Community briefs

(Oct. 12)

  • Thursday, October 11, 2018 1:30am
  • Life

Celebrate Halloween Oct. 27

ARLINGTON – Hometown Halloween in Arlington will be Oct. 27.

The Pumpkin Decorating Contest will be at Arlington Hardware at 1:30 p.m. with judging and 2 p.m. for awards. Deliver pumpkins that Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. or that Saturday morning from 7 to noon.

Pumpkin Roll will be down Third Street Hill starting at 11 a.m. Trick or Treat at downtown businesses on Olympic Avenue starting at noon.

An Arlington School of Dance Performance will be at 12:45 p.m. at the Legion Park Stage. A Costume Contest will take place at the Legion Park Stage at 1 p.m.

2 arrests for threats at schools

A 16-year-old was charged last week with misdemeanor cyberstalking.

The ex-student at Arlington High School sent threatening messages on Snapchat, a police report says. He appeared in Snohomish County juvenile court Sept. 27 and was released on conditions set by the judge, including that he stay at least 100 yards from AHS.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that a person who had done something similar at a Marysville school also has been apprehended by authorities.

Marysville woman charged

EVERETT — A Marysville woman has been charged with multiple counts of fraud after turning an Everett motel room into a production line for creating phony bank cards, driver’s licenses and Social Security cards.

The woman, 32, allegedly used another woman’s driver’s license to book the room in January. The defendant also put the victim’s name on a bank card and, in chat conversations, reminded others to refer to her by the victim’s name.

Charging papers list more than a half-dozen potential victims.

The suspect appeared in court Oct. 1. She’s charged with identity theft, forgery and possession of stolen property. Hotel staff notified police when they saw items in the room that could be used for financial fraud, including a bag with 50-plus credit cards.

Police reported she was found in possession of 5.91 grams of meth, along with a metal box with more than $10,000 inside.

Public meeting on RFA set

MARYSVILLE – As Snohomish County Fire District 12 and the city of Marysville continue to consider forming a Regional Fire Authority, residents and business representatives have a second opportunity to learn more about the process, ask questions and offer input.

An RFA Community Conversation is scheduled for Oct. 17, at 4 p.m. at the fire station at 10701 Shoultes Road.

An RFA would enhance efficiencies and provide sustainable funding, supporters say.

If the city and fire district agree on a proposed RFA, voters will decide whether to form one and if so, approve how it is funded.

Learn how to obtain financing

MARYSVILLE – The Business Pros will have another class at the Marysville Library at 6 p.m. Oct. 23.

It’s called, “Financing Your Business: Where’s the Money?” One of the keys to a successful business is your ability to obtain financing in a timely manner. This workshop will cover the loan program eligibility requirements and credit criteria to accommodate a variety of financing needs.

Registration is required. Call 360-658-5000.

Volunteers needed

•A retired teacher to teach English to parents. Classes will be at ECEAP in Marysville Thursdays from 5-6:30 p.m. Beginner level with materials provided by EvCC. A one-hour orientation will be provided by EvCC in Everett. Daycare will be provided by ECEAP

•At Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center. Especially Wednesdays and Fridays.

2 safety forums planned

ARLINGTON – Arlington Public Schools is hosting safety forums this fall.

The reason: to share what the schools and district are doing to support safety, hear from community members about areas of concern, how it can improve as well as how it can partner with the community to ensure schools are safe.

Events will be Oct. 16 at Arlington High School and Oct. 25 at Post Middle School. Both start at 6 p.m.

Lakewood needs director

LAKEWOOD – The Lakewood School District is seeking applicants for the District 1 school board member position that is open now that Oscar Escalante has resigned.

Individuals interested in the post may complete an application on the district’s website at and submit to Shelly Patterson, Lakewood School District, P.O. Box 220, N. Lakewood, WA 98259 or deliver it to 17110-16th Drive NE, Marysville.

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 28. Interviews with the board will be Dec. 5.

For details call Superintendent Michael Mack at 360-652-4500.

Locals at Seattle Home Show 2

SEATTLE – Two businesses from Arlington and one from Marysville will be at Seattle Home Show 2 Oct. 19-21.

From the “Battle of the BBQs” to what’s new in home improvement, visitors can experience all the latest trends at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

The fall version of the nation’s oldest and largest consumer home show is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

From Arlington, JC Stoneworks and Sound Finish will be there. From Marysville will be Aurora Quality Buildings.

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