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Holiday bazaar

The Camano Center’s annual Holiday Craft and Gift Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 23 at 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island. Buy handmade gifts and grab lunch at the Holiday Café.

More info: 360-387-0222


Feed a sailor

In March, the city of Mill Creek adopted the USS Ralph Johnson, a warship homeported at Naval Station Everett. About 300 sailors are on the crew and many are far from home.

Mill Creek families have an opportunity to invite the sailors into their homes for the holidays, to provide a meal and a family-like atmosphere.

To sign up and for more information, contact Gordon Brink at the city by calling 425-921-5737 or emailing


Noisy nights ahead in Mukilteo

Mukilteo residents can expect some noisy nights in 2020, when the Washington State Department of Transportation begins work on improvements to the bridge on Highway 525, between Second Street and the Mukilteo Ferry Holding Lanes.

The WSDOT recently received a noise variance permit, allowing it o work overnight on the project (but not all in a row) to avoid disrupting ferry traffic. WSDOT expects construction to begin March 1 and to be finished by Dec. 31, 2020.

The work will include a raised crosswalk at Highway 525 and Second Street, stair access to and from the highway, and an overlook plaza and a path under the bridge to the Lighthouse Park and beach.

Christmas tree permits available

People looking to cut their Christmas trees in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest can buy a permit from the U.S. Forest Service online.

The permit will have to be printed to be valid. The Forest Service suggests getting a tree before snow falls. High-clearance vehicles often are needed to reach the areas where cutting is allowed, and the mountain roads are typically narrow and unplowed.

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie is one of 13 national forests participating in the online permit system. Permits can still be purchased at Forest Service stations.

More info:


Join the Edmonds Arts Commission

The city of Edmonds is looking for a resident who has a background in visual arts to fill a four-year term on the Edmonds Arts Council starting in 2020. Applications are due Nov. 20.

The commission is made up of seven members; four of the positions must be filled by people professionally engaged in the arts. The arts commission is responsible for public art and rotating exhibits, concerts in the parks and library, cultural tourism promotion and community cultural planning.

To apply go to Email the application, a resume and letter of interest to

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