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Marysville Rotary's ‘Pumpkins for Literacy’ kicks off Oct. 9
Oct 18 2010, 9:06 AM
LAKEWOOD — The greenery of the Plant Farm at Smokey Point was soon dotted with orange on the morning of Oct. 2, as Marysville Rotarians prepared for the return of their annual “Pumpkins for Literacy” program, which kicks off Oct. 9.
All of us bring something to the table
Oct 07 2010, 10:59 AM
I recently had the opportunity to collaborate with celebrated chef John Sundstrom, who visited Northwest Center’s early learning and childcare program and offered an interesting take on inclusion. He likened inclusion to a recipe, where each ingredient plays a role in creating a stronger experience. John is passionate about the importance of diverse ingredients, and I realized that’s what great chefs do: bring together unique and catalytic elements in order to make a good dish exceptional.
On a more complex level, the same catalytic effect happens with inclusion and society. Take Tristan ... At the age of two, he enrolled in our early intervention program in order to build a foundation for communication. He receives therapy at home and participates in an early learning classroom, where his therapist uses play and activities to further his language development.
Both Tristan and the other kids in the class benefit from his presence. Tristan sees his peers communicating through speech and gestures, and he employs the techniques he’s learning to follow their lead. At the same time, the other children identify and celebrate each individual’s gifts. Ultimately, society as a whole benefits when all the children in this environment become the next generation of advocates for inclusion.
Looking back won’t find a cure for unemployment
Oct 07 2010, 11:04 AM
Too many north County store fronts are vacant. Snohomish County’s unemployment hovers at 9.4 percent, a notch below the state average 9.6 percent. Businesses and public agencies tighten belts by cutting still more jobs. Investment capital has gone into hiding, afraid of deflation and unwilling to accept meager earnings that might not match inflation. What to do?
Thanks for supporting Kids Kloset
Oct 08 2010, 2:50 PM
Thousands of items of clothing, school supplies, children’s books, and personal hygiene items were collected recently for the Kids Kloset, a non-profit organization in Arlington that provides clothing, school supplies and other necessities to school children in the Arlington, Darrington, and Lakewood school districts. This event was sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and they were joined by the Arlington Seventh Day Adventist Church for the National Day of Service and Remembrance.
The volunteers set out boxes in these communities two weeks in advance to collect donated items which were then picked up on Saturday. Over one hundred volunteers, including teenagers and children with their families also went door-to-door with bags and flyers collecting items from their neighbors which they then delivered to the Smokey Point church building where other volunteers took over. Hundreds of hours were spent on this project. Each item of clothing was gathered, sorted, laundered, if needed, and delivered to the Kids Kloset. ?We still have 23 large full bags of clothes that will be handed out at two of the church congregations Sunday for families to take home, launder and return directly to the Kids Kloset during the week,? said Dawn Dickson of Arlington who coordinated the project. ?Probably half of the goods collected still need to be turned in, and we had 5 full carloads of things already clean and delivered.?
Why I should vote
Oct 08 2010, 2:57 PM
With the November elections coming up fast, it is important to remember why it is so important that each citizen cast his/her vote in every election. Try to erase from your memory banks what party you may affiliate with or who you love and who you may hate. Put on the thought process of an “independent” and do your own research regarding what candidates have done, what they have said and what others say about them. Instead of letting someone else tell you what to do, do it yourself and find out for incumbent candidates what their voting record actually is and what they have said in the press, at townhalls, etc. and especially how a candidate may treat his/her constituents especially the ones who may have opposing points of view. For candidates without a voting record, the voter must rely on what the candidate says, what others say about him/her and then if elected, watch their records like hawks. Many people have forgotten that our founders purposely set up the elections so that “popularity” was not the reason someone was elected. It can happen, but the reason we do not have a simple majority wins vote is that even the founders could envision a few states controlling the entire United States. Each state has two senators who used to be selected by a state’s legislature but are now elected by the people. The reason is to give each state the exact same “voice” in public policy decisions.In addition, many people have forgotten that a country “of, by and for the people,” relies on those same people to be vigilant, to learn what our history and founding documents actually say instead of some comedian’s version of them and to be “independent” in thought at all times when doing his/her own research on each and every candidate for each and every election. If you are one of many who think “your vote doesn’t count,” do your research to find out – it counts far more now than it would with a straight popular vote – so use it or lose it.
Training vouchers for unemployed residents available at Paine Field
Oct 08 2010, 3:29 PM
EVERETT — Tuition vouchers are available to train 136 unemployed people at Paine Field through its Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center.
HomeStreet Bank's small business expo goes on in spite of rain
Oct 08 2010, 3:31 PM
MARYSVILLE — Bad weather might have driven the event indoors halfway through its four-hour running time, but HomeStreet Bank's Marysville branch kept its first small business fair going Sept. 10.
Skagit Regional Clinics expand cardiology services in Smokey Point
Oct 08 2010, 3:38 PM
SMOKEY POINT — Skagit Regional Clinic is expanding its cardiology services into the Smokey Point area and has hired a new cardiologist.
Dr. Yelena Rosenberg, who recently completed a cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, will provide general cardiology to patients at Skagit Regional Clinics' existing office and expand the clinics' services into Arlington starting Sept. 15.
Stilly Senior Center hosts health fair
Oct 14 2010, 7:50 AM
SMOKEY POINT — The Stillaguamish Senior Center’s Health and Social Services Fair made its return to the facility Oct. 6, after a three-year hiatus.
Adele Erbeck, a registered nurse who runs the center’s Health and Wellness program, coordinated the event to help connect seniors and other local community members to support services they might need, especially in the current economic climate.
Lakewood Cougars rally past Red Wolves
Oct 14 2010, 9:16 AM
LAKEWOOD — Brittany Parmentier takes pride in getting a block.