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- Mar 9, 2011 at 8:15AM
With Washington facing budget deficits at historically high levels through the next biennium, the Governor and legislature must consider budget cuts that will significantly affect virtually all services and programs. No program or service will be exempt from scrutiny, including services that are provided to our most vulnerable citizens, the elderly and disabled served in skilled nursing homes like Regency Care Center at Arlington.
- Mar 9, 2011 at 8:18AM
What an odd winter it’s been for Marysville. Thanks to La Nina, we got a little of everything but warmth through February. Instead of the usual leaden gray skies dripping chill moisture we witnessed wild oscillations between brilliant blue skies and monster storm-cells thousands of feet tall.
- Mar 9, 2011 at 8:00AM updated Mar 10, 2011 at 5:24AM
The Pentagon’s announcement on Feb. 24 that The Boeing Co. won the U.S. Air Force’s $35 billion contract to build 179 aerial refueling tankers provides a moment of triumph for workers and families in our community, Everett, Snohomish County and the region, and could not have come at a better time.
- Mar 9, 2011 at 11:27AM
National Weather Service warns of thunderstorms for parts of Western Washington including Arlington, Marysville
- Mar 15, 2011 at 2:12PM
The National Weather Service issued a Special Weather Statement at approximately 1:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, warning of possible strong thunderstorms for parts of Western Washington including Arlington and Marysville.
- Mar 15, 2011 at 5:35PM
SMOKEY POINT — Motorcycle riders will be taking to the roads on behalf on guide dogs June 18, and Sound Harley-Davidson is taking part. Riders will roll out from Smokey Point by 10 a.m. for the ninth annual "Puppy Putt," a charity motorcycle ride to benefit Guide Dogs of America. Riders from Sound Harley-Davidson, located at 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, and Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey will ride toward Seattle, stopping at sponsors along the way. The two groups will meet at the end of the poker run at the Machinists Union Hall, at 9125 15th Pl. S in Seattle, for an afternoon of motorcycle-themed fun, food and music.
- Mar 15, 2011 at 9:35PM
MARYSVILLE — Church women from across the state and beyond will be converging on Marysville to ask themselves, "What Are We 'Bee'coming?" The Marysville United Methodist Church will serve as the site for a Christian ecumenical gathering of the Washington and Northern Idaho Church Women United, as they conduct their biennial state assembly and leadership council meeting on April 8-9. According to local Church Women United Vice President Jeannie Lish, the movement is celebrating 70 years of service this year with "fellowship, prayer, advocacy and action for peace with justice." Among the event's motivational speakers will be Barbara Moreland of Mukilteo on "Bees and Beyond," Richard LeMieux of Bremerton on the problem of homelessness, and Tom and Jan Kemp of North Bend asking how to minister to truckers.
- Mar 16, 2011 at 9:15AM
With a number of key players returning, the Cougars softball team is ready to climb up the Cascade Conference standings in 2012. "The talent level has definitely gone up this year," said Cougars coach Steve Barker.
- Mar 16, 2011 at 9:16AM
As a program, Cougar baseball has found a place near the top of the Cascade Conference and manager Larry Delaney sees no reason for that to change in 2011. “Archbishop Murphy is going to return a solid team and Cedarcrest is always strong, though they did lose a lot of seniors,” he said. “I see us being right up there when it’s all said and done.”
- Mar 16, 2011 at 2:12PM
SMOKEY POINT — Village Community Services are aiming to offer a taste of "Wonderland" to those who join them in helping out community members with disabilities, but they could use some support behind the scenes to do it. VCS's ninth annual "Taste of Decadence" fundraiser on April 9 has adopted "Alice in Wonderland" as its theme, and they're looking for volunteers and donors to help them make it a wonderful experience for everyone involved.
- Mar 17, 2011 at 12:03PM
SMOKEY POINT — Area firefighters touted the importance of working smoke detectors in the wake of a fire that wrought an estimated $30,000 in damages to a mobile home. Units from the Arlington Fire Department were dispatched at approximately 6:30 a.m. on March 17 to respond to a reported mobile home fire in the 19600 block of Smokey Point Boulevard. After arriving on the scene to find the mobile home partially involved with fire, they were joined by Marysville Fire District 12 and Snohomish County Fire Protection District 19 in Silvana in extinguishing the fire quickly.
- Mar 18, 2011 at 7:45AM
The Joint Hometown News Service and the Fleet Hometown News Service have released the following information about local service members in the news.
- Mar 19, 2011 at 6:10PM
SMOKEY POINT — Their reasons for giving varied from thoughtful to tongue-in-cheek, but they all rolled up their sleeves to give of themselves, literally. The Puget Sound Blood Center once again teamed up with the Snohomish County Republican Party in Marysville, this time with Snohomish County Council member John Koster as well, to offer a spring blood drive in the Medallion Hotel on March 16, and Hannah Gustafson estimated that the six-hour event had attracted close to 40 donors by the time it was done. "It's our first time in this location, but our third year of doing these donation drives," said Gustafson, of the membership committee of the Snohomish County Republican Party in Marysville, whose offices have served as a site for the Puget Sound Blood Center's collection vehicles during previous donation drives. "We wanted to attract folks from both Marysville and Arlington."
- Mar 19, 2011 at 9:00PM updated Mar 24, 2011 at 9:08AM
MARYSVILLE — Marysville mom Dani Rice discovered she wasn't alone when her daughter, Morgan, was diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. "It's very common," Rice said. "There are three other people, just on our street, whose kids also have Asperger's." While children with Asperger's syndrome are not rare, Rice has nonetheless found it a bit more rare to find places where she can consult with others about the challenges that are unique to raising a child with this syndrome. Rice and other area parents of children with special needs were able to check out a host of regional resources in a single spot, during the Marysville Special Education PTSA's Resource Fair on March 9. "There's so much that I didn't know," said Rice, whose arms were literally overflowing with books, pamphlets and fliers that she'd collected in the Totem Middle School cafeteria that day. "It can be difficult to navigate the system, but there's so much advocacy here." The resource fair was a first for the Marysville School District, bringing together school district personnel with private service providers and non-profit groups under the same roof, so that parents of special education students could access all the resources available to them locally, at one place and time.
- Mar 22, 2011 at 3:27PM
ARLINGTON — As the scenes from Japan continue to unfold, people living along the West Coast have awakened to the fact that this could and probably will happen in this area one day. Therefore, to help answer questions about how this area may be severely impacted due to a catastrophic earthquake, the Arlington Emergency Management Office is offering a 90-minute Earthquake Awareness and Preparedness Workshop on March 24, starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Arlington City Council Chambers.
- Mar 24, 2011 at 8:27AM
Local students earn honors at Gonzaga, Berklee.
- Mar 24, 2011 at 9:39AM
In order to truly understand some of the rhetoric surrounding the state of public education, the funding of public education and/or the results of public education, a prudent person should have some factual history and data.
- Mar 24, 2011 at 9:41AM
What do these addresses have in common? 1530 Grove, and 1206A, 1250B and 1250C in Safeway Plaza. The answer is, they are among a number of nice commercial sites in Marysville that should be occupied and humming with business.
- Mar 30, 2011 at 9:15AM
The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for parts of Western Washington, including Snohomish County.
- Apr 6, 2011 at 8:19AM
At an event a few weeks ago I ran into one of the many satisfied customers of our employment division. This particular customer is a senior executive with a major retailing chain who oversees more than 250 stores in the United States and Canada including a dozen or so in the Puget Sound region. “I can’t get over it,” he told me. “In every store where we have hired people from your employment agency, in-store sales have improved, productivity has improved, morale has improved, and absenteeism has gone down. What’s going on here?”
- Apr 6, 2011 at 8:21AM
Sometimes coffee groups run short of grist for the conversational mill. At least that’s my observation so I lob in a few conversational grenades to pep things up. The effect is the same whether at Haggen’s Café, a table at the YMCA or on the street. Utter “Obama” and certain blood pressures soar. Add Social Security, Medicare, TARP, Tea-Party, Libya, ACORN and Planned Parenthood and I can turn silent assemblies into screaming shout-fests.
- Apr 9, 2011 at 5:08PM
- Apr 11, 2011 at 1:27PM
SMOKEY POINT — Arlington Police Chief Nelson Beazley and Snohomish County Sheriff John Lovick recently teamed up to talk to seniors about staying safe from fraud and in case of emergencies. AARP Snohomish County Chapter 2308 hosted the law enforcement duo's talk at the Stillaguamish Senior Center on April 1 at 1 p.m., during which Lovick warned seniors against dealing with strangers on the phone.
- Apr 12, 2011 at 9:00AM
With such a contrast in style between the two halves, the Cougars have to view this loss to the Turks as a cautionary tale. In a 3-1 conference loss to Sultan April 5, Lakewood couldn’t find the back of the net.
- Apr 12, 2011 at 9:03AM