Front Porch: PUD announces grants

The Snohomish County Public Utility District has approved giving a total of $100,900 to help two non-profit groups and a school install solar power systems. The PUD gave a $40,000 grant to Everett-based HopeWorks, a job-training non-profit group. Stanwood Cooperative Preschool received a $22,400 grant. And Warm Beach Camp in Stanwood got a $38,500 grant. The three projects will add nearly 25 kilowatts of solar energy to the PUD’s power grid.

The grant agreements with the recipients still need to be finished. The money is part of the PUD’s Planet Power program, which supports local, small-scale solar power projects. Since 2009, it has supported 32 projects, including 17 at schools.

New director at Edmonds Historical Museum: Caitlin Kelly, collections manager at the Edmonds Historical Museum since 2009, has been named as the museum’s new director. She replaces Peter Bojakowski who resigned in May. Kelly has lived in Edmonds since 1994. A 1998 graduate of Holy Rosary School in Edmonds, she went on to earn her baccalaureate in history from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. The museum is located in Edmonds’ historic 1910 Carnegie Library at 118 Fifth Ave. N.

New ballfields get started: The Monroe School District has scheduled a groundbreaking ceremony at 3:30 on Tuesday for the synthetic-turf ballfields at Monroe High School.

The fields are the first major project to be built with the district’s 2015 bond dollars. The district also received grants from Snohomish County’s tourism promotion program and the city of Monroe to complete the work. The fields are expected to be finished by fall.

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