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Lynnwood: No grant for farmers market

The city lost its bid for a grant that would bring a farmers market to Lynnwood.

City officials requested $30,000 from the Verdant Health Commission for the first year’s operation of a farmers market.

Lynnwood has been spearheading initiatives that foster healthy families through the Parks and Recreation Department.

Verdant awarded the city three grants totaling more than $893,000 in July 2011. Those grants were earmarked for third-graders to have swim lessons, the Move 60 after-school program for teens and the Get Movin’ family program.

The proposed site for a farmers market would be in the 4100 block of 198th Street by the city’s Permit Center.

Marysville: New awards program

Nominations for the first Pride of Marysville Neighborhood Improvement Awards are being accepted.

The new awards recognize neighbors and businesses who take pride in their property in ways that enhance the appearance of the community.

Properties can be nominated for one of four award categories that include Best Home, Best Block, Best Business and Mayor’s Choice.

Award winners are drawn from a pool of nominees selected by the community through a nomination process and then are chosen by a committee.

Nomination brochures are available on the city website at and can be completed and submitted online. Brochures are also available at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

Nominations are due by 5 p.m. July 2. Award winners will be announced July 16.

Monroe: Deadline for kindergarten sign-ups

Friday is the last day to register for any kindergarten option in the Monroe School District.

Parents can register their 5-year-old kids in any elementary school. There are several options that include full-day alternative days and half-day everyday. Registration is needed because low enrollment can cause classrooms to close and students would need to be transported by bus to another school.

State law requires incoming kindergarten students to have received current immunizations by the first day of classes and be age 5 by Aug. 31, 2012. The child’s certified birth certificate is required at the time of registration.

More info: Contact your closest school or the Teaching and Learning Department at 360-804-2550. To get the contact information for schools, go to the district’s website at

Terrace: Citizens Academy postponed

The Mountlake Terrace Police Department is postponing the spring Police Citizens Academy.

The 12-week class was scheduled to start Thursday, but there were not enough applicants.

The city will continue to accept applicants, and police hope to run the program again in the fall.

The Citizens Academy teaches people about police-related topics such as SWAT, drug investigation and evidence handling.

More info: 425-670-8260 ext. 4418 or

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