Brown Bear Car Wash celebrated its 59th anniversary on Aug. 25 with 29,673 free washes at 22 tunnel wash locations across the Puget Sound area. The total surpasses the previous one-day record of 26,437 set in 2015. Over the past 10 years the family-owned, Seattle-based company has provided nearly 280,000 free washes to various causes and at celebrations.
Village Community Services to host Arlington chamber event
Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce’s next Business After Hours networking event is 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15 at Village Community Services, 3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 104, Arlington. Businesses that bring a prize or appetizer get up to 60 seconds at the podium. RSVP or pledge a prize/raffle item to Michelle at 360-653-7752 ext. 14 or mdietz@VillageCommunitySvcs.org.
Permission needed for teens who work during school year
The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries reminds employers that the start of school signals changes to work hours and requirements for teens. Employers have a Sept. 30 deadline to renew and have on file permission from parents and schools for teens to work during the school year. For information, contact the L&I Teen Safety Program at teensafety@Lni.wa.gov or call 1-800-219-7321.
Snohomish County PUD to assess, replaces poles
Snohomish County PUD has moved ahead on a series of electrical system improvements and preventative maintenance projects to help ensure reliability and meets the needs of a growing customer base. This includes assessment of more than 25,000 poles and replacement of 30 to 40 miles of aging underground cable. Several distribution lines also will be upgraded to Lake Goodwin, Monroe and Snohomish.