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Spokane honor guard ranks dwindling, despite demands

SPOKANE — On a sunny Friday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, the wind tugged at the huge flag and whistled around the shelter where a family was soon to gather for a last goodbye.

Date: 05/30/2016 | Northwest

National Trails Day

For hikers, it's a labor of love

Date: 05/29/2016 | Explore NW

Faith Calendar

EventsFilm series: First Presbyterian Church's Reel World Cinema film series now focuses on current campaign issues. The next film showing is June 3 with "Lone Star," on the topic of immigration and cultural...

Date: 05/28/2016 | Local News


Celebrate: Darrington Day is SaturdayDarrington celebrates local arts, heritage and the beautiful outdoors with a day-long festival Saturday.Find the Upriver Art Show at the Mansford Grange, live music at the park and town trivia on Darrington Street...

Date: 05/27/2016 | Local News


Marysville troop fetes five Eagle ScoutsBoy Scout Troop 80 and its Marysville Kiwanis sponsor held a group Court of Honor on April 30 at the Marysville Free Methodist Church to celebrate the attainment of five Eagle Scouts at one time. Honored were Micah...

Date: 05/27/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for May 27 to June 4, 2016

EventsDarrington Day: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. May 28 in Darrington (look for signs when you enter town). Smokey the Bear, music in the park, children's activities, pulled pork, an author event at Mountain Loop Books and Coffee, a Model A...

Date: 05/27/2016 | Local News

A chance for every student

Assistance League ensures kids can celebrate senior year

Date: 05/27/2016 | Local News

The power of literacy

Volunteers sought for EvCC tutor program

Date: 05/25/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

A helper with a goal

Ashley Gillis wants to study, find a cure for Alzheimer's

Date: 05/23/2016 | Local News


Immerse: Japanese art, culture and moreLearn about Japanese art, culture and history at the free Japanese Anime and Manga Arts Festival, Friday and Saturday at Everett Community College, 2000 Tower St.The festival runs noon to 8:30 p.m. today and 10...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for May 20-28, 2016

EventsMusical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. May 20 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and...

Date: 05/20/2016 | Local News

A flood of volunteers

Downpour doesn’t thwart outpouring of support for Day of Hope

Date: 05/20/2016 | Local News

Faith Calendar

EventsAnniversary: First Presbyterian Church of Snohomish celebrates 140 years with a "Renewal Weekend" of events. A "Rhythms of Grace" study is 9:30 a.m.-noon May 14, followed by a "Hoedown at the...

Date: 05/14/2016 | Local News


Plant: Help fill downtown with colorSpring is in full bloom, and people are invited to help fill downtown Everett planters with bright flowers for a Viva Color volunteer event Friday. All ages are welcome to help Everett Parks and Recreation employees plant...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for May 13-21, 2016

EventsPancakes, Edmonds: The Edmonds Sons of Norway Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale is set from 7:30 a.m. to noon May 14 at the Edmonds Masonic Center, 515 Dayton St. Norwegian pancakes with strawberries and syrup, ham and beverage for $8, $5 ages...

Date: 05/13/2016 | Local News

'Anyone can make a difference'

Nana's Foundation offers clothing and more to those in need

Date: 05/13/2016 | Local News

Volunteers to spruce up Smokey Point area Saturday

SMOKEY POINT — Volunteers are getting ready to clean up three spots around Smokey Point in hopes that a cleaner business area may draw shoppers and deter panhandlers and shoplifters.

Date: 05/12/2016 | Local News

Get the word out on safety net

The 18-year-old Cascade High School student, who allegedly abandoned her newborn child in an apartment complex trash bin in late March, later told police that she panicked after giving birth to the child in the...

Date: 05/12/2016 | Editorials

Stanwood teacher, students Make A Difference, win $10K for nonprofit

STANWOOD — A school project that turned teens' attention from their classroom routines to their community's needs won a teacher and her English students $10,000 to help a local nonprofit.Val Schroeder's three English classes at Stanwood High School participated in...

Date: 05/11/2016 | Local News

Helping Syrian refugees

Globetrotting Marysville nurse helps people in need

Date: 05/03/2016 | The Chat

Making a difference

Comcast employees spruce up Marysville Boys & Girls Club

Date: 05/02/2016 | Local News

Faith Calendar

EventsSpring Fling: A Spring Fling gift and vendor fair is set for 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 30 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 9613 20th St. SE, Lake Stevens. More info: 425-334-6817.Social Justice...

Date: 04/30/2016 | Local News


Get fit: Free activities for Healthy KidsThe YMCA Healthy Kids Day is 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at local family branches with free games, cooking and safety demonstrations, crafts and tips for being active. Activities focus on healthy eating, reading,...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Arlington kids plant trees for Arbor DayAbout 120 fourth-graders from Pioneer Elementary School helped celebrate Arbor Day by planting native trees and shrubs April 18 and 19 at the Country Charm Park and Conservation Area in Arlington. The kids...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for April 29 to May 7, 2016

EventsTween STEAM: Students in grades 4-8 (ages 9-13) are invited to learn more about electricity and magnetism with a hands-on learning event, 3-4:30 p.m. April 29 at the Sultan Boys and Girls Club, 705 First St. Hosted by the...

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News

Compassion, competition

Snohomish students face off to raise money to fight hunger

Date: 04/29/2016 | Local News


Head out: Time for spring fair in MonroeCelebrate Spring with a weekend at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, Friday to Sunday.Enjoy carnival rides and games, ride in the Evergreen Speedway's race car simulator, watch youngsters catch a fish or visit the...

Date: 04/22/2016 | Local News

Hugs for Ghana

Mukilteo students form nonprofit to benefit kids in Africa

Date: 04/15/2016 | Local News

Stanwood memorial to honor local veterans

STANWOOD — Volunteers plan to fill an open yard in downtown Stanwood with a brick and granite memorial honoring local veterans who died while serving in a foreign war.

Date: 04/12/2016 | Local News

The empowering kind

Lake Stevens teen openly shares struggles with other kids

Date: 04/11/2016 | Local News

United Way’s new website helps volunteers ‘get connected’

You have some time on your hands. Do you log in to Facebook to see what’s up? Do you “pin” pictures of cupcakes on Pinterest? United Way of Snohomish County will launch a website Monday to make it easier to use your time helping others.

Date: 04/10/2016 | Julie Muhlstein

Faith Calendar

EventsBenefit auction: Among the Reeds, a Christian nonprofit that does work in Haiti, holds a "Karnaval" dinner and auction, 5:30-9 p.m. April 9 at New Life Church, 6830 Highland Drive, Everett. Tickets are $25 and...

Date: 04/09/2016 | Local News

A restoration of faith

Mount Zion Lutheran Church rededicated after recovery from fire

Date: 04/09/2016 | Local News


Painting honors firefighting legacyLake Stevens Fire received a special painting from Grace Marshall Hamby at a March commissioner meeting. Marshall Hamby thanked Lake Stevens Fire and Firefighter Local 3235 for their dedicated support...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Local News


Soar: Superhero dance for moms, sonsFathers and daughters have had their special dances. Now, mothers and their sons are invited to dress up, meet a super hero and show off their super dance moves with a special night, 7:30-9 p.m. April 16 at Cedarcrest Middle...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for April 8-16, 2016

EventsCraft show: Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation holds its annual Spring Craft and Garden Show, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 9 at the Totem Middle School gym, 1605 Seventh St. Handmade and commercial gifts for the Mother's Day,...

Date: 04/08/2016 | Local News

His Saturdays are booked

Terrace student among those to be honored for library work

Date: 04/08/2016 | Local News

Faith Calendar

EventsConcert: The Beau-Metro String Quartet performs 7:30 p.m. April 2 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th St. SW. Admission is $15, $10 for teens, free for ages 12 and younger. More info:

Date: 04/02/2016 | Local News

Learn how to take action when you see child abuse

Haven't we all had one of those days when we think to ourselves, "I want someone else's life," even just for the day.Imagine living the life of the latest pop star, sports figure or political leader. Maybe you're walking a different path and thinking you'd like...

Date: 04/02/2016 | Commentary

Army of volunteers helps restore historic Civil War cemetery

CHALMETTE, La. — College students on spring break joined hundreds of other volunteers at a cemetery dating to the Civil War, realigning hundreds of tilted headstones and scrubbing grime from thousands more. Some mark the graves of Union soldiers, others are from later eras.

Date: 04/01/2016 | Nation & World

Justice for all

Lawyers donate services to low-income people

Date: 04/01/2016 | Local News

Pushing the alarm button

Red Cross focuses on smoke alarms for mobile homes

Date: 03/25/2016 | Local News

Ecosystem energizers

Young volunteers enhance salmon habitat near Lake Stevens

Date: 03/21/2016 | Local News

Helping Oso recover

WSU students volunteer in communities affected by slide

Date: 03/18/2016 | Local News


Knotty and nice, their needles are flyingThe Everett Elks' Knotty Knitters meet monthly to knit and crochet hats, scarves and mittens for Christmas House, which will distribute the handmade items to children during the winter...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Local News


Feire: Nordic heritage in BothellNordic Heritage Day is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 12 at the Bothell Sons of Norway, 23905 Bothell-Everett Highway.The event will include a bunad parade of Norwegian dress at 11 a.m. and a presentation about...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for March 11-19, 2016

EventsTeen art: Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to make string art, 1-3 p.m. March 11 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd. Supplies and snacks provided. More info: 425-493-8202 ext. 3231.Quilt...

Date: 03/11/2016 | Local News

Serving those who served

Carl Frisk has volunteered on behalf of veterans for years

Date: 03/11/2016 | Local News

Busy as bees

Snohomish kids are fighting the insect's decline

Date: 02/26/2016 | Local News

It's for the animals

Arlington wildlife center remodels between ‘baby seasons’

Date: 02/23/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for Feb. 19-27, 2016

EventsMusical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News


Lots of heart at special Elks promLocal high school special education students gathered Feb. 13 at the Everett Elks Lodge for a Valentine's Prom. Live music was provided by the inclusive Voices of the Village performance ensemble.

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News


Sew: Make a blanket for kids in traumaThe local Project Linus National Make-a-Blanket Day is set for noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 at Zion Lutheran Parish Hall, 330 Union Ave., Snohomish. Help make quilts and blankets to donate to Snohomish County kids who have...

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News

Patience and persistence

Volunteers serve as mentors for addicted teens

Date: 02/19/2016 | Local News

Open house ... for birds

Bird boxes, gourds re-installed at Port Susan preserve

Date: 02/18/2016 | Local News

Military flyers invited to Camano to swap stories over lunch

CAMANO ISLAND — Bob Blank is rallying veterans who have taken to the skies for their country.

Date: 02/14/2016 | Local News

Faith Calendar

EventsFilm series: First Presbyterian Church's 30th Reel World Cinema film series focused on famous artists continues Feb. 19 with the 2008 film "Seraphina," with Belgian actress Yolanda Moreau as Seraphine Louis.

Date: 02/13/2016 | Local News


New mural unveiled at Camano parkA new 200-square-foot mural at Terry's Corner was unveiled Feb. 1 at Camano Gateway Park. There were musical performances and speeches. Nearly 300 people...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for Feb. 12-20, 2016

EventsOpera preview: Get a preview of Seattle Opera's "Mary Stuart" at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Everett Public Library auditorium, 2702 Hoyt Ave. Free. Gaetano Donizetti's opera focuses on two icons of English royalty,...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Local News


Save: Learn CPR for Heart MonthIt's American Heart Month, and Snohomish County Fire District 1 encourages folks to sign up for CPR training opportunities.CPR certification: Learn CPR, first aid and AED at a certification class, 9...

Date: 02/12/2016 | Local News

For your information

Students working to update signs at Edmonds Pier

Date: 02/12/2016 | Local News

Community Calendar

Women's groups & causesAAUW Everett: The American Association of University Women Everett branch meets 10:30 a.m. second Saturdays (September to May) at the Everett Public Library Evergreen Branch, 9512 Evergreen Way. Feb. 13...

Date: 02/08/2016 | Local News

Faith Calendar

EventsSoup luncheon: A soup luncheon and bake sale will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Feb. 6 at Arlington United Church, 338 N. McLeod Ave. There also will be free Eagle Festival activities at the church site that day. The cost of...

Date: 02/06/2016 | Local News

One-of-kind TECH guy

Scholarship coordinator for Sno-Isle center honored by Elks

Date: 02/05/2016 | Local News

Faith Calendar

EventsCompassion Experience: Compassion International's "The Compassion Experience" continues through Feb. 2 in the parking lot at Snohomish Community Church, 13622 Dubuque Road. The 1,700-square-foot exhibit space...

Date: 01/30/2016 | Local News


Firefighters make a warm delivery to studentsFirefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 1 on Jan. 19 showed up in a fire truck and ambulance at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School to donate 66 coats to local kindergartners as part of the...

Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for Jan. 29-Feb. 6, 2016

EventsGroundFrog Day: GroundFrog Day runs 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Avenue A Gazebo, 21 Avenue A in downtown Snohomish, highlighted by Snohomish Slew predicting whether we'll get an early spring or not. New this year is a frog...

Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News


Color: Social outlet for coloring enthusiastsMake friends who love to color at a Coloring and Conversation meet-up, 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Evergreen Branch Library, 9512 Evergreen Way, Everett. Just show up if you want to participate. The library...

Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News

More than just a census

Annual tally of homeless is also a way to offer services

Date: 01/29/2016 | Local News

Everett food and clothing exchange helps when money’s tight

EVERETT — Roxana Boroujerdi helped Deb Ham select a pair of pants for herself and some new blue shirts for her 11-year-old daughter.“You know where we are if they don’t fit,” Boroujerdi said. “No refunds, just exchanges.”

Date: 01/23/2016 | Local News

Donate fly-fishing gear to help disabled vets

Fellow fly fishermen, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, PHWFF, as many of you know, helps disabled veterans through teaching them fly tying, fly-fishing skills and taking them on the water. Our chapter in Spokane is very active and is helping hundreds of men and women to heal some of...

Date: 01/23/2016 | Commentary

Community Extra: Calendar for Jan. 22-30, 2016

EventsWay of Whales: Orca Network's annual Ways of Whales Workshop will be held 9:30 a.m.-4:20 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Coupeville Middle School Performing Arts Center, 501 S Main St., Coupeville, Whidbey Island. Presentations,...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News


Coaches vs Cancer brings in $1,200The gym at Arlington High School on Jan. 8 was "pinked out" during the boys basketball game against Marysville Pilchuck for an annual "Coaches vs Cancer" event.Cascade...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News


Pony up: Dads, learn to do daughter's hair"Daddy, will you braid my hair?"Gulp.Learn how at a "Daddy Does Hair" class, to be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Rotary Ranch in Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Road,...

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News

Making babies

Woman’s hand-sewn dolls provide comfort to children in distress

Date: 01/22/2016 | Local News

Out in the community

MLK Day of Service an opportunity for teens to help

Date: 01/19/2016 | Local News

Volunteers needed for survey of homeless in Snohomish County

EVERETT — Local nonprofits are sending out a call for volunteers to help with the annual Point in Time homeless count, amid heightened awareness about the issue.

Date: 01/17/2016 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for Jan. 8-16, 2016

EventsPancakes, Edmonds: The Edmonds Senior Center's monthly pancake breakfast has been moved for January to 8:30-9:30 a.m. Jan. 8 (typically every first Friday). The senior center is at 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry...

Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News


Listen: MLK event features DysonEdmonds Community College hosts a free Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 at the Black Box Theatre on campus, 20310 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. The keynote speaker will be Michael Eric Dyson, an American Book Award...

Date: 01/08/2016 | Local News

Fewer volunteering their time to church, neighbors

The state of the union in regard to volunteering, which typically rises during the holidays, is not strong. In September 2004, nearly 29 percent of adults volunteered, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In September 2014, just over 25 percent did so. Most of us chase our own...

Date: 01/03/2016 | Commentary

Edmonds woman named nurse of the year by March of Dimes

Robin Hollenhorst,Nurse at Providence 

Date: 12/22/2015 | The Chat

DECA dedication

Cascade High students connect with seniors in south Everett

Date: 12/18/2015 | Local News


Stockings show vets they're not forgottenHeartbeat Serving Wounded Warriors, a Snohomish nonprofit led by Janice Buckley, gathered volunteers Dec. 5 for its annual Christmas Stocking program. Everett Project Linus...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News


Create: Kids can take part in craft clubThe Latino Art Club meets every Saturday morning through the school year in Lynnwood and is open to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The club explores and creates a different traditional Latino art form each...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar for Dec. 11-19, 2015

EventsCupcake Wars: "Cupcake Wars: Battle of the Books" is a cupcake competition for young culinary artists (ages 9-15), who are invited to create cupcakes inspired by their favorite books while learning about...

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News

Keeping feet happy

‘Toevember’ brings in thousands of socks for the homeless

Date: 12/11/2015 | Local News

After holidays, food bank might have trouble meeting needs

EVERETT — The food bank run by Volunteers of America of Western Washington served about 1,400 people and families Thanksgiving week, but after the New Year, the situation is looking lean.The bank distributed 60-70 pounds of food,...

Date: 12/07/2015 | Local News

Holiday's up and running

Christmas House opens doors to 'shoppers'

Date: 12/04/2015 | Julie Muhlstein


Quote: Join ‘Princess Bride' chorus"Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.""Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder today.""As you wish ... "Oh, we could...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsMusical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and...

Date: 11/20/2015 | Local News

Food banks ramping up

Number of people being served is level, but money doesn’t go as far

Date: 11/16/2015 | Local News

InspireHer program shows girls many paths to success

Anna Ropka is just 12, but already has a career in mind. She’s thinking about becoming a professional photographer.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsFamily Bingo, Mill Creek: Mill Creek Parks and Recreation's Family Bingo Night is set for 6-8 p.m. Nov. 13 at Heatherwood Middle School, 1419 Trillium Blvd. SE. Cost is $2. Bring your own marker. Pizza and beverage for $2.

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News


Rotary hands over the keys to 1957 BelairEach year for the past 20 years, Everett Port Gardner Rotary has sold and raffled off tickets to win a "sweet ride" classic Chevy. This year's vehicle, a 1957 fully restored Chevy Belair, went...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News


Say cheese: Santa photos for pets, tooThe Camano Animal Shelter Association holds its annual Pictures with Santa event — for families and pets — from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 14, with a break from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., at the Skagit Farmers Country...

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News

Volunteers offer peace of mind

Citizens Academy grads check on houses, help with special events

Date: 11/13/2015 | Local News


Honor: Event for Vietnam War's 50thAmerican Legion Post 234 presents a Vietnam War 50th anniversary commemoration event, "RVN Revisited: Welcome Home Vets," 2-5 p.m. Nov. 8 at 22909 56th Ave. W, Mountlake Terrace.Join Vietnam War and era...

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsBreakfast, Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Nov. 6 (first Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.

Date: 11/06/2015 | Local News

No retirement for vet

Ray Miller helps others navigate complicated system

Date: 11/06/2015 | 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

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