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Pressing apples into cider

Gillian Jelenek, 8, of Monroe uses muscle power to turn a cider press at the Western Heritage Center in Monroe on Saturday, Oct. 15. Jelenek was one of many center visitors who lent a hand to assist the center’s volunteers in demonstrating the art of cider making during the second annual Apple Cider Pressing Day. Volunteers spent the day slicing, grinding and crushing apples and pears donated by Zanol Orchards in Orondo to make the cider. The event is a fundraiser for the museum located on the east end of the Evergreen Fairgrounds and open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays.


If parents, trick-or-treaters and motorists take every possible safety precaution, the tragedy of an accident can be avoided.

Explaining the two Snohomish city ballot measures

SNOHOMISH — Voters will be deciding on two measures in the city: Whether or not to ban fireworks in town and whether to change to a different form of government.This is what you're voting on.

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Town Hall on Prop 2 Oct. 24 set to inform
A town hall forum to hear both sides on the Proposition 2 ballot measure is set for Monday, Oct. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Snohomish Senior Center, 506 Fourth Street.
Carroll Brown will act as the neutral moderator for the forum, in which a panel of three people from both sides of the measure will be representing their views.
The public will be invited to ask questions at the forum, or they can anonymously
send in questions for Brown to ask the panelists. To send a question, write to
Bob Jean, who has decades of city manager experience, will speak at the forum.
Proposition No. 2 asks the public whether it wants to change Snohomish’s form of government from a council-manager system (“weak mayor”) to a mayor-council system (“strong mayor”). For more on that, see the Tribune's story.

Oct. 11 swim meet coverage at Snohomish Aquatic Center in photos

SNOHOMISH — The Oct. 11 high school dual meet results held at the Snohomish Aquatic Center were as follows:
* Snohomish 111.5, Mount Vernon 68.5
* Glacier Peak 110, Mount Vernon 73
See photos covering the meet here...

Gang rivalry behind recent Everett shootings

EVERETT — The Police Department is rebuilding its anti-gang unit to be bigger and smarter, at a time when a gang rivalry has spilled onto Casino Road.Three recent shootings in the area are blamed on a gang rivalry, however there has been some progress in clamping down on activity.

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Hope exists for domestic violence victims

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — A look at the challenges and resources available on domestic violence, an issue that is more widespread than acknowledged.


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Snohomish Brewfest to delight beer fans Oct. 28, 29

SNOHOMISH — The city’s annual celebration of craft brewers will be Oct. 28 and 29, now with the added challenge of beer pong.

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County health officer to order hospitals to report overdoses

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Snohomish County's health officer plans to issue a requirement that hospitals report opioid overdoses to the Health District in a two-pronged effort to collect data but also help encourage treatment.

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Many questions at meeting on homeless housing plan

EVERETT — A community outreach meeting on the 70-unit low income housing complex planned in central Everett drew both opposition and support from the property’s neighboring residents last week.

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Sheriff lays out program cuts that reverse progress

SNOHOMISH COUNTY—  Sheriff Ty Trenary last week spoke with the County Council about the anticipated ripple effects of a$2.4 million cut to the sheriff's office in Executive Dave Somers' trimmed-down budget, some of which include eliminating its Office of Neighborhoods that works with the homeless population and reducing the number of deputies devoted to the successful Snohomish County Violent Offender Task Force that partners with the U.S. Marshals Service.

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Oktoberfest Bingo, Brauts and Beer is Oct. 21

MONROE —  This year the East County Senior Center will be celebrating the brisk thrill of fall with its inaugural Oktoberfest Bingo, Brauts and Beer celebration this Friday, Oct. 21 starting at 5 p.m. The evening’s bill includes a hoard of German food and spirits, bingo games, cash prizes and fun.

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Showing Panther Pride

Decked out in the school’s colors of red, white and black, students and staff at Snohomish High School participate in the annual Homecoming Serpentine through Snohomish on Friday, Oct. 7. The event has been a tradition for several generations as the students parade through downtown Snohomish on Friday of homecoming week, while SHS alumni and young potential future Panthers line the streets to cheer them on.


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