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  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

Marysville artist John Vistaunet is part of a group show of landscapes and figurative works in pastels at the Solovei Art Gallery June 3 - 28. Along with Vistaunet's outstanding nudes, the show also includes works by Helen Feeney, Janet Hamilton, Karla Matzke and Joe MacKechnie. An artists' reception is planned from 2-6 p.m., Saturday, June 7 at 2804 Grand Ave. in Everett. For more information call 425-501-2448.

Three choral groups offer various music

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

Three distinct groups of singers with members from Arlington and Marysville are offering an assortment of choral music this weekend the Northwest Sound Chorus, the Northern Sound Girls Choir and the Everett Chorale.

Dancers salute the movies

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

ARLINGTON Classics from the silver screen will be honored by the Star Energy Performing Company of the Arlington School of Dance at its spring recital June 6 and 7 at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School.

McElroy siblings offer recitals June 8

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:29PM

Colleen McElroy, Arlington High School senior, and Eric McElroy, AHS sophomore, will each present a recital Sunday, June 8, at Arlington United Church, 338 N. McLeod Ave.

This is the season when the stars come out

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:46PM

This is the season when local newspapers bloom with photos of bright young achievers who won awards for having spent their time well. Valedictorians, scholarship winners, honors for excellence. Stars, all of them. Readers happily devour their stories, grateful for such good young people. The young winners are grateful for the parents, grandmas, grandpas, teachers, mentors, pastors and friends who helped them on their way. And we are thankful for how they shine against a societal background of violence and prejudice. Because of how they stand above rampant wrong-doing and laziness, this new crop of stars restores hope for our future.

Skin Cancer

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:46PM

Years ago, I forget how many, but at least 20, someone gave me a picture they took of me and I was surprised to notice a brown spot about the size of a quarter on my cheek. It's not that I hadn't ever noticed it before but if it was becoming significant enough to catch the eye in a photograph, I figured I should look into it. I delved into the American Medical Association's Family Medical Guide, where I learned I was sporting what's called a pre-cancerous skin spot caused by over exposure to the sun many years ago.

Changing to better serve our communities

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:46PM

This week's issues of The Arlington Times and Marysville Globe feature a number of changes some readily apparent, some not intended to help us better meet the needs of the communities we serve.

Arlington resident: Global warming supporter got his science wrong

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:40PM

In the May 21 edition of The Arlington Times, A. Michael Kundu authored an article discussing global warming and those in opposition to the concept. His claims are nonsense and at wide variation with scientific research, personnel and knowledge of the present climatic warm period, that is, the "modern warm period."

Marysville residents should get warning on enforcement of parking laws

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:40PM

On Saturday, May 24, I received a parking violation for parking my truck in the wrong direction in front of my house. Not only did I get a ticket, but two of my neighbors got tickets also. I looked up the number that was on the ticket, MMC 11-08-040 on the city of Marysville Web site but couldn't find mention of this violation.

Arlington library supporters should pony up their own cash for project

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:40PM

Mr. Stav's opinion piece was entertaining to say the least. So allow me to get up on the old soapbox and have a stab at it. Does anyone even need a reason to vote yes or no? I personally know of five voters that told me even though they were born and raised here they had never used the library, so that is their reason for a no vote. I was told by 12 people who listened to my reasons for voting no that I'd convinced them to do the same.

Lake Stevens worker Hill would have applauded African Union workers' actions

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:40PM

In that part of heaven reserved for heroes of labor, I can almost bet Joe Hill is whistling a merry tune way to go union members, way to go.

Stanwood woman: mentally ill deserve basic human rights even when imprisoned

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:40PM

The recent death of an incarcerated young man at the hands of his cellmate is a sad result of the mentally ill being incarcerated without proper treatment and care. The plight of the mentally ill cannot be ignored. Another sad fact is that a very large percentage of those incarcerated are suffering from mental illness and, as in this case, are not getting medication or therapy.

Drive-by shooting near Arlington, suspects arrested

  • Jun 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

At 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, a resident of in the 11200 block of 99th Ave. NE near Arlington called 911 to report a shooting at his house, reports the Snohomish County Sheriffs Department. The man who lives at the house with his wife and adult nephew called 911 to report that someone had fired shots at him. The man had gone outside because the light sensor in his driveway indicated someone was there. When he got outside, he saw a vehicle in his driveway. A suspect fired shots at his front door where the man was standing but he wasn't hit.

Arlington's Post Middle School hosts Social Studies Fair

  • Jun 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

The 30th annual Post Middle School Social Studies Fair drew proud parents and school staff alike, who arrived May 30 to check out the reports and displays that the eighth-grade students have been working on since the end of January. The gymnasium was filled with projects, covering subjects ranging from personal family history to the histories of the city of Arlington and the state of Washington, as well as American history before 1900.

June 12 'Farewell Reception' planned for outgoing Arlington superintendent

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

As Linda Byrnes completes the tasks she usually does this time of year, there are several extra things she must do. "I am documenting everything I do so that they will know next year what and how to do it," Byrnes said recently in a telephone interview with The Arlington Times. She is also introducing the new superintendent, Kristine McDuffy, around town. A reception to honor the retiring Byrnes will be held at Haller Middle School from 3 - 6 p.m., Thursday, June 12.

Council reviews comp plan amendments

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

ARLINGTON Input on 14 proposed amendments to the city of Arlington's comprehensive plan will be taken by City Council June 16, and the hearing will be continued to July 7 for some items and to Aug. 5 for others. The proposals were reviewed by the planning commission June 3.

Post hosts 30th Social Studies Fair

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

ARLINGTON The 30th annual Post Middle School Social Studies Fair drew proud parents and school staff alike, who arrived May 30 to check out the reports and displays that the eighth-grade students have been working on since the end of January.

Peiffle named 'Super Lawyer'

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

ARLINGTON Arlington and Marysville's city attorneys have both been named "Washington Super Lawyers" for 2008.

This week in history from The Arlington Times archives 10 years ago 1998

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:57PM

n Last week's decision by the state Boundary Review Board approving a proposal to make Smokey Point part of the city of Arlington has appeal possibilities, according to Mickie Jarvill, the attorney representing residents fighting the plan. Jarvill noted that after the June 9 BRB hearing that several procedural and jurisdictional issues caught her attention which could be grounds for appealing the annexation decision. Jarvill questions whether the same decision would have been reached had the "full" five-member board been in attendance. Board member John Walker of Sultan is ill and did not attend any of the Smokey Point annexation hearings. The decision was voted on by the remaining four members Mary Hale, Kevin Laverty, Mike Papa and Cal Rutherford. Rutherford missed the May 12 hearing, but was present for the second public hearing on May 26 and the deliberation and vote on June 9. He also listened to a tape of the meeting he missed. Jarvill wants clarified what the BRB meant by the term "as submitted" in the motion to approved the proposal, from 152nd north to 175th, or the area modified and approved by the BRB that added the residential areas north of 175th, or Arlington's part of the negotiated agreement between Arlington, Marysville and Fire District No. 12. She also believes the BRB erred in assuming the county-approved Urban Growth Boundary can be used as physical boundaries.

Students learn about diversity, acceptance

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:56PM

ARLINGTON It started as a response to a hate crime, but the annual Respect Summit has grown far beyond its roots.

Candidates file for Aug. 19 primary

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:56PM

MARYSVILLE Obviously, the presidential election coming in November has gotten lots of media attention and that attention is guaranteed to continue.

Caleb Hermann named Eagle Scout

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:56PM

Visitors to Pioneer Hall now have safe, comfortable benches on which to sit, thanks to an Eagle Scout project by Caleb Hermann , sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Blue Bird announces raffle winners

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 6:00PM

Blue Bird announces raffle winners

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 5:59PM

Arlington Garden Club honors Myrtle Ruckert

  • Jun 11, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 5:59PM

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