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 By Journal Staff    Sports    February 7, 2011

Storm Aquatics holds food drive and pool party

On Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, Storm Aquatics, our local non-profit competitive swim team hosted a Community Food Drive and Pool Party to help replenish supplies after the holidays at both the Lake Stevens and Snohomish Food Banks. Storm Aquatics members...

 
 By Lauren Cordova    Sports    February 7, 2011

Lake swimmer helps send college team to championships

With the WAC Championship coming up, there is a lot of buzz going around that the New Mexico State swimming and diving team has a good chance at capturing its first title. The Aggies excelled in the...

 
 Entertainment    February 7, 2011

PNB's Pinnochio

PNB’s FAMILY MATINEE SERIES Featuring performances by students of the Pacific Northwest Ballet School March 20 & 26, 2011 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street at Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109 March 20 at 12:00 pm & 3:30 pm...

 
 Entertainment    February 7, 2011

PACIFIC NORTHWEST BALLET PRESENTS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

April 8-17, 2011 Marion Oliver McCaw Hall 321 Mercer Street, Seattle Center Seattle, WA 98109 Music: Felix Mendelssohn Choreography: George Balanchine © The George Balanchine Trust Staging: Francia Russell Scenic and Costume Design: Martin...

 
 By Journal Staff    Sports    February 7, 2011

Lake Stevens sixth grade girls win MLK tournament

Lake Stevens Basketball Club’s sixthGrade Purple and sixth Grade Gold teams participated in the annual MLK Tournament in Port Angeles. After both teams defeated all the other teams in their...

 
 By Alan Soler    Sports    February 7, 2011

L.S. wins 4A Northwest District Wrestling Championship

The Lake Stevens Viking Wrestlers won their 12th straight, 20 out of 21, 4A NW District Wrestling Championship this past weekend with a score of 360.5 points over second place Marysville-Pilchuck...

 
 By Jim Miller    Columns    February 7, 2011

Diabetes: Have you been screened lately?

Dear Savvy Senior What can you tell me about diabetes and how can a person know if they have it? My sister and her husband, who are ages 65 and 63 were both recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and neither had a clue. Surprised Sister Dear...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    February 7, 2011

Break the Bank; We’ll All Be Richer for It

“No man is an island entire of itself,” the great John Donne famously wrote. Rather, he said, every person “is a part of the main.” That is, we are all involved with and interconnected to humankind. God, a relational being as...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    February 7, 2011

Keeping the Faith:

There is a word and condition I have grown to hate like few others: Cancer. The mere mention of the name produces in me a kind of muted, frustrated resentment, that kind of feeling you get when you hear the name of someone against whom you hold a...

 
 By Journal Staff    Business    February 7, 2011

The Everett Clinic receives national recognition

The Everett Clinic has been named one of FORTUNE® Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For.” The Clinic is extremely excited to have earned a coveted spot on this prestigious list. This year’s “100 Best Companies...

 
 By Journal Staff    Business    February 7, 2011

Columbia Bank opens new branch in Everett

Columbia Bank announces the opening of its 85th retail branch, which opened January 31, 2011, in Everett, Wash. The new branch, located at 11102 Evergreen Way, will be led by Vice President and Branch Manager Marci Miller. The retail branch expands...

 
 By Cassidy Ispen    News    February 7, 2011

Why I Relay

Cassidy Ispen Relay For Life. It is something that truly is life changing. You won’t believe it until you have lived it, but it truly is. At first, you think ‘Oh sure! Hang out with...

 
 By Mike Anderton    News    February 7, 2011

Viking boys split with Monroe and Marysville in Wesco games

Lake scores againsy Monroe but couldn’t get enough points to win. Lake Stevens boys closed out regular season Wesco basketball play by splitting home games with Monroe and Marysville. Monroe...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    February 7, 2011

Locals travel to Guatemala to help villages in need

Cool breezes flow from the waters of the Pacific Ocean and offer a slight reprieve from the hot and humid days in the small community of Montericco, Guatemala. The surrounding villages consist of...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2011

Lake Stevens Hi-Q Team seeks Academic Quiz Championship

Front row - Sydney Peterson, Tori McCann, Andrei Arevalo, Kamran Ali, Chat Watson and Sam Mardock. Back row - Sean Perry, Charlie Hannigan, Austin Carlton, and Chris Neuman (advisor). Lake Stevens...

 
 Lights & Sirens    February 7, 2011

Lights and Sirens

Suspicious Circumstance, 01/31/11, 8700 blk of 8th Pl NE Officers responded to a possible bomb after a landlord reported his previous tenant, who was recently evicted, left a single package under a lit Christmas tree. He also stated he feared the...

 
 Opinions    February 7, 2011

YOUR | LETTERS -February 9, 2011

Thanks for community support of Bikes for Tykes Dear Editor, The recently concluded ninth annual Bikes for Tykes program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens was successful again, due in major part to our contributing partners in the...

 
 By Laura Snyder    Columns    February 7, 2011

Hawaiin Nightmares

Using an obscene number of frequent flier miles, we were finally able to book that dream trip to Hawaii. Well, it’s not dreamy in a romantic sort of way, because our kids will be coming with us, but it’s still a dream trip because we...

 
 By Roger Stark    Opinions    February 7, 2011

Washington has an opportunity to design a patient-directed health insurance exchange

Major health care legislation became federal law last year. One half of the $1 trillion cost of the legislation will be spent on taxpayer-funded subsidies to purchase health insurance in new state health insurance exchanges. Eligibility for the subsi...

 
 By Monika Kristoffersen    Columns    February 7, 2011

Spare Me the Dirty Laundry

Who wants to deal with dirty laundry? How can you get organized for this common household chore that most of us don’t like to do? Eventually you’re gonna run out of clothes, so you might as well follow a few easy tips to stay on top of...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    February 7, 2011

Could Jayme Biendl’s death been avoided?

Since the senseless murder of Corrections Officer Jayme Biendl on January 29, many are left wondering how this could have happened. Is there really just one correct answer? Biendl, of Granite Falls,...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 7, 2011

State Budget Cuts Create Challenges for Would-Be U.S. Citizens

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Several hundred people lined up in three Washington cities this weekend at free clinics to learn more about becoming United States citizens. About 160,000 Washington residents are already in the nation legally and are eligible for...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    February 7, 2011

County leadership hosting third annual training for board members

This training is designed for non-profit board members. Any non-profit organization can send board members to this training. Workshops on: recruiting a diverse board, ethical leadership, stewardship responsibilities, finances, strategic planning,...

 
 News    February 7, 2011

Nighttime closures of one direction of the SR 520 bridge continue next week

Nighttime drivers planning to use State Route 520 should plan to take alternate routes across and around Lake Washington next week as crews working for WSDOT continue to install tolling equipment on the SR 520 bridge. This week crews will make the...

 
 By Chris Thomas    News    February 7, 2011

Lawsuit Threatened to Save Giant Turtles Off Pacific Coast

A lawsuit is being threatened to force the federal government to do more to protect giant sea turtles along the Pacific coastline. Conservation groups say the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) was asked in 2007 to protect about 70,000 square m...

 

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