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Arlington: Celebrate Olympic Avenue

A series of events is planned Saturday to celebrate the reopening of Olympic Avenue. The downtown street has been under reconstruction for months. Crews tore up and replaced the street and added new sidewalks, light poles and landscaping.

Saturday’s celebration is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. with a farmer’s market and an October Hunt garage sale and swap meet on the Centennial Trail. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and parade are scheduled for 2 p.m. and the Legion Park Gazebo is scheduled to be dedicated at 2:30 p.m.

The Bite of Arlington is planned for 1 to 4 p.m., and a poker walk is scheduled for 3 to 5 p.m. Live entertainment, children’s activities and games are also planned.

Camano Island: Auction helps shelter

An auction to benefit the Camano Animal Shelter is planned for 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, at the Camano Senior and Community Center, 606 Arrowhead Road.

The Forever Home event will feature wine tasting, food pairing, and silent and live auctions. Camano Island artist Jack Gunter is hosting the event.

Tickets are available at the Camano Animal Shelter and at Camano Island Wine Sellers at Brindles Marketplace in Terry’s Corner.

Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 at the door.

Volunteers are needed. For more information, call 360-387-1902.

Stanwood: Meet top city job candidate

The Stanwood City Council is scheduled to fill the city’s top administrative job at a meeting at 7 p.m. today at the Stanwood-Camano School District Administration Building’s board room, 26920 Pioneer Highway. The public is invited to meet the candidate from 6 to 7 p.m.

The city will not release the candidate’s name in advance, said Mathew Pruitt, Stanwood’s human resources director.

The current city administrator, William Beckman, plans to retire in January, Pruitt said.

The council also plans to discuss adding a student adviser to the council and establishing a salary commission at the meeting.

Today’s Public Meetings

Granite Falls Parks Commission, 7 p.m., City Hall, 206 S. Granite Ave.

Stanwood City Council, 7 p.m., Fire Station, 8117 267th St. NW.

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