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Everett: Event for fire prevention month

Snohomish County Fire District 1 plans an open house Saturday as part of Fire Prevention Month.

The event is planned from 10 a.m. to noon at the training tower at district headquarters, 12425 Meridian Ave. S, Everett, near Mariner High School.

People will be able to chat with local firefighters, check out fire vehicles and spray water from a fire hose. There also will be training tower tours and firefighting drills, in addition to other safety-themed activities.

This year’s Fire Prevention Month theme is “Have 2 Ways Out!”

Mountlake Terrace: Chat with city officials

People are invited to join city officials for a cup of coffee and hear firsthand what’s happening in the city.

This casual event is planned from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Recreation Pavilion Center Court, 5303 228th St. SW.

Councilmembers Kyoko Matsumoto Wright and Doug McCardle will be joining the conversation at this Coffee with the City.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions, give their opinions or just listen to the conversation.

More info: or call community relations director Virginia Olsen at 425-744-6206.

Planning commission appoints new member

At its Oct. 1 meeting, the Mountlake Terrace City Council appointed Kim Michel to the planning commission to fill an interim vacancy. The term runs through June 30, 2014.

The seven-member planning commission makes recommendations to the city council about community development issues, especially those affecting future land use and growth.

More info:, click on “For Residents/ Advisory Boards &Commissions.”

Mukilteo: Pancake breakfast benefit

Mukilteo firefighters have scheduled their annual pancake breakfast.

The event is planned for 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13 at Fire Station 25, 10400 47th Place W.

The breakfast is free with donations requested. Proceeds will go to the 2013 Easter egg hunt in Mukilteo. Donations of canned or boxed food for the Mukilteo Food Bank also will be accepted.

Stanwood: New face on City Council

Larry Sather, a city planning commissioner, was appointed last week to the Stanwood City Council. The council seat was vacated by Jenna Friebel, who was elected last November.

Along with Sather, those interviewed for the position were former councilman Arne Wennerberg and Paul Schonberg.

Sather is a community college speech teacher. He has resigned from the planning commission and is set to be sworn into office Oct. 11. Sather’s appointment is effective through November 2013, when he would need to run for election in order to complete the council term, which expires in November 2015.

Mayor Dianne White needs to fill the planning commission vacancy left by Sather’s appointment. For information, call 360-629-2181

Also, Yvonne Washburn has been appointed to the planning commission to fill the seat vacated by Tyler Murphy, whose term expires in December 2014.

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