Shakespeare in two parks, Mt. Vernon’s McIntyre Hall

Several Shakespeare shows are going on in the area this weekend.

  • Jul 30, 2008

Author of ‘Stream and Light’ visits BookWorks

A resident of Tulalip, J.R. (Judith) Nakken attempted mayhem before using stories to turn her life around.

  • Jul 23, 2008

Gardeners love the “f” word

It’s true that there are certain words in the English vocabulary that evoke a very predictable response. In the case of gardeners, it’s the “F” word. Now don’t panic. This is not going to be an “R” rated column and I have no intention of using the queen mother of cuss words throughout this text. But there is a four-letter word that starts with “F” that sends gardeners into a whirling fit of ecstasy. That word of course is FREE.

  • Jul 23, 2008

Edwards, Nydegger in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

An Arlington resident, Ryan Edwards plays Lefou, the nutty sidekick of Gaston, in his sixth show with the Stanwood-Camano Island-based musical theater group, Lyric Light Opera, which is presenting “Beauty and the Beast,” the story of a strong-willed young woman who, through the power of love, breaks a spell that turned a handsome young prince into a hideous beast.

  • Jul 9, 2008

Update on Arlington’s Fourth of July celebration

ARLINGTON — The Fourth of July in Arlington begins with Pancakes in the Park at 7 a.m., in Haller Park, when registration for the Pedal, Paddle, Puff runs from 8 - 9 a.m. until the race starts at 10:30 a.m. The Pedal, Paddle, Puff triathlon begins at Haller Park with the bicyclists riding up river to River Meadows County Park on Jordan Road. The paddlers in canoes and kayaks then proceed down stream back to Haller Park, where they hand the baton to the runners (a.k.a. puffers). The runners head east on Burke Street to Twin Rivers Park and back to Haller Park.

  • Jul 2, 2008

Glowen’s gardens inspired by crop circles in Europe

The artist who created the “Overhead Underfoot” works on display in the Arlington City Council Chambers, Kathryn Glowen is always coming up with some new idea. This past year, she spent all winter sewing “yoyos” out of vintage silk ties and instead of using them on a pillow or a quilt like most people, she assembled the little puckered wads of silk into circles and various patterns on paper and added some paint in a body of work she calls “Wonder/Allotment Gardens.”

  • Jun 25, 2008

June — time for spring planting

Normally, most of us think of June as summer. After all, June is when our kids go on summer vacation. June also contains the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. In fact, after June 21, the days actually start getting shorter (now there’s a depressing thought). So the feeling that June should be summer is fairly normal. Except that in the northwest, summer really doesn’t start until July (some would say July 5th).

  • Jun 25, 2008

Marysville family involved in Northwest Savoyards ‘The Music Man’

Last year’s Strawberry Festival Ambassador, Brooklynn El Fattal learned a lot of dance routines this year for her performance in the Northwest Savoyards’ production of “The Music Man.” She and her two sisters are performing as River City Teens and River City Kids in the chorus of Meredith Willson’s musical about a fast-talking traveling salesman who intends to con the people of River City until he falls for Marian the librarian.

  • Jun 11, 2008

Harvey exhibits 33 paintings at Lake Steven’s City Hall

Arlington artist Christina Harvey is showing 33 paintings at Lake Steven’s City Hall. Harvey grew up in a family of artists and received a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1976. She worked as a technical illustrator and graphic designer, painting on the side through the years. Now since she retired in 2002, Harvey is very happy to have time to focus on painting, averaging about 18 paintings a year.

  • May 14, 2008

Shakespeare, just like the ol’ days

ARLINGTON — Five actors are playing all the parts in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” complete with sword fighting and vials of poison, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center Friday, May 16.

  • May 14, 2008

AHS jazz bands ‘Swing into Spring’

Jazz musicians of Arlington High School had an exciting weekend last week at the Reno Jazz Festival, complete with earthquake.

  • May 7, 2008

Copper artist joins Camano’s Mother’s Day Art Tour

Offering copper sculptures, pen and ink drawings and sculpted ceramic fish by Arlington artists Rodney Patzer, Rocky Barrick and Marguerite Goff, among many other artists from around Puget Sound, the 10th annual Camano Island Studio Tour has become a popular Mother’s Day tradition among the art community of north Snohomish County.

  • May 7, 2008

‘Generations’ of art and culture of the Tulalip Tribes

Carvings, metal sculptures, blown and cast glass, prints, weavings, baskets, clothing, musical instruments and jewelry by members of the Tulalip Tribes will be featured in this year’s Art Education in Action exhibit presented by the Arts Council of Snohomish County.

  • Apr 30, 2008

Lakewood student sings in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

A student at English Crossing Elementary School in Lakewood, Ciara Nawrocki, 10, sings in the chorus of a new 3D Alice in Wonderland presented by META Performing Arts through May 4 at McIntyre Hall, Skagit Valley College, in Mount Vernon.

  • Apr 30, 2008

AHS students revive ‘Our Town’

As preparation for this year’s spring play. “Our Town,” students from Arlington High School took a tour of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum recently. They were escorted through the museum by pioneers Ruth and Harry Yost, who showed them furniture, tools and various equipment the students had never seen before.

  • Apr 23, 2008

Vanessa Thompson releases ‘Vanessa’

Vanessa Thompson and her dad, Jim Thompson, are busy planning her CD release party which will be in the Baltic Room in Seattle Thursday, April 24. The first half of the event is by invitation only, but it will be opened to the public at 9:30 p.m. Admisssion is $5.

  • Apr 23, 2008

‘Peanuts’ comes to life

Everett — A Marysville actor, Nick Dominski has a lead role as Charlie Brown No. 1 in the KIDSTAGE production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a musical based on Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts,” directed in Everett by Kati Nickerson, the founding director of KIDSTAGE.

  • Apr 10, 2008

LHS drama students present ‘Arsenic & Old Lace’

The Brewster family members are quite the characters and Lakewood High School students portray them well in their production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” which was presented Friday evening, March 28 and Saturday afternoon, March 29.

  • Apr 10, 2008