Around the County


Former Unocal Pier scheduled for removal

Removal of the former Unocal Pier at Marina Beach Park is scheduled to begin Nov. 24.

The work will restrict some access to the park, and its popular off-leash dog area, until May 2009.

The former fueling pier was abandoned in 1991. It is now rotting and in disrepair.

The pier’s creosote-treated timber could leach contaminants into the water, said Joy Goldenberg, a spokeswoman with Washington State Ferries. The agency is funding the $2 million removal as part of future improvements to Edmonds’ ferry terminal. Plans call for the terminal to eventually be rebuilt near the park.

Most of the park should remain open during the work, but parts of the park will be closed for the entire project, officials said. The park also could occasionally be closed entirely.

Arts Commission seeks volunteer for board

The Edmonds Arts Commission is seeking applicants for one four-year position, starting January 2009.

Anyone with a professional involvement in the visual, performing or literary arts may apply.

The volunteer Arts Commission serves as an advisory board to the City Council on matters related to the arts and culture. An average time commitment of eight to 12 hours per month is standard for most commissioners.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 12.

More info: 425-771-0228 or e-mail Frances Chapin at

Sister City Commission needs volunteers

The Sister City Commission needs volunteers to fill a dozen unpaid three-year terms. The commission help plan activities with visitors from Edmonds sister city in Hekinan, Japan, throughout the year. Request an application by mail: Edmonds Sister City Commission, 121 Fifth Ave. N., Edmonds. The deadline for turning in application is Jan. 8.

More info: 425-771-0247.

Lake Stevens

City Council could approve large plat

The Lake Stevens City Council is scheduled to consider approval of the Greenwood Village plat at a special meeting tonight.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Lake Stevens School District Educational Services Center, 12309 22nd St. NE.

Greenwood Village is a 182-lot preliminary plat on 50 acres at Fourth Street NE and 131st Avenue NE.

The council also is scheduled to discuss sidewalks in the city at a workshop to follow.

More info: 425-334-1012.

Lions Club schedules benefit crab feed

Lake Stevens Lions Club is planning its annual Crab Feed for Nov. 22.

The event is scheduled for 3 to 7 p.m. at North Lake Middle School, 2202 123rd Ave NE.

The price is $20 per person for all you can eat, with proceeds going to Lions Club community projects, including for the sight- and hearing-impaired.

More info: Frank at 425-231-5117.

Civil Service panel to hold a special meeting

The Lake Stevens Civil Service Commission has set a special meeting for December.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Lake Stevens City Hall annex, 1812 Main St.

The board plans to consider approval of updates to its rules and regulations.

The Civil Service Commission adopts rules and regulations for hiring police officers and hears appeals regarding disciplinary actions.

More info: 425-334-1012.


Learn the signs of multiple sclerosis

Washington State has one of the highest rates of multiple sclerosis in the U.S. Learn about the signs, symptoms and treatments at a talk with Sue Dahlin, a volunteer from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, at the Monroe/Sky Valley Family YMCA. The talk is free and open to the public.

More info: 360-805-1879.

Sky Valley Food Bank needs cash donations

The Sky Valley Food Bank is collecting cash to pay for bulk purchases for Thanksgiving items such as turkeys and food items for people with special dietary needs. Mail donations to P.O. Box 724, Monroe, WA 98272.

More info: 360-794-7959.

Mountlake Terrace

Recreation Pavilion to hold anniversary party

The city is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its Recreation Pavilion this month, with an all-day party planned for Nov. 26.

The event is scheduled for 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW.

A 1968 nostalgia theme is planned, with a dance show, psychedelic costume contest, art show and “name that tune” contest. Those using the pavilion will be able to pay 1968 prices, including a 40-cent special swim from 5 to 6:15 p.m. and free Indoor Playground visits all day.

A pictorial history of the Recreation Pavilion is on display in the lobby.

More info: 425-776-9173 or


Warm clothes needed for families in need

Donate clean, gently used coats, hats, gloves, blankets and stuffed animals for families in need. The items will be given away at the Sultan Harvest and Volunteers of America Sky Valley Community Resource Center. Drop off items at Sky Valley Real Estate, 413 Main St. and the resource center, 701 First St.

More info: 425-791-1722.

Talk to us

More in Local News

The town post office in Index, Washington on Wedesday, Nov. 29, 2023.  (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Index, smallest town in Snohomish County, is No. 1 in voter turnout

Index has beaten the Snohomish County ballot return rate in each of the last 10 years. Snohomish County leaders have a few theories as to why.

Founder and Executive Director Pa Ousman Joof, alongside Lynnwood Mayor Christine Frizzell, right, prepares to cut the ribbon during the grand opening of the Washington West African Center on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, in Lynnwood, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Born out of struggle, West African Center flourishes in Lynnwood

African music filled the room Saturday at 19203 36th Ave. West, for the grand opening of the nonprofit’s new state headquarters.

An STI clinic opened Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Free STI clinic opens in Everett after 14-year hiatus — and as rates spike

The county-run facility will provide treatment and resources for prevention of sexually transmitted infections.

Graffiti covers the eastern side of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County Cascade Unit on Friday, Dec. 1, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Again, Boys and Girls Club tagged with suspected gang signs in Everett

Residents on Cascade Drive say their neighborhood has been the scene of excessive graffiti and sometimes gunfire in the past year.

A suspected gas explosion on Wednesday destroyed a house in the 19700 block of 25TH DR SE in Bothell, Washington. (Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue)
After a newly bought Bothell house exploded, experts urge caution

The owners had closed on their purchase of the house just two days earlier. No one was hurt in the explosion.

A sign in front of the AquaSox front office references the upcoming Everett City Council vote on a sum of $1.1 million to give to outside contractors to help upgrade a new stadium on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2023 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Everett AquaSox stadium upgrade gets $1.1M green light from city

City officials want to keep the team in Everett. But will they play in a new stadium downtown in 2027? Or an updated Funko Field?

Joseph David Emerson, left, 44, was arraigned in Multnomah County Circuit Court on Tues., Oct. 24, 2023, in Portland, Ore. Emerson, a pilot, is accused of attempting to disable the engines of a plane on which he was riding while off-duty last Sunday. Emerson pleaded not guilty Tuesday. (Dave Killen/The Oregonian via AP, Pool)
Pilot indicted over Everett in-flight sabotage incident, but not for attempted murder

Joseph David Emerson on Tuesday was indicted on a charge of endangering an aircraft and 83 counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Brenda Stonecipher, left, and Mary Fosse
Everett council president pitches ban on serving in 2 elected offices

Departing City Council member Brenda Stonecipher’s ordinance would only apply to one current member, Mary Fosse, who feels “targeted.”

Gov. Jay Inslee chats with attendees during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Evergreen Manor Family Services Center on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Gov. Inslee to seek $50M more toward opioid education, treatment

Inslee announced the plan Monday before meeting with treatment providers, advocates and others in Everett.

Logo for news use, for stories regarding Washington state government — Olympia, the Legislature and state agencies. No caption necessary. 20220331
Washington lawmakers begin to drop bills ahead of upcoming session

Legislation so far covers areas like insulin pricing, unemployment benefits for striking workers, and impounding vehicles for people who drive without insurance.

Herald photographers Olivia Vanni and Ryan Berry traveled around Snohmoish County amid near-record flooding Tuesday to capture the scene.
GALLERY: Record flooding in Snohomish County

Herald photographers captured the scene Tuesday across Arlington, Sultan and Monroe.

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. (Olivia Vanni/The Herald)
Providence Swedish tightens COVID, mask policy

Citing a rise in respiratory illness, local hospitals and clinics will require masks for care.

Support local journalism

If you value local news, make a gift now to support the trusted journalism you get in The Daily Herald. Donations processed in this system are not tax deductible.