Front Porch: Lecture series on Lowell history wraps up Tuesday

Final lecture Tuesday

A final free public seminar is scheduled Tuesday as part of the Ice, Wood and Water series. Pioneer descendant Alex G. Alexander plans to deliver the 7 p.m. talk on Lowell’s future potential as a river-integrated neighborhood. The venue is Lowell Community Church, 5218 S Second Ave., Everett. Tuesday’s talk is the sixth in a series commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Lowell neighborhood, which predates Everett, and the 140th anniversary of Getchell Ranch.

Fire meeting moved: Snohomish County Fire District 3 in Monroe plans to move the time of its Dec. 23 commissioners meeting due to the holidays. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. at district headquarters, 163 Village Court, Monroe. For information, go to

Navy Band Northwest free concert: Navy Band Northwest will present its 2013 holiday concert, “Home for the Holidays,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Everett Performing Arts Center. The concert is free.

The Marine Corps will accept donations for Toys for Tots at the event. Seating is first come, first served. No tickets are necessary. For more information, go to

Regarding 2013: Did you start 2013 with a resolution to get healthy? Were you successful? Reporter Gale Fiege would like to hear from you. Please send an email with your phone number and a description of your success story to The deadline is Friday.

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