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Articles from the December 4, 2013 edition

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Christmas comes to North Snohomish County

The cities of Marysville and Arlington have planned holiday festivities beginning this weekend, with all activities free to the public. The Holiday Tour of Lights at Marysville's Cedarcrest Golf...

 

Holiday Happenings: Festive Fun for the Family

In addition to the activities planned and organized by the cities and their employees, the holiday season is filled with special events hosted by nonprofit organizations, churches and community...

 

Small Business Saturday a hit in Arlington

Cars were parked bumper-to-bumper along Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington last Saturday, as hundreds of local shoppers braved the overcast weather to "shop small" during the fourth annual Small...

 

A clearinghouse of curiosity

Some days my curiosity overrides my smart cells. Many days, in fact. Usually a good night’s sleep will settle me down. Or my memory will fail before I act. Or cowardice might intercept my ability...

 

Gardeners' checklist for December

One would think that by December there wouldn’t be much left to do in our gardens, and for anyone with a typical northwest low maintenance yard with mostly evergreens and a few deciduous shrubs...

 

Camp Fire kids offer ornaments for food donations

Two MEGA Camp Fire Clubs in Marysville will hold their third annual Holiday Ornament Canned Food Drive at Haggen's Food and Pharmacy, 3711-88th St. NE in Marysville, December 9 and 10 between 4 and 6...

 

Shelter opens as temperature drops

The Marysville cold weather shelter at Damascus Road Church opened for the first time Monday night as the thermometer dropped into the 20s. The shelter is the result of several churches and community...

 

Fire District collects for food bank

Marysville Firefighters (Local 3219 and Association) and Santa plan to gather food donations again this year for the Marysville Community Food Bank. Firefighters will be at Safeway, 1258 State Avenue, from 4 to 7 p.m., December 9, 10, and 11. During...

 

Marysville awards $90,000 in tourism grants

The Marysville City Council on Nov. 25 awarded $90,000 in hotel-motel tourism grants that will fund costs associated with the Marysville Strawberry Festival, a holiday lighting tour at Cedarcrest Golf Course, and other festivals and events. The...

 

County Council approves $150 million courthouse project

Members of the Snohomish County Council voted Nov. 25 to build a new $150 million, nine-story courthouse on property adjacent to Comcast Arena, at the corner of Wall and Oakes streets. Councilmembers Stephanie Wright, Brian Sullivan and Dave Somers...

 

Arlington urges residents to 'keep the change'

The Arlington Police Department hosted talks with business owners and community members in late October to address concerns about panhandling and the increase in vagrancy in the city. As part of the...

 

McCoy appointed to state Senate

The Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted a motion on Nov. 27 naming John McCoy as the new State Senator for the 38th Legislative District. He will fill a vacancy created by the resignation of...

 

Parks manager lauded for volunteer efforts

For the second time, Park maintenance manager Mike Robinson has been named the City of Marysville's employee of the month. For nearly 25 years, Robinson has worked to make Marysville's parks safer,...

 

Conference offers ideas for waterfront project

Mayor Jon Nehring recently attended the Mayors’ Institute on City Design (MICD) in Los Angeles, Calif., to discuss Marysville’s downtown-waterfront revitalization plans and receive feedback from other mayors and urban design experts. The Mayor...

 

Outlook adds more distribution drops

North County Outlook is expanding distribution of the free weekly paper with the help of streetside racks. Owners Sue Stevenson and Beckye Randall purchased 20 surplus newspaper racks from a USA...

 

Tulalip Tribes finalize historic conservation agreement

When property is developed, creating environmental impacts to wetlands and other aquatic resources, the developer pays mitigation fees, called In-Lieu Fees (ILF), to address those impacts. Tuesday mor...

 

Bond measure will renovate Lakewood High School

The Lakewood School Board is expected to approve a resolution in early December authorizing a $66 million capital bond measure to renovate the aging high school, which will go before Lakewood voters in February 2014. During the October work session,...

 

Elementary students hold food drive

Grove Elementary's 5th grade Leadership Club concluded a successful food drive with a total of 1,458 pounds of food collected, including ten turkeys purchased with club funds. The food was donated to...

 

Countdown to 2014

It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the last month of 2013, with a new year winking at us from around the corner. Where did the year go? In our business, we’re always working a few weeks...

 

Local solar panels win international award

Local Marysville solar panel manufacturer Silicon Energy recently won the Global Cleantech Cluster Association's (GCCA) Best in Solar and Wind 2013 Later Stage Award. "It is a great honor to win GCCA'...

 

'Disciplined' and 'stable' Marysville budget approved for 2014

The Marysville City Council approved the city’s $139.1 million budget for next year, a plan that Mayor Jon Nehring describes as “stable, certainly not flush.” The council approved the budget during the Nov. 25 city council meeting. The city...

 

Sunnyside utility service transfers to city this January

Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring met with Sunnyside residents on Nov. 26 at a scheduled “koffee klatsch” and the discussion mostly centered on the city’s upcoming takeover of utilities in the area. Starting at the beginning of the new year, residen...

 

Marysville Getchell begins a band program

The Marysville Getchell Charger band will play their first ever concert and march in their first ever parade this month, a big milestone for a band that was not supposed to exist. When Marysville...

 

Info on school levies at public meeting

The Marysville School District will host a meeting for the public on Dec. 4 to share information on two recently approved levies that will show up on voters’ ballots in February. Dr. Becky Berg, Marysville School District superintendent, and Jim...

 

Elsie May (Dix) Andrews

Elsie Dix was born June 12, 1914 on a farm near Butte, Nebraska and passed away at home in Marysville, WA with family on November 25, 2013 at the age of 99. She was the last surviving child of Arley...

 

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