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Taking to the air at the Fly-In

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:53PM

ARLINGTON Maxwell Propulsion Systems is gearing up for its first Fly-In.

Duck Dash wings it

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:52PM

ARLINGTON After 20 years, it's a first. The ducks of The Great Stilly Duck Dash were not able to go into the river because the water was just too high and too fast.

Kiwanis auction raises $10,000

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:52PM

HALLER PARK ?The smell of bacon over Legion Park had diminished in time for the Kiwanis Auction at noon Friday, July 4. Big black clouds billowed overhead, cracking with light every now and then, but they never shed rain on the large crowd of Kiwanis supporters ready to bid.

Fly-In preparations wrap up

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:52PM

ARLINGTON So, what does it take to put together a Fly-In?

This week in history from The Arlington Times archives

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:52PM

• Lakewood School District Superintendent Kristine McDuffy officially began her new job July 2, but she started it without a desk. "I think they're going to put me back there," she said, pointing to the back of the district administrative building. At the top of McDuffy's list of ideas is the formation of a district advisory council, something that she had been discussing for several years with outgoing superintendent Wayne Robertson. The district council would "help construct a diverse perspective and inform people about how the district operates," said McDuffy. She hopes the district advisory council will include parents, students, staff, members of the community. "If a business person asks, 'Why are we spending this?' these questions and different perspectives can add value. That's what I'm looking to do add value at the district level."

Legals

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:52PM

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Happenings at the Street Fair

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:52PM

On the main stage, the gazebo in Legion Park and environs

Weather can't stop July 4 breakfast

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 4:52PM

ARLINGTON Cool, cloudy weather didn't keep Arlington residents from coming out to take part in an Fourth of July tradition.

Arlington Chamber's rescheduled golf tourney features less golfers, more sun

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:14PM

After the June 6 golf tournament was postponed due to rain, the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce enjoyed a glistening day in bright sunshine June 25. Although the course was short 34 golfers, the day was a success, said Tarin O'Brien.

Arlington man bikes across southern U.S.

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:14PM

It took six years, but Arlington resident Rob Putnam completed a journey across the southern part of the United States by bicycle this April.

Sixers pound Burlington 10-2

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:14PM

ARLINGTON Five innings were all it took for the Arlington 76ers to defeat Burlington and remain eligible to place in the Wally Evans Tournament over the holiday weekend.

Competition fierce at Pedal, Paddle, Puff

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:14PM

ARLINGTON What constitutes a winning Pedal, Paddle, Puff strategy? Practice? Luck? Competitive drive?

Great skates!

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:13PM

MARYSVILLE The mercury was hovering around 74 degrees outside but inside the Skate Inn, it was even hotter as about a dozen skaters on old-fashioned four-wheel roller skates glided gracefully across the lacquered floor, honing their routines.

Great skates!

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:13PM

MARYSVILLE The mercury was hovering around 74 degrees outside but inside the Skate Inn, it was even hotter as about a dozen skaters on old-fashioned four-wheel roller skates glided gracefully across the lacquered floor, honing their routines.

THIS WEEK ADVENTURES CENTERS

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 5:00AM

Puget Sound Blood Center will hold the following blood drives for Western Washington Hospitals. Call 1-800-398-7888.

WEDNESDAY MEETINGS

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 5:00AM

Arlington Lions Club meets second and fourth Wednesdays at the Local Scoop at 6:30 p.m. Call Doug Merz at 360-435-5424 or Randy Tendering at 360-435-3094.

A&L SCAN

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:26PM

A 30-page guide to the Silvana Fair is now available at the post office and various locations around north Snohomish County. The fair is in downtown Silvana 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Entries are due July 15. For information call 360-652-0587.

Arlington Street Fair

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:26PM

ARLINGTON Along with more than 70 vendors on the new Olympic Avenue, new and familiar faces will be featured at the Arlington Street Fair July 11, 12 and 13.

Art of the Garden opens July 10 with reception

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:25PM

EVERETT Three Marysville-area artists James Madison, Susie Howell and Judy Zugish and Arlington artist Helen Lueken have been accepted to show their work in Art of the Garden, an annual show presented by the Arts Council of Snohomish County.

Edwards, Nydegger in 'Beauty and the Beast'

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:25PM

Ryan Edwards, an Arlington resident, 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.

Lavender on the slopes of Marysville

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 27, 2008 at 7:41PM

Taste of the Times

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:25PM

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How to invite birds into your garden | Column

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:22PM

Last week I shared with you my experience of putting up several feeders in my yard and the thrill of watching all the birds come to them. There is something about birds that completes the gardening experience. And there are several things we all can do as gardeners to encourage birds to visit our yards.

Nuclear Energy: Is it worth it?

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:45PM

In an era of depleting natural resources and energy supplies, the world has finally begun to look to other sources to provide our booming population with its power needs. Candidates for the next main power source are mostly environmentally based, such as tidal, solar and wind power. Another prospective source comes from nuclear energy; strong and mighty. Nuclear energy, aside from being able to provide a large quantity of power for our disposal, is too unstable and harmful to be used with minimal damage to the environment and to the human race.

What is your definition of 'Routine'?

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Aug 28, 2008 at 5:45PM

The recent decision by Arlington city officials and elected officials to place the issue of the early termination of Police Chief John Gray's employment with city in the Consent Agenda portion of the City Council's July 7 meeting had me wondering what is the definition of "Routine"?

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