Since being purchased by Sounding Publishing Inc. nearly a year ago and getting a new publisher three months ago, The Marysville Globe and The Arlington Times have undergone a number of changes. Most of those changes, however, were internal and not readily apparent to those we serve — our readers and our advertisers.
When we moved the books into the current Arlington Library in 1981, the world, and Arlington, was a different place. About 3,200 people lived in the city limits, there were two computers in the library (catalog access only) and approximately 30,000 books. Internet access in libraries was still several years in the future,
Change is in the air. In spite of the soggy weather activity is picking up at the Ebey Slough Boat Launch. Coatless children shiver at school bus stops, hoping the clouds will part. Truckers off-load racks of bedding plants and hanging baskets at Freddy’s and Wal-Mart. Given the growth-rate of lawns, it’s a good thing that skiing is on the wane because spring chores can claim all the outdoor time householders have to spare.
Arlington’s beautiful performing arts center will not only provide students with a window to the arts, but will also serve the community in countless ways — from education and entertainment to boosting revenues for local restaurants and retailers.
Thank you, Rahm Emanuel. Mr. Emanuel, a Democratic congressman from Illinois and former senior policy adviser to President Clinton, recently published several election-year policy proposals on the opinion page of The Wall Street Journal.
While the Dalai Lama will be headlining the Seeds of Compassion, a four-day celebration to nurture kindness and compassion in the world, in Seattle this weekend, a flurry of recent events shows that kindness and compassion are alive and well in north Snohomish County.