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Articles from the May 4, 2016 edition

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 A&E    May 4, 2016

Learn new approach to growing fruit trees | A&E brief

Learn the “bonsai approach” to growing backyard fruit trees at a WSU-Snohomish County Extension workshop on Monday, May 23. Washington state is considered to be the “temperate fruit basket” of the United States. However, pest problems have...

 
 A&E    May 4, 2016

Kids' Bird Festival at Children’s Museum May 7 | A&E brief

The Pilchuck Audubon Society is sponsoring a Kids’ Bird Festival on Saturday, May 7, at the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett. The educational festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes games, activities, arts & crafts and...

 
 A&E    May 4, 2016

Blues band to perform at benefit barn dance | A&E brief

The Pilchuck Audubon Society is hosting a Barn Dance and Chili Feed fundraiser featuring the CD Woodbury Trio on Sunday, May 15, in Snohomish. The fundraiser will be held from 3-7 p.m. at Craven...

 
 A&E    May 4, 2016

Clothes for Kids hosts dessert and wine event | A&E brief

Clothes For Kids is hosting its Celebrate the Children fundraiser event on Saturday, May 7, in Edmonds. The dessert and wine event will be held at Holy Rosary from 7-10 p.m. and features silent and live auctions, with all proceeds benefiting the...

 
 A&E    May 4, 2016

Thought-provoking ‘bite-sized’ TEDx talks May 10

Think of it as a taste of TEDx. Edmonds Community College, Sno-Isle Libraries, Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, and The Daily Herald will serve up “Shift Happens: Creating New Futures” on Tuesday,...

 

Sno-Isle TECH offers free summer school | School brief

Registration for free summer school at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center is now open. Eighth through 11th grade students are invited to spend three weeks of their summer exploring one of two dozen career opportunities at Sno-Isle while also earning 0.5...

 
 By Jim Miller    General    May 4, 2016

How to replace vital documents that are lost or stolen | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents? My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere in the move we lost our Social Security and Medicare cards, birth certificates, marriage...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    May 4, 2016

The first system | Chuck's World

“What’s this thing called?” I asked my wife. It’s the oldest trick in the book, asking a question in order to obtain information you previously did not have. It worked like a charm, too. This...

 
 News    May 4, 2016

Tourism in Snohomish County tops $1 billion

Snohomish County ranked fourth out of 39 counties in Washington state in 2015 visitor spending after King, Pierce and Spokane counties, according to a recent report. The Washington State County Travel Impacts and Visitor report found that travel...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Features    May 4, 2016

Resource fair focuses on youth mental health

With suicide rates for youth in Snohomish County among the highest in the state, Snohomish County Human Services is hosting a new kind of resource fair. The county’s first-ever Children & Youth Mental Wellness Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to...

 

Marcella C. Cate

Marcella C. Cate, 79, of Edmonds, Wash. died April 16, 2016. She was born in Walla Walla, Wash., graduated from Foster High School in Seattle, and attended Washington State University. Marcella was a...

 

Ruth Kranzler 1924 - 2016

Ruth Kranzler passed away peacefully at home at the age of 92. Ruth was born in Saginaw, Mich. on April 2, 1924, to Roy J. and Aliene (Bond) McClurg, both from Baker, Ore. She attended high school in...

 

Laurence F. Farrar 1943 - 2016

Laurence Frederick Farrar passed away on April 25, 2016, after a long and arduous journey following a cardiac arrest eight years ago. He was born on July 13, 1943, in Swedish Hospital in Seattle,...

 

Joy Denton: 1933 - 2016

Joy Denton, 82, of Edmonds, passed away April 26 after a long and courageous battle with lung disease. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister and friend, always putting others before hersel...

 

Patricia McDevitt: 1925-2016

Patricia Oats McDevitt, born Nov. 19, 1925 in Spokane, died peacefully on April 29, 2016. She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack, in 1982, and her oldest son, Tim, in 1994. When she was...

 

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