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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.

 

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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.

 

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington opioids forum attendee Terri Amburgy receives hands-on training on how to administer Naloxone

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.

 

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‘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.

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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.

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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.

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Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington City Council woman Debora Nelson asks how often the city’s fire and EMS coverage contract with Arlington Heights Fire District 21 will be checked.

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington City Council woman Debora Nelson asks how often the city’s fire and EMS coverage contract with Arlington Heights Fire District 21 will be checked.
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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.

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Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington Police Chief Jonathan Ventura chats with Anthony Beck

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington Police Chief Jonathan Ventura chats with Anthony Beck
Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoRay Miller guides Nathan Perry through splitting his own shake shingles from old-growth cedar.

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoRay Miller guides Nathan Perry through splitting his own shake shingles from old-growth cedar.
Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington American Legion Post 76 member David Delancy re-secures the cordon around the POW/MIA table in the Legion Lounge Sept. 16.

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington American Legion Post 76 member David Delancy re-secures the cordon around the POW/MIA table in the Legion Lounge Sept. 16.
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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.

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Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoAdriana Armendariz sells hand-sculpted jewelry to Jeannie Lish at the Arlington Arts Council’s ninth annual “Art in the Park” event Sept. 10.

‘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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoAdriana Armendariz sells hand-sculpted jewelry to Jeannie Lish at the Arlington Arts Council’s ninth annual “Art in the Park” event Sept. 10.
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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.

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Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoGrace Lish gets out her school supplies in her third-grade classroom during the first day of school at Pioneer Elementary 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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoGrace Lish gets out her school supplies in her third-grade classroom during the first day of school at Pioneer Elementary Sept. 7.
Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoLakewood third-grade teachers Kristal Sherrid and Ashley Bailey confer during a group training exercise in preparation for the first day of school Sept. 7.

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoLakewood third-grade teachers Kristal Sherrid and Ashley Bailey confer during a group training exercise in preparation for the first day of school Sept. 7.
Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoPresidents Elementary second-grade teacher Karin Stringer reviews paperwork one week before the start of school.

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoPresidents Elementary second-grade teacher Karin Stringer reviews paperwork one week before the start of school.
Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoShirley Prouty points out some of the historical photos she acquired while compiling the first volume of “100 Years of Arlington WA.”

‘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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoShirley Prouty points out some of the historical photos she acquired while compiling the first volume of “100 Years of Arlington WA.”
Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoFlorence Pryor keeps track of her achievements

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoFlorence Pryor keeps track of her achievements
Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington’s Keith McLean assists Shoreline’s James Heaviland

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.

Kirk Boxleitner/Staff PhotoArlington’s Keith McLean assists Shoreline’s James Heaviland