Official Word from Boeing on Dreamliner 787
denisegl | November 10, 2010 | 4:13 pm

During approach to Laredo,Texas, yesterday, airplane ZA002 lost primary electrical power as a result of an onboard electrical fire. Backup systems, including the deployment of the Ram Air Turbine (RAT), functioned as expected and allowed the crew to complete a safe landing. The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Boeing.  The pilots executed a safe landing and at all times had positive control of the airplane and all of the information necessary to perform that safe landing. Initial inspection appears to indicate that a power control panel in the aft electronics bay will need to be replaced on ZA002. We are inspecting the power panel and surrounding area near that panel to determine if other repairs will be necessary. Read more »

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Master builders and local volunteers paint apartments for homeless teens
denisegl | November 10, 2010 | 3:44 pm

The Master Builders Care Foundation’s 7th Annual Painting a Better Tomorrow event attracted 11 MBA member companies to paint Friends of Youth apartment interiors in Snohomish and King Counties. AAA Kartak Glass & Closet and Wire Craft Electric joined more than 150 volunteers for the one day event. Team leaders Kevin Kartak and Josh Miller of Wire Craft, along with their teams participated in painting the complex. Since the inception of the MBA Painting a Better Tomorrow program in 2003, more than 1,200 home building industry volunteers have painted, done minor repairs and made improvements at 42 agencies in King and Snohomish counties.  In 2009 volunteers painted the Bellevue Boys and Girls Clubs.  A volunteer team from the club helped paint on Saturday. Read more »

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Three writers, one love – popular authors read at EvCC
denisegl | November 9, 2010 | 4:02 pm
Angela Fountas is one of the three authors to speak at EvCC

Fiction writer Angela Fountas, poet and children’s literature author Julie Larios and poet and essayist Ed Skoog will speak about their love of writing and read their work at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Everett Community College. The reading is at EvCC’s Whitehorse Hall’s art critique space in the center of the building’s second floor Room 353. The reading is preceded by a question-and-answer session with students and the public. The authors “exemplify the love of writing and the discovery and practice of the writing life,” said EvCC English instructor Kevin Craft, who invited the writers to campus to start the Possession Sound Writer’s Series for 2010-11. Read more »

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FHC to host special forum for Veteran’s Day
denisegl | November 9, 2010 | 2:46 pm

"The Thud" F-150

Vietnam era combat pilots will reunite on the Saturday, November 13th at 11:00 a.m. at the Flying Heritage Collection to host a panel in which they will share their stories with the community and honor the men and women who have risked their lives for our country. This special Veterans Day event at the Flying Heritage Collection will feature pilots who flew with the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War, braving enemy MiGs and deadly anti-aircraft fire as well as surface-to-air missiles during bombing missions over North Vietnam.  During the Vietnam War these pilots flew F-105 Thunderchiefs. Nicknamed the “Thud,” the F-105 Thunderchief was the Air Force’s all-time biggest single-engine fighter. Designed and built to deliver nuclearweapons, the planes were also responsible for carrying conventional bombs over Vietnam. All veterans are welcomed at FHC for free on November 13, 2010. For more information see the Flying Heritage Collection website.

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Fun things to do for kids and adults at Firewheel books and beans
denisegl | November 8, 2010 | 12:00 am

Sometimes you just need to get away from the house, the office or anywhere else. I find that Firewheel books and beans 2820 Oaks Ave  is a great place to just relax, work on the free wi-fi, chat with a friend or read. You can find them on facebook at well where they post anything  new added to the events.It’s a great place to bring kids as sometimes the staff reads stories to the children as I was lucky enough to witness when stopping in for a latte.  Here are just some of the great upcoming events. Nov. 12th: Open Mic 7:00pm – 9:30pm  Originals or ASCAP songs..or poetry..orcomedy..all welcome as long as its family friendly!  Come out and enjoy the performers or grab your 15 minutes of fame on our stage!  Hosted by Drew Ferraro. Read more »

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JGAC 2011 Legislative Reception & Issue Discussion
Steve | November 7, 2010 | 6:30 pm

The Snohomish County Joint Government Affairs Committee (JGAC), comprised of representatives from the Economic Development Council of Snohomish County and the Arlington-Smokey Point, Everett Area and South Snohomish County Chambers of Commerce has scheduled its annual Legislative Reception for November 17 from 5:30–7:30 pm at the Future of Flight. The reception is hosted by Comcast and includes beverages and light hors d’oeuvres. Please RSVP by November 12th to, fax (425) 774-4636, call (425) 774-0507 x10. Read more »

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Washington Women Win the vote: The Role of Everett Area Women
denisegl | November 6, 2010 | 12:11 pm

Shanna Stevenson, coordinator of the Women’s History Consortium at the Washington State Historical Society, will discuss the women’s suffrage movement in Washington state at the Everett Public Library this Wednesday, November 10 at 7:00pm. This year commemorates the 100th anniversary of Washington women’s right to vote. You can find more excellent information on the history of women in Everett and Snohomish county at Washington’s Women’s history consortium and The Snohomish County Women’s Legacy Project.

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Gloriana Rocks the Lincoln
Steve | November 6, 2010 | 12:02 pm

Cheyenne Kimball and Tom Gossin

While out on deployment, the sailors of the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group were entertained by country music superstars Gloriana. The Nashville-based band performed for the Everett-based sailors inside the hangar of the Lincoln on Friday night, November 5. Hundreds of enthusiastic sailors were in attendance. For more info about Gloriana, visit the official website at:

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Washington Stealth Re-sign Rhys Duch for 2011
Steve | November 6, 2010 | 6:28 am

Rhys Duch

The Washington Stealth announced today the signing of third-year forward Rhys Duch, pending league approval. Duch had a stellar sophomore campaign for the Stealth, earning National Lacrosse League second team All-Pro honors in 2010. Duch was certainly deserving of the All-Pro nod last season, finishing seventh in the NLL in points with 86. His 53 assists and 33 goals ranked him seventh and 12th in the league, respectively. Duch was twice named the NLL’s Player of the Week in the last month of the regular season. He continued that momentum into the playoffs, leading all players in goals (11), assists (14) and points (25), a major contributor in the Stealth’s first NLL title in team history. Read more »

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OSHA presents VPP Star Award to NAVSTA Everett
denisegl | November 3, 2010 | 1:28 pm

The U.S. Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recognized Naval Station Everett as one of 30 organizations state-wide with a Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Award. The naval station is the second in Snohomish County to receive the designation for their safety program and record. OSHA presented the award and VPP flag to Naval Station Everett’s Commanding Officer, Capt. Michael Coury, during a ceremony at Jackson Plaza Oct. 27. “This flag represents the culmination of our efforts over the past three years, but it is not an ending,” said Coury. “This is just the beginning of our commitment to excellence in safety program management.” Read more »

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