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Articles from the November 4, 2009 edition

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Busy weekend for local symphony

During the current season, the Everett Symphony Orchestra has refocused on its mission to preserve symphonic music in the community while giving children the opportunity to experience music. An early...

 

Country and bluegrass on the bill for the debut of Hometown Hootenanny

Several years ago, when country singer Jeremy Randall lived near Dallas, Texas, he became a regular performer at The Grapevine Opry, a country music variety show that drew standing-room-only crowds...

 

Genius shines in new film and classic TV series

Innovation, emotion and sheer hilarity are on tap with this issue's featured DVD releases, Pixar's latest triumph and the story of living comedy legends. "Up"(PG, Avail. 11/10) Pixar has consistently...

 

Young adult novel good to the last drop

Coffeehouse AngelBy Suzanne Selfors ($16.99, Walker & Co.) Katrina, the main character of Suzanne Selfors' latest young adult novel, lives with her grandmother above their coffeehouse in a small...

 

"Nicolette" a romantic romp through medieval times

The young son of a Christian count has fallen in love with a household maid, a dark-skinned beauty who turns out to be a Muslim princess, in the war-torn year of 1224. Despite the backdrop of...

 

RV dealer tops in nation again

For the second year in a row, Roy Robinson RV Center in Marysville was named one of RV Business magazine's Top 50 RV Dealers in North America. "We are very honored to be one of only two dealers from the state of Washington to be selected for...

 

Shared kitchen offers business opportunities

Sometimes necessity really is the mother of invention-or at least collaboration. A few months ago, Jim and Victoria Mattson announced they would be closing their "take and bake" business, Let's...

 

Used bookstore is home for artists, mystics

Wit's End Books, a new business that specializes in gently-used books, has opened in the busy Safeway Plaza, right next door to Cristiano's restaurant at the corner of Grove Street and State Avenue...

 

November again

No matter how hard I resist, I have to acknowledge summer is not coming back. When fingers freeze up on the keyboard and painful joints protest, I tell myself the whole cycle of seasons must be given...

 

Pruning made easy

Join me on Saturday, November 7, when once again I will be teaching a class here at the nursery on the basics of pruning. The last couple of times I have done this it has been standing room only, so...

 

Education grant available to local women

Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to go back to school are encouraged to apply for the Women's Opportunity Award, a major service project of...

 

Food basket drive brings holiday cheer

It's hard to believe the holiday season is just around the corner, but volunteers with Operation Marysville Community Christmas (OMCC) are getting ready to celebrate the 25-year tradition of neighbor...

 

Gates Foundation provides funding for library technology

The Sno-Isle Library System is one of the 17 libraries that will benefit from the Washington State Library portion of a grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation announced more than $4 million in new funding to help...

 

Plywood fish out to catch tourists

When the Arlington Arts Council developed a promotional project, "Some Things Fishy in Arlington," local residents and businesses took the bait. Over the past few months, over 360 plywood fish...

 

Recreation fees waived on Veterans Day

The public may visit federal recreation sites for free on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11. The fee-free day honors U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. armed forces and their families. The administrative fee waiver of recreation-use fees applies...

 

Scarecrows on parade in Arlington

The Arlington Arts Council once again sponsored a Fall Scarecrow Contest among downtown merchants, offering a cash prize to encourage creativity and friendly competition. First prize this year went...

 

Stanwood church offering Streams of Mercy to Kenya

Active participants in the Streams of Mercy initiative are (from left) Pastor Mark  Bankson—Our Saviour’s Lutheran  Church; Leslie  Hughes—Streams of Mercy volunteer at Our  ...

 

Strawberry Festival a year-long effort

Wow! What a year it has been. The Berry Patch column is a new communication method for the current board of the Strawberry Festival and will hopefully appear once a month from now on. For the first installment, here are brief highlights from the...

 

Swim for free at M-PHS pool

In its latest efforts to increase access to low-cost fitness-related recreational opportunities to residents, Marysville Healthy Communities Project partners have added free swim dates at the M-PHS pool, 5611-108th St. NE. The series of free swim...

 

Volunteer for relay committees

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life takes place in June each year, but it's not too early to think about volunteering for the 2010 event. The relay planning committee is already hard at...

 

2-alarm fire damages Smokey Point businesses

At 3:20 a.m. November 2, Arlington police units were called to investigate a burglar alarm in the Smokey Point Plaza shopping center. When they arrived on the scene, they quickly alerted the fire department that a structure at one end of the...

 

Changes to local phone service proposed

Pending approval by the Federal Communications Commission and state regulators, local residents' bills for home phone service may soon carry the Frontier Communications Corporation brand instead of...

 

Coffee drink lands AHS student in hot water

An Arlington High School student who was suspended after sharing a peppermint mocha was back in school by the end of the week. James Glass, father of 14-year-old Brittany, said his daughter and a friend shared the flavored coffee drink on the bus...

 
 By Carmell Emory    News    November 4, 2009

Downtown Marysville plan approved by Council

Members of the Marysville City Council approved Marysville's Master Plan for the downtown development strategy at the council's regular meeting on Monday, October 26, 2009. This Master Plan, presented by Gloria Hirashima, Marysville's development...

 

Golden Corral offers free meals for veterans

Mike and Patty Kossak are lifelong Marysville residents and owners of the Golden Corral Buffet at 1065 State Avenue. For the past nine years, the Kossaks have joined other Golden Corral operators...

 

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