Front Porch: Sept. 11 remembrance in Marysville

Join Marysville firefighters to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives.


Sept. 11 remembrance

Join Marysville firefighters 18 years after Sept. 11, 2001, to remember the nearly 3,000 people who lost their lives, including 343 firefighters and 72 law enforcement officers. The Marysville Fire District also will honor Lieutenant Jeff Thornton, who died the same day after a fight with cancer.

The city hosts this event each year. Mayor Jon Nehring is scheduled to speak, and the fire district’s honor guard will lead the ceremony, starting at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the Police and Firefighter Memorial outside of the Marysville Public Library, 6120 Grove St.

More info: 360-363-8507

Disaster movie night

The City of Marysville will host a free showing of “Twister,” the 1996 disaster flick about a group of storm chasers, on Thursday evening at the Marysville Opera House, 1225 3rd St.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

The screening will be followed by a brief discussion with the city’s emergency management team about disaster preparedness. Open to all ages. The film is recommended for ages 6 and up.

Popcorn and refreshments are available for a suggested donation.

Strings at the library

The Alder String Quartet will perform Joseph Haydn’s Opus 1 #1 and Opus 76 #5 at 1 p.m. Friday, in the Freeland Library meeting room, 5495 Harbor Ave. Before the concert, a discussion will explore what makes this music “classic” and why Haydn was at the forefront in defining what we now call classical music.

Local history

Author, historian and retired Stanwood teacher Penny Hutchison Buse will discuss her book, “Stuck in the Mud: The History of Warm Beach, Washington,” at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Community Resource Center of Stanwood-Camano, 9612 271st St. NW. The talk will cover geography, interesting characters and con artists of the coastal community.

Tax workshop

The Washington State Department of Revenue will host a free workshop for new and small business owners from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. Attendees receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Revenue’s rules and regulations. Also, attendees may earn two continuing professional education credits.

Call 425-984-6400 or go online to register on Revenue’s education page.


Donate eyeglasses, hearing aids

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

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

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