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Youth in Snohomish County making healthier choices

The first part of Washington's 2016 Healthy Youth Survey has been released, showing some drops in teen drug and substance use. According to the Snohomish Health District, thirteen of the school districts in Snohomish County participated in the...

 

Grilled Prawns with Tomato Basil Sauce

Now that summer is just around the corner, it is time to break out the barbecue grill, margaritas, and sunscreen (ok, maybe that's pushing it) to start enjoying the great outdoors! Prawns are a quick and easy option to throw on the grill and have an...

 

Spring is time to rediscover Rhodies

Springtime has arrived and the multitudes of Rhododendrons are blooming. Our state flower shines in every color imaginable – but what I am here to remind you of is one old adage - flowers come and flowers go - so discover the different foliages of Rhododendrons! We all salivate for spring...

 

It is time to take a stance

If you love gardening then chances are you probably also appreciate the arts and the humanities. I have always considered gardening a form of art and the warm and fuzzy feeling I get from being around plants is the same kind of feeling I receive...

 

Design a garden for all of your senses

Gardens add visual appeal to a yard, but gardens also can appeal to individuals' senses of smell, taste, touch and sound. Gardeners who want to create gardens that appeal to various senses can do so in the following ways. Sight Aesthetic appeal is...

 

Making spring projects more eco-friendly

The arrival of warmer weather means different things to different people. Some anticipate opportunities for outdoor fun, while others may be considering redecorating or remodeling their homes. For the latter group, home improvement season provides a...

 

PUD offers tips for spring planting

The Snohomish County PUD offers ideas for spring planting around your home to minimize power outages and help the environment. Trees and other brush growing into power lines are a major cause of power outages during storms. Fallen trees and branches...

 

Music, art opportunities for people with disabilities

Adults with developmental disabilities are invited to create, dance, and/or enjoy live music at Village Music and Arts activities in north Snohomish County.  Opportunities include: • Evening with the Arts:  A monthly dance featuring live music...

 

Journeys East Asian Ice Cream Surprise

Yield: approximately 1 quart All of the sweet creations from Tulalip Resort Casino are produced at our in-house bakery for our guests to enjoy throughout the property. At our Journeys East restaurant, the pastry team creates a signature ice cream...

 

Marysville Jazz Project offers opportunities for students

The Marysville Jazz Project provides a free, safe place for students to practice jazz and learn from professionals every month. The project runs a jazz night on the last Friday of every month at the Living Room Coffee House at 1636 4th St.,...

 

Spring clean your health routine

Changing to a healthy lifestyle can be overwhelming. There are so many new products available and every time you turn on the TV the news tells us we must immediately start eating something or immediately stop eating what we thought was good for us. J...

 

Arlington seeks input about homelessness

City of Arlington officials are looking for the public’s opinions about the local homeless population in a recently released public survey. The survey is available online at bit.ly/2mXCJBC. The city received a grant from the United Way of Snohomish County to begin looking at local homelessness, an...

 

Things to do in April

Considering all the cold and wet weather we have had and evidently will continue to have for at least the first half of April I could easily just refer you to my To Do list for both February and March and you would probably be just fine (you can...

 

Problems that can damage your lawn

A beautiful lawn is a goal for many homeowners. Some homeowners may find that lovely lawns may last momentarily, only to disappear when damage - be it pest-, weather- or child-related - sets in. While well-established turf can be resilient, even the...

 

Spring cleaning tips for your barbecue

The weather is heating up and no matter whether you grill year-round or put the grill away for the winter, it's always a good idea to clean it thoroughly once or twice a year. Chad Wolfe, owner of Bry's in Marysville, said that if you're concerned...

 

Superhero dance set for April 22

A night of superheroes and dancing will return to the city of Marysville as they bring back their Mother-Son Superhero Dance on April 22. The event takes place at Cedarcrest Middle School at 6400 88th St. NE, Marysville. During the night, mothers...

 

Time to plant onions

March and April are what we call the "cool season" when it comes to veggies and typically that means planting vegetables either for their roots such as onions or potatoes or carrots or for their shoots (think leaves) such as lettuce and cabbage and s...

 

Improve your home and diet with vegetable garden

Planting a garden can add aesthetic appeal and functionality to a property. Vegetable gardens can transform landscapes while putting healthy and homegrown food on the table. By growing their own fruits and vegetables, homeowners have total control...

 

Home projects perfect for spring

The rejuvenating spirit of spring makes this beloved season an ideal time for homeowners to take stock of their homes and properties and address any issues that arose during the winter. While some homes make it through winter unscathed, the harsh...

 

Marysville, Arlington plan annual Easter Egg Hunts

Marysville and Arlington kids can go out hunting for eggs on April 15 as both cities are bringing back their annual Easter Egg Hunts that weekend. Arlington The city of Arlington's annual Easter Egg Hunt returns on April 15. The event will be held...

 

Cooking with a Chef's Secret - Sauce Variations

When I tell anyone that I'm a chef, they will sometimes come back with this line ... "With all of the cooking you do for work, do you really like cooking at home?" My answer is always the same, I don't like to clean up, but I really do enjoy cooking....

 

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...

 

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