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Marysville officials travel to China By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Marysville formalized their “Friendship City” relationship with Chinese city Yueqing this February when local city officials traveled to China. Marysville resident Noah Rui grew up in Yueqing and helped connect the two cities. “When I started the Diversity Advisory Committee about six or seven years ago Noah Rui was one of the people on that committee,” said Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring. “He started approaching me saying that he knew some officials that would like to come and visit,” said Nehring. See CHINA on page 2

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Voices of the Village band members Rachel Matteson, left, and Jerry Vanney, center, and band director Jon Dalgarn sing at the Village Community Services' annual gala on April 6.

Voices documentary screened at Village Gala By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

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Marysville City Council member Stephen Muller, left, interacts with some Chinese students in Yueqing during a ‘Friendship City’ visit.

Local nonprofit Village Community Services held their 12th annual Village Gala on April 6 and gave a special screening of the upcoming Voices of the Village documentary.

The organizations provides services to support locals with disabilities. "The people we serve have a range of disabilities, most have intellectual disabilities," said Michelle Di-

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Council extends downtown residential tax exemption By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Marysville City Council extended a property tax exemption for multi-family residential units for the downtown area in an effort to encourage development downtown. A section of the city code allows for developers to get some property tax exemption for residential development, however it was scheduled to sunset this year. During the March 25 City Council meeting, City Council members voted to remove the sunset to keep the measure in place. The area where this exemption is allowed is bounded by Eighth Street to the north, Ebey Slough to the south, Alder Avenue to the east and I-5 to the west. “That section of our code allows

our downtown a tax exemption for multi-family construction projects,” said Gloria Hirashima, chief administrative officer for Marysville. The property tax exemption lasts for either 8 or 12 years. To receive the 12-year exemption a developer has to provide at least 20 units, at least 20 percent of which must be affordable housing sold or rented to low- to moderate-income residents. There are no income parameters for the eight-year exemption. “The basis is really to revitalize the urban center of the city,” said Hirashima. City developers usually prefer areas away from urban cores because they are easier to build residential buildings on, she said.

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The Ebey Slough shoreline is part of the Marysville downtown area where residential developers can receive See TAX on page 3 a property tax exemption.

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During two visits Marysville gave Chinese officials a tour of their ArlingtonMarysville Manufacturing Industrial Center and the city’s wastewater treatment plant. Officials from the two cities began talking about a “Friendship City” relationship during those meetings, which is roughly equivalent to a “Sister City.” This year Nehring and two Marysville City Council members traveled to Yueqing for the first time. “The actual documents and codification of the whole thing came together with this trip,” he said. None of the trip was paid for with city funds. “We paid for everything out of pocket,” said Nehring. “Even though about half the trip was in Yueqing for city business we just thought it would be cleaner that way." Nehring said they learned a lot on the trip. “China and Asia have always been a little bit mysterious to me. I know a lot about Europe, my wife is from Europe, but not much about Asia,” he said. Yueqing is a much bigger city than Marysville. “Their city is a mid-sized Chinese city of 2.7 million people,” said Marysville City Council member Mark James, who went on the trip.

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“So that’s a Marysvilleequivalent in China, if you can believe that,” he joked. “It could rival our big cities. Everything was very modern,” said Renae James, Mark’s wife and a Marysville community member. The scope of the utility operations impressed many of the members who went on the trip. “We come from a city so we know what we would have to do to govern with police, streets, sewers and water, and you’re sitting there going ‘oh my gosh, this is a whole different level of problems. How do you provide sewage for millions of people,’” said Nehring. For Yueqing, it was the first time having this many American officials visit the city, although they have had council members from larger cities stop by. “That was the first time they had a contingent like that,” said Mark James. “So they rolled it out for us, they thought it was a big deal." Marysville officials toured businesses and schools around the city in

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Local church provides lunches for students _____ “ By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Volunteers at the Faith Lutheran Church of Lakewood worked during this year’s spring break to help provide a place for local students to come have lunch and hang out. The church, located by Lakewood High School, is trying to reach out more to help local students. “We’re kind of converting the church from solely being a church environment to providing student services,” said Ryan Brown, the mission developer at Faith Lutheran Church of Lakewood. “The school district became very obvious as a place to support, and we asked ourselves what we could do for the kids and creating a space for them was a good first step,” he said. Although the church has had a summer break lunch program for a couple of years, this is the first time they have provided lunch during spring break. “We actually contacted the superintendent’s office and this was the first thing he named,” said Brown. Many students came out to the church each day for the program. “We said that if we hit 10 to 12 kids each day that

We said that if we hit 10 to 12 kids each day that would be a success and we've hit around 55 kids every day.

would be a success and we’ve hit around 55 kids every day,” said Brown. Jeff Sowards, co-coach of the Lakewood High School track team, said that his students enjoyed coming out to the lunches. “I think this is an awesome idea and it kind of worked out that the track team’s practice got done when they’re starting here,” he said. “The services that they are going to provide are pretty amazing for our community as well." Lakewood student Sean Spencer said he enjoyed coming out to the church for the lunches. “I think that this is a great thing. It’s nice for us to hang out and there’s a lot of stuff to do,” he said. Brown said that many of the students came out for the full time to play games after their lunch was done. The lunches themselves are meant to help fill the gap where student school lunches normally would be.

“A lot of these kids are in positions in life where they’re not having consistent meals at home, maybe not having dinners, or maybe what meals they are having, there’s not much substance there,” Brown said. School often provides a place where kids can get meals, however when school is on break they sometimes don’t have many other places to go, said Brown. The Faith Lutheran Church did some fundraising to help fund the lunches and they also got help from local restaurants and businesses who each sponsored one of the days. Participating businesses include the local Costco, Mod Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings and Chipotle. Brown said that the church plans to continue implementing student initiatives in the coming months and years. “We started doing some renovations here, it looks

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property tax exemptions for developers putting up new residential buildings in downtown cores, she said. Although harder for developers, the city sees many advantages to bringing more residential buildings downtown. “One advantage is that there is already an infrastructure in place,” said Hirashima, and Marysville’s downtown is already strongly integrated into transit routes. The original ordinance was put in place in 2009 and hasn’t been used since then. “We didn’t have any multi-family projects in the area during that time,” said Hirashima. “It’s our hope that we’re getting to a point where downtown redevelopment is becoming more attractive." The downtown area where this property tax ex-

emption is allowed is zoned for mixed use. Hirashima noted that doesn’t necessarily mean the classic city setup of “retail on the bottom floor, apartments above,” but could just mean commercial/retail space in a separate building set aside. Although a developer can choose to include that kind of space, a property does not have to include retail/commercial space to be eligible for the property tax exemption. The city owns shoreline property that was previously used by industry and has a more active say in how that will be used. “We’ll have direct control of what uses would go into that property,” said Hirashima. “If we want to see a mixed-use type of building there the city can require it."

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“With new construction you usually see it more on the outskirts of cities where there are greenfield areas,” said Hirashima. “It is much easier to develop in those type of areas,” she said. The property tax exemption is supposed to offset some of those complications which make downtown projects more expensive. “To build houses in a downtown you’re going to have additional costs,” said Hirashima. Older existing structures may have to be cleared out and working with smaller parcels often has more particular demands for construction, she said. That is why the state allows for these kinds of

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Eagles top Shorewood 11-3 By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Arlington softball team looked to continue their strong season as they took on the Shorewood Thunderbirds on April 2. The Eagles got off to a

quick start as they shutdown the Thunderbirds in the top of the first inning and scored two runs in the bottom of the same inning. Shorewood battled back as they scored their first run in the top of the second and

kept Arlington at two runs, entering the third inning down 2-1. Over the next three innings Arlington began to separate themselves and secured a huge lead as they added on one run in the third, two runs in the fourth and five runs in the fifth. Entering the sixth inning down 10-1, the Thunderbirds knew that they needed to create some offense as they managed to narrow the gap with two more runs. However, Arlington scored one more run in the bottom of the sixth and closed out the seventh in order to walk away with the 11-3 victory. “Our defense played a great game. We had a lot of outstanding plays and played smart to keep them to only three runs. The girls are ready to go this year and they are coming out with a fire that we haven’t seen in a long time here in the pro-

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Arlington’s freshman left-fielder Lexi Eck races down the third base line as she scores against the Shorewood Thunderbirds at Arlington High School on April 2.

gram. They are working so hard and all the credit goes to them,” said Arlington Assistant Coach Hayden Fields. Arlington’s freshman starters Elizabeth Durfee, Lexi Eck and Kailyn Thai showed up in a big way against the Thunderbirds. Durfee, pitcher, played all seven innings while tallying four strikeouts and only allowing three runs. Eck, leftfielder, had a game-high four hits as she went 4-5 at the plate with one run, one RBI, two stolen bases and four singles. Thai, rightfielder, went perfect at the plate going 3-3 with one walk, two runs, one RBI, two stolen bases and three singles. The Eagles were also helped by big games from Tia Langley, Brooklyn Lamie and Megan Lawrence. Langley, junior shortstop, had two hits as

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Katherine Tsoukalas, Eagles’ senior designated hitter, gets a hit against the Shorewood Thunderbirds for a single at Arlington High School on April 2. she went 2-3 with one walk, one run, one RBI and two doubles. Lamie, junior first baseman, finished going 2-4 with one run, one RBI, one single and one double. Lawrence, sophomore second baseman, came in halfway through the game as she

went a perfect 2-2 with two runs, two RBIs, one stolen base and two singles. If you want to come out and support the Eagles their next home game will be against the Snohomish Panthers on Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m.

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Spartans defeat Chargers 12-8 Pet By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

The Marysville Getchell baseball team welcomed the Stanwood Spartans to their home field for the second game of their three-game series on April 3. Both teams started the game out slow as neither of them scored through the first two innings behind strong performances from the mound. The Chargers struck first as they exploded for five runs in the bottom of the third inning. Stanwood didn’t take long to come back as they answered immediately, scoring six runs in the top of the fourth to lead 6-5. The Spartans shut down Marysville Getchell through

the fifth inning while scoring an additional run in the top of the inning to extend their lead, 7-5. The Chargers weren’t done yet as they rattled off a few hits in a row to score two runs in the bottom of the sixth and tie the game at 7-7. The game was only tied for a short time as the Spartans were determined to secure their victory with a huge five-run seventh inning. Marysville Getchell only managed to score one run in the bottom of the final inning as they fell to the Spartans by a four-run margin,12-8. “It’s so easy at this age to get down in a game and give in, but they just kept battling all the way through. It’s just

frustrating to see them give up free runs, but that comes with youth and they’ll keep getting better,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Gabriel Rochon. Marysville Getchell was led by their young sophomore core of Trevor Loucks, Kody Galde and Dylan Maneval. Loucks, centerfielder, filled the stat sheet as he had two hits going 2-4 with two runs, one RBI, two stolen bases, one single and one double. Glade, left fielder, also went 2-4 with one run, two stolen bases and two singles. Maneval, second baseman, notched two hits

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on three plate appearances while putting up one RBI, one single and one double. The Chargers senior duo of Caleb Koellmer and Ryan King also put in some work of their own. Koellmer, first baseman, finished with two hits out of four appearances, one run, two RBIs, one stolen base, one single and one double. King, right fielder, went 2-3 at the plate with two runs, one stolen base and two singles. If you want to catch the Chargers' next home game, they will be playing the Everett Seagulls on Tuesday, April 16, at 4 p.m.

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M-P gets 3-0 victory over Hawks By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Marysville-Pilchuck boys soccer team hosted the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on April 1. The Tomahawks took the kick-off and immediately put pressure on the Hawks as they came out aggressive from the very first pass. After being

denied on a few early shots, Marysville-Pilchuck was able to find space along the goal line and found the back of the net in the ninth minute to go up 1-0 over the Hawks. Shortly after their first goal the Tomahawks took a deep shot from the outside and scored once again in the 23rd minute. They weren’t able to score again before halftime and they went into the second-half up 2-0

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Kyle Matson, Tomahawks’ senior forward, uses his speed to stay ahead of the Hawks’ defense as he takes a shot at the goal at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on April 1.

over Mountlake Terrace. Mountlake Terrace came out in the second half with more energy on the offensive end, but the Tomahawks' defense continued to shut them down. Multiple defensive stops contributed to a transition score in the 61st minute for Marysville-Pilchuck’s third goal of the night. The Tomahawks stayed aggressive from beginning to end as they totaled 22 shots-on-goal and secured the 3-0 shutout victory over the Hawks. “It’s nice when we are able to expand players' roles so that we can use them in different spots later in the season. Every day they come out and practice how they play. They are intense and they know that when you are out on the field you have to be ready to go,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Paul Bartley. Marysville-Pilchuck was led by their seniors Randy Galvan, Kyle Matson and Eric Ibanez. Galvan, forward, scored the first and third goal for the Tomahawks as he has notched a total of seven goals on the season. Matson, forward, accounted for the second goal against the Hawks as he has scored a total of six goals so far this year. Ibanez, goalkeeper, recorded eight saves on the night while also putting up his fifth clean sheet of the season behind a strong defense. If you want to come out and cheer for the Tomahawks, their next home match will be against the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.

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Communities plan annual Easter egg hunts By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Community Easter egg hunts are returning to both Marysville and Arlington for families to enjoy on April 13 and 20. Local organizations and cities are working to put on several free events this year. City of Arlington Easter Egg Hunt The city of Arlington’s annual Easter egg hunt will be

held on April 20 this year at 11 a.m. at the Arlington Airport field. “It will be the same format as last year with three different sections for the different age groups,” said Sarah Lopez, community revitalization project manager for the city. Kids are released onto the field at exactly 11 a.m. to rush for the many plastic eggs. “People should come

early so they can get parked and get ready before we go because we start at exactly 11 a.m.” said Lopez. The city has prepared about 10,000 eggs for children to collect at the event, either filled with candy or prizes like a Walmart gift card or an arts basket from the Arlington Arts Council. The Easter Bunny will also be available for family pictures before and after the egg hunt.

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Volunteers from Youth Dynamics help run the event and the Arlington United Church will serve some light refreshments as well. Cars should enter the parking area from 51st Avenue around 172nd Street, said Lopez. Marysville Easter Egg Hunt Children age 0 to 8 can come to the Marysville Easter Egg hunt on April 20 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Jennings Park. The format is the same as previous years, with children getting a maximum of eight eggs each and without all of the kids being released to hunt at once. The city has prepared about 13,000 eggs this year, according to Jim Ballew, director of the Marysville’s Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.

“We feel like we have a great venue,” he said. Much of the hunting will again take place in the Jennings Park master garden. “We are generally surprised at how many people turn out,” he said, “it seems like a primary stop for many families' holidays.” Activities like face painting and meeting the Easter Bunny will also be available at the event. “There’s a lot of things to do, it’s not just a traditional Easter egg hunt,” said Ballew. The event is free, but donations to the Marysville Community Food Bank are collected. “We ask people to bring a canned food item to help with those efforts,” said Ballew. Ballew also asks that families leave their dogs at home for the event.

The event is also supported by the local Rotary club who are a big part of making it happen, said Ballew. Arlington Assembly Easter Egg Hunt Arlington Assembly will hold their annual egg hunt at Arlington’s Presidents Elementary from noon to 2 p.m. on April 13. They plan to have 15,000 eggs to hunt. Each egg hunt is divided by age brackets and they are staggered throughout the event. “We start with the youngest group,” said Taunya Sanchez, children’s director at the church. “That gives everyone an opportunity to get their kids out there." Food from Stick It or Stuff It will be available, as well as games and activities. The local church has offered the egg hunt for many years.

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"The person with a disability has something meaningful to do in the community," said Dietz. One of the organization's programs that helps those with disabilities is Voices of the Village, a band program that performs all across the state. Band director Jon Dalgarn said that the music allows those with disabilities to get to know the community better. "When you get them out there, all of a sudden it's just about the music and these guys having a great time, and that's huge," he said. The reverse is also true, said Dalgarn. "If you haven't had a lot of exposure to those with de-

velopmental disabilities, you might be a little apprehensive, but once you see them in this environment you just chill," he said. Since 2017 Village Community Services has been working on a documentary about the band which held a screening at the recent gala, the first time the public is getting a peek at the movie. "This screening is exclusive to this gala and then it's going to go into some fine tuning," said Elena Haas, producer and director of the film. Haas has taught acting classes for those with disabilities and said that she and her team has a "heart for this kind of work." "I love getting to know the people that are backing it and the band is amazing," she said. She said that arts programs can make a huge difference in getting those with disabilities involved in the community. "I know what kind of difference it makes when you give them a chance to express themselves and participate," she said. After working with the band for a couple of years she said she still enjoys working with them. "I like it more and more. Sometimes I forget how exciting it is to be at their concerts," she said. Village Community Service's gala held a live auction this year again, including items like a three-night trip to Lake Tahoe. "We usually make around $30,000 and we're hoping for $40,000 tonight," said Dietz. More updates about the video is available at their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/VoicesoftheVillageDocumentary. More information about Village Community Services is available at villagecommunitysvcs.org.

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etz, executive director of Village Community Services. "We help people to find and keep jobs and we also help them live as independently as possible in their own homes," she said. The services the organizations provide are important for families who often lack support to help children with disabilities. "Many moms leave employment to take care of their adult child with disabilities," said Dietz. In addition to helping the family, Village Community Services is able to provide some way for those with disabilities to connect.


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Local school districts decide how to deal with snow days By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Local school districts are deciding to waive days or not to deal with the impacts of the many snow days this year because of the February weather. Because a state of emergency was declared by Gov. Jay Inslee some of the days could be waived from the required number of days for schools, which Marysville and Lakewood schools opted to do, but Arlington did not. Although days could be waived, students still had to have a required amount of instructional time that districts had to consider. Arlington School District Arlington school officials have decided to make up all days they missed. They missed five days because of the snow and will make-up those days on May 3 and from June 17 to 20. June 20 will be a half day. “Every year in our student and wall calendar we build in a number of make-up days at the end of the school year,” said Gary Sabol, director of communications with the school district. The majority of those days were used, said Sabol May 3 was supposed to be an in-service day for teachers, but that was moved elsewhere. “The board wanted us to use what we had already

published on the calendar and to follow it as much as was possible,” said Sabol. They also did not want to cut into teaching time too much. “We wanted to protect student instructional time as much as we could as well,” he said. Lakewood School District The Lakewood School District missed five school days in February. “Our calendar had 2 snow make-up days built in that we will use to make up 2 of the missed days,” said Shelly Patterson, executive administration assistant. In addition, Lakewood officials will likely waive the days requirement. “The district requested and received a waiver from OSPI for the other 3 days, as we still surpassed our hourly requirement for the school year,” said Patterson. The calendar changes aren’t approved yet and will go before the Lakewood School Board on April 17. Marysville School District Marysville schools lost six days to snow and also had three late starts. “It’s really challenging for a school district to make up that many snow days, plus the three late starts,” said Jodi Runyon, director of engagement and outreach with the school district. The district will make up four of those days on March 15, May 24, June 20 and

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Celebrate Earth Day in Marysville April 27 June 21. The last day will be at Jennings Park a shortened day. They were also approved for a waiver for the final two days they had to make up, said Runyon. The district had to still meet the instructional hours though, and to do that they are making most Fridays full school days, instead of the shortened days that are normal for the school district. To makeup more days would require the students to go to class far into the summer. “We did not want students still in school at the end of June or the first week of July,” said Runyon, as families and staff often have planned vacations for those times.

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Want to help restore a local creek and improve fish habitat, decorate a free reusable grocery tote bag, enjoy snacks and learn about environmentally friendly actions you can take? Come join the fun at Earth Day in Marysville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at Jennings Park, 6915 Armar Rd. Volunteers are needed to help plant trees to restore Allen Creek. Activities are for all ages, rain or shine. Wear sturdy boots and work clothes. Gloves, tools and light refreshments will be provided. Questions? Contact Jessie Balbiani, Surface Water Specialist, at 360-363-8144

or email jbalbiani@marysvillewa.gov.

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Marysville offers Clean Sweep for city residents April 27

Tidying up? City offers Shred-A-Thon May 18

For spring cleaning season, the city of Marysville is again offering an opportunity for residents to clear out trash and recyclables for free on Saturday, April 27. The event takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marysville Public Works, 80 Columbia Ave. For city of Marysville residents only. Proof of residency required (driver’s license, state ID or city utility bill). One personal vehicle load per household; no commercial vehicles.  For information about what will be accepted and what won’t be accepted at Clean Sweep, go to

If those piles of paperwork at home aren't sparking joy, channel your inner Marie Kondo and release them at the free Shred-AThon event on Saturday, May 18, between 9 a.m. and noon, at Marysville City Hall, 1049 State Ave. Please don't arrive early. People who arrive after 9:15 a.m. are served most quickly.  For information about what will be, and what won't be accepted, go to the city's website at https:// www.marysvillewa.gov/civicalerts.aspx?aid=573. Donations to Marysville Community Food Bank gratefully accepted.


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Marysville Artists Guild holds open house By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

The Greater Marysville Artists Guild held an open house to invite the community to learn about the organization on April 3. The group of local artists hosts a number of initiatives throughout the county. “We’re just a group of people that love to paint,” said Sheila Harrington Stump, president of the organization. “We’ve had people in the past who are not artists at all but love to support the arts and do that sort of work,” she said. That work includes providing scholarships to the “greater Marysville area … all of Snohomish County basically,” said Stump. They also have members who participate in rotating artist displays in various businesses around the community. “A portion of the sale, if they sell anything, also goes into the scholarship

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Greater Marysville Artists Guild member Rod Sylvester with some of his art at a recent open house put on by the organization on April 3.

fund,” said Stump. Many in the organization also help others in the community become artists as well. “A lot of us have given classes. I used to, although I don’t anymore,” said Stump. Stump said that is a good group of people that she has become a part of. “I’m not a joiner usually. I’m one of those very self-sufficient people,” she said, “but I’m finding that the groups that I belong to

have really become important to me.” There is a great variety in the art and artists in the group as well, said Stump, ranging from natural paintings to the more surreal. She said that one of their members has “a lot of funny hilarious stuff, a lot of it has dinosaurs or trains in it.” Some of the members just paint for themselves while others bring their art out for many different types of events. “We have one artist, she shows at the rodeos and fairs all over, not just in the state,” said Stump. The Greater Marysville Artists Guild has been a part of the area for a few decades now. “I joined 25 years ago and it was an established organization back then,” said Stump. “We used to be 50 or more people,” she said. “People forget that we’re here." Stump invites anyone who wants to be a member to come to a meeting. “It’s a fun thing and everyone is welcome,” she said. Meetings for the organization are the first Wednesday of the month, March through November. “And that’s so old people don’t have to drive in snow and ice and dark,” she said. There are $25 dues, $5 of which goes toward the scholarships the organization provides. For more information contact Stump at sheila.a.stump@gmail.com or at 425-524-6200.

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Voting is not the end of all civic engagement

Lawmakers need to hear from those who are impacted by the decisions they make

Our government is based on a representative form in which voters get to select the people they want to make decisions on their behalf. But voting is not the end all of civic engagement. As a matter of fact, many decisions, especially at the local level, are influenced by who shows up. We need to hear from those who are impacted by the decisions we make. In this month’s column, I will discuss the importance of civic engagement and how you can get involved in decision making in your government. While much of the media focuses on the impacts of the federal and state level decisions that are made, many of those decisions are actually implemented at a local level. That is to say that the cities and counties are oftentimes the service providers and have a direct connection to the constituents that they serve. This makes civic engagement at the local level that much more important. It is also easier to connect with local elected officials. You often see us at the grocery store or community events. And

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our offices are here locally where you can access us more easily than your State Legislators or Federal Congressional Representatives. I believe it is important to encourage civic engagement so I have made it a priority to do so on the County Council. Specifically, I have made a concerted effort to reach out to and encourage youth participation in the political process. I have had multiple opportunities to speak to groups of students focused on government. I have judged speaking and debate competitions in our community. And most recently, I was able to host a tour group of middle and high school students at our offices where the County Council passed a resolution commending the civic engagement of these youth and encouraging more civic engagement from people of all ages. I believe it is impor-

tant to make sure that our constituents are informed about the actions that their government is taking. This is why I continue to write columns and monthly newsletters to share information about how I represent North County residents on the County Council. That being said, civic engagement is a two-way street. When you show up, you can make a difference. So I encourage constituents to show up to our meetings, reach out to our office, and make their voices heard. If you are ready to take it a step further, there are opportunities to sit on boards and commissions at the county and city level. These citizen boards make policy recommendations to staff and elected officials. Snohomish County’s boards and commissions application can be found at https://snohomishcountywa.gov/3339/Apply. Nate Nehring is a member of the Snohomish County Council and represents District 1 which includes Arlington, Darrington, Granite Falls, Marysville, Stanwood, and unincorporated north county. He can be reached by email at Nate. Nehring@snoco.org or by phone at (425) 388-3494.

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'Ready, Set, Build!' returns to Marysville The Marysville Opera House is hosting the Lego-themed event By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The city of Marysville will bring back a Lego-themed day out for kids for the second year to the Marysville Opera House with ‘Ready, Set, Build!’ on April 14. More than 10,000 Lego brick and Duplo bricks will be available for kids to build with and professional brick builder Dan Parker will be displaying his creations as well for the event. “We set up all of the stations on both the main floor and the balcony,” said Lauren Woodmansee, cultural arts supervisor with the Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation Department.

There are places where kids can build what they want and other places where they’re encouraged to help build something. “Some of the stations have projects already started that the kids can join in, like a castle or a space ship,” said Woodmansee. There are stations appropriate for kids 3 to 12, said Woodmansee. “There is a section for the smaller children,” she said. “We have tons of Duplo bricks, the larger bricks, which allow the smaller kids to create things too,” she said. Dan Parker, of brickabledesigns.com, will display many of his items during the day. “He brings several very large creations, which are two to six feet tall,” said Woodmansee.

“Last year he brought a bunch of Star Wars characters and a giant tooth brush, because one of our sponsors was a pediatric dentistry,” she said. This year he plans to bring a house and a car or a truck, because the sponsors are the Fahlman Property Group and local car dealership Roy Robinson. Last year’s event was one fourhour block, but this year the event has been separated into two sessions of two hours each. “We figured out that two hours is just about the right amount of time for the kids to be playing,” said Woodmansee. She said the event was a success last year and the adults were having fun with the Legos as well. “The parents were having fun and getting into it as much as the

kids were,” she said. Hand sanitizer and clean wipes are provided at the event to help keep things clean. Light refreshments will also be provided at the event. The event is happening at the Marysville Opera House at 1225 Third Street, Marysville. The two sessions are happen-

ing from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. or from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $6 and one adult may enter free with a child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Woodmansee said that the event sold out last year so she recommends pre-registering for the event at marysvillewa.gov.

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Spring is a truly awesome time of year I know it is probably array of perennials. raining in your garden The glossy, red arrow and will be for at least tip shaped stems of the another week, but I have peonies are stretching to tell you that the last out into the sunshine two weeks (particularly at a rate of an inch per the weekends) were just By Steve Smith week. My thoughts amazing. I would sinare drawn to the cerely hope that you all share my fabulous ruffled pink, red, and feelings. It just blows me away that white blousy flowers that will be even at the crusty old age of 70 I perched on their tips 6 to 8 weeks am still overwhelmed by the mag- from now— some of which will ic of spring. Perhaps it is just my be lovingly cut by my wife and inner child coming through, but artfully arranged on the dining there is not one day in the spring table for us to enjoy. when I walk through my garden My poor neglected lilacs (acthat I don’t find something that tually lilacs do their best when literally leaves me awestruck. neglected, but I still feel bad for Spring is truly awesome. them) that I planted years ago Life gets reborn every spring have awakened from their winter in my garden. Where there was slumber and will be blooming in bare dirt over the winter (except the next few weeks. I have to conof course when it was covered fess, I don’t have a lot of love for with snow) there are now green lilacs (their best location in the shoots emerging from my vast garden is somewhere in the back

of the border where you don’t have to look at them), but I thoroughly enjoy the smile they bring to my wife’s face when she cuts a luscious bouquet for the house. And the fragrance of course is intoxicating. How could anyone not believe in some sort of higher power after inhaling the heavenly aroma of a double French lilac? Speaking of not a lot of love, irises of all forms are way too ephemeral for me to allocate much space in the garden for them, but since my wife loves them and I love my wife, we have several clumps of Japanese irises that are pushing up new growth, which makes her very happy. While I do indeed appreciate the delicate nature of the flowers, I just wish they would last more than a day. Then again, some of the most pleasurable things in life last much less than a day, so I

shouldn’t complain. Even something as mundane as the new leaves emerging from my slender weeping beech excites me. The transformation that takes place on this tree, from its pendulous silhouette (it’s almost ghoulish in the winter) to the pure caramel colored leaves in spring that eventually evolve into a fully clothed drapery of dark purple leaves in summer, enthralls me over and over again. What can I say? I am just a simple gardener that loves to experience the wonderment of nature. In my world, every season in the garden is awesome for its own unique reasons, but I think spring is especially thrilling because of all the hope and anticipation that comes with it. There will be future flowers and fruits to enjoy, the smell of freshly mowed grass to breathe in, birds to listen to

(except maybe those obnoxious robins that start in as early as 4 am), and picnics to be had. Spring is full of so much promise, how could anyone not be excited about life and all that it holds for us. My heart often grieves for those individuals that only see gardening as work. If only they would slow down and look a little closer at the magic that is right under their noses. My hope for this season is that all of us, as fellow gardeners, might find the time to reach out to these people and open their eyes to the awesomeness of spring. Like my wife and I, it will surely put a smile on their faces and who knows, it might even make the world just a little bit nicer.

Steve Smith is the owner of Sunnyside Nursery in Marysville, and can be reached at info@sunnysidenursery.net.

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