YWCA receives grant for anti-abuse program
The YWCA has won federal funding for a children's domestic-violence program in Snohomish County, it was announced by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island...
The YWCA has won federal funding for a children's domestic-violence program in Snohomish County, it was announced by Rep. Jay Inslee, D-Bainbridge Island.
Inslee led the support for the U.S. Department of Justice appropriation of $282,000, which will be used by the YWCA to extend its Children's Domestic Violence Program into Snohomish County.
The appropriation was approved by Congress in December as part of the Justice Department's Juvenile Justice Program.
Snohomish County children exposed to domestic violence will have access to counseling and mental-health services as well as coping skills from the YWCA as a result of the appropriation. The program has helped more than 314 children from 153 households in Seattle and South King County.
For more information on the program, go to www.ywcaworks.org. To report domestic abuse in Snohomish County, call the Center for Battered Women hotline at 425-252-2873.
Scientist to speak
on climate change
Climate change will be the subject of a free public event today at the University of Washington Bothell.
The address will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception at the North Creek Events Center on the UWB campus, 18115 Campus Way N.E., Bothell.
The speaker will be Pieter Tans, senior scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory.
His presentation is titled "Tackling the Climate Change Problem: We Cannot Afford to Wait" and will cover global warming and greenhouse-gas emissions.
The address is part of the UWB Computing and Software Systems Speaker Series, an annual lecture series intended to promote continuing education for the community.
More information is available at www.uwb.edu.
Bridge to close
The Getchell Road bridge over Little Pilchuck Creek, just west of Highway 92, will close at 7 a.m. Saturday for at least two days of repair work.
Most traffic will be detoured along 163rd Avenue Northeast, Goebel Hill Road and 147th Avenue Northeast, while trucks are advised to use Highway 92.
Rainy weather could postpone the repair project until the following weekend.
Cinco de Mayo
event set for May 9
A Cinco de Mayo celebration will be held at Totem Middle School cafeteria in Marysville on May 9.
The community event, from 5-7:30 p.m., is free and will include food and live music.
Totem Middle School is at 1605 Seventh St. in Marysville.
job fair Thursday
Job hunters are invited to meet local employers with openings to fill at a Multicultural Employment and Resource fair Thursday at Everett Community College.
The event, sponsored by WorkSource Snohomish County, will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the community college's Parks Building.
Fair organizers suggest attendees bring plenty of copies of their résumés and work history with them.
Interpreters will be on-site providing translation services for those who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Bosnian and Serbo-Croation.
Civic Music season
tickets on sale
Everett Civic Music is currently selling memberships for its 2008-2009 season.
The season includes composer-guitarist-singer Pavlo (2 p.m. Sept. 13); the Annie Moses Band, (2 p.m. Oct. 25); the String Orchestra of New York City, performing chamber and orchestral music (2 p.m. Jan. 18, 2009); Crystal Harmony, performing on crystal instruments (8 p.m. March 5, 2009); the Eugene Ballet Company, presenting "Swan Lake" (2 p.m. April 4, 2009); and the Swingle Singers, eight close harmony singers (8 p.m. May 9, 2009).
All performances are at the Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave. Membership cards are $45 general before June 1, or $50 starting June 1. Cards are $20 for youths age 18 and younger. The card admits members to the six performances.
For memberships and more information, call 425-337-2194 or 425-337-6887.
School to partner
with research group
The University of Washington Bothell is entering into a partnership with a major research organization dealing with public education.
The arrangement is with the Center on Reinventing Public Education, which was founded in 1993 and has the goal of changing national educational policies.
The center previously was affiliated with the UW's School of Public Affairs in Seattle. Under the new affiliation, it will be housed both in Seattle and on the UWB campus.
More information is available at www.crpe.org.
The Snohomish County Council's clerk, Kathryn Bratcher, has won the President's Award of Distinction from the Washington Municipal Clerks Association, in part for her leadership in getting the council's meetings and documents onto the Web.
Bratcher, who supervises a staff of five, has worked 25 years for the council.
Zonta Club to hold
A forum on women's legal rights will be held Monday in Everett by a local women's advocacy group. The Zonta Club of Everett is putting on its annual "Ignore No More" event at Everett Golf and Country Club from noon to 1:30 p.m.
The forum will feature a professor who specializes in gender and developing-nations topics and the executive director of the Northwest Women's Law Center. Snohomish County Prosecutor Janice Ellis will serve as the moderator.
The group works to raise awareness about women's issues and provide education to improve the status of women.
Attendance is $20 per person, and by reservation only. To reserve a spot, call 425-742-2723.
team going to D.C.
Bothell High School students will represent Washington state at the National Science Olympiad in May.
Seventeen Bothell students beat out 40 Washington teams at the state Science Olympiad earlier this month in a series of science and technology challenges.
They now go to the national event, held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C, May 29-31.
A story published April 30, 2008 was corrected on May 6, 2008. An item in the April 30 edition incorrectly said the Multicultural Employment and Resource Fair at Everett Community College would be held on Tuesday.
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