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Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring discussed homeless support programs, traffic projects and more at his Oct. 18 coffee klatch.

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Nine students from Arlington and Weston High Schools spent their summer interning at seven local businesses and organizations to experience jobs in the area. Chanelle Carrasco and Kathleen Azpiri interned with the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce. Carrasco designed a coloring book for child…

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In recognition of their community service and their dedication to school programs, Marysville Pilchuck High School students Brooke Bucey and Nolan Crumrine have been selected as the October Students of the Month.

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I would never have dreamt that I would be talking about such a “dry” subject (pun intended of course) as watering in the middle of October, but here we are, dealing with one of the longest stretches of no rain that I can remember in the 30 plus years that I have lived in the Pacific Northwes…

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The pumpkin roll, costume contest and downtown trick-or-treating will return this year at the annual Hometown Halloween event in Arlington on Oct. 29.

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Local families will be able to get into the Halloween spirit a couple of days early as the city of Marysville holds their free Halloween Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat on Oct. 27.

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In talking to many of my gardening friends, there seems to be a common thread weaving through our conversations… this fall has been frustrating. Summer just doesn’t want to end.  It is a real conundrum!  Take my 106 Geraniums for example…

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The Meals ’til Monday program from the Arlington Community Food Bank received a $25,000 donation from the Arlington Rotary this October.

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Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring will answer community questions at his next coffee klatch on Oct. 18.

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Families can help local salmon habitat by planting trees at Marysville’s h Fields Athletic Complex during Orca Recovery Day on Oct. 15.

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It is time to plant spring-blooming bulbs in our northwest gardens, and nothing could be easier.  Garden centers everywhere are well stocked with colorful packages of these sometimes odd-looking structures that, botanically speaking, can fall into several different categories (such as tubers…

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The International Economic Development Council recently recognized the cities of Arlington and Marysville with a 2022 Excellence Award for exemplary multi-year economic strategy that led to the creation of the Cascade Industrial Center.

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I will be the first to admit that this extended warm and dry period (100 days with only one-half inch of rain) brings with it mixed blessings.  On the one hand, all this sunshine keeps things growing and puts me in the mood to spend time in my garden where my perennials are in their full glo…

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the city of Marysville will again work to increase awareness this year, including with a Domestic Violence Awareness Walk on Oct. 6.

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Devyn Britton, an Arlington Girl Scout, raised $800 to help with mental health in local schools. Arlington High School, Weston High School, Post Middle School and Haller Middle each received $200 for resources that will help with student mental health.

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Arlington City Council approved joining in on a Washington state settlement that is meant to bring thousands of dollars to the Arlington region to support those with substance use disorders.

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A variety of classes, from art to photography to youth basketball, are now open for registration as part of the city of Marysville’s fall recreation offerings.

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Due to helping local businesses and the community become more prepared for extreme weather, the city of Marysville was recently recognized by the U.S. National Weather Service.

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September and October can be tricky times of the year when it comes to our container plantings. Depending on our level of care, some of our pots may have pooped out by now while others are still looking lush and luxuriant. In my case, I have close to 3 dozen containers in my garden, most of …

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A Washington state lawsuit against opioid distributors could soon bring hundreds of thousands of dollars into the region, including local cities, to help those with substance use disorders.

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The Marysville Police Department is inviting community members to stop by and talk during their next Coffee with a Cop event on Sept. 23.

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U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen talked about public transportation, social security and other issues during a telephone town hall on Sept. 7.

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The Marysville School District has been officially approved under the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) to provide free meals to all students regardless of family income or free and reduced meal eligibility. The CEP is an alternative approach from the USDA for offering meals at schools i…

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Let me get straight to the point. Fall is an excellent time of the year for planting trees and shrubs, as well as continuing to introduce annuals, perennials, and ornamental grasses to our gardens. It’s a fact that the nursery industry has tried to impress upon the gardening public for decad…

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Arlington School District is planning to implement their second year of equity improvements to the district meant to create a positive environment for all students.

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Roadwork is now complete on the State Avenue bridge that goes over Quilceda Creek after months of construction work.

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As we wrap up the end of August, we should for the most part be able to simply sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Yes, there are still beans to pick, cucumbers to pickle, zucchini to put on the neighbor’s front porch when they are at work, flowers to harvest for dining room bouquets…

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The Arlington School District will again provide basic school supplies to all students for the upcoming school year.

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Local families received free clothes for their children as part of Smokey Point Community Church annual Back-to-School Festival on Aug. 19 and 20.