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Granite Falls: Horse camp holds essay contest

Horse Country Farm’s annual horse essay contest is back.

First- through ninth-grade students can submit essays by March 22 explaining “I love horses because,” “I want to come to horse camp because,” or “I want to be a camp counselor because.” Horse Country Farm is located at 8507 Highway 92.

More info: www.camp horsecountry.com, 360-691-7509 or 425-335-4773

Lake Stevens: Scholarship offered

The Alpha Alpha Chapter of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Organization for Women Educators, is offering a scholarship for high school students.

The $1,000 scholarship is offered annually by Alpha Alpha members and is for students from the Lake Stevens and Snohomish school districts. Students with junior or senior status by this fall and who are involved with programs that prepare them for a career as a teacher at an accredited college in the state may apply.

Applications are due April 1.

More info: 360-568-2725 or 360-568-6545

Mukilteo: Weigh in on downtown

The Mukilteo City Council plans a public hearing at 7 p.m. March 19 in the City Hall Council Chambers, 11930 Cyrus Way.

At the hearing, the public may comment on proposed changes to a Downtown Business District plan that include design and density changes.

For additional information, contact Glen Pickus, senior planner, at 425-263-8042. Those interested in commenting may provide oral or written comments at the hearing. Written comments will be accepted at City Hall, located at 11930 Cyrus Way, until 4:30 p.m. the day of the hearing.

Snohomish: City launches blog

As a way to interact more with residents and potential visitors, the city started a new blog called “Experience Snohomish” earlier this month.

The blog, at experience snohomish.wordpress.com, aims to spread local news, events and information faster and more efficiently. It can also be used to provide updates in cases of emergency such as floods.

The blog is another social media tool the city is using besides the its website, Facebook page and a weekly electronic newsletter.

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