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New gym celebrates with donation to Boys & Girls Club

Planet Fitness in Everett opened on Sept. 18. The celebration included presentation of a $500 donation to the Cascade Boys & Girls Club. The Cascade… Continue reading

Scholarship awarded to teen with local Coast Guard ties

The U.S. Coast Guard Foundation awarded a scholarship to Taylor Venema, daughter of EM1 Joshua Morgan, from Everett. Venema, who attends the University of Maine,… Continue reading

Marysville firefighters given Phoenix Award

The Marysville Fire District on Sept. 19 presented a Phoenix Award to nine members in honor of their actions to help save the life of… Continue reading

Local appliance store raises $11K for local nonprofits

Cory Long of Judd & Black presented an $8,000 check to Christmas House and a $3,000 check to the North Everett Boys & Girls Club… Continue reading

Lynnwood Kiwanis give and give — $8,200, in the latest round

The Kiwanis Club of Lynnwood recently presented donations to a variety of nonprofits. Grants include $2,000 to the Lynnwood Food Bank, $1,500 to the Edmonds… Continue reading

Marysville man honors high school roots at Navy commissioning

U.S. Navy Ensign Leighton Flores recently graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. For his commissioning ceremony, Flores returned home… Continue reading

Golf tourney named for legendary Coach Armstrong raises $15K

The annual Coach Armstrong Memorial Golf Tournament was held Aug. 10 at the Snohomish Public Golf Course and raised $15,275 for the Snohomish Education Foundation.… Continue reading

National Merit semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced the names of about 16,000 semifinalists nationwide for its annual National Merit Scholarship Program. From that pool, 7,500… Continue reading

Boeing folks hang out with Boys & Girls Clubs

Volunteers from Boeing spent time at the Cascade and Everett Boys & Girls Clubs in recent weeks for Liftoff For Learning events. The volunteers distributed… Continue reading

Foundation awards more than $10,800 in grants

The Cascade Valley Health Foundation recently awarded grants to five local organizations to support community health and services: • $3,500 for Snohomish County Volunteer Search… Continue reading

Award will help fire chief address PTSD in first responders

South County Fire Deputy Chief Shaughn Maxwell has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the International Association of Fire Chiefs Foundation. He is one of… Continue reading

100 women = $8K for local charities

100+ Women Who Care of South Snohomish County has donated approximately $10,000 to two local nonprofits this year. The group in May donated $4,050 to… Continue reading

Kamiak alum graduates from Marine Corps officer training

U.S. Marine Corps 2nd Lt. Samuel Stewart graduated Aug. 18 from Officer Candidates School in Quanitco, Virginia, and received his officer’s commission Aug. 24 at… Continue reading

School garden reaps rewards for summer camp kids

Students attending summer camp at Eagle Creek Elementary School in Arlington got to keep some fruits of their classmates’ labors. Students took home bags of… Continue reading

Students get back-to-school boost from Rotary

The Alderwood-Terrace Rotary Club recently marked its 15th Back to School Shopping Event. A total of 52 students, from Spruce and Mountlake Terrace elementary schools,… Continue reading

ORCA uses National Science Foundation grant for geoscience

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) is receiving a $333,688 grant from the National Science Foundation to increase the number of college students… Continue reading

Teens lend a helping hand for young trees, salmon

Twenty high school seniors from Goodwill’s Youth Aerospace Job Training program teamed up with the Adopt A Stream Foundation on Aug. 8 to help maintain… Continue reading

Lake Stevens girl finishes in Top 10 at Arab horse competition

Miley DeFalco, 11, of Lake Stevens, competes in the Arab horse circuit and recently finished in the Top 10 for her age group at the… Continue reading

Foundation gives Hand in Hand a $20,000 hand

The Norcliffe Foundation awarded a two-year grant of $20,000 to Hand in Hand, a nonprofit working with families and children in the south Everett area.… Continue reading

Cheer squads attend summer camps to hone skills

Local high school cheerleaders participated in Universal Cheerleaders Association camps this summer and earned recognition. Teens attended UCA camps at the University of Puget Sound,… Continue reading