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Clanging armor at the medieval faire

Doug Ramsay photo

John Paul of Vancouver B.C. (left) and Matt Reinker of McMinnville, Oregon battle it out in Armored Combat at the annual Ursulmas Medieval Faire at the Evergreen Fairgrounds in Monroe on Sunday, Jan. 26. The weekend-long event features combat and archery competitions, a medieval village of living history along with artisans and crafters demonstrating skills from the fifth to fifteenth centuries Europe. The popular event is hosted by the Kingdom of An Tir-SCA. It has been a fixture at the Fairgrounds for over 30 years and attracts participants from as far away as Florida and Saskatchewan, Canada, being that it is one of the few of its kind held during winter.


Count searches for county's homeless individuals

MONROE — Volunteers tromped through fields and looked far for the Point in Time (PIT) count on Jan. 23, and a breeze created an occasional reminder of how damp and cold a day outside can be. The annual event produces a set of numbers, detailing homelessness in the county and in other areas across the state, and the nation.  More on this story...


Snohomish school bond asks to replace 6 schools

SNOHOMISH — Voters will consider a $470 million bond that will rebuild more than half of the school district’s elementary schools, replace portables with building-space and enhance safety elements in every building. More on this story...

Also on the ballot: Information about Monroe Schools tech levy


Unrestrained generosity to thrift shops
creating a behind-the-scenes difficulty

SNOHOMISH — A local thrift shop is happy to receive donations, but also is ending up with people's trash and unusable items which costs money to discard. 
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Decision on limiting supportive housing sites expected

EVERETT — The City Council will decide at its Wednesday, Jan. 29 meeting whether housing to assist homeless people should mix with residential neighborhoods. More on this story...




HIKE OF THE MONTH: Fort Casey Historical State Park

Explore a magnificent stretch of fragile coastline once threatened with housing developments, but protected thanks to dedicated conservationists and enlightened public officials. More on this story...


Frontier Communications is selling its local operations

EVERETT — The deal to sell its local cable, telephone and Internet operation to another company was set last spring. Meanwhile, a report says the company may file for bankruptcy. More on this story...


Snohomish residents adapting to bag ban

SNOHOMISH — The city’s plastic bag ban resulted in a few bag-free shopping experiences as people adjusted to remembering to bring a bag, but most were willing to adapt to the change. The newspaper would like your opinion. More on this story...


Farm store Coastal to fill longtime Monroe vacancy

MONROE — It appears that the long-vacant former Albertsons storefront at 19881 U.S. 2 will have a new tenant. In other business news, Adam's Northwest Bistro has closed, and Strands Home Furnishings is moving. More on this story...


Everett may use tougher tools to reshape downtown

EVERETT — Eminent domain would give the city a new tool for fixing downtown as city leaders consider creating a task force that would focus block-by-block toward nudging property owners to make improvements. A public hearing is scheduled for Feb. 5 before a City Council vote. More on this story...


Tennis cup at Everett arena to feature Serena Williams


Snohomish County's cold weather shelters serve public

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Countywide snow gives heightened importance to cold weather shelters being available on a nightly basis when it freezes. More on this story...


Carnegie work begins soon, starting with annex demolition

SNOHOMISH — The Carnegie annex could begin coming down soon.

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Snohomish isn’t taking Pilchuck River water, but it’s there if needed

SNOHOMISH — The city stopped using the Pilchuck River as a drinking water source a few years ago, but in the tricky world of "use it or lose it" water rights, Snohomish has kept its rights secure. More on this story...


Nonprofit bike shop Sharing Wheels has plenty to give

EVERETT — The bicycle repair nonprofit in North Everett is helping people get a set of sturdy wheels. More on this story...


At home with local history

SNOHOMISH — Students from the Highly Capable program at Emerson, designed for advanced learners in a multi-age setting, drafted and designed historic local homes from photos. More on this story...


Students gain drawing skills in afterschool program

SNOHOMISH — Students learn the importance of art education through an afterschool class at Seattle Hill Elementary. 





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Hitting all the high notes: SHS Band celebrates 90 years

SNOHOMISH — The hometown band program is 90 years strong as a mainstay in school, and one could say it is also a survivor in today's cutbacks in education. An alumni concert is planned for this April. More on this story...


Program gives homeless men after-care away from hospital

EVERETT — A new place for care inside the Everett Gospel Mission's mens shelter provides nursing help to homeless individuals who otherwise would be filling beds in the hospital beyond a normal stay, or worse, trying to heal without having shelter. More on this story...


 

  

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