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From left Jacob Martin, Abi Swanson, Lyle Forde and Tom Almi celebrate another successful year at the Pacific Vocal Jazz Festival at Bellevue Community College Jan. 26, after Martin and Swanson were chosen as Outstanding Soloists for their jazz singing. Last years AHS soloist winners who are now studying at BCC, Mia Gonzales and John Tezak, offered special performances at the festival. The entire Jazzmine choir won third place out of 15 outstanding choirs from across Washington state. Jazzmine is now preparing its annual dinner show, which is set for Feb. 23, 24 and March 2, 3 and 4 at the AHS commons. Tickets are available at Flowers By George and Arlington Pharmacy.
EVERETT After 30 years of directing drama productions at Arlington High School, Sue Weingarten has recruited some of her former students to act in the new production of The Sound of Music, which Weingarten is directing for the Northwest Savoyards in Everett. She retired from AHS in 2003.
MARYSVILLE Bad guy issues have the city reaching into reserves to shore up the 2006 budget with additional money, but the money-losing golf course may be turning the corner.
MARYSVILLE Marysvilles new police chief is Rick Smith, a veteran precinct commander of the Vancouver, Wash., Police Department.
MARYSVILLE It was the hottest ticket in town last weekend and promises to be a longstanding Marysville tradition: the second annual Father-Daughter dance drew a sold-out crowd to Cedarcrest Middle School last Saturday.
MARYSVILLE A new city law will give property owners a maximum of four days to clean or cover graffiti, or they could face fines of $25 dollars a day for each violation.
10 Years Ago 1997
Jared Middleton, Riel Gagnon, Joe Gagnon, and (not pictured) Luke Gagnon and Pat Bouillet, of Wayne Gagnon Masonry, of Marysville, install bricks at the new Weinerschnitzel fast food store located east of the new Oil Can Henrys on 172nd Street
LAKEWOOD KMPS 94.1 FM normally doesnt award its Student of the Week title to more than one student for the same week, but for Lakewood Middle School eighth-graders Jamie Due and Michelle Schoon, the radio station made an exception Jan. 26.
LAKEWOOD Lakewood Elementary School students received age-appropriate lessons on respecting the cultures and backgrounds of several different ethnic groups at the schools annual Celebrating Differences diversity event Feb. 1-2.
Jillian Pratt of Lake Stevens works on a Valentine at the Marysville YMCA family activity night on Feb. 10, with her father Chris, at left. The YMCA holds several family fun nights throughout the year on Easter, Halloween and other times. This is the seventh or eighth year the program has been going, according to Vickie Southern, family director for the Y. The idea of the parent and child program is that it gives parents a positive way to interact with their kids, Southern said. The Y has two family activity nights each month, usually on Tuesday nights. Other special events include the annual diversity celebration in May, the Healthy Kids Day and outdoor movies on an inflatable projection screen. We try to aim it so its good for families with little kids, Southern said.
MARYSVILLE The fourth annual golf tournament to benefit Families and Friends of Violent Crime Victims will be held July 20 at Cedarcrest Golf Course, as the summer classic becomes an even more essential funding source for the statewide group.
SMOKEY POINT It was a different kind of graduation recently as the Tulalip Tribes put their hands up for 46 recent graduates and a Tribal member won a coveted teaching award from the University of Arizona.
MARYSVILLE Marysville is turning the heat up in the campus selection stakes, approving up to $100,000 for a public relations consultant to help fine tune their proposals before the Nov. 15 final deadline.
EVERETT City leaders are in the forefront of efforts to fight hiring discrimination against the families of service personnel.
TULALIP As Marysville licks its lips over prospects for landing a new University of Washington branch campus, owners of more than 200 acres on the Tulalip Indian Reservation say their proposal to host the college is valid and tenable.
SEVEN LAKES At least 185 acres near Lake Goodwin will never be developed.
MARYSVILLE The federal government will be watching a new city program closely to see how well it does at cutting the fat off local citizens.
10 years ago 1997
MARYSVILLE They even got to spend a little time at Disney World.