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Photos by Kelly Sullivan: Missy Maxon and her student Lennon Locking and his dad, Travis, look over the handmade gift cards he drew for Frank Wagner Elementary’s first art walk held Friday. Sept. 29.
Photos by Kelly Sullivan: Missy Maxon and her student Lennon Locking and his dad, Travis, look over the handmade gift cards he drew for Frank Wagner Elementary’s first art walk held Friday. Sept. 29.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 2:00 AM
The first — and likely not the last — Frank Wagner Art Walk was hosted in Monroe’s historic downtown corridor Friday evening. Almost every one of the students made a piece that was on display and for sale.
  • Annual Evening at Adam’s raises $15K for Housing Hope East County projects
    Housing Hope reports the annual Evening at Adam’s event raised $15,000 for the nonprofit’s work in East Snohomish County.
  • Senior center thrift shop pops
    Outreach coordinator Candace Ranz said the thrift shop is one of the senior center’s hidden gems. She and program coordinator Tracy Scott are working to raise awareness to what it has to offer the community.
  • Evergreen State of mind
    The Evergreen State Fair is celebrating its 110th year. Races, gifts and crafts, equestrian presentations and rows of games and greasy foods from local and regional vendors are on the schedule until Monday, Sept. 3.
  • Organizers want tractor show to inspire next generation

    Denny Middlesworth manned the annual barrel races on a Frohning Farm field of sun-dried grass Friday.
    The old homestead off Tualco Loop Road has been the site of the annual Sky Valley Antique and Tractor Club Show for 30 years, he said. In 1875, President Ulysses S. Grant signed over the property deed to Robert Smallman, whose descendants still own the operation. 

  • Monroe Historical Society receives honors

    Truly keeping history alive doesn't come without effort.
    Monroe Historical Society volunteers have lived this reality for decades, including a majority who have helped out since the organization was formed four decades ago. Recently their fellow members invited them to tea to pay tribute to their work.

  • Index Arts Festival a community effort
    The Index Arts Festival is in its 15th year of connecting local artists with art enthusiasts.
    “We want people to absorb the beauty of the environment, and the works of local artists, and crafts, and entertaining music,” said Judy Davis. “It’s a good day to bring your chair and blanket, and just sit back and enjoy and rest.”
  • Monroe’s National Night Out turns 10
    The 10th annual National Night Out Against Crime in Monroe will start at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Lake Tye Park. Organizers say it is one of the biggest events in the county, if not the state.
  • Gold Dust Days rolls out
    A brigade of bicycles cut through downtown Gold Bar shortly after dinnertime on Friday, with new mayor Bill Clem at the helm.
  • Wet start to Sultan Shindig
    Snohomish County Fire District 5 Commissioner Steven Fox said competitors are not allowed to point the fire hoses at each other anymore during the agency's annual water-ball games.
  • Monroe community remembers Drake family
    The Drake family’s pastor Nate Hettinga said they had their moments, just like himself, and just like each member of his audience at the Cascade Community Church on Sunday.
  • Brookdale Monroe raises American flag on Independence Day
    Brookdale Monroe resident Roy Dahlgren raised the American flag on the new pole erected in front of the assisted living community during a Fourth of July ceremony, honoring a request many residents had asked for when executive director Justin Embry started in October.
  • Monroe youth report for duty
    Students of the first Monroe Police Department Youth Academy started their summer with a crash course in all things law enforcement.
  • Summer market opens in Monroe
    Bundles of sage, lavender, and duck down lined tabletops under Hearth and Haven’s tent during the first Monroe Farmers Market of the season last Wednesday.
  • DMA launches community cleaning effort

    The Downtown Monroe Association has started a new cleanup program in the city’s core.

  • Funding boost for Wagner Performing Arts Center

    Piece by piece the Monroe Arts Council is bringing the Wagner Performing Arts Center back to being fully operational.
    Snohomish County Councilmember Sam Low attended the organization’s monthly June meeting to offer a leg up, handing MAC Board president Lise Sexton a $10,000 matching grant from the Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission.

  • Last day of Ramadan

    Fasting is followed by feasting in the Muslim faith.
    The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community invited its Monroe neighbors to break bread Friday during Eid ul-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Monroe Montessori entrepreneurs donate pizza profits to Make-a-Wish

    Monroe Montessori School third-graders in Ann Kisela and Candi Reeves’ classrooms voted to donate their pizza business profits to the Washington/Alaska chapter of Make-a-Wish at the end of the school year.

  • Big leap for Take the Next Step

    Take the Next Step held its first major fundraiser since its founding more than a decade ago.

  • Sky Valley Food Bank gardeners look for next crop of volunteers

    The Sky Valley Food Bank garden's dozen core volunteers return each spring to grow 2,000 pounds of produce that end up in hundreds of local homes. Opening day was held mid-April this year, and harvesting will continue well into September. Volunteers provide nearly a half-year of hard labor.

  • Monroe grows annual Arbor Day celebration
    Monroe’s observance of Arbor Day this year signified new beginnings and recognition of the city’s deeply rooted history.
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