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Arlington: Give to food banks while shopping

The Arlington and Oso food banks are to benefit from a fundraiser at Arlington Food Pavilion on Highway 530.

Customers can add a tax- deductible donation to their grocery bill.

The fundraiser begins today and runs through Jan. 2, when the money collected will be turned over to the food banks.

Everett: Councilman honored for training

Everett City Councilman Mark Olson received special recognition for his leadership from the National League of Cities.

The group awarded him its “diamond level” at a conference in Texas for completing a series of courses on municipal leadership and for serving as a mentor for other elected officials.

Olson was one of 51 officials nationwide to receive the recognition.

Everett: Get crafty this holiday

The eco-minded group Green Everett is hosting craft-making time every Sunday at 3 p.m. until Dec. 20 at Zippy’s Java Lounge, 1804 Hewitt Ave.

Anyone can come and make homemade gifts for the holidays.

More info: 425-258-4940.

Lynnwood: Homicide victims remembered

A candlelight vigil to remember homicide victims is planned at 3 p.m. Dec. 6 at Cedar Valley Grange, 20526 52nd Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims invites survivors to gather and pay tribute to their loved ones.

Everyone is welcome to bring stories, poems and pictures to share.

Survivors who would like their loved one’s photograph to be included in a slide show should call the nonprofit agency at 425-252-6081.

Participants are asked to bring their favorite dish to share.

Mill Creek: Names sought for memorial

The city is accepting veterans’ names for engraving on the city’s new Veterans Memorial until March 31.

A dedication ceremony for the memorial is scheduled for Memorial Day, 2010.

The cost of engraving will be between $75 and $100 per veteran.

More info: 425-745-1891,

Stanwood: Highway 532 traffic delays likely

Today through Wednesday morning, drivers on Highway 532 between Camano Island and I-5 should anticipate minor delays while highway construction crews alternate traffic through construction zones.

Most delays on the highway are scheduled to happen during the night, 8:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., at locations that include Hanstad and Smith roads, the Gen. Mark Clark Bridge and near 64th Ave. NW.

More info: www.wsdot.wa. gov/Northwest/Snohomish/Construction

Sultan: Garbage pick-up dates change

Some residents will have to put their trash cans out on different days because of Thanksgiving.

Customers who have Thursday service should put their garbage out for Tuesday’s pick-up, and those with Friday service should put their garbage out for Wednesday’s pick-up.

City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, but residents can call before then with questions.

More info: 360-793-2231,

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