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Hop to it at Snohomish Groundfrog Day

Snohomish is set to celebrate its 15th annual Groundfrog Day on Saturday.

The event is sponsored by the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce and includes a frog’s prediction about the arrival of spring, a frog race and photos with Snohomish Slew, the city’s famous amphibian.

Events are from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Feb. 1 at First Street and Avenue A, Snohomish.

More info: www.snohomish


Naval station drills

Naval Station Everett is running security exercises from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

The main gates will be closed for 10-minute intervals during the drill. Those nearby might notice a larger security presence than usual, and hear blank gunshots and emergency messages on loudspeakers.

This kind of practice helps improve coordination between the Navy and local agencies. It also keeps the base prepared in the case of an actual emergency.

Survey South County Fire website

South County Fire is seeking feedback about its website through Friday.

The regional fire authority is building a new website and wants to improve the user experience through content and navigation.

South County Fire serves more than 250,000 residents in unincorporated Snohomish County around Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

The survey can be found at


Join Edmonds Public Facilities District board

The Edmonds Public Facilities District is seeking applicants for a position on its board of directors.

The district is an independent municipal corporation that owns and operates Edmonds Center for the Arts in downtown Edmonds. Its board of directors works in partnership with a separate not-for-profit board of 20 members to ensure the financial health and operating success of the Edmonds Center for the Arts.

Applicants do not need to live in Edmonds. Board members are appointed by the Edmonds City Council. Applications are due at 5 p.m. Feb. 7.

For an application, visit the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N., Edmonds or get one from

More info: 425-275-4483 or

Apply for the Hope Scholarship Program

The Hope Scholarship Foundation has $2,500 scholarships available for select students.

Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA or have a GED, demonstrate financial need based on income restrictions and limitations, enroll in either a two-year or four-year college, institution or university, and be a resident of Snohomish County, among several other counties in Alabama, California, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia and Washington.

Applications are due Feb. 29 and can be found online at

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