Front Porch: Monroe tot’s coming home

  • Wed Jan 27th, 2010 10:27pm
  • News

Doctors in Brazil have cleared Alaina Arnold to leave the country, two weeks after her family’s vacation was supposed to end.

Alaina’s grandmother, Cynthia Arnold, said the 23-month-old girl is expected to fly home with her family tonight, arriving in Seattle by late morning Friday.

Alaina developed a high fever that led to more serious medical problems in Brazil.

A silent auction for the Arnold family by the Monroe Fire Department is still planned from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Alaina’s father, Stacy Arnold, is a firefighter. The event will take place in a training room at the main fire station, 163 Village Court, Monroe. Call 360-794-7666 or e-mail

UW’s Bothell campus offers transfer fair: University of Washington’s Bothell campus will host a transfer fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the campus in the North Creek Events Center, 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell.

Participants can meet advisers and get information on financial aid, student life, academic support services and new campus housing. They also can receive a transcript evaluation and tour the campus.

Concert for Haiti on Friday: The Historic Everett Theatre, in support of the American Red Cross, offers a benefit concert for Haiti.

Five bands will perform starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Historic Everett Theater, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.

All proceeds go to the Red Cross. Performers include Daniel Kamas, Brad Loomis, Scene Change, Cherry Cherry and Back Porch Blues Band.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the box office, by calling 425-258-6766 or online at