(Oct. 31)

  • Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:39pm
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Toys for Tots expands to Arlington area

ARLINGTON – The U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Snohomish County program is expanding to the greater Arlington area.

The organization serves single-parent, working-class families and community-based organizations who support underserved populations.

“If you reside in Arlington, Smokey Point, Silvana, Oso, Darrington or Stanwood we would like to deliver Christmas resources to you,” said Mary Butler of Toys for Tots.

If you would like to apply to receive the services go to

Blues concert Nov. 17

ARLINGTON – Legends of the Blues VI will be presented Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center at Arlington High School, 18821 Crown Ridge Blvd.

The fundraiser concert hosted by the Arlington Arts Council marks the return of accomplished blues artist Coco Montoya, opening with acoustic soloist John “Greyhound” Maxwell.

Tickets are $15 online, $20 at the door, and kids under 12 are free. Tickets are available at and at Flowers by George, 335 N. Olympic Ave.

Drop off shoebox gifts in Arlington

ARLINGTON – This month, Arlington will be among 5,000 drop-off locations collecting shoebox gifts for children overseas during Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, Nov. 12-19.

Marysville and Arlington families, churches and groups are transforming shoeboxes into fun gifts filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items. The Samaritan’s Purse project partners with local churches across the globe to deliver these tangible expressions of God’s love to children affected by war, disease, disaster, poverty and famine. For many of these children, it will be the first gift they have ever received.

This year, Marysville- and Arlington-area residents hope to collect more than 8,050 gifts to contribute.

The site in Arlington is the Atonement Free Lutheran Church, 6905 172nd St. NE. It will be open Nov. 12-17 and Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. On Nov. 18, its hours will be 1-4 p.m.

Shiny new street sweeper

ARLINGTON – It’s out with the old and in with the new.

Arlington Public Works is buying a high-efficiency street sweeper after receiving a grant from the state Department of Ecology.

The $350,000 sweeper includes $262,000 from the state, with 25 percent from city funds of $87,500.

The state program provides grants for projects that reduce the environmental impacts of stormwater pollution by preventing debris and pollutants from entering storm drains, the Stillaguamish River and local streams, Public Works Director Jim Kelly said.

Public Works has one older street sweeper that will be retired.

Chamber hosts annual dinner-auction

MARYSVILLE – The 4th Annual Home for the Holidays chamber dinner and auction will take place at the Tulalip Resort Casino Nov. 29.

It will be in the Orca Ballroom, which will be decorated with Festival of the Trees regalia.

The event is a fundraiser for the Marysville-Tulalip Chamber of Commerce. The event is open to the public, not just chamber members.

It features a hosted reception, gourmet dinner and a dessert dash, along with dozens of live and silent auction items. Santa will be there to take your Christmas wishes, and there will be a surprise special entertainment. The event runs from 5-9 p.m. at 10200 Quil Ceda Blvd. in Tulalip. Cost is $55 per person.

Public hearing on MIC plan

ARLINGTON – The Arlington Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to approve the draft Subarea Plan for the Arlington-Marysville Manufacturing Industrial Center.

The hearing for the future industrial and manufacturing area centered around the Arlington Airport will be 7 p.m. Nov. 20 in City Council Chambers, 110 E. Third St.

The subarea plan expresses the vision for the MIC’s future, as well as goals and policies that provide a roadmap to guide public and private investments.

Individuals can submit written testimony to the Planning Commission or speak at the hearing, City Planner Josh Grandlienard said. Only those individuals who provide testimony can appeal the decision made later by the City Council.

For details email or call 360-403-3551.

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