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 THE NEWSPAPER AT THE HEART & SOUL OF OUR COMMUNITY  SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014  WWW.ARLINGTONTIMES.COM  75¢ VCS offers ‘Evening with the Arts’ BY KIRK BOXLEITNER SEE ARTS, PAGE 2 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Tim Spadaford and Tommy Meyer share some fun during Village Community Services’ ‘Evening with the Arts’ on March. 13. Council considers Riverfront Master Plan, Comp Plan contract SPORTS: Mountain bike teams combine to form Team Pilchuck. Page 10 INDEX BY KIRK BOXLEITNER CLASSIFIED ADS 15-18 LEGAL NOTICES 9 OPINION 4 SPORTS 10 WORSHIP Vol. 124, No. 34 7 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Paul Ellis, community and economic development director for the city of Arlington, speaks to the Arlington City Council on March 10. ARLINGTON — During its Monday, March 10, workshop meeting, the Arlington City Council reviewed the Riverfront Master Plan proposed by city staff, which city of Arlington Natural Resources Director Bill Blake requested be approved, to allow the city to move forward on a grant request to the Recreation and Conservation Office for improvements to Haller Park and the Country Charm Park and Conservation Area. Blake explained that the city led a program in 2011 and 2012 to develop the Riverfront Master Plan, complete with a citizen subcommittee and a series of meetings to gain feedback and review community questionnaires. He presented the proposed plan as the result, and cited its report of a number of comments from the community. To apply for the RCO grant the City Council must adopt a current master plan and a capital improvement plan since the city’s parks master plan expired in 2012. “The RCO has reviewed the Riverfront Master Plan and agreed to give us until April 18 to adopt the plan,” said Blake, who elaborated that this plan SEE COUNCIL, PAGE 2 1009161 SPORTS: Inglemoor ends Arlington’s season. Page 10 ARLINGTON — Once a month, on the second Thursday of each month, the lower level of the Immaculate Conception Church in Arlington comes alive with song during Village Community Services’ “Evening with the Arts” dances for adults with developmental disabilities. As John Dalgarn leads the 27-member Voices of the Village band through enthusiastic musical performances, guests are welcome to take up spare instruments and contribute to the sound, or else just groove along to the beat, either with dance partners or by themselves. Cindy Somers’ 33-year-old son, Brandon King, is a Marysville resident with Williams Syndrome, which can produce musical savants. After King graduated from high school at the age of 21, he lost the musical outlet of his school band, but Somers’ chance meeting with Dalgarn through a Developmental Disabilities Administration luncheon led to King taking his place as one of the

Arlington Times, March 15, 2014

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