See what’s happening in your neighborhood
EVERETT - Everett’s neighborhoods are in full swing for the new year, albeit last month’s scheduled meetings were canceled because of the snowstorm. Each neighborhood meets once a month. Check with the Office of Neighborhoods at 425-257-8717 or the city’s website under the section called “Live” for details on your neighborhood meeting.
The Bayside Neighborhood will welcome the Port of Everett for its Tuesday, Feb. 21 meeting to give an update on the marina. Historian Jack O’Donnell will give a presentation on Bayside’s history at its Tuesday, March 20 meeting.
Neighborhood chair Andrea Tucker has volunteered to figure out the future of the neighborhood’s P-Patch at Grand Avenue between 22nd and 23rd streets. The P-Patch is on land jointly owned by Kimberly-Clark and the city. With Kimberly-Clark closing the mill, Tucker wants to know what will happen.
The P-Patch has 44 plots serviced by 35 to 40 gardeners. It opened in 2004 as a community effort and raises food for the Volunteers of America Food Bank.
“It’s a plus for the neighborhood to have (the P-Patch),” Tucker said.
The neighborhood meets at 6:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month in the auditorium at the Everett Public Library.
For more information, go online to BaysideRevealed.org
Cascade View/Twin Creeks neighborhoods
These neighborhoods centered around Everett Mall Way meet together on the third Monday of the month at the south precinct police station at the corner of Everett Mall Way and West Mall Drive. The neighborhoods are seeking a new newsletter writer. Contact chair Michael Trujillo at 425-750-9547 if you are interested in writing the newsletter.
The Northwest Neighborhood’s meeting last month was canceled due to the snow. The meeting was to feature Mayor Ray Stephanson.
This month’s meeting Thursday, Feb. 16 will feature speakers from the Port of Everett. In March, the neighborhood will host historian David Dilgard. Dilgard will be talking about the American Indians who lived in the bluff area in the north end of the neighborhood, neighborhood chair Shelley Weyer said.
The neighborhood is looking to secure a larger space for the March event because of Dilgard’s popularity.
The Northwest Neighborhood meets on the third Thursday of the month from 6:15 to 8 p.m. in room 105 of Whitehorse Hall at Everett Community College.
To reach the neighborhood’s board, e-mail email@example.com.
Port Gardner Neighborhood
At last month’s meeting, neighbors ran a pastry auction that raised more than $472 for the Everett Animal Shelter. The fundraiser is in advance of the animal shelter’s benefit concert called Shakaroo from 8 to 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3 at the Everett Performing Arts Center.
February’s meeting features city economic development director Lanie McMullin who will give a progress report on economic development. The neighborhood meets at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 at Jackson Elementary School, 3700 Federal Ave.
The Riverside Neighborhood will host a bake sale for the Everett Animal Shelter at its next meeting. The meeting will be at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14 at the North Middle School library located at 2514 Rainier Ave.
The neighborhood plans to buy salad and pizza and asks people to RSVP in advance so it will know how much pizza it should order. One way to RSVP is via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
January’s meeting discussed emergency management via the Map Your Neighborhood program, which organizes neighbors and teaches them how to work together to reduce the serious consequences of a disaster.
The meeting did not generate much interest in committing to participating in the program yet, neighborhood chair Ritch Carbaugh said.
To keep up with the neighborhood, go online to RiversideNeighborhood.org.
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By MICHAEL WHITNEY
Published Feb. 1, 2012