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Everett: Community Transit to discuss six-year plan

The Community Transit Board of Directors is scheduled to decide on the agency’s six-year transit development plan at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Community Transit Board Room, 7100 Hardeson Road, Everett (accessible by Everett Transit Route 8).

The plan outlines Community Transit’s projected financial and service goals over the next six years. It projects no substantial new service increases due to financial constraints, but if new funding is secured, the plan provides guidance on how service can grow. The draft plan can be found online at www.communitytransit.org/futureplans.

A public comment period and community meetings will be held to discuss the plan with the community.

Community Transit provides transportation options for Snohomish County residents, including bus and paratransit service, vanpool and ridesharing options. Call Community Transit at (425) 353-7433 or (800) 562-1375 for bus information, or (888) 814-1300 for carpool or vanpool information, or go to www.communitytransit.org.

Clearview: Firefighters climb for charity

Two firefighters from Snohomish County Fire District 7, based in Clearview, plan to participate in the annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb on Sunday at the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle. The event raises money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Participating from Clearview are Bill Ekse and Jeremy Karapostoles. To donate or see if your local department is participating, go to www.firefighterstairclimb.org and use the search box.

Marysville: Class on woodcarving offered

Marysville Parks and Recreation is offering a woodcarving basics class for adults. Instructor Wade Faries plans to teach a solid foundation of knife safety, wood basics, grains, use of patterns and carving techniques from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 at the Jennings Park Barn, 6915 Armar Road. Cost is $25 plus a $15 materials fee. The class is for people 18 and older. For registration details call (360) 363-8400 or register online at marysvillewa.gov

Monroe: Register for passport

The city is hosting a special passport event from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to provide passport information to U.S. citizens and to accept new passport applications. Information on the cost and how to apply for a U.S. passport is available at travel.state.gov. U.S. citizens may also obtain passport information by phone, in English and Spanish, by calling the National Passport Information Center toll-free at 1-877-487-2778.

Bring a check or money order made out to the U.S. Department of State, another form of payment made to the city of Monroe, a certified birth certificate copy, expired passport book, both parents for minors under age 16, a driver license and current photos. The city offers photo services for $15. The city does not accept renewal passport applications. For more information visit the city’s website at www.monroewa.gov.

Mukilteo: District limits admissions

For a ninth year, overcrowded buildings mean 12 Mukilteo schools will limit new admissions next school year to only those students who live within the school district’s boundaries.

The schools include all three of the school district’s high schools (Kamiak, Mariner and ACES) and nine of its 11 elementary schools: Challenger, Columbia, Discovery, Endeavour, Fairmount, Horizon, Mukilteo, Olivia Park and Picnic Point.

There also is a delay in full-day kindergarten registration while the district sees which buildings will have space for the program.

The restrictions don’t affect out-of-district students already enrolled in a Mukilteo school, unless they are moving up to high school.

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