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Treating and preventing colds and flu

Now that the holidays are approaching, accompanied with the additional joy (& stress) of them, it isn't difficult to become a little overwhelmed. Overwhelming your immune system however often leads to a cold or flu, which takes away from the...

 

Friendship Walk comes to Arlington

The 10th annual Friendship Walk, Run, and Car Wash will return to Arlington on Sept. 23 this year, this time with a superhero theme. Participants can walk or race in downtown Arlington to support adults with development disabilities during the day. The event provides funds for Village Community...

 

Late summer pruning makes sense

Of all the chores that gardeners have to accomplish, pruning consistently remains the most mysterious, and I might add controversial. It is perpetually a source of endless conflict or disagreement between some people and of all the classes that we...

 

Local foods shine at Farm to Table dinner

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce highlighted locally produced food with their "Farm to Table" dinner on Sept. 9. The dinner helped raise money for a new Arlington Farmers Market program, and provided a four-course meal with produce and...

 

Children, princesses meet up at Marysville Opera House

Princesses and pixies will come to the Marysville Opera House this September to meet with local girls on Sept. 24. The city of Marysville's new "Princess and Pixie Dust" event will be held 2-3:30 p.m. "This is the first year we're offering this...

 

Get a look at history at Pioneer Days

Kids can see how pioneers lived by using old-fashioned devices like butter churners and clothes washers at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers' annual free Pioneer Days on Sept. 16. The event is held at the Pioneer Hall at 20722 67th Ave. NE,...

 

In pursuit of the perfect lawn

Let's face it, for the most part the lawn is the man's domain. It is literally his "turf" and when left alone he can spend endless hours mowing, edging, aerating, de-thatching, feeding, reseeding, watering and weeding, not to mention the time it...

 

Easy hacks to help you get healthy

We are always looking for the best hacks to help save us time, money and energy in all aspects of life. Health and wellness being one of them whether we are looking to lose weight, get fit, change a bad habit or improve our overall health. Some...

 

Drag Strip Reunion comes to the Arlington Airport

The annual Arlington Drag Strip Reunion and Car Show will bring hundreds of cars and dragsters to the Arlington Airport again this year on Sept. 9. The show is at the Arlington Airport and the entrance to the parking for the event is on the west side...

 

Art in Legion Park set for Sept. 9-10

More than 30 Arlington area artists will put their creative ventures up for sale Sept. 9-10 at Art in Legion Park, in downtown Arlington, in a true showcase of local talent. The show is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m....

 

Beet and Goat Cheese Towers

I must admit that I love beets and I'm fanatic about them. It's hard for me to resist the sweetness and earth tones they impart on my palate. This chilled beet salad recipe is perfect for summer meals on the deck with it's fresh lemon vinaigrette,...

 

Fall is an excellent time for planting

Fall has always been my favorite time of year, especially when I lived in California and the summers were so oppressive. While August can feel like the doldrums, September is full of all sorts of gardening activities. Here are some highlights for...

 

Late bloomers for your garden

As we move from late August into early September it is not unusual to have our borders start to look a little tired. Part of this is due to us slacking off on the watering and deadheading, and part of it is due to the fact that most of us shop in...

 

Airport Appreciation Day set for Aug. 26

Free airplane rides for kids and other aviation family fun will be available at the annual Arlington Airport Appreciation Day on Aug. 26. This year's event will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arlington Municipal Airport. Most of the event is free...

 

Volunteers needed for Day of Caring

Volunteer registration is now open for United Way of Snohomish County’s 24th annual Day of Caring. Join them on Friday, Sept. 15, for one of the largest organized volunteer days in the county.  Project information, including volunteer registration, can be found on United Way of Snohomish...

 

Marysville gears up for Touch A Truck

Numerous big rig trucks, police and emergency vehicles and public works trucks will be out for Marysville's annual Touch A Truck on Sept. 9. "We are excited to be offering Touch A Truck for the 21st year," said Marysville recreation coordinator...

 

A season of adventurous performances at Red Curtain

Red Curtain’s 2017-2018 season features seven unique productions: two popular musicals, an original play you won’t see anywhere else, a time travel adventure, an urbane dark comedy with lots of special effects, a modern playwright’s take on current issues, and a feel-good non-traditional...

 

Chamber's Farm to Table dinner supports local farms

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce hopes to support local farms and families this September with their "Farm to Table Dinner." The Sept. 9 dinner will feature locally farmed food prepared by local chefs. Regional beer and wine pairings wi...

 

Parks Dept. offers Outdoor Adventures Speakers Series

On the fourth Tuesday of each month the Marysville Opera House will host an outdoor adventure speaker. Local authors and outdoor enthusiasts will share their adventures and expertise on topics including hiking, snowshoeing, biking, photography, birding and more. Tuesday, Sept. 26 Maria Mudd Ruth...

 

Planting a fall vegetable garden

Believe it or not, it is time to start thinking about planting a fall veggie garden. Cooler nights and shorter days are the triggers that get our fall crops growing, so late August and early September are the ideal time to make it happen. There are...

 

Photovoice: Farmers speak out with images

Two Arlington area farmers joined others from across Snohomish County to express their concerns about agriculture here, in the Stillaguamish Valley, and in the Snohomish and Skykomish river valleys in Photovoice, a project of the Snohomish...

 

Eating healthy even when you're busy

As we head back to school and the fall weather sets in, we will be thinking of how to eat healthy while being busy. The most common reasons I hear for people choosing unhealthy meals are "I'm too busy to cook," "I'm too stressed to think about meal p...

 

County has 37 overdoses in one week

At least 37 probable overdoses occurred in Snohomish County from July 17 to 23 according to the Snohomish Health District's Point-in-Time survey. The district reached out to local police, hospitals, medical providers and community members in July to...

 

Tulalip Community Health Dept. holds overdose awareness event

In response to three recent overdoses in the Tulalip community, the Tulalip Community Health Department is holding an overdose awareness event on Aug. 31, to coincide with International Overdose Awareness Day. The event is at the Tulalip Community Health Department’s new building at 7615 Totem...

 

What does it mean to be 'Drought Tolerant'

It's been almost five decades since I had a college level plant physiology class and studied the process of how plants move water through their vascular systems and how they adapt to drought conditions so they can survive the dry summers. After some...

 

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