Front Porch: Memento bricks may be available from Kimberly-Clark plant
The walls are gone but much cleanup remains to be done after workers demolished the red-brick, 1930s digestor building at the Kimberly-Clark plant on the Everett waterfront over the weekend. On Sunday, huge mounds of debris covered the sides of the giant digestors that were used to cook wood chips into pulp.
People who are interested in getting bricks as mementos of the old building can leave their name at the guard shack at the entrance to the former mill. The demolition contractor will consider the requests.
MLK tribute in Everett: Join the Snohomish County Black Heritage Committee in paying tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan 20. This free event will be held at Spirit of Grace Methodist Church, 3530 Colby Ave., Everett. The event features speaker the Rev. Alvin Moore and the MLK community choir, which will perform a contemporary and gospel songs. For more information, call Danvonique Reed at 425-583-7739 or email or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Machias road closure: A full, three-week-long closure is scheduled for part of Old Machias Road starting Monday to allow Snohomish County road crews to fix a mudslide-damaged embankment. The shutdown affects the area between 52nd Street SE and 117th Drive SE. The slide occurred on an embankment below the road. During the closure, signs will lead drivers on a detour along South Machias and Richey roads. Access will be allowed to emergency vehicles and people who live in the area. The closure is expected to last from 7:30 Monday morning until 5 p.m. Feb. 1. For more information, call 425-388-6475 or go to www.snoco.org and search for "road construction."
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