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I-5 overpass work coming this week

The new overpass project at Smokey Point will cause more detours on I-5 this week.

Graham Construction will be setting 12 girders for the new span over I-5.

Traffic will be restricted to one lane from 10 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday and again at the same times the next evening on the overpass at 172nd Street NE.

All northbound lanes on I-5 will be closed from midnight to 5 a.m. Wednesday and again Thursday. During those times, I-5 traffic will be directed by the State Patrol to the offramp at exit 206, across 172nd Street and to the I-5 onramp.


School supplies sought for kids

School supplies may be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way. Donations will be accepted through Aug. 22.

The supplies will be distributed to families registering at the food bank Aug. 25.

Call Margaret Smith at 425-775-2776 or e-mail msmith@ westgatechapel.com.


EvCC to break ground Tuesday

A ceremonial groundbreaking of Everett Community College’s newest building will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the construction site, north of the main entrance at 2000 Tower St.

The arts and sciences building, which will house visual arts and physical sciences programs, will be the campus’ largest at 87,500 square feet when it opens in January 2007. It’s the first new building in the college’s building plan and part of a 14-acre expansion east to Broadway.

In the next six years, the college also plans to add an early learning center, undergraduate education center, health professions building, new library and parking garage. A transit center will be completed by fall of 2006.

Island County

Senior center director resigns

Howard Thomas, 57, Oak Harbor’s senior center director, is resigning after two and a half years.

Thomas has been active with senior issues, serving on the city’s Senior Center Advisory Board for 13 years. He has led a $1.5 million campaign to expand the center.

Thomas is moving to Durango, Colo.

Lake Stevens

Youngsters invited for free fishing

Children 13 and younger are invited to go fishing at North Cove Park in downtown Lake Stevens.

Greg’s Custom Fishing Rods &Supplies will provide the equipment.

The free event is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the park, near the Lake Stevens Library, 1804 Main St.

For more information, call Kim Edwards at 425-397-7433.


Library hosts two programs today

The Marysville Public Library will host two free programs this morning: a story time for preschoolers and a puppet show with live music for all ages.

The story time is for youngsters 3 to 5 years old. A caregiver must accompany the child. The story time will be at 10:15 a.m. at the library, 6120 Grove St.

The award-winning Oregon Shadow Theatre will bring the Appalachian fairytale “Jack and the Varmints” to life with colorful shadow puppets and music at 11 this morning at the library.

The Friends of the Marysville Library, the Marysville Rotary Club and the Tulalip Tribes provided funding for the free program.


City Center plan receives award

The Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association and the Planning Association of Washington designated City Center as one of seven recipients of their merit award, the top honor given by the organizations. The city was selected from among 22 applicants.

The City Center plan calls for redevelopment of part of central Lynnwood into a compact, pedestrian-friendly downtown.


First town festival set on weekend

The first Monroe Summerfest is scheduled to take place Saturday and Sunday at Lake Tye Park, 14964 Fryelands Blvd.

The festival will feature a 3-on-3 basketball competition, Shakespeare in the park, art, food and live musical entertainment all day.

For more information, call the Monroe Chamber of Commerce at 360-794-5488.


Library will host baby story times

Rhymes and stories for parents and caregivers to share with their babies are featured at “Baby and Me Storytimes” Tuesday at the Mukilteo Library.

Two story time sessions are scheduled, for 10 and 11 a.m., at the library at 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd.

Following story time there will be 20 minutes of playtime for parents and babies to interact. The free event is for babies 18 months of age and younger. Prior registration is required.

For more information call 425-493-8202.


Police seek grant for equipment

The Snohomish Police Department recently applied for a grant through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

If approved, the grant will pay the department for about $50,000 of tactical equipment and training.

For more information, call City Hall at 360-568-3115.


AAUW looking for new artists

The Stanwood-Arlington branch of the American Association of University Women is looking for new artists to participate in the 24th annual AAUW Invitational Art Show and Sale, Oct. 14-15 at St. Cecilia’s Hall in Stanwood.

Artists can bring two samples of their work from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 to the Stanwood Library, 9701 271st St. NW.

Notifications of selected art will be made by Sept. 1.

Proceeds are used for local scholarships.

For more information, call 360-939-0995 or 360-387-1393.


Tribe’s planning panel set to meet

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

The meeting is open to the public.

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