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The Greater Everett Community Foundation has named new board members. Sarah Duncan is an attorney with Adams & Duncan Law Firm in Everett. Patty DeGroodt is a retired hospital executive with more than 40 years in hospital administration and management. John Middleton worked in the precision manufacturing field for more than 35 years and is the founder of Absolute Manufacturing.
University of Washington Bothell assistant professor Rebecca Price of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences has been selected the winner of the monthly Prize for Inquiry-Based Instruction from the journal Science. Her essay, "How We Got Here: An Inquiry-Based Activity About Human Evolution," focuses on human evolution as an example of science. It is included in the Dec. 21 issue.
Good deeds
The Family Shelter, a program of the Interfaith Association of Northwest Washington that offers emergency shelter for homeless families, has received $10,000 from the Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund. The gift was in support of services to children and youth. Additionally, $2,000 was received from Nysether Foundation in direct support of needs of children and youth currently residing at the shelter.
In 2012, the Lynnwood Convention Center donated nearly 9,000 pounds of food to the Lynnwood Food Bank. Through a longstanding partnership, extra meals not consumed at the convention center are donated to the food bank. After the food is picked up from the convention center, it is repackaged by volunteers into meal-sized containers and given out to local families.
The Women's Wellness Center on Rockefeller Avenue in Everett is hosting an open house throughout January. Women who come for a tour can receive a free paraffin hand treatment. The Women's Wellness Center is a nonprofit that offers circuit strength training, wellness classes, spa treatments and other services for both members and non-members.
Citizens, business owners and others from the community are invited to join Mountlake Terrace city officials for a cup of coffee and to hear first-hand what's happening in the city. This casual event will be held from 8 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion Jungle Room in Mountlake Terrace. For more information, visit the city's website at
The public is invited to enjoy free hors d'oeuvres and meet featured guests at Harbour Pointe Residential Retirement & Assisted Living's Artist Reception. The free event is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Harbour Pointe Coffeehouse, in the lobby at 10200 Harbour Place in Mukilteo. For more information, call 425-493-8555.
Early-bird pricing for the Pacific Northwest Aerospace Alliance Aerospace Conference ends Friday. The conference is in Lynnwood Feb. 12-14. PNAA's conference is the largest commercial aerospace supplier event in the Northwest. For more information or to register, go to www. Checkin.aspx?EventID =1119340 or email
The Zonta Club of Everett will hold its annual Amelia Earhart Luncheon meeting at noon on Jan. 17 at the Everett Golf & Country Club. The guest speaker will be Capt. Heather P Ross. At the time of her disappearance, Earhart was a member of Zonta International and clubs worldwide celebrate her accomplishments in the aviation field in January each year.
Join Economic Alliance Snohomish County and Dignity Memorial for the first 2013 Business After Hours from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 17 at Evergreen Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4504 Broadway in Everett. This unique Business After Hours will offer food and connections, as well as a great deal of local history. Tickets are complimentary but please RSVP by Jan. 14 to provide a head count for the event.
The third annual Klesick Family Farm evening party is Feb. 2 at Everett's Comcast Arena Edward D. Hansen Conference Center. It's a chance to mingle with organic farmers and suppliers. Jon Scholl, president of American Farmland Trust, is the guest speaker. More information is at, or call 360-652-4663.
Classes and workshops
Washington State University's Snohomish County extension will again offer "Cultivating Success: Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning" to help new and current farmers gain skills in business planning and direct marketing. The course runs Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Jan. 15 through April 9. For more information on the entire Cultivating Success program, visit
Washington State University Extension has developed a series of sheep production and management courses to help sheep and lamb producers succeed. The first course is on Jan. 25 at the Stanwood-Camano Fairgrounds. Additional sessions are Jan. 26 at Stanwood High School. Contact Sarah M. Smith at 509-754-2011, ext. 413, or email for details.
Sunrise Services has been approved to offer the Alternative Bridge Nursing Assistant Training Program for Home Care Aides in Everett and Mount Vernon. Sunrise Training Center also provides the 75-hour Basic Training for home-care aides. More information is at www.
Volunteers with business expertise are wanted to help Village Community Services develop a profitable business that provides job training and employment opportunities for people who have disabilities and a revenue stream to support VCS programs. For information or to volunteer, contact Michelle Dietz at 360-653-7752 ext. 14. or email resource@village
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