Stillaguamish Tribe breaks ground on new gas station

We’ve been at a standstill,” said Koran Andrews, CEO of the Stillaguamish Tribal Enterprise Corporation. “But this is the first of many new programs by the Tribe, and we’re not stopping here.” Andrews then presented golden shovels to more than half a dozen Stillaguamish Tribal elders on July 6, to break ground on a planned gas station at the Angel of the Winds Casino.

Local bank changes hands, another to merge

One local bank branch changed hands over the Memorial Day weekend, while another bank with two branches in the area is on its way toward a merger, but representatives of both banks want their customers to remain assured that their service will remain the same. Columbia State Bank assumed all the deposits of First Heritage Bank, whose Arlington branch reopened on May 31 as a branch of Columbia State Bank. Also on May 31, the shareholders of Cascade Financial approved the merger of Cascade Bank, which has branches in Marysville and Smokey Point, with Opus Bank.

New art gallery opens on Arlington’s Olympic Avenue

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

Arlington’s Dr. Gay Elected to Washington State Chiropractic Association Board

Dr. Shawn Gay, a Stanwood resident and Arlington doctor of chiropractic, was recently elected to serve on the Washington State Chiropractic Association Board of Directors. He was elected to this position at the WSCA Spring Conference on April 30 at the Marriott Seattle Airport Hotel.

  • Jun 2, 2011

Massage school, wellness clinic and hypnotherapy come together in Arlington May 7

ARLINGTON — The Denton Massage School & Wellness Clinic and White Horse Hypnotherapy are celebrating their grand opening at their new joint location, at 303 N. Olympic Ave., on May 7 from 1-4 p.m.

Fountain Drive-In celebrates 50 years in Arlington

“There was this one little old man who kept coming by and telling Fred he would lose his shirt,” laughed Lorita Eoff, Fred’s wife, as they sat together in the Fountain Drive-In, at the corner of Division and Broadway streets in Arlington.

Arlington’s Vitalire Apparel donates profits to Relay for Life

Two 19-year-old entrepreneurs will be putting their money where their mouths are to support this year’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Arlington. Craig Davis and Conner Cave are the co-owners of the Arlington-based Vitalire Apparel, a clothing brand that does its business online, and they’re kicking off the month of May by offering their customers a couple of chances to pitch in for the Relay for Life, which takes place from June 4-5 in Arlington this year.

Larsen tours Arlington’s AMT

When word broke that Boeing had secured a $35 billion Air Force tanker contract, Arlington-based AMT was among the local companies who saw it as good news. When U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen met with representatives of AMT and toured their facilities on March 25, he found out how much the company stands to benefit from Boeing’s fortunes.

Arlington’s Cascade Companion Care opens its doors on Olympic Ave.

ARLINGTON — Several years ago, Arlington resident Jon Senn wanted to keep his aging and widowed grandfather at home, even though his grandfather was unable to handle many of the daily chores of living alone. "Because not much family lived close, my grandfather had to transition to an assisted living facility in order to receive help with his daily care," said Senn, who added that this scenario has become more and more commonplace for many families living in the Puget Sound region. These circumstances inspired Jon Senn, an occupational therapist, and his wife, Linda, to help other families find quality caregivers for their parents. Together, they opened Cascade Companion Care, LLC, to help families throughout Snohomish County who find themselves in the same situation. When an elderly parent needs assistance in basic tasks such as walking, dressing, cooking or hygiene, they don't necessarily need to be placed in a nursing home. Even a number of elderly people with Alzheimer's or other diseases can remain at home with the proper caregiver services.

  • Mar 14, 2011

Arlington Airport aims to grow the ranks of ‘Women of Aviation’ March 11 & 12

ARLINGTON — Arlington Airport businesses and pilots will celebrate the women of aviation by doing their part to get more women into aviation. Out of the Blue Aviation will commemorate International Women of Aviation Week with a free talk by professional pilot Karlene Petitt at 5 p.m. on March 11, followed by free plane rides to women and girls starting at 9:30 a.m. on March 12.

Stanwood Velo Sport bike shop moves to Arlington

ARLINGTON — With work continuing on Centennial Trail, Stanwood business owner Mark Everett saw an opportunity in Arlington. Everett and his wife are co-owners of Stanwood Velo Sport, a bike shop that's retained its name even as it's moved to Arlington in time for a Feb. 15 grand opening. According to Everett, he kept the name because he wanted his Stanwood and Camano Island customers to remember him, but he closed up shop in Stanwood to reopen on 401 N. Olympic Ave. in Arlington because he hopes to fill an unserved need.

Dwayne Lane reopens in Arlington

The reopening of Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet dealership, this time on Highway 9 at the former site of Oso Lumber, packed the house with dignitaries from the community on Jan. 19, including one who had a personal history with the site.

Autumnwood Dental opens in Arlington

The newly opened Autumnwood Dental Clinic in downtown Arlington didn’t let the day’s gray skies and a light drizzle keep them from celebrating a “Hawaiian Christmas” grand opening on Dec. 11.

  • Dec 29, 2010

Moose Creek Barbecue opens in Smokey Point

How dedicated is Pat Patton to serving up the best barbecue meats he can, at the Moose Creek Barbecue in Smokey Point? “My husband will literally keep meats in that smoker all night,” said Sharon Patton, Pat’s wife and co-owner of the Moose Creek Barbecue. “He’ll come at 1 a.m. just to throw more wood in. Bear in mind, he’s 77 years old,” she laughed.

Quiltmaker’s Shoppe in Arlington gets new owner

After five years of running the Quiltmaker’s Shoppe in downtown Arlington, co-owners Marty Hammer and Kim Moff are ready for retirement, but their business will continue on.

Dwayne Lane’s returns to Arlington

When Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet closed after more than 15 years in business, it appeared to be yet another casualty of tough economic times nationwide. More than a year after Dwayne Lane’s Family of Auto Dealerships moved its remaining Arlington inventory to the freshly minted Dwayne Lane’s Quality Used Cars, the family-owned dealership has announced that it will be reopening its Arlington Chevrolet dealership, this time on Highway 9 at the former site of Oso Lumber.

Arlington pharmacies merge to better serve community

ARLINGTON — Nov. 13 marked the end of an era for Cascade Medical Center Pharmacy co-owners John and Sharon Billdt, but it was followed by a new beginning for them and their staff at the Arlington Pharmacy Nov. 15.

Cascade Ear, Nose & Throat recognizes National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Since the program began in 1985, mammography rates have more than doubled for women age 50 and older and breast cancer deaths have declined.

  • Oct 29, 2010

Eagle Family Dental Center welcomes Dr. Duskin

Eagle Family Dental Center is proud to announce Dr. Bryce Duskin has joined Dr. Jeff Huleatt as a partner in the practice. Dr. Duskin, the oldest son of David and Kay Duskin, was born and raised in Arlington where he graduated from Arlington High School in 1994.

  • Oct 15, 2010

HomeStreet Bank’s small business expo goes on in spite of rain

MARYSVILLE — Bad weather might have driven the event indoors halfway through its four-hour running time, but HomeStreet Bank's Marysville branch kept its first small business fair going Sept. 10.

  • Oct 8, 2010