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Articles from the May 16, 2013 edition

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Headlines, scandals and cat common sense

Charley the Cat and I were having a conversation the other day. I’d just awakened from another nap I hadn’t intended to take, so I was a little slow responding to the pain of his claws in...

 

Dungeness crab and mango salad

With the warm summer months finally here, the heat makes you long for something cool and refreshing. This elegant salad is perfect for a formal dinner party or a fun starter course for your outdoor barbecue dinner. The taste profile plays off the...

 

Stake now or forever hold your peas

Okay, it’s a little corny but a good introduction into staking and tying and otherwise containing our too-tall and too-rambunctious plants in our gardens. It is time to draw the line in the...

 

RED Day volunteers improve home of family in need

Marysville’s Keller Williams Realty came out in force on May 9 to help a Marysville family with their yard and house maintenance during the company’s annual RED (Renew, Energize, Donate) D...

 

Relay events turn Marysville purple

The Marysville-Tulalip Relay for Life happens June 29-30 at Asbery Field, but teams have been busy raising funds for cancer research for months. Now through May 19, Relay participants will be out in...

 

Singing cowboy has local roots

Jesse Taylor is authentically dressed in cowboy boots and a well-worn hat, the shine from his rodeo belt buckle paired with faded jeans that have graced many a saddle. With a genuine smile and clear...

 

Arlington police arrest two in weekend robbery spree

On Sunday, May 5, 2013 Arlington Police arrested two 19-year old Arlington men for investigation of Robbery in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree related to three armed robberies of an espresso stand and two convenience stores in downt...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 16, 2013

FEMA grant buys new equipment for Arlington medics

New life-saving equipment is on its way to the Arlington Fire Department, thanks to a grant from the federal government. The department has been awarded almost $62,000 by the Federal Emergency...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 16, 2013

Firearm registry bill signed into law

While the federal government has made little progress in passing any gun control legislation, Washington has joined a few other states that are taking steps on their own to address the problem of gun...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 16, 2013

Gathering resources to help county’s homeless

More than 1,200 homeless people of all ages are expected at this year’s Project Homeless Connect event, set for June 27 at Cascade High School in Everett. The annual event assembles upwards of...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 16, 2013

Healthcare systems pitch affiliation

In March, three local public hospitals—Cascade Valley, Island and Skagit Valley hospitals—joined together to officially seek an affiliation with a larger healthcare system. The Boards of Com...

 

Learn about solar energy

Homeowners who are interested in learning about the financial and environmental benefits that come with owning a own solar energy system are invited to join Snohomish County Public Utility District this month for informational sessions about the...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 16, 2013

Thieves target senior center

The price tag is climbing at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, as administrators add up the costs from two recent burglaries. During the night of April 20 or early the next morning, the senior...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    May 16, 2013

Eagles do well in track and field events

Arlington's Jared Alskog (left) tries to catch Kaleb Dobson in the 110m hurdles.   The Arlington Eagles hosted the Wesco 4A track and field championships over two days last week, and the home...

 

High school play examines the many facets of love

A scene from a May 9 rehearsal of Marysville Arts and Technology High School’s next play ‘Almost, Maine’. Glory, played by 11th grader Kristin Jackson (right), is trying to watch...

 

May Students of the Month excel in leadership

Kyle Nobach and Caitlin Kilgore were honored as May’s students of the month by the Marysville Soroptimist and Kiwanis clubs for their excellent records of academics and leadership. Caitlin Kilgore is a Marysville-Pilchuck High School student wit...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    May 16, 2013

Prep Roundup

Softball: The Eagles softball team finished strong by defeating both Lake Stevens and Snohomish during the last week of the season. At 11-3, the Eagles claimed the second seed out of the Wesco North...

 

Standardized testing for homeschoolers

Again this year, the Bridges to Learning Center in Marysville will offer California Achievement Tests (CAT) for homeschooled students in June. Registration deadline for the comprehensive skills assessment is May 31. The CAT is a complete battery of t...

 
 By Cheryl Deckard    Opinion    May 16, 2013

Marysville honors one of its own

Every little boy wishes to grow up to be a fireman. You get to wear a helmet, ride on a firetruck, live in the Fire House and slide down a pole--the dream of every little boy, and quite a few little...

 

Gallery artwork on display at local bank

(Photo, right): Claire Cundiff (left), owner of Fogdog Gallery in Arlington, and Coastal Community Bank branch manager Robin Reinig display Sue Dawson's work entitled "Lopez Sheep."  ...

 

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