Front Porch: New plaque for Lynnwood

Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith will dedicate a new plaque on Friday in honor of the history of Alderwood Manor.

The Alderwood Manor community was in the area of 196th Street SW and 36th Avenue W., before the city incorporated in 1959.

The plaque will be in the front plaza of the Lynnwood Convention Center.

The event starts at 2:30 p.m. Everyone is invited.

In other Lynnwood news, it’s not too soon to schedule a neighborhood block party for National Night Out on Aug. 4.

More info: 425-670-5635,

Meet chiefs in Lake Stevens: The police and fire chiefs in Lake Stevens plan upcoming meet-and-greet events at local coffeeshops.

Fire Chief Kevin O’Brien and Lake Stevens Police Chief Dan Lorentzen will answer questions at the first community meeting, set for 8 to 10 a.m. Friday at the Rainy Days Caffe, 1811 Main St. A second meeting is planned in June at the Frontier Village Starbucks. The date and time have not been set.

Free health fair: A free community health fair will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the Garden City Grange, 800 Second St., Snohomish, cosponsored by the Snohomish Lions Club.

The Northwest Lions Foundation Health Screening Unit will be on site to provide screenings for sight, hearing, glaucoma, diabetes and blood pressure. A free lunch will be provided 11 a.m.-2 p.m. by the Snohomish Community Kitchen and Snohomish Lions Club. More information is at, or call Cathy or Amy at 360-348-6346.

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