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Everett: Climb by firefighters

Everett is sending 19 firefighters to the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. The event raises money for the Leukemia &Lymphoma Society.

To donate or see if your local fire department is participating, go to www.firefighterstairclimb.org and use the search box.

County: Ombudsmen sought for seniors

Snohomish County is recruiting new volunteers to serve as ombudsmen to visit adult family homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Volunteers receive four days of initial training. They are asked to volunteer four hours a week, attend in-service meetings and submit an activity report.

The 2013 certification training is May 15-16, 22-23. For more information and an application packet, call 425-388-7393 or email july.andre@snoco.org. Applications may be printed directly from the county’s website at www.snoco.org. In the “Search for” box, type “ombudsman”.

Granite Falls: Shoreline plan updated

The state Ecology Department is seeking public comment on Granite Falls’ proposed shoreline master program. It will guide future development along Granite Falls nearly one mile of river shoreline.

More than 200 jurisdictions statewide are updating their shoreline programs. Deadline for comments is April 12

Comments and questions should be addressed to Anthony Boscolo, Department of Ecology, Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, 3190 160th Ave. SE, Bellevue, WA 98008, by email to Anthony.Boscolo@ecy.wa.gov, or call 425-649-7049.

More info: www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/sea/shorelines/smp/mycomments/GraniteFalls.html

Monroe: Fire board vote on hospital levy

Commissioners at Snohomish County Fire District 3 in Monroe are set to vote next week whether to support the local hospital’s proposed levy lid lift.

The fire board meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday. The public will have time to comment.

Board meetings are held at the district headquarters, 163 Village Court, Monroe.

Terrace: Meet city officials over coffee

People are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear firsthand what’s happening in the city. This casual event will be 8 to 9 p.m. next Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, provide their opinions. For more information on Coffee with the City, visit the city’s website at www.cityofmlt.com or call community relations director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.

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