Front Porch


Comment on housing plan

Snohomish County has released a draft affordable housing and community development plan to guide spending more than $5.7 million in federal grants. A public hearing is scheduled for 3 p.m. April 4. The location is public meeting room No. 2 at the county’s Robert J. Drewel Building, 3000 Rockefeller Ave., Everett. The draft plan is available for review and comment through April 18. Find paper copies at the downtown Everett Public Library, at the Snohomish County branches of the Sno-Isle Regional Library System, at local city halls and at the county’s Office of Housing and Community Development on the fourth floor of the Drewel building.

More info:


Assist cancer patients

The Cancer Resource Center at the Providence Regional Cancer Partnership seeks volunteers to work weekly four-hour shifts meeting with cancer patients and caregivers. Drivers also are needed to get cancer patients to treatments and appointments. Volunteers use their own vehicles.

More info: Jerri Wood, 425-404-2199 or

Donate eyeglasses, hearing aids

Lions Clubs collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids. Donations may be made at Everett Public Library branches, the PUD main office and at most opticians and eye doctors.

More info: Everett Central Lions Club, Art Ruben at or 425-387-9256


Help for caregivers

Several local support groups exist to help those dealing with the challenges of unpaid caregiving. Here are some of them: The Alzheimer’s Association keeps a list of local support groups. Groups for caregivers are available in Arlington, Bothell, Edmonds, Everett, Lynnwood and Snohomish.

More info:

The Caregiver Support Program of Snohomish County offers several support groups across the area, including Arlington, Lynnwood, Marysville, Snohomish and Stanwood.

More info:

Help for parents

A Changes Parent Support Network support group for parents of children with behavioral problems meets 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursdays at Zion Lutheran Church, 4634 Alger Ave., Everett. Peer-to-peer support for parents struggling with children exhibiting risky behaviors such as drug or alcohol use. Confidential and free. A potluck is the first Thursday of each month at 5:45 p.m.

More info: 888-468-2620,

Safe place for LGBTQ

The Everett chapter of PFLAG meets at 7 p.m. third Mondays in downtown Everett. Confidential group unites people who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning with families, friends and allies.

More info:

Talk to us

More in Local News

Jazz Jarrell leads a march outside Denney Juvenile Justice Center to push reforms in Everett on September 26, 2020.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
No more youth jail, group demands at small rally in Everett

The Snohomish County Equity Alliance wants youth treated differently in the criminal justice system.

Sultan woman dies after vehicle crashes into tree

She was driving north on 311th Avenue Southeast when the vehicle left the roadway Friday night.

Everett man accused of shining laser at state patrol plane

He reportedly ran away and hid in some bushes. The plane crew tracked him down.

Monroe school official apologizes for ‘day drinkers’ comment

Jim Langston made the comment in reference to some parents, while frustrated about remote learning.

Proposed Everett budget drops public services, spares police

A pool, an animal farm and more could be paused due to an $18M funding gap under Mayor Cassie Franklin’s plan.

Could Paine Field be the next Sea-Tac? How about Arlington?

A new study predicts demand for air travel in the region to double by 2050. Those planes have to land somewhere.

Arlington man dies after driver’s car hits him in Tulalip

Detectives believe he was walking the roadway when the vehicle struck him on 33rd Avenue Northeast.

Man missing since Saturday found dead near Vesper Peak

The man, 29, went out for a day hike but was overdue. Search and rescue found his body in a creek.

Most Read