November 25, 2021

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Lights, Santa And Wintertide In Downtown Everett Saturday

It’s going to be wet but that won’t stop the Wintertide festivities in downtown Everett, Washington on Saturday. Here’s an overview from the City.

 

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Small Business Saturday shopping & deals

Sure, online shopping is great and all… but nothing quite beats browsing around in unique shops with Mariah Carey’s holiday album playing overhead and getting excited when you stumble upon that PERFECT something. Everett’s historic and walkable downtown is fantastic to get bundled up, discover one-of-a-kind gifts and get into the spirit of the giving season. Starting the weekend after Thanksgiving, you can shop small for big rewards in downtown Everett this Wintertide season! While you’re downtown, pick up Downtown Everett Association’s annual Downtown Shopping Guide to browse and support Everett’s incredible shops, find awesome savings and win great prizes.

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 27
  • Downtown Everett

Outdoor Holiday Makers Market 

There’s no need to stress over those gift lists – Everett’s makers, crafters and artisans can help you find that perfect gift for everyone on your list (and maybe even a little something-something for yourself?). Swing by the Everett Makers Market to load up on local handmade goods like photography, art prints, pottery, plants, skincare, and jewelry amongst an assortment of other handcrafted items.  Worried about weather? No need! The Makers Market will be be set inside a cozy covered area.

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 27 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and  Sunday, Nov. 28, 11 a.m. – 4p.m.
  • Where: Wetmore Avenue, between Everett Avenue and California Street

Colby tree lighting & holiday lights

It’s not official until the lights are up! Bring the whole fam to help ring in the season as we light up downtown Everett and the Colby tree with some holiday twinkle, and enjoy music, a visit from Santa, cocoa and more.

  • When: Saturday, Nov. 27, 4 p.m., lights come on at 5 p.m.
  • Where: Colby Avenue, between Hewitt and California

Parking

Be generous and save the street parking for those with limited mobility. Park in Everett’s FREE parking garage, Everpark. It’s smack-dab in the middle of all the action.



November 24, 2021

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More Details As Plans Move Forward For Conversion Of Hotel In Everett To Shelter

It is estimated that 40% of people experiencing homelessness in Snohomish County are within Everett City limits.

In response to a request by the Everett City Council, today representatives from Snohomish County made a presentation on the status of plans for the purchase of an existing hotel/motel that would be converted into a shelter for those experiencing homelessness in Everett, Washington.

There are three locations currently under consideration by the County. The cost using American Rescue Plan Act funds would be between $5 and $10 million dollars.

There are still many details that have not been worked out such as the final location, which agencies would be partners with the County to provide services and the scope of those services. The current timeline for the project to move into purchase and sale agreement and public notice to the affected neighborhood is targeted by Snohomish County sometime in the first quarter of 2022.

Current timeline as provided by Snohomish County. Click to enlarge.


 
County staff outlined multiple challenges that have only grown during the pandemic not only in Everett but all across the County including general housing affordability, a need for more behavioral health services and shelter/bridge housing combined with comprehensive services for those living in such facilities. As it relates to homelessness in Everett this slide from the presentation provided a good overview of the need.

Snohomish County presentation 11/24/2021. Click to enlarge.


 
The hotel would have to meet City of Everett Zoning rules for shelter housing which currently limit stays to 90 days.

Yorik Stevens-Wajda, Planning Director for the City of Everett told the Council needed changes would mostly be administrative in order to allow for stays longer than 90 days. He provided the following memo on the current rules for converting a hotel to a shelter.
 
2021-11-22 Council memo – shelters
 

Residents began moving into Claire’s Place in the summer of 2019.

Several Council members spoke of wanting to see the numbers of calls for service by the police and fire departments to Claire’s Place over the past couple of years to try and get an idea on how sheltering 100-125 people experiencing homelessness may impact city services. There was also talk of the need for 24 hour-7 day-a-week oversight of the facility.

With regard to neighborhood impact, City of Everett code only asks for public notification of property owners within 150 feet of the site and a posting on the property. Both the planning director and council members say public notice would likely be more significant. Here is a MyEverettNews.com story from three years ago outlining some of the requirements faced by Claire’s Place which offered 65 units of low barrier housing. Notifications to neighbors were a major issue when that facility was announced in 2017.

Here is the full Power-Point presentation provided to the Everett City Council by the Snohomish County representatives.
 
11.24.21 – Everett City Council Deck_Affordability and Sheltering
 



November 23, 2021

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Snohomish PUD Now Offering Line Voltage Smart Thermostats

Snohomish PUD today announced that for the first time the Utility is offering line voltage smart thermostats for residential customers who’d like to have more control of their climate. Here are the details.

There are multiple options available. Photo credit Snohomish PUD

 Snohomish County PUD is offering line voltage smart thermostats to its residential customers on its PUD Marketplace for the first time ever. PUD customers are eligible for instant rebates on thermostats from Mysa and Sinopé (right), including a manufacturer discount from Mysa until Nov. 30.

Line voltage smart thermostats can be used with electric fan-forced wall heaters, baseboard heaters and radiant wall or ceiling heaters. PUD customers with electrically heated homes can receive a $50 rebate for each unit, up to five.

“Our customers have been asking for this type of connected thermostat for years, so we’re excited to be able to make it accessible on our Marketplace,” said Pam Baley, PUD Assistant General Manager of Customer and Energy Services.

The PUD Marketplace also offers instant rebates on smart thermostats from Google Nest and ecobee. Currently there is a limited-time offer of extra discounts on Google Nest thermostats through Nov. 30. For select Google Nest thermostats, the additional rebate will drop the price to as low as $24.99.

For business customers, the PUD has extended its partnership with ecobee to offer its Smart Thermostat with Voice Control for just $9, a saving of $240. The promotion lasts through Nov. 24. For more information, visit snopudsmb.com/ecobee-voice.  

To shop for line voltage thermostats or take advantage of the limited-time offer on Google Nest thermostats, visit marketplace.snopud.com/tstat.



November 22, 2021

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New Cell Phone Lot Opens At Paine Field In Time For Holiday Travel Demand

If you are picking up someone at Paine Field in Everett, Washington you can now wait in your car for up to one hour at no cost. Here’s a note posted to the airport’s social media this afternoon.

Take a ticket to open the gate. There is no charge for up to an hour. Photo courtesy Fly Paine Field.

Located in the P2 Lot, it’s simple to use, has plenty of spaces, and is only steps away from the passenger pick up area.
🚗 The Cell Phone Lot is FREE for 60 minutes.
🚙. Whether you’re waiting for 5 minutes or 55 minutes, the Cell Phone Lot is the BEST place to wait. Please do not wait by the curb or the shoulder of the road
🚗 You’ll see a gate. Don’t worry! It won’t charge you. Just take a ticket, enter, and wait for your friends and family.
🚗i. Ready to go? Insert the ticket when you’re ready to exit, and off you go!



November 21, 2021

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2022 Historic Everett Calendar Features Everett’s Firefighting Past

The calendar sells for $20.00 and can be purchased online or at J. Matheson Gifts in downtown Everett.

Historic Everett is now selling their 2022 Calendar. Available on the Historic Everett website or at J. Matheson Gifts at 2615 Colby Ave in downtown Everett, Washington.

The calendar is filled with black and white and color photographs highlighting the history of the Everett Fire Department dating back to 1892.

This is Historic Everett’s seventeenth calendar, published to support their nonprofit educational programs. In addition to lending your support through the purchase of a calendar, you may also want to consider a membership. There are several levels of membership including student, senior, family, patron and more. Both would make a unique and very local gift for the Holidays.



November 20, 2021

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Everett Rotary Honors 3 As Students Of the Month

Three local students were selected by the Rotary Club of Everett, Washington as their Students of the Month for November. Here’s more from the Club.

Ailin Palme – Everett High

Liberty Scott – Sequoia High

Mariana Oliva-Jauregui – Cascade High

In a hybrid online/in-person meeting, the Rotary Club of Everett on November 16, 2021 honored three local high school students as Rotary Students of the Month.

Each month during the school year the club recognizes outstanding high school students in the city of Everett for their accomplishments and their promise.

Sequoia High Student of the Month is Liberty Scott, a focused, determined and creative student who takes great pride in her work. Her greatest academic strength is how much time she puts into her work to not only learn it but understand it. Her advisor said she is one of the nicest, hardworking students who works quietly to get her work done. Liberty plans to graduate early and continue her education at EvCC or Western Washington University to earn a degree in early education.

Everett High’s Student of the Month is Ailin Palma, a resilient and dedicated student. She has maintained a 3.853 GPA while taking challenging advanced placement classes, working 20-30 hours per week to help support her family, being involved in extracurricular activities like Cheer and Latinos Unidos, and volunteering at her local church. She hopes to go to university next year, and be the first generation Mexican American to graduate in her family.

Student of the Month from Cascade High is Mariana Oliva-Jauregui. Mariana is captain of the swim and track team, a member of NHS, Latino Club, and HOSA, and senior class vice president. As a student and a dance instructor in Grupo Folklorico Nuestras Raices, she showcases her culture through dance. She volunteers at the Lynnwood food bank, maintains a 4.0 GPA and hopes to study biological life sciences. As Miss Teen Washington Latina 2021, Mariana has been a strong activist for racial justice.

About the Rotary Club of Everett: Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide to provide humanitarian service and build goodwill and peace. Chartered in 1917, the Rotary Club of Everett is one of three Rotary clubs in Everett and a total of more than 35,000 Rotary clubs in 182 countries.

In 2021 the Rotary Club of Everett provided $239,100 in scholarships to students from the Everett area. The club also supports college-bound students in the Everett School District’s AVID program and organized a $107,000 program to fund gardens for low income residents in the Dominican Republic. Club members represent a broad spectrum of business, governmental, charitable and public service occupations and support service projects in the Everett community and around the world. The club meets in an online Zoom session at 12:00 noon every Tuesday. For more information, visit the club website:  www.everettrotary.com.