Front Porch


Arlington photography contest

The Arlington Arts Council is sponsoring a photography contest for residents of the Stillaguamish Valley or those with a council membership. This year’s theme is “Trees of the Valley.”

Photographers can enter up to three photographs on the council’s online portal. A committee will vote and award prizes: first place $100, second place $75, and third place $50, plus three honorable mentions at $25 each. The winning photos will be displayed at the annual Art in Legion Park event in September and on the council’s Facebook page. The contest runs through July 26.

More info:


Lynnwood unveils trail plaza

Lynnwood city officials and others plan to gather at 11 a.m. Monday to celebrate a new plaza along the Interurban Trail at 40th Avenue West. The space features picnic tables, a workout station and edible plants, plus a kiosk and a bicycle service station.

The ribbon-cutting will include a tree planting in honor of Arbor Day and Earth Day.

More info:

Earth week

Everett Community College is celebrating Earth Week with different events Monday through Thursday.

Plants will be available for free, to buy and to trade from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in Whitehorse Hall at 2000 Tower St. Ciscoe Morris of TV show “Gardening With Ciscoe” is set to give a presentation at noon.

More info:

Fix bikes

Volunteers are needed to fix children’s bikes at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop, 6 to 9 p.m. Thursdays through June 6, at 2531 Broadway.

Snacks are provided. Kids old enough to help are welcome with adult supervision. The work parties prepare for the shop’s annual Kids Bike Swap on June 9.

More info:

Free boat skills mini-clinics

America’s Boating Club of Snohomish County and local Sea Scouts will hold their second annual Boat Skills Festival and Clinics from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, on the guest docks north of the Port of Everett’s Box Car Park.

There will be 20-plus clinics by experienced club members, Scouts and guests on topics such as handling emergencies on board, anchoring, crabbing and cooking on board.

More info:

Star Wars party

The Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., is hosting a Star Wars party from 2 to 4 p.m. May 4, which has become known as an unofficial holiday: May the Fourth Be With You.

All are invited to this free, family-friendly event with games and crafts. Everyone is encouraged to wear a costume.

More info:

Talk to us

More in Local News

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman arrives to talk to reporters, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash. The Washington Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously struck down Eyman's Initiative 976, a measure that would have steeply discounted the price of car registrations at $30 while gutting transportation budgets across Washington state. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Eyman must wait until December to get his day in court

His trial for alleged campaign wrongdoing was halted after a family member of someone on the AG’s staff fell ill.

Everett Community College anthropology instructor Cynthia Clarke. (Everett Community College) 20201123
EvCC mourns the loss of a strong-willed instructor

Cynthia Clarke taught anthropology while raising money for student programs and scholarships.

Members of the Marysville resue team, Matt Campbell (left) and Tobin McGowan string lights on the Marysville water towner Friday November 20, 2020. Holiday lights have been a tradition for decades, but last year the city skipped it because the tower needed repairs. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
After dark year, Marysville tower lights up for the holidays

Last year the water tower was not illuminated, breaking a nearly quarter century-long tradition.

Xiaomei, a recovered mother goat, is now in good health after a bad bout of mastitis earlier this year. (Kira Erickson / Whidbey News-Times)
Whidbey woman takes in two goats deemed lost cause

With snacks, cuddles, massages and Chinese medicine, she nurtured the animals back to health.

14 residents and four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 at Regency on Whidbey. (Regency on Whidbey)
COVID-19 outbreak being investigated at Regency on Whidbey

18 people have tested positive for coronavirus at the long-term care facility in Oak Harbor.

Whidbey man charged in assault hid loaded guns in kids’ rooms

Guns were found in a kitchen drawer, under a bed pillow and in each of the children’s bedroom closets.

Snohomish man, 26, dies in Saturday night crash

Colton R. Mayhew was the only person in the car. He crashed east of Snohomish and died at the scene.

Burton Clemans, an employee at Sisters for 8 years, packages up a Sisters cookie on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Sisters closes, for now, as eateries enter another lockdown

The four-week ban on indoor dining has local restaurants pondering whether to shut their doors for good.

A police boat heads out across Possession Sound while the search for a Tulalip police officer missing from a capsized Tulalip fisheries boat continues on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 in Everett, Wa. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Search goes on for overboard Tulalip police officer

A diving expert, fire, fishing and police agencies helping Tulalip PD look for Charlie Cortez.

Most Read