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Reduce cold-weather fire risks in your home

Plenty of things heat up when the temperature drops, including the risk for fire hazards. Fireplaces, stoves, heating systems, candles, and even electric lights are used more often during the winter t...

 

Health District provides needle clean-up kits

Free needle clean-up kits are now available to help residents or businesses who want to dispose of discarded drug needles found in their community. The program began as a partnership between the...

 

Nutritional labels can be confusing

Let's face it, nutritional labels are confusing. It can be hard to tell if what you are looking at on the label is a positive or negative for your health. Fact or Fiction: Low Fat is better for you....

 

Project ReRUNway benefits Livingroom Coffee House

At the Project ReRUNway Fashion Show locals can see the stylish clothes from local consignment stores. The fashion show takes place Oct. 14, at 5 p.m., at the Livingroom Coffee House at 1636 4th St.,...

 

Hanger Steak with Blueberry & Balsamic Marinade

My inspiration for this recipe is Italian backyard BBQ. Italians are smart with their money and are experts at using different cuts of meat in their everyday meals. I imagine that an Italian family...

 

Fundraiser to benefit Arlington Arts Council

A Starry, Starry Night evening art auction and dinner event is planned for Saturday, Oct. 21. The annual art auction is the Arlington Arts Council’s (AAC) only major fundraiser that raises money for public art installations in Arlington and other...

 

Bold colors can add variety to rooms needing design help

Whether it's Independence Day, St. Patrick's Day or the holiday season, the bold hues that are synonymous with these events add a splash of color to rooms that can use a little design lift. While...

 

Late summer bloomers for the shade garden

Recently a good friend of mine complimented me on my column about late summer bloomers for the sunny border but lamented that she only had shade in her yard and couldn't take advantage of my advice....

 

Viking Fest comes to Arlington Oct. 7-8

Viking shield walls and archery will come to downtown Arlington this October as the Viking Fest returns for a third year. The Downtown Arlington Business Association is hosting the event on Oct. 7 and 8 in Legion Park. The festival will be open from...

 

Prosciutto Wrapped Green Bean Bundles With Bacon

When I think of green beans and bacon together it reminds me of fall comfort foods and the changing of the seasons. It's also such a great paring of flavors. I crafted this simple recipe for the home...

 

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...

 

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....

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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...

 

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 entranc...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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