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Hyper creative:
Pro graffiti artists coming to Everett to show and share their talent over four days

Jacob Kerst photo

Everett Rise is a mural created by graffiti artists Hyper, Faust and Spawk at the last Paint Jam event in Everett. The mural is painted 100% by spray paint and was a collaboration, made in stages by the three artists. It was a commission piece for the business that the wall belongs to, Screen Printing Northwest at 2526 Colby Ave.

EVERETT — On Aug. 4-7, an all-day Paint Jam event is coming to Everett, bringing with it the creation of 30 new murals throughout the city. Going All City NW 2022 has events taking place from 8 a.m. until sunset each day.
The unconventional art requires skill. Event details in story.

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A survivor in so many ways: Resilient Renee's story

MONROE — Renee Uribe-Sayah endured much in her life: The domestic abuse, the migraines, the car accident, the brain tumor. She took each step as a challenge.

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Blackman Lake under toxic algae watch

SNOHOMISH — Toxic blue-green algae spotted on Blackman Lake Monday, July 25 prompted the city to put up warning signs against swimming in the water. Until the lake is determined safe, the city asks that people take caution.

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Snohomish Gazebo's refurb is underway

SNOHOMISH — The Avenue A Gazebo is now getting a full refurbishment. The plans are a new deck, new ceiling, new railings and a new roof.
It’s being done as a gift to the community by businessowner Palmer Bodin of Nordic Home Solutions. Everything except the roof could be wrapped up by early August

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Marci Larsen selected as new Monroe Schools superintendent

MONROE — The school board has selected a supe with years under her belt.

Public meeting Aug. 4 outlines upcoming work at
Thornton A. Sullivan Park

EVERETT — Everett Parks is holding a community meeting to provide project updates for upcoming planned improvements at Thornton A. Sullivan Park and progress toward the Silver Lake Loop Trail Project. The virtual meeting is on Thursday, Aug. 4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. on the Microsoft Teams software app. You can get in to the meeting by going to or by phone by calling 425-616-3920, conference ID 378 367 377#.
Parks staff will provide an update of the project, scope and timeline. Improvements will begin in August and be completed in sections to minimize park disruptions, the city said.

Public concerts Thursday nights in Everett

Jim Scolman photo

Lyane Hunter and John Kaiser boogie to the rock-a-billy sound of The Dusty 45s Thursday, July 28 at the weekly Music at the Marina free summer concerts held at the Port of Everett.
Coming up is Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme on Aug. 4; a Queen tribute band Aug. 11 and a Fleetwood Mac tribute band Aug. 18. Music starts at 6:30 p.m. at Port Gardner Landing.
Everett Transit is now offering free evening bus rides on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays to and from downtown and the waterfront, including direct access to Music At the Marina shows. The service started this week and ends Sept. 30. Bus stops downtown are along Pacific Avenue and Wall Street. See for full map of bus stops.

Snohomish school board has vacancy to fill

SNOHOMISH — People can apply for a seat on the school board starting July 29 to fill a vacancy as a school board member is stepping away.

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Fixes for 522 bottlenecks are being designed
today, but actual construction timeline hazy

MONROE — Progress is steadily being made behind the scenes to widen the last part of state Route 522 and completely redo the Maltby Road/Paradise Lake Road intersection to get rid of the stoplight.
Finding money to construct it is a known need.

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Young adults in Snohomish win national award

SNOHOMISH — Earlier this month, the National Education Association awarded three Snohomish residents for their work in fighting racism and for the documentary "What Happened on First Street."

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Burn bans now in effect countywide

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — Hot, dry weather prompted officials to call a burn ban that started July 23 for all of unincorporated county. There are existing city-level burn bans for brush and outdoor burns.
In Monroe and Lake Stevens, Snohomish Regional Fire & Rescue set resolutions in 2017 that specify that there is no outdoor burning in July and August of any year.
The bans are on general outdoor burns. Small recreational fires using charcoal briquets or seasoned firewood were still allowed as of July 25. Call 425-388-3508 to hear recorded updates.

Downtown Everett’s shoe repairer lived to 92

EVERETT — Everett’s downtown shoe repairman, Mihail “Mike” Papadimitriou, has died.

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Equestrians feel sidelined in newest Lord Hill Park plan

SNOHOMISH COUNTY — The recently released final plan for Lord Hill Regional Park, the large recreational woodland between Snohomish and Monroe, again tweaks the trail system and reverses decisions.
Horse riders, though, take issue.

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How Everett’s indoor farm grows: What Infarm is doing

EVERETT — A high-tech approach to vertical farming is happening in Everett’s backyard and is feeding Everett’s schoolchildren.

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Summer meal programs keep kids fed

Details on free meal programs in Snohomish, Monroe and Everett available through the end of August for everyone under 18.

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Blueberry picking season arrives

Doug Ramsay photo

Two-year-old Ezra Nordell, of Seattle uses his short stature and adept climbing skills to nab the hardest-to-reach blueberries in the middle of a bush as he helped his family pick blueberries Saturday, July 23 at the Mountain View Blueberry Farm south of Snohomish on Lowell-Larimer Road. U-pick farms with all varieties of fruits are presently in full swing, such as blueberries. Sunflower fields are expected to open later next month.

Council awaits clearer figures on Midtown developer exemption

SNOHOMISH — The City Council has placed a time-out on a proposal to introduce a temporary property tax waiver for developers to build multimillion-dollar residential buildings in the Midtown District, the city’s zoning area along Avenue D.

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Snohomish dog wins at Westminster, as luck may have it

SNOHOMISH — An Italian Greyhound from Snohomish made it to New York and struck gold at the premier Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, but Sriracha and her owner Sarah Evans' admission to the competition came by a stroke of luck.

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Think your kid gets migraines? This doc can say

EVERETT — More children may be susceptible to migraines than once thought. A clinical research drug trial is ongoing for a dissolvable tablet to help adolescents when migraines attack. An Everett center is one of the few centers nationally taking patients.

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Snohomish teacher wins national award

SNOHOMISH — Snohomish High School career pathways and civics teacher Kathy Purviance-Snow won one of public education’s highest national honors for her work in lifting up education and her students.

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