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Everett: Get a picture with Santa Paws

Get a framed photo of your pet with Santa as part of a fundraiser for the Everett Animal Shelter.

A photographer will be available Dec. 5 and 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the shelter, 333 Smith Island Road. The cost is $20 for a framed color photo and a disk with a half-dozen other shots. All manner of pets, including small mammals other than cats and dogs, are welcome.

More info: Hilary Ann Hager at 425-257-6011.

Lynnwood: Permit center open house set

Lynnwood’s newly relocated one-stop permit center and its community development, economic development and fire prevention offices at 4114 198th St. SW, Suite 7, will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 2. Established in 2007, the permit center is a single point of public contact for land-use, public works, fire and building-related permitting.

More info: 425-670-5400.

Monroe: City’s old newspapers are saved

The Monroe Historical Society will use a $1,000 grant to preserve copies of the Monroe Monitor that date back to 1899.

Money from the Snohomish County Community Heritage Fund will pay for the project, as the society protects and archives more than century’s worth of the weekly newspaper.

The society also received two other grants. A tourism grant from the City of Monroe will help it develop museum exhibits. A Tulalip Charitable Fund grant will go toward preconstruction costs to renovate Old City Hall. The society still needs another $75,000 for that project.

More info: 360-217-7223 or

Mukilteo: Japanese Gulch fundraiser

More than 200 people attended the Japanese Gulch Group’s second fundraising auction Nov. 21 at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo.

The auction raised $38,000 toward the group’s goal of saving 120 acres in Japanese Gulch for a possible future park.

The event featured live music by members of the Kamiak High School Jazz Band and the live auction portion was led by auctioneer Kip Toner. Attendees at the auction included Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine, members of the Mukilteo City Council and state representatives Mary Helen Roberts and Marko Liias.

Sultan: Fill vacancy on planning board

A resident can get a taste of city government by completing a partial term on the planning board. The new board member will complete Keith Arndt’s term, which ends on July 1. Arndt resigned from the seat before his two-year term ended.

Residents can download an application from and must submit it by 4 p.m. Dec. 1, to the Sultan City Clerk’s Office, P.O. Box 1199, Sultan, WA 98294.

The planning board offers advice on issues such as land-use and subdivision regulations. The board generally meets on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

More info: 360-793-2231 or

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