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- 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
- Apr 12, 2011 at 10:03AM
In addition to staging cleanup and recycling events in time for Earth Day, the local community is also home to alternative energy sources that can help area residents conserve natural resources while saving some money in the long run.
- Apr 12, 2011 at 10:07AM
Marysville’s Frank Gibson feels like he’s gotten his life back after visiting the Puget Sound Kidney Center in Arlington. Gibson, who served 20 years each in the military and on the police force, has been on dialysis for the past three months for which he visits the kidney center in the afternoons.
- Apr 20, 2011 at 8:44AM
The Cougars kept it simple and the result was a win against Coupeville. “That was one of the three things we wanted to work on,” said Lakewood boys manager Bryce Barker after his team earned a 3-2 Cascade Conference victory April 11. “We knew that if we played simple and had fun, the goals would come.”
- Apr 20, 2011 at 8:46AM
Before I get started, I’d just like to say that there will be things I have unintentionally left out. Keep in mind that I have seen hundreds of games, matches, meets, tournaments and practices in my near two years at The Marysville Globe and Arlington Times.
- Apr 20, 2011 at 12:06PM
After years of witnessing the aftermath of poor driving decisions, three Arlington Police Officers have decided to try and instill good driving habits into young drivers from the start. Peter Barrett, Ronnie Johnstone and Seth Kinney plan to open the Marysville branch of the 911 Driving School by this May, but their journey toward their new business began two years ago when Kinney first suggested that they get certified as driving instructors.
- Apr 20, 2011 at 12:07PM
Village Community Services offered a taste of “Wonderland” to 165 attendees of its ninth annual “Taste of Decadence.” While the April 9 fundraiser collected approximately $15,000, roughly equal to last year’s total, with this year’s theme of “Alice in Wonderland,” VCS Resource Development Manager Michelle Dietz believes the evening’s message was at least as important as the monies it earned through its silent auctions of professionally made desserts and other donated items.
- Apr 20, 2011 at 12:10PM
Students at Cougar Creek Elementary will be getting hands-on lessons on growing potatoes and other plants thanks to donations from the Washington State Potato Commission. On April 12, Cougar Creek Elementary teacher Elizabeth Zylstra received an oversized check for $1,000 from Karen Bonaudi of the Washington State Potato Commission, which will go toward supplies for the free greenhouse that the commission will also be awarding to the school.
- Apr 27, 2011 at 12:40PM
“There was this one little old man who kept coming by and telling Fred he would lose his shirt,” laughed Lorita Eoff, Fred’s wife, as they sat together in the Fountain Drive-In, at the corner of Division and Broadway streets in Arlington.
- Apr 28, 2011 at 9:32AM
Arlington police are seeking the public’s help to apprehend a suspect in an attempted robbery that occurred the morning of April 27 at the Arlington Motor Inn, located at 2214 SR 530 NE in Arlington.
- May 10, 2011 at 6:00AM updated at 10:38AM
All southbound lanes of I-5, just north of SR 531 near Arlington have been reopened after being blocked from an earlier fatal accident.
- May 10, 2011 at 10:56AM
The “Cruzin for a Cure” car and bike show returns for a second year to the Weston High School campus on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- May 11, 2011 at 10:50AM
While experimenting with exercise bands, how many of you have gotten frustrated and now use them in place of bungee cords? Have they made you feel clumsy and entangled? Some of you may have used them on occasion, but feel they aren’t anything to write home about. If you fall into one of these groups who have missed the benefits of exercise bands and tubing, please keep reading. First, to clarify the difference between tubes and bands, resistance tubes are round pieces of elastic and usually have handles; exercise bands are flat pieces of elastic that tend to be several inches wide. Resistance tubing and exercise bands are becoming a popular rehabilitation and training tool because they are safe, convenient, portable, affordable and effective. Even better is that anyone can get a great workout by using bands and/or tubing—fitness novices and professionals alike. Convenient, Portable and Affordable Does your job require you to travel? Do you live in a small apartment? No problem with bands and tubing. They are flexible, small, and can easily fit inside a purse or small travel bag. Not only are they convenient, but they are affordable. Depending on where you look, you can spend as little as $20-30 for a set of bands or tubing. Keep in mind that bands do tend to stretch out, and they lose their elasticity with use over time, so investing in a quality set of bands or tubing is best. Safe and Effective Even though there have been few studies comparing the effectiveness of tubing vs. free weights, exercise specialists agree that exercise tubing and bands, when used correctly, are effective for strength training and for increasing range of motion and flexibility. Bands are also considered safe. If you happen to drop a band on your foot, it will not shatter a toe like a free weight might. However, like with all exercise equipment, there are safety factors to consider with bands and tubing. Before using an exercise band or tube, make sure there are no holes or worn parts which may cause the elastic to break while in use. Always make sure you’ve securely anchored the tubing, and lastly, keep tubing and bands out of children’s reach. Levels of Resistance Tubes and bands come in different colors to represent different resistance; higher resistance is achieved by making the rubber thicker. Unfortunately, makers of exercise tubes have not corroboratively decided which colors represent specific resistance totals. Before purchasing them, it is best to test the bands or tubing to ensure you purchase the appropriate resistance for your workouts. Exercises using Bands or Tubing Essentially, any exercise you do with a dumbbell you can also do with elastic. By standing on a long exercise tube with handles, you can perform bent over rows, upright rows, overhead presses, lateral shoulder raises, and bicep curls. While standing on a shorter tube or band, you can add resistance to stationary lunges or plie squats. If you are able to attach the bands to a door or another stable and elevated place, you can perform lat pulls, pectoral flies and tricep pull downs. With a little imagination, you can invent safe, effective workouts of your own. Combining Weights and Bands Exercise bands can be used in addition to weight training. As many of you know, during exercises with variable resistance, the amount of resistance changes as you move through the range of motion. For example, during a dumbbell bicep curl, the tension on a person’s bicep is less at the bottom and the top of the movement. To alter this, you can perform an isolated bicep curl using both a band and dumbbell by looping the band around the dumbbell and anchoring the band with your foot. By doing this, you are increasing the likelihood that the tension on your bicep will be more intense throughout the movement; in addition, you are required to control the “pull” of the band on the way down, rather than just controlling the “dead” weight of the dumbbell. If the band is the right strength, you may find that the dumbbell and band work in conjunction to help you build muscle. What are you waiting for? Try using workout bands or tubes for your next workout, and please let me know how it goes — I love hearing from my readers. Best of luck, stay positive, and keep up the great work. Angie Gooding is a certified educator, ACE certified personal trainer, IFPA professional figure competitor, published author, wife and mother. She lives in Marysville and trains in either a private studio, or at Power Alley Fitness Gym. Please find her on Facebook or inspirefitnessandtraining.com.
- May 16, 2011 at 3:00PM updated May 17, 2011 at 5:01PM
DARRINGTON — The search remains ongoing for Marysville resident and former Arlington City Council member Daniel Anderson. Anderson, a 46-year-old Washington State Patrol trooper for 20 years, was off-duty when his spot locator signaled an emergency at 6:15 p.m. on May 15. He'd been part of a group that was biking and snowshoeing on the west side of the mountains, before he went hiking alone east across the Cascade Range from Granite Falls, with Holden Village near Stehekin as his planned destination.
- May 17, 2011 at 9:00PM updated May 18, 2011 at 8:13PM
Shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, one of the ground teams reported finding Dan Anderson in the Miner's Creek area, according to Rebecca Hover of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
- May 18, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 2:24PM
The Lakewood High School girls golf team captured their first Cascade Conference Championship, May 9, when they won the league tournament by besting last year’s champions King’s by one stroke and scoring enough points to jump from third place in the league standings to first place.
- May 25, 2011 at 8:47AM
The base commander of Naval Station Everett laughingly warned the members of the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce that they “live in interesting times,” which he admitted he wasn’t sure whether was a curse or not.
- May 25, 2011 at 8:49AM
In spite of gray skies and a bit of drizzle, the second annual “Cruzin for a Cure” car and bike show beat out last year’s registration numbers. “As of noon, we had 61 entrants registered,” said Mark Lilgreen, team captain for the event. “We only had 50 last year, but it was pouring rain that year.”
- May 27, 2011 at 7:53AM
Juicy ripe peaches, snapping fresh green beans, sweet raspberry jam, and crunchy dill pickles – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving fruits, vegetables, and meats requires a bit of knowledge, some time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.
- Jun 1, 2011 at 1:27PM
“There’s a lot of good information and good vibrations here today,” said Mel Sheldon Jr., chair of the Tulalip Tribes, to the crowd in the Tulalip Resort’s Orca Ballroom. “The goal and desire that we all share in common is to better our communities and our county.”
- Jun 2, 2011 at 7:00AM updated at 9:47AM
After opening to the public on June 1, the Fogdog Gallery will conduct its official grand opening on June 4. The new art gallery will share a space with the Petite Sweet Bakery, located at 318 N. Olympic Ave. in downtown Arlington.
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