Front porch: Events in Snohomish County

EVENTS

Neighborhood Night at Maplewood Fire Station

Maplewood Fire Station 16 will be open to the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Neighbors can meet their local firefighters, learn about emergency services and programs and learn fire and injury prevention tips. There’ll also be fire engine and medic unit tours, a first aid skills lesson and a “Safe and Healthy Aging” session.

The station is at 8429 196th St. SW, Edmonds

More info: www.southsnofire.org/events

Hi-Q high school season kicks off

Washington’s Hi-Q high school competition for the year begins this week at Stanwood High School, last year’s defending champion.

Jackson and Meadowdale high schools are scheduled to visit Stanwood for the first bout at 9:45 a.m. Friday at 7400 272nd St NW, Stanwood.

Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace high schools rejoined the program, which also includes Archbishop Murphy, Lake Stevens, Lynnwood, Marysville Getchell, Marysville Pilchuck and Monroe.

The academic contest occurs during the school day in front of a student audience and has been around since the 1950s. Teams compete in three contests, where students answer questions in 13 categories, and score points through a season to determine seeding for a playoff in March.

Marysville Civic Center groundbreaking

Marysville is set to mark construction of its Civic Center with a ceremony Monday at the project site.

The $50 million city campus is planned to house city services, along with a new jail, police station and municipal court. The plan is to build a 80,369-square-foot space for courts, the police department and a four-story City Hall, that would be connected to a 20,848-square-foot jail.

During the groundbreaking celebration, attendees can join an open house at the Ken Baxter Community Center to learn more about the project and speak with contractors and staff.

Construction is expected to last a couple of years.

The groundbreaking ceremony will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13 at Fifth Street and Delta Avenue.

For more information, visit www.marysvillewa.gov/CivicCenter.

HEADS UP

Trestle lane, off-ramp closures

Westbound U.S. 2 commuters and travelers will face late-night closures of a single lane next week.

The Washington State Department of Transportation has scheduled work to repair a safety barrier from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m., Monday, Jan. 13 to Friday, Jan. 17. It requires a lane to close between Highway 204 and the I-5 interchanges.

During those days, the off-ramp from westbound U.S. 2 to 20th Street SE will close 7 p.m. to 4 a.m.

If the contractor completes the repairs early, the remaining nightly closures will be canceled.

Talk to us

More in Local News

After escaping on Wednesday, an emu named Sarah has been safely returned to AJ's Acre, a farm located near the Alexander Road and the Mukilteo Speedway. (AJ's Acre)
An escaped emu is returned to its farm in Mukilteo

Missing since Wednesday, the female bird was noticed by a neighbor and safely recovered Saturday.

Erin Staadecker (left-right) Jael Weinburg and Kaylee Allen with Rosie formed the Edmonds firm Creative Dementia Collective. The company helps memory care patients and care-givers by providing art, music and other creative therapies. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
This startup offers artful therapy for dementia patients

Creative Dementia Collective uses art and music to help them — and their caregivers.

The Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine is prepared for injection Friday at Angel of the Winds Arena. (Snohomish Health District) 20210305
New vaccination site opens at Angel of the Winds Arena

Meanwhile, supply is still an issue now that teachers and child care workers are seeking shots.

Broadway closed after ‘small explosive device’ is found

The Everett Police Department bomb squad responded and “rendered it inert.”

People experiencing homelessness along Smith Avenue would need to find a new area to live if the Everett City Council passes a no-sit, no-lie ordinance. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Public speaks out against Everett’s ‘no-sit, no-lie’ proposal

The ordinance would target homeless people near the site of a proposed village of small shelter dwellings.

NO CAPTION NECESSARY: Logo for the Cornfield Report by Jerry Cornfield. 20200112
Inslee: The president made me speed up teacher vaccinations

Here’s what’s happening on Day 54 of the 2021 session of the Washington Legislature.

A Boeing 787 operated by All Nippon Airways taxis under a rainbow created by fire trucks at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, in Seattle, during an official welcome ceremony after it landed on the first day of service for the aircraft on ANA's Seattle-Tokyo route. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Last Everett-built Boeing 787 rolls off the assembly line

Production of the once-hot Dreamliner is being consolidated at the company’s South Carolina plant.

Darlene Tanis sorts through book titles Thursday morning at the Everett Library on March 4, 2021. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shrinking the ‘digital divide,’ area libraries slowly reopen

This week, services such as computer and Wi-Fi use — and even book-browsing — were reinstated.

Everett woman, 20, charged after allegedly stabbing roommate

Multiple surgeries saved the injured woman’s life after she was stabbed in the heart and a lung.

Most Read