Briefs (May 19)

Healthy Communities Day

MARYSVILLE – Kids and adults of all ages are invited to the free 10th Annual Healthy Communities Challenge Day June 2.

The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Allen Creek Elementary School, 6505 60th Dr. NE. Challenge Day features more than 70 health and fitness activities, including: fitness demonstrations, entertainment, arts and crafts, health checks

seed planting and free giveaways

Participants can also enjoy high-energy performances from Kung Fu 4 Kids and Rising Stars Gymnastics.

For more call Marysville parks at 360-363-8400 or visit

M’ville museum turns 1

MARYSVILLE – The one-year anniversary of the new Marysville Museum on Armar Road will be celebrated June 3.

The celebration will take place from noon to 4 p.m.

Linda Molitor with the historical society said there will be children’s games, speakers and a cake cutting at 1 p.m.

She said museum will be free that day.

“We want to get people here,” she said. “So many don’t seem to know about us.”

She added that there are some impressive new displays. One is about the military. The other is about founders of the city.

Accident in work zone

MARYSVILLE — A Wednesday morning crash that sent four people to the hospital and choked southbound I-5 traffic north of Marysville serves as a reminder to slow down in work zones, officials said.

The crash — involving two semi trucks and a pickup pulling a trailer — snarled traffic just south of Smokey Point. The Marysville Fire District reported that four people from Mount Vernon were removed from the wreck, one of whom had serious injuries. Another was reported in stable condition and two had minor injuries.

The Washington State Patrol reported that a semi truck driven by a British Columbia man crashed into the Dodge pickup pulling the trailer and another semi truck. The pickup and second semi had stopped for merging traffic near a construction zone at 4:23 a.m. The 63-year-old man who was driving the pickup was taken to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett, along with three passengers.

Two lanes of southbound I-5 were closed at the time. The cause of the crash was following too close and the driver was given a traffic citation, according to a State Patrol memo.

M’ville band to be at chamber carnival

MARYSVILLE – Along with amusement park rides, the Annual Chamber of Commerce Carnival will feature some entertainment this year.

The event runs June 7-10 in the field between Cabela’s and Home Depot at Quil Ceda Village in Tulalip.

The carnival is a fund-raiser for the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce. Director Bruce Norris and the Marysville City Band plans to perform on one of the days, weather permitting.

The carnival itself will feature all types of midway rides. Buy a wristband and ride all day for $25, $20 if you buy in advance. Hours are 4-10 p.m. that Thursday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. Check out the chamber booth at the Healthy Community Days at Allen Creek Elementary School June 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets for free rides will be given away, along with some stuffed animals, donated by the carnival vendor.

Older students help at school

ARLINGTON- A new program at Presidents Elementary School is allowing older students to work with younger ones who might need extra help with school work. The BAM Buddies is an intervention program that started this spring. There are 22 students in the program. “What makes this program unique is that instead of having a middle schooler or high schooler help at the school, the older elementary students are the ones mentoring the younger students,” said Mark Dolan, counselor at Presidents. Dolan plans to continue the program in the fall. He said one of the best things about it is the relationship it builds between the students. “I’ve seen them say ‘hi’ to each other in the hallways and at recess. We knew after the first week that this program was something special,” he said.

Fire displaces 3

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Fire District quickly extinguished a blaze that damaged a home and three cars Tuesday evening. Total damage is estimated at $140,000 with smoke and heat damage throughout the home. A neighbor reported flames coming from the garage in the 5300 block of 138th St NE just after 6:40 p.m. A man was inside sleeping. Neighbors woke him, and he unsuccessfully attempted to put out the fire using a garden hose. Firefighters extinguished the blaze in less than 30 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting three people displaced from the home. Marysville fire urges everyone to have working smoke alarms in their homes. It also urges residential fire sprinklers. Find out more at

Art due June 1

MARYSVILLE – Marysville and Tulalip have some budding young artists and performers, and their works and talents will be on display at the first-ever Creative Kids Performing & Visual Arts Show at the Marysville Strawberry Festival. The fun takes place from noon-5 p.m. June 16 in Totem Middle School’s Cafe, 1605 7th St. Admission is free. The event features a juried art show, student musical and dance performances, and hands-on kids art activities tables. Art show participation is open to students in grades 1st through 12th. The theme for artwork is “In harmony.” Registration forms are available on the festival website at Art categories include 2-D and 3-D art, photography and digital art. Submissions are due June 1, and can be dropped off at Marysville-Everett Ceramic Tile, Pinewood Elementary, Marysville Printing or 10th Street School.

Berry Run June 9

TULALIP – The Berry Run will again be part of the Marysville Strawberry Festival June 9 starting at 9 a.m. The 5-kilometer and 1-kilometer runs both start and end at the Tulalip Amphitheater. Participants can register online at Pre-registration deadline is June 4. Medals are awarded to winners and ribbons to those who place second and third in each of nine age categories. Participants 17 and younger pay their age plus $5. Those age 18 and older pay $25.

Larsen seeks support

ARLINGTON – Rick Larsen, D-2nd District, has announced he is running for re-election to Congress. He said he wants to strengthen the middle class in Northwest Washington, the area he represents. “My family has called this region home for over a century, and the shared values I grew up with have shaped my priorities in Congress. Being a champion of our middle class means building an economy that creates jobs, increasing access to education, protecting our environment, fighting the opioid epidemic, and ensuring our veterans have access to the care and resources they need,” his announcement says. It goes on to say the current Administrations has squeezed the middle class and stripped vital resources from communities. To volunteer or contribute go to

Local helps Wikipedia

ARLINGTON – Bruce Englehardt obviously loves the town of Arlington. He said he has spent the past few months writing and polishing the entry in Wikipedia about the city. He added that it has been promoted to the highest-quality rating awarded to entries on the site. He also said the Wikipedia entry for Arlington will appear on the website’s front page on May 20 to celebrate the 115th anniversary of incorporation by the city.

Classes at hospital

ARLINGTON – Three varied classes are being taught at Cascade Valley Hospital in June. A free Childbirth Education Class will take place June 4 from 5:30–7:30 p.m. for expectant parents. Pre-registration is required by calling 360-435-0242. A free class June 6 is about “What Everyone Should Know to Stop Bleeding After an Injury.” Participants will be given a list of items to create their own Stop the Bleed® emergency kit. Pre-registration is required for the 2-3 p.m. class by calling 360-814-2424. The AARP Driver Safety Program will be taught from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 30. Insurance companies are required to give a discount on auto insurance for those over age 55 who complete the course. Course fee is $15 for AARP members; $20 for non-members. Pre-registration required by calling 360-814-2424.

M-P offers discount sports physicals

MARYSVILLE – Anyone interested in participating in high school or middle school sports next year needs to get a physical.

Greg Erickson, Maryville School District athletic director, said physicals will be available from 4-7 p.m. June 12 at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School gym.

Cost is $25. They are for athletes in grades 7 to 12.

Not only is this a discounted price for athletes, but proceeds help the Booster Clubs at M-P and Marysville Getchell.

Appointments can be made beginning May 21 at 360-965-0000.

Antique appraiser at library

MARYSVILLE – Bette Belle, an expert antique appraiser for 29 years, will teach a session at the Marysville Library June 2 at 2 p.m. The session is called, “Antiques: A Valuable Collection of an Accumulation?”

If you have a collectible or antique that you think is valuable bring it with you. For more information call 360-568-2898 or go to

The library is located at 6120 Grove St.

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