2 for 1 plays at Red Curtain, other community briefs

(Oct. 15)

  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 10:14am
  • Life

2 plays for the price of 1

MARYSVILLE – It’s tough to beat any two for the price of one deal.

Red Curtain presents two one-act comedies, “The Real Inspector Hound” and “The Actor’s Nightmare,” in one theater event Oct. 19-Nov. 4.

“The Real Inspector Hound” follows two theater critics who are watching a ludicrous setup of a country house murder mystery, in the style of a “whodunit.” They become involved in the action, causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching.

“The Actor’s Nightmare” is a comic play that introduces the audience to George Spelvin, an accountant who is somehow mistaken for an actor’s understudy and forced to perform in a play for which he doesn’t know any of the lines.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m., at the Red Curtain Arts Center. Tickets are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors, students and military. Red Curtain also is having a fund-raising Trivia Night. Proceeds will go toward its ongoing renovation. There will be grown-up beverages, snacks and friendly competition for prizes. Cost is $160 per team of five to eight participants. And, acting classes start up Oct. 23 for kids and teens. For details on any of those items look at the Red Curtain website or call 360-322-7402.

Measure to add 3 firefighters

TULALIP — Fire District 15 of Tulalip Bay hopes to hire three more full-time firefighters.

The decision will be up to voters when they fill out their ballots for the Nov. 6 election. The measure would raise property taxes from $1.16 per $1,000 of assessed value, to $1.50 per $1,000. The owner of a $300,000 house would pay $102 more a year.

The district wouldn’t be able to afford the extra help without approval, said Ryan Shaughnessy, fire chief for the Tulalip department, which mostly relies on volunteers.

“Volunteers are becoming harder and harder to find,” he said. The district has a chief and an assistant chief, three full-time captains and more than 20 volunteers.

With a “yes” vote, the station would be staffed daily with someone trained to operate the engines. That’s not always the case now.

Folks would be able to expect quicker response, Shaughnessy said.

The department last ran a fire levy in 2002, which was approved.

“When they last voted there was about 500 calls per year,” Shaughnessy said, adding that number has risen to nearly 1,300.

Car hits vehicle pushed by pedestrians; driver arrested

MARYSVILLE — A Marysville man accused of driving under the influence of drugs — causing a crash on I-5 that left a woman with serious injuries — had been arrested one week earlier for investigation of DUI.

The man, 27, was driving a 2018 Kia Forte north on I-5 through Marysville around 2:15 a.m. Sunday. He crashed into a blue GMC Jimmy that had broken down at the exit to Fourth Street.

A Bellevue man, 25, and a Longview woman, 35, had gotten out to push the GMC. An ambulance took the Longview woman to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. She had suffered severe trauma, including broken bones, according to the state patrol. The Bellevue man’s injuries were less serious.

A trooper said the Marysville man appeared to be under the influence of a stimulant and a painkiller. The man was booked into jail early Sunday for investigation of vehicular assault and driving with a suspended license. In his arrest days earlier, troopers pulled over the man on northbound I-5, at the exit to 164th Street SW, trooper Heather Axtman said.

It was around 4 a.m. Oct. 6. His vehicle was impounded, and he was booked into jail for investigation of driving under the influence.

2 die in Highway 9 crash

MARYSVILLE – Two people died in a crash at Highway 9 and Sunnyside School Road Oct. 10.

A Washington State Patrol report says Michael Bourasaw, 20 of Marysville was driving east on Sunnyside around 9:13 p.m. Kenneth Creamer of Lake Stevens was driving north on Highway 9.

The WSP says Bourasaw ran the stop sign, striking Creamer’s vehicle.

Both were killed.

Passengers in each car were injured and taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett. They were Lorraine Creamer, 54, of Lake Stevens and Jacob Alpers, 18, of Everett.

Fire destroys house north of Arlington

ARLINGTON — A two-alarm fire consumed a house north of Arlington Oct. 12.

Firefighters responded to the blaze near Highway 9 and Harvey Creek Road a little after 3 p.m. By the time they showed up, the two-story house was burning.

North County Fire Chief John Cermak said the building appeared abandoned.

Highway 9 was shut down in both directions as firefighters worked to get the flames under control.

Police dog catches suspected arsonist

MARYSVILLE — A man suspected of setting a detached garage on fire was arrested Oct. 12.

When police spotted him, he started running. Officers brought out a police dog to track him. Police warned the hiding suspect that he could be bitten if he didn’t give up.

The suspect got on the ground. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of second-degree arson.

Meanwhile, the Marysville Fire Department put out the blaze, which started spreading to nearby trees.

The garage, which had a car inside, was declared a total loss by investigators. They estimate damage between $75,000 and $100,000.

Blaze destroys garage, car

MARYSVILLE – Fire destroyed a detached garage at a home in the 3900 block of 119th Place NE Oct. 12. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 2:40 p.m. and arrived to find the garage fully engulfed, with fire also spreading to nearby trees. Crews kept the fire contained to the area immediately surrounding the garage, protecting the home on that property and another home immediately to the south. The garage is a total loss, along with a car inside it. Preliminary damage estimates are up to $100,000. The cause of the fire is under investigation by Marysville police in conjunction with the Snohomish County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Marysville woman wins $63K in Lottery

MARYSVILLE – A Marysville woman plans to save for a rainy day after a recent HIT 5 win. She is one of three people who purchased a winning ticket for the $190,000 Hit 5 drawing Sept. 29. The woman purchased her ticket at the WinCo Foods on 116th Street and will take home a third of the cashpot, worth $63,333.

MPD coat drive continues Oct. 27

MARYSVILLE – Marysville police are trying to collect 1,200 coats for children ages birth to 17 years in the Marysville-Tulalip community,.

Coats collected will be distributed at the Marysville Food Bank’s annual holiday Toy Store.

“Last year I heard from volunteers that it was heartbreaking to tell a mom that we had a coat for one of her growing kids, but not the other,” said Connie Mennie, city of Marysville spokeswoman. “This year’s ambitious goal will make sure that doesn’t happen again.”

Collection dates and places are:

•Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Walmart, 8713 64th St N.E.

•Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Marshalls, 16414 Twin Lakes Ave.

•Nov. 10, noon-4 p.m., Fred Meyer, 9925 State Ave. For more details email fbtoystore@gmail.com.

Free Fall Fest Oct. 31

ARLINGTON – The free Fall Fest at Arlington Assembly, which is open to everyone, will be Oct. 31 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The indoor event is a safe place for families to come and enjoy a night of carnival games, candy, bounce houses, pony rides, live performances, cake walk, free food and more, said Taunya Sanchez, children’s director. There will also be a dance off and gift giveaways at the festival at 201 N. Stillaguamish Ave.

Schedule a tour at M-P Thursdays

MARYSVILLE – Do you really want to know what’s going on in the classroom?

If so, join Marysville School District personnel on Parent Learning Walks at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

The walks can be scheduled each Thursday afternoon between 12:30 and 2:15. RSVP by calling the main office at 360-965-2000.

Participants will have the chance to go into classrooms, see learning in action and provide feedback to teachers.

Learn how to use social media for good

ARLINGTON – Social media is a critical component for any business to engage in. With the variety of platforms available it is often difficult to know which strategy to focus on. Lara Merriam-Smith, program manager for the NW Innovation Center, will lead a free 60-minute workshop that highlights the different platforms, which audiences to find on those platforms, and suggestions for strategic communications approaches to take for each one. You will also learn about traditional public relations strategies and how to get press for your business. The class will be held Oct. 30 in the Arlington City Council Chambers beginning at 6 p.m.

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