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Day of Hope supports local families

Local families received free shoes, groceries, health and dental screenings, and more at the Day of Hope in Arlington on Sept. 16. Arlington-area churches partnered together with the international nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope to bring the...

 

Kids experience pioneer life

Kids and families got to play as pioneers and learn about history at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers' annual Pioneer Days on Sept. 16. The local historical organization brings out artifacts like a clothes press, a wheat grinder and a butter...

 

Small animal shelters hold adoption event

Several small animal shelters gathered on Sept. 16 in Smokey Point for an adoption event and to highlight uncommon animals that need to be adopted and lesser-known local shelters. "This is basically an event for getting an understanding about the...

 

MSD supports Freeman School District

One student was killed and three were injured in a school shooting in Rockford, Wash., on Sept. 13 and Marysville School Superintendent Becky Berg has traveled there to support the Freeman School District. After the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in 2014 the Marysville School District r...

 

Arlington schools discuss bond proposal

Arlington School District staff are preparing a recommendation for a bond proposal that could go to the voters in 2018 that would include rebuilding Post Middle School. The district held a meeting with staff, local parents, community members and stud...

 

Day of Caring helps many local nonprofits

Volunteers and local organizations got together on Sept. 15 during the United Way of Snohomish County's annual Day of Caring to help finish projects for local nonprofits. The Day of Caring is meant to encourage volunteers to get out and help the...

 

Former mayor Bob Kraski passes away

Longtime Arlington mayor and leader Bob Kraski passed away last week. Kraski served on the Arlington City Council for nearly 10 years before being appointed as mayor in 1990. He would go on to serve three terms as Arlington's mayor, until stepping...

 

Chamber hosts candidates forum

The Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce will host a candidates forum for local races in the upcoming November election during their monthly meeting on Sept. 29. Candidates in two of the Marysville City Council races and in Snohomish County Council District 1 are scheduled to talk at the event....

 

Friendship Walk comes to Arlington

The 10th annual Friendship Walk, Run, and Car Wash will return to Arlington on Sept. 23 this year, this time with a superhero theme. Participants can walk or race in downtown Arlington to support adults with development disabilities during the day. The event provides funds for Village Community...

 

Local school districts welcome students back for new year

Local school districts opened their doors for the first day of school last week on Sept. 6. The Marysville, Lakewood and Arlington school districts all welcomed their students, grade 1 through 12, back, while kindergarten students begin the week...

 

Marysville celebrates Touch A Truck

Kids got to climb into fire engines, garbage trucks, public works vehicles and more at Marysville's annual Touch A Truck on Sept. 9. The city of Marysville puts on the event each year at Asbery Field and brings in a number of different trucks from a...

 

Cars, spectators turn out for Drag Strip Reunion

Drag racers and hundreds of other cars came down to the Arlington Airport field for the 14th annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show on Sept. 9. The car show is put on by volunteers and raises funds for many local charities. It typically dra...

 

Teachers, districts agree to contracts

Both the Marysville School District and Arlington School District reached agreements with their teachers for contracts the week before school started this year. Many area districts, including seven in Snohomish County, worked late into August to...

 

Local foods shine at Farm to Table dinner

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce highlighted locally produced food with their "Farm to Table" dinner on Sept. 9. The dinner helped raise money for a new Arlington Farmers Market program, and provided a four-course meal with produce and...

 

Children, princesses meet up at Marysville Opera House

Princesses and pixies will come to the Marysville Opera House this September to meet with local girls on Sept. 24. The city of Marysville's new "Princess and Pixie Dust" event will be held 2-3:30 p.m. "This is the first year we're offering this...

 

Get a look at history at Pioneer Days

Kids can see how pioneers lived by using old-fashioned devices like butter churners and clothes washers at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers' annual free Pioneer Days on Sept. 16. The event is held at the Pioneer Hall at 20722 67th Ave. NE,...

 

Tulalip Tribes help raise awareness, remember overdose victims

The Tulalip Tribal community participated in International Overdose Awareness Day with their own event commemorating those who have passed, and raising awareness about overdose issues on Aug. 31. "We wanted to create awareness. We've lost a lot of li...

 

Marysville School District prepares for new year

Marysville School District officials worked across the summer to make improvements to their schools in preparation for the upcoming school year. Those changes include a new gym floor at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, a new wheelchair ramp for the...

 

Arlington PD steps up recruitment

The Arlington Police Department is working on a recruitment video that officials hope will make Arlington an attractive option for police officer candidates. "We are, pretty much like all agencies, having trouble filling all of our positions," said...

 

Safety, caution important around school buses

As the school year starts after Labor Day, buses will return to their routes and local motorists should keep safety in mind when on the road.. Traci Tobler, transportation manager for the Marysville School District, said the biggest safety problems o...

 

New barbecue grills at Marysville's Comeford Park

Comeford Park has two new barbecue grills and many picnic tables that are now open to the public. The city of Marysville has been working on installing the new barbecue pit for most of the summer. The project is designed to help the many families...

 

Drag Strip Reunion comes to the Arlington Airport

The annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show will bring hundreds of cars and dragsters to the Arlington Airport again this year on Sept. 9. The show is at the Arlington Airport and the entrance to the parking for the event is on the west side...

 

Convoy of Hope supports local families

International nonprofit organization Convoy of Hope is coming to Arlington for a “Day of Hope” to help low-income families from the region on Saturday, Sept. 16. The organization provides disaster relief and runs community events to provide services for low-income individuals and families....

 

Kids learn about aviation

Kids got to take to the air and got a close-up look at the various airplanes at the Arlington Municipal Airport during the annual Airport Appreciation Day held on Aug. 26. The Arlington Municipal Airport holds the event each year to invite the...

 

Tulalip Tribes host Back to School Bash

Local native students received free backpacks, school supplies and participated in rides and games at Tulalip Tribes' Annual Back to School Bash on Aug. 23. The event at the Don Hatch Youth Center provides activities like rides and rock wall climbs...

 

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