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Articles from the April 7, 2010 edition

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Arts Briefs

THEATRE Phoenix Theatre presents "Taking Steps" by Alan Ayckbourn at the Edmonds theatre, 9673 Firdale Ave., April 2 through May 2. The British farce is a wild ride of mistaken identity, misunderstandings, and dysfunctional relationships in a...

 

Clooney and Hoffman are memorable in new releases

This issue, movies on DVD are coming by air and by sea. Up in the Air (Now Available, R) "Who the (blank) are you?!" That's a question you would get asked a lot if you were Ryan Bingham (George Clooney). He specializes in traveling the...

 

Farm life on display at library

Visitors to the Arlington Public Library can enjoy original works of art by local artists on display from April 2 to June 3. Currently on display is a collection of farm life art by local Arlington...

 

Nigerian horrors seen through the eyes of a young girl

Little Bee By Chris Cleave (Simon & Schuster) Chris Cleave's story begins lyrically, metaphorically, "Most days I wish I was a British pound coin instead of an African girl. Everyone would be...

 

Bank president elected to regional board

First Heritage Bank's CEO and president, Cathy Reines, was recently elected to the Western Independent Bankers (WIB) Board of Directors. WIB is an association established to inform, educate and...

 

Foundation welcomes new board members

The Greater Everett Community Foundation has announced the election of its newest board members, Ryan Blume, Dr. Bill Hecht, Dr. Bill Neumeister and Bill Rucker. Ryan Blume (top right) is currently a...

 

Memories, in life and in song

I was taken to the Comcast Arena recently to see "Cats." This is a show I have longed to see since the day it opened on Broadway in NYC. That morning I was watching the television show,...

 

Dandelions may be good medicine, but they're bad weeds

Before the 1600s there were no dandelions in North America. We can thank all those European emigrants (probably some of my relatives, no doubt) that brought them when they came to settle in this...

 

Arlington community provides cold weather shelter

Sleeping outside in freezing temperatures was optional in Arlington this last winter, as a cold-weather shelter operated by Hands Together provided a warm, safe place for homeless people. In spite of warmer than normal temperatures, the shelter was...

 

Arts and educational funding offered

Qualified nonprofit organizations offering programs or services in the arts or environmental education are encouraged to apply for grants from the Anne & Mary Fund, administered by the Greater...

 

Challenge Air fundraiser for special needs kids

Rusty and Tamma Hicks of Smokey Point are drumming up support for a summertime event that pairs special needs children with pilots and airplanes. The couple has organized a fundraiser to help offset...

 

Help beautify Marshall Elementary on Serve Day

Serve Day, a community project coordinated by Marysville churches in partnership with the City of Marysville, the Marysville School District and the community, will take place Saturday, April 10, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Marshall Elementary...

 

Linn-Floyd engagement

Denny and Laurie Linn of Stanwood are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Marie Linn, to Kevin James Floyd, son of Larry and Shirley Floyd of Grandview, Washington. Melissa...

 

Marysville food bank receives recognition

Marysville Community Food Bank received $5,000 and a 2010 Agency Excellence Award from Food Lifeline, Washington's largest hunger relief organization, in recognition of the local food bank's Giving Ga...

 

Now's the time to get involved with Strawberry Festival

Spring has sprung, the tulips and daffodils are blooming, and Strawberry Festival is at full speed. Many things have been happening since my last article. We said goodbye to our 2009 Royalty in March and welcomed the 2010 Royalty, Queen Kaija...

 

Put play in your day at the YMCA

The community is invited to take part in the free events and activities planned for Healthy Kids Day at the Marysville Family YMCA, 6420-60th Dr. NE in Marysville, on Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m....

 

Serious issues draw parents, community resources together

The gymnasium at the Marysville Boys and Girls Club was ready to accommodate a crowd for a March 29 forum on the problems of underage drinking and prescription drug abuse. Unfortunately, the experts...

 

Share your passion

Do you have a talent or hobby to share, or an idea for a class you'd like to lead? The Ken Baxter Senior/Community Center is seeking qualified instructors to add to the programming at the center. Current program participants range in age from 18 to...

 

Six compete for dairy princess title

Snohomish County Dairy Women will host the association's 55th Dairy Princess/Ambassador Banquet on Saturday, April 17, at the Viking Hall in Silvana. The reception begins at 6 p.m. with dinner followi...

 

Tillmans celebrate 50th anniversary

Arlington residents Don and Ann Tillman are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. The couple was married April 20, 1960. They have three children and three grandsons. Family and friends of the...

 

Tribal leader shares his story in a new book

Since Stanley Gale Jones Sr. announced his retirement from the Tulalip Board of Directors, on which he has served for the past 44 years, much has been said and written about the man who has been at...

 

Volunteering is a walk on the beach

The beaches that encircle Puget Sound are home to many amazing creatures and sensitive habitats, and WSU Beach Watchers are eager to recruit volunteers to help tell their stories. A two-part training...

 

47th Avenue closure starts April 12

Marysville Public Works advises motorists that 47th Avenue NE from 7th Street to Grove Street will be closed starting Monday, April 12 through Friday, April 16, weather permitting. General contractor Faber Brothers will reconstruct, grind and pave...

 

City offers residents free fill dirt, topsoil

The City of Marysville is once again offering free screened fill dirt and topsoil mix for residents to use in gardens, lawns or other around-the-yard projects. Under the free program that started last year, the city stockpiles reclaimed native soil...

 

Comment on Forest Service projects

A number of projects in the Darrington Ranger District of the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest are in the planning stages, and Forest Service officials are seeking public comments about anticipated environmental impacts. From now until April 30,...

 

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