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  • Thu Jul 5th, 2012 4:45pm
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Marysville: Free outdoor movies

Marysville Parks and Recreation is set to show the first free outdoor movie this year on Saturday at Jennings Memorial Park.

The movie, “Hoodwinked” is scheduled to begin about 9 p.m. at the park, 6915 Armar Road. The Marysville Kiwanis Club will provide free popcorn.

A showing of “Happy Feet 2” is scheduled on July 14. The outdoor movies are sponsored by Waste Management NW.

More info: www.marysville wa.gov or Marysville Parks and Recreation Department, 360-363-8400.

Federal grant to pay for firefighters

A federal grant will pay for the Marysville Fire District to fill three firefighter positions that were laid off in April 2011.

The $560,000 FEMA Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response grant will pay for the positions for two years, Fire Chief Greg Corn said.

One of the firefighters who was laid off will be rehired, but the other two have since been hired by other departments, Marysville Fire Marshal Tom Maloney said. Testing for the other two positions has been completed.

The three firefighters are expected to begin work Aug. 1.

The Lynnwood Fire Department has some staffing paid for by the same program.

Monroe: Fire chief to speak at Grange

Monroe Fire Chief Jamie Silva is scheduled to speak Wednesday at the Tualco Grange Hall, 18933 Tualco Road.

The chief will talk about the local fire district and answer questions about the upcoming maintenance and operations levy planned to run in the August ballot.

The event is set for 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Snohomish: Project will close intersection

Work to build a roundabout is scheduled to close an intersection near Lowell-Larimer Road starting Monday.

Snohomish County road engineers expect the work at 116th Street SE and 56th Avenue SE to last through Aug. 31. During that time, the intersection will be closed from the north for all through traffic. Drivers will be able to take a detour.

The project is intended to help with traffic management, and pedestrian safety. Lowering a rise in the middle of the intersection should improve sight distances.

More info: 425-388-3488, julie.highton@snoco.org or go to [URL]www.snoco.org;http://www.snoco.org[URL] and search for “116th.”

Terrace: Closure for part of transfer station

A portion of Snohomish County’s Southwest Recycling and Transfer Station in Mountlake Terrace is scheduled to close for repairs later this month.

The repairs to the tipping floor are planned from July 28 through Aug. 17.

During that time, recycling area hours will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For the closure period only, customers with mechanically unloading vehicles can use the county’s Cathcart transfer station at 8915 Cathcart Way, Snohomish.

More info: 425-388-3425.[/URL]