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What's blooming in your garden?

It's official, spring is now here. This week marks that magic moment when our days finally become longer than our nights. Of course there is no guarantee that any of these days will actually have the sun shining but it is at least encouraging to know...

 

Arlington Garden Club offers scholarship

The Arlington Garden Club is offering a $2,000 scholarship to a graduating High School senior who plans to attend an accredited university or college in Washington state during the 2017-2018 academic year.  Applicants are required to be enrolled full time (12 or more credits) in a program related...

 

Spring Craft and Garden Show April 8 

There are vendor spaces available for the spring and garden show. Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation's annual show will be at Totem Middle School Gym (1605 7th St.) on Saturday, April 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Applications are being accepted at The Ken Baxter Community Center, 514 Delta Ave....

 

Mumps confirmed in Snohomish County

Washington state is seeing a mumps outbreak this year and cases are beginning to reach Snohomish County, with nine confirmed cases and 13 probable cases of mumps. "It's significantly higher than what we have had in the last few years," said Heather...

 

Marysville's Condyles honored with national DAISY award

Marysville's Jodi Condyles was recently honored for her 27 years in the healthcare industry with a DAISY award, a national award that recognizes nurses. The award is given by the national DAISY Foundation, which was founded to support nurses and the...

 

Alaska Halibut Pasta Salad

Serves 4-6 As the Garde Manger Chef at Tulalip Resort Casino, I like to create seasonal salads for our catering event center's special events. We like to use as many local Ingredients as we can, which helps to keep it fresh and favorable. These...

 

Trust me, I know how you feel

There's no point in sugar coating this message. The weather sucks and it is going to continue to suck for the rest of the month; ain't nothing any of us can do about it and no amount of whining is going to make me or you feel any better (although a...

 

Treasure Trove show returns to Marysville

Marysville locals brought antiques, art, blankets and other items to the Treasure Trove Antique Appraisal Show on March 4 to learn about their value and history. The fourth annual show provides locals an opportunity to bring up to two items in to...

 

A few things to do to get ready for spring

Last Tuesday (the last day of February) started out cold and frozen with a few snowflakes falling from the sky, but as the day went on the sun came out and it actually felt like a taste of spring for me. I was working in the garden doing some...

 

Jump off the weight loss teeter-totter

How is that New Year's Resolution going? If you are like the 92% of Americans who do not achieve their resolutions, you have probably forgotten what it was already. It's time to get back to the goal and make 2018 the year you don't resolve to lose we...

 

Community learns about bullying

Former professional wrestler Mark Mero came to Marysville's middle schools and high schools last week to talk about bullying and drug abuse. The retired wrestler is now a motivational speaker and spoke in front of Marysville School District students...

 

The many signs that spring has arrived

I know it doesn't feel like it but spring has arrived despite the cold and wet (dare I say snowy) weather we have been experiencing. I will be the first to admit that when it is this cold I prefer to stay inside and wait for the sun to come out. But...

 

Antique appraisal show returns to Marysville on March 4

Local residents can learn about the backstory of some of their favorite antiques this March as the city of Marysville’s Treasure Trove Antique Appraisal Show returns March 4. The fourth annual show allows locals to bring up to two items that will be professionally appraised for $10 per item. The...

 

It's time for the Flower & Garden Show

This week marks the beginning of the 29th annual Northwest Flower and Garden Show which will run Wednesday through this coming Sunday at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This is a world class production that is sure to get you in...

 

The real cost of a healthy lifestyle

It’s so expensive to eat and live a healthy lifestyle! Or is it? While it can be expensive to eat and live healthy, it doesn’t have to be. Eliminating the myths of healthy living and implementing some better alternatives can help you achieve...

 

Post students learn about first aid

A drug-awareness campaign in the fall hosted by the Arlington Drug Awareness Coalition (ADAC) prompted Post Middle School students in the advanced computer and yearbook classes to learn more about first aid. Their advisor, Robin Foster, recently...

 

Free mental health training in M'ville

Parents or those who work with children can learn the signs of mental health problems at free youth mental health classes provided in Marysville and Tulalip. Classes were provided last year and returned again this year. A number of classes are available from February to June, with the next being on...

 

Cajun Mac and Cheese with Andouille Sausage and Shrimp

Serves 6-8 Contains dairy, shrimp, gluten Now here is a good mac and cheese recipe to keep everyone warm this winter! This dish has a nice rich cream sauce tossed with andouille sausage, shrimp, and Cajun seasoning (the dish can be made hotter by add...

 

What a difference 2 weeks make

I just returned from spending two deliciously warm and sunny weeks in Mexico doing as little as possible while the rest of you endured "Snowmageddon" and some nasty freezes that pretty much put the skids on any productive work in the garden. With tha...

 

Apple Glazed Cedar Salmon

Cooking salmon on cedar wood is a Northwest signature dish that we often serve at many of our functions here at Tulalip. This type of preparation offers numerous options for seasoning or glazing the salmon. This recipes is one of our signature...

 

February's To-Do List, Part 2

Yes, this is a continuation of my "To-Do List" from last week with more chores to work on. Time to roll up those sleeves, put on the gloves, and get to work. Lawns: February is still a relatively slow month for our lawns. Hopefully the moles are...

 

'Singin' in the Rain' at Village Theater

The Village Theater’s production of ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ is a definite must-see for anyone who loves Hollywood classic movie musicals. The three main actors — John David Scott as Don Lockwood, Mallory King as Kathy Sheldon, and Gabriel Cor...

 

February's To-Do List for gardeners

It's funny how one year can be so different from the next. With last year's winter being so mild everything in the garden seemed to be 3-4 weeks ahead of schedule. My Cornelian Cherry started blooming in early January with a mass of spidery yellow...

 

Eagle Festival returns to Arlington on Feb. 3-4

Live animals, nature walks and exhibits will come to Arlington for the 10th year of the Eagle Festival on Feb. 3 and 4. "It's a fun day in the cold February centered around nature," said Sarah Lopez, recreation and communications manager for the...

 

The importance of plants

I realize that for many of you I am probably preaching to the choir but for the rest of the world it never hurts to remind them that plants (next to dogs perhaps) are man's best friend. We simply would not exist if it weren't for plants. Plants...

 

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