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Arlington Viking Fest showcases historically authentic crafts, combat

ARLINGTON — Legion Park was transformed into a Viking village Oct. 1-2, as the Downtown Arlington Business Association's Viking Fest returned for its second year of demonstrating historically authentic crafts and combat.


Arlington starts free Wi-Fi hot-spot downtown

ARLINGTON — While the rest of downtown was caught up in the revels of the city's second annual Viking Fest, the merchants' parking lot at 323 N. Olympic Ave. served as the site for city officials to illustrate some quality-of-life benefits that are coming, courtesy of America's Best Communities.


Arlington opioids forum offers personal accounts, hands-on overdose treatment training

ARLINGTON — An Arlington police officer and a Snohomish County councilman who hails from the town recounted their personal experiences with opioids at a community forum this week.


‘Day of Caring’ gives Arlington a new look

ARLINGTON — Barbara Stratton and her husband Ron are co-owners of B&T Automotive, the NAPA AutoCare Mechanical Center at the corner of First Street and Olympic Avenue.

Evening of Heroes honors Wounded Warriors

ARLINGTON — Christopher St. John served in the Navy from 1997 to 2007, enough time for him to go on four deployments.

Quake Field renovations set to be entirely grant-funded

ARLINGTON — The city of Arlington is on the verge of funding a renovation of the baseball fields at Bill Quake Memorial Park almost entirely from grant dollars.

Arlington signs fire, EMS coverage contract with District 21

ARLINGTON — Less than a week after the three commissioners of Arlington Heights Fire District 21 agreed to a new Emergency Medical Services and mutual aid contract with the city of Arlington, the City Council voted unanimously to approve it Sept. 18.

Truckers honor Brian Van Laar’s memory with procession through Arlington

ARLINGTON — When a fleet of nearly 50 semi trucks cruised through downtown Arlington Sept. 17, many onlookers wondered what the occasion was.

Mirkwood shows support for Arlington police by collecting for K9 program

ARLINGTON — The Mirkwood Public House has received no shortage of friendly visits from Arlington police since opening its doors a decade ago, so the staff wanted to show its support for the officers.

Pioneer Days passes down settlers’ skills, traditions

ARLINGTON — Anthony Phillips is only 12 years old, young enough that even his grandparents weren't old enough to live through the original settlement of the Stillaguamish Valley, but some of the toys at Pioneer Hall were still familiar to him.

Arlington Legion honors POW/MIA veterans for 2nd year in a row

ARLINGTON — For the second-straight year, Arlington American Legion Post 76 honored military who have been prisoners of war or missing in action Sept. 16.

Arlington Heights Fire District agrees to partner with city on coverage

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — The Arlington Heights Fire District 21 station was again a packed house Sept. 14.

‘Art in the Park’ showcases crafts in pleasant atmosphere

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Art Council's ninth annual "Art in the Park" event Sept. 10 offered visitors to Legion Park an opportunity to beat the heat, as the summer's weather stuck around for early fall.

Lakewood High School students barely notice construction during first day of school

LAKEWOOD — The first concession Lakewood High School had to make to construction on its first day of school happened before any students arrived Sept. 7.

Arlington parents, kids say goodbyes on first day of school

ARLINGTON — It was a tale of two childrens first days at school for the Geist family at Pioneer Elementary.

Lakewood teachers set foundations for students’ educational expectations

LAKEWOOD — After the school district's breakfast and benefits fair Aug. 31, Lakewood's grade school teachers all converged on Cougar Creek Elementary that afternoon for workshops and other collaborative exercises, as they geared up for the first day of school Sept. 7.

Arlington teachers help parents, students alike adjust to start of school

ARLINGTON – If you're the parent of a kindergarten student who can't help but fret as you prepare to send your child off to school for the first time, rest assured that Arlington teacher Jennifer Jensen knows what you are going through.

‘100 Years of Arlington’ continues with second planned volume

ARLINGTON — It took Shirley Prouty from 2003 to March of this year to produce the first volume of "100 years of Arlington WA," her planned series of books chronicling the history of the town.

Arlington woman’s lived 100 years, never drove a car

ARLINGTON — Not many people get well-wishes for their birthday from President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, on behalf of the rest of Congress, but then again, not many people live to be 100 years old.

Airport Appreciation Day inspires interest in flying among the young

ARLINGTON — The Arlington Airport Appreciation Day drew crowds and flew planes in spite of lingering cloud cover Aug. 27, nurturing an interest in flight in children and young adults.