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Tips for healthy summertime barbecues

Backyard barbecues are as iconically American as apple pie and baseball. Grilling is a popular cooking method during the summer months, and many people will be firing up the grill for Labor Day. This...

 

Tori Karaage, Japanese Fried Chicken

This time around, I wanted to share a recipe that reminds me of the time I spent living in Japan, which was during a pivotal time in my life. The dish brings back fond memories about when I met the...

 

The evolution of my tropical oasis

Forget for a minute that I am a professional horticulturist and have worked in the field for over 50 years ... try to think of me a just an ordinary home owner that moved into his house 30 years ago...

 

Festival of the River set for Aug. 11-12

Music, kids activities, Native American culture and environmental information will be available at the Stillaguamish Tribe's annual Festival of the River which will be held Aug. 11-12 this year. It...

 

August To-Do List for gardeners

Believe it or not, August can be a busy month in the garden. Watering, of course, is at the top of the list and it is important to remember that we can just as easily kill stuff by over-watering as...

 

Kornstalk concert benefits food bank

Local musicians and community members helped organize a benefit concert for the Arlington Community Food Bank recently. The benefit concert "Kornstock" was held on July 27 and 28 at the downtown...

 

Is it time to toss your supplements?

Have you bought supplements, health powders, elixirs and more only to leave them in the cabinet to gather dust? If you stumble upon older items you purchased and forgot to take, it may be time to...

 

Marysville's Homegrown will be held Aug. 10-12

Dozens of artisans will descend on downtown Marysville in early August to show off their best creations. Marysville Street Festival, Handmade and Homegrown, takes place Aug. 10 through 12 on Third Street in downtown Marysville. “We have between 80...

 

Never stop planting in your garden

A funny thing happens to me this time of year. As we move from the glory of spring to the doldrums of summer, I often find myself in a state of mild depression. I call it my “gardener’s post-partu...

 

Local competes in annual STP

Local 14-year-old Lee Hall rode more than 200 miles while completing the annual Seattle to Portland bike race this July. The bike ride was held July 14 and 15 this year and is organized with hundreds...

 

Silvana Fair will be held on July 28

Local kids will show their livestock at the Silvana Fair which returns to the area this year on July 28. The fair has free parking and free entry and is held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is held next...

 

Village Theater presents Hairspray

Hairspray the musical was inspired by the popular 1988 movie of the same name. The story, set in 1960s Baltimore, concerns a teenager, Tracy Turnblad, who, as a 'plus' size, is outside the so-called...

 

Schilling Hard Cider Spiked Apples and Cream

Serves 2 The hard cider industry has become so popular over the last few years, it makes sense to use the different varieties and flavor profiles as a starting point for sauces, gravies, or...

 

Make the most of that shady area

I think it is fair to say that for a lot of us, our vision of a shady garden area is one that is mostly green with a few varieties of plants such as rhodies, a couple of ferns, and a hosta or two. The...

 

Vendors, shoppers enjoy Junk in the Trunk

Locals hoping to sell their housewares, antiques and other items came out to Marysville's annual community garage sale event Junk in the Trunk on July 14. This year 60 vendors came out to the Marysvil...

 

Add a variety of salads to your summer diet

Summer heat can be a deterrent to eating healthy. The heat can leave you feeling uninspired when it comes to cooking. I commonly hear excuses for not making healthy dietary choices during in the...

 

Marysville offers free concerts, movies

The city of Marysville's Sounds of Summer concert series and Popcorn in the Park movies started up again this July and will continue into August. The two series put on free music and film showings...

 

Events scheduled to celebrate 'Centennial Trail History Day'

The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission will host “Centennial Trail History Day” on July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the trail.  There will be activities for kids, hands-on interactive exhibits, and a chance to touch historic...

 

Arlington Brewfest returns July 21

Numerous breweries will come to Legion Park in downtown Arlington for the Arlington Brewfest, which returns to town on July 21. The event is put on by the local nonprofit organization Vision for a Cur...

 

In praise of Summersweet

We are blessed in the northwest to be able to grow a wide variety of plant material from many other parts of the world (in addition of course to our own native flora). Because of our proximity to...

 

Street Fair will be July 13-15

More than 200 vendors plan to set up shop along Olympic Avenue at the Arlington Street Fair which returns this year from July 13 to 15. The annual event from the Downtown Arlington Business Association fills the downtown with vendors selling various...

 

Find your treasures at Junk in the Trunk

Marysville’s large community garage sale, Junk in the Trunk, brings back numerous vendors to the city on July 14 and later in the year on Sept. 8. This year’s event is held at the Marysville Municipal Court again at 1015 State Ave. and takes...

 

Northwest Harvest Table

Now that summer is fast approaching, I wanted to share a fun idea to use for a friendly indoor or outdoor gathering. I call it the Northwest Harvest Table. I like to create many Northwest Harvest Tabl...

 

The July To-Do List for gardeners

It's been a while since I have thrown a "to-do" list at you so I think it is about time to get back to the basics. Chores this month can be summed up with the following words: water, feed, mulch,...

 

Fly-In comes to Arlington

Airshows, aircraft displays and balloon glows, among other activities, will return to the Arlington Airport this July as the Arlington Fly-In returns for its 50th year. The Fly-In is one of the largest aviation events in the state of Washington and...

 

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