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Articles from the September 24, 2013 edition

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 Entertainment    September 24, 2013

The 5th Avenue Theatre Sends Its 9th Show to Broadway: Disney's Aladdin

As the lights go up on The 5th Avenue's fifteenth new musical, Secondhand Lions (playing through October 6), the musical theater gem of the Pacific Northwest is excited to see Disney's Aladdin make its Broadway debut. The world premiere production...

 
 By Ronnie Mcbrayer    Columns    September 24, 2013

KEEPING THE FAITH | AT THE BRINK

You may not be aware of this, but our planet and its people should be bursting with relieved celebration, because 30 years ago this week, life as we have known it, came perilously close to the end. It was September 1983, and the Cold War was...

 
 By Mike Anderton    News    September 24, 2013

Viking football edges Oak Harbor, 14-13

Finally. A win for Lake Stevens, now 1-2 in non-league play to open the 2013 season, a 14-13 home field squeaker over 3A Wesco foe Oak Harbor (now 2-1) last Friday. Lake managed to hold on to the win...

 
 By Jason Mercier    News    September 24, 2013

Summary of I-517

In November the people of Washington will vote on Initiative 517. The measure would make several changes to state law concerning signature gathering for initiatives and referendums. Initiative 517 would increase the time period for gathering...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 24, 2013

SR 529 Snohomish River Bridge weekend closure

The SR 529 Snohomish River Bridge opens about 600 times a year. For a 60-year-old bridge, hoisting and lowering two counterweights weighing a total of 250 tons over and over, well, it’s tough!...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 24, 2013

Rotary Club reopens talk of skate park

An early goal of the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens was to raise funds for a skateboard park in Lake Stevens. Prior to the start of the recession, the club conducted some fundraising to build a...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    September 24, 2013

Lake Stevens Postmaster Rux turns 90

In 1936, Gordan Rux made his way to Lake Stevens with his family as a 13-year-old boy. Now just 77 short years later, he and his family celebrated his 90th birthday on September 24, 2013. Rux has...

 
 By Pam Stevens    News    September 24, 2013

Lake Stevens’ Mayor nominated in this year’s Best of Western Washington

It’s time once again for this year’s Best of Western Washington which includes everything from Best Pizza to Best Dentist to Best Mayor! That’s right, even city mayors can be...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 24, 2013

Bridgeways helps Lake Stevens Rotary understand mental health issues

As a prelude to Mental Health Awareness week in October, last week’s program at the Rotary Club of Lake Stevens featured Vicki Hoffman, Director of Employment Services for Bridgeways - a non-profit agency serving Snohomish County residents who...

 
 News    September 24, 2013

A Celebration of Womanhood invitation

On Saturday, September 28, the women’s Relief Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring an evening of “Dinner Theater, Chocolate and Inspiration”. A musical performance by the comedic and uplifting...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 24, 2013

Non-Profit organization looking for Community Area representatives

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as Area Representatives in your local community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the...

 
 By Journal Staff    News    September 24, 2013

2013 Fusion high performance try-outs

Several players from Fusion U17 tried out at both the national HP USA Tryouts in Spokane last March 2013 and the Regional HP Tryouts in May. Audrey Frolich (Arlington) and Kendle Valade-Nunez...

 
 Lights & Sirens    September 24, 2013

Lights & Sirens September 25, 2013

The police department responded to 580 incidents in the week of September 8, 2013 through September 14, 2013. The following is a brief summary of some of the more notable contacts: Possession of Heroin, 09/09/2013 8700 Block. of 14th St. NE A...

 
 By Pam Stevens    Opinions    September 24, 2013

Time flies when you’re having fun, right?

I know it’s a well-used saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun,” but it means a little more to me as my oldest child turns 17 today. I hesitated a bit before writing an...

 
 By Paul Guppy    Opinions    September 24, 2013

Back to School: why not give parents a $95 voucher for supplies?

A Spokesman-Review editorial recently noted the awkward summer ritual of teachers, sometimes assisted by parents and charities, having to spend their own money to provide classroom supplies. As the editorial notes, “The problem is that...

 
 News    September 24, 2013

Washington State Awarded Grant to Help Teen Parents and Families

Connecting pregnant and parent teens to available education services is crucial for them to succeed. A large-scale federal grant recently received by Washington state will help. The $6 million grant, known as the Expectant and Parenting Teens,...

 
 News    September 24, 2013

State Parks welcomes visitors to play for free on Saturday

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission reminds visitors that Saturday, Sept. 28, is a State Parks free day in recognition of National Public Lands Day. The Discover Pass is not required of visitors exploring their state parks on...

 
 News    September 24, 2013

Bellingham Educator Named Teacher of the Year

Katie Brown, the English language learner specialist at Shuksan Middle School, was named Washington’s 2014 Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony this afternoon. On behalf of State Superintendent Randy Dorn, Assistant Superintendent Dan...

 
 By Press Staff    Granite Falls    September 24, 2013

Comic book lovers enjoyed time at GF Library

The Granite Falls Library welcomed comic book and manga lovers on August 24. At the request of the library’s teen advisory group, the library hosted a mini-comic-con. Participants arrived in...