Port Townsend, WAPeninsula Daily News

Port Townsend theater wins grant with community backing

PORT TOWNSEND — Key City Public Theatre has received its largest-ever grant, executive artistic director Denise Winter announced, thanks to the local supporters who came forward first. The playhouse at 419 Washington St. has been under renovation for more than a year now, with Winter and her crew hoping to...
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Mount Vernon, WAPosted by
Skagit Valley Herald

Mount Vernon Sidewalk Sale attracts a crowd

MOUNT VERNON — Plenty of folks took advantage of the opportunity to shop outside Saturday at the annual Mount Vernon Downtown Association Sidewalk Sale. And if that’s not enough, the monthly pop-up Valley Made Market will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday on the Riverwalk Plaza. It will feature the largest number of artisans to date selling a variety of handmade goods.
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Marysville, WAPosted by
Marysville Journal

Where to find the COVID-19 vaccine in Marysville

Here are several locations where you can find the vaccine in Marysville: 1. 16616 Twin Lakes Ave 360-652-4539; 2. 9925 State Ave (360) 653-0733; 3. 3711 88th St NE 360-530-7761; 4. 251 Marysville Mall 360-659-0492; 5. 3733 116th St NE 360-653-5178; 6. 1258 State Ave 360-659-2882; 7. 301 Marysville Mall
Mount Vernon, WAPosted by
Skagit Valley Herald

New pickleball courts open in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON — Six new pickleball courts are ready for action at Hillcrest Park. The completion of the courts — and the years of fundraising that made them possible — will be recognized next month in a ceremony accompanied by free lessons for potential players. The first dedicated pickleball courts...
Jefferson County, WAPort Townsend Leader

Four more COVID-19 infections found in Port Townsend

Jefferson County public health officials reported four new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in Port Townsend Friday. The additional infections pushed the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Jefferson County to 483 on Friday, July 23. Jefferson County Public Health does not provide information on individual cases, but a...
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Lynnwood, WAlynnwoodtoday.com

Reminder: Verdant offering South County Walks this summer

Verdant Health Commission is partnering with South Snohomish County Cities to promote good health and fitness through a series of free community walks called “South County Walks.”. The walks are led by volunteers, are typically two to three miles in length and take about an hour to complete. People of...
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Edmonds, WAmyedmondsnews.com

Haven’t voted yet? Check out these primary election resources

If you haven’t yet cast your vote in the Aug. 3 primary election, here’s a reminder of our election resources:. You can watch a video of the primary election debate for Edmonds City Council Positions 1 and 2 here. In addition, we have a written summary of the Position 1 debate here and the Position 2 debate here. And you can see who is donating to the candidates’ campaigns in this report here.
Seattle, WAHeraldNet

Author events and poetry readings around Snohomish County

Rebecca Houghton: The Neverending Bookshop presents a talk with the author of “Gaby and the Big Red Firedog” at 2 p.m. Aug. 7 via Zoom. The children’s picture book is set in Seattle. When Gaby moves to the city, she is convinced that the sirens she hears are the howling of the Big Red Firedog. Houghton’s Golden Retriever, Gaby, an ardent fan of Seattle’s Fire Station 2, inspired the author’s debut children’s book. Email theneverendingbookshop@gmail.com to get the Zoom link. More at www.theneverendingbookshop.com.
Everett, WAHeraldNet

Outdoors classes and activities around Snohomish County

Green Everett: The next Green Everett Partnership work party is from 9 to 11 a.m. July 31 at the South Everett Forest Preserve, 1018 109th St. SE, Everett. Help improve Everett’s parks and natural areas by removing invasive species, planting trees and maintaining plants. The Green Everett Partnership is a collaboration between the city parks department and Forterra, formerly the Cascade Land Conservancy. Call 425-238-0065 or go to www.greeneverett.org.
Jefferson County, WAPeninsula Daily News

Signs not recycled

PORT TOWNSEND — Last October, with the presidential election near, the Jefferson County Democrats ordered a batch of Biden-Harris signs from Capitol City Press in Olympia. “People were chitchatting,” said Libby Urner Wennstrom, the vice chair of the local Democrats who’s now running for Position 5 on the Port Townsend City Council.
Anacortes, WAPosted by
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Government Meetings

N The Anacortes City Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26, remotely. Listen in by calling 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID 892-5564-6791. The meeting is also available at us02web.zoom.us/j/89255646791. n The Concrete Town Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, July 26, remotely. Listen in by calling 1-253-215-8782, meeting ID...
Snohomish County, WAHeraldNet

PUD’s experimental solar power microgrid is ready to go live

ARLINGTON — Solar power, batteries, cars that can charge buildings, a self-sustaining energy grid. Snohomish County PUD’s $12 million microgrid is a clean energy experimenter’s dream. And it’s a tool that could one day become useful in the face of natural disasters, predicted to become more common as climate change persists.
Edmonds, WAHeraldNet

Issues abound as Edmonds council appointee seeks to keep seat

EDMONDS — The pace of new development, the fight against climate change and the need to restore transparency and civility to city hall are among the issues emerging in the four-person contest for Position 2 on the Edmonds City Council. Luke Distelhorst is seeking to retain his seat against three...
Everett, WAHeraldNet

Jack Arends, the guy in the ‘Play Nice’ beret, dies at 64

EVERETT — His determination was strong, his body was frail. Jack Arends made headline news in December when he went to the state Capitol in Olympia to cast his Electoral College ballots for then president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris. Arends, terminally ill with a failing heart and kidneys,...