Around Town

  • By Oscar B Halpert Enterprise editor
  • Tuesday, November 25, 2008 12:21pm

Boy wins fire prevention grand prize

More than 100 children in Snohomish County learned how to keep their families safe from fire by participating in the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association Fire Prevention Month coloring Contest

Entrants submitted posters that highlighted the theme of “Preventing Home Fires”.

Grand Prize winner Joel Aaron of Lynnwood was rewarded with a T-shirt with a copy of his poster printed on the front, a pizza party and a personalized tour of his local fire station.

The Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association teamed up with Sno-isle Libraries and Safe Kids Snohomish County during October to sponsor the contest.

Members of the Snohomish County Fire Prevention Association are fire marshals, fire inspectors and public educators from fire departments across the county that band together to get fire prevention information to citizens.

Big band comes to Lynnwood Dec. 6

Lynnwood Senior Center will host the Sky Performing Arts’ “In the Mood – A 1940’s Musical Review” beginning with a buffet at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6, at the Cedar Valley Grange Hall, 20526 52nd Ave. W, Lynnwood.

A USO-style big band extravaganza follows theluncheon with host Bill McKenzie, a company of singers and the Sky Notes Orchestra.

Lynnwood Senior Center will present the event in partnership with Aegis of Lynnwood.

Admission is $13 for Lynnwood and south county senior center members, and $18 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required. Limited free parking is available, and a free shuttle will be available from Lynnwood Senior Center to the Cedar Valley Grange.

For registration information, contact Lynnwood Senior Center at 425-670-5050, or send e-mail to:

Jail siting meeting will be Dec. 11

Public forums and environmental reviews are planned on six potential sites for a new 640-bed Municipal Jail for cities in King County, one of which is near the city of Mountlake Terrace.

The Shoreline site, Grace Cole Education Complex, formerly referred to as the Aldercrest Annex or old Kellogg, is located at 2545 NE 200th St.

A public forum is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, in the main dining room of the Pagoda Student Union Building at Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave.N.

The 23 cities of North/East King County are moving forward with an environmental review and a public comment period to study six potential sites for a regional municipal jail.

For more information, see

Rotary’s Sharing Tree awaits you

The Brier-Terrace Rotary club in partnership with General Growth Properties, Inc. will again sponsor the Sharing Tree at Alderwood mall.

For the past 21 years, the club has collected and distributed donated gifts at the mall’s Center Court.

The need is greater than ever. If you want to participate, Rotarians will accept your gift from Nov. 28 to Dec. 24

For midweek updates, visit

Talk to us