North Snohomish County update

Arlington: Sea Gals to sign autographs

The Seattle Seahawks’ cheerleaders, the Sea Gals, will be on hand to sign autographs from noon to 1 p.m. today at the 7-Eleven store at 17127 Smokey Point Blvd. A free lunch will be served during the Sea Gals’ visit.

Darrington: Trail, river access freed up

The Snohomish County Council approved spending $230,000 in conservation futures tax money Wednesday to buy the Dashiell property, originally part of the abandoned Fortson Mill. The 16-acre property is adjacent to Whitehorse Trail, a future recreation trail that remains mostly closed to the public. It follows a former rail line between Arlington and Darrington. The county parks system intends to use the Dashiell property for trailhead parking, access to the Stillaguamish River and additional open space. The Snohomish County Conservation Futures advisory board recommended the acquisition in July.

Granite Falls: Fire District 17 open house

Granite Falls Fire District 17 will host an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Those who stop by the station at 116 S. Granite Ave. can meet firefighters, go on a tour, see the fire trucks, learn about fire safety and be part of other activities. All children must be accompanied by an adult at the open house. Food and beverages will be provided.

More info: 360-691-5553.

Marysville: Parks and Recreation guide

The 2010 Fall and Winter Marysville Parks and Recreation Activities Guide and Marysville Messenger publication is now available. The guide contains all upcoming classes, activities, sports and recreation and special events, as well as general community news.

Copies can be picked up at several locations including Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave.; Marysville Parks and Recreation, 6915 Armar Road; Marysville Library, 6120 Grove St.; and Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, 8825 34th Ave. NE, Suite C.

The guide can also be viewed on the city’s website:

Stanwood: Soap Box Derby Rally Race set

The community’s first soap box derby rally race is set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at 7430 276th St. NW.

More info: 360-629-5257.

Anniversary for clinic

Safe Harbor Free Clinic staff and volunteers plan to celebrate the clinic’s first anniversary from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Skagit Clinic, 9631 269th St, NW, Stanwood. The free clinic is open from 6 to 9 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month. Low-income and uninsured patients can receive basic medical services.

More info: 425-870-7384 or

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