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Yes on the hospital

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

North Snohomish County is a great place to live. While there are many things that make it that way, good medical facilities are an important part of the picture. With advances in medicine, the growth of the area and the aging of the current buildings, our hospital is due for a makeover. We need to replace the 1957 building and remodel the 1984 building. That will happen only if we approve the hospital bond levy. Simple choice, best affordable hospital, or something less. Vote, and vote Yes for the hospital.

A right to be different

  • Apr 25, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

I heard that the students of the middle schools in Marysville are going to have to wear uniforms. I think that is taking away the students rights to express themselves. Some people express themselves through their clothes. Like some of my friends wear different clothes to be different. The right to be different should be protected.

Hypocritical Oath

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

This letter is in response to your editorial piling on to stomp President Bush over his commutation of jail time for Libby. It reminds me of a bunch of schoolyard bullies who, when finding one of their own (special prosecutor Fitzgerald) caught out and denied, put on their hobnailed boots and gang stomp the good Samaritan (President Bush), who has righted the injustice done to (probably innocent and certainly irrelevant) Scooter Libby.

Arlington Festival

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

First, let me thank the city of Arlington for punting during this years Festival. Having the street torn up made things quite a challenge, but overall I think you did a wonderful job. I will miss the Street Fair, but am sure that next years will more than make up for the lack of one this year. I do, however, have a question and a comment regarding this years festivities. My question is, why didnt we ask the local cannon-owners back for the opening Duck Dash shot and instead decided on the Seafair Pirates? While they may have attracted a lot of children, they were also quite lewd in many instances and demanded a bit of attention (not always of the good kind). My comment is, there was a definite decrease in the number of people at Haller Park for the Duck Dash this year, which was sad. I wonder if its because there were a very limited number of places to sit or stand where you could see the water. It would have been nice if the city had been a bit more proactive, knowing that more than a thousand people may want to watch the ducks, and either cut or at least topped all the trees that have grown so tall by the river. I believe that would have made the park much more people-friendly and more would have come to the party. On a positive note, the fireworks show was fabulous. Thank you for providing a place where everyone can be safe and enjoy a wonderful show. See you all at the Fly-In.

Pat McKenzie Memorial thank you

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

My sisters and I would like to thank all the family and friends that attended the celebration of life for our dad, Pat Mckenzie. It has been a very difficult time for us and seeing you all there was a great comfort. Our mom and dad were taken away much to soon, so I hope everyone takes a moment to realize how precious this life is and never take it for granted. Rest in peace, from Shari Lopez, Lori Gardner and Alena Barlow.

Thank you, Island Crossing

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who came to my assistance at the tragic accident near Island Crossing on Highway 530 on June 14, 2007. I know that several surrounding fire/aid units responded.

Kiwanis auction thank you

  • Jul 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

This July 4ths Arlington Kiwanis Clubs Scholarship Auction raised over $8,500 dollars thanks to the generosity of donors and participating bidders. All of the members of our club send our thanks to this terrific community for its ongoing support of our annual auction. A very special thanks to Steve Robinson, our auctioneer. Steve is a Rotarian but every July 4th he joins our Kiwanis Auction to help raise money for scholarships for students. This is just one more example of how the groups of the Arlington area come together to support each other and to support this community. Again, a huge thank you to all of you that supported this years auction. I want you to know that when our Kiwanis members had our big group hug at the end of the auction, you all were right in the middle of the huddle even if only in spirit.

Smith family thanks community

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

Thank you from the family of Oliver Smith. The fear in writing such a thank you is that of forgetting someone very important. Thank you to the Arlington ambulance crew who repeatedly transported dad with such skill, patience and compassion. Thank you to the Arlington Fire Department who provided such a memorable tribute to Dad by attending his service with the Honor Guard and the fire trucks. To Becky Foster for her friendship and her beautiful voice. The Missing Man Formation performed by the Black Jack Squadron after his service, was the most incredible display and an honor that Dad would have forever cherished. It is a memory and an honor that we will forever cherish.

Amazing service

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

Old-time community service. I had a wonderful thing done for me that I dont see happen much anymore. I always order my hot chocolate from Flowers By George. They do a wonderful job of delivering it to me often and theyre the best. But on this particular day someone from my office had gone down and picked up the order and brought it back to the office for me.

Making a difference

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

There are many people in this community who do things every day to make a difference, to make the place better than it was the day before. Five years ago when I came to this community I met a number of people who had a similar vision to make the community a better place and in this case to give students another choice to become successful, to find a niche.

Vote for new library

  • Oct 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:14PM

The Arlington Library is a community treasure. It is alive with activity from the tiny tots to the seniors leaning on canes. The librarians and staff are helpful, cheerful and pleasant.

Oppose transit park-and-ride

  • Dec 6, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

Recently The Arlington Times and The Marysville Globe published an article concerning the possible location of a transit center in the center of the retail area in Smokey Point. The article indicated that Community Transit would not proceed with their proposal if the project met with local opposition. This letter is written with the intent to convey some of the reasons why this proposal will be met with opposition from the local business community.

Seeking donations

  • Dec 6, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

Hello my name is Caitlin Austin and I have decided to start my own mission project this year. I have called it Homeless in Seattle.

Thank you for Teen Movie

  • Feb 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

I would like to express my thanks to Norma and the crew at the Olympic Theater for their hard, extra work to provide us with a special showing of the Freedom Writers.

New wrestling staff?

  • Feb 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

It is strange on how the Marysville-Pilchuck Wrestling Program has not progressed as a force to be reckoned with, i.e. Lake Stevens and Snohomish. This is a sport that is very competitive for the individual wrestler.

Real ID - under the wire?

  • Feb 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

Is anyone aware that this is happening? The federal government. in May 2008, is requiring states to completely revamp their drivers licensing guidelines. The guidelines will be dictated by the Homeland Security Department. Some of these guidelines will include having to be fingerprinted, having a retinal eye scan and the actual card having id chips attached to them, holding all this information in a digitized format. The federal government will not recognize your ID without this Real ID card. You will not be able to fly, enter federal buildings, collect Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid and many banks will require you to have it.

Fight Graffiti?

  • Feb 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

City, businesses team up to fight graffiti, Fight? Come on are you serious? If you cant beat them, join them. Give these kids (sorry I mean vandals) a place to paint. Let them paint the skate parks. In fact, let them paint any park. Thats what parks are for, right? The vandals. (Oops sorry I meant to say the kids)

Adeles irony and VinGinhovens peace

  • Feb 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

Im not sure Adele Ferguson recognized the irony in the quotes published in her column last week: He not only predicates his policies on rumor, unsupported charges and unscientific reports, but ignores the truth because it could counter his political aspirations, he uses government power for unproven and even fanatical ends and his policies would drain billions from the U.S. for reasons that have nothing to do with science, but a great deal to do with political ambition.

If you cant do the time, dont do the crime.

  • Sep 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

I must respond to the many letters that Lowana Krewson from Stanwood writes about tough sentencing guidelines here in Washington state. Many times she writes about non-violent crimes, I totally disagree.

Please note our strong opposition

  • Sep 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

We understand that consideration is being made to place gambling (probably just a card room) at the Chrome Cafe a.k.a. Happy Days a.k.a. the old Shotzes on 172nd South of the airport. We live near this area and do not want gambling of any kind going in along the 172nd corridor. This stretch has severe traffic problems during certain hours of the day, is unsafe for pedestrians just east of the airport, and is way too close to families with children. There is a high school nearby. Those who gamble have a tendency to drink while playing cards. We dont need more impaired drivers on the road, especially not this close to our neighborhood. Please note our strong opposition to gambling of any kind in or near Smokey Point.

Fire Commissioner

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

Members from the Silvana Firefighters Association announce their endorsement of Chris Edmundson for Fire Commissioner.

Graham Smith

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

I strongly encourage you to vote to return Graham Smith to the Arlington City Council. We need his strong, qualified voice and experience on council committees and in his background in investments as the city continues its rapid growth. Graham possesses the spirit, qualities and will to advocate for the enhancement of the community that Arlingtons citizens deserve. Vote for Graham Smith.

Re-elect Graham Smith

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

I strongly encourage you to vote to return Graham Smith to the Arlington City Council. We need his strong, qualified voice and experience on Council committees and in his background in investments as the city continues its rapid growth. Graham possesses the spirit and qualities which, along with his determination, will continue working for us to make Arlington a safe and desirable place to live.

Tolbert for Council

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:13PM

I have served on the Arlington Planning Commission for the past three years. During that tenure, it has been clear to me that Arlington is at a crossroads. We have in place a comprehensive plan for our city which lays out an aggressive 10-year path for population and business growth. The details of that plan have not been filled in.

Thank you

  • Oct 31, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 1:12PM

On behalf of the Loyal Heights Community Club we would like to thank the Arlington Times, Marysville Globe, groups and individuals who donated items for sale and the greater Arlington Community for supporting our recent successful fall bazaar.

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