Council passes new animal rules
In response to Arlington’s rapid population growth in recent years, the City Council approved a new animal-control ordinance.
The new rules include: limits of three adult dogs and three adult cats per home; pets (except cats) must be on a leash; the police chief will decide dangerous-dog issues; noise violations will be issued after one warning in 60 days or three warnings in a year; and animal waste must be scooped up.
The council took out one clause that would have limited chickens or other fowl to six per residence.
To see the rest of the 18-page ordinance, contact City Hall at 360-403-3441.
Nugent headlines classic rock fest
Ted Nugent is headlining the lineup at this year’s Classic Rock Festival, which features three days of concerts Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Darrington Rodeo Grounds, about four miles west of Darrington on Highway 530.
Sunday’s artists include Nugent, Gregg Rolie, Ronnie Montrose and The Fixx, among others. Show time for the opening act is 1 p.m.
On Saturday, Edgar Winter is the headliner, with Rick Derringer, John Waite and Howard Leese also playing.
Friday includes several classic rock tribute bands.
Day passes cost $80, while a three-day pass costs $150.
Camping for four people costs $60. For tickets, call 425-742-1640. Tickets are also available at Jimmy Jacks, 13428 Highway 99 in Everett, 425-745-1590.
For more information, visit www.theclassicrockfestival.com.
‘Night Out’ event is this evening
An Edmonds Kind of Night Out, the city’s annual National Night Out event, is scheduled for today.
The event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Francis Anderson Center Field, 750 Main St.
Food, games, pony rides for kids, J.P. Patches, live music, police and fire equipment and vehicle demonstrations will be part of the festivities.
Mayor Gary Haakenson, Police Chief David Stern and Assistant Chief Gerry Gannon will grill and serve free hot dogs.
The event is free. For more information, call the police department at 425-771-0200.
Lowell opens its doors for tour
Visitors are invited to a guided tour of the historic Lowell Neighborhood with local historian David Dilgard at 11 a.m. Saturday beginning at Lowell Community Church, 5218 S. Second Ave.
The 90-minute walking tour, which is open to the public, is $12, or $10 for Historic Everett members. Tickets are available at the event.
See some of the oldest and most charming homes in the south Everett area and learn about early Snohomish River native residents, early logging and mill town growth. For more information, visit www.HistoricEverett.org.
Lake Stevens man wins boat raffle
The Lake Stevens Lions Club raised more than $10,000 by raffling off a pontoon party boat during the Aquafest festival. The money will be used for community projects the club supports.
Lake Stevens resident Gary Brennick won the boat, which was donated by the Frank Platt family.
Interurban trolley opens for tours
The Interurban Trolley is now open for tours during extended summer hours.
The trolley is located at Heritage Park, 19921 Poplar Way.
Tour guides Gary and Jeanne Rogers will discuss the trolley’s history from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, and Aug. 17 and 20. Tours can be arranged at other times or for special occasions by calling 425-744-6478.
Free story times today at library
The Marysville Public Library invites youngsters 13 to 23 months old and their caregivers to the Tickly Toddle story time to enjoy word-play, rhythm-and-rhyme and movement fun. A playtime will follow the program, so caregivers should bring some of the toddlers’ favorite toys.
The free program will begin at 10:30 this morning at the library, 6120 Grove St.
A family story time will be held this evening for families to listen to stories and songs. That program begins at 7.
Night Out event well attended
Hundreds of Mill Creek area residents attended Tuesday’s National Night Out event at McCollum Park.
The three-hour event, aimed at increasing neighborhood cohesiveness to fight crime, featured a variety of games, live music, free food, a dunk tank, speed pitch booth and displays of emergency service and military vehicles.
Two of the more popular attractions were a Snohomish County Search and Rescue helicopter and a U.S. Army Humvee.
Snohomish County Fire District 1 also had several of its vehicles on display, and it performed a demonstration of a car rescue in conjunction with firefighters from Fire District 7.
The event was put on by Mill Creek police, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office and a variety of local groups.
Other National Night Out events were held Tuesday in Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.
Shelter holds open house
Monroe Gospel Women’s Mission, a homeless shelter for women, will have an open house 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at 450 S. Lewis St.
Mayor Donnetta Walser and Neil Watkins, executive director of the Monroe Chamber of Commerce, will attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the shelter’s opening. Everyone is invited to see what the shelter is like.
For more information, call the shelter at 360-863-9003.
Biodiesel fuel at farmers market
Biodiesel fuel will be available at the Mukilteo Farmers Market today.
Motorists can fill up their vehicles with biodiesel between 6 and 8 p.m. in the parking lot behind the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave. The fuel costs $3.10 per gallon.
Biodiesel fuel can be used in most diesel vehicles. The fuel will be available at the farmers market every other Thursday through Oct. 13.
The farmers market is open from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 20.
For more information call 425-750-6945 or go to www. mukilteofarmersmarket.org.
Center offers rug making lessons
The Snohomish Senior Center is offering free rug-making lessons with a professional rug maker. Participants can learn a different needlepoint technique for making rugs, pillows, mats, wall hangings and gifts. Kits start from under $20 and include everything participants need.
For more information or to sign up for the class, call 360-668-0264. Classes are 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Fridays from Aug. 5 through Aug. 26 at the senior center, 171 Cypress Ave.
Council meets tonight at 7
City Council meets at 7 tonight at City Hall, 10220 270th St. NW.
On the agenda is an amendment to a loan agreement between the city and the state Department of Ecology.
The council will also consider a deal with the Puget Sound Law Enforcement Information Exchange.