ARLINGTON — Hubb's Pizza was bustling with at least 40 birthday party guests on the already busy afternoon of Dec. 7, but the occasion wasn't just a chance for siblings Landon and Payton Countryman to have fun and receive gifts, since the roughly 25 presents that they got actually went to those who needed them more.
ARLINGTON — The Arlington Community Food Bank benefitted from a larger-than-expected holiday donation from the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians this year, which presented $100,000 each to not only the Arlington Community Food Bank, but also the Stanwood/Camano Food Bank and Northwest Harvest on Dec. 7.
ARLINGTON — On Saturday, Dec. 7, at 5 p.m., Hubb’s Pizza will be hosting a birthday party whose birthday boys are asking their guests to give presents not to them, but to other children, whose needs are greater than their own.
ARLINGTON — Arlington Youth Cheer started the month of December with a burst of seasonally spirited giving, by buying slightly more than $2,000 worth of food, toys, clothing and blankets for the Arlington Community Food Bank.
SMOKEY POINT — Jake’s House Prayer & Worship Center, located in Suite 105 at 18824 Smokey Point Blvd., is looking to restart its on-again, off-again food bank program on Friday, Dec. 13, from 12:30-2:30 p.m., and continue it every Friday at the same time, through the winter holidays and beyond.
ARLINGTON — For more than two decades, the Arlington Fire Department has been delighting local children, and helping the Arlington Community Food Bank stock its shelves for the holidays, through its annual "Santa Run" food drive, and from Dec. 6-15, Arlington firefighters and community volunteers will again be escorting Santa Claus on a festively decorated fire truck through several of the town's neighborhoods during the evenings.
ARLINGTON — The Arlington cold weather shelter began its December rotation through the community's churches at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on the evening of Dec. 2, but it didn't receive its first guests for the month until the following night, at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church on Dec. 3.
ARLINGTON — For eight years after their 26-year-old son Cameron passed away from cancer, Magic Shears co-owners Randy and Debbie Howell donated items to the oncology department of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center of Seattle, but as they planned their collection drive last year, the Arlington couple decided to focus on the needs of those a bit closer to home.
ARLINGTON — Outgoing Snohomish County Council member John Koster was honored by the Arlington City Council, including his successor Ken Klein, on Dec. 2 for his work on behalf of the citizens of the city of Arlington and the county as a whole.
ARLINGTON — Arlington American Legion Post 76 has raised money for more than 20 years to buy toys for the children of families who receive holiday food baskets from the Arlington Community Food Bank, but this year, they can’t do it alone.
EVERETT — The Arc of Snohomish County's Parent/Family Coalition is inviting community members to its 2013 Legislative Forum on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 6:30-8 p.m. in the Weyerhaeuser Room on the fourth floor of the Everett Station at 3201 Smith Ave.
ARLINGTON — Weller Funeral Home invites members of the surrounding community to take part in its 13th annual Holiday Remembrance Gathering at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, to honor the lives of their loved ones, both veterans and civilians.
ARLINGTON — Veterans Day isn't the only holiday during which past and present service members can find a hot meal at the Arlington American Legion Post 76 Lounge, located at 115 N. Olympic Ave.
ARLINGTON — Monday, Nov. 11, will see the return of the annual Veterans Day Parade to downtown Arlington, as well as the return of Arlington American Legion Post 76’s free dinner for all veterans.
ARLINGTON — As Studio 5 Hair Design has celebrated its 10-year anniversary in Arlington this year, its employees are again devoting the fall and winter to showing the local community how much they appreciate their support.
The Stillaguamish Athletic Club will be hosting its fifth annual Health and Fitness Fair from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.
ARLINGTON — Tanner Gaskin was honored by the city of Arlington on Monday, Oct. 21, for his Eagle Scout project, earlier in the year, to install a road and parking pads for 12 campsites at the Country Charm Conservation and Recreation Area.
ARLINGTON — The National Day of Service and Remembrance project to paint a fence in the Arlington Heights neighborhood, whose preparation work ran from Sept. 11-13, was finally completed on Saturday, Oct. 5, nearly a full month after its originally scheduled completion date of Sept. 14.
Laurie Cadwallader has served the Arlington community as a registered nurse at Cascade Valley Hospital for 32 years, but members of the community are looking to give back to her in the wake of her cancer diagnosis.
ARLINGTON — "At least now everyone will know where Lebanon Park is," laughed Mike Conner, the Arlington Garden Club treasurer who's maintained the small and often-forgotten park on the southwest end of Olympic Avenue, as a decorative sign designating the property was unveiled on Wednesday, Oct. 16.