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M’ville business helps single mom with twin girls be safer on the road

MARYSVILLE – The Firestone at Smokey Point has created a firestorm on…

 

Student driver Austin Venturo, 16, practices parellel parking near the 911 school, while Emily Boatwright, 15, in back, awaits her turn. Peter Barrett, an Arlington police sergeant, is the instructor. (Steve Powell/Staff Photo)

Driving tips from a pro because M’ville needs them

MARYSVILLE – I was recently the victim of a hit and run…

 

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3rd Street Books may be closing in on last chapter

MARYSVILLE – Darilee Bednar said Nov. 10 that she may have to…

 

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After the mess, 3rd St. will be beautiful

MARYSVILLE – Ron Armstrong has been renting a little house on Third…

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Homeless-housing project under way at Twin Lakes

TWIN LAKES – Lots of people and organizations work to help the…

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Educators learn from, about Tulalips

TULALIP – The Tulalip Tribes invited teachers from around the region to…

To raise minimum wage or not is key ballot question

MARYSVILLE - Initiative 1433 would raise the minimum wage statewide to $13.50 over four years and require sick leave starting in 2018, actions supporters say would bring a more- livable wage for the lowest-paid workers.

  • Nov 4th, 2016
Jacob Simmons looks over a brochure with his dad Roger.

Deaf man among those helped at job fair

TULALIP — Jacob Simmons, 30, boasts a significant amount of experience in the warehouse and manufacturing sectors, but job-hunting is complicated because he's deaf.

Jacob Simmons looks over a brochure with his dad Roger.
Monique Edwards.

Goodwill program supports aerospace careers

MARYSVILLE — Monique Edwards wants high school students who might have ruled out higher education to know that it can still be part of their future.

Monique Edwards.
Gary Chandler of the AWB speaks for chamber members about state issues.

AWB hopes to minimize increase of minimum wage

TULALIP — Gary Chandler's advice for business owners regarding a potential minimum wage increase is this: Better a little than a lot.

Gary Chandler of the AWB speaks for chamber members about state issues.
Erin Loman-Jeck tells women to share their stories.

Women encouraged to share their stories

MARYSVILLE — As the WISE Women head into their third annual business showcase March 16, they took time during their regular monthly meeting March 2 to help women in business tell their stories.

Erin Loman-Jeck tells women to share their stories.
Marysville Soroptimists Elaine Hanson and Nancy Schaut register guests for the area conference in Arlington.

Soroptimists ease off on requirements

ARLINGTON — Only once every 12 years does an area conference of Soroptimist International convene in Marysville or Arlington, since the Marysville chapter is but one of 12 in the area.

Marysville Soroptimists Elaine Hanson and Nancy Schaut register guests for the area conference in Arlington.
Elsie and Lisa Stevens order up some tasty treats at Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt Jan. 30.

Marysville’s only frozen yogurt shop opens

MARYSVILLE — City officials and the families helped celebrate the opening of Marysville's only frozen yogurt shop Jan. 30.

Elsie and Lisa Stevens order up some tasty treats at Blu Berry Frozen Yogurt Jan. 30.
Tom Miller

Tulalip Beef Jerky Outlet offers flavors for every taste

TULALIP — Walk into the Tulalip Beef Jerky Outlet, and there's a good chance that owner Tom Miller will try to give you a guided tour.

Tom Miller
Play It Again Sports co-owners Rob and Susan Scott have gone from the Holiday Inn Express to their new address at 115 Marysville Mall Way

Play It Again Sports moves downtown to serve more customers

MARYSVILLE — Five years after they first opened in Marysville, Play It Again Sports has moved to a new location, that affords them more space for the influx of customer traffic they've gotten over the years.

Play It Again Sports co-owners Rob and Susan Scott have gone from the Holiday Inn Express to their new address at 115 Marysville Mall Way
Owner Daniel Jolly welcomes customers to Clear Image Portrait Studio's new location at 1331 State Ave. in Marysville.

Clear Image Portrait Studio moves to new location

MARYSVILLE — Moving the Clear Image Portrait Studio three blocks south on State Avenue was not an easy decision for owner Daniel Jolly, but he believes it will ultimately benefit both his business and his customers, even if they miss a few of its familiar trappings.

Owner Daniel Jolly welcomes customers to Clear Image Portrait Studio's new location at 1331 State Ave. in Marysville.
Customer service representative Michelle Wetzel reviews a client's paperwork at the new Marysville branch of Coastal Community Bank.

Coastal Community Bank opens Marysville branch

MARYSVILLE — Erin Reynolds had been working for Coastal Community Bank for only a couple of weeks when the Oso slide hit last year.

Customer service representative Michelle Wetzel reviews a client's paperwork at the new Marysville branch of Coastal Community Bank.
Hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers go to the swap meet each year.

Tulalip swap meet returns

TULALIP — Michael Chang retired five years ago, but for the past three years, the Boom City Swap Meet has been his job.

Hundreds of vendors and thousands of shoppers go to the swap meet each year.

Marysville Tulalip Chamber honors volunteers

TULALIP — Jesica Stickles knows the good work that her volunteers are doing through the feedback they get.

Sandy Albright shows off the current facilities for the San Juan Salsa Co. in Arlington.

San Juan Salsa Co. expands in Arlington

ARLINGTON — As much as the San Juan Salsa Co. remains committed to serving nothing but handcrafted salsas, they've nonetheless outgrown their facilities and will be expanding into a new building by the end of the year.

Sandy Albright shows off the current facilities for the San Juan Salsa Co. in Arlington.
Richard White

Chamber hears Boeing exec

SMOKEY POINT — "We're the largest exporter by value," Richard White, manager of state and local government relations for Boeing, told the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce March 10.

Richard White
Patrice Romero receives dialysis at the new DaVita center in Marysville.

New center shortens trips for local kidney patients

MARYSVILLE — Marysville might not seem like a short commute from Burlington, but for dialysis patient Patrice Romero, it's more convenient than going to Oak Harbor.

Patrice Romero receives dialysis at the new DaVita center in Marysville.
Lisa Flatt

Local video interpreters help the deaf communicate

SMOKEY POINT — Even though Ron Burdett is deaf, he still enjoys calling friends and family on the phone to talk about the Seattle Seahawks.

Lisa Flatt
Ayiesha Haynes is part of a team that uses the Marysville Skate Center to practice.

New owner skates into M’ville

MARYSVILLE — Michael Louis' original plan was to become a teacher and counselor, and he put himself through school by working at the Kent Skate King.

Ayiesha Haynes is part of a team that uses the Marysville Skate Center to practice.

Open house Feb. 5 for kidney dialysis business

MARYSVILLE – DaVita Pilchuck Dialysis will hold an open house Thursday, Feb. 5, at the center at 1250 State Ave.

  • Feb 4th, 2015
Marysville loan officer Kim Thompson and Claire Olsen of Lake Stevens talk shop at the Jan. 14 WISE Women Business Showcase in Smokey Point.

WISE Women Business Showcase offers strategies for success

SMOKEY POINT — "There's enough pie for everybody, so I don't worry about competing with men, or with anyone other than my own personal best," Kim Thompson said, as she mingled with other women in business at the second annual WISE Women Business Showcase on Jan. 14.

Marysville loan officer Kim Thompson and Claire Olsen of Lake Stevens talk shop at the Jan. 14 WISE Women Business Showcase in Smokey Point.
Judy Bradley and Carin Weier

WISE Women conduct 2nd annual Business Showcase Jan. 14

SMOKEY POINT — The WISE Women started two years ago this February, and they're looking to celebrate with their second annual Business Showcase on Wednesday, Jan. 14. It will also mark the debut of their "WISE Women Wednesdays" radio show.

Judy Bradley and Carin Weier
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Holiday order-up gift show draws shoppers

MARYSVILLE — While Marysville has several gift shows at the Ken Baxter Community Center that specialize in handcrafted goods, center coordinator Maryke Burgess didn't want to exclude interested local vendors such as Mary Kay, Pampered Chef or Scentsy.

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U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen meets with veterans at Everett Community College Nov. 5.

Larsen discusses veterans’ benefits

EVERETT — U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen addressed veterans at Everett Community College about educational and other benefits Nov. 5, and heard about their troubles with the Department of Veterans Affairs.

U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen meets with veterans at Everett Community College Nov. 5.

‘Extreme Couponing’ expert offers tips Nov. 4

MARYSVILLE — When Maryann Collier's husband was laid off from his job as a logging truck driver in 2008, she found herself faced with the task of being the breadwinner for them and their five children.

Janet Sperry and Vicki Robinson check out the selection at the autumn craft fair.

Autumn craft fair draws 800-plus attendees

MARYSVILLE — "Our show is a small but good one," said Maryke Burgess, manager of the Ken Baxter Community Center, whose 15th annual autumn craft fair nonetheless drew 22 vendors and more than 800 attendees Oct. 11.

Janet Sperry and Vicki Robinson check out the selection at the autumn craft fair.
WISE co-founders Judy Bradley

WISE women share business strategies

TULALIP — WISE (Women Inspiring Successful Entrepreneurs) conducted its "Fearlessly Falling Forward Mastermind Group" at Bob's Burgers & Brew in Tulalip Oct. 1.

WISE co-founders Judy Bradley
Cassie Erickson cares for Spencer

Fresh-baked treats give pets something to wag about

MARYSVILLE — Crystal Keys knows that some pooches can sniff out when their owners are taking them to a pet-grooming salon, but at Bows & Biscuits, she offers another set of scents to entice them.

Cassie Erickson cares for Spencer
Marysville's Kenneth Fritts adjusts a canvas reproduction of his photo of Picture Lake at Mount Shuksan Aug. 10.

Homegrown draws hundreds to 3rd St.

MARYSVILLE — More than a thousand visitors thronged Third Street from Aug. 8-10 for the Marysville merchants' annual Handmade and Homegrown Street Festival.

Marysville's Kenneth Fritts adjusts a canvas reproduction of his photo of Picture Lake at Mount Shuksan Aug. 10.
Carr's Hardware owner Darlene Scott works the same cash register the store acquired in the 1960s.

Carr’s Hardware recognized by Marysville Historical Society

MARYSVILLE — Marysville Historical Society President Ken Cage moved to town in 1965, the same year that Carr's Hardware owner Darlene Scott was elected president of the Liberty Elementary PTA, so her store's 90-year anniversary had a special significance for him.

Carr's Hardware owner Darlene Scott works the same cash register the store acquired in the 1960s.
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Walgreens opens in downtown Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Walgreens opened its Marysville branch at 404 State Ave. with fanfare and charitable contributions to the community July 18.

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Junk in the Trunk draws crowds in summer sun

MARYSVILLE — The sales tents on the Marysville Municipal Court parking lot offered visitors garage sale bargains and shade from the sweltering sun as Junk in the Trunk and the Marysville Rock and Gem Club's Swap-and-Sell returned July 12.

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Doreen and Nicole Sieminski check out hand-crafted wind chimes at The Vintage Violet's 'Dreaming Vintage' outdoor market on May 10.

Vintage Violet debuts ‘Dreaming Vintage’ market

MARYSVILLE — The Vintage Violet's first "Dreaming Vintage" outdoor market on May 10 boasted a dozen volunteers and more attendees than organizer Vicki Miniken could count.

Doreen and Nicole Sieminski check out hand-crafted wind chimes at The Vintage Violet's 'Dreaming Vintage' outdoor market on May 10.
Vendor Joe Whitney is all smiles as he seeks to sell his merchandise to shopper Wes Maleta at the Boom City Swap Meet in Tulalip on April 26.

Boom City Swap Meet returns to Tulalip

TULALIP — The expansive gravel parking lot at 10274 27th Ave. NE, just northeast of the Tulalip Resort Hotel and Casino, came alive with commerce for the fourth season in a row on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, as those who ignored the weekend’s dismal weather forecasts were treated to unexpectedly sunny skies at the Boom City Swap Meet.

Vendor Joe Whitney is all smiles as he seeks to sell his merchandise to shopper Wes Maleta at the Boom City Swap Meet in Tulalip on April 26.

Boom City Swap Meet returns April 26

TULALIP — The fourth season of the Boom City Swap Meet is being marked by a change in ownership. By the time the Swap Meet opens on Saturday, April 26, newly elected Tulalip Tribal Board Vice Chair Les Parks will have handed over his duties to the event’s manager, Terry Sue Nielson.

  • Apr 26th, 2014