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Proposition 1

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce has as its mission to cultivate a business community that works together to enhance economic vitality in the Greater Arlington area. In May, the citizens of our community will be asked to pass Proposition 1, a $45 million bond issue to improve and modernize the emergency room facilities at Cascade Valley Hospital.

Caring staff

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:56PM

We have lived in Arlington our entire lives and all eight of our children were born at Cascade Valley Hospital. With eight active children, we have also visited the ER many times and have always been thankful for the prompt service and caring staff.

Bad food

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

My heart goes out to the pet owners around the country whose pets have been made sick and sometimes killed by contaminated wheat gluten from China. To see any living creature, especially a much-loved one, suffering is a painful experience for anyone.

Thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

We wish to thank all the supporters, participants and volunteers who helped to make the 12th Annual A Farmers Market Springtime Garden Faire for 2007 a rousing success. Thank you to those who came and supported us with your presence and your dollars too. It was held Saturday March 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Stanwood/Camano Fairgrounds. Next year it will be the first Saturday in April, our usual day. An extra special thanks to Bruce Boettcher owner, and Nate, of B-Square Electric Co, No Job is too Small: 652-4858, for their expertise and long hours. Also cheers to Kathy and Gary Beard of Camano Islands Company Perks Coffee: 387-2372 and Stanwood QFC for their promotional endeavors. We especially appreciate Malynda Shipley, Stanwood/Camano Fair Manager for all her hours of assistance. Bravo goes out to Garden Faire staff members: Marlaine Olson, Susan Large, Dana Carney and Donna-Lee McGinnis. Big hugs go to Volunteer Debi Granny Goodwitch Soap Kirby. Special Thank yous go to Martha White and friends Tori, Dea and the 2 strong young men Tucker and Tony, our Clean Team. We also wish to thank the many stores and offices that posted our flyers and hosted our brochure holders. Advanced Storage of Stanwood, Stanwood Shell Deli and Gas at I-5, Vantero Gas Station at 72nd and Hwy 530 and Burger King are especially appreciated for hosting our big 4x4 signs. Garden Faire, the longest continuous garden/craft show in North Snohomish County, broke customer attendance records this year. We had over 70 booths, including free gardening workshops and educational booths. Select home service exhibits were added this year as we endeavor to become our own local Home & Garden Shop. All wares sold are made, grown or baked in Washington state by the vendor, friend or family member with no Big Box big Corporations or imports. We feature specialty nurseries, country crafts, fine art and yummy eats. We learned a lot this first year in the brand new Bonnie Cole Youth Hall (or big red barn). And with the experience gained (it was first year for half the staff), we know that 2008 Garden Faire will be much warmer, bigger and better again. Thanks to our North Snohomish communities, to those many folks who go unnamed but not forgotten, as without you we could not put on this wonderful free family event!

Greene is most experienced, qualified, able sheriff candidate

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Theres a reason why Chief Tom Greene has the best resume out of the candidates for Snohomish County sheriff, and its not merely because hes been behind a desk his entire career.

Rob Beidler for sheriff

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

For 17 years Rob Beidler has stood up to protect and defend the people of Snohomish County. Now its time for us to stand with Rob Beidler during his candidacy for Snohomish County Sheriff.

Be Patient Even when lives are at stake?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

I think it is admirable that WSDOT is concerned that someone might fall while painting graffiti on the old railroad bridge crossing I-5, south of 116th, but these people chose to put their lives in jeopardy. The residents and workers of Lakewood Commons at Smokey Point havent been afforded the luxury of choice. We are still at the mercy of sometimes blocking traffic when an aid car, fire truck or police are needed. As the holidays approach it will get worse.

Thank you I have never been so proud of a dance company

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Two and a half years ago, Teresa Bates, owner of Marysville Performing Arts Centre, took a chance mid-season and asked me to join her teaching staff. I have a 45-year career as a teacher, choreographer and director. When I moved to the area five years ago, an initial unprofessional experience almost caused me to retire. Thanks to the guidance and encouragement from Mrs. Bates, along with supportive parents, I am teaching again and loving my work.

No alternative access

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

The proposed location for the Granite Falls Motocross Park entails a minimum of 15 miles of driving on two-lane roads from any of the nearest freeway off ramps to the. The final five miles of road, the Mountain Loop Highway, east of Granite Falls, is a winding, mountainous road with steep grades, particularly the long steep grade just prior to the project site known locally as Sand Hill. On the MLH, there is also the narrow Stillaguamish River Bridge, which creates numerous safety problems in itself.

Thank you

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

The city of Arlington started a Bus Bench Donation Program this summer to address the great shortage of benches at bus stops in Arlington. Of the 62 bus stop locations within the city, only 10 have benches and County Transit is only scheduled to install two new bench sites this year. At this rate, Arlington citizens would be standing or sitting on the ground at bus stops for a very long time.

Highest percentage

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

I would like to comment on Jay Hoods defense of our incarceration policy in last weeks letters section.

Time should fit the crime

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

I must respond to If you cant do the time, dont do the crime. Well, the incarcerated can do and are doing the time some 2.2 million of them in this country. I contend that the time should fit the crime, per our Bill of Rights, which states that cruel and unusual punishment should not be. Non-violent crimes are depicted as those where no weapons are involved and where no injuries are incurred.

Still no crosswalk

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Theres still no crosswalk in front of M-PHS? I cant believe that after a boy got hit by a bus and received a major settlement for getting hit there is still no crosswalk or anything in front of the high school.

A tax on just existing

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Hillary Clinton wants to force everyone all people in the country to pay for health care insurance, especially those who need it the least. The less you use it, the more you help pay for everyone else.

All residents vote for Sheriff

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Ive been working with Tom Greene for Sheriff for more than a year now. Ive found that hes the only candidate that actually has the ability, knowledge and credentials to step into the Sheriffs Office on day one and start work.

Another motocross?

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

Do we really need another motocross track in Washington state? A five-minute Internet search brought to my attention that there are currently over 14 official motocross racing facilities and over 30 designated MX/ORV trails or parks in our fair state.

Thank you to a great community

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:55PM

The Marysville Strawberry Festival would like to thank the Marysville Parks Department for the great job they did on the Merrysville for the Holidays parade. We would especially like to thank the hearty souls that came out to watch the parade. We were astounded at the amount of people that attended the parade. With the cold and snow and sleet that we experienced during the time we were waiting for the parade to start, we expected only a few people along the route.

Losing Ground

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

A public media article of 11/29/07 started with the quotation U.S. fourth graders have lost ground in reading ability compared with kids around the world Let this be the epitath to the political careers of public school educrats and school board members.

Merry Christmas

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

Happy Holidays, Winter Celebration and Spirit of the Holidays giving programs are politically correct sayings for corporations, governments, civic organizations and schools attempting to eliminate the words, Merry Christmas. The organizations painfully strive to be so inclusive, yet, they are taking away from the actual reason for the celebration and holiday, Christmas.

Emotional Issue

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

As a staff member at Archbishop Murphy High School, I feel compelled to respond to three claims in a recent sports opinion article (Football Karma? Nov. 28).

Worlds No. 1 Jailer

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

Punitive laws often remain on the books long after their usefulness. The 3-Strikes laws are a case in point if, in fact, they were ever useful. Some 22 states that had adopted them have since changed them when they realized the injustices and the extreme expense connected to them.

Kucinich for President

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

I support Dennis Kucinich for President because he is the only candidate in either party with a plan for universal, single-payer, not-for-profit health care that will protect all Americans. And it will be cheaper and better than the crazy system weve got today.

Thank you for papers

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

I am absolutely thrilled with the Marysville Globe and Arlington Times taking the progressive step of delivering their excellent newspapers free to our community. I am a long-time Marysville resident, mother, grandmother, public school teacher and community activist and have long appreciated the excellent news coverage of the papers as well as their dedication to community building. I was gratified to read Bob Graefs excellent and tolerant piece on the Ruckus over Illegal Immigrants and was so excited that it would be read by many more people because of this bold move for free subscriptions by our home-town newspapers.

Thank you, Arlington

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

It was gratifying to see the plight of the widows in Burundi and how members of Curves in Arlington were able to provide housing for the widow Asenata. But the rest of the story is even more exciting. By the time we were done with our Christmas campaign, most of the club membership had contributed to the purchase of two homes and two individual members had purchased houses all by themselves. This totaled four homes built and two widows supported and all funds went directly to the widows, with nothing withheld for administration costs.

Thank you, Tribes

  • Aug 27, 2008 at 7:54PM

The members of the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society would like to thank the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians for the generous grant we received from them in January. Since our Society is non-profit, the Tribes financial assistance is greatly appreciated.

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