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Articles from the December 18, 2013 edition

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Stillaguamish Tribe donates $300,000 to local food banks

The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians recently made cash donations of $100,000 each to the Arlington Community Food Bank, Stanwood/Camano Food Bank and Northwest Harvest. "We as a Tribe have been...

 

Arlington church begins food/clothing bank, seeks donations

An Arlington church, Jake’s House Prayer and Worship Center, is operating a new food and clothing bank that will be available every Friday. The food bank opened on Dec. 13 and will continue indefinitely, according to Kaylee Graham who wrote the pre...

 

Council appoints Robinson to vacant State Representative position

On Monday, December 16, the Snohomish County Council unanimously adopted a motion naming June Robinson as the new State Representative for the 38th Legislative District. She will fill a vacancy...

 

Marysville's first hearing examiner retires

After more than 23 years of helping shape Marysville's land use decisions, Ron McConnell, the city's first hearing examiner, is retiring. "It's time," said the 77-year-old McConnell according to a...

 

Construction of Smokey Point transit center has begun

Community Transit plans to improve local community transportation around Smokey Point Boulevard by renovating a bus stop into a transit center. The new transit center on Smokey Point Boulevard and...

 

Arlington students help run Safeway

Arlington High School DECA members on Dec. 14 once again integrated themselves into a local Safeway, getting a first-hand look at how businesses run and operate. The Arlington chapter of the...

 

Business showcase features women entrepreneurs

WISE Women is a support and education network primarily focused on empowering women entrepreneurs in Snohomish County. (The acronym stands for Women Inspiring Successful Entrepreneurs.) The organization sponsors informal lunch meetings as well as spe...

 

More gift ideas for the gardener in your life

We are getting down to the wire, folks, and if you still need a few more ideas on what to get that special gardener in your life (or yourself for that matter), then read on. A Greenhouse While I menti...

 

Two new directors for Marysville School Board sworn in

Two new directors, Mariana Maksimos and Bruce Larson, took their seats on the Marysville School Board during the board's Dec. 9 meeting. Maksimos and Larson took the oath of office and were sworn in...

 

Make a joyful noise - Sing!

I don’t care what other people say. I like the hustle and bustle. I liked teachers that got out all the broken crayons and let the kids smear every piece of paper they could find with whatever they...

 

Two Getchell students honored for their community activism

Two Marysville Getchell students, Jordon Silcox and Katie Stordahl, have been honored as December's Students of the Month by the Kiwanis and Soroptimist clubs of Marysville. Katie is a senior at...

 

Holiday appetizers better with home-smoked sockeye salmon

Nothing says "Pacific Northwest" better than wild salmon from our local waters. And although there are boat loads (pun intended) of salmon recipes, this is one of my favorite preparations. The reason...

 

Marysville schools want to hear your voice

Giving feedback to Marysville School District leaders, departments and schools may be getting easier with the launch of the district’s new ‘YourVoice’ page. The webpage at www.msvl.k12.wa.us/home/yourvoice launched in early December. It allows...

 

Cold weather shelter serves Arlington

Hands Together is a community initiative spearheaded by Arlington United Church and its pastor, Deena Jones, and supported by three other local churches and community members. Its goal is to provide emergency shelter and simple meals for homeless and...

 

Green lights shine for safety

As you drive by fire stations in the Marysville Fire District, you may notice an oversized wreath with bright green bulbs prominently displayed on the front wall. The annual "Keep the Wreath Green"...

 

Dennis Eugene Barlow

Dennis Eugene Baglow of Marysville, WA, passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2013, in Everett just four days shy of his 70th birthday. Dennis was born in Seattle, WA on December 9, 1943 to Walter and...

 

Lacey gets a new heart, now in recovery

This fall, Nick and Heidi Ernst got the phone call they'd been waiting for. A heart was available for their daughter Lacey, a tenacious 5-year-old who had been sick for far too long. Lacey's heart...

 

Leroy Martin Fryberg Jr.

Leroy (Lee) Martin Fryberg Jr., Sut 'u kaad, was a Tulalip Tribal member born on November 12, 1957 in Everett, WA. He entered into rest on December 7, 2013. He was born to the late Leroy M. Fryberg...

 

Council approves rail corridor purchase

On Monday, Dec. 9, the Snohomish County Council approved the purchase of nearly 12 miles of the Eastside Rail corridor, preserving commercial freight service and establishing a foundation for future commercial, recreational and transportation needs...

 

Robert W. Glein MD

Robert W. Glein, long time family doctor and resident of Marysville, Washington, passed away at age 88 at home on December 14, 2013 after suffering three major health events this year. Bob was born...

 

County to honor homeless at memorial ceremony

Snohomish County leaders are planning a unique memorial ceremony, one that honors those whose deaths rarely make headlines. Homeless men and women who have died this year in local communities will be remembered at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20, in...

 

Thomas Arthur McCulley

Thomas Arthur McCulley was born August 26, 1954 and passed away November 17, 2013 in St. Ignatius, Montana. Tom spent most of his life in the Lake Stevens, WA area but he chose to retire in the...

 

DABA names new officers

The Downtown Arlington Business Association (DABA) has elected its new officers for 2014. Mike Britt, owner of Britt Sport Cards, will serve as president of the association next year, assisted by vice president Steve Canaday of Benchmark Jewelry....

 

Interactive parks guide launched

The Marysville Parks and Recreation Activities Guide has gone digital. The new online format is accessible from the city’s website, http://marysvillewa.gov. Simply click on the image of the Winter/Spring 2014 guide on the Parks and Recreation...

 

Restoration project impacts studied

Snohomish County and its partners are ready to move forward with the Smith Island Restoration Project following last week’s release of a final environmental impact statement. The project is intended to improve critical habitat for Chinook and...

 

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