Front Porch: Firefighters drill

  • Sun Mar 11th, 2012 8:30pm
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Firefighters drill

Everett firefighters will practice navigating their way through a smoke-filled vacant waterfront building during four days of training set to begin Tuesday.

The fire department plans to use the former Scuttlebutt Brewing Co. and restaurant building at 1524 W. Marine View Drive between Tuesday and Friday. The business has moved a few blocks away.

The building is visible from the roadway and fire officials want to make sure people to know what is happening.

The daytime training includes the use of a fog generator, Everett fire marshal Rick Robinson said. It will likely begin around 9 a.m. and wrap up about 4 p.m. each day.

Scholarships available: The Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds offers scholarships for students hoping to pursue a career in horticulture. The scholarship recipients may attend any community college, college, technical school or university in Washington state during the year following the award.

Selection is based on: Interest in horticulture, floral design, landscape design, botany, forestry, or a related field; financial need; whether an applicant is a legal resident; and activities and achievements in school and community.

A single $1,000 to $1,500 scholarship will be awarded.

Scholarship application forms are available from school scholarship offices, the horticulture department, or by contacting the Floretum Garden Club’s Scholarship Committee chairperson Joyce Johnson at or 425-774-7865. The deadline is May 9.

Bookin’ it: A Mukilteo Evening Book Group is set to meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss “The Calligrapher’s Daughter” by Eugenia Kim. The debut novel is inspired by the author’s mother and is about a young woman who fights for a brighter future in occupied Korea.