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  • Mon Feb 22nd, 2010 10:17pm
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Everett: Incentive to spur overnight stays

The city of Everett is offering up to $100,000 in grants to organizations that host an event or cultural activity that brings people to town. The money comes from a hotel/motel tax and the grant money is intended to encourage more overnight visits to Everett. An advisory group will whittle down the entries and the City Council will make the final decisions about who gets the cash. The deadline for applying for grant money is noon Thursday.

The application packet is available online at or call Councilman Arlan Hatloe at 425-257-8703.

Cascade High band boosters host auction

“Evening in the Orient,” an auction to benefit the Cascade High School Band and Color Guard, is set for 6 p.m. April 3 at the Everett Events Center.

Proceeds will help buy new uniforms for the high school’s marching band. Cost is $35.

RSVP for Invitations by March 3 at 425-357-0670 or at

‘Hippy Dippy’ artist star of Sorticulture

Artist Jeannie Yovetich Burham of Camano Island is the featured artist of Everett’s garden-art party Sorticulture. Her lively painting full of playful flowers, “Hippy Dippy Eco Peace Garden,” set her apart from the other 30 artists who vied for the honor.

Sorticulture is set for June 11-13 at Legion Memorial Park in Everett.

More info:

Mountlake Terrace: Police join task force

The city’s police department has joined the Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as an affiliate member, according to a city press release.

The regional task force, which is headed by the Seattle Police Department, helps police develop an effective response to online child luring and child pornography.

As training becomes available, the department will send employees to trainings to develop a more effective response to online child victimization and pornography.

More info: Commander Mark Hansen at 425-670-8260.

Snohomish: Civil service panel opening

City officials are trying to fill a vacancy on the Civil Service Commission now that commissioner Chad Cheney has left his seat. The new appointee will serve until May 31, 2011 — the remainder of Cheney’s term. Cheney left the commission a year early after taking a new job.

The commission considers matters related to the selection, appointment and employment of police department staff. Applicants need to be U.S. citizens who have lived in Snohomish for at least three years. The position is unpaid. Applications are due by March 15.

More info: 360-568-3115 or

Sultan: Natural disaster meeting

Snohomish County officials are inviting members of the community to help update the county’s natural-hazard plan in Sultan on Wednesday. The plan assesses risk for nine types of disasters, including floods, earthquakes and landslides.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 9 p.m. at the Sultan Middle School commons on 301 High Ave., Sultan Other meetings are scheduled for the same time in Arlington on Thursday and tonight at the Stanwood Fire Station on 8117 267th St. NW, Stanwood.

More info: Mary Hurner at 425-388-6401 or; Robin Gordon at 425-388-5071 or