Seals need space
It’s the time of year when young seals are hauling out of the water to rest and warm up on beaches throughout Puget Sound. Jennifer Leach, an environmental education coordinator for the City of Edmonds, is reminding people to give the seal pups the space they need by staying at least 100 feet away. The pups can be abandoned by their mother if people are too close, she said. Seals spend about half their lives out of the water resting and getting warm. It’s perfectly normal that a seal would be on the beach, she said. The distance rule also applies to dogs and Pokemon Go players, she said.
Help for a family: A fund has been established at Key Bank at 6726 Evergreen Way to assist an Everett family whose Hoyt Avenue home was damaged by fire on July 4. The Barnes Family Charity Account number is 477227002466. It will help the family with unexpected expenses, including repair of their truck.
Celebrate success: The Pacific Little League All-Star team plans a homecoming rally for 5 p.m. Saturday at Lynndale Park.
The boys will receive an escort to the field by Lynnwood police and firefighters, according to the city. They are two-time state champions and two-time district champions. The public is invited to the community celebration.