Community Focus

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  • Monday, March 3, 2008 6:53am

Time change for pier closure

The fishing pier on the Edmonds waterfront will be closed from 6:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays July 27 – Sept. 7 due to construction.

Originally the pier was to close at 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday.

Church collects school items

Westgate Chapel Emergency Services is collecting school supplies for low-income students from the Edmonds area.

Items can be dropped off from 8:30 a.m.- 5 p.m. weekdays through Monday, Aug. 22 at the church located at 22901 Edmonds Way.

Supplies will be distributed to families registering at the Westgate food bank on Thursday, Aug. 25.

The church estimates approximately 400 students will need essentials such as pens, pencils, notebooks, backpacks, paper, glue, scissors, erasers, compasses, protractors, binders, crayons and rulers.

Also needed are new or gently worn shoes, jackets and other apparel. Personal items including deodorant, hairbrushes, combs and shoelaces also will be accepted.

For more information contact Margaret Smith at 425-775-2776 or

DSHS kits target abuse prevention

Free kits with tips on recognizing and dealing with adult abuse are available from the Department of Social and Health Services.

The kits address all forms of vulnerable-adult abuse including physical, sexual, mental, neglect, self-neglect, financial exploitation, personal exploitation and abandonment.

Kits may be requested by calling DSHS Aging and Disability Services Administration at 1-800-422-3263 during regular weekday business hours.

RSVP needs transport help

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Snohomish County is seeking drivers to transport agency clients to and from medical appointments.

Shifts are adapted to volunteers’ schedules and mileage is reimbursed.

Drivers must be over age 21 and have insurance, a valid driver’s license and a safe running vehicle.

Those interested are asked to contact John McAlpine at 425-257-2111 ext. 3374 or

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Snohomish County matches the skills, training and preferences of persons 55 years and older to available opportunities and promotes their voluntary services as a valuable community resource.

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