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Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Around the County

Arlington: 'Legally Blonde' to be staged
Arlington High School's production of the musical, "Legally Blonde," based on the novel and movie of the same name, opens at 7 p.m. Friday at Byrnes Performing Arts Center.
Directed by Scott Moberly, Brent McGee and Jeff Swanson, the cast, crew and orchestra of about 50 students also is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Saturday and March 8 and 9 at the performing arts center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. A matinee at 1 p.m. March 9 focuses attention on the Arlington Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Proceeds from the sale of refreshments that afternoon, as well as a portion of ticket sales, go to the fundraiser.
Arlington senior Baily Hudson stars as Elle Wood, the blonde who tackles Harvard. The role of Emmett is played by senior Coleman Cumins.
Ticket information is at www.byrnesperformingarts.org.
Camano Island: Guided walk through forest preserve
Friends of Camano Island Parks offers a guided community walk at Camano Ridge Forest Preserve on Saturday. Meet at 9:50 a.m. at the Camano Center, 141 East Camano Drive. The two-hour, three-mile hike takes place rain or shine. Wear appropriate clothes and sturdy shoes. Trail booklets and maps available for $1.
More info: 360-387-0889 or focip.carolt@gmail.com.
Everett: Fire District 1 gets commissioner
Snohomish County Fire District 1 swore in a new commissioner at the Feb. 19 board meeting.
Karen Dingmon was appointed to the post after former Commissioner Millie Judge resigned to serve as a county judge.
Dingmon will serve at least until the fall, when the post goes up for election. She lives in south county and owns a custom window-covering business. More info: www.firedistrict1.org.
Gold Bar: New councilman named
The Snohomish County Council on Tuesday appointed Lee Hodo to an open spot on the Gold Bar City Council.
Hodo will fill the seat vacated by former Councilman Chris Wright, who resigned in September. The term runs through the end of the year. County officials made the appointment after Gold Bar was unable to find a replacement within 90 days of the vacancy.
During a public interview with the County Council, Hodo described himself as a retired maintenance engineer and a Korean War veteran. The 79-year-old said he moved to Gold Bar in 1991, a few years after retiring from a career in Alaska. After retirement, he said, he worked as a consultant and drove a school bus for the Sultan School District.
The County Council voted 5-0 in favor of Hodo's appointment.
Gold Bar continues to seek an appointee to fill another open City Council seat, which also would last until elections this fall.
Mill Creek: School to stage 'Our Town'
Jackson High School's Theatre Society is set to present its production of the classic Thornton Wilder three-act play, "Our Town." Known for its simple set, the play is equally famous for the stories told about a small town and its people.
Curtain time is 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, and Tuesday through March 9. Tickets are $8 for general admission, $6 with ASB card or $4 for children. Tickets are available at the door or online at www.seatyourself.biz/jackson high.
Story tags » ArlingtonCamano IslandEverettGold BarMill Creek

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