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Briefs: Stanwood chiropractor honored with Special Service Award

Stanwood chiropractor honored with Special Service AwardChiropractor Scott Harris of Village Chiropractic Clinic in Stanwood was honored by the Washington State Chiropractic Association on Oct. 10 with a Special Service Award at the organization's annual...

Date: 11/18/2015 | Bizblog

Upcoming author events in Snohomish County and nearby

Penny Buse4 p.m. Nov. 15, Norgaard CenterStanwood Area Historical Society hosts a lecture by Buse, the author of "Stuck in the Mud: The History of Warm Beach," at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW in Stanwood.

Date: 11/15/2015 | Entertainment

Community dance clubs and classes

The 449 Club: 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Saturdays, Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger St., Everett. Alcohol-free R&B music and dance; $5 cover. Call 425-343-3232 or visit Community Dance: 6:30 p.m. third Saturday of...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Where to find live tunes around town this weekend

Alexa's Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m. Nov. 28: Tweety and the Tom-Cats.The Anchor Pub: 1001 Hewitt Ave., Everett; 425-374-2580;

Date: 11/13/2015 | Entertainment

Expanded mental health care available in Snohomish County

With the opening of three new sites in Snohomish County, Sunrise Services Inc. will be able to provide more than 1,600 low-income people in Snohomish County with mental health services. The new offices are in Mountlake Terrace, Stanwood and Everett.

Date: 11/10/2015 | Local News

Convicted bank robber files $6.3M suit against county

EVERETT — A convicted bank robber has filed a lawsuit against Snohomish County, claiming that a sheriff's deputy used excessive force by shooting him three years ago.Todd Kirkpatrick, 57, was known as the "Phony Pony Bandit," a serial bank robber, before...

Date: 11/09/2015 | Local News

Author events in Snohomish County and nearby

Garth Risk Hallberg7 p.m. Nov. 10, Third Place BooksThe author will read from his debut novel "City on Fire," about New York City in 1977, with cast of seemingly unrelated characters who become entangled after the infamous summer...

Date: 11/08/2015 | Entertainment

12 arrested after big heroin and meth indictment

SEATTLE — Federal authorities say they seized 50 pounds of heroin and more than 100 pounds of methamphetamine over a two-year investigation into a drug trafficking ring working in Snohomish and King counties.

Date: 11/05/2015 | Local News

Lincoln High senior loves written words, volunteering

STANWOOD — Silver Merideth, 17, is a senior at Lincoln Hill High School, the alternative campus in Stanwood. For the past two years, she’s been volunteering with Project STAND, a team of teens who paint murals for Church Creek...

Date: 11/02/2015 | Local News

Home from Hollywood

Composer Ron Jones sets up shop in Stanwood

Date: 11/01/2015 | Life

Looking for a second life

Volunteers hope to resurrect old barn that became a memorial

Date: 10/29/2015 | Local News

Back where it belongs

Stillaguamish canoe stolen in the 1960s is returned to tribe

Date: 10/27/2015 | Local News

Man seriously injured in stabbing near Stanwood, suspect arrested

STANWOOD — One man was hospitalized and another arrested after a stabbing early Friday near Stanwood. The male victim, 42, was stabbed in the chest and seriously injured. He was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. The suspect, 47, was expected to be booked into the Snohomish County...

Date: 10/23/2015 | Local News

All voters should have ballots by Tuesday

Snohomish County voters should have ballots and voters’ pamphlets for the Nov. 3 General Election.

Date: 10/20/2015 | South County Politics

Gold Bar, Stanwood fire departments seek to solidify services

GOLD BAR — Two Snohomish County fire departments have measures on the Nov. 3 general election ballot.Fire District 26, in Gold Bar, is seeking $950,000 in bonds for three projects related to buildings and equipment. The North County Regional Fire Authority, based in...

Date: 10/20/2015 | Local News

Direct bus route from Stanwood to Everett still in limbo

Stanwood is nearly twice the size of Granite Falls and three times as big as

Date: 10/20/2015 | Street Smarts

Stanwood to vote on higher taxes for police, fire, medical

STANWOOD — A proposal that would increase taxes to pay for police, fire and medical services is coming to voters on the November ballot.

Date: 10/18/2015 | Local News

Fire levy should not be permanent

In less than a month, voters in the North County Fire District will be asked to pass a replacement levy for emergency medical services. The Emergency Medical Technicians provide excellent, valuable services to the people of the district, and deserve to be well equipped and...

Date: 10/17/2015 | Commentary

Classic cars, modern art

'The junkyard is my candy store,' says handyman

Date: 10/13/2015 | Whats Up With That?

Volunteer all fired up

Woman loved her temp job so much, she stayed on for free

Date: 10/09/2015 | Local News

Free workshop covers Port Susan shoreline protection

STANWOOD — Stanwood and Camano Island residents are invited to a free workshop to learn how to protect waterfront property around Port Susan.The Oct. 17 event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Lake Goodwin Community Club, 17323 42nd Ave. NW, Stanwood.

Date: 10/08/2015 | Local News

Upcoming book events in Snohomish County

Annelies Zijderveld2 p.m. Oct. 4, University Bookstore

Date: 10/04/2015 | Entertainment

Visual Arts Calendar

Snohomish CountyEventsSchack Art Center: 2921 Hoyt Ave., Everett; 425-259-5050; Teen Nights at Schack return 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 8. These free, after-hours events...

Date: 10/02/2015 | Entertainment

Night of comedy in Arlington to benefit Hope Unlimited chaplains

ARLINGTON — Local chaplains are planning a comedy night fundraiser in Arlington on Sept. 26.Family-friendly comedian Ken Davis is the starring act, with live music also planned.The event, "A Night of Comedy with Ken Davis," is hosted by

Date: 09/13/2015 | Local News

Special Friends campers celebrate outdoor fun at Warm Beach

STANWOOD — All the activities at Warm Beach Camp on a recent sunny day had an air of celebration, from check-in to recreation. When a group of campers and staff hauled one of the teens up to a zipline platform, they cheered him on. When he zipped back down to earth, they whooped...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Library lifeline

Volunteer job helps woman gain more independence

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Stanwood voters to decide on new tax to fund police, fire contracts

STANWOOD — Voters in the city are being asked to consider a six-year tax increase to pay for rising police and fire costs.The measure is...

Date: 08/29/2015 | Local News

Familiar names on ballot for county charter-review commission

You’ll see a lot of familiar names on the November ballot for positions on the Snohomish County charter-review commission.

Date: 08/26/2015 | South County Politics

New zigzag line on Highway 9 not a mistake

BRYANT — No, it was not some precise paint-spilling mistake. There really is supposed to be a zigzagging white line down the middle of the lane.Washington State Department of...

Date: 08/19/2015 | Street Smarts

Where to find live tunes around town

Alexa’s Cafe: 10115 Main St., Bothell; 425-402-1754; Live music Saturdays at 7 p.m.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Entertainment

Primary voters pamphlet covers county from Lynnwood to Stanwood

The local voters pamphlet for the Aug. 4 primary covers candidates in parts of Snohomish County from Lynnwood to Stanwood.

Date: 07/30/2015 | South County Politics

Catch some great music at Stanwood-Camano fair

STANWOOD — Musical entertainment at the 85th annual Stanwood-Camano Community Fair, through Aug. 2, includes a good mix of local groups and regional bands.The largest community fair in the state, Stanwood-Camano has earned its moniker, "The Best Li'l Fair in the...

Date: 07/30/2015 | Entertainment

Even more fun

Stanwood-Camano fair expands its offerings for kids

Date: 07/30/2015 | Local News

Ballot measures aim to simplify North County fire authority

STANWOOD — Efforts to simplify things at the North County Regional Fire Authority this year instead ended up getting a little complicated.

Date: 07/26/2015 | Local News

Home damaged in fire near Arlington

BRYANT — Fire caused extensive damage to a home north of Arlington and east of Stanwood Thursday.Crews from North County Fire arrived shortly before 11 a.m. to find heavy smoke at the home in the 27000 block of 59th Avenue NE.

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Local guitarist Nick Vigarino talks about wrist injury that sidelined his summer

Washington Blues Society living legend Nick Vigarino was injured in May while helping a friend repair a house near Arlington. The Camano Island guitarist fell. He sprained his right wrist and broke his left wrist so badly (it’s called carpel avulsion) that a tendon pulled off a piece of the...

Date: 07/21/2015 | Entertainment

Voters to decide Camano, Stanwood fire district measures

STANWOOD — Two local fire departments have measures on the Aug. 4 primary ballot.One is about funding, while the other is about housekeeping.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Music festivals

FestivalsArlington Street Fair: July 10 through 12, Legion Park, Olympic Avenue, downtown Arlington. On Friday, 11:30 a.m., Old Time Fiddlers; 2 p.m., Arlington Idol contest; 4 p.m., Slacker pop rock. On Saturday, 10 a.m.,...

Date: 07/10/2015 | Entertainment

Finishing Lakewood High School top priority for two board candidates

LAKEWOOD — Two women competing for a seat on the Lakewood School Board see finishing the community's new high school as their top priority and preserving a small-town atmosphere in a fast-growing area as their biggest challenge.The Lakewood School District, located...

Date: 07/09/2015 | Local News

Work on new Davis Slough bridge to Camano hits delays

CAMANO ISLAND — Replacing the only bridge between the island and mainland is taking longer than expected.

Date: 07/07/2015 | Local News

It's summer, let the chip sealing begin

Your local pothole may soon be filled.The summer road work season is under way in unincorporated Snohomish County areas with paving or chip sealing planned for a total of 107 miles of roadway.By the end of October, Snohomish will see the most road miles treated...

Date: 07/06/2015 | Street Smarts

Leque Island levees will be removed in effort to create salmon habitat

STANWOOD — The state Department of Fish and Wildlife has decided to remove most of the dikes around Leque Island, a slice of former farmland between Stanwood and Camano Island.The 300-acre...

Date: 07/02/2015 | Local News

Briefs: Stanwood woman wins communication award

Stanwood woman wins communication awardStanwood resident Connie Mennie, customer communications supervisor at Sound Transit, received the Georgina Davis Founder's Award from Seattle Professional Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications on June...

Date: 07/01/2015 | Business

Stanwood-area home destroyed by fire, no one hurt

STANWOOD — Fire destroyed a couple’s Stanwood-area home Sunday morning.No one was injured in the fire, which was reported around 8:50 a.m., according to a North County Fire report.

Date: 06/29/2015 | Local News

Repairing the world

Author returns to Stanwood, where he found chaos and refuge

Date: 06/27/2015 | Local News

Everett woman sentenced in stolen school bus chase

BLAINE — An Everett woman will spend a year in prison for stealing an empty school bus in Stanwood and driving it north to Blaine before crashing it into a patrol car, then trying to swim away from police in the Blaine harbor.

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News

Stanwood man accepts responsibility for police incident

EVERETT — Gene Fagerlie was depressed, suicidal and intoxicated but he didn't intend to shoot anyone, including the sheriff's deputies who showed up at his Stanwood house in 2013.That's what his lawyer told a judge Thursday before Fagerlie was sentenced to six months...

Date: 06/26/2015 | Local News

New book by Joshua Safran chronicles his life growing up off the grid around Stanwood

STANWOOD — People here who saw a young Joshua Safran holed up at the Stanwood Library could not have imagined what his childhood had been like or what he eventually would achieve.Now a 39-year-old lawyer, Safran hopes these people will attend his book talk on June 25 in Stanwood.

Date: 06/21/2015 | Entertainment

Studio offers smashing good time

Melanie Galloway’s new Smashing Art Studio in Stanwood allows the customer to be the artist — transforming pieces of smashed China plates or colorful glassware into imaginative, creative mosaics and art pieces.The art is only limited by the imagination, Galloway said.

Date: 06/19/2015 | Business

SoapBox Derby time

Racers told: Stay low, go fast and have fun

Date: 06/18/2015 | Local News

Stanwood’s 90th Avenue project on rural to-do list

The Puget Sound Regional Council is encouraging people to comment on five projects recommended to receive $3 million in funding from PSRC’s Rural Town Centers and Corridors Program, including a $350,000 project in Stanwood.

Date: 06/17/2015 | Street Smarts

Stanwood family safe after house fire

STANWOOD — A Stanwood family was displaced after a fire heavily damaged their home Thursday morning.The fire was reported at 8:59 a.m. along 289th Place NW in the Copper Station neighborhood in the north end of town.

Date: 06/11/2015 | Sirens

Port Susan estuary takes a hit from warming, low Stillaguamish River flow

STANWOOD — The early summer, with its unusually hot days and low snowpack, offers a window into the future for local scientists.Researchers have turned their attention to Port Susan and the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. Important tidal ecosystems there have been...

Date: 06/09/2015 | Local News

Bear, horse killed in separate accidents on county roads

STANWOOD — A bear and a horse were killed in separate accidents Wednesday night on north Snohomish County roads.The bear was struck about 8:15 p.m. on northbound I-5, a few miles north of Stanwood, said Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis.A woman...

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News

Vehicles strike, kill bear and horse in separate incidents

STANWOOD — A bear and a horse were killed in two separate collisions Wednesday night in north Snohomish County.The bear was struck about 8:15 p.m. on northbound I-5, a few miles north of Stanwood, said trooper Mark Francis with the Washington State Patrol.

Date: 06/04/2015 | Sirens

'Zoo of plants'

Stanwood garden aims to have all 1,000 native to state

Date: 06/02/2015 | Whats Up With That?

A book by any other (odd) name

This candy crushed the competition. “Strangers Have the Best Candy” by Camano Island author Margaret Meps Schulte beat out contenders to snag Oddest Book Title of the Year by The Bookseller of London. The self-published book of humorous essays was awarded the Diagram Prize.

Date: 05/31/2015 | Life

Tombstone Project

Volunteers see that no grave will be forgotten

Date: 05/24/2015 | Local News

Kamiak leads list of local schools honored by theater

MUKILTEO — Kamiak High School’s performing arts department received about a dozen nominations from the 13th annual 5th Avenue Theatre Awards program, which honors musical theater productions in the state’s high schools.

Date: 05/22/2015 | Entertainment

Going local in Stanwood

Salt & Thistle aims to be marketplace for small farmers

Date: 05/21/2015 | Local News

Back home to heal

Stanwood man mending from near-fatal logging accident

Date: 05/18/2015 | Local News

Prep track: Wesco 3A North Meet

At Oak Harbor H.S.Wednesday’s FinalsBOYS1,600—John Rodeheffer (Oak Harbor) 4:15.40; High jump—Jordan Smith (Arlington) 5-10; Long jump—Michael Forster (A) 22-2; Shot put—Nicholas Blair (Everett) 52-10.5; Pole vault—Ilya Nikitenko (Marysville Pilchuck) 12-0.GIRLS

Date: 05/13/2015 | High Schools

United in faith

National Day of Prayer draws faithful in Stanwood

Date: 05/09/2015 | Local News

Talking trash in Stanwood

Businesses team with city to promote cleaning up public spots

Date: 05/08/2015 | Local News

Kittens found mutilated in Stanwood; police seek information

STANWOOD — Police are asking for help finding out who mutilated two kittens in Stanwood last week.One of the kittens was decapitated, and the other was missing a leg, Police Chief Rick Hawkins said Monday.

Date: 05/04/2015 | Sirens

Stanwood fire department is ready to ‘clean house’

STANWOOD — The fire department here is asking voters to approve a change in how it’s governed.That involves purging government bodies that exist on paper but not in practice.

Date: 05/02/2015 | Local News

Empty school bus stolen from Stanwood-Camano district

BLAINE — A woman crashed a stolen school bus into a patrol car in Blaine on Friday afternoon, then tried to swim away from police, according to authorities.

Date: 05/01/2015 | Sirens

Bear on the loose

Delicious trap set in I-5 median near Stanwood

Date: 04/29/2015 | Local News

Bridge work on I-5 will require weekend closures

Summer construction season is coming, and there are some updates on one of the key projects coming to Snohomish County.Washington...

Date: 04/26/2015 | Street Smarts

Students carry dairy flag

County dairy ambassador, alternates named

Date: 04/22/2015 | Local News

Prep softball: Edmonds-Woodway 5, Stanwood 3

EDMONDS — Edmonds-Woodway scored four runs in the sixth inning and held off Stanwood in a showdown between Wesco 3A North and South teams. Starter Mariah Woolery held Stanwod scoreless until the sixth, when the Spartans’ three-run rally fell short.

Date: 04/21/2015 | High Schools

Stabbing suspect arrested after standoff in Stanwood

STANWOOD — Deputies have arrested a woman who barricaded herself in a motorhome Thursday after allegedly stabbing her boyfriend.Snohomish County sheriff's deputies were called around 4:45 a.m. to the 20000 block of Frank Waters Road. A man, 56, was stabbed...

Date: 04/16/2015 | Local News

Single dad still fighting for life after logging accident

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville-area man is fighting for his life after suffering a head wound in a logging accident last month. Thomas "Tommy" Sidick Jr., 34, remains in serious condition...

Date: 04/15/2015 | Local News

Island Transit's free bus service may end

OLYMPIA — State lawmakers might give cash-strapped Island Transit money to restart a popular bus route from Camano Island to Stanwood and downtown Everett.

Date: 04/14/2015 | Local News

Stanwood hopes to draw families with Spring Fest

STANWOOD — The first Port Susan Spring Fest is coming to town this month.On the heels of two popular February festivals, Spring Fest is a collection of games, competitions and lessons for all ages.

Date: 04/01/2015 | Local News

Stanwood City Council moves to define ‘dangerous dog’

STANWOOD — City leaders are considering new animal control regulations that would define what makes a dog dangerous or potentially dangerous.

Date: 03/31/2015 | Local News

Why one pavement fix on I-5 purrs while another roars

My colleague Bill Pedigo commutes on I-5 from Stanwood to Everett and was curious about differences in two middle lanes that were re-paved with different results.The northbound section is from the Smokey Point rest area to the Island Crossing exit. The southbound section...

Date: 03/31/2015 | Street Smarts

Stanwood food processor linked to spinach recall

STANWOOD — A national recall of frozen spinach packaged at Twin City Foods here now involves a brand sold in Washington — Wild Harvest.

Date: 03/26/2015 | Local News

Local Adopt-a-Street programs welcome volunteers

Want to volunteer to keep local streets spiffy? Awhile back, we had a story about Adopt-a-Highway volunteer opportunities. Many cities and towns have their own Adopt-a-Street programs as...

Date: 03/18/2015 | Street Smarts

Facing turbulence

Cancer doesn't ground this aviator

Date: 03/08/2015 | Local News

Stanwood businessman pleads guilty to federal tax fraud

STANWOOD — A Stanwood businessman was ordered last week to pay nearly $200,000 in payroll taxes he never collected.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News

Silvana-area residents warned of sex offender

SILVANA — Police are warning residents of a convicted sex offender who has moved to the Silvana area.

Date: 03/02/2015 | Sirens

Transportation bill yet to win over Monroe, Oak Harbor lawmakers

Any day now the state Senate will be voting on a plan to raise the gas tax and car tab fees in order to pay for billions of dollars in transportation projects.Republicans, who hold the majority in the...

Date: 02/25/2015 | Local News

Six options for Leque Island

STANWOOD — A redesign of Leque Island that could lead to the removal of levees and the tidal flooding of former farmland is moving forward.

Date: 02/22/2015 | Local News

Bird count on the rise

Sea bird populations appear to be rebounding

Date: 02/19/2015 | Local News

The hunt is on

Popular Stanwood-Camano Glass Quest begins Friday

Date: 02/12/2015 | Entertainment

In memory of Grandma

Bus shelter for granddaughters is a labor of love

Date: 02/08/2015 | Life

Things are looking up

Stanwood, Camano celebrations will brighten the winter lull

Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News

Heritage grants help preserve Snohomish County history

STANWOOD — About 12 years ago, members of the local historical society were ecstatic about drumming up $1.2 million to revive a former Oddfellows hall that had fallen severe disrepair.

Date: 02/03/2015 | Local News

Super Kid's work ethic works

Lincoln Hill’s Alex Avalos buckled down to make the Honor Roll

Date: 02/02/2015 | Local News

Powerman competition coming to Stanwood in April

STANWOOD — Powerman USA’s only West Coast competition has landed here.The race is set for April 11. It’s a duathlon, where athletes combine running and bicycling in a test of endurance.

Date: 01/28/2015 | Local News

Stanwood city leaders debate site of future library

STANWOOD — City leaders are debating whether to lift a restriction that limits any library construction in the next eight years to downtown, which is located in a floodplain.And if they take that route, they could avoid a potential $27,000 shortfall in Stanwood's...

Date: 01/22/2015 | Local News

Twin passions

Temple Grandin to speak about animal behavior, autism

Date: 01/22/2015 | Home and Garden

Back to nature

Wildlife reclaims its place at Port Susan Bay Preserve

Date: 01/04/2015 | Life

Stanwood scopes out safer places for City Hall

STANWOOD — Leaders are looking to study possible locations for a new city campus that would move City Hall and the police department out of the downtown floodplain.Officials hope to have a preliminary cost estimate, site layout and work schedule by early April. They...

Date: 01/02/2015 | Local News

Ex-Stanwood teacher who killed wife loses license

STANWOOD — A former Stanwood Middle School teacher had his professional license revoked in December, not long after he was convicted in the 2012 murder of his wife in Skagit County.William...

Date: 01/02/2015 | Local News

Prep girls basketball: Inglemoor 56, Stanwood 31

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Despite being without one of its best players — 6-foot-5 senior post Deja Strother, who’s bound for the University of Washington women’s team next season — Inglemoor showed why it’s one of the state’s top Class 4A girls basketball teams, besting Stanwood 56-31 Friday at the...

Date: 12/26/2014 | High Schools

They call me ‘Mister Christmas’

STANWOOD — He grew up experiencing a unique sort of playground taunt.

Date: 12/25/2014 | Local News

Classical and jazz music mesh in Stanwood

STANWOOD — What happens when jazz and classical musicians meet?Find out when the Stanwood Area Historical Society and Concerts at the Floyd present "Yuletide Baroque: Jazzin' with the Classics" at 2 p.m. Dec. 28 at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130...

Date: 12/25/2014 | Entertainment

YMCA at last purchases land for center in Stanwood

STANWOOD — The YMCA has purchased a site for its sixth center in Snohomish County, cementing the future of a Stanwood-Camano facility that has been in the works for four years.The property is a former fitness club in Stanwood Village near

Date: 12/24/2014 | Local News

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