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Neighbors and friends of late Councilman Drew Nielsen stood and clapped last week after the City Council renamed Northwest Neighborhood Park to Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park. READ MORE
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The Seattle Cossacks drill and stunt team perform to a large crowd on Union Avenue during the Sky Valley Antique and Classic Motorcycle Show in Snohomish Sunday, May 19. The team has become one of the more popular events at the motorcycle show. An event organizer estimated attendance at about 10,000 people and 4,000 motorcycles for the daylong event.

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Ed Phares of Everett attaches a pedal on a children’s bike at Sharing Wheels in Everett on Wednesday, May 15. Phares and six other volunteers spent the evening fixing up bikes for the shop’s annual Kid’s Bike Swap on June 9 where kids can exchange their smaller bikes for bigger ones. Work parties to fix up bicycles are scheduled for May 28, June 5 and June 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Sharing Wheels is located at 2525 Broadway.

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Byron Johnson, 2, of Brier meets Webbly, the Everett AquaSox’s mascot, during Fanfest on Sunday, May 19. Along with children’s activities, the annual event gives Sox fans the first opportunity to buy tickets for the upcoming season. The home opener is June 17. The Sox also will be hosting the inaugural Northwest League All-Star game on Aug. 6. For more information or to buy game tickets, visit

Proposed housing development on meeting agenda
EVERETT — The Cascade View and Twin Creeks Neighborhood Association will be discussing the proposed new housing development on 92nd St. SE and Third Ave. SE at its Monday, May 20 meeting. The proposed development includes 61 single-family condos and 10 larger homes. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Everett Police South Precinct located on the corner of Everett Mall Way and West Mall Drive.
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Biendl's killer sentenced to death
EVERETT — A Snohomish County jury recommended the death penalty for convicted murderer Byron Scherf, 54.
Scherf was found guilty of strangling Monroe prison corrections officer Jayme Biendl, 34, the night of Jan. 29, 2011.
Scherf is a convicted rapist and was serving a life sentence in the Monroe Correctional Complex when he murdered Biendl.
Scherf becomes the ninth person in the state to receive a death sentence from a jury, according to the Herald.
It will be several years before he is actually put to death as state law requires significant scrutiny and review of the decision before a death sentence can be carried out.
The Herald reported that Scherf was moved last week to the State Penitentiary in Walla Walla.

City wants to expand urban growth area in the southwest
MONROE - The city asked the City Council last week to gamble on a project to expand the city’s urban growth area in the name of economic development.
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District working with YMCA to open aquatic center
SNOHOMISH - The Snohomish School District’s aquatic center is nearing completion and approaching the January 2014 opening date with the help of the YMCA of Snohomish County.
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Dust covers Bayside Neighborhood homes
EVERETT - Dust from the demolition site at the former Kimberly-Clark Mill alarmed neighbors in the Bayside Neighborhood earlier this month, but state agency officials may not be able to do anything about it.
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Filing deadline closes for November local races
MONROE/SNOHOMISH - The deadline to file for local races closed Friday, May 17 with Monroe Mayor Robert Zimmerman declining to file for re-election.
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Analysts: Polygon right fit for Riverfront Development site
EVERETT - Two analysts hired by the city told the City Council last week that the Riverfront Development’s expected new developer is the right choice at the right time.
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Neighbors question proposed housing subdivision
EVERETT - Neighbors northwest of the Everett Mall are against a proposed large subdivision they say will bring too many impacts to the area.
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Park renamed Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park
EVERETT - Neighbors and friends of late Councilman Drew Nielsen stood and clapped last week after the City Council renamed Northwest Neighborhood Park to Drew Nielsen Neighborhood Park.
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