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Fire District 1 seeks pro/con dissolution committee members

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is seeking committee members to prepare pro and/or con statements for the February 12, 2018, special election ballot measure to dissolve the fire district. Even though Fire District 1 no longer provides fire and emergency medical services, it continues to exist as a special purpose district that can only be dissolved by a vote of the people.

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is seeking committee members to prepare pro and/or con statements for the February 12th special election ballot measure to dissolve the fire district.

Even though Fire District 1 no longer provides fire and emergency medical services, it continues to exist as a special purpose district that can only be dissolved by a vote of the people.

"A few gift ideas for the gardener in your life," by the Whistling Gardener

Steve Smith shares gift ideas for the gardener.  Photo courtesy of Sunnyside Nursery.

Let’s take a break this week from the endless garden chores I am constantly throwing out at you and look at a few cool gift ideas. This is, after all, the season of giving, so whether you are looking for something for your favorite gardener or just for yourself, here are a few things to think about…

Puget Sound non-profit announces record year for providing free musical instruments to students

Seattle-based non-profit Music4Life provided 2,036 ready-to-play musical instruments at no charge for use by students at eight Puget Sound public school districts in 2017-2018. This is an increase of 12 percent in the number of instruments delivered the previous school year.

Seattle-based non-profit Music4Life provided 2,036 ready-to-play musical instruments at no charge for use by students at eight Puget Sound public school districts in 2017-2018. This is an increase of 12 percent in the number of instruments delivered the previous school year.