wednesday the Everett City Council will get their first reading of eight actions that together will form what is known as the Metro Everett plan.

When adopted the plan will dramatically alter how future development is managed not only in the downtown Everett core but throughout the city.

Here’s more from the City of Everett on the schedule that council members will follow over the next several weeks along with dates of public hearings and ways for you to give feedback.

The Everett City Council is set to receive the city planning commission’s recommendations regarding the Metro Everett Plan and city-wide off-street parking changes.

The City Council has established a public hearing process that allows council members to focus on issues that gained the most attention and concern at the planning commission meetings. The public hearings and topics will be as follows:

  • August 1st (6:30 p.m.) Historic overlays and Metro Everett
  • August 8th (6:30 p.m.) Clinics and social services in Metro Everett
  • August 15th (6:30 p.m.) Off-street parking, zoning along Cedar and California, other topics
  • August 29th (6:30 p.m.) 3rd and final reading, final public hearing scheduled

The City Council received an introductory briefing on the planning commission’s recommendations on July 18th, with introduction of the ordinances set for the July 25th council meeting.

The public is encouraged to provide testimony at one of the scheduled public hearing dates, or by sending comments in to the Metro Everett email (

After 24 meetings, the planning commission wrapped up their recommendations to city council on June 19th. Those recommendations were nearly unanimous, and followed extensive outreach to stakeholders and interested citizens over the past 2 ½ years.

The planning commission’s recommendations can be found at The ordinance’s presented to city council will also be found on the Metro Everett page, as well as on the city council agenda page. As the process continues, the city will continue to issue updates on our website and through this News Flash. Please contact us at 425-257-8731 if you have any questions.

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July 21, 2018

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No Injuries As Plane Lands Short Of Runway At Paine Field

hard landing, Paine Field

The plane landed short of the runway.

Paine Field

A closer look. The Cessna is based out of Everett.

A pilot walked away without injury after reporting engine problems and making a hard landing short of the small runway at Paine Field in Everett Saturday evening. Scott North with Paine Field passed along what they know so far.

No one was injured Saturday when a small plane landed hard at the shorter of two runways at Paine Field.

The 6:49 p.m. mishap involved a Cessna 150M owned by a flying business at the Snohomish County airport. The pilot, the sole occupant, reported engine trouble.

Runway 34R-16L, which is on the airport’s east side, was closed while the damaged plane was removed.

The Paine Field Fire Department and airport operations crews responded to the scene.

Editor’s note: This is not the same runway described in our earlier story today regarding a resurfacing project that will need a re-do.

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July 21, 2018

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Sponsor Update: ESC Mattress Center


One of three co-owners, Josh Rigsby and daughter Olivia say their store is truly a family affair.

ESC Mattress

The store is located on Everett Mall Way between Pep Boys and Outback Steakhouse


Supporting Clothes for Kids at the July 4th Colors of Freedom Festival in Everett

We first told you about ESC Mattress Center when they opened in south Everett back in December. Since then both the store and its involvement in the community have grown.

ESC stands for expert sleep center and is locally owned by three partners. At the time Joshua Rigsby, one of the three had this to say on the opening of the store.

“We are 3 of the best trained, longest tenured sales people (in the state of Washington) from the largest retailer in the United States,” said Rigsby. “We left because the products we believed in were no longer available for sale at our former employer, we believe in them so much we opened our own store with only those lines of mattresses on our floor.”

In just their first six months ESC Mattress Center has partnered with the Everett Aquasox, been a sponsor of the Everett 4th of July Colors of Freedom Festival and they also partner with Clothes For Kids – Snohomish County. They collect clothes and money to help local children in need, as well as donating their time and truck to help. Here’s a bit more about ESC Mattress Center.

A Different Kind of Mattress Store

We started our own mattress store to do things differently. Instead of focusing on commissions or the lowest priced rectangle, we want to focus on you and getting you the best night’s sleep possible. With twenty-five years of combined industry experience we take pride in helping you find the “bed of your dreams” so that you can wake up feeling rested and ready to take on all that your day has to offer.

We’re here to help advise you by having our non-commissioned Sleep Experts ask you some questions and listen to your answers to help recommend products that suit your needs. We believe sleep is an important part of everyone’s day, and people have a better life when they’re waking up every morning feeling rested, rejuvenated and refreshed.

Better Products, Better Prices, Quality Service, Guaranteed.

We offer almost fifty mattresses in a wide range of prices to fit every budget. Our mattresses are made in the USA — with most of them coming from local manufacturing plants — and are brands that most people know and trust
(Sealy, Stearns & Foster, Tempur-Pedic). Not knockoffs that wont stand the test of time.

We are locally owned and operated. While our main area of focus is our local community, we can arrange delivery to most of Western Washington, so if you’re willing to make the trip we’re probably willing to find a way to get your bed to you (but you can always call ahead and check). Come on down and visit us so we can help you start waking up feeling great and you can “Sleep Like the Experts Do!”.

We are located at 10121 Evergreen Way, Everett WA 98204.

We are on Everett Mall Way next to Outback Steakhouse and across the street from Enterprise car rentals.

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July 21, 2018

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Runway At Everett’s Paine Field Too Slippery

Snohomish County is looking at a multi-million dollar re-do after a recent paving project on the runway at Paine Field in south Everett. Here are the details as provided by Scott North, Public Information Officer for Paine Field in response to a recent inquiry. Thanks to Matt Cawby for the heads up. The main runway […]

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July 20, 2018

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Smoke But No Flame At Funko HQ

The Everett Fire Department says a faulty elevator motor is likely the cause of smoke filling the top floor of the FUNKO headquarters at 2802 Wetmore in downtown Everett, Washington Friday morning. Employees and customers were evacuated for a short time while Everett Fire crews checked for the source of the smoke and vented the […]

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