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Windermere Real Estate in Mukilteo has a new assistant manager. Dora Carelli has more than 20 years of experience in real estate sales, marketing and sales management. She also has expertise in mid- and high-rise condo communities, as well as master-plan residential and resort communities.

Otak, a local engineering firm with offices in Everett, Kirkland and Vancouver, says Nico Vanderhorst has been elected to the firm’s board of directors. With 17 years at the company, Vanderhorst works in Kirkland, where he leads the firm’s transportation and infrastructure services team. He joins company CEO R. Nicholas Loope, Jong Hoon Kim, Soon Kwang Lee and Kwang Sik Shin on the board.


Tulalip Resort Casino is the first tribal hotel to receive the Outstanding Property of the Year award from the Washington Lodging Association. Tulalip now will be considered for the National Outstanding Property award by the American Hospitality Lodging Association. The hotel also has a Four Diamond award from AAA.

Classes, workshops

Learn about bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Everett at the University Center of North Puget Sound open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The event is at University Center in Gray Wolf Hall on Everett Community College’s campus at 2000 Tower St. in Everett. For more information. go to or call 425-259-8900.

Information sessions about the Snohomish County Public Utility District’s Solar Express program will be held on Thursday. The first is from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Stanwood at the PUD Stanwood Auditorium. The second session is at 6 p.m. in the PUD’s Commission Room in Everett. The program offers a range of incentives and covers both solar photovoltaic and hot-water systems.

Potential young aerospace professionals have the opportunity to network with industry leaders during the Pacific Northwest Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2012 Technical Symposium in Seattle on Nov. 3. Students and aerospace professionals will get tips on how they can advance their careers and pursue their goals. More information can be found at the Young Professionals event page at

A Whidbey Island company is offering a course for businesses with underground storage tanks. It is approved by the Washington Department of Ecology for mandatory training requirements that must be met by the end of this year. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in Freeland. Cost is $299.95. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. For more information, go to


Berry Nutty Frozen Yogurt will celebrate its grand opening Tuesday. Everett Mayor Ray Stephenson will be enjoying frozen yogurt with customers at 3:30 p.m. The new business is at 910 SE Everett Mall Way. It serves a variety of healthy treats and tasty toppings.

Harbour Pointe Retirement &Assisted Living Center will partner with Diamond Knot Craft Brewing for the first annual Brew Ha Ha, featuring beer and brat tasting. The public is welcome to the event from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Harbour Pointe Retirement is at 10200 Harbour Place in Mukilteo. Call 425-493-8555 or go to

The City of Edmonds is hosting a public meeting regarding the 228th Street Corridor Improvement Project. The event is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the bottom-floor conference room of the Public Works Building at 7110 210th St. SW in Edmonds. A brief presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer session.

ClearPoint Credit Counseling Solutions and AAA Washington will hold a Secure Your ID Day event Saturday. Free document shredding will be available, along with cellphone recycling and take-home prevention resources to help protect and recover from identity theft. The event is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at AAA Mill Creek in the Mill Creek Town Center.

Economic Alliance Snohomish County, Port of Everett and Trade Development Alliance of Greater Seattle have organized the Port Report: International Trade Reception, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Port of Everett’s Waterfront Center. John Mohr, executive director of Port of Everett, and Sam Kaplan, president of Trade Development Alliance, will speak. Call Economic Alliance Snohomish County at 425-248-4227 to register.

Everett dentist Colleen Tracy at All Family Dental Care is giving dollars to kids in exchange for Halloween candy. From Nov. 1-9, Tracy will give children one dollar per pound of candy brought in. This is the first year she has sponsored a Halloween candy buy-back event.


The University of Washington Bothell School of Business has joined the Principles for Responsible Management Education Initiative. Signatories commit to six principles for responsible management education, which include emphasis on global social responsibility, research, partnerships and sustainability. UW Bothell will update activities every year, in accordance with requirements.

The U.S. Postal Service is hiring temporary employees to work during the holiday mailing season at mail processing facilities across the state, including the one in Everett. The non-career positions pay $11 an hour, with no benefits. Hours worked will depend on mail volume. Interested parties must apply for the positions online at the Postal Service’s website.

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