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  • Mon May 3rd, 2010 10:39pm
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Everett: Entrance to Forest Park changes

Traffic flow to and from the Forest Park west entrance is now one way in and one way out.

Traffic entering the park will gradually be directed up the hill on the left side, which is now one way. The right curb side is now for pedestrians and bicycles only. It is not designated for parking.

All traffic exiting the park will go past Spruce Hall and down the hill past the Animal Farm pasture on the left. There is no longer an exit down the hill by the Swim Center. This change was made to allow safer, dedicated walking space and reduce congestion and sharp right turns down the hill by the entrance to the Swim Center.

Wild time for pooches and people

The public and their pooches are invited to celebrate the first anniversary of the Everett Animal Shelter’s new location at the Wild West Pet Fest, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 333 Smith Island Road in the delta area north of Everett.

Expect free activities, including a Western-themed costume contest. Event organizers hope also to raise money for a new off-leash dog park proposed for property near the shelter and Langus Riverfront Park. Wild West Pet Fest events include: Adoptable cats; vendors and raffles raising money for the off-leash area; free microchips for cats and dogs with any donation to the off-leash area (Snohomish County residents only); Snohomish County pet licenses and personalized pet id tags engraved while you wait; and an off-leash dog play area set up for dogs with a dog trainer on site to answer questions.

More info: contact Hilary Hager at 425-257-6011 or or go to

Open house at online school

Fall enrollment is underway for Insight School of Washington, a tuition-free, online public high school.

Parents and students can learn about the online education option by attending an information session from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on May 11 at Baker Hall on the Everett Community College campus, 2000 Tower St.

Insight School of Washington offers more than 120 courses, including college-level Advanced Placement classes, taught by certificated teachers in an online classroom. Students also work with a dedicated mentor and Insight provides a free laptop, printer, and internet stipend to all enrolled students.

Granite Falls: Quarterman honored

A reception to honor outgoing Granite Falls School Board member Bob Quarterman is set for 6 p.m. May 19 in the administration office board room, 307 N. Alder Ave.

Quarterman’s last meeting is that evening. He spent 16 years on the board.

Local residents, staff, colleagues, family, and friends are invited.

“This reception is one way we can personally thank Bob for 16 years of dedication to our schools. That’s a remarkable amount of time for an elected official,” said Superintendent Karen Koschak.

Quarterman helped build two schools, develop a strategic plan, establish policies to increase student achievement and was instrumental in developing budgets.