Around Town

  • By Oscar Halpert Enterprise editor
  • Tuesday, December 23, 2008 2:35pm

Bus schedules

to be changed

during holiday

Community Transit will have a number of changes for the holidays. Buses will operate on Sunday schedules on Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25, and New Year’s Day, Thursday, Jan 1.

Dial-A-Ride Transportation (DART) paratransit service will be available based on the Sunday schedule. There will be no commuter service.

Boeing commuter service also will not operate Dec. 24 to Jan. 1, to coincide with that company’s holiday schedule.

On Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24, and New Year’s Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 31, buses will operate on regular schedules.

Also on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day, Customer Information Services phone lines and the RideStore will be closed. Both will have reduced hours on Christmas Eve.

Blood center urges you to donate blood

Snow and ice has kept people off the roads, which is a good thing, but it’s also hampered the supply of blood.

Puget Sound Blood Center has cancelled more than 15 blood drives, lost more than 1,000 donations because of the weather. Another 500 donations were lost following the Dec. 21 storm, causing a 25 percent drop in donations.

Because of the urgency of the moment, the center is asking the public to donate blood at any of its 11 donor centers through Dec. 31.

It takes more than 900 donor registrations every day to maintain an operational blood supply in Western Washington.

To schedule an appointment, call 1-800-398-7888. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Visit for donation center hours of operation and driving directions. Lynnwood’s center is located at 19723 Highway 99, Suite F. The phone number there is 425-774-6366.

Lynnwood VFW supports troops

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Lynnwood Post 1040 &its Auxiliary, collected and sent 32 pounds of coffee, candy and popcorn to the U.S. Army troops in Afghanistan. Another package will be sent to U.S. Marines.

PAWS seeks award nominations

The Progressive Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) is seeking nominations of local youths who have shown outstanding compassion toward animals for its fourth annual Youth Helping Animals Award. The deadline for nominations is Feb.2.

Last year’s recipients were 12-year-olds Audrey Long and Theresa Edwards, honored for speaking out against puppy mills. After researching these unsanitary, imprisoning and loveless mass breeding facilities, the girls composed letters to their state legislators on the issue and urged legislation. Nominees must be 18 years old or younger and live in the Greater Puget Sound area.

The recipient will be formally presented with the award at PAWS’ Wild Night gala on March 14 and also recognized on and in PAWS magazine.

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