Front Porch: Work will close Highway 522 in Monroe

Hwy. 522 closures

Highway 522 is scheduled to be closed in both directions Tuesday and Wednesday night near Monroe.

The Washington State Department of Transportation is scheduling the closures from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. both days depending on the weather.

Drivers who use the highway should expect delays and use 164th Street SE, Fryelands Boulevard and U.S. 2 instead.

Crews will work on the final striping at the interchange with U.S. 2. For more information, visit www.wsdot.wa.gov/projects/sr522/us2interchange.

Get the blues: Johnson’s Blueberries are open for U-pickers and Lori Johnson said their berries will become overripe if they are not picked soon.

Johnson’s Blueberries is a no-spray farm at 17520 187th Ave. SE, Monroe. They charge $1.75 a pound. See their Facebook page for daily hours and availability — www.facebook.com/JohnsonsBlueberries. For questions call 425-345-4538.

Book discussion: A talk on a new book called “Gifts of the Crow” is planned for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th Street SE, Everett. Authors John Marzluff, a wildlife science professor at the University of Washington, and Tony Angell, a naturalist and artist, plan to talk about their book that explores how perception, emotion and thought are allowing the birds to behave like humans.

People who want to attend must call and register. The cost is $7 for non-members and $5 for members.

For more information, contact Tom Murdoch at the Adopt A Stream Foundation at 425-316-8592, tomm@streamkeeper.org. Driving directions to the Stream Center can be found at http://www.streamkeeper.org/aasf/Contact.html.

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