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Articles from the June 25, 2013 edition

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Arts council paintings at library

Members of the Arlington Arts Council (from left) Sharon Johnson, Jane Swanson, Debbie Casteel, Christina Harvey and Jacques Drapeau installed a display of original artwork that illustrated the theme...

 

Fiddlers to perform at Art at the Barn

From landscapes to whimsy, the members of Arlington Arts Council will display their art under the apple trees at the Yantis family farm near Oso Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30. Visitors to the...

 

Helping teen drivers stay safe this summer

We are entering the 2013 summer season, a time when teen drivers and their friends will be on the road more than any other time in the year. With the extended daylight hours and the break from...

 

Serving others leaves little time to feel old

We are nearing the end of June. But don’t let the weather fool you. One day it is too hot. The next we have rain. I have a pile of shoes beside my bed, because I can’t know until morning...

 

A few words of wisdom as June winds down

As we wrap up June and move into July, several thoughts come to mind. First and foremost is the perennial question about planting, and I can tell you unequivocally that you can continue to plant just...

 

Arlington Garden Club celebrates 78th anniversary

Outgoing Garden Club president Carol Jacques (left) presented the Myrtle Ruckert Award to Bea Randall and her husband Chuck at the club's annual June Fling.   Members of the Arlington Garden Club...

 

Arlington relay participants help fight cancer

Locals came out to the 24-hour long relay to help raise money to prevent cancer at Arlington’s Relay for Life, which began on June 22. As the Relay approached, Arlington teams had raised more...

 

Carnival comes to Smokey Point

The carnival is coming to town! The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce has contracted with Butler Amusements, the folks behind the carnival at the Evergreen State Fair, to bring their rides...

 

Marysville man donates laptops to library

Marysville's Tom Nowak (left) and staff members from the Marysville Public Library take some of the new Chromebooks for a test drive. Nowak donated 17 of the cloud-based laptops to the library.  ...

 

Try your hand at crafty repurpose projects

Just last week, I was eyeing some vintage metal lawn chairs at a neighbor’s yard sale. The price was right for the pair, but I just couldn’t imagine finding time to strip the old paint...

 

Wiener dogs get their own race

The 7th annual Poochapalooza outdoor dog event is set for Saturday, July 13, and this year features the first-ever “Running of the Wieners” dachshund races, the latest addition to several...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    June 25, 2013

Fireworks reminders for holiday festivities

The 4th of July is just around the corner, and many backyard barbecues and lakeside gatherings seem to include the ritual of lighting explosive devices that make noise and fill the skies with color....

 

Input sought on surface water improvements

Snohomish County’s Surface Water Management Division is seeking input from citizens countywide, gathering comments and ideas to help in fine-tuning programs and services to meet increasing and changing needs. Surface Water Management provides...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    June 25, 2013

Political grab bag

A couple of weeks ago, we inadvertently left Bill Blake off the list of candidates for Snohomish County Council position #1. Blake, who currently serves as natural resources director for the City of...

 

Nyland bids goodbye to school board

The school board said goodbye to outgoing superintendent Larry Nyland, welcomed incoming superintendent Becky Berg, and heard about a Washington D.C. conference in which Quil Ceda and Tulalip...

 

Pinewood Elementary Library opens with Royalty

Marysville Strawberry Festival royalty came to Pinewood Elementary to read and listen to young students at the kickoff of the Reading with Royalty program on June 19. Queen Madison Doty and Princess...

 
 By Mel Sheldon    Opinion    June 25, 2013

Qwuloolt restoration an example of strong partnerships

It is a pleasure to be part of Building Bridges, a rotating column between the Tulalip Tribes, City of Marysville, and the Marysville School District. This column provides an opportunity to share...

 

Street cleanup makes festival special

Thousands of people descended on Marysville on June 15, taking part in all the fun activities that are part of the annual Strawberry Festival. The big event, of course, is the Grand Parade, which...

 

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