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Bicyclist for brain cancer awareness stops in Marysville

MARYSVILLE — Bicyclist Paul Rodriguez arrived in Marysville during a typical bout of Pacific Northwest weather, but in his five years of pedaling across the country to raise awareness for brain cancer, it was hardly the worst storm that the Jacksonville, Fla., native has weathered.

Union workers picket outside Totem Middle School

MARYSVILLE — The negotiations between the Marysville School District and the Service Employees International Union Local 925 escalated when about 30 employees braved the cold, wet weather Dec. 14 to picket outside Totem Middle School. That came after close to 50 picketed the district's service center Dec. 11.

Native Bazaar showcases traditional crafts (slide show)

TULALIP — The annual Native Bazaar wrapped its second and final weekend Dec. 5-6, with 32 Tulalip Tribal artists and crafters joined by four others from non-Tulalip tribes at the Don Hatch Jr. Youth Center.

Tulalip Beef Jerky Outlet offers flavors for every taste

TULALIP — Walk into the Tulalip Beef Jerky Outlet, and there's a good chance that owner Tom Miller will try to give you a guided tour.

Marysville battles the weather to bring back the Holiday Tour of Lights

MARYSVILLE — While most people still associate the winter holidays more with snowfall, city of Marysville maintenance workers have been battling strong winds and heavy rains to get the Cedarcrest Golf Course ready for the fifth annual Holiday Tour of Lights.

Merrysville for the Holidays celebrates the season in spite of the weather (slide show)

MARYSVILLE — Comeford Park was drenched but festive through the afternoon and evening of Dec. 5, as the 27th annual Merrysville for the Holidays marked the start of the season.

Marysville parents visit military kids for Thanksgiving

MARYSVILLE — With a son in the Navy and a daughter in the Coast Guard, Marysville's Katherine and David Girard have grown accustomed to holidays without their kids.

Let’s talk turkey, and pizza, too

MARYSVILLE — “There’s nothing like pizza for Thanksgiving,” Marysville Community Food Bank Director Dell Deierling laughed, as his crew of 45 volunteers handed out frozen Pizza Hut pizzas, along with more than 220 frozen turkeys, to the food bank’s Thanksgiving basket recipients Nov. 20.

‘Small but sweet show’ successful

MARYSVILLE — Pam Braegelmann pored over Sheryl Becker's assortment of pastel-hued pepper sprays, stun-guns and automobile emergency supplies.

Taste of Tulalip raises money for vets

TULALIP — It was a night for festive song, flavorful cuisine and terrible impressions of Marlon Brando in The Godfather, but it was also a moment to honor those who had sacrificed on behalf of others.

Kids learn life-saving skills at fair

TULALIP — ''So if it looks like someone needs CPR, first we ask ourselves, is it safe?'' Jessie Chen, a volunteer for the American Red Cross of Snohomish County, told the kids at the Tulalip Boys & Girls Club on Nov. 13. ''Then we ask them, 'Are you okay?' Then, if they don't respond, we tell someone, 'You, call 911!'''

State legislators meet with MSEPTSA

MARYSVILLE — Representatives of the Marysville Special Education PTSA have made frequent trips to Olympia to lobby state legislators, but Nov. 10 marked the first time that was reciprocated.

Food bank on verge of record-setting all-city drive

MARYSVILLE — Those looking to support the Marysville Community Food Bank through the annual All-City Food Drive still have a chance to break the event's records for food and money donations on Saturday, Nov. 14, when the Marysville Walmart sets out its big red barrels.

M’ville closes in on record for food donations for holidays

MARYSVILLE - Those looking to support the Marysville Community Food Bank through the annual All-City Food Drive still have a chance to break the event's records for food and money donations on Saturday, Nov. 14, when the Marysville Walmart sets out its big red barrels.

Toyer comments on victory

MARYSVILLE — In the only contested race in Marysville, for Position 5 on the City Council, first-term incumbent Rob Toyer received 60.5 percent, or 2,452 votes, while challenger Clarence Shaw received 38.81 percent, or 1,573 votes.

Third Street, YMCA celebrate Halloween (slide show)

MARYSVILLE — Among all the comic book superheroes, Disney princesses, action figures, video game characters and horror movie villains to descend on Third Street Oct. 31, there was only one Jake from State Farm.

UPDATE: Community copes with trauma of school shooting one year later (slide show)

MARYSVILLE — The one-year anniversary of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting was marked with a walk on the stadium's track Oct. 24, with participants including survivor Nate Hatch.

Students reflect on journey toward becoming ‘M-P Stronger’

MARYSVILLE – The home field stands at Marysville-Pilchuck's Quil Ceda stadium were packed to the rafters with students, parents, school district staff, government officials and community members Oct. 24. They came together to observe the one-year anniversary of the high school shooting by proclaiming "M-P Stronger" after having time to heal.

MSEPTSA Fun Fair connects families with resources

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Special Education PTSA's annual Fun Fair is not only its primary fundraiser, but also helps connect families with special-needs students to community organizations that can assist them.

90-year-old Marysville man still scuba diving

MARYSVILLE — James Monaco gave himself the 90th birthday present of going scuba diving in the Caribbean.