Larsen seeks re-election

EVERETT – Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-District 2) launches his campaign for re-election for Congress Monday at Scuttlebutt Brewing in Everett.

The event will be from 5:30-7 p.m. at 1205 Craftsman Way #101. Please RSVP at “I have a proven track record of standing up, and delivering, for the 2nd District,” said Larsen, whose family has called the Northwest home for over a century. “If re-elected, I will continue my work to create jobs, expand opportunities for the middle class and make sure the next generation of workers has the tools they need to succeed in the workforce.”

Zackuse again chairwoman

TULALIP – Marie Zackuse will be chairwoman for the Tulalip Tribes for another year.

As a result of a recent election, Terry Gobin was named vice president, Mel Sheldon treasurer and Marlin Fryberg a board member.

M-P, district foundations combine efforts

MARYSVILLE – The MP Memorial Foundation and the Marysville School District Foundation have merged to form one organization dedicated to building success for Marysville students, staff and the overall Marysville-Tulalip community.

The MP foundation was founded in 2015 by M-P alumna and Marysville community members. After the shooting tragedy in 2014, the group saw a need to build leaders specializing in mental health, counseling, social work, public safety, health and human services policy development, and non-profit management.

Their accomplishments include the development of the Caring for Your Community Scholarship, which has provided more than $5,000 in scholarships, staff care events and mental health support advocacy. The group’s goal is for more individuals in Marysville to seek careers that help meet the growing demand of health and human services needs.

“Through a partnership with the Marysville School District Foundation, we will be able to expand our reach and develop more initiatives that directly support the kids and families in our community that need it the most,” said Danna Waston-Gibson, district foundation vice president. “Our organizations share the same goal of lifting up our community and our kids. Partnering together just makes sense.” The district foundation has historically been focused on providing scholarships to students of Marysville teachers and staff.

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Free repair for computers

MARYSVILLE – Marysville Arts and Technology will have its 3rd annual Repair and Sales Day May 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

They will offer:

•Free computer repair labor

•Free technology lessons and advice

•Refurbished tower computers for sale for $50. Towers have Windows 10 Pro, i5 processors, 4GB of RAM, and 160GB hard drives.

For details contact teacher Paul LaGrange at 360-965-2923. The school is located at 7204 27th Ave. NE Tulalip.

All businesses gather

MARYSVILLE – All businesses are invited to the Business is Blooming Mega Mixer at the Opera House May 10.

The networking event is being put on by the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce, but businesses don’t need to be a member to participate.

Actually more than 10 chambers throughout Snohomish County will be represented. There will be door prizes and giveaways. Participants are advised to bring 50 business cards for networking.

The $5 entry cost includes food and wine.

RSVP or send questions to:

Beautification grants for neighborhoods, businesses

MARYSVILLE – The city has renewed its Community Beautification Grant program for 2018.

New this year is an opportunity for businesses in downtown Marysville to also compete for funding. Applications are being accepted until 5 p.m. May 25.

Communities within the Marysville city limits who want to work together to beautify their neighborhoods are invited to apply. Grant funds of up to $7,500 are available for community landscaping, neighborhood cleanup of common or publicly visible areas, or other projects that enhance community aesthetic and quality of life. Neighborhoods that previously received grant funding can apply for funding up to $5,000.

This year businesses located between the south city limit to 8th Street and the west city limit east to Alder are eligible to apply.

Applications that include multiple businesses are encouraged. All proposed projects must improve the exterior of the building(s) such as façade, sign or other beautification projects.

Projects approved for funding must be completed by Oct. 1.

Six Marysville neighborhoods got a boost from the program last year, improving community livability for hundreds of families, Mayor Jon Nehring said. Visit for details.

2 new firefighters in M’ville

MARYSVILLE – The Marysville Fire District had its two newest full-time firefighters recently graduate from the Washington State Fire Training Academy. Firefighter/Paramedics Hunter Day and Joseph Kendrick were presented with their diplomas April 20.

Day and Kendrick completed 12 weeks of classroom, practical and physical training at the state facility in North Bend. Both Day and Kendrick received the academy’s Leadership Award. Kendrick also received the Bulldog Award, given each week to an outstanding recruit. They will both return to Marysville to continue their training as probationary firefighters.

A total of 26 recruits graduated.

Mayor honors 2 school volunteers

MARYSVILLE – Two women who involved in middle school lunch periods were honored by Mayor Jon Nehring as Volunteers of the Month at the April 23 meeting of the Marysville City Council.

Renee Bigwarfe and Betty Wright have been volunteering at Marysville Middle School for two years, spending about five hours each school day assisting at lunches for students in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. Bigwarfe and Wright pay attention to details: When students are sitting alone, they go and talk with them, and they often buy food for kids who do not have a lunch.

Be safe when grilling

MARYSVILLE – After a recent fire, the Marysville Fire District urges residents to be safe when using your outdoor grill.

On April 24, firefighters responded to a fire in the 8400 block of 71st St. NE. A grill placed too close to a wooden fence led to a fire. The homeowner admitted being away from the grill and was alertedby a neighbor. The homeowner was able to put out the fire using a garden hose. The fire caused an estimated $1,000 damage.

About 8,900 home fires are started by grills each year.

Tips: Never leave your grill unattended, keep your grill a safe distance from anything that can burn, maintain a 3-foot safe zone around your grill to keep kids and pets safe, clean your grill after each use to remove grease, make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it and allow charcoal grill coals to cool completely before disposing them in a metal container.

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