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Articles from the May 28, 2013 edition

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Brutal mob crime drama is skillfully told

“Killing Them Softly” (R, Now avail.) Going back to 1903's "The Great Train Robbery," cinematic history has been full of films about criminals. These movies take us into a world that most of us (for good reason) will never know...

 

Camping is fun, as long as it’s off the ground

June. Pleasant warm evenings. Graduations. Weddings. Camping trips. All the years we slept in tents, I dreamed of the day I would not be on the ground. Actually we didn’t start in a tent. We...

 

Cannas, bananas and palms, oh my

Now that it is almost June, it is time to watch out for the drama queens of the garden. These are the bold foliaged, outrageous textured and just plain out-of-context plants that make people’s...

 

Borrow a life jacket for water safety

To help prevent drowning, free life jackets will be available until Labor Day near many local lakes and other Snohomish County swimming locations. Snohomish County’s life jacket loaner program...

 

Everett sailors help prepare cemetery for Memorial Day

Over fifty active duty enlisted personnel from Naval Station Everett volunteered on May 23 to beautify the graves and markers of veterans, laid to rest at the Marysville Cemetery. Work included...

 

Healthy Communities Challenge Day set for June 1

The fifth annual Health Communities Challenge Day, a free and fun-filled community celebration focused on health, nutrition and fitness, is set for Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen...

 

Historic Sunnyside barn to be razed

The big old farmhouse and barn on the edge of Sunnyside Boulevard and 33rd Pl. NE have witnessed a lot of changes over the years. Soon both structures will be demolished to make way for additional hou...

 

Specialty nursery in Marysville nurtures gardeners, artists

35 years ago, Judy Zugish and her family moved into a cozy farmhouse on two acres, situated in central Marysville just to the west of the train tracks. As the young mother soon discovered, trains...

 

Street festival seeks vendors

For nearly three decades, the merchants in downtown Marysville have worked together to produce an outdoor event in the summer, featuring homemade and homegrown products. In fact, for most of that...

 

Women’s group donates to food bank

Marysville Soroptimists (from left) Chris Wright, Sharon Spoelstra, Siri Cummins and Melinda Lewis present a check for $1,500 to Dell Deierling (center), executive director of the Marysville...

 

Access to Big Four Ice Caves open

Snohomish County Public Works crews have reopened the Deer Creek gate on Mountain Loop Highway, providing access to the Big Four Ice Caves, Barlow Pass and other recreational opportunities. Crews finished clearing snow and debris this week, as...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 28, 2013

Clinic pharmacies purchased by local chain

Seattle-based Bartell Drugs has announced the purchase of two pharmacies, located in Everett and Marysville, from The Everett Clinic. The pharmacies will be operated by family-owned Bartell Drugs...

 

Marysville gym expands into former Gold’s Gym location

A local Marysville gym, PA Fitness, is expanding to Smokey Point this June into the location of the former Gold’s Gym. The space is located in the retail area that fronts I-5 at Exit 206, at 3131 Smokey Point Drive. PA Fitness, also known as...

 

Marysville Walmart begins hiring for a summer opening

The planned Marysville Walmart near Highway 9 and 64th Street is scheduled to be finished in a few months and the management team has started its hiring process. The new location is planned to open...

 

Snohomish County gets graded on community health issues

Youth physical abuse, adult/youth obesity and suicide have been identified as Snohomish County’s biggest preventable health problems by county officials. The Snohomish County Public Health Advisory Council (PHAC) spent a year analyzing data...

 

Temporary span for Skagit Bridge announced

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) released this rendering of the planned bridge replacement over the Skagit River.   An emergency fix for the collapsed portion of the Skag...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    May 28, 2013

Tribes act to oppose coal exports

Photo courtesy of Power Past Coal.   On May 16, the 57 members of the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians (ATNI) took historic action during their mid-year meeting at Airway Heights, Washingto...

 
 By Joe Manney    Schools    May 28, 2013

Arlington wins state softball title

Arlington loves a parade, and the AHS championship softball team were the main attraction for an impromptu parade down Olympic Avenue as the girls returned from their win. Photo courtesy of Bob Beam....

 

Curriculum review invited

The Marysville School District is expecting a recommendation to adopt new instructional materials for first grade reading and writing, and citizens are invited to review and comment on the curriculum. The material will be available for public...

 

Five Marysville students awarded scholarship

Five local students from Marysville Pilchuck High School will receive mini-scholarships from Cobalt Mortgage Dollars for Scholars this year. Caitlin Kilgore, Casey Zachry and Krystine Ann Cabrera have been awarded the Pellerin Family...

 

Getchell’s first feature-length film premieres

Director Michael Cozart (left) and producer Jake Sirianni at the premier of their film ‘Fresh Meat’ in front of Marysville Getchell’s International School of Communications at the...

 
 By Beckye Randall    Opinion    May 28, 2013

Infrastructure investments can’t wait

A bridge fell into the Skagit River, taking several vehicles down with it. Fortunately, there were no serious injuries, no deaths, as a result of this catastrophe. The state’s economy will...

 

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