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Articles from the August 28, 2013 edition

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Madison named Artist of the Year

A crowd of supporters packed Schack Art Center Aug. 15 when Tulalip artist James Madison was honored as Artist of the Year. Madison's solo show in the Schack gallery reflected the range of art that...

 

Travel around Stanwood with a Passport to Art

The fifth annual “Art Walk: Your Passport to Art” in Stanwood on Aug. 30 and Sept. 27 will feature many local artists in businesses in the historic east end of the town. Fifteen local businesses will host artists who will showcase their...

 

Water flows again for local family

Imagine turning on the faucet in your kitchen…and nothing happens. There’s no water to wash dishes, take a shower, flush a toilet. That’s the situation one Arlington family has faced for the...

 

Improvements for local schools coming as budgets increase

After years of shrinking spending, recently approved school district budgets in Marysville and Arlington both show a change in direction, in large part due to more revenue coming from the state. Arlington School District’s general fund budget...

 

Proud homes, businesses earn recognition

A home with an eye-popping backyard railroad garden, a State Avenue office building with curb appeal, and a colorful, trendsetting makeover of office space downtown are this year’s winners of the Pr...

 

Cyclamen featured at open house

Several months ago, we introduced readers to the specialty nursery and art enclave at Bouquet Banque in Marysville. Owner Judy Zugish and her partner Bill Roeder are planning to open the verdant groun...

 
 By Sarah Arney    News    August 28, 2013

City council approves signage for entries, airport taxiway lighting

In a long-range plan to have welcome signs at each of Arlington's five major gateways, Arlington City Council on Aug. 19 approved artwork for the two remaining gateway signs. Paid for by a Snohomish County Tourism Promotion grant with a cash match...

 
 By Beckye Randall    News    August 28, 2013

Fire chief earns professional designation

Fire Chief Bruce Stedman of the Arlington Fire Department has successfully completed the process to receive the professional designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO). The Commission on...

 

Defining conservative beliefs

Much is being made in the media about the differences between those who profess to being Liberal or "Progressive" and those of us who are in a more conservative frame of mind. Since the majority of the press offers only the liberal, what some of us...

 

The dream 50 years later

It’s a speech that’s ingrained in our national consciousness. A shared memory, especially for those of us of a certain age. “I have a dream.” Those words rang out across the landscape of the...

 

The garden's grand finale

As we wind down summer and segue into fall, the end of August brings some thrilling moments to our gardens. Perennials play a key role in this gardening drama as we crescendo to the final act. Here ar...

 

School zone reminders for drivers

Parents and teens, school is coming up soon, which means school zones are going to be in effect, and will be patrolled and enforced accordingly. Here are a few words of advice as we make it into the b...

 

The old man in the back room

Something infinitesimal can quietly slip into the mind, and burrow in for the long haul. You’re not even aware of its presence until the unexpected disrupts your train of thought. Something as...

 

Thelma "Teddi" Fay Blankenbaker

Thelma "Teddi" Blankenbaker of Arlington, WA, passed away at age 66 on August 13, 2013. Teddi was survived by her three children: two sons, Tad Blankenbaker of Moses Lake, WA and Randy Blankenbaker of Gold Bar, WA; and daughter, Tiffany Mack of...

 

Lucille Borchers

Lucille was born December 3, 1917 in Independence, MO; she passed away August 15, 2013 in Arlington, WA. She was preceded in death by husband, Louis Borchers; daughter, Rosalie Bratley; parents, Roy...

 

Joan (Hilton) Cates

Joan (Hilton) Cates died August 16, 2013; she was 79 years old. The daughter of Katherine and Ian Hilton, Joan grew up with her younger brother Ian, surrounded by a large extended family. She...

 

Larry Dean Clark

Larry Clark was born March 19, 1944 in Arlington, WA. He passed away at home in Marysville, WA, on August 18, 2013 at the age of 69. After leaving school in Granite Falls, WA, Larry went to work at...

 

Charles K. Donnelson

Charles K. Donnelson, 92, passed away at his home on August 20, 2013 in Arlington, WA. He was born to Guy and Ruth Donnelson on April 24, 1921 in Marshalltown, IA. After serving in the U.S. Marines...

 

Erin Galli Marques

Erin Galli Marques, 36, died from an aneurysm on August 17, 2013. Erin was the daughter of Arlington residents, Larry Galli and Shanna (Roley) Galli; loving sister of Jodi Galli; and granddaughter of...

 

In Memory of Keith Sarkesian

9-6-1923 to 3-30-2013 You are deeply missed. Your wife, Margaret...

 

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