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Articles from the December 15, 2009 edition

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Outstanding films with unusual titles now available on DVD

This issue, revenge and love are examined in two of the most memorable films of the year. "Inglourious Basterds" (R, Now Available) Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" is a movie that wants to settle in before giving us...

 

Seasonal books to lift the spirit

All you should need for Christmas are some charming picture books. These are worth delighting over every year for your family memories, and they're wonderful for sharing. Stick a candy cane in your...

 

Sing "Hallelujah" with the symphony

Instead of just listening to Handel's "Messiah" this season, enjoy the power and beauty of the classic music by being part of the choir at the Sing-Along Messiah, December 20 at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave. in...

 

Spend winter break creatively

Kids in grades 2 through 12 are invited to spend a few days over the holidays with the Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE program, learning new skills and building friendships. All classes take place at the E...

 

Langabeer retirement

Kent Langabeer, founder and past president of Langabeer McKernan Burnett & Co. PS, retired from the firm in November 2009. Langabeer started the firm in 1962 in Everett and later expanded to full...

 

Local financial services reps receive awards

Lance D. Curry and Kerri L. Kelley of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Marysville recently received the firm's Client Service Excellence award. "We are honored to receive this award,"...

 

Rehab facility in new location

Cascade Rehabilitation Associates opened its new 3,900-square-foot clinic December 1 at the recently constructed Pilchuck Plaza in Smokey Point. The state-of-the-art clinic offers Marysville, Smokey Point and Arlington-area physicians and their patie...

 

Arts Council awards fishy prizes

Arlington Arts Council president Sarah Arney (left) announced winners of the "Some Things Fishy in Arlington" community project. Mayor pro tem Marilyn Oertle and Santa looked on from the side....

 

Treasures and memories fill Hidden Hill Antiques

Hidden Hill Antiques, located in the heart of Marysville on historic Third Street, is a treasure trove of memories. Strolling through the cozy store's artful displays is a nostalgic trip through time,...

 

Treasures, and heroes, come in all forms

Sometimes even a piece of paper can become a treasure. I was recently privileged to enjoy one belonging to my friend Dorothy Norris Herivel. Like me, Dorothy is now well into her 80s, but she still...

 

Extreme weather produces interesting plant behavior

Now don't panic just yet. While I realize it has been colder than hell, we have not even come close to the cataclysmic winter of last year. In fact, we are still just perking along at a typical Zone...

 

Cities sparkle with holiday cheer

Sunny skies and frigid temperatures greeted visitors to downtown Arlington for the town's December 5 kickoff of Hometown Holidays. Hundreds braved the cold to watch the parade, complete with Santa,...

 

Free swim Dec. 18 at M-PHS pool

The Marysville Healthy Communities Project and Marysville School District invite families to attend the last free swim of the year, scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Pool, 5611-108th St. NE. Swimming...

 

Keep kids injury-free with kitchen safety tips

Cooking as a family is a great way to make lasting traditions during the holidays. Children can safely help out in the kitchen too, but parents must pick the right tasks for each child's age and skill level. "Parents and caregivers should check...

 

Local woman's dental skills are changing lives around the world

Dr. Loree Bolin has dedicated her life to the wellbeing of others. A dentist who grew up in Marysville and enjoyed a thriving practice in Lake Stevens, she trades the comfort of home for several...

 

OMCC fills stockings and tummies

Thanks to generous donors and community food drives, the Marysville Food Bank distributed 30,000 pounds more food in November than at the same time last year. "Dozens of volunteers worked long...

 

Youngster overcomes challenges to earn Black Belt

Scott Grossman (front center) recently earned his Black Belt in Taekwondo with the help of his instructor Ian Kern (left), head instructor Thad Ekle (center) and mother Lisa Grossman. Scott Grossman...

 

County's extra DUI patrols produce results

Snohomish County received nearly $70,000 in grant funding from the state to pay for overtime that allows local law enforcement agencies to crack down on impaired driving. The county's first DUI emphasis patrols in late November nabbed 11 impaired dri...

 

County road crews ready for bad weather

Snohomish County road crews were standing by in case forecasts of light snow early this week materialized. "We successfully attacked the accumulating snow last year, keeping roads cleared and safe for drivers," Snohomish County Executive...

 

Experience winter in the forest on snowshoes

In the snow-covered Cascades, outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy their favorite trails on snowshoes. Starting the first week of January and continuing through Marchc, the Forest Service offers classes at S...

 

H1N1 vaccine now available to general public

The Snohomish Health District has lifted all restrictions on administering H1N1 (swine) flu vaccine in Snohomish County as of Thursday, Dec. 10. The announcement follows discussions between local public health officials and the Washington State...

 

Mapping technology helps city plan

The City of Marysville introduced GIS administrator Dave Doop as the November Employee of the Month during a recent City Council meeting. He was lauded for his mapping services and helping to create...

 

Tidal energy gets Congressional attention

Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) served as one of the key witnesses during testimony December 3 before the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, which is...

 

Volunteer to serve on county commissions

Snohomish County is seeking new members to fill openings on several of the county's boards and commissions. Each December, the county tries to fill empty spots for the upcoming year by finding new members to serve on its boards and commissions,...

 

Winter break for NCO

The current issue of North County Outlook will be the final edition for 2009. According to our bi-weekly schedule, the next issue would normally be published Dec. 31, but instead you'll find the...

 

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