The Silvana Community Fair is planned for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30 at 1331 Pioneer Highway.

Admission to the fair is free, and it’s run by an all-volunteer crew. Anyone wishing to have a booth may call Lee Tatum at 360-652-6149.

If you would like to help at the fair, call Roy Strotz at 360-652-8682.

Gift store closing in Snohomish

Need some fine china, figurines or British snack items?

The Gift Shop at Piccadilly Circus, a fixture in the Snohomish Historic District for almost a decade, is closing.

Owners Geoff and Marion Wall said the gift shop at 1104 First St. is being replaced with an authentic English-style pub.

Everything has to go, and is on sale, to make room for the pub.

Drop by and save a few quid.

Send an essay to become a ZooKid

Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle invites children ages 6-10 to submit a short essay for an opportunity to audition to be a ZooKid.

Eight to 10 children will be chosen to serve as ambassadors for the zoo’s new Zoomazium, an all-season nature play space for kids, set to open next spring.

For more information, visit on the Internet and click on “Be a ZooKid.”

Killing yellow jackets dangerous

Yellow jackets have a panic button, so never squash one near the nest. A dying wasp releases an “alarm” pheromone, or scent, that alerts its buddies.

According to Eden Advanced Pest Technologies, in less than 15 seconds yellow jackets within a 15-foot radius may investigate the threat.

Yellow jackets are more aggressive than most insects and can sting a victim repeatedly. Be careful as nests have guard wasps that will attack.

Bee and wasp stings can be fatal to those who are allergic. About 50 people die a year nationwide; most are from yellow jackets.

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