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Arlington: Find genealogical records

The Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society’s library is the newest Family Search affiliate library.

Patrons of the local genealogical library now have access to the resources available through Family Search, the world’s largest repository of genealogical records.

Family researchers can view birth, marriage, death, census, land and court records of genealogical significance from more than 130 countries. Family Search charges a nominal fee to send microfilm orders to the genealogical library in Arlington.

A fundraiser for the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library, 215 French St., next to the former Arlington High School.

More info: 360-435-4838.

Everett: Nominate Voice of Community

Independent public radio station KSER (90.7 FM) invites people to nominate individuals, organizations or business owners who have made a difference for the Everett-based station’s 2012 Voice of the Community Award.

The annual KSER Voice of the Community Award recognizes people who speak up about community or cultural concerns with positive results for the residents of Snohomish or Island counties.

Nominations are being accepted in three award categories: community impact by an individual or organization, community impact by a business, cultural impact by an individual or organization.

Nominations are accepted through July 31. Award recipients and finalists will be announced at a KSER fundraiser in November.

More info: www.kser.org.

Index: Road to forest land repaired

Snohomish County has finished repairs to a flood-damaged section of Index-Galena Road to restore access to U.S. Forest Service land.

The work allows recreation, camping and access to mineral claims along the North Fork Skykomish River, Salmon Creek and Silver Creek. The area is in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.

Flooding on the Index-Galena Road in 2006 washed out parts of the road between mile posts 6.0 and 6.9. The flooding forced the closure of two campgrounds, one of which is now open and the other expected to open soon.

More info: 425-388-3789; tina.hokanson@snoco.org; [URL]www.snoco.org;http://www.snoco.org[URL], search for “Index-Galena.”

Marysville: Dog event Saturday

The Marysville Dog Owners Group is hosting the sixth annual Poochapalooza Saturday.

The outdoor dog event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Strawberry Fields Park, 6100 152nd St. NE. A $5 donation to enter includes “wag bags” to the first 400 visitors, with all proceeds supporting the off-leash park maintained by the group that is also called, M-DOG.

Poochapalooza is set to include a fashion show, “Best in Show” contests, and dog pie-eating contests, among other events. Food will be available for purchase from the Marysville Kiwanis Club and other vendors. Parking is free. Rare Birds and Rosemary will provide live music from 4 to 5 p.m.

More info: Leslie Buell, 360-651-0633 or email labuell@frontier.com.[/URL]

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