Front Porch: Discounted winter helmets offered in Marysville

Winter helmet offer

Discounted winter sports helmets are for sale at the Marysville Fire District.

The helmets are designed to prevent head injuries during winter activities such as skiing, snowboarding and tubing, Marysville Fire Marshal Tom Maloney said.

The helmet sizes available fit children and most adults. They are $25 each and have lined padding and ear covers.

The helmets are provided through a partnership between the fire district and Safe Kids Snohomish County. Neither organization profits from the sales.

To buy a helmet, you need to make a reservation by calling 360-363-8500

Attention Island County folks: As many as five seats on the Island County Marine Resources Committee will be open for new appointments or reappointments effective Dec. 31.

The voluntary, advisory committee works to preserve and restore marine life, habitat and water quality along the county’s 212 miles of shoreline. The 16 member committee meets twice a month.

Applicants should provide a letter of interest and statement of qualifications by mail, email or FAX to: Tim Lawrence, MRC County Lead and Director of Washington State University Extension: Re: Marine Resources Committee Vacancies, Post Office Box 5000, Coupeville, 98239. The FAX number is 360-240-5503 and email applications should be sent to

Application materials should be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Dec. 6. More information on the MRC can be obtained on their website at For more information, call 360-679-7329.

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