Front Porch: USS Nimitz returning

The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz is scheduled to return to Naval Station Everett this morning.

The warship with its nearly 3,000-person crew headed out on training exercises April 16. The ship went to San Diego and made stop in the San Francisco Bay area for the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Golden Gate Bridge.

The Nimitz replaced the USS Abraham Lincoln, which departed Dec. 7 to circumnavigate the globe before heading to Virginia to have its nuclear reactors replenished.

Septic workshop: A workshop is planned for this Saturday to show homeowners how to protect their septic systems and show how proper maintenance can increase how long it can be used.

The class funded by the Department of Ecology Centennial Clean Wate Fund is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the PUD in Stanwood, 9124 271st St.

It is open to any resident and will qualify as Septic 101 for Island County.

To register, go to or email

Theater needs volunteers: The Historic Everett Theatre is looking for volunteer ushers, concession workers and bartenders during its busy season.

For more information, call 425-258-6766.

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