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Helping you deal with seasonal allergies

Bulbs have pushed their way up from the soil. Dormant deciduous trees have sprouted buds, soon to produce leaves and flowers. We’ve turned our clocks ahead. The signs of Spring are here. While many...

 

Preparing your garden beds for spring

Gardening enthusiasts may have been thinking about their landscape plans throughout the winter, eager to once again get their hands dirty with soil. Whether a home gardener is making preparations for...

 

Tools of the home renovator's trade

Home renovation projects can be both exciting and tricky. Do-it-yourselfers are inspired by designs showcased in magazines, websites and their own communities. When DIY enthusiasts see a design they like, it’s understandable that they may want to...

 

Home projects that can be completed over the weekend

Home improvement projects ramp up when the weather warms up, as homeowners channel the rejuvenating feelings of spring and tackle their home to-do lists. Large-scale renovations can greatly affect a home, but smaller projects can yield impressive...

 

Tree Frogs - Yet another sign of spring

After having so much fun last week talking about Robins, I thought, let’s explore tree frogs. After all, what could go wrong? Turns out there are a lot of interesting facts about these amphibians....

 

Communities plan Easter Egg Hunts

Easter Egg Hunts hosted by Arlington and Marysville will return this year at the end of the March. Both annual events will be held on Saturday, March 31, this year. Marysville Easter Egg Hunt There...

 

Snohomish County agencies pool resources to tackle opioid abuse

Nearly one in six heroin deaths in 2016 Washington state occurred in Snohomish County and more than three quarters of Snohomish County overdoses in summer 2017 occurred in Everett and Marysville. The Snohomish County Executive, the County Council,...

 

Spring Chicken Salad

As the Garde Manger Chef at Tulalip Resort Casino, and with spring fast approaching, I decided to create a special salad for our Espresso Bar Grab and Go guests. Nothing says warm weather is around...

 

Boys & Girls Club hosts Teen Night

The Arlington Boys & Girls Teen Center has provided teen nights on Fridays for local kids to socialize and play games for more than 10 months now. The Teen Night at the center is now offered every...

 

There are many signs of spring

One of the many signs of spring, besides the annoying ritual of "springing ahead" with our clocks, is the return of flocks of American robins. While I saw a couple of pairs back in February, it was ju...

 

New exercise trends that you will love

There is always a new trend when it comes it getting fit. Some are great and long lasting; while others fade away as quickly as they appeared — prancercising anyone? The great thing is that no...

 

Arbor Day tree planting at High Clover Park

The city of Arlington and the Arlington Tree Board invite the public to plant a tree at High Clover Park to celebrate Arbor Day this year on March 10. Seven red maple trees are scheduled to be planted at High Clover Park at 19909 49th Ave. NE. The...

 

Chicken Cordon Bleu Quiche

I was given a challenge to create a '70s retro recipe for this year's Seattle Wine and Food Experience, which is why I took these two classic recipes from the '70s (Quiche and Chicken Cordon Bleu)...

 

Getting back into the swing of things

Winter is over as far as I am concerned. I mowed my lawn this week for the first time, and for me, that makes it official. I am totally psyched to get back in the swing of things, especially since Jan...

 

Extension program seeks Beach Watchers

Help protect Puget Sound’s waters, wildlife and landscape through education, research and stewardship. Receive 80 hours of university caliber training involving field trips and expert lectures on topics like salmon, water quality, climate change,...

 

State poet laureate to read at Hibulb Center

As part of the Hibulb Cultural Center's monthly poetry series, Washington state's current poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna will come to read on March 1. The program is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at...

 

Strawberry Festival pageant scheduled for March 3

Maryfest officials will crown the royalty to this year's Marysville Strawberry Festival at the annual April Friesner Memorial Royalty Pageant on March 3. The event begins at 7 p.m. at the...

 

How plants go through 'change of life'

Considering that it is still pretty darn cold out there, I thought it might be interesting to digress a bit and talk about how some plants go through the "change of life" as they grow up into adult pl...

 

Are you sticking to your New Year's resolution?

To all of the resolution creators out there, are you sticking to your healthy diets? I am trying to keep you accountable, after that 1-2 month mark I know that most of you will start falling off of...

 

How do plants survive freezes?

This recent spate of freezing temperatures has got me thinking about how some plants in my garden seem to be unfazed while others turn to mush. I find it fascinating that the flowers on my witch...

 

More things to do in February

Considering all the rain that we have received lately, it is probably safe to assume that most of us have not completed the tasks I wrote about last week. I managed to hoe out some of my shot weed...

 

It's not too late to get flu shot

Even though the reports of influenza appears to have reached its peak in Snohomish County, health officials are still recommending residents take steps to protect themselves. "We're hopeful that we're...

 

Ways to naturally boost immune system

Flu season is here and it's hitting hard. One of the best things we can do to prevent getting the flu, or how strong it hits us, is to boost our immune system so we are ready to fight off the bug....

 

Give Kids A Smile

Puget Sound Pediatric Dentistry held their Give Kids a Smile event on Friday, Feb. 2. They were able to provide cleanings, exams and X-rays for a number of local families. Each child left with a...

 

February To-Do List for gardeners

Okay folks, it's time to get serious about gardening again. Like I mentioned last time, it feels to me like we are going to have an early spring (unless it continues to rain like crazy and it stays...

 

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