Trinity Lutheran College kicks off 2010 “No Shave November”
denisegl | November 13, 2010 | 4:10 pm

Will Ferrell portrays an unshaved man down on his luck in Anchor Man

Trinity Lutheran College President John Reed issued an interesting challenge last week: Called “No Shave November,” the president invited students and employees to forgo shaving for an entire month, in an effort to increase awareness of poverty in the community.  The college will donate $50 to the Everett Gospel Mission for each person successfully completing the challenge, which ends Nov. 30. 

“We were first just thinking men wouldn’t shave their beards,” Reed said, “but we extended the invitation to women who wouldn’t shave their legs.”  The idea came to Reed after he served as the master of ceremonies at the Read more »

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Red Curtain Productions presents “The best of Hootenanny”
denisegl | November 12, 2010 | 2:07 pm

Don’t miss out on The best of Hootenanny tonight, Friday November 12,  2010 AT 7:30 PM at Historic Everett Theatre. All of you loyal Hootenanny fans out there won’t want to miss this show -make plans now to attend Guests for the November show include the young bluegrass sensations,
Northern Departure, unique bluesman and saw player Reggie Miles, 12 string guitar virtuoso David Lee Howard, Rick and Jim Barella in an Everly Brothers tribute, and 13-year-old Dakota Newman.  The Hometown Band will pull out some of their favorite songs from the past year, too.  Tickets are priced at $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $5 for kids 12 and under.  Tickets are available a the theatre box office during regular hours or by calling (425) 258-6766 (a $1.50 Historical PreservationFee will be added to all tickets purchased through the box office).  Tickets will also be available at the door, beginning on hour prior to show time.

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Violindian Strings Together Healing Music with Stories in “Works for the People”
denisegl | November 12, 2010 | 1:37 pm
Swil Kanim performs "Works for the people"

Swil Kanim performs "Works for the people" with The Everett Youth Symphony

He is “one” with the violin sharing inspiring stories and extraordinary original violin compositions. Swil Kanim, a world class virtuoso violinist will perform “Works for the People” along with talented Everett Youth Symphony musicians on November 21, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at the New Community Performing Arts Theater in the Everett Mall. The concert is a benefit for the New Everett Symphony and supports the Symphony’s mission to strengthen, heal and celebrate the community with music. With original compositions that mesmerize and inspire all ages alike Swil Kanim has quickly become the most popular Native American violinist. He intertwines his music with storytelling, poetry, and audience interaction. In addition to working in 24 episodes of CBS’s Northern Exposure, his music and acting ability were highlighted by starring in Sherman Alexie’s critically acclaimed The Business of FancyDancing. The Indigo Girls asked Swil Kanim to be their opening act in Seattle to kick off the Honor the Earth Concert tour of North America. Read more »

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A Veteran’s Day tribute
denisegl | November 11, 2010 | 12:43 pm

From the United States Department of Veteran Affairs

We salute you our Veteran’s and thank you for your service and our freedom- Everett Wa Blog

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Airplane pillow fight en route between Pheonix and Everett is a YouTube sensation
denisegl | November 11, 2010 | 11:45 am

There was a time, in the now-distant past, when airplane travel was glamorous. Now, as this airplane pillow fight video shows, air travel ranks near a school bus trip. Youtube user Imatlin posted this airplane pillow fight video, saying it occurred on CO 1905 en route between Phoenix, AZ and Everett, WA.

The airplane pillow fight is not just an example of passengers having some fun in confined quarters– indeed, the airplane pillow fight reflects the plight of everyone who flies in coach: a healthy disdain for those who travel first class.

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Great tastes for a great cause
Steve | November 10, 2010 | 9:16 pm

The Everett Community College Foundation is presenting an evening of wine, microbrew and food tasting with more than 100 wines from the Northwest and around the globe, bites from 15 restaurants and specialty foods and beer from select local microbreweries. The event takes place on Saturday, November 13 from 6:30 to 9:30pm at the Edward D. Hansen Read more »

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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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