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Articles from the April 1, 2013 edition

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Marysville celebrates diversity with art contest

What does diversity mean to you? Break out the watercolors, crayons and charcoal to share your vision of Marysville’s unique blend of cultures, abilities and traditions, and maybe you’ll...

 

Umbrellas kick off annual art event

The colorful umbrellas crafted by local families and businesses are once again on display around Marysville, although you won’t see them on light poles this year. Several of the plywood umbrella...

 

Governor’s lasting legacy

I’m taking a chance on spring this week. I’ve cleaned out my front flowerbed. Well, sort of. It was a long way to the ground, and my legs reminded me I haven’t been keeping them in shap...

 

Try French toast casserole for special breakfast or dessert

Candied Orange Peel 2 each oranges 3 cups granulated sugar 4 cups water Use a vegetable peeler and peel a thin layer of the outer rind from each orange. Cut the rind into 1/8 inch wide strips....

 

Learn about food gardens, support food bank

This Saturday, April 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., we have teamed up with the Marysville Community Food Bank for a benefit event at Sunnyside Nursery to kick off spring and support our neighbors in...

 

Children search for Easter eggs at Jennings Park

Children and local families came by the hundreds to Jennings Park in Marysville on the sunny morning of March 30 to hunt for treasure at the city’s Easter Egg Hunt. More than 10,000 plastic...

 

Rotary sponsors ethics speech contest for students

Students in Arlington, Lakewood or Darrington will have the opportunity to win $1,000 through Arlington Rotary's speech contest this April. Contestents choose from a list of topics and deliver a 5- to 10-minute speech that addresses the four values...

 

'Safeway Bill' retires after 36 years

Across the PA of Arlington's Safeway on March 29, a store employee announces that Bill Klein is retiring and those who wish to say goodbye should come to the front of the store. Within a minute there'...

 

Ugandan choir brings thunder to Arlington

Twenty-two children from East Africa will bring their high-energy music and dance to Arlington for a special concert, hosted by First Baptist Church of Arlington, on April 12 beginning at 7 p.m. The...

 

Cyber Summit focuses on system protection

In late March, Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) joined with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) to cosponsor a Cyber Summit aimed at sharing information about protecting critical systems. The event addressed the unique cyber as...

 

Hospitals seek affiliation input

The Boards of Commissioners of three public hospitals in Skagit and Snohomish counties are holding community forums to hear from the public what they think about proposals to affiliate with a larger health care system. As reported last week, the Boar...

 
 By Sarah Arney    News    April 1, 2013

Second gateway sign installed

A raptor by Barry Herem of Everett is featured on Arlington's second gateway sign that was installed on the north side of 172nd Street in Smokey Point last week. It faces traffic coming off I-5...

 

Utility work in Sunnyside

Motorists in the Sunnyside area are advised that 49th Street from 71st Avenue to 49th Place will close to traffic from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, April 5. The closure will enable city utility construction crews to tie newly installed water mains...

 

A respectful retirement

Arlington Post Middle School students Moriah Jackson-Davis, Cheyenne Taylor and Grant Thomas recognized that the school's U.S. flag was old and worn. With help from American Legion Post 76, the three...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    April 1, 2013

Cougars defeat Tigers in fastpitch match

Lakewood's Hailey Malakowski watches her home run leave the park as the Cougars defeated Granite Falls 6-5. After a long week of rain, wind, canceled games and shortened contests, the Lakewood...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    April 1, 2013

Getchell takes league win vs. M-P

MG's Sammy Wallace serves to Rachel Thompson in a singles match. Wallace took the set 6-1, 6-0.   The unmistakable thwack of racket striking ball rang through the courts at Marysville Getchell...

 

Marysville selects new school leader

Following several days of intense interviews, public meetings and consultations, the Marysville School Board on March 28 selected Dr. Becky Berg to lead the district as superintendent following Dr....

 

Gallery open house

Ornamental Arts Gallery, 13805 Smokey Point Blvd. Suite 105 in Marysville, will feature watercolor artist Coleen Allen in a reception on Friday, April 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. Live music this month will...

 

Middle schooler not slowed by language barrier

Aitana Bonneau Messarina, an 8th grade Cedarcrest Middle School student, maintains many of her passions including music, the arts and athletics, all while taking on a large academic load. What sets...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    April 1, 2013

Prep Roundup

Baseball  Marysville-Pilchuck: The Tomahawks beat Oak Harbor three times this week.  Marysville Getchell: 1-2 on the week. Ryan Faucett recorded the lone win.   Arlington: 2-1 on the week....

 

Schools open to public

Arlington Public Schools will host the spring “Know Your Schools” event for elected officials, members of the community and families on Tuesday, April 9, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    April 1, 2013

Tommies take first softball game in Marysville rivalry

The bats jumped to life for Marysville-Pilchuck when they traveled to Marysville Getchell for Friday's cross-town Wesco matchup. The Tomahawks completely devastated the ball, scoring 13 runs on 12 hit...

 

Two excellent Marysville students honored for March

Haley Fritz and Jake Hubbert, two Marysville students, were honored as March's Students of the Month by the Marysville Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs. Haley is a senior at Marysville-Pilchuck’s Pathways of Choice. Academically she has excelled,...

 

Music in schools appreciated

Editor, I am writing to commend the Outlook on the excellent articles highlighting the benefits of strong music programs in our public schools, published in the March 6 and 13 issues. It was refreshing to read about our local school districts’...

 

Tapping into the wisdom of our community

In his bestselling book, The Wisdom of Crowds, business columnist James Surowiecki explores the simple but powerful truth that “under the right circumstances, groups are remarkably intelligent,...

 

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