Julieta Altamirano-Crosby sets up an information display about Day of the Dead at the Lynnwood Library in 2017. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Julieta Altamirano-Crosby sets up an information display about Day of the Dead at the Lynnwood Library in 2017. (Dan Bates / The Herald)

Arlington Fire employees bestowed with city service awards

Twelve employees have a combined 180 years of service to Arlington.

Seattle Pacific to honor Lynnwood council member

Newly elected Lynnwood City Councilmember Juileta Altamirano-Crosby will receive an alumni award from Seattle Pacific University on Feb. 8.

Altamirano-Crosby received her master’s degree in educational leadership from the university in 2018. She works with bicultural students as they deal with educational barriers in Washington and Guerrero, Mexico.

The Alumni Medallion Award is bestowed upon alumni who have served the community and university, and who made an impact in their field.

She is scheduled to receive the award as part of the university’s homecoming and family weekend.

Zsofia Pasztor (center) receives a check from Mill Creek Garden Club President Lyndal Kennedy (left) and the club’s grants chairwoman, Kathi Zehner. (Mill Creek Garden Club)

Zsofia Pasztor (center) receives a check from Mill Creek Garden Club President Lyndal Kennedy (left) and the club’s grants chairwoman, Kathi Zehner. (Mill Creek Garden Club)

Everett ballet dancer qualified for New York competition

Sofia Hatfield, a longtime Emerald Ballet Academy dancer from Everett, recently placed third in two categories at the Seattle Youth America Grand Prix competition in early January.

“Little Swans” placed in the small ensemble category. Her character dance, “Sirtaki, Zorba Dance,” placed in the large ensemble category and qualified to advance to the New York finals in April.

Arlington Fire Department Service Awards

Twelve Arlington Fire Department personnel, with a combined 180 years of experience at the city, were recognized for their years of service Jan. 6. They are: Al Chamberlin, Chris Dickison, Scott Hillis, Phil Knepper, Greg Koontz and Jason Nyblod, 20 years; Justin Honsowetz, 15 years; Jason Brisson, Paul Hunsaker, Kirk Normand, and Brian Price, 10 years; and Ethan Pederson, 5 years.

Mill Creek Garden Club supports Farmer Frog

Money from the 2019 Mill Creek Garden Tour was given to the Farmer Frog organization to support the Mukilteo School District’s Discovery and Olivia Park elementary schools.

The grant will be used for raised vegetable and herb beds, benches, seeds, compost, fruit-tree and shrub starts, and garden tools.

Farmer Frog’s founder and executive co-director, Zsofia Pasztor, received the check from club president Lyndal Kennedy and grants chairwoman Kathi Zehner.

The garden at Discovery Elementary School is large enough to produce vegetables and fruits and is maintained by its own garden club. Harvested food is shared among the students and families who work in the garden.

Olivia Park Elementary School has the first school garden established by Farmer Frog. Over 19,000 pounds of blackberry vines were cleared during the winter of 2009-10. Since then, they have grown food in the ¾-acre garden, which is incorporated into the school curriculum and serves as an outdoor classroom.

Mill Creek Garden Club awards grants for a variety of garden projects. Its Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market is scheduled for June 27.

Edmonds Community College claims awards

The Triton staff in Edmonds Community College’s marketing and public information office won four awards.

At the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations district conference this past fall, the Edmonds Community College employees took home bronze Medallion Awards for outstanding achievement in design and communication.

The Triton Quarterly — about program and student highlights, campus events, enrollment and tuition information — received the award in the brochure category.

Edmonds Community College’s webpage, “Sailing Through Summer,” promoting summer courses for university students who are home, was recognized in the microsite category.

Videos promoting the Acing College program, which helps high school students register for college classes by the time they graduate, earned an award in the video shorts category.

The college’s welcome packet, with tips on paying for college for students enrolled for the upcoming quarter, claimed an award in the wild card category.

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