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Spring is a good time to cleanse the body

I can’t believe spring is here already, and it reminds me of how much I missed the sunshine. Spring is always a good time to start cleaning out clutter around the house, but also within your...

 

Grilled Copper River Salmon with Wild Mushrooms

We are spoiled in the Pacific Northwest when it comes to fantastic seafood, especially wild salmon. In other parts of the country, seafood lovers have to be satisfied with simply selecting "salmon"...

 

Gardening myths and old wives' tales

I have been employed on and off in the horticultural industry since I was 14 (which is an incredible 56 years ago) and during that time I think I have heard just about every conceivable crazy idea...

 

Wenberg County Park boat launch schedule changes

The Snohomish County Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism announced on April 3 that during this summer’s much needed construction at Wenberg County Park the boat launch will be open and construction paused on two important occasions: Memorial...

 

B&G Club reduces transportation costs

The Arlington Boys & Girls Club has greatly reduced the cost of transportation from local middle schools to the club. The price used to be $150 per month for after-school transportation, but now...

 

Marysville plans Earth Day tree planting at Strawberry Fields

Locals can come down to Strawberry Fields Park on Earth Day this year to help plant trees, improve streams for fish and participate in games and activities. The event is on April 21 at Strawberry...

 

Seattle Opera performs 'The Three Feathers' at the Opera House

Explore a classic fairy tale from a fresh perspective as the Seattle Opera performs "The Three Feathers" at the Marysville Opera House on Sunday, April 15. This new one-act children's opera based on a Brothers Grimm story, with further inspiration...

 

Meet local author D. G. Nelson at the Marysville Library

Local author Dianne Nelson will read from her novel "Dobson: The Long Road Home." This fourth book in the Bethany Series continues the adventure of a North Carolina family during the struggles of the Second World War. Books will be available for...

 

County does well in health rankings

According to the ninth annual County Health Rankings, Snohomish County is ranked the third healthiest county overall in the state. The rankings released recently by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and University of Wisconsin Population Health...

 

Danner to speak at Opera House

The Marysville Opera House is hosting outdoor adventure speaker Lauren Danner on April 24. Danner will be speaking about North Cascades National Park: A Crown Jewel Wilderness. Politics and environmental activism shaped North Cascades National Park...

 

Spring Minted Pea and Coconut Milk Soup

Now that spring is upon us, we can start to shake off the chill of winter, and enjoy the plethora of fresh spring vegetables. This is one of my favorite times of the year because I always look...

 

Focus on the garden, not the weather

April is a tortuous month for me. While it is clear that spring has arrived in the garden, the weather still feels like winter with only an occasional sunny day here and there to try and cram in all t...

 

Re-motivate your wellness routine

Remember how gung-ho you were January 1st for your wellness goals? Ready to make 2018 the healthiest year yet. Now here we are in April and the motivation has faded. It’s normal if those new...

 

How you can control common spring pests

Just when winter thaws out and people are anxious to enjoy the blooming flowers and luscious lawns of spring, pesky pests can appear and impact comfort levels and safety. "The number-one concern is...

 

Following a few tips can help you select the proper fertilizer

For plants to truly flourish, the right growing conditions and soil that offers the right nutrients is of paramount importance. Fertilizer enhances soil so that plants and flowers can thrive....

 

Organic gardening for the beginner

Lets flashback to the late 60’s and early 70’s… I was so heavy into the organic gardening movement that I tried to convince my wife to name our first born either Mulch for a boy or Compostina...

 

Awnings can add living space to your home

Many homeowners are eager to step outdoors upon the return of warm weather. Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity as more and more homeowners embrace opportunities to entertain and lounge aro...

 

Simplify paving stone installation

Paving stones can add beauty to walkways, driveways and backyard patios, providing that eye-catching finishing touch to a property while enhancing its curb appeal. Even though the installation of...

 

Coconut Thai Curry Mussels

This is a delicious steamed mussels recipe full the inspired flavors of Thailand. It's easy to prepare and not hard to find most of the ingredients at the local grocery store. The galangal and curry...

 

Strawberry Festival talent show accepting applications

Auditions for the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show begin this May and the deadline to apply is on May 7. The local talent shows gives people from all across the Puget Sound an opportunity to display their talent. “Anybody is welcome,...

 

Construction underway on Legion Park stage

Volunteer-led construction has begun at Legion Park to build an official stage for the downtown area. Work started on the project on March 17 and city officials hope that the project will be finished...

 

Go green in your lawn and garden

Spring is a season of rejuvenation. As the cold days of winter drift away, spring blooms begin to sprout and grass regains its lush green look. Green is certainly a color that's synonymous with...

 

Choosing materials for decking

Warm weather often gives rise to thoughts about spending time in the great outdoors. Decks can expand outdoor living spaces, making them popular home additions. However, when it comes time to map out...

 

Easy spring cleaning projects for your home

Warmer days are here and what better way to spend them than ... cleaning? Although enjoying the great outdoors is probably high on many a to-do list come spring, by the end of winter, homes can...

 

Some interesting facts about dirt

The world has changed from when I was a child. Today, it seems like we are obsessed with cleanliness. Nobody wants to get their hands dirty. Nitrile gloves and hand sanitizers are standard fare...

 

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