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Everett Recovery Cafe fundraiser

Grab a bite to eat and enjoy some music at the Everett Recovery Cafe’s annual fundraiser, “Love in the Soup” on Saturday.

Opened in 2015, the cafe offers a safe alcohol- and drug-free space to people who have been traumatized by homelessness, addiction and mental health challenges. Guests can partake in free meals, classes and group sessions, among other activities.

At the fundraiser, Food Lifeline’s Mark Coleman will interview Recovery Cafe members and share his story.

The event is between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday, at the cafe’s new space in the lower level of the Everett Public Market building, 2804 Grand Ave.

Entry is free, but donations will be collected. RSVP by emailing

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Holiday Market in Edmonds

The holiday season is moving into full swing in Edmonds with what is being billed as the “larger-than-ever” Holiday Market.

More than 50 vendors are set to gather for the market, which runs for six Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the heart of downtown on Fifth Avenue North in front of City Hall. The events begin Saturday and continue Nov. 16 and 23, and Dec. 7, 14 and 21.

“We’re thrilled to bring back this popular holiday market to Downtown Edmonds with an ever-greater array of vendors this year,” said Patrick Doherty, economic development director for the city.

Beyond the market, more holiday cheer is expected in Edmonds: the annual tree lighting on Nov. 30, the downtown holiday trolley on Saturdays in December, Christmas ships, movies, street music and decorations.

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Ribbon cutting to celebrate life of Edmonds woman

A new interpretive panel near downtown Edmonds will celebrate the life of Edmonds’ Missouri Hanna, a newspaper publisher and champion of women’s suffrage.

Hanna, who’s called the “Mother of Journalism” in an event announcement, became Washington’s first woman newspaper publisher when she purchased the Edmonds Review in 1905.

She also founded “Votes for Women,” a monthly Northwest suffrage newsletter.

A ribbon cutting will take place Friday, just before the 2020 Suffrage Centennial. Speakers will include Snohomish League of Women Voters President Vicki Roberts-Gassler, project lead Rita Ireland, and Teresa Wippel, publisher of My Edmonds News, Lynnwood Today, and current Edmonds Citizen of the Year.

The event will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the corner of Sunset Avenue and Caspers Street — near Hanna’s former home.

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Health District budget

The Board of Health will take comments on the preliminary 2020 Snohomish Health District budget during its next meeting at 3 p.m. Tuesday. The meeting is in the auditorium on the first floor of the Rucker Building, 3020 Rucker Ave. in Everett.

Comments on the preliminary budget can also be emailed to the board clerk at or mailed to: Board Clerk, Snohomish Health District, 3020 Rucker Ave., Suite 306, Everett, WA 98201.

The preliminary budget will be available online by Friday with the agenda and packet for the meeting.

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