Meridian ‘goes green’ by offering vanpools

ARLINGTON — With gas prices more than $4 a gallon, it’s more expensive than ever to drive to work, but employers like Meridian Yachts in Arlington are aiming to ease the burden on both the environment and their employees’ wallets.

The last hurrah at Biringer’s Spencer Island Farm

It’s the end of an era at Biringer Farm this weekend. The 19th annual and final Pig Out runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 and 22 at Biringer Farm, an official sponsor of the Marysville’s Strawberry Festival.

  • Jun 18, 2008

Marysville family involved in Northwest Savoyards ‘The Music Man’

Last year’s Strawberry Festival Ambassador, Brooklynn El Fattal learned a lot of dance routines this year for her performance in the Northwest Savoyards’ production of “The Music Man.” She and her two sisters are performing as River City Teens and River City Kids in the chorus of Meredith Willson’s musical about a fast-talking traveling salesman who intends to con the people of River City until he falls for Marian the librarian.

  • Jun 11, 2008

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  • May 21, 2008

Harvey exhibits 33 paintings at Lake Steven’s City Hall

Arlington artist Christina Harvey is showing 33 paintings at Lake Steven’s City Hall. Harvey grew up in a family of artists and received a Bachelor of Fine Art in 1976. She worked as a technical illustrator and graphic designer, painting on the side through the years. Now since she retired in 2002, Harvey is very happy to have time to focus on painting, averaging about 18 paintings a year.

  • May 14, 2008

Shakespeare, just like the ol’ days

ARLINGTON — Five actors are playing all the parts in William Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet,” complete with sword fighting and vials of poison, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center Friday, May 16.

  • May 14, 2008

AHS jazz bands ‘Swing into Spring’

Jazz musicians of Arlington High School had an exciting weekend last week at the Reno Jazz Festival, complete with earthquake.

  • May 7, 2008

Copper artist joins Camano’s Mother’s Day Art Tour

Offering copper sculptures, pen and ink drawings and sculpted ceramic fish by Arlington artists Rodney Patzer, Rocky Barrick and Marguerite Goff, among many other artists from around Puget Sound, the 10th annual Camano Island Studio Tour has become a popular Mother’s Day tradition among the art community of north Snohomish County.

  • May 7, 2008

‘Generations’ of art and culture of the Tulalip Tribes

Carvings, metal sculptures, blown and cast glass, prints, weavings, baskets, clothing, musical instruments and jewelry by members of the Tulalip Tribes will be featured in this year’s Art Education in Action exhibit presented by the Arts Council of Snohomish County.

  • Apr 30, 2008

‘Into the Woods’ with M-PHS actors

Fairy tales reveal the innermost struggles of human nature and the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine musical “Into the Woods” brings many of the most popular stories together in one show. Now Marysville-Pilchuck High School drama students are bringing them to life with their production of the musical, which opens Friday, May 2.

  • Apr 30, 2008

Lakewood student sings in ‘Alice in Wonderland’

A student at English Crossing Elementary School in Lakewood, Ciara Nawrocki, 10, sings in the chorus of a new 3D Alice in Wonderland presented by META Performing Arts through May 4 at McIntyre Hall, Skagit Valley College, in Mount Vernon.

  • Apr 30, 2008

AHS students revive ‘Our Town’

As preparation for this year’s spring play. “Our Town,” students from Arlington High School took a tour of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Museum recently. They were escorted through the museum by pioneers Ruth and Harry Yost, who showed them furniture, tools and various equipment the students had never seen before.

  • Apr 23, 2008

Vanessa Thompson releases ‘Vanessa’

Vanessa Thompson and her dad, Jim Thompson, are busy planning her CD release party which will be in the Baltic Room in Seattle Thursday, April 24. The first half of the event is by invitation only, but it will be opened to the public at 9:30 p.m. Admisssion is $5.

  • Apr 23, 2008

‘Peanuts’ comes to life

Everett — A Marysville actor, Nick Dominski has a lead role as Charlie Brown No. 1 in the KIDSTAGE production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” a musical based on Charles M. Schultz’s comic strip “Peanuts,” directed in Everett by Kati Nickerson, the founding director of KIDSTAGE.

  • Apr 9, 2008

LHS drama students present ‘Arsenic & Old Lace’

The Brewster family members are quite the characters and Lakewood High School students portray them well in their production of “Arsenic and Old Lace,” which was presented Friday evening, March 28 and Saturday afternoon, March 29.

  • Apr 9, 2008