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Articles from the July 21, 2010 edition

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 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

My Own Private July

Given the nature of this column, I long ago passed the threshold for at least the appearance of narcissism. In a world of war, disease, ecological disasters, financial crisis and... — Updated 7/21/2010 Full story


How to settle a loved one’s estate

Dear Savvy Senior, My 77-year-old aunt recently asked me to be the executor of her estate when she dies. I feel flattered that she asked, but I’m not sure what the job entails. What can you tell me, and where can I get some... — Updated 7/21/2010

 By Audrey Dannar    Opinion

Gulch awareness growing as land is purchased

As summer settles upon Mukilteo, more and more residents are drawn to outdoor activities. As a result, we all look for ways to have fun with family and friends without having to travel far or empty our wallets. During the summer,... — Updated 7/21/2010

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Waterfront Workarounds

I’m a week late with this month’s column and chose a topic that will undoubtedly offend some for many reasons, which I’ll leave to your imagination. The topic is transportation, parking, and safety at Mukilteo’s waterfront... — Updated 7/21/2010


People who make a community

We would like to thank the Japanese Gulch Group for their support of the community trail maintenance activities in lower Japanese Gulch on July 11th. The Japanese Gulch Group donated the rental fee for a motorized wheelbarrow, and... — Updated 7/21/2010


County Fire Marshal issues outdoor burn ban

Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office has issued a modified outdoor burning ban for unincorporated areas of Snohomish County. This ban prohibits outdoor... — Updated 7/21/2010 Full story


County’s Council on Aging to host legislative reception

The Snohomish County Council on Aging will host its biennial legislative reception today, July 21, at the Everett Station, 3201 Smith Ave. Candidates for office and elected officials at the city, county, state and federal levels... — Updated 7/21/2010


Cyclists gear up for multiple sclerosis fundraiser

More than 2,000 cyclists are expected to turn out Sept. 11 and 12 for the seventh annual Bike MS Ride, a fundraiser that supports multiple sclerosis research as well as programs for people living with the disease in 23 Washington... — Updated 7/21/2010


Golf classic to drive Y fundraising campaign

Golfers are invited to help fuel one of the YMCA’s most important fundraisers during the 2010 “Invest in Youth – Help Us Help Others” Golf Classic. The 3rd annual golf classic will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, at Harbour... — Updated 7/21/2010


Hummingbird banding workshop

And now for something completely different: Locals are invited to join Dan Harville, a local hummer expert, for a free workshop on banding hummingbirds. The demonstration begins at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, July 25, at the Edmonds... — Updated 7/21/2010


KSER seeks community input

The KSER Foundation Board of Directors invites radio enthusiasts to learn about and share feedback on long-range plans for 90.7 KSER, the Everett-based public radio station serving Snohomish and Island counties. All meetings will... — Updated 7/21/2010


Library slates literary lineup

The Mukilteo Public Library announces a literary lineup for the young and young at heart. • “Read with Carmen and Risa” takes place from 3-5 p.m. Sundays. Carmen and Risa love to listen to young readers. Read with one of... — Updated 7/21/2010 Full story


Senior Services purchases 40-unit apartment community

Senior Services of Snohomish County, a nonprofit organization serving seniors and people with disabilities, has partnered with Snohomish County and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission to purchase Tall Firs, a 40-unit... — Updated 7/21/2010


Tomorrow’s leaders looking for projects

Each year, Leadership Snohomish County class participants complete projects to benefit the community. Last year, their Signature leadership Class completed six team projects and the Leadership Challenge Class completed five... — Updated 7/21/2010 Full story


Police Beat week of July 21

July 13 Juvenile Problem – 4500 block HP Blvd. A caller requested contact regarding a juvenile male that she referred to as a “pedophile.” An officer spoke to an 18-year-old male who said he was there to visit a friend. The... — Updated 7/21/2010

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Underwater park at Edmonds a thrill

Photo by Sara Bruestle Stacy McCorkle and Michael Middaugh, both from Oregon, scuba dive at Edmonds Underwater Park on July 3. Jessica Houser and her friends drove 200 miles from... — Updated 7/21/2010


‘A Taste of Edmonds’ not to be missed

A Taste of Edmonds is back, Aug. 13-15, for its 28th year as one of the top festivals in the region. This year, the festival promises to be even bigger and better. One reason for the popularity is that A Taste of Edmonds attracts... — Updated 7/21/2010 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

Explore Mukilteo beach at low tide

Mark your calendar: Beach Days is offered on low-tide days from June to August every summer. Upcoming Beach Days at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park are scheduled for July 25 from 10:30-12:30 p.m., July 26 from 11-1 p.m., Aug. 7 from 9-11... — Updated 7/21/2010 Full story


Law enforcement steps up speed patrols

Snohomish County law enforcement will be patrolling roadways on a state-funded overtime grant through Aug. 1 to reduce speed-related crashes on county and city roadways. “Almost half of the Snohomish County speed-related crashes... — Updated 7/21/2010


Movies, concerts return to Willis Tucker Park

Snohomish County Parks & Recreation has returned with its annual movies and summer evening series at Willis Tucker Park. Watch a movie each Thursday night this summer and listen to a concert on Tuesdays at Willis Tucker Communi... — Updated 7/21/2010


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