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South county candidates forum

Get to know candidates for the Lynnwood City Council and the Edmonds School Board at an event scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Edmonds Community College Black Box Theatre. The venue is located at the college’s Mukilteo Hall, 20310 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.

Sponsors included Edmonds CC, the League of Women Voters, the American Association of University Women SnoKing Branch, Sno-Isle Libraries and the NAACP.

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Help push in the new fire engine

South County Fire is inviting everyone Tuesday morning to join firefighters as they welcome the agency’s newest fire engine in Lynnwood.

The roll-in ceremony — in which attendees will physically push the new engine into the firehouse — has been a tradition since the 1830s, in the days of horse-drawn equipment that was a little harder to maneuver backwards into a building.

The ceremony will take place at 8 a.m. at Fire Station 15, Lynnwood Civic Center, 18800 44th Ave W.

Celebrate neighborhood pride

The 25th annual Monte Cristo awards is Thursday at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., Everett.

The awards honor local homeowners and business owners for their efforts to beautify Everett.

The reception starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by the awards presentation at 7 p.m.

Awards are given in four categories: neighborhood-friendly business, pride of the neighborhood, rejuvenation and transformation, and green gardening.

The Marian Krell Award that recognizes superior care on an ongoing basis by a prior Monte Cristo award winner is also awarded.

The event is free and open to the public. Hosts are Tyler Chism and Garret Hunt, with Mayor Cassie Franklin presenting awards.

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Snohomish Valley Festival of Pumpkins

Activities at seven family farms in Snohomish Valley — Bailey’s, Bob’s, Carleton’s, Craven’s, Stocker’s, Swan’s Trail and Thomas — include pumpkin patches, corn mazes, zombie paintball, dark mazes, hay rides, a haunted house and bonfires. Events are through Oct. 31. Check website for times and details.

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Feedback wanted on countywide sidewalks, bike lanes and trails plan

Snohomish County is hosting an online open house to gather feedback on gaps in the pedestrian and bicycle network. The open house is gathering feedback about barriers to using pedestrian and bike paths and possible solutions to making those transportation options more accessible. The county plans to use the information to draft a plan. To participate visit

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