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Cascade Hospital holds book sale

The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation is putting on a book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the hospital, 330 S. Stillaguamish Ave. The sale will feature hundreds of new books and gifts with discounts of up to 70 percent.

All proceeds will benefit the hospital and its clinics.


Rotary works on housing project

Members of the Edmonds Rotary Club held a work party Wednesday to help prepare the Trinity Place Housing Complex in Lynnwood for a fall opening.

The project, financed by travel writer and television host Rick Steves, will rehabilitate a 24-unit apartment building at 19321 46th Ave. W. into a transitional housing complex for homeless women and children. The complex will be run by YWCA Pathways for Women.

The Edmonds Rotary Club will provide landscaping and maintenance support for its 15-year program commitment.


City offers grants for nonprofits

Applications for the city of Everett’s 2006 Human Needs Grant will be available beginning Friday for tax-exempt nonprofits serving Everett residents. All applications are due by 5 p.m. Oct. 3.

Applications may be picked up between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Wall Street Building, Suite 10-A, 2930 Wetmore Ave. To request an electronic application, e-mail cmcgourty@ci.everett.wa.us. To request a mailed application, call 425-257-8758.

For more information, call Karen Shaw at 425-257-7103.

I-5 open house set for Wednesday

An open house on upcoming I-5 construction will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Everett Library, 2702 Hoyt Ave.

Construction is set to begin Tuesday for the $220 million project that state Department of Transportation officials say will relieve congestion and bring carpool lanes, walls to block traffic noise and other environmental improvements to Everett.

At the open house, the project team will take questions and discuss ways to keep residents informed during the construction. For more information, call Connie Lewis at 425-405-1796 or e-mail everetthov@wsdot.wa.gov.

PUD board to discuss BPA rates

The Board of Commissioners for the Snohomish County PUD will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. today in its meeting room, 2320 California St. The following issues are expected to be discussed:

* Bonneville Power Administration rates. Utilities in the region are looking for a 10 percent rate reduction from BPA beginning Oct. 1, though BPA is signaling otherwise.

* Salmon recovery costs and environmental issues related to salmon.

* Long-term power contracts with BPA.

* Current status of transmission proposals in the Northwest.


AARP hosts picnic, breakfast

AARP’s Marysville chapter will host a potluck picnic meeting at noon Wednesday at the Ken Baxter Senior-Community Center, 514 Delta Ave. The Baxter Drama Thespians will perform after the picnic. Residents are invited to come and see what AARP is all about.

The group also will host a breakfast at 8 a.m. at Glenwood Mobile Estates, 5900 64th St. NE in the social hall. The cost is $3.


Tribes planning panel to meet

The Tulalip Tribes Planning Commission will meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday at 6319 23rd Ave. NE. The public is welcome.

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