American Legion celebrates with Centennial Open House
MARYSVILLE – American Legion Post 178 in Marysville will host a Centennial Open House March 16 to celebrate the national organization’s 100th birthday.
The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Legion Hall at 119 Cedar Ave.
Visitors will be able to learn about the American Legion, talk to its members, pick up informative brochures and enjoy refreshments.
M-P student a Senate page
MARYSVILLE – Edgar Martinez, 17, of Marysville-Pilchuck High School served as a page in the Washington state Senate the week of Feb. 18.
Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, sponsored Martinez’s week in the Legislature. The page program offers a hands-on opportunity for students to find out how state government works. The educational experience is furthered by guest speakers. It also includes classes with topics like budget writing and how a bill becomes a law, which culminates in pages creating their own bills in a mock committee setting. “I liked being on the Floor,” Martinez said. “Seeing the whole process up front and how everything works was very cool.”
Pages also have the opportunity to work on the Senate floor while the Senate is in session. Martinez is in 11th grade at M-P, where he is on the soccer and football teams. He is also the Junior Class president, saying that he enjoys being in a leadership position and working to make events happen. In his free time, he enjoys playing the guitar, and the occasional video game. This summer, Martinez spent a few weeks in Spain with the Washington World Fellows Program, sponsored by Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib.
2,428 trees to be planted at Strawberry Field
MARYSVILLE – Volunteers are helping to plant 2,428 bare-root trees next to Quilceda Creek at Strawberry Field Park March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event is part of Adopt a Stream Foundation’s effort to restore 8 acres of Quilceda Creek riparian zone with support from the Tulalip Tribes, state Department of Ecology, state Department of Fish and Wildlife, Snohomish Conservation District, city of Marysville and several hundred volunteers. Over time, the trees will provide shade to help cool the creek during summer to help fish at the park at 6100 152nd Street NE.
YMCA starts annual fundraising campaign
MARYSVILLE – The YMCA of Snohomish County has launched its annual community support campaign to ensure that everyone in Snohomish County has access to programs and resources that support youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.
“The YMCA Annual Campaign goes where membership fees don’t,” said Craig Connell, campaign chairman. As a leading nonprofit organization in Snohomish County, the YMCA provided $3.7 million in direct financial assistance to 10,645 people in 2018. The Y also provided $1.57 million in program subsidy ensuring many critical youth, teen, and preventive wellness programs are provided at no cost. Programs benefitting from subsidy include the Safety Around Water youth drowning-prevention program, Pedaling for Parkinson’s, LIVESTRONG Cancer Survivors programs, and year-round adaptive programs.
The combined 2019 campaign goal of $1,633,568. Donate at ymca-snoco.org/give.
Chamber luncheon March 14
MARYSVILLE – The quarterly Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will take place at 11:30 March 14 at the Opera House.
Guest speaker Dean Van Dyke will talk about, “Lead Generation Techniques; and how to start implementing them today.”
Cost is $5 if registered online by noon March 8; $10 after that or at the door. Price includes lunch.
Finalists set for chef competition
MARYSVILLE – The 10 finalists for the 2019 Future Chef Competition have been chosen.
The elementary school students will compete March 21 from 2-6 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.
Finalists are: Zane Z., Cascade, quesarito; Israel A., Cascade, Mexican pork; Jenna M., Kellogg Marsh, tortilla soup; Jayden N., Cascade, fajitas; Kalina P., Pinewood, pineapple poblano beef tacos; Joshua E., Grove, pollo asada torta; Cale B., Liberty, Southwest salad w/ creamy cilantro-lime dressing; Lillie H., Sunnyside, baked chicken chimichangas; Pierce B., Kellogg Marsh, Baja fish tacos w/ cilantro-lime slaw; and Cash H., Sunnyside, nacho fries.
Time to register for kindergarten in Marysville
MARYSVILLE – It’s almost time to “March Into Kindergarten.”
Beginning March 1, it is time to register for kindergarten for the 2019-20.
To register, parents and guardians can visit their neighborhood school and complete a packet, which also can be downloaded from the district website.
Completed forms are turned in to their school. If parents and guardians are not certain which school their child will attend, go to: www.msd25.org/march-into-kindergarten
Each elementary school will host a “Kindergarten Welcome Night.” For the date and time go to www.msd25.org.
For details call 360-965-0038.
Learn landlord-tenant rights
Are you familiar with your rights and responsibilities as a tenant? Do you have a problematic rental history or you are not sure why you are being denied housing?
The more tenants and landlords are familiar with their rights and responsibilities, the easier it will be for both to ensure their needs are met.
Volunteers of America offers more than 20 free Renter Certification and Fair Housing trainings yearly. Upcoming sessions: Feb. 28, 6:30-8 p.m. at Housing Hope, Twin Lakes Landing, 2820 164th St. NE, Marysville. And April 3, 2-4 p.m. at Arlington Community Resource Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd.
For details, go to www.voaww.org/rentercertification.
Free Parks day March 19
Washington State Parks invites visitors to help celebrate the agency’s 106th birthday on March 19 by enjoying a state park for free that day. March 19 is the third of 12 State Parks free day in 2019, when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day-use visits.
The remaining free days are: April 20 and 22; June 1, 8-9; Aug. 25, Sept. 28 and Nov. 11 and 29.
The Discover Pass costs $30 annually or $10 for one day.
Chelsey Goeden of Marysville-Pilchuck High School competed in the 125-pound weight class at the 3A state wrestling tournament at the Tacoma Dome. She lost her first match then won by pin in her second before losing her final match. She was erroneously left out of last week’s story.
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