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Articles from the May 7, 2012 edition

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 By Laura Snyder    Columns    May 7, 2012

X and Y Variables aaa

For the first 16 years of my married life, I was the only person in my family without a Y chromosome. I can’t help thinking that the Y chromosome was aptly named. “Why?” is a question I have asked my boys innumerable times since...

 
 By Stephanie Davenport, Public Information Officer    News    May 7, 2012

State Representative concerned about circumstances surrounding investigation of local child’s death

The investigation into the death of a 7-year old Monroe boy faces road blocks due to the lack of an autopsy. According to an Everett Herald article, the child’s body was in the custody of the Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s (ME)...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Shop Girls take first place in safety

The Granite Falls High School Shop Girls took first place in safety at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Competition in Houston. At the same competition the GFHS UrbanAuto team took second in their category with 231 mpg. Granite Falls High School...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Community invited to forum on school budget

The Granite Falls School District is hosting a community forum May 3 and May 9* at 6 p.m. at the Administration Center located at 205 N. Alder Ave, Granite Falls. The forum will be held in room 200 (upstairs, last door on the south end of the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Wooldridge earns volunteer service award

Nick Wooldridge with Librarian Jude Anderson. Granite Falls Library staff learned to expect Nick Wooldridge early each day during the summer. He came to help retrieve the items that had been...

 
 By Laura Shelton    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Why I Relay

Cancer survivor Laura Shelton On Christmas Eve 2010, at 41 years old, I drove myself to the emergency room in excruciating pain. I thought I had enjoyed Christmas Eve dinner a little too much. The ER...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

The Village at G.F. celebrate Earth Day

On Saturday, April 21 in celebration of Earth Day the residents at The Village at Granite Falls planted six Japanese Maple trees that they will nurture and care for over the next few years. When the trees are ready they will be donated to the city...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

State Parks needs volunteer park hosts

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is seeking enthusiastic and interested volunteers to serve as hosts at state parks throughout Washington. The Washington State Parks Host Program offers volunteers the chance to stay and have fun i...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Saddle up and help St. Jude’s Hospital

Mark your calendars for Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's the annual Camp Horse Country Open House and Saddle Up for St. Jude's fundraiser. Sign up for day camp, enjoy a trail ride, lease a horse, take a lesson, give your little one a pony...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Post Office to hold annual food drive

The Lake Stevens and Granite Falls Post Offices will be holding their annual Food Drive on Saturday, May 12. The Postal Food Drive benefits local food banks. Please leave your non-perishable food by your mailbox that morning so that Postal Workers...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Parents, teachers, community gather to listen to Voices of Youth

The panel at Voices of Youth answer audience questions. Students, teachers, parents and community members gathered at Crossroads High School Tuesday, April 24 for Voices of Youth. Voices of Youth is...

 
 By Kelcey Hatch    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Local group rescuing elderly animals around the state, how you can help them

Old Dog Haven operates out of Lake Stevens but they help senior dogs throughout the state by finding loving permanent homes. The organization consists of a group of private foster homes caring for the...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Invitation to join the Planning Committee for first annual Relay for Life Celebration

April 29, 2012 – 2013 will mark the first annual Relay For Life in Granite Falls. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® of Granite Falls will give everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Grants available for artists through Greater Marysville Artists' Guild

The Greater Marysville Artists’ Guild (GMAG), a certified 501c3 nonprofit organization, is taking applications for grants-in-aid and scholarships in the visual arts. Awards are available to both graduating high school seniors and adult...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Granite Falls Fire District #17 conducts live fire sprinkler demo

"Sometimes people just need to see it to believe it," says Fire Chief Jim Haverfield. On Saturday, April 7, Granite Falls Fire District #17 (GFFD #17) intentionally set ablaze two burn...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Granite Falls' own Violette curling his way to the top

While our neighbors to the north seem to excel in the sport of Curling at the Olympic games, Seattle’s own Granite Curling Club is quickly becoming known for its tremendous talent including...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

G.F. Fire is accepting applications to fill a vacant Commissioner position

Snohomish County Fire District 17 has a vacant Fire Commissioner position that will be filled by appointment by the remaining board members. The appointed member will serve until the November 2013 General Election at which time the seat will be up...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Final Relay for Life Team Meeting

Tuesday, May 8, Relay for Life of Lake Stevens will hold their final Team Member Meeting before the big event, which will take place on Saturday, May 19 to Sunday, May 20. All enrolled team members should join this meeting to find out last minute...

 
 Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Letters to the Editor

Local store offers “down home” service Dear Editor, I want to recognize Mark's Country Store as such a great attribute to our town of Granite Falls, due to both Mark and his father Steve. They are so very honest, personable, kind and go...

 
 By Erin Shannon    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Jobs created by small businesses will lead Washington out of recession

Governor Gregoire kicked off 2012 with a strong statement about the importance of the state’s small businesses in creating the jobs that will turn the state’s economy around: “...If we can make it easier and cheaper for them [small...

 
 By Fred Cruger    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

A Look Back

Most people don't realize we had a local coal mine in the early '20s. The excitement of gold, silver, and even copper mines far outweighed the discovery of an excellent grade of coal near Jordan. The...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Granite Falls    May 7, 2012

Do websites and blogs make us feel like we just aren’t enough?

I love Pinterest.com. I will admit it – I love all of the great ideas and I love that everything is organized in an easily accessible place. Blogs, on the other hand, haven’t quite sucked...