Fire damaged play equipment replaced at Garfield Park
EVERETT — The playground at Garfield Park, 2300 Walnut St., reopened after a May arson destroyed two slides at the 5.6-acre park. The city installed a new playground and a fresh layer of wood chips. The replacement project cost almost $51,000.
The playground integrates several pieces of adaptive equipment including a waterfall slide and swing. Other features include chute slides, a rope web bridge, a sail climbing structure and a climbing rock, spinning seats and a modern take on the merry-go-round, and a climbable and welcoming frog sculpture.
Library celebrates 10 years Sunday, July 14
SNOHOMISH – Snohomish Library will host an open house Sunday, July 14 beginning at 2 p.m. when local historian David Dilgard will present an entertaining look at the history of Snohomish and the importance of library services to the community over time. The program will be followed by light refreshments and a photo montage of the construction of the new library.
Dilgard is a librarian in the Northwest Room of the Everett Public Library and is well known for his extensive knowledge of the history of the region and the engaging manner in which he brings that history to life.
The Snohomish Public Library, located at 311 Maple Ave., completed construction in 2003 and opened its doors on July 14, 2003.
The beauty of the new library has attracted the attention of many including best-selling author and frequent NPR guest librarian Nancy Pearl, who in 2008 selected the Snohomish Library as one of the top 10 libraries in America.
Investigators ask about earlier reports of abuse
MONROE - Investigators are looking into whether early reports of abuse were properly handled in the sexual exploitation case against a former Monroe police officer.
Up to 600 security cameras coming to Everett schools
EVERETT - The Everett School District will be installing digital security cameras in all of its schools by fall of 2014.
Horse owner charged with animal cruelty
SNOHOMISH - A Snohomish man accused of neglecting his horses on his Lowell-Larimer Road property is expected to submit his plea in court later this week.
Jetty Island open for summer
EVERETT - Everett’s unique beachfront is now open through Labor Day.
City writing draft rules for general marijuana use
EVERETT - The city is writing local regulations for the general sale and production of marijuana and wants the public’s input.