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Articles from the June 8, 2010 edition

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Moody and emotional films for a gloomy June

Will the rain ever end? Since summertime comedies seem out of place this week, try a movie based on the early life of a monarch or a thriller marking the return of directing royalty. The Young Victoria (PG, Now Avail.) It's been a recent trend that...

 

Students show their acting chops in showcase

The stage is mostly bare, with just a few folding chairs placed strategically to indicate a park bench, a subway train or a baggage claim area. As the scenes progress, the actors become chimps...

 

Summer reading, but where's summer?

Poison Ivory By Tamar Myers ($7.99, Avon Imprint of HarperCollins) This amusing mystery is part of a series based in an antiques store named the Den of Antiquity, which even the owner, Abigail...

 

Chamber presents annual business awards

The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce recognized the contributions of several key individuals and businesses with the 2010 Annual Business Leadership Awards, presented May 21 at the...

 

Music store rises from the ashes

Seven months ago, tragedy struck in Smokey Point as three businesses were devastated by fire. Bigfoot Music, #1 Teriyaki and a local pawn shop suffered major damage when fire ripped through the...

 

Gulf memories and sea breezes, now coated with oil

I'm feeling rather sad right now. It's not depression. It's the news. In 1985, my husband was ready to realize a long-held dream. He was not from this area. He came from the bayous and cane fields of...

 

Audition for Arlington Idol contest

Simon Cowell may not be at the judges' table, but contestants can still enjoy the excitement of performing for a supportive audience--and maybe winning a cash prize-by participating in the Arlington I...

 

Firefighters hit the streets for MDA

Marysville firefighter Sam Eagle joined more than a dozen other department volunteers collecting donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in the annual Fill the Boot drive June 4 and 5....

 

Making healthy lifestyles a community priority

After weeks of rain and cool temperatures, Mother Nature provided a beautiful sunny day for Marysville's second annual Healthy Communities Challenge Day on Saturday, June 5. The grounds at Allen...

 

Partnership makes special camp possible

Everywhere you look, kids are enjoying summer camp. A young man is scaling a rock wall. A group of girls are giggling in the pool. Others are enjoying a ride down a leaf-covered trail. Just what you...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    June 8, 2010

Builder donates park to Marysville

The City of Marysville will officially open its newest park on June 11 at 1 p.m., thanks to local developer Belmark Homes. The homebuilder recently announced its donation of the 1.5-acre park in the...

 

Forest Service modernizes vintage resort

Mt. Baker Lake Resort is closed this summer while the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest modernizes the facility. It will reopen as Swift Creek Campground next year, with more space and day-use features for families. The original campground opened...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    June 8, 2010

Reardon names Haakenson deputy executive

Snohomish County Executive Aaron Reardon has selected Edmonds Mayor Gary Haakenson as his new deputy executive. Haakenson has served as Edmonds mayor for the past 11 years. Reardon called Haakenson a...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    June 8, 2010

Travel the Red Rooster Route for farm-fresh local food

Economists, environmentalists and gourmet chefs encourage Americans to "eat local," focusing on foods that are produced within 200 miles of your dinner table. From now through September, north county...

 
 By Beckye Randall    Schools    June 8, 2010

Jazz on the Green features high school band

The Arlington High School On Hold Jazz Band, directed by John Grabowski, will present "Jazz on the Green," a free community jazz event, on Friday, June 11, at Gleneagle Family Bar and...

 

Art turns library 'blue'

Original works by Arlington Art Council members ( from left, back) Judy Sauer, Arlene Morrison, Jill Bhear, Fran Kaufman, Roberta Baker, Marilyn Lisk and Christina Harvey are on display now through...

 
 By Beckye Randall    Schools    June 8, 2010

Marysville soccer star makes select list

Brady Ballew loves to play soccer. It's been his passion since he was a youngster, and now the Marysville-Pilchuck senior is getting set to realize a dream. He's been offered the opportunity to play...

 
 By Beckye Randall    Schools    June 8, 2010

Student achievers recognized for May and June

Kiwanis and Soroptimist Students of the Month for May and June are (from left) Samuel Christopher, Hannah Kruetz, Steven Utt and Cosette Troxel. The Marysville Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs announced...

 
 By Beckye Randall    Schools    June 8, 2010

Trafton's fate to be decided soon

At a May 24 public hearing, more community supporters spoke out in favor of keeping Trafton Elementary School open and operating as a school of choice in Arlington. The school district is considering...

 
 By Robert Nelson    Opinion    June 8, 2010

Festival isn't all fun and games

Editor, Well, here we go again. Pretty soon the streets will be blocked off, people will be walking through my lawn and leaving behind litter you can't believe. Yes, I'm talking about Strawberry Festival. I enjoy a good party as much as anybody...

 
 By Beckye Randall    Opinion    June 8, 2010

Unsolicited advice for graduates

June is graduation month, as thousands of local high schoolers and college students prepare to leave the cocoon of educational pursuits for life in the real world. As they don caps and gowns and sit...

 

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