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Four-way stop now active at Fourth and Maple

SNOHOMISH — Be sure to stop! Fourth Street and Maple Avenue became a four-way stop recently. The city did this to make life easier for drivers to get onto Maple from the library and senior center.

Snohomish School District denies that boy was denied lunch
SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish School District maintains they did not deny a Cascade View Elementary first grader a school lunch last month.
It may have been a misunderstanding that has since spread on television news, including CNN.
The family of a Cascade View Elementary student, “Xavier,” age 7, said the boy was denied a school sack lunch by a school district cafeteria employee and went home hungry.
“Xavier” told KCPQ-13 TV the lunch lady told him, “Guess what? You don’t get a lunch.” More

Snohomish gets Chirstmas started early

Snohomish Public Works employees raise the city’s 30-foot Christmas tree along First Street on Thursday, Nov. 20. The annual Home for the Holidays begin in Snohomish on Friday, Nov. 28 with the arrival of Santa Claus on First Street at 3 p.m. and the lighting of the tree at 5 p.m. For more holiday festivities in Snohomish, see this week’s briefs.

Hal Moe Pool site may be rebuilt
SNOHOMISH — The Hal Moe Pool site may be turned into a public space next year after City Council unanimously directed staff last week to draft up a master plan for the “bones” of the structure.
The former pool’s future would include indoor and outdoor space. The city will most likely use the site’s good structure and demolish the rest. More

Student told not to preach sues over free speech
EVERETT — A Cascade High School senior who once stirred the campus after he was reportedly using a bullhorn to tell people they are “going to Hell” is suing the Everett School District in federal court for suspending him for his preaching.
The court may be siding with the student, based on a recent Nov. 21 action.

East Monroe rezone revived by City Council
MONROE — The City Council is poised to continue the East Monroe rezone in a Dec. 9 vote, and if so it will cost taxpayers more money in the long run.
Last week a four-member majority bloc on City Council rejected sending a letter that would tell the state Growth Management Hearings Board that the city is halting progress on the East Monroe rezone off of U.S. 2. The letter would have formalized the council’s 5-2 vote on Oct. 14 to stop the project. More

Police will ramp up patrols for safe holiday shopping season
SNOHOMISH — The Snohomish Police Department is gearing up for deals and steals this holiday shopping season – and not the kind that customers are seeking. 
The Police Department is beefing up patrols. It also is warning people to not throw away their receipts because people are using tossed receipts to scam businesses for drug money. More

Ag looks at big picture at Focus on Farming conference
MONROE — Seattle resident Ken Tuomi stood before four silver pails.
They contained various stages of compost made of commercial and residential curbside waste from across the Puget Sound region.
Tuomi was standing at the booth for Cedar Grove, an organic recycling company, to learn about composting during the 11th annual Focus on Farming conference. More

There's still time to help out: Making a difference with bikes
EVERETT — Four tinkering volunteers worked into the evening Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop’s work space.
The goal is to restore about 80 bicycles to donate to Christmas House, a nonprofit organization geared toward providing low-income Snohomish County families, and they can use some extra hands.More

Watercolors on display at the Schack in Everett

A woman checks out a watercolor painting by artist Che Lopez called "Beast Mode" on display at the Schack Art Center in Everett last weekend. The center’s annual holiday show features works of art by signature artists of the Northwest Watercolor Society. While the society is based in Seattle, member artists reside worldwide. The exhibit runs through Dec. 27.


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