Community Transit is helping skateboarding riders to get to their favorite locations by distributing a Skate Parks in Snohomish County map.
The map features the address of all 10 skate parks in the county, the bus routes that serve them, as well as a description of each park. The map shares such information as whether the park is free to use or has a fee; if bikes are allowed; if there are restrooms, water fountains or lights; if there are food or beverage locations nearby; and if helmets are required.
The brochure also gives tips on riding the bus and where to find bus schedules. Find it at Zumiez, BC Sports, Play it Again Sports, Alderwood and Everett malls, YMCAs, Boys &Girls clubs, Sno-Isle libraries and CT’s RideStore at the Lynnwood Transit Center.
Pay attention to mosquitoes today
Today is World Mosquito Day, according to the American Mosquito Control Association.
World Mosquito Day originated in 1897 by Dr. Ronald Ross of England’s Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. After dissecting mosquitoes known to have fed on a patient with malaria, Ross discovered the malarial parasite in the stomach wall of the mosquito.
Ross was able to figure out the entire life cycle of the malarial parasite and confirmed that malaria is transmitted from infected birds to healthy ones by the bite of a mosquito, a finding that suggested the disease’s mode of transmission to humans via mosquito bites.
He won a Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1902.
To find out how to get rid of mosquitoes, visit www.mosquito.org online.
Conference set for area writers
The 22nd annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference is scheduled for October in Edmonds.
The conference, sponsored by the Edmonds Arts Commission, is expected to feature more than 30 writing workshops during the daytime hours of Oct. 6 and 7. The event is set to be held at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St.
Authors, educators and trade professionals are planning to lead the workshops. For information about the conference, call 425-771-0228 or e-mail wots@ ci.edmonds.wa.us.
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