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Transfer stations closing

Snohomish County will close or limit solid waste facilities and programs starting Saturday amid coronavirus concerns, according to a county news release.

On Monday, transfer stations will reopen on weekdays only to customers who are mechanically unloading rubbish.

Starting April 4, the stations will open on Saturdays only to customers who are unloading household garbage by hand.

Until further notice, all drop boxes will be closed, and there will be no recycling or hazardous waste services.

On the days that the transfer stations are open to select customers, hours will be 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Cash and checks will not be accepted during the pandemic.

More info: visit www.snohomishcountywa.gov/207 or call 425-388-3425.

Skagit Valley Tulip Festival 2020 canceled

Tulip fields in the Skagit Valley won’t be open to the public this spring. The majority of festival events has been rescheduled or canceled.

More info: Check the festival website at tulipfestival.org for updates and information on specific events.

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Fire District 7 homeschool lessons on Facebook Live

Fire District 7 is planning to teach an online homeschool lesson each Tuesday on Facebook Live throughout the schools closure. The lessons will focus on elementary math and science concepts related to the fire service, as well as safety topics. Kids and parents can join the lesson, ask firefighters questions and be assigned homework to keep kids learning and engaged. Lessons will be posted to the district’s Facebook page.

The first lesson that aired on March 24 focused on the science of fire, and during the lesson a short experiment was conducted. Over 3,000 people attended the lesson online.

The lessons will be posted to the Fire District’s website after the live session. Additional educational resources have been compiled that can be found on the district’s website for parents to use as learning activities while children are out of school.

More info: www.snofire7.org

Openings on Mill Creek commission

The Mill Creek City Council is seeking two volunteers to fill positions on the planning commission.

Terms are for three years and will expire in April 2023.

Additional information about the commission is available on the city’s website at www.cityofmillcreek.com.

Applications are due April 17 at 5 p.m. Paperwork can be requested via email at sherrier@cityofmillcreek.com.

More info: Call Sherrie Ringstad, 425-921-5717

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