North County Update

Arlington: Nonprofit solicits volunteers

Village Community Services is recruiting volunteers with expertise in finance, manufacturing or special education to sit on its board of directors, which meets monthly.

The nonprofit agency needs people who believe in the rights, talents and potential of people with disabilities.

More info: Michelle Dietz-Date, 360-653-7752, ext. 14.

Property sale to help fund firehouse rebuild

The city of Arlington has sold 3.5 acres originally slated for a new firehouse on the south side of the city. The sale is worth about $625,000.

In addition, the city recently received more than $500,000 in assets from Snohomish County Fire Protection District 12 in Marysville after the cities discontinued an interlocal agreement for fire protection in Smokey Point.

The money will be used to make improvements to the downtown Station 46 firehouse.

Winning Eagle Festival poets are named

Arlington Eagle Festival poetry contest winners are Ernest Currie, first-place wildlife poem; E.A. Credgington, second-place wildlife poem; Fran Kaufman and Jordan Huot, tied for best nature poem; E.A. Credgington, second-place nature poem. The contest was sponsored by the Friends of the Arlington Library.

Darrington: Groups need Web volunteers

The Darrington Historical Society, the Darrington Community Center board and Cascades Senior Center members are looking for volunteers to help them set up Web pages.

More info: Leah Tyson at

Marysville: First aid, CPR classes planned

Classes in first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation are planned in Marysville.

The first-aid class is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Ken Baxter Senior-Community Center, 514 Delta Ave.

The CPR class is scheduled for the same time Thursday at the same location. It will include instruction on automatic external defibrillation. Cost is $30 per class. Registration is required.

More info: 360-363-8400.

Stanwood: High school senior hosts MDA fundraiser

Stanwood High School senior Paige Woods plans to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at a cabaret and auction she has planned for 7 to 9 tonight at Stanwood Elementary School, 10227 273rd Place NW.

The $5 admission includes a raffle ticket. Auction items include a print from Camano Island artist Jack Gunter.

Woods’ mother, Lacey, has muscular dystrophy. Woods will be joined by her sisters and other members of the Stanwood Jazz Choir in a performance.

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