Snow delayed Arlington trash

Snow and ice kept Waste Management trucks off Arlington roads last Monday.

Waste Management is asking residential customers who were scheduled to have their garbage picked up that day to double up today. The company said it won’t charge for double loads of garbage, recyclable materials and yard debris this week.

Waste Management plans to try to pick up trash for all commercial customers on a delayed schedule.

Were you born on Feb. 29?

Do you know someone who celebrates a birthday on Feb. 29? Or were you born on that rare day, which occurs only during leap years? Reporter Andy Rathbun wants to talk to so-called “leaplings.” If you know someone who fits the bill, call Andy at 425-339-3455, or e-mail

Happiness Fair Tuesday at EvCC

Everett Community College’s Humanities Center offers a celebration of happiness and discussions about the meaning of happiness Tuesday at 2000 Tower St., Everett.

The event includes a philosophical discussion about happiness, ballroom dancing lessons, poetry, a petting zoo and more. The event is part of the EvCC Humanities Center’s yearlong focus on happiness.

The complete schedule for the Happiness Fair is posted at

Security boosted at garbage sites

Snohomish County is further boosting security at transfer stations after thieves recently tried to steal auto batteries.

The batteries can fetch $5 a piece at recyclers. County deputies said they arrested people who were trying to steal batteries after break-ins at two county drop boxes in Snoho­mish and Sultan.

The county collects batteries from residents for free and takes them to recyclers.

Garbage drop boxes have alarms and surveillance cameras. Any suspicious activity can be reported to 911.

Arlington will discusses clinic

The Arlington Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday to discuss a proposal for two new businesses at the northwest corner of Division Street and West Avenue.

Plans call for the Oosterwyk Chiropractic Clinic to occupy a new, one-story 2,516-square-foot building. A 200-square-foot espresso stand is also planned.

The commission meets in the City Council Chambers at 110 E. Third St.

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