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  • Wed Aug 15th, 2012 10:02pm
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Arlington: Senior center volunteers

Stillaguamish Senior Center is looking for a variety of upbeat entertainers to perform from 11 to 11:45 a.m. Fridays and some weekends at the center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.

Also needed are volunteers to help with bingo games from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays at the center.

More info: 360-653-4551.

Camano: Animal shelter fundraiser

Camano Animal Shelter Association is hosting its sixth annual dog wash fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the shelter at the corner of Can Ku Road and E. Camano Drive.

Cost for a pet bath is $8 to $12, depending on the size of the animal. Microchip implants are available for $25. All proceeds benefit the animal shelter.

More info: 360-387-1902.

Stanwood: Road work planned

Through Oct. 9, drivers should use caution and expect delays on 276th Street NW from Bayview Lane to Stauffer Road and on 80th Avenue W. from 279th to 282nd Street NW. The city is installing a water main.

From Aug. 20 through 24, a road overlay project is scheduled on 72nd Avenue NW with complete road closures from 268th to 272nd Street NW anticipated.

Sewer main replacement along Pioneer Highway is expected to start Monday and continue through Oct. 9. The work will include at least one northbound lane closure near the intersection of 276th Street NW and another near 77th Avenue NW.

Benefits for family of cancer victim

The siblings of Jen Bell-Burgess have established a scholarship fund for her children at

Bell-Burgess, 38, a 1992 graduate of Stanwood High School, died July 26 from a rare form of cervical cancer. She and her husband are the parents of two teenage daughters and a preschool-aged son.

People who want to help the Burgess family cover funeral costs, outstanding medical bills and other expenses also can donate to the Jen Bell-Burgess memorial account at Union Bank, 8870 271st St. NW.

Bell-Burgess’s siblings also have created a tribute video for their sister. It can be found at

Sultan: Five join 3-day Komen walk

Five Sultan firefighters plan to walk 60 miles next month to raise $12,000 for breast cancer research.

They are again participating in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day a three-day national walk with a Seattle event starting Sept. 14.

Four of the firefighters plan to do the walk in full “turnout” gear, team captain Amanda Lewis said.

They hope to inspire other walkers as well, she said.

The participants from Snohomish County Fire District 5 in Sultan are Lewis, Ivan Lewis, Steve Tonkin, Andrew Lowry and Jeff Williams.

To donate, go to and search for the team name “Turnouts” or send checks payable to “Susan G. Komen 3-Day” for “Turnouts” to Fire Station 51, P.O. Box 149, Sultan, WA 98294.

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From Herald staff reports