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Arlington supports Relay for Life BY KIRK BOXLEITNER firstname.lastname@example.org
SPORTS: Eagle Mamas battle for Stilly Puff Cup. Page 8
ARLINGTON — This year’s Arlington Relay For Life had generated $195,890.29 from 99 teams made up of 815 individuals by the time it wrapped up on the morning on Sunday, June 23, at the John C. Larson Stadium, but Arlington Relay co-chair Kim Deisher-Allen hastened to remind attendees and the community at large that the Relay will continue to collect donated funds for this year through Aug. 31, since the Arlington Relay organizers’ goal is to raise a total of $1 million for the four years that Relay has been a part of Arlington. Deisher-Allen kicked off the opening ceremonies of the fourth annual Arlington Relay on Saturday, June 22, by recalling her father’s fight
with cancer, which began in 2009 and lasted much longer than his doctors had initially predicted. “He was given three months to live,” said Deisher-Allen, who grew tearful as she recounted how successive rounds of chemo, radiation and surgery ultimately left him in a condition she compared to that of an Alzheimer’s patient, even as those measures allowed him to celebrate his 70th birthday with his family. “He lived for 26 months after his diagnosis, much more than the three he was given. Being a caregiver to him was such a blessing, even when it got so hard, that I’d do it all over again just to see my dad.” Like Deisher-Allen, Erin Lewis was accustomed to SEE RELAY, PAGE 2
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From left, ‘Powder Puff Football’ team members Jessica Laubach, Emma Hansen, Elisha Duke and Arrie Knudtson walked well into the evening on June 22 for this year’s Arlington Relay For Life.
Windermere employees spruce up Centennial Park
COMMUNITY: Glasair helps students build planes . Page 10
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Windermere’s Patty Weeda proudly sports the same community service day T-shirt at Centennial Park on June 21 that she wore more than two decades ago.
ARLINGTON — For the fourth year in a row, one of the city of Arlington’s oft-overlooked parks received a touchup courtesy of their nearby neighbors. Close to 20 employees of the Windermere Real Estate office in Arlington benefitted from a sunny morning on Friday, June 21, as they descended upon Centennial Park on Division Street, just east of the roundabout next to the Public Utility District, to spruce up its greenery. Arlington Windermere owner Gene Bryson explained that the Arlington Windermere office’s official adoption
of Centennial Park three years ago was intended to show their appreciation to the Arlington community for their support, in turn, for the Windermere office at 210 E. Burke Ave. over the course of the past two decades. “We’ve done projects like this throughout North Snohomish County,” said Bryson, who acknowledged that Centennial Park’s proximity to their office makes it a convenient location for them to perform their annual day of service labors, but also touted the park as a hidden treasure of Arlington. “It’s a lot bigger than a lot of SEE PARK, PAGE 2
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