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Rants & Raves 9/2/15

RAVE: The Tulalip canoe races was a great event to watch. That was a tough but beautiful course for some, the 6- and 11-man canoes especially, with the beautiful sunset. Can’t wait for Tulalip to host again next year. RAVE: The Qwuloolt estuary restoration in Marysville seems to be a great...

 

Rants & Raves 7/29/15

RAVE: Blessings to the city of Marysville for one of its courthouse employees (a Court Clerk) who went completely out of her way on Thursday, July 23, by going home and bringing back a broom to help sweep away the broken glass on the ground at the intersection of Grove and 71st Avenue NE when she...

 

Rants & Raves 7/15/15

RAVE: A huge shoutout to the North County Outlook for making my first internship the most amazing experience. I have learned so much in just the few weeks I have been here and absolutely love the staff. Thank you all so much for being so great. RANT: Parents, please make sure to not make others...

 

Rants & Raves 7/8/15

RAVE: A huge thank you to everyone who helped put on the various Fourth of July activities this year. There was something fun to do for everyone in the family. What a great example of the community coming together and it’s just one of the many reasons we love Arlington. RANT: To the little family...

 

Rants & Raves 6/17/15

RANT: Is it just me or do all contractors not show up or even call when they said they would be at your house. What do they teach at Contracting school? How to make your customers unhappy ... let me give the rest of you contractors out there a hint ... here’s how to stand out from over 95% of...

 

Rants and Raves 6/3/15

RAVE: A huge “Thank You” to all the helping hands who helped move the North County Outlook to our new, larger office at 1331 State Avenue, Suite A (right next door to our former office). Their help is very much appreciated. We are planning an Open House for the community and will announce the...

 

Rants and Raves 5/27/15

RAVE: A big rave to those people who dedicated the Marysville Cemetery for Memorial Day. It looked wonderful. Very patriotic. Thanks for taking your time to honor those who served. Totally awesome sight — gave me chills. RAVE: Thank you to all those who organized, participated in and attended the...

 

Rants and Raves 5/20/15

RANT: We all know, but the Legislators in Olympia do not know, that the paramount duty of this state of Washington is to fund the public schools 100 percent. I have lived here since 1967 and taught first-grade for 30 great years in the fine city of Marysville. Marysville teachers, parents and other...

 

Rants and Raves 5/13/15

RAVE: Hurray for the six evening performances of “Mary Poppins” that the M-PHS Drama Club presented for the fine city of Marysville and beyond. Some friends came from Missoula to see their MGHS granddaughter perform. Brian Kessler, Dale Ayotte and Roy Klementsen were exemplary in their conductor...

 

Rants and Raves 4/22/15

RAVE: Nice to see everyone helping out at the Shred-a-Thon. Very appreciated and great community spirit with all donations going to the Marysville Food Bank. Just a win-win all the way around. RAVE: To Sno Co Express Fastpitch for their choice for a fundraiser. It was great to get rid of unwanted...

 

Rants and Raves 4/8/15

RAVE: A big “Thank You” to all those who helped put on Marysville’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. It was a great day for kids of all ages. It’s these types of community events that make Marysville a great place to live. RAVE: Drivers need to take extra care this week as some of the local school...

 

Rants and Raves 4/1/15

RAVE: Hurray for Washington state House of Representatives democrats for proposing a budget that contains $5 million for a M-P cafeteria rebuild. While that money is still not a certainty for the local school district, this is a nice concrete step forward. RANT: Heading to work going east on 88th...

 

Rants & Raves 3/25/15

RAVE: Thanks to the many volunteers from numerous organizations around the state that helped to shut down SR 530 for the Oso remembrance ceremony last weekend. It takes a lot of work to shuttle hundreds of people around and close down a highway. RAVE: The Marysville Diversity Advisory Committee,...

 

Rants and Raves 3/18/15

RANT: House and fence painting season is coming soon please be respectful to your neighborhood and neighbors and select warm colors not bright blue, yellow, green, pink, barn red, turquoise, orange. RANT: Will Ferrell playing for 10 major league baseball teams last week in spring training was not a...

 

Rants and Raves 3/11/15

RAVE: I want to thank the young mother that returned my purse to Safeway after I left it attached to my cart. It was with such fear that someone would take it, and then find out you took the trouble to go back in the store and return it. I cannot thank you enough. May God bless you. RANT: If I could...

 

Rants and Raves 3/4/15

RAVE: It’s Girl Scouts cookie time. Thank you to all the kids and their parents who are spending their time selling these cookies (including my personal favorite Tagalongs) to raise funds for this great organization. And a big “Thank You” also goes out to all of the local stores which provide...

 

Rants and Raves 2/25/15

RAVE: A big “thank you” to the graffiti artists who decorate the train cars so we have something to look at while we wait forever for them to pass on by. Nice work, by the way. RANT: Homeowners - when looking to buy a home, pay attention to your surroundings and give some thought to what...

 

Rants and Raves 2/18/15

RAVE: Thank you to all those who supported our children by voting for the Arlington School District’s Transportation Levy on the recent Special Election ballot. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the levy is going to pass. RANT: Why is the gas at my favorite gas station $1.92 per gallon, while...

 

Rants and Raves 2/11/15

RAVE: Thanks to the helpful person at Five Point Tires who assisted me in pushing my car after it broke down and let me park it at that business for the day. RANT: People who say they “don’t like to use labels” and refuse to describe anything about themselves. Words are, by their very nature,...

 

Rants & Raves 2/4/15

RANT: Table manners, please. I’m sick and tired of sitting in a restaurant watching everybody on their phones. Doesn’t anybody talk anymore? RAVE: I wanted to congratulate the Seattle Seahawks for having such a great season. And thanks to all of the 12s for their fantastic support. RAVE: With...

 

Rants & Raves 1/28/15

RAVE: After watching our Seattle Sea-hawks continually point to the Heavens after game plays for the past couple of years, it is now evident after last Sunday’s game with the Packers who the 12th man is and where he lives. RANT: So, I’m sitting in the theater getting ready to watch an “R”...

 

Rants & Raves 1/21/15

RANT: Please stop littering. Teach your children littering is wrong. Whether it’s candy wrappers dropped at the school bus stops or the drivers who carelessly toss their coffee cups, bottles, cans, fast food garbage or other trash out their windows onto the side of the road. Some people even...

 

Rants and Raves: 1/14/14

RAVE: Congrats to Marysville’s former school superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland for achieving the superintendent’s position for the largest school district on the West Coast, north of San Francisco. Seattle, you are lucky dudes. RANT: We love our kids. We love our guns. But, lets keep them...

 

Rants & Raves Jan. 7

RANT : Drivers, please, please, please use your turn signals. I cannot read your mind - if you would just let me know you want over in my lane I would happily give you all the space you need. You do not need to cut me off. Besides, its not a suggestion, it’s the law. Thanks! RAVE: I attended the...

 

Dec. 24 Rants and Raves

RAVE: To the Arlington Fire Department’s annual Santa Run and all those who donated. They collected 7,418 pounds of food and $1,759.   RANT:  Once again, on a dark and overcast winter evening, I set out across our front yard to throw out the trash.  Shaking off the chill, I rushed indoors...

 

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