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Paine Field Terminal offers free parking through April 5

Paine Field passenger terminal in Everett has suspended parking fees for all travelers through April 5. Prior to departure passengers should take their parking ticket along with proof of travel to Propeller Airports concierge desk located in the ticketing area to have their ticket validated. The Everett terminal is open for business and “committed to maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our customers,” Propeller said.

Arlington I-5 lane reductions, closures postponed

The Stillaguamish paving project between Arlington and Conway was set to restart next week, but the weather will push the restart back a week to Monday, March 30.

More info: www.wsdot.wa.gov/travel/construction-updates/i-5#skagit

WSDOT ticket refunds

If you won’t be able to use a purchased ticket or travel pass because of COVID-19 concerns, you may be eligible for a refund for the unused portion. The Washington State Department of Transportation cannot extend the 90-day use period for tickets and travel passes. Customers with monthly ReValue passes should cancel their account to avoid future payments. Multi-ride ReValue pass users should suspend their accounts if they would like to stop payments. Any remaining rides on either pass are still valid through the expiration date after cancelling or suspending the account.

More info: All refund requests can be submitted online at www.wsdot.wa.gov.

Edmonds Arts Festival canceled

The Edmonds Arts Festival, scheduled for June, has been canceled.

“This was a difficult decision for our board members, who put in countless hours all year round to produce the Festival,” festival President Barbara Norgaard Reid said in a news release. “Having to cancel for the first time in 64 years, even though it was for the right reasons, saddened us, as we love putting on the Festival and are proud of our contribution to the Edmonds community, to the arts, and to the artists.”

Information about refunds for artists and vendors will be available soon.

More info: www.edmondsartsfestival.com

OPPORTUNITIES

Learning program

Beginning Monday, veteran organization the Travis Manion Foundation will offer their Character Does Matter program online for parents and students who are attempting at-home schooling due school closings.

Each week day at 1 p.m., a foundation veteran mentor will host a Facebook Live video around character development, aimed at an elementary and middle schoolers. Jimmy White, a U.S. Navy veteran and recipient of TMF’s 2018 “If Not Me, Then Who…” award, will kick off the program by teaching lessons about kindness, hope, humor and appreciation of beauty.

Watch the livestreams on the Travis Manion Foundation Facebook page.

More info: Derrick Morgan, 215-622-2225 or Derrick@travismanion.org

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