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Arlington residents take field trip to get to know their public schools

ARLINGTON – Elijah Moore, an eighth-grader at Post Middle School, smiled. A…

 

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Veterans Day parade (slide show)

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Veterans Day parade went underway this morning.

  • Nov 14th, 2016

 

Arlington School District moves ahead to sell 180-acre site once planned for high school

ARLINGTON - The Arlington School District is selling a 180-acre property on…

 

Decorative holiday candles on street poles cast final glow; new banners coming

ARLINGTON – The decorative candles mounted on street poles in Arlington around…

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Presidents Elementary students learn to find the ‘Leader In Me’

ARLINGTON — When Jennifer Jensen's third-grade students took scissors to magazines in her class at Presidents Elementary, they were "Thinking Win/Win."

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Teens participate in a craft program at the Arlington Library recently. More events are planned for teens and younger children at the library this summer.

Arlington Library keeps kids & teens busy & thinking during summer months

ARLINGTON — As the end of school approaches, families might be wondering how to keep their kids entertained over the summer, while still keeping their minds active.

Teens participate in a craft program at the Arlington Library recently. More events are planned for teens and younger children at the library this summer.
Kara Blackwood as Penny paints a picture of Austin Shepherd.

‘Can’t take it with you’ but you can watch LHS play

LAKEWOOD — Lakewood High School might be on spring break, but its Drama Club is still working feverishly through its vacation to prepare for the April 15 debut of ''You Can't Take It With You.'' The three-act romantic comedy is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play that was also made into an Academy Award-winning film.

Kara Blackwood as Penny paints a picture of Austin Shepherd.
H.U.G.E. Men of God participants son Josh and father Dave Lord get into the spirit at the Arlington Assembly of God Jan. 26.

H.U.G.E. Men of God give Christian men a haven of fellowship

ARLINGTON — Tony Bravo dedicated his life to Jesus after kicking a year-long addiction to heroin, but it's been through the H.U.G.E. Men of God that he's found a place of fellowship.

H.U.G.E. Men of God participants son Josh and father Dave Lord get into the spirit at the Arlington Assembly of God Jan. 26.
Post Middle School eighth-grade teacher Heidi Graham and students Siena Leighton

Post Middle School students sum themselves up in 6 words

ARLINGTON — Heidi Graham's eighth-grade students at Post Middle School agreed that it's harder to sum up who you are in six words than in 500.

Post Middle School eighth-grade teacher Heidi Graham and students Siena Leighton
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Santa & Elsa pose for photos, collect for food bank (slide show)

ARLINGTON — Families started lining up at Cascade Valley Hospital at 3:30 p.m. for the 5 p.m. start of photos with Santa and characters from Disney's Frozen Dec. 4.

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This nativity set was acquired in Ecuador

After a year off, Arlington Nativity Festival returns (slide show)

SMOKEY POINT — After a year off last year, the Arlington Nativity Festival is returning for its fourth year at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Smokey Point, from Thursday through Sunday, Dec. 10-13.

This nativity set was acquired in Ecuador
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Arlington family honored for work with 3-D printed hands

ARLINGTON — What became a worldwide community devoted to supplying people with prosthetic limbs started out as an Arlington dad's nerdy hobby.

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This year's Lakewood High School Drama group production of 'It's a Wonderful Life' includes a cast of more than two dozen actors.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ returns to Lakewood

LAKEWOOD — Last year's first-time experiment has become this year's winter tradition as the Lakewood High School Drama group will present "It's a Wonderful Life" for the second season in a row.

This year's Lakewood High School Drama group production of 'It's a Wonderful Life' includes a cast of more than two dozen actors.
Helga Halverson of Marysville has a quilt looked at by Sheryl Tucker of Stanwood Nov. 14.

Date shift helps Stilly center’s bazaar

SMOKEY POINT — A shift from October to November proved to be a good move for the Stillaguamish Senior Center's annual fall bazaar, which drew more vendors and shoppers than previous years Nov. 14.

Helga Halverson of Marysville has a quilt looked at by Sheryl Tucker of Stanwood Nov. 14.
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‘Pink Night Out’ makes breast health less intimidating

ARLINGTON — Every October, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Michelle Crawford and her friends swing by the Cascade Valley Hospital for the first leg of a ''Mammograms and Margaritas'' night.

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Chicago's Joe Mazzone finishes first in the 5K race of the Centennial Sk8 Festival Oct. 10-11.

Skateboards race in spite of rain

ARLINGTON — Joe Mazzone came all the way from Chicago to skateboard in Arlington, so he wasn't about to let a little rain discourage him, even when it turned into a lot of rain.

Chicago's Joe Mazzone finishes first in the 5K race of the Centennial Sk8 Festival Oct. 10-11.
A tug-of-war was one of the most competitive and exciting events of the day.

‘Viking Fest’ brings historic heritage to life in Arlington

ARLINGTON — While myths of vikings who wore horned helmets and behaved like barbarians might persist in the media, visitors to Arlington's downtown Oct. 3 received some hands-on lessons about the real history of viking cultures, during the city and Down Arlington Business Association's first "Viking Fest."

A tug-of-war was one of the most competitive and exciting events of the day.
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Voices of the Village provides outlet for adults with developmental disabilities

ARLINGTON — "It's just a surrounding of unconditional love," Margaret McClure said of Voices of the Village. "When people don't have a voice and you hand them a microphone, they treasure the sound of their own voice. Those who are non-verbal are often not heard, and they can come to think that no one cares about them. This band gives them an opportunity to be heard."

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Arlington Legion honors POWs, MIAs

ARLINGTON — The Arlington American Legion Post 76 Lounge has already had its POW/MIA table on display for more than a year.

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Renee Miller of the Pioneer Association helps Presley Henry

‘Pioneer Days’ teaches kids about the old ways

ARLINGTON — Lakewood 10-year-old Maddie Telschow is no stranger to typing on a variety of electronic devices, but the old-fashioned typewriter at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Hall proved a more intimidating prospect.

Renee Miller of the Pioneer Association helps Presley Henry