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- May 10, 2011 at 6:00AM updated at 10:38AM
All southbound lanes of I-5, just north of SR 531 near Arlington have been reopened after being blocked from an earlier fatal accident.
- May 10, 2011 at 10:56AM
The “Cruzin for a Cure” car and bike show returns for a second year to the Weston High School campus on May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- May 11, 2011 at 10:50AM
While experimenting with exercise bands, how many of you have gotten frustrated and now use them in place of bungee cords? Have they made you feel clumsy and entangled? Some of you may have used them on occasion, but feel they aren’t anything to write home about. If you fall into one of these groups who have missed the benefits of exercise bands and tubing, please keep reading. First, to clarify the difference between tubes and bands, resistance tubes are round pieces of elastic and usually have handles; exercise bands are flat pieces of elastic that tend to be several inches wide. Resistance tubing and exercise bands are becoming a popular rehabilitation and training tool because they are safe, convenient, portable, affordable and effective. Even better is that anyone can get a great workout by using bands and/or tubing—fitness novices and professionals alike. Convenient, Portable and Affordable Does your job require you to travel? Do you live in a small apartment? No problem with bands and tubing. They are flexible, small, and can easily fit inside a purse or small travel bag. Not only are they convenient, but they are affordable. Depending on where you look, you can spend as little as $20-30 for a set of bands or tubing. Keep in mind that bands do tend to stretch out, and they lose their elasticity with use over time, so investing in a quality set of bands or tubing is best. Safe and Effective Even though there have been few studies comparing the effectiveness of tubing vs. free weights, exercise specialists agree that exercise tubing and bands, when used correctly, are effective for strength training and for increasing range of motion and flexibility. Bands are also considered safe. If you happen to drop a band on your foot, it will not shatter a toe like a free weight might. However, like with all exercise equipment, there are safety factors to consider with bands and tubing. Before using an exercise band or tube, make sure there are no holes or worn parts which may cause the elastic to break while in use. Always make sure you’ve securely anchored the tubing, and lastly, keep tubing and bands out of children’s reach. Levels of Resistance Tubes and bands come in different colors to represent different resistance; higher resistance is achieved by making the rubber thicker. Unfortunately, makers of exercise tubes have not corroboratively decided which colors represent specific resistance totals. Before purchasing them, it is best to test the bands or tubing to ensure you purchase the appropriate resistance for your workouts. Exercises using Bands or Tubing Essentially, any exercise you do with a dumbbell you can also do with elastic. By standing on a long exercise tube with handles, you can perform bent over rows, upright rows, overhead presses, lateral shoulder raises, and bicep curls. While standing on a shorter tube or band, you can add resistance to stationary lunges or plie squats. If you are able to attach the bands to a door or another stable and elevated place, you can perform lat pulls, pectoral flies and tricep pull downs. With a little imagination, you can invent safe, effective workouts of your own. Combining Weights and Bands Exercise bands can be used in addition to weight training. As many of you know, during exercises with variable resistance, the amount of resistance changes as you move through the range of motion. For example, during a dumbbell bicep curl, the tension on a person’s bicep is less at the bottom and the top of the movement. To alter this, you can perform an isolated bicep curl using both a band and dumbbell by looping the band around the dumbbell and anchoring the band with your foot. By doing this, you are increasing the likelihood that the tension on your bicep will be more intense throughout the movement; in addition, you are required to control the “pull” of the band on the way down, rather than just controlling the “dead” weight of the dumbbell. If the band is the right strength, you may find that the dumbbell and band work in conjunction to help you build muscle. What are you waiting for? Try using workout bands or tubes for your next workout, and please let me know how it goes — I love hearing from my readers. Best of luck, stay positive, and keep up the great work. Angie Gooding is a certified educator, ACE certified personal trainer, IFPA professional figure competitor, published author, wife and mother. She lives in Marysville and trains in either a private studio, or at Power Alley Fitness Gym. Please find her on Facebook or inspirefitnessandtraining.com.
- May 16, 2011 at 3:00PM updated May 17, 2011 at 5:01PM
DARRINGTON — The search remains ongoing for Marysville resident and former Arlington City Council member Daniel Anderson. Anderson, a 46-year-old Washington State Patrol trooper for 20 years, was off-duty when his spot locator signaled an emergency at 6:15 p.m. on May 15. He'd been part of a group that was biking and snowshoeing on the west side of the mountains, before he went hiking alone east across the Cascade Range from Granite Falls, with Holden Village near Stehekin as his planned destination.
- May 17, 2011 at 9:00PM updated May 18, 2011 at 8:13PM
Shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, one of the ground teams reported finding Dan Anderson in the Miner's Creek area, according to Rebecca Hover of the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.
- May 18, 2011 at 11:00AM updated at 2:24PM
The Lakewood High School girls golf team captured their first Cascade Conference Championship, May 9, when they won the league tournament by besting last year’s champions King’s by one stroke and scoring enough points to jump from third place in the league standings to first place.
- May 25, 2011 at 8:47AM
The base commander of Naval Station Everett laughingly warned the members of the Greater Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce that they “live in interesting times,” which he admitted he wasn’t sure whether was a curse or not.
- May 25, 2011 at 8:49AM
In spite of gray skies and a bit of drizzle, the second annual “Cruzin for a Cure” car and bike show beat out last year’s registration numbers. “As of noon, we had 61 entrants registered,” said Mark Lilgreen, team captain for the event. “We only had 50 last year, but it was pouring rain that year.”
- May 27, 2011 at 7:53AM
Juicy ripe peaches, snapping fresh green beans, sweet raspberry jam, and crunchy dill pickles – nothing tastes better than home-preserved foods. In addition, a well-stocked pantry is a big step towards ensuring your family always has plenty of healthy food available. However, safely preserving fruits, vegetables, and meats requires a bit of knowledge, some time set aside, and a small investment in equipment.
- Jun 1, 2011 at 1:27PM
“There’s a lot of good information and good vibrations here today,” said Mel Sheldon Jr., chair of the Tulalip Tribes, to the crowd in the Tulalip Resort’s Orca Ballroom. “The goal and desire that we all share in common is to better our communities and our county.”
- Jun 2, 2011 at 7:00AM updated at 9:47AM
After opening to the public on June 1, the Fogdog Gallery will conduct its official grand opening on June 4. The new art gallery will share a space with the Petite Sweet Bakery, located at 318 N. Olympic Ave. in downtown Arlington.
- Jun 2, 2011 at 7:13AM
Walking teams and individual walkers are invited to join Village Community Services’ fourth annual “Friendship Walk.” The walk will start at the Legion Park gazebo, located at 114 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington, at 1 p.m., on June 25. Registration for the walk opens at 11 a.m. that same day.
- Jun 2, 2011 at 7:28AM
Marysville and Lakewood moms are going head-to-head to help their kids stay in the game. The Marysville “Tomamamas” and the Lakewood “Cougar Mamas” are already gearing up for a Powder Puff football game on June 17, starting at 7 p.m. at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, to raise funds for the Marysville Youth Football League and the Lakewood Youth Football Athletic Association.
- Jun 7, 2011 at 8:11AM
Chris Trujillo has joined the staff of The Arlington Times and The Marysville Globe and will be covering news and sports.
- Jun 7, 2011 at 8:57AM
Five months ago, Lakewood senior Andre Scott found himself lying on the side of a mountain writhing in pain following an ill-fated snowboard trick. And the only thing coursing through his mind was whether or not his final track and field season had come to a pre-mature end.
- Jun 9, 2011 at 2:31PM
Volunteer receptionists and vet clinic assistant help is urgently needed to support the N.O.A.H. Animal Adoptions Center and Low Income Spay/Neuter Clinic in Stanwood. Knowledge of N.O.A.H. desired.
- Jun 15, 2011 at 9:32AM
If you are desk-bound at work, it may be hard to exercise between the hours of nine and five. Then, after a long day at work, you may feel drained and may skip your exercise session in the evening. If so, consider making exercise a part of your daily routine. Getting exercise during your work day will help improve circulation, concentration, and may even help you feel energized enough to stop at the gym after work
- Jun 15, 2011 at 9:42AM
How much does it actually cost to keep one’s head above water in this economy? Studies show the cost of living in Marysville to be significantly higher than in Spokane or Walla Walla and planners who determine Washington’s poverty level fail to properly take this into account. This economy can be cruel if you’re not equipped to cope with it.
- Jun 15, 2011 at 9:51AM
Arlington and Lakewood high school teachers worked up a sweat to raise funds for some charitable causes. At AHS, it was called the “Murrathon” in honor of coach Jon Murray, while at LHS, it was called the “Marathon Powered by Sowards,” in honor of coach Jeff Sowards, but in both cases, the two teachers ran the distance of a marathon on treadmills at their respective schools on the morning of June 3.
- Jun 15, 2011 at 9:57AM
t boasts 79 private treatment rooms which hospital officials estimate will be just enough to keep up with the increased demand that they say has already given the Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett the busiest ER in the state. Providence’s recently completed 12-story, $460 million Marshall and Katherine Cymbaluk Medical Tower opened on June 14 and is expected to serve close to 120,000 patients within the next year, according to Providence Public Relations Manager Cheri Russum. She pointed out that this represents an increase from the roughly 113,000 patients Providence served last year, but its new tower has plenty of local staff to serve them.
- Jun 16, 2011 at 2:37PM
MARYSVILLE — As Columbia College's Marysville and Everett campus recognized its graduates during a June 3 commencement ceremony, it also honored its students who were named to the dean's list for January through March, as well as those who were inducted into the Sigma Beta Delta honor society.
- Jun 17, 2011 at 11:16AM
Although local strawberries are late, that isn't stopping Biringer Farm located on the Red Rooster Route at 21412 59th Ave NE, Arlington from opening the farm gates on June 18 and 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the farm’s Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival.
- Jun 23, 2011 at 3:59PM
ARLINGTON — Community Transit's final open house for its 2012 system changes starts at 5 p.m. on June 23 at the Arlington Boys & Girls Club. The roughly three-hour open house will not include any formal presentations, but Community Transit staff will be on hand to answer questions and explain the three alternatives for next year's system changes with maps and information boards.
- Jun 29, 2011 at 9:30AM
As we celebrate our independence, the Marysville Fire District reminds everyone that it is important to keep safety in mind.
- Jun 29, 2011 at 9:00AM updated at 1:53PM
Ninety-eight, ninety-nine, one hundred, one hundred one, one hundred two. The final car, a bulk carrier, rumbled past and the barrier lifted. Until Marysville is once again bisected by the moving wall of BNSF.