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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...

 

How to prioritize your health

“If it’s important you will find a way, if not you will find an excuse.” Like the saying goes, if you do not prioritize your health sooner rather than later, it will become an issue as you age....

 

Family fun at outdoor movies

The city of Arlington’s Outdoor Movies series provides a night out for families with a film and begins this July. The first movie is on July 6 at the Arlington Fly-In and will be “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The Fly-In is at the Arlington...

 

Dogs have their day at Poochapalooza

Dogs and their owners can enjoy a day just for them at the Marysville Dog Owners Group annual Poochapalooza on July 7. The event brings local dog vendors, nonprofit organizations and activities to...

 

Hydrangeas - the consummate summer blooming shrub

Everybody loves hydrangeas. After the cacophony of spring has passed and all the rhodies and azaleas are out of bloom, hydrangeas pick up the baton and continue with the parade of color in our...

 

Arlington celebrates Fourth of July

Arlington's numerous Fourth of July Pioneer Day events will return this year with a number of activities around the city including fireworks, the Rotary Duck Dash and the Grand Parade. "It's very...

 

Free kids party at Comeford Park

Comeford Park will be full of children's activities and music as part of the city of Marysville's Splish Splash Summer Bash on June 27. Activities will run at the downtown park at 514 Delta Ave.,...

 

Ferns are an excellent choice for your garden

Ferns are an amazing group of plants. They are among some of the oldest plants to still inhabit the earth. Ever since I was a young child I have been drawn to their delicate and soothing foliage. I re...

 

Fashion Show raises funds for scholarships

Local community members showed off a variety of clothes at the Strawberry Festival's annual Fashion Show on June 12. The luncheon helps fund the scholarships that Maryfest provides to the Strawberry...

 

Performers shine at festival Talent Show

Seattle de Sitare, brought their Punjabi Bhangra dance and a chance to display their culture, to the Marysville Strawberry Festival Talent Show. Two dance teams, one of a dozen girls and another with...

 

Berries not only taste good, they're good for your health

One of my favorite things about summer is berry season. Growing up in rural southwestern Pennsylvania, I have fond summer memories of braving "jaggers," bugs, and snakes for the sweet reward of...

 

Make room for perennial lobelias

There is nothing about gardening that can be considered “one and done” — many tasks repeat themselves throughout the seasons. Pruning happens multiple times as does weeding, but the best task...

 

Orange Rosemary Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Total Recipe Ingredients 12 sea scallops, 20-30 count or larger (if the scallops still have the muscle attached, either remove it yourself or ask the store's fishmonger to remove it for you while you...

 

Hybrid Tea, Floribunda or Grandiflora?

I had an interesting conversation with a customer a few weeks ago. She was of Asian decent and was raving about our Hybrid Tea Roses. I understood her to say that she was amazed at the variety of rose...

 

May's rabid bat stats highest in 20 years

Since May 1, four bats found in Washington have tested positive for rabies, the highest number identified in the state in the month of May since 1998. The Washington State Department of Health...

 

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