North County Update


Garden club offers green-thumb workshops

Arlington Garden Club is offering a series of workshops called “Turn Your Thumb Green.”

The workshops are 10 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month in the community room at Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

Club member Sheryl Verral plans to teach the first workshop on Saturday. Her topic is hypertufa, which is an artificial stone used to make garden planters.

More information on the workshop series is at www.­

The workshops are free to members and open to the public at $3 a class.

More info: 360-403-0820.

City offers first aid and CPR classes

First aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation are among the classes currently offered by the city of Arlington.

Pediatric and adult first aid are among the topics for a class set for 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the community room at Arlington Boys &Girls Club, 18513 59th Ave. NE.

The first aid class also is offered Dec. 1.

The CPR class is 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, also in the community room at the Boys &Girls Club. The CPR class, which provides certification, also is offered Dec. 2.

The fee for each class is $25.

More info: 360-403-3448 for registration.

Ceremony set to honor Sept. 11 attack victims

A candlelight ceremony to honor those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, is planned by Arlington American Legion Post 76.

The ceremony is 7 p.m. Thursday at Legion Park, 115 N. Olympic Ave., in downtown Arlington.

The American Legion post also plans to honor troops currently serving the country.

More info: 360-403-4953.


Sept. 11 remembrance ceremony planned

Police, firefighters and elected officials plan to gather Thursday morning to remember those who perished in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

The event is 8:45 a.m. at the Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St. The time corresponds to the Eastern Daylight Time when one hijacked passenger jet, American Airlines Flight 11, hit the north tower of the World Trade Center.

More info: 360-363-8000.


Norwegian heritage topic of meeting

Stanwood’s Daughters of Norway Ingeborg Lodge plans to talk about Norwegian heritage at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Sons of Norway Hall, 9910 270th St. NW, Stanwood.

Coffee is served at 9:45 a.m., and guests are welcome.

More info: 360-387-3375.

Beachcombers and bird watchers wanted

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team need volunteers to count and identify birds that wash ashore.

The survey team conducts a citizen science project that collects data on the status and trends of coastal resources.

Volunteers are asked to commit to survey a specific beach each month.

For those who are interested in helping, the organization has scheduled a training session from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW.

More info: or 206-221-6893.

Talk to us

More in Local News

Ella Larson, left, and Simon Fuentes sort through blueberries at Hazel Blue Acres on Friday, Aug. 12, 2022 in Arlington, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Fruits, flowers and bees aplenty in Arlington farm fete

First-ever event highlights local growers’ bounty and contributions to local community

The Everett Districting Commission is proposing four adjustments to the city council districts based on 2020 Census data. (City of Everett)
Proposed map shifts every Everett City Council district

Census data from 2020 prompted several “small tweaks” to council district boundaries.

Cars wait to turn onto Highway 9 from Bickford Avenue on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Highway 9 stretch closing for roundabout work next week

Drivers will need to use detours as the closure affects the stretch between Second and 30th streets in Snohomish.

Commanding Officer Meghan Bodnar is greeted by her son Grady, who hasn’t seen her in 224 days, at Naval Station Everett on Thursday, Aug. 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
After 200-plus days abroad, Navy destroyers return to Everett homeport

The USS Gridley is one of the few women-led ships, attesting to a growing number of women in the U.S. military.

A concept drawing shows the future multi-use path along U.S. 2 between 179th Avenue Southeast and the North Kelsey Street shopping area. (City of Monroe)
Monroe to start building walking, biking path along U.S. 2

The long-awaited project will give pedestrians and cyclists a safe route to the North Kelsey Street shopping area.

Grand Apartments’ owners are under scrutiny over alleged unpermitted electrical and plumbing work. Photographed in Everett, Washington on August 11, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Decision delayed on $4,500 in fines for Grand Apartments owner

An attorney for the landlord said he only learned of the hearing 15 minutes before it started Thursday.

Jennifer Bereskin is a housing advocate who was previously homeless in south Snohomish County.  Photographed on August 9, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Where shelter space has been scarce, Lynnwood explores ‘rapid rehousing’

Jennifer Bereskin grew up couch-surfing near Lynnwood. A new program seeks to create an easier path for this generation.

Man dies in motorcycle crash that snarled I-5 in Everett

Washington State Patrol: he tried to speed by another driver but lost control and hit the shoulder barrier.

Rev. Barbara Raspberry, dressed in her go-to officiating garments, sits in the indoor chapel at her home, the Purple Wedding Chapel, on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022, in Everett, Washington. The space used to be two bedrooms, but she and her husband Don took down a wall converted them into a room for wedding ceremonies the day after their youngest son moved out over 20 years ago. The room can seat about 20 for in-person ceremonies, plus it serves as a changing room for brides and is the setting for virtual weddings that Raspberry officiates between brides and their incarcerated fiancees at the Monroe Correctional Complex. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Everett’s oh-so-colorful Purple Wedding Chapel is in the red

Rev. Rasberry has hitched hundreds of couples over the years. After her husband died, she’s unsure if she can keep the place.

Most Read