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  • Mon Nov 1st, 2010 7:05pm
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Everett: Langus boat launch to be shut down this weekend

The boat launch at Langus Riverfront Park, 400 Smith Island Road, is scheduled to be closed from noon Friday through Sunday for repairs.

Boaters may use the Rotary Park launch instead at 3505 Lowell-Snohomish River Road.

Everett: Weigh-in on city’s historic preservation plan

The city’s Historical Commission plans a public hearing on the Downtown Everett Historic Preservation Plan at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, on the eighth floor of the Wall Street Building, 2930 Wetmore Ave. The plan proposes action items that are supposed to encourage preservation, enhancement and marketing of historic properties downtown.

More info: Jan Meston, 425-257-7164 or

Everett: Author to talk about Wellington disaster

Local writer and photographer Martin Burwash plans to discuss his novel, “Vis Major,” about the Wellington Avalanche of 1910 at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Public Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave. The program is free.

The Wellington Avalanche was one of the worst train disasters in U.S. history. An avalanche near Stevens Pass swept away two snowbound Great Northern trains, killing 96 people.

Burwash is a farmer and feed mill worker as well as a lifelong rail fan and photographer. He wrote two other books about railroads, “Cascade Division” and “The Great Adventure.”

More info: Melinda VanWingen, 425-257-8005 or

Lake Stevens: Library celebrates 25 years

The Lake Stevens Library will host a 25th anniversary celebration Saturday.

Cake and the sharing of memories will be part of the celebration at 1 p.m. at the library.

The library opened in 1985 in its current building at 1804 Main Street in Lake Stevens.

More info: 425-334-1900.

Marysville: Ebey Slough bridge road closures

Overnight closures are scheduled to occur Tuesday through Thursday on Highway 529 in Marysville.

Weather permitting, crews will fully close northbound Highway 529 across the Ebey Slough Bridge at 9 p.m. each night while they make pavement repairs. The roadway will reopen at 10 each morning.

Drivers will follow a signed detour using northbound I-5 and 4th Street in Marysville. The work is part of the Highway 529 Ebey Slough Bridge Replacement project that includes replacing the 85-year-old Ebey Slough Bridge with a four-lane, fixed-span bridge.

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