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Marysville Fire Chief Martin McFalls is guided through the Marysville Community Food Bank's shopping line by volunteer Mark Poplar.

Food bank gives visitors the client experience

MARYSVILLE — Even if they'd visited the Marysville Community Food Bank before, they'd never experienced it like this.

Marysville Fire Chief Martin McFalls is guided through the Marysville Community Food Bank's shopping line by volunteer Mark Poplar.
Kindergarten teacher Becky Bartlett

Lakewood eases transition to kindergarten with open house

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood Elementary kicked off the Lakewood School District’s series of three kindergarten orientations and open houses from Sept. 2-3.

Kindergarten teacher Becky Bartlett

Building sold; Red Curtain Arts Center has to move again

MARYSVILLE — The Red Curtain Arts Center probably will have to find a new home, as the building has been sold.

Margo Ogilvie of Smokey Point was injured during the recent windstorm when a door smacked her in the face.

Woman hurt when hit by door during windstorm

SMOKEY POINT — A trip to her local drug store to pick up some prescriptions sent Margo Ogilvie to the hospital instead.

Margo Ogilvie of Smokey Point was injured during the recent windstorm when a door smacked her in the face.
A tree snapped in half

City, county take stock of windstorm impact

When 175,000 residents of Snohomish County lost power Aug. 29, PUD spokesman Neil Neroutsos noted it was the highest number since 1993.

A tree snapped in half
Marysville's Albert Maldonado checks out the 'sensory safari' offered by Woody Woods

Tulalip Cabela’s celebrates Outdoor Days

TULALIP — Wild animal pelts, handmade toy boats and duck calls highlighted Cabela's Fall Great Outdoor Days Aug. 15-16.

Marysville's Albert Maldonado checks out the 'sensory safari' offered by Woody Woods
Play It Again Sports co-owners Rob and Susan Scott have gone from the Holiday Inn Express to their new address at 115 Marysville Mall Way

Play It Again Sports moves downtown to serve more customers

MARYSVILLE — Five years after they first opened in Marysville, Play It Again Sports has moved to a new location, that affords them more space for the influx of customer traffic they've gotten over the years.

Play It Again Sports co-owners Rob and Susan Scott have gone from the Holiday Inn Express to their new address at 115 Marysville Mall Way
Owner Daniel Jolly welcomes customers to Clear Image Portrait Studio's new location at 1331 State Ave. in Marysville.

Clear Image Portrait Studio moves to new location

MARYSVILLE — Moving the Clear Image Portrait Studio three blocks south on State Avenue was not an easy decision for owner Daniel Jolly, but he believes it will ultimately benefit both his business and his customers, even if they miss a few of its familiar trappings.

Owner Daniel Jolly welcomes customers to Clear Image Portrait Studio's new location at 1331 State Ave. in Marysville.
Marysville Kloz 4 Kidz board member and volunteer Meg Rounds checks the group's stock of denim jeans

Kloz 4 Kidz needs more volunteers

MARYSVILLE — Seven years after it started, the Marysville Kloz 4 Kidz remains as open as ever to families in need.

Marysville Kloz 4 Kidz board member and volunteer Meg Rounds checks the group's stock of denim jeans
Vancouver Island's Bryce Edwards

Return of war canoe races to Tulalip brings families together

TULALIP — Vancouver Island's Bryce Edwards, 7, and Neah Bay's Sophia Venske, 10, were among the boys and girls who led off the Tulalip Tribes' first war canoe races in decades.

Vancouver Island's Bryce Edwards
Some of the dogs at the Scrub-A-Mutt event at Strawberry Fields in north Marysville also had their nails clipped.

Group cleans up trying to save dogs (slide show)

MARYSVILLE — For the eighth year, Strawberry Fields was swamped with dogs being bathed, towel-dried and trimmed. But in addition to pet grooming and vendors, this year's Scrub-A-Mutt officially dedicated itself to being "Save-A-Mutt."

Some of the dogs at the Scrub-A-Mutt event at Strawberry Fields in north Marysville also had their nails clipped.
Dell Deierling and Josh Brown of the Marysville Community Food Bank chat with Jan and Les Liner about becoming volunteers.

Red Curtain Volunteer Fair seeks recruits for community work

MARYSVILLE — If there's one need community service organizations share, as much as funds, it's people-power.

Dell Deierling and Josh Brown of the Marysville Community Food Bank chat with Jan and Les Liner about becoming volunteers.
Customer service representative Michelle Wetzel reviews a client's paperwork at the new Marysville branch of Coastal Community Bank.

Coastal Community Bank opens Marysville branch

MARYSVILLE — Erin Reynolds had been working for Coastal Community Bank for only a couple of weeks when the Oso slide hit last year.

Customer service representative Michelle Wetzel reviews a client's paperwork at the new Marysville branch of Coastal Community Bank.
Abbas Alnaji

Single dad with 3 kids opens ABC Learning Center in M’ville

MARYSVILLE — Abbas Alnahi was a single dad to three kids when he decided that he could provide childcare as good as anything he would have had to pay for.

Abbas Alnaji
As many as a thousand partygoers were estimated to have showed up at Allen Creek Elementary Aug. 5.

Grove Church serves community through block parties

MARYSVILLE — School's still out for summer, but that didn't stop the party at Allen Creek Elementary Aug. 5, as The Grove Church continued its nearly week-long celebration throughout the Marysville community.

As many as a thousand partygoers were estimated to have showed up at Allen Creek Elementary Aug. 5.
Marysville Fire Battalion Chief K. Scott Goodale speaks with City Council member Rob Toyer at the fire chief candidates' July 23 meet-and-greet with the public at Marysville Fire District Station 62.

Fire chief candidates compare themselves to firefighting equipment

MARYSVILLE — The finalists for Marysville's next fire chief found themselves being asked to compare themselves to fire equipment in the midst of a July 23 meet-and-greet with the public. The candidates were to face their July 24 interviews with city officials.

Marysville Fire Battalion Chief K. Scott Goodale speaks with City Council member Rob Toyer at the fire chief candidates' July 23 meet-and-greet with the public at Marysville Fire District Station 62.
Showing the Marysville waterfront could be used for recreational activities

City workers lead by example: Get healthy, use the waterfront

MARYSVILLE — In its continuing efforts to encourage citizens to lead healthier lifestyles and use its recreational amenities, Marysville employees sought to lead by example with their first triathlon at Ebey Waterfront Park July 23.

Showing the Marysville waterfront could be used for recreational activities
Participants in the Relay for Life in Marysville let off balloons in honor of the cancer survivors.

Donations not only way people can help cancer patients

MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Tulalip Relay For Life not only showed its support for those who have fought cancer, but also offered avenues for others to contribute year round.

Participants in the Relay for Life in Marysville let off balloons in honor of the cancer survivors.
The new farmer's market in Marysville offers fresh food

Items go fast as farmers market returns to M’ville

MARYSVILLE — People were obviously excited to have a farmers market back in Marysville after about a decade without one.

The new farmer's market in Marysville offers fresh food
The Marysville Strawberry Festival float glides down State Avenue during the Grand Parade June 20. Maryfest volunteers accompany the royalty on the float.

75,000 attend annual night parade in Marysville (slide show)

MARYSVILLE – About 75,000 people attended the Marysville Strawberry Festival Grand Parade June 20, event organizers said.

The Marysville Strawberry Festival float glides down State Avenue during the Grand Parade June 20. Maryfest volunteers accompany the royalty on the float.