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Articles from the July 2, 2013 edition

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Buffalo Wild Wings celebrates grand opening

Buffalo Wild Wings celebrated the grand opening of its newest location in Marysville on Monday, June 17, by offering the first 100 guests free wings for a year, kicked off by a ribbon-cutting and...

 

Sound Garden in Legion Park gets drums, bells

Carlos tries the drums while his sister Amanda and friends enjoy the sound of The Swirl at the Arlington Sound Garden after the bells and drums were installed by Scout Christian Bigger last week. The...

 

Political squabbles nothing new

It’s been a little hot the past few days. Not just here, but in Olympia and Washington DC. A short summary of activities doesn’t leave the best taste in anybody’s mouth. And ice water...

 

The July to-do list

For July we need to focus on weeding, feeding, mulching, some light pruning, staking and management of bugs and diseases. I know that sounds like a lot of work, but if you throw in some barbecuing...

 

Annual auction kicks off 4th of July in Arlington

  This year when members of the Kiwanis Club of Arlington hold their 4th of July Scholarship Auction in Haller Park, times will be slightly different. The first and second silent auctions begin...

 

Free summer meals for kids

Summer is a time for kids to play with friends, enjoy family vacations and local adventures…and sometimes deal with hunger. For many students who receive free or reduced meals at school,...

 

Giving troubled teens a place to turn

A new program, aimed at providing resources for young people who are lost, scared, or without a home, launched with an open house Saturday, June 29, at the Cocoon House Outreach Center, 1421 Broadway in Everett.  Cocoon House is a unique...

 

Marysville and Tulalip relay against cancer

Marysville and Tulalip community members relayed around Asbery Field throughout the day of June 29 and the morning of June 30 in support of this year’s Relay for Life. 49 teams comprised of a to...

 

Racing ducks will help build playground

  The Rotary Club of Arlington’s annual Great Stilly Duck Dash is celebrating its 25th anniversary. To celebrate the milestone, Rotary is doing something big--raising money to build a...

 

Respect Old Glory on July 4 and always

Many locals proudly fly their American flags throughout the year, but the July 4 holiday often brings many more flags out of storage and into the summer sun. Here are some tips about proper display,...

 

Silvana-based business helps Project Homeless Connect feed 1200 at day-long event

For Silvana Meats, a small specialty meats store based in Silvana, helping the community comes naturally. According to George, one of the store’s employees, Silvana donates to quite a few...

 

Arlington construction site vandalized

Marshbank construction crews arrived at the site of 67th Avenue construction in Arlington on the morning of June 26 to find damage to their vehicles and other vandalism. The port-a-potties were...

 

Guard and Reserve members can receive free help with job search

The nation-crossing “Mobile Job Store,” which provides free help and numerous tools to National Guard and Reserve members seeking jobs, will be available at the Arlington Fly-In on July 12 and 13. The Mobile Job Store is a comprehensive...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    July 2, 2013

Haakenson retained by new exec

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick announced last Wednesday that Gary Haakenson, who was deputy executive director in Aaron Reardon’s administration, would continue to serve in the...

 

Marijuana collective gardens prohibited in Marysville

After multiple temporary moratoriums on medical marijuana collective gardens, Marysville has decided to put a permanent prohibition on them and Arlington could make a similar decision soon.   The Marysville City Council voted 6-0 to prohibit...

 

One more project for Ebey Slough Bridge

After three years of construction, the final project for the SR 529 Ebey Slough Bridge—striping the lanes across the new span—was set for completion July 1 and 2. WSDOT planned to close the southbound lanes at 8 p.m. Monday, July 1, until...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    July 2, 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...

 
 By Outlook Staff    News    July 2, 2013

Scammers target change of address process

With many people moving during the summer months, scammers are exploiting this hectic time by offering unnecessary “change of address” services. Third party companies claiming to represent the U.S. Postal Service are offering to help...

 

Weekly Roll Call Report

The legislature was expected to vote on the operating budget bill(s) on Friday, June 28, and the session would likely end thereafter. In the meantime, here are the notable fiscal bills that passed one or both houses this week. Y = Yes, N = No, E =...

 

Don't let the First Salmon be the last salmon

Winter snows are melting up in the mountains and soon the only white stuff we’ll see floating in the air will be cottonwood fluff, a sign that the salmon are beginning to return and a reminder that it is time to celebrate the fish that sustains...

 
 By Beckye Randall    Opinion    July 2, 2013

Turning up the heat

Wow. It’s been hot. A welcome change from cloudy skies and cool temperatures, no doubt, but we web-footed northwesterners start to perspire when the mercury hits 80, much less into the 90s. I...

 

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