Donate to Sarvey Wildlife Center

Sweet on Sarvey fundraiser is Saturday and Sunday outside the Granite Falls Red Apple, the Albertsons in Marysville and the Safeway in Arlington.

Donate to help the Sarvey Wildlife Center in Arlington with expenses. Founder Kaye Baxter is terminally ill with cancer. It’s spring, baby animal season, and the center has many residents. The center aims to treat animals and release them back into the wild. Online at

Help pull weeds at Union Slough

Help People For Puget Sound and Alderwood REI keep trees healthy at Union Slough in Marysville by taming weeds. The Earth Day event is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 19.

Tools and refreshments provided. Wear sturdy work boots and clothes that can get dirty. Bring a sack lunch and water. Call Keeley O’Connell at 360-336-1931 or koconnell@

See a race, learn about Scouting

Cub Scouts race their homemade Pinewood Derby cars from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 7215 51st Ave. NE in Marysville. There will be snacks for sale, prize drawings and a screening of the movie “Cars.”

Firefighters provide hall to nonprofits

The Everett Firefighters Association frequently donates the use of its Firefighters Hall to nonprofit organizations. Since the hall opened last summer, the association has donated more than $10,000 worth of rental time.

The hall, at 2411 Hewitt Ave., is also available to the public for a rental fee. The hall accommodates groups of up to 100. Call Dave Salvadalena at 425-418-5598 or

Tell us how you handle day care

Struggling to find and pay for quality day care? Wishing you could stay home with your children but can’t afford to? The Herald is looking for Snohomish and Island county residents to talk about their experiences balancing work, day care and the bills for an upcoming story. Contact Debra Smith at 425-339-3197 or


The state Department of Transportation has spent more than $15 million for U.S. 2 safety improvements since 1995. A story that appeared on the front page on March 26 incorrectly reported that the state hadn’t spent any money on the highway in years.

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