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The following are the Top 10 sports stories for 2013 for the Marysville Globe's website, www.marysvilleglobe.com.
MARYSVILLE — At approximately 3:58 p.m. on Aug. 14, Marysville Police responded to a single motorcycle collision that had just occurred in the 6800 block of 58 Street NE. The rider, a 51-year-old Marysville man, was suffering from a serious head injury when police arrived. The man was transported by air to Harborview Medical Center for his injuries. The cause of the collision was not immediately apparent. The collision is under investigation by Marysville Police.
MARYSVILLE — The 80th annual Marysville Strawberry Festival is picking up the pace with its culminating weekend.
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville community's fifth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration takes place May 6. The Marysville Community Coalition has partnered with the Marysville School District and other community organizations to sponsor this event, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Totem Middle School cafeteria, located at 1605 Seventh St.
MARYSVILLE — CrossFit of Marysville, located in Suite B on 1528 Third Street, will be hosting a "Throw Down for Charity" from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 7.
TULALIP — The Boom City Swap Meet will open for business on May 7 and continue on Saturdays and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Swap Meet welcomes a variety of vendors, offering goods ranging from antiques and handmade crafts to traditional salmon dinners.
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Fire District has laid off three of its firefighters and four of its other staff members, effective immediately. According to Marysville Fire Chief Greg Corn, the Fire District's six-member Board of Directors voted unanimously on April 20 to lay off not only the three firefighters, but also one full-time and three part-time administrative positions. He added that the District's general operating expenses will be reduced by $190,000, and its reserve fund transfers will be reduced by $400,000. Reserve fund transfers are necessary to fund capital purchases. This leaves the District with 86 remaining firefighters, out of a total of 93 full-time and 25 part-time staff members. One of the administrative layoffs was Kristen Thorstenson, public education specialist and information officer for the District. Although the District had already enacted a number of budget reductions prior to these latest cuts, Corn noted that this is the first time the District has laid off personnel to ensure its own sustainability into the future.
MARYSVILLE — Jennings Park will be hopping for Easter this weekend. The Jennings Park Barn, located at 6915 Armar Rd., will host its annual Easter egg hunt April 23 from 10-11 a.m. More than 10,000 plastic eggs filled with candy and prizes will be hidden in and around the Jennings Memorial Park Rotary Ranch, for Easter egg hunters as old as 8, with a limit of eight eggs per child.
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Kiwanis Club not only turned last year's Kenneth J. Ploeger Kiwanis Memorial Scholarship Concert into an annual event, but also scored huge gains in both its attendance and its earnings. Marysville Kiwanis Concert Coordinator Penelope Ploeger, Ken's widow, reported that last year's concert drew as many as 100 attendees and netted proceeds of $150. According to Ploeger, an estimated 250 audience members turned out to the Marysville-Pilchuck High School auditorium this year on March 18, raising roughly $800 for the scholarship in her late husband's name.
MARYSVILLE — The YMCA's annual Health Kids Day returns to Marysville on April 16. The Marysville Y will host the free event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to help local families overcome obstacles toward leading healthier lives, by learning how to become more physically active on a day-to-day basis. This year's events aim to engage entire families in physical activity through healthy all-ages games and activities such as Zumba. The Marysville Y will also provide information on nutrition and water safety skills, as well as fitness testing and screenings for dental, vision and hearing. Contacts for community resources will also be on hand to answer questions.
TULALIP — The Tulalip Amphitheatre is expected to host more than 1,100 walkers for the Walk MS fundraiser on April 2. The three-mile walk itself is set to kick off at 9:30 a.m., after an 8:30 a.m. registration followed by a short program at 9 a.m. Walk MS is the largest annual fundraiser of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and MS Society supporters can participate as individuals, join a team or start a team. The public can also support walkers by making donations in their names at www.walkmsnorthwest.org.
MARYSVILLE — Area dog-lovers will be able to pitch in for pooches with a "Yappy Hour." WineStyles is hosting a May 14 wine-tasting fundraiser to help support this year's Poochapalooza by the Marysville Dog Owners Group. The event will run from 1-4 p.m. and will benefit the "Strawberry Fields for Rover" off-leash dog park at the Strawberry Athletic Field. The proceeds from each $20 ticket will be split in half between WineStyles and M-DOG, and will buy each ticket-holder five wine-tastings and one glass of Mutt Lynch Wine, as well as appetizers throughout the event. M-DOG receives an additional $10 for each purchase of three or more bottles or wine.
SMOKEY POINT — Motorcycle riders will be taking to the roads on behalf on guide dogs June 18, and Sound Harley-Davidson is taking part. Riders will roll out from Smokey Point by 10 a.m. for the ninth annual "Puppy Putt," a charity motorcycle ride to benefit Guide Dogs of America. Riders from Sound Harley-Davidson, located at 16212 Smokey Point Blvd. in Marysville, and Northwest Harley-Davidson in Lacey will ride toward Seattle, stopping at sponsors along the way. The two groups will meet at the end of the poker run at the Machinists Union Hall, at 9125 15th Pl. S in Seattle, for an afternoon of motorcycle-themed fun, food and music.
MARYSVILLE — The Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce will soon begin its 2011 Board nomination process. Business owners and leaders interested in serving on the Chamber's Board of Directors should apply to the Chamber no later than March 14.
MARYSVILLE — Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring is inviting the city's citizens to join him for another "coffee klatch." The Marysville City Council Chambers will serve as the site for this community get-together from 10-11:30 a.m. on March 22.
MARYSVILLE — Marysville University invites the city's citizens to register for a free one-night civics class that will offer an inside look at the Marysville Police Department and the law enforcement services it provides to the community. The class is called "Marysville Police: Protecting Our Community, Preventing and Solving Crime," and will take place between 6:30-9 p.m. on March 30 in the Marysville City Council Chambers, on the second floor of Marysville City Hall at 1049 State Ave.
MARYSVILLE — Jean Glab was born only 11 years after the Wright brothers flew their first glider in 1900, and she's still around to tell the tales of the century of history she's witnessed since then. Glab, a resident of the Marysville Care Center, celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 20, surrounded by more than 50 family members and guests, as well as fellow residents at the facility. Her party included not only the usual cake, flowers and balloons, but also a slideshow of her 100 years, to give a historical context for the changes she's lived through.
MARYSVILLE — Those with surplus electronic equipment will be able to dispose of it without waste or harm to the environment. Electronics recycling company E-Waste invites anyone with old, broken or used electronics to bring their gear to Pacific Power Batteries, located at 720 Cedar Ave. in Marysville, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on March 12.
MARYSVILLE — In spite of winter weather interfering with their schedule, the budding young dramatists of Shoultes Elementary are still on track to to present their annual school play. This year's production will be a performance of "The Wizard of Oz" at 2 p.m. on March 17 and at 7 p.m. on March 18.