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Articles from the August 13, 2013 edition

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 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    August 13, 2013

Keeping the Faith | No more show-and-tell

In American literature, the biggest religious pretender of all time is probably Sinclair Lewis’ Elmer Gantry. While most of us have not read the book, we may remember the movie. The film was a 1960 masterpiece starring Burt Lancaster in an...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

SR 92 near L.S. to close Aug. 18 – 24 for roundabout construction

Improved traffic flow and fewer collisions are in the cards for a busy stretch of State Route 92 near Lake Stevens, but first drivers will need to plan ahead for five days of detours. Beginning 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18 until 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Movie on the Lake presented by Bourne Orthodontics

Bourne Orthodontics along with the Lake Stevens Arts Commission is proud to present their first annual Movie in the Park. The event will be held in North Cove Park on Saturday August 24. Seating will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will air at 8:30...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Lake Stevens celebrates National Night Out

On Tuesday, August 6, Lake Stevens joined communities all around the nation and celebrated the annual National Night Out Against Crime event. The Family Center hosted this popular event in downtown...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge returns to L.S.

Make plans to attend the third annual Guns ‘n Hoses Softball Challenge scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, August 24 at the Lake Stevens High School baseball field. The Lake Stevens High School is located at 2908 113th Avenue NE, Lake Stevens. Lake...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Cell phone recycling helps domestic violence victims

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cell phones. Cell phones even without service can call 911 when charged. Cell phones may be given to victims of domestic violence to keep them safe. Older phones or phones that are broken,...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Back to school clothing, supply giveaway

Sanctuary Ministries will be giving away gently used summer and winter clothing of all sizes for elementary, middle school, and high school age kids. On August 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the first time this year they will also have baby and...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Another successful regatta for North Cascades crew

On July 20, North Cascades Crew of Lake Stevens, one of thirty-one clubs from as far away as Colorado, competed in the Cascadia Masters Championship Regatta. Also known as the B.C. Championship, the event was held at the Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion...

 
 Entertainment    August 13, 2013

Hewitt Avenue Closing for Block Party to Celebrate Comcast Arena’s 10th Anniversary

The Comcast Arena is turning ten! To celebrate this milestone, Global Spectrum, management for the Comcast Arena at Everett, is throwing a 10th Anniversary Block Party and everyone is invited! For just the third time in the building’s history,...

 
 Opinions    August 13, 2013

YOUR LETTERS | August 14, 2013

Friends of Library Book Sale Dear Editor, Thank you Lake Stevens Friends of the Library for again having a successful book sale during Aquafest. There were so many books this year that people were looking through boxes under the table because there...

 
 By Don C. Brunell    Opinions    August 13, 2013

Weighing Washington’s high cost of doing business

Gov. Jay Inslee was in New York for the world rollout of BMW’s new electric car, the BMW i3, which is partially built in Washington. We are all justifiably proud of our state’s role and see the car as a harbinger of Washington’s...

 
 By Monika Kristofferson    Columns    August 13, 2013

Efficient Organization | Lookin’ for clutter in all the wrong places

When I go in to people’s homes to help them declutter and get organized, I am there to look at their space with a fresh perspective, new set of eyes and to look for clutter in all the wrong places. Bottom line, pull things out that don’t...

 
 News    August 13, 2013

County Executive, Council Team Up with Everett Mayor for VOA Project

On August 17th, several county leaders will join forces to help out at the Volunteers of America (VOA) food bank in North Everett. County Executive John Lovick, members of the County Council, and Everett Mayor Ray Stephanson will be on hand to help...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Tax tips if you’re starting a business

If you plan to start a new business, or you’ve just opened your doors, it is important for you to know your federal tax responsibilities. Here are five basic tips from the IRS that can help you get started. Type of Business. Early on, you will...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Sport Clips Haircuts now open

Sport Clips Haircuts, a place that makes it good to be a guy, opened last month on 8933 Market Pl. NE in Lake Stevens. This is the first location in the city, adding to the more than 1,000 Sport Clips across the country. “What’s better...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

More states asking insurers how ready they are for climate change

Insurance companies are facing growing scrutiny over their preparedness for climate change, an issue that could potentially affect insurance affordability and availability. “I’m very pleased to see more states joining this effort,”...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Lake Stevens Real Estate Report

The Lake Stevens John L. Scott office hosted Lennox Scott, owner and CEO of John L. Scott Real Estate to meet with area brokers at the Fire Convention Center on July 31. Scott went over sales strategies, and stressed the importance of having a...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    August 13, 2013

Edward Jones branch in downtown recognized for Outstanding Client Service Excellence

Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors in the United States and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm’s business, from the types of investment options offered to the location of branch offices,...