FYI

Daylight saving time ends Sunday

Sunday, turn your clocks back an hour for Pacific Standard Time.

While you’re at it, put new batteries in your home’s smoke detectors.

EPA recognizes PUD’s greening

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Snoho­mish County PUD and a group of other regional partners with its “Green Power Beacon Award” for promoting advances in developing renewable energy resources.

The U.S. Department of Energy and the Center for Resource Solutions also sponsor the renewable energy award.

The PUD participated in a regional collaboration to promote green power.

More than 3,700 customers are enrolled in the PUD’s voluntary renewable energy program, Planet Power. The program allows customers to support the use of environmentally friendly “green” power through the purchase of Planet Power blocks. Customers buy renewable blocks for an additional fee beyond their normal electricity bill.

The energy to support the program comes from newly developed facilities, such as the Stateline Wind Farm along the Washington-Oregon border and the Condon Wind Farm in central Oregon.

Monroe wants to know you care

The city of Monroe offers a Community Caring Drive through November, as a part of its commitment to focus on the needs of seniors.

Donation bins will be placed around the city, including at the post office, City Hall, the chamber of commerce, senior center, Valley General Hospital, Monroe High School, Main Street Books and the YMCA.

Drive organizers say they need toiletry items in particular for seniors.

Marysville needs happy voices

The Marysville Downtown Merchants Association seeks carolers and musicians for the holiday season.

The association is looking for singers and musicians to stroll Third Street, enhancing the atmosphere for shoppers in December. Holiday songs and music in any language or style are welcome.

For more information or to apply, contact Mary Burns at 360-659-4997 or bookworks­@verizon.net.

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