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The Marysville community’s generosity is helping make Christmas more special for hundreds of local children in need. Thanks to an enormous outpouring of donations and volunteers, the Marysville Community Food Bank Toy Store got off to a festive start last week.

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Native community members and others gathered for the fifth annual Christmas Powwow at the Marysville School District's Tulalip campus on Dec. 15.

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The Silvana Fire District capped off their Santa Run by hosting a "Santa Open House" with wagon rides, photos with Santa and local firefighters on Dec. 15.

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The Tulalip Bay Fire Department decorated one of their fire engines with Christmas lights and brought Santa out to local neighborhoods as part of their annual Santa Run.

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Amid the churches, community groups and local nonprofits, Marysville area businesses are also chipping in to ensure everybody in the community has food over the holidays.

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The city of Arlington has secured funding for a roundabout near the Arlington Safeway that officials hope will improve safety for cars and pedestrians.

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Long-time leader of the Arlington Fly-In and co-founder of the Arlington Ultra-light Airpark Jim Scott was recognized as the 2018 Airport Person of the Year on Dec. 7.

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Arlington local Katie Phillips is organizing a blood drive on Dec. 15 which is meant to help Bloodworks Northwest as local blood banks are running low during the holiday season.

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Marysville’s next biennial budget will focus on the “core government services” with improvements and spending for transportation, public safety and recreation.

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A plan to form a Regional Fire Authority between the city of Marysville and Fire District 12 has been finalized and is going before the Marysville City Council and Fire District 12 commissioners soon.

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A pair of ham radio enthusiasts who volunteer 25-35 hours per month for the city of Marysville’s Emergency Management program were named Volunteers of the Month by Mayor Jon Nehring. Kyle Burgess and Matt Benjamin were honored at the Nov. 26 City Council meeting.

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I think it is fair to say that most of us are not going to be spending a whole lot of time in our gardens this month, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still find ways to stay connected to them. Making winter arrangements from the bounty of our yards (or someone else’s, with permission of cours…

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Santa’s elves need a little extra help this year to bring Christmas to hundreds of local children. The Marysville Community Food Bank and Toy Store is in critical need of donations, especially toys for ages 10-17 and infants. Stocking stuffers for all ages are also needed.

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Arlington is one of the 20 candidates to be on the next season of reality television show "Main Street," which would provide the business community with a $500,000 makeover if it is selected.

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The annual Arlington program ‘A Christmas Wish’ provides toys to families in need for the holiday season and has begun to collect donations this year.

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Arlington community members got a personal tour of local schools as part of the annual Know Our Schools hosted by the Arlington School District.

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This September Arlington Rotary volunteers assembled on the bank of Portage Creek, one of two main fish bearing creeks passing through the Old Town Arlington area, and completed stream restoration projects along a 165-foot reach of the creek. Eleven Rotarians and guest volunteers showed up f…

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The city of Arlington on Nov. 8 received notification from the Washington State Auditor’s Office (SAO) that the city has received clean financial and accountability audits for 2017.

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I chose to share this recipe because the combination of pork and shellfish are one of the perfect pairings that chefs love to use. This is an easy and elegant appetizer, which combines both shrimp and prosciutto that can be made in a small amount of time. It can also be served on top of a sa…

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The Marysville Fire District has accepted the State Auditor’s Stewardship Award in honor of exemplary dedication to the audit process, which helps make government transparent and work better for the public.

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We’ll “fall back” to end daylight saving time this Sunday, Nov. 4. The Marysville Fire District encourages residents to change the batteries in your smoke alarms when setting your clocks back one hour.

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The Marysville Windermere office is collecting donations of food and money again this year for the Marysville Food Bank during October.

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The Arlington School District is hosting the “Know Our Schools” event for families and community members on Thursday, Nov. 15, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd. in Arlington.

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The Arlington Kiwanis Club — in conjunction with the nonprofit “The Dictionary Project”— donated dictionaries to third-graders in Arlington, Darrington and Lakewood school districts recently. The goal is to assist all students in becoming good writers, active readers, creative thinkers, and …