Melissa Arias has been named associate director for advancement at the University of Washington’s Bothell campus. Arias will focus on the campus’ development activities to secure major gifts and broaden the donor base for the institution.
Han and Sophia Kim have opened Paradise Sushi and Grill at 2707 171st Place NE, Suite 101, in Marysville’s Lakewood Commons shopping center. The business is open from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday. It features a variety of vegetarian dishes, grilled dishes and chef specials. Contact: 360-652-8889.
Free dental checkups for children ages 1 to 12 will be offered at eight Haggen Food &Pharmacy stores during August. The dental checkups are offered by Colgate in a 31-foot-long van equipped with two dental chairs. Checkups are scheduled for 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 10 at Marysville Haggen Food &Pharmacy and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 19 at Stanwood Haggen Food &Pharmacy.
Retired human resources manager Don Burrows presents free weekly sessions for job-seekers this month at Upper Case Books and Collectibles in Snohomish. The seminars are noon Aug. 5, Aug. 12, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26. Participants should bring their own resumes and sample cover letters. For more information, contact Burrows at Don.Burrows@Verizon.net or 425-231-0085, or Lorraine Read at Upper Case Books and Collectibles www.uppercasebooksandcollectables.com.
Home improvement and remodeling professionals will be available to meet homeowners from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 at Contract Furnishings Mart, 802 134th St. SW. The session from, a business called HomeSavvi, is a speed-dating type event that will pair homeowners interested in remodeling projects with professionals. Homeowners bring questions, photos and ideas and are matched with suitable professionals to talk about the projects. More information: www.homesavvi.com.
The Boeing Co. donated a 747 jet engine to Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School to help train future aviation mechanics. The Pratt &Whitney JT9D engine, from a 747 freighter, is the foundation of all engines for modern wide-body jets.
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