THE NEWSPAPER AT THE HEART & SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITY SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2013 WWW.ARLINGTONTIMES.COM 75¢ Businesses close on Olympic Avenue BY KIRK BOXLEITNER firstname.lastname@example.org SPORTS: Arlington girls defeat MG on the hardcourt. Page 14 BY KIRK BOXLEITNER Arlington turns out for ‘Hometown Holidays.’ Page 6 email@example.com INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 21-26 13 OPINION 4 SPORTS 14 WORSHIP 19 Vol. 124, No. 21 SMOKEY POINT — The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce installed its new Board of Directors, which included a mix of familiar faces and newcomers to the Board, during its winter holiday luncheon on Dec. 10. Kristen Granroth, of the Granroth Insurance Agency, and Julie Morse, of Opus Bank, retained their respective roles as president and vice president of the Chamber, while Michelle Heue, of Shiraz Specialty Pharmacy, went from being the Chamber’s interim AnniversAry MGAT-ST 731067 SEE CLOSE, PAGE 2 Chamber installs new board COMMUNITY: LEGAL NOTICES ARLINGTON — Olympic Avenue will lose a number of its businesses, at least two with the close of this year. The Olympic Theatre’s struggles to sustain itself have been well-publicized, but relatively little attention has been paid to longtime eatery establishments such as the Local Scoop, much less an art venue such as Fogdog Gallery. Local Scoop co-owner Bev Angerbauer began placing letters on her customers’ dining tables earlier this month, explaining that the restaurant would be closing at the end of December due Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo to the worsening economy. From left, Local Scoop owner Bev Angerbauer chats with customers Gene and Liz Adams about “We invested $10,000 in it how the economy has impacted her business. last year,” Angerbauer said. “We hoped and prayed it would turn around, but it didn’t. I’m just tired. I made this decision a few months ago.” Angerbauer has corresponded with Dana Strickland at Arlington High School about securing funding to continue the Local Scoop as a working classroom, providing a handson education in catering, advertising and marketing, but so far, that prospect doesn’t seem hopeful. “In the meantime, we’ve gone from a staff of 15 to just three and me,” Angerbauer said. “I had to lay off everybody except for two of our waitstaff and our cook. Christina Baker, who’s been with me faithfully all secretary to its full-term secretary. Chamber Board member Fritz Fittinger, of the Arlington Walmart, became the Chamber’s new treasurer, while new Chamber Board members Vanessa Pawley, of Union Bank, and Steve Peiffle, of Bailey, Duskin & Peiffle, joined returning Board member Sid Logan, of the Arlington School District. Board members who were not up for election this year included Jean Simpson, Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo of Village Community Services; Carrie Byrum, The Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2014. Back row from of Avon; James Eubanks, left, Board members Jean Simpson, Sid Logan, Steve Peiffle, James Eubanks and Michael Mack. of AFLAC; Michael Mack, Front row from left, Board member Carrie Byrum, Treasurer Fritz Fittinger, Vice President Julie Morse, President Kristen Granroth, and Board members Nola Smith and Vanessa Pawley. Not SEE CHAMBER, PAGE 27 pictured: Secretary Michelle Heue. C e l e b r At i o n $237,600 In Cash & Prizes* Daily Cash & Prize Giveaways: Now – December 19 Owned by Upper Skagit Indian Tribe Final Grand Prize Drawings: December 19 • 8 pm On I-5 at Exit 236 $20,000 • $15,000 • $10,000 • $5,000 Cash 877-275-2448 • theskagit.com Casino opens at 9 am daily. Must be 21 or older with valid ID to enter casino, buffet or attend shows. *Must be a Rewards Club Member – Membership is FREE! Must be present to win. Visit the Rewards Club Center for details. Management reserves all rights.