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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 1:12pm

Crime seminar offered for rental managers

Increase your knowledge, skills and effectiveness as a landlord by attending the Crime-Free Multi-Housing Seminar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 14 at the Spartan Gym.

This annual program for Shoreline rental managers and property owners will include topics such as CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design), tenant screening and background checks, evictions procedures, what to do if there are drugs in your rental, Section B Housing and domestic violence awareness.

The program is offered free of charge, but registration is required. To register, contact Shoreline Police Officer Leona Obstler at 206-546-3636 or

Volunteers needed to prepare taxes

United Way of Snohomish County is seeking volunteers to help prepare income taxes for working and low-income families at a free tax preparation and e-filing site during the upcoming tax season.

Volunteers should have some experience preparing their own taxes and be comfortable using a computer. Volunteers are asked to commit to one 4-5 hour shift per week during the tax season, mid-January to mid-April. Volunteers will be trained and certified by the IRS on tax preparation and software. Knowledge of tax law is helpful, but not necessary. Volunteers who speak a foreign language are especially needed.

Volunteers can also help in other ways, such as greeting and screening clients.

For more information or to volunteer, call United Way at 425-374-5506 or e-mail You may also see a complete volunteer job description and sign up online at United Way’s Web site — see “Hot News” at

Help end hunger in Western Washington

Help feed hungry people in our community by becoming a Product Recovery Specialist at Food Lifeline.

On a mission to end hunger in Western Washington, the nonprofit announced a new volunteer program that provides wholesome, nutritious food to those who need it, and supports community partnerships with retail grocery stores.

Volunteers will handle perishable food donations from local grocers, sorting products for quality and safety, and rescuing thousands of pounds of food each week from landfills for distribution to emergency shelters, meal programs and food banks in the Puget Sound area.

Qualified volunteers should be able to commit to a three-hour shift one afternoon a week, read food labels in English and follow written culling guidelines, lift a maximum of 15-20 pounds and work cooperatively in small groups.

For more information, contact Stacia Bowe, volunteer resources assistant, at, or call 206-545-6600.

Holiday Crafts coming to town

The third annual Holiday Crafts Market is coming to town on Nov. 17 and The Spartan Recreation Center (SRC) gymnasium will be transformed into a winter wonderland of gifts.

Over 50 juried artisans will sell their handmade crafts and wares. So grab your shopping bag and wallet and start your holiday shopping. Everyone is welcome. Food bank donations will be taken at the door.

The SRC is located on the southeast corner of the Shoreline Center Campus.

Health and Safety at Third Place Commons

Flu shots, quick massages and reduced-price bike helmets will all be part of the Health and Safety Fair on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Third Place Commons, 17171 Bothell Way NE.

Special presentations will be made about walking foot reflexology, home fire safety, household product poison safety, molecular enhancer and natural yard care.

The fair is sponsored by the Northshore Fire Department.

See you at the Winter Market

Who said you’d have to wait until spring to see your favorite farmers again? The Lake Forest Park Farmers Market comes indoors to Third Place Commons Nov. 18.

Shop the Market from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and find local produce for Thanksgiving dinner.

And be sure to mark your calendars because the Market’s back in the Commons on Dec. 16.

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