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Arlington Arts Council presents 'Summer Vibes'

Start the summer right with appropriate music at “Summer Vibes,” a concert presented by Arlington Arts Council at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd., in Arlington on Saturday, May 27, 7:30 p.m. The show starts with Elias Ka’uhane on the ukulele, followed by Adrian...

 

Bonkers over Begonias

I confess, growing up in southern California, I have always had an affection for begonias. My very first purchase, at the young age of 8, was from the county fair and was a rhizomatous variety that I grew for many years. As it got too large for its...

 

Panel will discuss opioid addiction

The Stillaguamish Senior Center will host a panel about opioid addiction on May 23 at the center's main hall. The event is from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the center at 18218 Smokey Point Blvd., Arlington. There will be an overview of the basics of the...

 

Life jacket cabinets open for Memorial Day

Drowning is the second highest cause of unintentional death for children ages 1 to 4 and 10 to 19. More people drown between the months of May and June than any other month. Even a near-drowning can have lifelong consequences. Kids who survive a...

 

NCCB schedules May 20 concert

The North Cascades Concert Band's conductor, Rob Pattermann, and the NCCB are happy to announce that Staff Sgt. Hiram Diaz, euphonium player with the U.S. Marine Band "The Presidents Own," from Washington, D.C., will be the featured soloist with the...

 

Here's how to have the best containers

It's time to move out of our comfort zone and get into container gardening in a whole new way. Gone are the days when we only put flowers in our pots. Gone are the days when everything had to be perfectly symmetrical and gone are the days when all th...

 

Color Vibe 5k returns to Arlington

Runners got doused in a variety of colors for a third year in downtown Arlington as more than 2,000 people registered for this year's Color Vibe 5k run on May 6. The Color Vibe 5k provide locals with a white shirt at the beginning of the run that...

 

Swing into Spring fills AHS with music

Arlington High School was full of dancing and music as part of the annual Swing into Spring jazz night from the school's jazz bands on May 5 and 6. Both the Jazz I and Jazz II bands at the school perform multiple numbers during the event while...

 

What to get mom for her special day

Oh, the eternal question... What should we get mom for her once a year special day? (Knowing that no matter what it is, it will never be commensurate to all the love and sacrifice she has given us.) Here are some ideas that might save you, if you...

 

A Day in the Life, Part One

It can often seem overwhelming, confusing, or frustrating to start or maintain a healthy lifestyle. I thought it would be helpful to share what a "day in the life" of a health coach looks like. I have learned tips and tricks along my journey that...

 

Free Fishing Derby returns to M'ville

Local children can go to Marysville's Jennings Park on May 6 to catch a fish at the Kiwanis Pond as part of the city's 23rd annual Fishing Derby. The free event is held from 8-11 a.m. "Kids 12 and under are all welcome to come out and catch a fish,"...

 

Encouraging words for local gardeners

I know what you all are thinking: "Will spring ever come?" It's a fair question but I can assure you that spring has already come and we are well on our way to summer but that probably doesn't make you feel any better. Beyond a doubt, this has been...

 

Cedar Wrapped Asparagus Bundles With Saffron

Yield: 6 Brine Ingredients: 4 cups cold water 2 tablespoon fresh garlic, chopped 1 whole lemon 1 tablespoon salt ½ teaspoon saffron (optional) It can be expensive, and avoid the Mexican saffron, which does not have the same flavor, but if do...

 

Japanese maples are a great addition

One on my first plant addictions, that began years ago and will never be cured, is an affinity for all things Japanese maple. I just don't see how anyone can pass on a maple. Not only are they stunning architectural plant specimens to admire, but...

 

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...

 

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