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The Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation plans a Tupperware sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday at the hospital in Arlington.

Proceeds benefit the hospital and its clinics.


Cascadia Community College is hosting a new online learning Web site called The eLearning Center at http://cascadia.theelearningcenter.com.

The new site is offered through Fort Worth, Texas-based Gatlin Learning Inc.

The eLearning Center offers self-study courses on a variety of subjects, such as business to public service, through several national online education content providers. Course prices range from $25 to $5,000.

Enroll through the Web site.

People who need help quitting smoking can learn about quitting by hypnosis at a class offered by Edmonds Parks and Recreation.

The $35 class is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. June 20 at the parks and recreation building at 700 Main St.

To register or for more information, call 425-771-0230 or go to www.reczone.org.


Homeless camps that want to put down stakes in Everett will face strict conditions, including establishing a code of conduct and a requirement to notify neighbors.

The City Council passed an ordinance Wednesday that establishes ground rules if groups want to set up in Everett.

Tent City, a Seattle-based encampment of up to 100 homeless people who live in a group of tents, has said it has no plans to open a camp in Snohomish County.

The new ordinance:

  • Limits the number of residents to 100.

  • Requires a code of conduct for residents.

  • Sets the maximum stay for a camp to 90 days a year.

  • Requires setbacks and obscuring fencing.

  • Opens camps to random visits from police, building officials and health inspectors.

  • Requires the host to try to verify the identification of guests to obtain sex offender and warrant checks.

    The second major engineering contract for Everett’s riverfront redevelopment project was given the green light Wednesday.

    Omaha, Neb.-based HDR Engineering Inc. was tapped to design a methane gas and polluted water collection system for a former dump that the city is required to clean up.

    The City Council approved the contract, which now goes to the mayor’s desk for final approval.

    Driver safety classes are planned by AARP from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Group Health Cooperative, 2930 Maple St., June 11 and 15.

    A $10 fee covers the cost of materials.

    Check your auto insurance company to see if completing the class will make you eligible for a discount.

    A valid driver’s license is needed at the class and participants must attend both sessions to receive certificates of completion.

    Call 425-261-1810 to register.

    Everett’s Senior Activities Center could soon get new exterior coating, windows and skylights.

    Botesch, Nash &Hall Architects, the Everett firm that designed Providence Everett Medical Center’s Pavilion for Women &Children, was selected by the City Council to design renovations to the senior center.

    The city agreed to pay the firm $45,000 for the work.

    The Camano Island Quilters morning group is scheduled to meet for the last time until September at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Odd Fellows Hall, 96 South Camano Ridge Road. A potluck luncheon is planned.

    Camano Island Quilters evening group is scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. June 7 at the Stanwood High School library, 7400 262 St. NW. The evening group plans to continue meeting through the summer.

    Tina Kitburi has been appointed to the city’s Arts Commission.

    Kitburi manages the ice carving business of her husband, carver Chan Kitburi.

    She is the organizer for the ice carving competition at the art festival for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, B.C., and is involved in efforts to promote Snohomish County as a destination in conjunction with the Olympics.

    The Arts Commission advises the City Council on arts-related matters and events.

    The Filipino American Community of Lynnwood is planning to celebrate the independence of Philippines at a celebration in June.

    The free event is scheduled for 2 p.m. June 16 at Roy’s Place, Kennelly Keys Music Hall, 4918 196th St. SW.

    The group wants to invite soldiers from Snohomish County who’ve served in Iraq and in other wars.

    Filipino-Americans from Shoreline to Arlington are also invited.

    A staff member from the Snohomish County PUD is scheduled to discuss alternative energy in a talk at the Marysville Library.

    The talk is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at the library, 6120 Grove St.

    Dena Peel, a PUD staff member, plans to present information on technologies such as ocean-wave energy, wind turbines, solar power, thermal generators and hydrogen fuel cells.

    For more information, call the library at 360-658-5000.

    The Snohomish Conservation District is still taking comments on its proposed 2008 special assessment.

    The assessment would provide the district with a stable funding source for programs and services to residents.

    Comments can also be e-mailed to supervisors@ snohomishcd.org. More information on the assessment can be found at www.snohomishcd.org or by calling 425-335-5634.

    Mukilteo is seeking people to write arguments for the August election’s voters pamphlet about two property tax measures that would raise money for parks and roads projects.

    Friday is the deadline to submit arguments to the city.

    If both measures are approved, the owner of a $350,000 home would pay about $245 more in taxes each year.

    The money would be used for projects including extending Harbour Reach Drive to Beverly Park Road and beautifying the Rosehill Community Center grounds.

    For more information, go to www.mukilteo.org or call City Clerk Christina Boughman at 425-355-4141, ext. 235.

    The Snohomish School Board recently appointed Josh Seek to fill its vacant District 3 seat, which covers the Machias and Dutch Hill elementary school areas.

    Seek, a father of three children in the district, has served on committees for the district in the past, including on a boundary group and another that looked at the high school variance policy.

    He replaces Cyd Nourigat, who resigned because of increased job responsibilities at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

    The Healthy Start Parent Mentor Program plans training for new-parent mentors beginning Monday. Volunteer mentors are needed in north Snohomish County.

    Mentors provide young parents with support and information to assist them in making healthy choices for themselves and their children.

    For more information or to schedule an interview, contact Karen Wilson at 425-895-9813 or e-mail karenw@chs-wa.org.

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