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Fashion Show raises funds for scholarships

Local community members showed off a variety of clothes at the Strawberry Festival's annual Fashion Show on June 12. The luncheon helps fund the scholarships that Maryfest provides to the Strawberry...

 

Performers shine at festival Talent Show

Seattle de Sitare, brought their Punjabi Bhangra dance and a chance to display their culture, to the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show. Two dance teams, one of a dozen girls and another with...

 

Berries not only taste good, they're good for your health

One of my favorite things about summer is berry season. Growing up in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, I have fond summer memories of braving "jaggers," bugs, and snakes for the sweet reward of...

 

Make room for perennial lobelias

There is nothing about gardening that can be considered “one and done” — many tasks repeat themselves throughout the seasons. Pruning happens multiple times as does weeding, but the best task...

 

Orange Rosemary Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Total Recipe Ingredients 12 sea scallops, 20-30 count or larger (if the scallops still have the muscle attached, either remove it yourself or ask the store's fishmonger to remove it for you while you...

 

Hybrid Tea, Floribunda or Grandiflora?

I had an interesting conversation with a customer a few weeks ago. She was of Asian decent and was raving about our Hybrid Tea Roses. I understood her to say that she was amazed at the variety of rose...

 

May's rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

Since May 1, four bats found in Washington have tested positive for rabies, the highest number identified in the state in the month of May since 1998. The Washington State Department of Health...

 

Looking at some of the newer, unique health trends

It seems every day there is a new trend in health and wellness. With so many new products on the market and "hot" new health trends it's difficult to know what is worth your valuable time and money...

 

Show 'n Shine rolls back into Arlington

Olympic Avenue in Arlington will likely be filled with cars and hot rods as the annual downtown Show 'n Shine Car Show returns for its 19th year this June. The event will be held on June 9 and is put on by the Downtown Arlington Business Association...

 

June is a great month to be gardening

June is a fabulous month to be gardening in the northwest. The soils have warmed up adequately and the air temp is very pleasant. There's lots of daylight, so we can get out after work and still get...

 

Program gets kids into science, engineering

Local kids at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club got to design vehicles, work with circuits and use a 3D printer at the club's recent STEM program. The first run of the six-week program just wrapped...

 

Event promotes healthy activities

Try the rock-climbing wall, check out fitness demonstrations, plant seeds and more at Marysville’s 10th annual Healthy Communities Challenge Day on Saturday, June 2.  The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen Creek Elementary School, 650...

 

Marysville chamber carnival scheduled for June 7-10

The Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce will bring back their local "Chamber Carnival" for a fourth year this June. The carnival will be held from June 7 to June 10. It is open from 4 p.m. to 10...

 

Sea Scallops Wrapped in Grape Leaves

This scallop recipe is one of my favorite dishes to make and it's also easy to prepare. I enjoy the flavor combinations of the grape leaves, lemon, and thyme, because it reminds me of my trip to...

 

Plants that will survive our dry summers

It always seems odd to be talking about drought tolerance when we get literally feet of rain every year and we generally have an adequate supply of water for the summer months, but as we all know,...

 

Healthy Communities Challenge Day returns to Marysville on June 2

Marysville families can come out to learn about healthy activities and support from local organizations as part of the annual free Healthy Communities Challenge Day on June 2. It will be held from 10...

 

Dogwoods - A 'Coast to Coast' favorite

When I hear the word "dogwood" I am immediately transported back to a time in my life when I was living on the east coast in Virginia serving my country as a trumpet player in the 392nd Army Band. If...

 

Midwife birthing now available at CVH

Cascade Valley Hospital now offers a midwife program that provides pregnant women a birthing experience different from the common obstetrician-based birthing. "We offer a different type of care for...

 

Film looks at dangers of screen time

Arlington parents concerned about screen time and how it affects children can attend a free screening of "ScreenAgers: Growing up in the Digital Age" on May 21. Arlington area PTAs are hosting the...

 

Protecting yourself against skin cancer

The days are growing longer, and the gray clouds are retreating to make way for the sun-filled days of summer. As we prepare for longer hours of daylight and outdoor activities, it's important to...

 

Sno-Isle Libraries seeks public input for next director

Sno-Isle Libraries is planning to hire a new executive director by the end of the year as their current director has announced her retirement. The library district is now collecting public opinion about what they want from a new director with an onli...

 

May is not the only month for planting

Never in my 30 years of operating my garden center have I seen such an influx of customers come in all at the same time. Last weekend was like a feeding frenzy for gardeners where they were feeding...

 

Cheesy Jalapeño Cornbread Muffins with Whipped Honey Butter

This is our tried and true cornbread recipe that we use for many of our dining outlets at Tulalip Resort Casino. We serve these muffins at our Eagles Buffet during certain holidays, in our catering...

 

Everett's Village Theater presents 'String'

The foundation of "String," the current musical theater offering at the Village Theater in Everett, comes from Greek Mythology, specifically "The Fates." The Fates are three sister goddesses who determine destiny — when life begins, when it ends...

 

Early standouts for your garden

One of the things that always gets me all twitterpated this time of year is “new growth” — it is so clean, unblemished by the elements or the insects and incredibly vibrant. Even if you are a...

 

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