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How to get rid of your Christmas tree

Boy Scout Troop 304 in Lynnwood is recycling old Christmas trees on Jan. 4 and 5.

Drop your tree off at the corner of 188th Street SW and 44th Avenue W, across from the Lynnwood Recreation Center.

Prior to recycling your tree, remove all decorations, tinsel and tree stands. Trees with any kind of synthetic dust cannot be accepted.

Tree chipping is donated by Ecotree NW.

The Boy Scout troop is accepting donations.

In Arlington, another Boy Scout troop is collecting Christmas trees.

Troop 29 will start making its way around neighborhood at 9 a.m. on Jan. 4. Place your live tree on the curb outside your house by then, free of decorations, tinsel, stands and dusting, for the Scouts to retrieve.

Residents can also drop off their trees at the Legion Park parking lot from Jan. 1 through 4.

The park is at 114 N. Olympic Ave.

Donations may be placed in an envelope and attached to your tree.


Marysville Police host blood drive

Bloodworks NW and the Marysville Police are teaming up for a blood drive Monday.

Roll up your sleeve and give from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. outside the public safety building at 1635 Grove St.

Donating blood takes about an hour of your time and one donation can help up to three people, an event description says. Every two seconds in the U.S., someone needs blood. And it takes 800 donors a day to sustain the supply needed for patients in the Puget Sound.

To make an appointment, visit or email schedule@bloodwork

Join the Lake Stevens Planning Commission

The city of Lake Stevens is looking for two residents to fill spots on the Planning Commission.

The commission is the city’s primary advisory group for land use issues and meets monthly.

One term ends at the end of 2020 and the other at the end of 2023.

Prospective commissioners must live in the city or within the city’s urban growth area.

Applications are available on the city’s website or at City Hall, 1812 Main St. They are due by 5 p.m. on Jan. 3.

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Talk with Monroe school leaders

The Monroe School District Board of Directors is hosting its second community conversation of the school year at 6 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Park Place Middle School library, 1408 W. Main St., Monroe.

Parents and others with ties to the school are invited to talk with school leaders and the district superintendent in a casual setting, where questions and feedback are welcome. Those who won’t be able to make the meeting may send comments and questions to the Monroe School District board of directors any time at

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