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Public concerts Thursday nights in Everett

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Six-year-old Raya Kay Gentry, of Everett (left) along with her mother Marry J Gentry and her one-year-old brother Zander dance to the music of Seattle performer Lady A at this year’s season-opening performance of Music at the Marina at the Port of Everett’s south marina on Thursday, Aug. 5. This one-month concert series on Thursday evenings concludes Aug. 26.
Upcoming shows are:
Aug. 12: The Dusty 45s (Americana band);
Aug. 19: LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends (rock and soul); and
Aug. 26: Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme (funk).
The venue is open from 5 to 9 p.m. and shows start at 6:30 p.m. Shows are free. On-site parking costs $5. There are no public buses running within one mile of the Port of Everett area on Thursday evenings.

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Costco preps Lake Stevens site for construction

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Snohomish primary election results and updates

SNOHOMISH — In first-night primary results, City Council incumbent Steve Dana and challenger Karen Guzak have outpaced challenger Tabitha Baty for City Council by some 200 votes.
For mayor, incumbent John Kartak and Linda Redmon are certain to advance, as underdog Sam King sits third.
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Everett primary election results and updates

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Everett’s senior center could reopen with new operators

EVERETT — Activities, events and programming at Everett’s Carl Gipson Senior Center may return soon with a new group hosting the party.
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New generator will increase power in county

MONROE — Some 2,000 cows from a family dairy are powering hundreds of local homes and they’ll soon be lighting up even more.
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Food banks can use items to round out what’s offered

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Fire District 4 honors lifesaving teen

SNOHOMISH — A teen say his friend collapse at Pilchuck Park, and jumped into action by taking over CPR before medics arrived.

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Everett Improv offers laughs and learning

EVERETT — Everett Improv offers live shows, improv classes, karaoke, painting experiences and, “anything you can dream of within reason and law” from their downtown Everett studio and lounge.

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Delayed ribbon cutting for revamped Forest Park

EVERETT — The City of Everett held a small ribbon cutting ceremony on July 27 in honor of the new Forest Park playground completed last year. The event was delayed due to COVID restrictions.

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Parks to stay without trash bins for now

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EVERETT — What kinds of future housing should sprout, and where, are key pieces to the city's Housing Action Plan.
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Man drove car into river to wash it...

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Julie’s Licensing Services moves to cozier spot

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Eastside Tire working to rebuild after fire

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Snohomish looks at how to create more affordable housing

SNOHOMISH — The City Council last week discussed affordable housing and the changes needed to the city’s zoning to meet its goals.
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Everett budget plans being developed in long shadow of deficit

EVERETT — The City of Everett has an estimated $16.5 million deficit next year, about $15 million in underexpenditures it can draw from, $20 million coming to it from the federal American Rescue Plan and $48 million in retired employee obligations to plan for.

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Blueberry season in full swing

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Four-year-olds Hugo Bremer (left) and Adair Smith, both of Seattle, team up to pick blueberries at the Mountainview Blueberry Farm in Snohomish on Sunday, July 25. Many of the u-pick farms throughout the Snohomish Valley are presently in full swing pf operations.




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