A total of 255,441 fans attended Everett Silvertips hockey games in the 2004-05 season before the Tips fell to the Kootenay Ice in the second round of the WHL playoffs.

Overall, the Silvertips averaged more than 6,200 fans for the team’s 36 regular season home games and five home playoff games.

The team finished the regular season with 20 home wins at the Everett Events Center. Last season the Silvertips picked up 19 victories on home ice.

Competitors sought for design contest

United Way invites Snohomish County high school students to participate in a Day of Caring design contest.

Winning artwork will be featured on 1,500 T-shirts and in publicity materials to promote the annual event that brings together more than 1,000 volunteers each fall.

The winning artwork will convey a giving spirit. The winner earns a $100 gift certificate for art supplies, free T-shirts and more. Entries will be judged at the Spirit of Snohomish County Breakfast in June.

The submission deadline is May 16. For more information, visit

Teen shutterbugs click for prizes

The Arts Council of Snohomish County 2005 Black &White Photography Contest, sponsored by Crown Image, is open to all Snohomish County high school students. Photographs will be judged in categories for traditional and digital prints.

Prizes range from $25 to $150.

Judging will be based on creativity, composition and presentation. Call Nancy Bell, 425-257-7372, for an entry form, due by April 27.

Winners will be honored at an awards ceremony at 6 p.m. May 5 in Everett followed by an exhibit of the works.

See the stars in Everett

Saturday is National Astronomy Day. The Everett Astronomical Society, the Astronomical League and the Everett Public Library offer sky-watching events including:

* Slide shows, telescope displays, computer astronomy, books, activities and more, 10 a.m. to 5 :30 p.m. Saturday, Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave., Everett. Free. Get a sky map, too.

* Friday and Saturday at dusk, look through a telescope at Harborview Park, 1621 Mukilteo Blvd., Everett, weather permitting. See Jupiter, the ringed planet Saturn, sunspots, star clusters and galaxies. Meet astronomers and learn how to buy a telescope.

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