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Stillaguamish fest entertains, educates, too

The 19th annual Festival of the River Aug. 9 and 10 is presented by the Stillaguamish Tribe to help people who live and work in the Stillaguamish watershed and surrounding regions to realize how their actions can make life better for all critters: people, fish and wildlife.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Summer Meltdown rocks out with biodiesel

The founder and lead guitar singer for the popular Northwest band, Flowmotion, Josh Clauson grew up in Arlington and came home to the Stilly Valley in search for a home for his summer party, a.k.a. the Summer Meltdown.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Above: Marysville’s HomeGrown Festival fills Third Street with homemade crafts and homegrown produce in historical downtown Marysville for two days

HomeGrown offers homemade hotdogs Aug. 8-9

The owner of The Family Dog, Pam McCord will bring the family business to the 23rd annual HomeGrown for the first time this year.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Above: Marysville’s HomeGrown Festival fills Third Street with homemade crafts and homegrown produce in historical downtown Marysville for two days
N 3-Day teams seek support from community;  prepare to walk 60 miles in September Walking for others

N 3-Day teams seek support from community; prepare to walk 60 miles in September Walking for others

Walking 60 miles in three days is not a simple task.

  • Aug 28, 2008
N 3-Day teams seek support from community;  prepare to walk 60 miles in September Walking for others
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Five gallons a day for five days

Growing up in Southern California where the weather is mild most of the year, we never gave much thought about when we could or couldn’t plant. It was never too cold or hot or too wet or dry. When it came to shrubs and trees, you could plant them any time you wanted to. Even in Northern California where I lived and worked as a Landscape Contractor we could plant year round, provided we could work the soil. Despite temperatures in excess of 100 degrees, we did most of our planting in the summertime. But for some goofy reason, there seems to be this misconception that it’s not okay to plant this time of year if you live in the Northwest. Go figure.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Russian realism in Le Nu Air in La Conner

Russian realism in Le Nu Air in La Conner

An Arlington artist, Aleks Kargopoltsev, who runs a studio/gallery in La Conner, is participating in the first “Le Nu Air” art exhibit which opens Friday, August 15 with a public artist reception from 4 - 7 p.m., at

  • Aug 28, 2008
Russian realism in Le Nu Air in La Conner
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Taste of the Times

They say all good things must come to an end and so goes the “Taste of the Times” recipe column that we have enjoyed doing for over a year now. We have both decided to go into semi-retirement which will give us both more time to experiment with our recipes even more.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Art Dujardin and the Greater Marysville Art Guild will be painting “plein air” at Lavender Hills Farm, 7508 108th St. N.E. in Marysville, starting at 10 a.m., Friday, Aug. 22. Visitors are welcome to watch the artists painting and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Original paintings, prints and cards will be offered for sale.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Beatles fans fill Jennings Park Friday

Summer music in the park

A different crowd showed up to hear Straight On in Arlington’s Music in the Park concert last Thursday. Quite a few rock-n-roll musicians were in the crowd to hear the Heart tribute band, Straight On.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Beatles fans fill Jennings Park Friday
Sheila Sindelar perches in a tree in the effort to spot a some kind of bird in the distance.

North county birders plan Swift Watch

Bob Sindelar and his wife Sheila are hooked on bird watching.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Sheila Sindelar perches in a tree in the effort to spot a some kind of bird in the distance.
The Bridge of Flowers in Shellburne

Bridge of Flowers proposed for Haller Bridge

With the adoption of a new name recently, the Centennial Trail Coalition of Snohomish County has launched a new campaign.

  • Aug 28, 2008
The Bridge of Flowers in Shellburne
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A&LSCAN

Artists with works that express their political opinions are invited to display and sell their works at the Sisters Restaurant Sept. 7 to Nov. 2. Works will be judged on the bases of artistry, as well as political input, clearness of the message. Works, containing elements of bigotry, racism or insult won’t be accepted. Otherwise, curator is open-minded and fair to all political groups, parties and non-partisan’ voices. There is no limit of entries. Agreements and presentation requirements will be mailed upon acceptance of the entries. Commission from sales is 30 percent. Not for sale items are welcome. Only two-dimensional wall art is accepted at the restaurant. Send digital jpeg images sized 500 pix one dimension and include the medium, size and price of your works with “I Vote” in the subject line to lyussy@earthlink.net.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Slow food enjoyed at Ninety Farm

Slow food enjoyed at Ninety Farm

Nearly 90 people gathered at Ninety Farm in Arlington to enjoy lunch at the farm recently. The members of Slow Food Seattle and friends were hosted by Linda Neunzig, who offered the city folk a chance to watch her Corgys chase the sheep, swing under the apple tree, and wander along the bank of the Stillaguamish River, while eating an expansive array of real food.

  • Aug 28, 2008
Slow food enjoyed at Ninety Farm
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The importance of compost, mulch and fertilizer

If I am remembered for nothing else when I die, it will probably be for the question I always ask my customers when they are purchasing plants: “Have you got some fertilizer and compost?” Beyond all the planting advice and horticultural wisdom, the single most tantamount message I want to leave with all of you is the importance of amending your soils with natural fertilizers and compost and covering them with some kind of organic mulch.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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How to invite birds into your garden | Column

Last week I shared with you my experience of putting up several feeders in my yard and the thrill of watching all the birds come to them. There is something about birds that completes the gardening experience. And there are several things we all can do as gardeners to encourage birds to visit our yards.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Kenyan priest returns to Arlington, seeks support for school

Father Christopher Wanyonyi is starting to feel like an old hand at finding his way around Arlington. Wanyonyi is the director of the Christ the King Parochial Academy in the Western Province of Kenya, and he paid a return visit to the city July 10 - Aug. 12.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Taste of the Times by Deb and Di

We would like to encourage our readers to send in their favorite recipes. Send recipes to The Arlington Times. PO Box 67, Arlington, WA, 98223 or you can e-mail them at: arltimes@arlingtontimes.com. Att: Deb or Di.

  • Aug 28, 2008
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Florence Pryor

Antique photo brings back family memories

ARLINGTON — For Florence Pryor, a single photo was enough to reunite her with her father and brother, at least in spirit.

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Arlington High School’s Jazzmine jazz choir finished in first place in the high school vocal jazz category at the University of North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison
Arlington High School’s Jazzmine jazz choir finished in first place in the high school vocal jazz category at the University of North Texas Jazz Festival in Addison
Drummers and dancers of the Tulalip Canoe Family are joined by Salmon Ceremony musicians adding an extra special experience at the May 1 “Meet the Artists” reception opening the exhibit
Drummers and dancers of the Tulalip Canoe Family are joined by Salmon Ceremony musicians adding an extra special experience at the May 1 “Meet the Artists” reception opening the exhibit