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Are you looking for a way to get more active this summer and meet new people? South County Walks is family-friendly and open to anyone. The rain-or-shine walks occur four times a week through the end of September, excluding holidays. Typically two to three miles, they take about an hour.

Times and starting points include:

Mondays, 6 p.m., Verdant Community Wellness Center, 4710 196th St. SW, Lynnwood.

Tuesdays, 9:30 a.m., Olympic Beach Visitor Station, 200 Admiral Way, Edmonds.

Thursdays, 6 p.m., Lynnwood Rec Center, 18900 44th Ave. W, Lynnwood.

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m., Mountlake Terrace Recreation Pavilion, 5303 228th St. SW, Mountlake Terrace.

The walks, which don’t require pre-registration, began in 2016 as a partnership between the recreation departments in Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Mountlake Terrace, the Edmonds Senior Center, and the Verdant Health Commission. Community Transit, The Everett Clinic, Brooks Outlet Store, IRG Physical Therapy and Althea’s Footwear Solutions also are supporters this year.

If you plan to participate this year, get a South County Walks incentive card initialed at your first walk and once you’ve done eight walks, you may enter to win a prize.


Supportive housing public hearing

The city of Everett is holding a public hearing over the emergency ordinance which established a six-month moratorium on applications for “supportive housing” in single-family residential zones. It is set to take place 6:30 p.m. July 10 at 3002 Wetmore Ave. during the Everett City Council meeting. The ordinance was passed by the council on June 12.

More info: Planning department at 425-257-8731

Ballots to be mailed July 18

Important dates are approaching for the Aug. 6 primary election that will include races involving county government, city councils, school boards and taxing districts.

Voters’ pamphlets are scheduled to be mailed July 17. Ballots will be sent July 18.

Catch up on the state of Lynnwood

For those who were unable to attend the 2019 State of the City address in Lynnwood earlier this month, there’s a way to hear what Mayor Nicola Smith told the convention center gathering. The speech is available for viewing on the city’s website at and on the city’s YouTube channel.


Pioneer Days in Arlington

Step back 100 years and experience what Arlington was like then, milk a cow, knead bread dough, make butter by hand or wash your clothes on a scrub board during the annual event. Admission is free to Pioneer Days, happening 1-4 p.m. July 27 at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum, 20722 67th Ave. NE.

More info: 360-435-7289 or

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