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EventsOcean talk: "Ocean Acidification: A Global Challenge in Washington State" will be presented by Jan Newton of the Washington Ocean Acidification Center, during the Pilchuck Audubon Society meeting, 7-8:30 p.m.

Date: 10/09/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsBreakfast, Edmonds: 8:30-9:30 a.m. Oct. 2 (and every Friday) at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Pancakes, strawberry compote, eggs, ham, biscuits and sausage gravy, beverages. Cost is $5.

Date: 10/02/2015 | Local News

Whole town invited to birthday

Crooner Jerry McClain, a fixture of Snohomish, will celebrate 81st

Date: 10/01/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsK-9 event: Watch police dogs in action and help support the Lynnwood Police K-9 Unit at the Leader of the Pack Day, 1-3 p.m. Sept. 26 at Veterans Park, Veteran Way and 44th Avenue W in Lynnwood. Custom stuffed toys for sale,...

Date: 09/25/2015 | Local News

Sharing insights

Visually impaired and their supporters meet monthly in Everett

Date: 09/22/2015 | Local News

Bittersweet tales of childhood reap grand rewards

By Julie MuhlsteinHerald ColumnistJudith Nakken did better than win first prize in a first-ever writing contest.

Date: 09/20/2015 | Julie Muhlstein

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsMusical jam: Enjoy an evening of old-time music with fiddle, guitar, banjo and more at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 (third Friday) at the Sisco Heights Community Club, 13527 99th Ave. NE, Arlington. Musicians welcome, or just come and...

Date: 09/18/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsBird Fest: The Puget Sound Bird Fest runs Sept. 11-13 in Edmonds and includes speakers, guided walks, land- and water-based field trips, exhibits, kids activities and more. More info:

Date: 09/11/2015 | Local News

United Way honors Everett volunteer with Roger Bouck Award

This summer’s last AquaSox home game was Sunday, but one baseball memory will linger into fall for Steve Ahern.

Date: 09/02/2015 | Local News

5-story building in Mill Creek would include affordable housing

MILL CREEK — If a proposal to build two five-story buildings here is approved, the city will have met its goal for housing development and be able to turn its attention to attracting more businesses.That's according to

Date: 08/31/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsEvergreen State Fair: The fair runs through Sept. 7 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds, 14405 179th Ave. SE, Monroe. More info: Days...

Date: 08/28/2015 | Local News

Japan considers cheaper gifts to recognize 100-year-olds

Being very old in Japan comes with perks — namely, a commemorative silver sake cup, given to each person who reaches 100.

Date: 08/22/2015 | Nation & World

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsTaste of Edmonds: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 14 and 15, and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Civic Playfield, 310 Sixth Ave. N. Food, fun, music, arts and crafts, beer garden, wine garden, kid's area and more. Admission is $4 daily,...

Date: 08/14/2015 | Local News

Steps for saving the safety net

Social Security marks its 80th birthday Friday, and it's an occasion that should be celebrated. The program that provides a safety net of benefits for American workers and their families at retirement or in the event of disability or early death, was signed into law by President...

Date: 08/11/2015 | Editorials

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsRansacked Attic Sale: The annual Northshore Senior Center rummage sale runs 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7, and 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 8, at 10201 E Riverside Drive, Bothell. Granny's Kitchen open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Bake sale, too.

Date: 08/07/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsFood bank garden party: Learn more about the new Lowell Community Food Bank model at a barbecue potluck, 6-9 p.m. July 31 at the Lowell Community Garden, 6418 Lowell-Larimer Road, Everett. Children's activities, garden tour,...

Date: 07/31/2015 | Local News

State’s oldest full-time worker on the job at EdCC

Paul Poppe’s routine isn’t unusual. Every weekday, he’s on the job at Edmonds Community College by 7:30 a.m. He spends time off watching the Mariners or doing yard work.So what’s unusual about this busy professional? Well, he was born in 1930.

Date: 07/29/2015 | Local News

Adapting to limited mobility takes creativity for outdoor enthusiasts

When I was young, I ran faster than my parents (or so I thought), walked more quickly than my grandmother, climbed trees and left my aunt on the ground, and was oblivious to anyone with a cane, walker or wheelchair.Decades of hiking, kayaking, canoeing, bicycling,...

Date: 07/26/2015 | Life

We can save Medicare by funding Alzheimer’s research better

Current quibbling over what Jeb Bush meant when he said it's time to phase out and replace Medicare — as opposed to "attacking the seniors," as one woman at a recent event bellowed out — will soon seem quaint against the realities of our future.Never...

Date: 07/26/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Protect access to health care

With Medicare and Medicaid turning 50 on July 30, it is worth asking: How have the programs changed, and how have they changed the country and Washington?The first major change? Easy: size. More than 19 million Americans enrolled in Medicare during its first open enrollment...

Date: 07/25/2015 | Commentary

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsTour de Terrace: The Seafair-sanctioned summer festival in Mountlake Terrace kicks off July 24 with a parade featuring the Seattle Police Motorcycle Drill team at 6:45 p.m. The parade is a kind of dress rehearsal for the...

Date: 07/24/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsSand-sculpting contest: Watch or compete in a sand-sculpting contest, 10 a.m. July 17 at Edmonds Marina Beach, 470 Admiral Way. Judging is at noon with Bucket Awards at 12:30 p.m. More info: 425-771-0230.

Date: 07/17/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsSuperhero Crash Course: Kids entering third to fifth grade are invited to learn what it takes to be a super crime-fighter, 630-8:30 p.m. July 10 at the Snohomish Library, 311 Maple Ave. Registration required. More info:

Date: 07/10/2015 | Local News

Hearing aids should be Medicare benefit

"The ACA is here to stay" — and so are profound health care inequities, unless corrected.Public support for the Affordable Care Act is weakest among the elderly, and not without good reason: Those 65 and older are already covered by Medicare, and many are...

Date: 07/09/2015 | Commentary

Community Extra: Calendar


Date: 07/03/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

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

Date: 06/19/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsLynndale last hurrah: Lynndale Elementary School, built in 1957, will be torn down and replaced with a new building to be completed in December 2016. The public is invited to "The Last Hurrah," 4 p.m. June 12 at...

Date: 06/12/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

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

Date: 06/05/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsAlderwood Manor history: Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith will dedicate a plaque honoring the history of Alderwood Manor at 2:30 p.m. May 29 in the plaza in front of the Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St. SW. All are...

Date: 05/29/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsBike to Work: The Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group coordinates the Edmonds Bike to Work Day. Cyclists are invited to meet 6-9 a.m. May 15 at the commute station at the Copper Pot Indian Bar and Grill's outdoor patio near the...

Date: 05/15/2015 | Local News

Strikes, spares and cheers

Everett senior center bowlers rock in the Wii game

Date: 05/12/2015 | Local News

Heading off emergencies

Paramedic roams the county, helping before it's too late

Date: 05/11/2015 | Local News

Fraudulent HVAC businesses target local seniors with scam

EVERETT — The scam has been making its way around the Pacific Northwest, including Snohomish County.People pretending to represent real heating and air conditioning businesses are bilking homeowners and pressuring them into paying for shoddy work.In some...

Date: 04/27/2015 | Local News

Community Extra: Calendar

EventsRacism film: The YWCA Stand Against Racism event features a screening of "Race: The Power of Illusion" followed by discussion about discrimination in housing, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. April 24 at Everett Music Hall,...

Date: 04/24/2015 | Local News

Nursing homes’ low staffing levels raise concerns for care

As a certified nursing assistant at an Edmonds long-term care facility where staffing levels have fallen short for as long as I can remember, I support the Quality Care Act, legislation that would require nursing homes to provide enough caregivers to take care of our most vulnerable...

Date: 04/11/2015 | Commentary

Mural to honor veterans

Everett mobile home park home to several who served

Date: 03/20/2015 | Local News

Needy seniors can get free fresh produce

With farmers market season almost here, it's time for low-income seniors to apply for a popular program that provides $40 in checks to help buy fresh produce.Demand for assistance exceeds the amount of money available for the Senior Farmer's Market Nutrition Program, which...

Date: 03/11/2015 | Local News

Survey hopes to discern issues important to seniors, disabled

I hop in my car. I drive to the supermarket. I go out for long walks.Those are things I just do, with barely a thought. They are also my answers to some questions Snohomish County hopes people, especially older adults and those with disabilities, will answer.

Date: 03/06/2015 | Local News

Survey shows anxiety among poor nearing retirement

When it comes to retirement planning, there are two kinds of people: low-income Americans, who worry about saving enough money, and everybody else.That's the message of a survey out today from Bankrate, which asked 4,200 people last month why they weren't saving more for...

Date: 02/22/2015 | Commentary

Thrift shop looks to grow

Crowded store helps support Camano community center

Date: 02/13/2015 | Local News

Republicans seeking senior discount on economic policy

We've seen senior discounts for buses. We've seen senior discounts at movie theaters. We've seen senior discounts in supermarkets.Most make some sense, helping businesses attract older customers at slow times when others are working. What makes no sense whatsoever is...

Date: 02/13/2015 | Opinion Columnists

Take a chance: volunteer

Thrift shop that funds senior services needs help

Date: 01/23/2015 | Local News

State must budget more for long-term care

The release of Gov. Jay Inslee's proposed two-year budget brought some grim news for many of our state's most-vulnerable residents lost in the budgetary shuffle.While budget components for education, transportation and the climate each warranted their own days, full of a...

Date: 01/18/2015 | Commentary

Can you afford to live longer?

The good news: You are likely underestimating how long you'll live. The bad news: You likely haven't figured that into your retirement planning.A recent

Date: 11/18/2014 | Editorials

Some fine finds at two new secondhand shops in Everett

Treasure hunters, there is bounty at two recently opened Everett shops. With antique and artsy furniture, upscale displays and other unique finds, the stores defy stereotypes sometimes associated with secondhand merchandise. Both shops also support major local nonprofits.

Date: 10/22/2014 | Local News

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