Street fair group plans work party

The Arlington Street Fair’s planning committee is meeting in a work party at 6:30 p.m. today at the Greater Arlington Chamber of Commerce office, 120 N. Olympic Ave.

The group will prepare a mailing to solicit fair vendors. The downtown fair, which runs July 9-11 this year, features vendors of arts, crafts and other wares, as well as live music and food. Applications will be available at the Chamber office.

The Chamber is also looking for a coordinator for the grand parade for July 4. For more information, call 360-435-3708.



design discussion

The Architectural Design Board will meet with the City Council tonight at 7 in council chambers at the Public Safety Complex, 250 Fifth Ave. N.

Also on the agenda are: Meadowdale landslide hazard area development changes; a sewer special connection fee; buying a 2004 van for $32,184.50; signing a contract for critical areas and comprehensive plan support; and getting bids for a major overlay project.

At 6:30 p.m., there will be an executive session regarding legal matters.


Neighbors will

discuss park signs

The Northwest Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. today at in the third-floor piano lounge of the Washington Oakes Retirement Center, 1717 Rockefeller Ave.

Everett Parks and Recreation officials will discuss interpretive signage for Grand and Legion Parks. Also, projects for neighborhood mini grant allocations will be selected.

For more information, please contact Mary Jane Anderson at 259-2233.

Radio station adds to Saturday show

Rapper Master P has been added to the list of musicians scheduled to attend the KUBE 93.3 FM birthday concert at the Everett Events Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The concert will also feature Big Boi from the Grammy-winning rap and hip-hop duo Outkast, as well as Jagged Edge, Master P, Ying Yang Twins, Baby Bash and Cassidy.

Tickets are $35, $46 and $51, plus service charges, and can be purchased at the arena’s box office, online at, or by calling 866-332-8499.

Lake Stevens

Sewer district meeting today

Lake Stevens Sewer District commissioners will discuss city-district comprehensive planning, an update on the district’s office facilities, and an update on current projects.

The commissioners meet at 3:30 p.m. today at district headquarters, 9327 Fourth St. NE, Suite 8, Everett. The meeting is open to the public.


Planning board will meet tonight

The Planning Commission will discuss development codes and the 2004 comprehensive plan update, including surrounding jurisdictions at its meeting tonight. Other agenda items include recent city council actions. The commission meets at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1049 State Ave.

Firefighters get $184,000 grant

The Marysville Fire District has received a $184,030 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to upgrade its emergency radio system.

The grant will pay for the district to switch to the new 800-megahertz radio system.

The 800-megahertz system provides more emergency radio channels and uses them more efficiently than the existing VHF system, said Ron Solemsaas, Snohomish County Emergency Radio System project coordinator.

The change is meant to help speed aid to 911 callers, ensure that dispatchers can send emergency crews during a major disaster and improve radio coverage.

The $34.2 million communications system is being installed in two phases, starting with the county’s southwest corner.

Marysville’s grant was provided through the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Mill Creek

Library annexation, EMS on agenda

At a study session prior to tonight’s City Council meeting, the council will discuss putting an emergency medical services levy on the Sept. 14 ballot.

It also will discuss annexation into the Sno-Isle Regional Library System.

The session starts at 6 at 15728 Mill Creek Blvd.

A mitigation plan, neighborhood boundaries and Snohomish County Tomorrow also are on the agenda.

At the 7:30 council meeting, there will be an executive session to discuss personnel matters.

Also, there will be staff reports, a proclamation for Public Health Week, and a parking and easement agreement with St. Francis Episcopal Church.


Hospital sets free car-seat workshop

Valley General Hospital will offer free “Choosing and Using a Car Seat” 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 24 at 14701 179th Ave. SE. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office will provide a presentation and car seat inspection. To register, call the hospital’s community relations at 360-794-1411 or register online at


Public hearing

set for annexation

The City Council will meet for a public hearing about a 175-acre annexation east of Highway 9, called the Sier annexation, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 at its regular meeting.

The petition-based annexation had been suspended since the state Supreme Court struck down the petition method of annexations in 2002. But the annexation has been revived after the high court overturned the decision early this year. For more information, call 360-568-3115.


Fun continues every Friday night

The YMCA of Marysville is continuing its fun night program in Stanwood.

The program is geared for sixth through eighth grades, 7-9:30 p.m. every Friday at Stanwood Middle School, 9405 271st St. NW.

The night includes pizza, crafts, dodgeball, billiards, open gym, air hockey, pingpong and more. Adults who want to volunteer can call 360-653-9622, ext. 111.

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