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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...

 

Needle Clean-Up Kit, disposal program expands

Since rolling out the free needle clean-up kit program in September 2017, over 800 kits have been distributed by the Snohomish Health District. These kits have ensured the safe and proper disposal of more than 10,000 syringes. Starting April 25 ...

 

Summer Health Fair set for May 19

Many local health organizations will be available for information and a 5K family fun run will be held at the Spring into Summer Health Fair this May. The fair, which is sponsored by Skagit Regional Health and the Stillaguamish Tribe, will be held...

 

How to maximize your healthy habits

If you have been working to improve your health habits, why not get the most out of that effort. Everyone loves to get more bang for their buck, so why not apply that to your health as well. Hydrate...

 

Marysville fishing derby returns May 5

Local children will be able to cast their lines and reel in fish at Jennings Park during the Marysville Fishing Derby on May 5. The city hosts the free event at the park at 6915 Armar Road and the...

 

The simple joys of gardening

It's a good thing I am easily pleased, it doesn't take much to make me happy - especially when I am working in the garden. Take this last week for example. Like most of us, I just tried to cram four...

 

Small space gardening - Where there's a will, there's a way

As houses continue to get larger and yards smaller, it is becoming more and more challenging to find the space to plant everything that we would love to have in our gardens. In many cases, a tree -...

 

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...

 

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