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2019 Aquafest July 26th thru July 28th, 2019 Friday, July 26 Food vendors serve from noon to 11 p.m. Arts, crafts and commercial vendors sell from noon to 11 p.m.

Saturday, July 27 Food vendors serve from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Arts, crafts and commercial vendors sell from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Events Children’s Parade — lineup at 5 p.m., parade starts at 6 p.m. Venardos Circus — 6:30 p.m. Try Rowing — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proud Pet Show — Registration at 5 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Movie in the Park — 10 p.m.

Events Firefighters Breakfast — 6 a.m. to noon Kid’s Fun Run — 7:55 a.m. Aquarun 10K — 8:15 a.m. Aquarun 5K — 8:20 a.m. Waterski Tournament — 7:30 a.m. Disk Golf Tournament — 8 a.m. to noon Venardos Circus — 1 p.m. Grand Parade — 1 p.m., lineup at 11 a.m. awards at 4 p.m. Venardos Circus — 4 p.m. Boat Parade — 7 p.m. Venardos Circus — 6:30 p.m. Fireworks — 10 p.m. (Sponsored by Superior Concrete and Arcadia Homes) North Cove Stage Hwy 9 — 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Joe T. Cook Blues Band — 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The Good Ideas — 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wings N Things — 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Entertainment North Cove Stage Alex Britton — 5:50 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Penny Stinkers — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ron Stubbs Hypnotic Mayhem — 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Sunday, July 28 Events Firefighter Breakfast — 6 a.m. to noon Quadrathon — Registration 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Race starts at 8 a.m. Classic Car Show — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stand-up Paddle Board Races • Registration — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Long Course — Noon • Short Course — 12:05 p.m. • Knock off Sprint Race • Relay Race Family Fun Fest • Registration — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Pennies in the Hay — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pizza Eating Contest — 1 p.m. Venardos Circus — Noon Try Rowing — 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rotary Duck Dash — 3 p.m. Venardos Circus — 3 p.m. Venardos Circus — 6 p.m. Entertainment North Cove Stage School of Rock — 11 a.m. to Noon Tim Noah — 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carnival rides provided by Davis Shows Northwest • 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday, July 25 • Noon to Midnight, Friday, July 26 • 10 a.m. to Midnight, Saturday, July 27 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 28 Festival ends at 5 p.m.

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Street Fair fills Olympic Ave. with shoppers, vendors

By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington was filled with homemade hot sauces, birdhouses, jewelry and other items as part of the annual Arlington Street Fair. The event is put on by the Downtown Arlington Business Association (DABA). This year it was held from July 12 to 14. “It is going fantastic. We have tons of visitors and everybody is real happy,” said Jeri Rugtvedt, DABA member and the main organizer for the event this year. About 200 vendors came to the festival which was completely booked early this year. “I think it’s really won-

derful that a community of this size can get something this big going. It’s pretty impressive,” said Doug Golden, one of the attendees of this year’s Street Fair. Rugtvedt said that many of the vendors enjoy being part of the event each year. “We have a lot of returning vendors that have come back this year,” she said. Items varied from books to art crafts to direct-sale items. “I think people like the variety of vendors that are here,” said Rugtvedt. “It’s really fun,” said attendee Chad Walker. “I like the variety.” See FAIR on page 2


Marysville kids Nikky Nielsen, left, and Eddy Nielsen eat at the free meal program that the Marysville School District provides for the summer on July 11.

Program provides free meals for local children By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com


Kainoa Lanto, left, receives some painting on his arm from Mike Nodine, a member of the Arlington Arts Council, at the Arlington Street Fair on July 12.

The Marysville School District is providing free lunches and breakfasts during the summer this year as their summer meals program returns. On Mondays through Fridays, from July 8 to Aug. 9, local kids and teenagers

can receive no-charge meals as part of the program. “It’s a little bit more expanded this year,” said Danny Vasquez, assistant director child nutrition services. “With the summer meals program this is the second full year of Marysville put-

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Neobots club holds summer camp for kids By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com


From left, Thomas Mendez, Chevy Lente and Tristan Morrison begin their robotics competition at the Arlington High School Neobots club summer camp on July 12.

Arlington High School’s Neobots club helped middle school kids build robots and participate in their own competition during a student-led Robotics Competition Camp. The camp is organized by high school students as a fundraiser for the club. The Robotics Competition Camp was held from July 9 to 12. “All these kids can come and they get to experience what we do as a club, just on a smaller level,” said Brenna Henry, one of the main organizers of the camp and vicepresident for the club. While the Neobots club members have always provided summer camps, this is the first year they have tried a camp based primarily on a robotics competition. “We always do these camps but they nev-

er show what we do as a club. They’re always just ‘build these Lego robots and complete the challenge,’ and so this is actually closer to what we do which is why I was excited for it,” said Henry. “We designed it so that it is similar to actual competitions that we participate in, but on a smaller scale so that it is Lego robots and they can participate,” said Jakob Stickles, president of the club. The club hoped to design a week-long camp where kids could come in, build and experiment with a robot and then enter a contest at the end of the week. “We don’t want to keep doing the same camp over and over and so we brainstorm things they’ll like. And, honestly, the challenges are fun for us to come up with too,”

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ting it on." Kids do not have to be enrolled students to take part in the program. “Anybody from the community can come. You don’t need to qualify for anything. You just show up and our ladies are happy to help get you some food,” said Vasquez. There are numerous sites around the community that participate in the program. Allen Creek Elementary, Cascade Elementary, Liberty Elementary, Marshall Elementary and Shoultes

Elementary provide the meals at breakfast from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., and lunch at 12:15 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Quil Ceda Tulalip Elementary proves meals at the same time but is not open on Fridays and the program there ends on Aug. 2. On weekdays district workers will be at the Beach Street Boys & Girls Club from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. for breakfast and from 11:30 a.m. to noon for lunch. They will also be at the Cedar Grove Apartments on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 12:30 p.m. for lunch. “I think the meals program is really good,” said lo-



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cal parent Lareina Nielsen, who said that it was convenient for her. “Plus, we live just right down here,” she said. The meals program is for kids between the ages of 1 and 18. “We just provide a healthy warm or cold breakfast or lunch and it’s a great program,” said Vasquez. “It’s great for the kids who come, and the parents I think they’re super appreciative,” he said. The program is funded by federal dollars specifically meant to help children during the summer who need meals and who would normally get that food by going to school. “We feel as a district we’re committed to our community and this is one of those things that benefits everybody,” said Vasquez. He said it benefits the kids, the parents and the district by getting more





The Arlington Street Fair also fills the downtown with visitors who are coming to visit friends or family and shop through small local vendors. “I haven’t been to Arlington before so this is fun,” said attendee Andi Zamora. Rugtvedt said the event brings some tourism to the town every year. “It’s definitely a good draw for the downtown area. They’re shopping at the booths here, but they’re also shopping in the businesses,” she said. Bouncy houses and face painting were again available for the kids as part of the event.

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kids to come back to their schools during the summer. “A lot of the schools have summer programs, open library days, other recreational activities, so that just gives kids a safe place to be,” said Vasquez. The summer meals program provides a number of different types of food. “Today we have teriyaki chicken, brown rice, green beans, blueberries. Sometimes we do pulled sandwiches and french fries. For breakfast we do cold cereal, omelettes, waffles, a little bit of everything,” said Vasquez. He hopes that parents and kids take part in the program this year. “I just hope other kids will come and we can get a little more participation this year,” he said. More information about the district and their programs is available at msd25. org.


It is going fantastic. We have tons of visitors and everybody is real happy.


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“It’s super fun and it’s good for kids and families,” said attendee and local parent Haylie Lanto. “I like that it is family friendly and there is a lot of opportunities for businesses,” she said. Many people like the sense of community at the event. “They come and they meet people down here. They can get together with their friends and family and have a grand time,” said Rugtvedt. Rugtvedt enjoys engaging with the attendees and vendors who come to be part of the street fair. “I get to meet so many different people and make new friendships. Some of the vendors have become my friends,” she said. The Kornstalk festival also provided some entertainment at Legion Park for the event this year. “When I’ve been there, there’s quite a few people that are sitting down and listening and having a good time,” said Rugtvedt. The event helps fund DABA which puts on events like the Show and Shine Car Show and the Arlington Street Fair throughout the year. More information on the local organization is available at arlingtonwa. org.


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Kornstalk music festival benefits food bank ____ “ By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

The Kornstalk music festival returned to Legion Park from July 12 to 14 with local music to benefit the Arlington Community Food Bank. This is the second year that the festival has been held in the downtown area. Locals were encouraged to donate funds or food to the food bank as part of the concert. “This is for the food bank and hopefully we get enough donations to make it worthwhile. We had a good year last year and we hope to have enough this year,” said Johnny Green, one of the organizers of the festival and a band member of Johnny Green and the Pack String. Green said that the food bank was a cause that most people can get behind. “It’s just a good cause. Everybody needs a hand up once in a while and everybody feels pretty good about helping out,” he said. Last year was the first year that the Legion Park stage was available and local

This is for the food bank and hopefully we get enough donations to make it worthwhile.


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bands came together for the benefit festival to take advantage of it. “Any time you start something it takes a little while before it can gain momentum, but I think the crowds have been phenomenal down here the last few weekends and all of this is starting to come together,” said Green. Bands from the area came to play and be part of the festival. “There’s all different types of music and a little bit for everybody,” said Green. Most of the musicians enjoy getting together during the summer to play for community members at the stage, he said. “It’s all for a good cause and we all enjoy doing it,”


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The Old Time Fiddlers play at Legion Park as part of the Kornstalk music festival on July 12. he said. “We enjoy meeting together. Most everybody knows everybody and if you don’t, well next year you do,” he said. This year the event was hosted together with the Arlington Street Fair. “We merged with Street

Fair so hopefully we’ll get more people to come,” said Green. “We’re happy about that.” Because of that the festival was extended an extra day so that it could match with the street fair and more bands were booked. Green said that the in-

creased foot traffic around the area will be good for the festival. “I think it will help us draw more of a crowd and gives people something to do if they want to rest from walking up and down the street,” he said. Hosting in conjunc-


tion with the street fair also moved the festival earlier into the year, from early August to the middle of June. “The last year was real hot and we had four big fans going throughout the whole thing,” said Green, so it was good to have some more palatable weather.



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Steelheads defeat Grays Harbor By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com


Arlington’s junior Jersey Heiss, right, shows Jaren Martinsen, left, how to throw the javelin at Arlington High School on July 11.

Arlington track hosts annual summer camp By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Arlington Track and Field program held their second annual Summer Camp from July 11-13. The camp was open to all incoming 4th-9th graders and put an emphasis on letting each participant try out most of the events that the sport has to offer. The list of events being coached included all running events, hurdles, high jump, long jump, triple jump, discus, javelin and shot put. The camp cost $40 per child, which also included a free T-shirt and treats at the end of each day. “The first thing we want to do is expose everyone to track and field. There are not a lot of opportunities for kids to experience the sport until they are already in middle school or later. After they get to know what it’s all about, then we get to work on their technique and have a lot of fun,” said Arlington Head Coach Judd Hunter. The Eagles’ Summer Camp separates itself with their extremely successful coaching staff, varsity athlete volunteers and threeday setup. Not only does each camper get hands-on instruction from Arlington coaches, they also get one-

on-one attention from current and former varsity athletes. Some of the athletes present included State competitors Jersey Heiss, Jaden Roskelley, Reagan Beaton, Kelsey Mutton and Aiden Emerson. Arlington also sets up their schedule a little differently than some other programs in the area. Instead of competing each of the three days, they separate the first two days into coaching technique and then use the final day as a culminating track meet. The track meet includes a professional setup as well as allowing the young athletes to experience the thrill of getting up on the award stand. “My favorite part of these camps is discovering new talent and letting these kids discover their own talent. Just walking around the camp, you start to see them develop so quickly and really fall in love with the sport,” said Coach Hunter. Arlington’s camp has grown tremendously from the first year, 50 participants, to over 70 this time around. If you are interested in trying out the camp next season or want to stay updated on Eagles’ camps you can find information at https://ahs.asd.wednet.edu/ athletics/a_h_s_camps.

The Snohomish County FC Steelheads battled with the Grays Harbor Gulls in the Western Washington Premier League on July 13. Snohomish County FC entered the competition tied with two other clubs for second place in the league, and they needed a victory in order to keep themselves in contention for the WWPL Championship. Both clubs came out playing physical on both sides of the ball as neither team made significant runs early on. The Steelheads began to find spaces in the Gulls’ defense near the end of the first half and after a few attempts managed to put up the first goal of the match. With only a few minutes remaining, Snohomish County FC entered halftime up 1-0. Grays Harbor wouldn’t stay down for long, as they took a shot from deep early in the second half and scored from over 30 yards out. The Steelheads seemed to become unorganized for the few minutes after but found their composure



Steelheads’ Andrew Escalante,right, looks to score on the bicycle kick as Hector Palomera, left, watches against the Grays Harbor Gulls at Lakewood High School on July 13. the back line for the Steelheads. They were all over the field as they continually stole possessions and organized the defense from beginning to end. “We are a dangerous team to play. No matter who we are playing, we are going to put on a show and give it everything we have. Before the season started everyone thought we’d finish eighth or ninth, but from the very beginning the team has been working together and

Young athletes cross the line as they begin the 1,600-meter at Lakewood High School on July 11.

trusting the system. They have worked so hard and I give all of the credit to them,” said Coach Kesim. After the victory, Snohomish County FC is now tied with only one team for second-place in the WWPL and could potentially jump to the top after next week. If you want to support the Steelheads, their final match will be against XF Redmond FC on Thursday, July 18 at 7 p.m. on Walter L. Seabloom Field.


Athletes of all abilities compete in All-Comers Track Meet By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

Kayla Mullins executes the triple jump at Arlington High School on July 11.

quickly as they went back on the attack. Over the final 20 minutes of the match the Steelheads scored three more goals, one on a penalty kick and the other two off of assists, to walk away with the 4-1 victory. “I knew we were going to have a physical battle and after they tied it in the second half, I wanted to see how we would respond. Last time we went through that we went down, but this time we turned it around and played like champions. You have to fight like underdogs when you lose the ball and play like champions when you have it,” said Snohomish County FC Head Coach Daghan Kesim. The four players to tally stats on the offensive end were Carlos Rodriguez, Rio Alcorta, Jacen Stein and Devin Shull. Rodriguez scored the first goal of the day and Alcorta put in the penalty kick to break the tie. Stein and Shull worked together late as Jacen scored the final two goals of the match with Shull assisting on both. On the defensive end John Troka and Blake Camilleri stayed active along

The first of four AllComers Track Meets was put on by Marysville Parks, Culture and Recreation, Marysville-Pilchuck Track and Field, and Lakewood Track and Field on July 11. This was the first of four track meets to be held over the summer and each will be open from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There is a low entry fee of $5, which allows each participant to compete in as many events as they want throughout the day. “We run a fun and friendly meet with great competition, and we try to

make sure that we are inclusive by having a division for every ability level. It’s great to see everyone from the community come out here and contribute in their own way, whether that be competing or volunteering in events throughout the day,” said Lakewood Head Coach Monica Rooney. Normally you have to be an athlete attached to a school or have to be a professional to compete at a track meet, but the AllComers Meets give everyone a chance to take part in the sport. Every athlete, no matter the age, is encouraged to participate as it is

common for entire families to take part on the track. There is also no need for prior experience as there are volunteers at every event ready to teach you everything you need to know. This year the All-Comers Meets were moved to a new venue, Lakewood High School. After a few years of renovations and upgrades, Lakewood is now one of the best facilities in the county. “We couldn’t have asked for better weather. It’s not super-hot, and I think that made a huge difference for everyone out here feeling a little more energetic and not melting under the sun.

We moved the meet out to Lakewood this year, it’s a beautiful facility and the move was refreshing,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Mike Cull. If you would like to compete, there are still three more track meets to be held this summer. Each meet will be held on a Thursday as they are scheduled for July 18, July 25 and Aug. 1. If you want more information you can visit the city's website at https://marysvillewa.gov/971/All-Comers-Track-Meets or contact the city of Marysville’s Athletic Supervisor Dave Hall at dhall@marysvillewa.gov.


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Preventing heat-related health conditions With the wonderful warmth of sunny summer days also come heat-related health conditions such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat rash especially for young children and elderly who are most at risk. Dehydration risk increases in summer months due to higher temperatures along with more frequent outdoor exercise resulting in heavier sweating. Symptoms of mild to moderate dehydration include thirst, dry mouth, headache, fatigue, dizziness on standing and decreased/dark urination. With severe dehydration the feeling of thirst can actual disappear and signs consist of very dry skin, fast heartbeat and breathing, drowsiness, confusion and fainting. Complications include kidney stones, organ damage and electrolyte imbalances leading to muscle cramps, heart palpitations and seizures as well as shock and death. In infants and young children additional signs to watch for are no tears if crying, no wet diaper for several hours, sunken eyes and limpness. Prevention by maintaining adequate hydration is important. Water need varies based on age, gender, weight, health status, activity level and outside temperature so there is no set recommendation for water intake. That being said an average moderately active male often needs 8-12 8 oz. glasses per day and a woman often needs 8-10. Amounts vary widely for children because of their vast discrepancy in size, but general per day guidelines are roughly 2-4 glasses for 1-3 year olds, 4-7 glasses for 4-8 year olds, 6-8 glasses for 9-13 year olds and 8-10 glasses for 14-18 year olds. It is important to mention that drinking too much water is a real thing known as water intoxication and can be dangerous. With mild to moderate dehydration, oral rehydration with pure water or with electrolytes is often enough. Alternatives to the classic sports drink are electrolyte tabs or filtered water/coconut water with a pinch of sea salt, baking soda and sugar. Severe dehydration is an emergency situation requiring careful administration of IV fluids. Heat exhaustion occurs

Dr. Jennalyn McBride when high temperatures along with the inability of the body to cool itself off lead to overheating (a.k.a. a rise in core body temperature). Young children and seniors have a reduced ability to temperature regulate making them more susceptible. Additional factors increasing the risk of heat exhaustion include high humidity, dehydration, alcohol use, obesity, overdressing, sunburn and extreme temperature shifts. A minor subset condition is heat cramps, basically just muscle cramps from heat and heavy sweating. Those with heat exhaustion experience sweating, cool clammy skin, fatigue, headache, nausea, muscle spasms and dizziness on standing. Move to a cool place, rest and sip

water. If symptoms progress or do not resolve seek medical help. The severe form of heat exhaustion called heat stroke is a medical emergency. At this point the skin may be dry or damp, but is hot to the touch and body temperature will be elevated; additional signs are fast pulse, vomiting, confusion and fainting. If heat stroke is suspected call 911. Heat rash, a.k.a. prickly heat, is a rash of red bumps or blisters that develops on the skin when pores clog with trapped sweat. It usually appears on the chest, neck, head and creases such as the armpits, groin and elbow folds. The rash may be itchy or sting. Although it is most common in babies and young children it can happen in adults. Heat rash will usually go away on its own in a few days. Of course there are many other similar rashes, so if you have never seen this type of rash before it is a good idea to have a doctor confirm. If it does not resolve or if there is an associated fever, swelling or pus drainage definitely get it checked. So get out and enjoy the

tivity for early or late in the day to avoid the worst heat of the afternoon. Make the most of shade, fans and air conditioners. Cool off with a wet washcloth or a dip in the water. As always, if you or someone with you has concerning symptoms seek

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Dr. Jennalyn McBride is a Naturopathic Doctor at Northwest Center for Optimal Health in Marysville, WA. Contact her at 360651-9355 or info@ncoh.net.

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2019 Aquafest July 26th thru July 28th, 2019 Friday, July 26 Food vendors serve from noon to 11 p.m. Arts, crafts and commercial vendors sell from noon to 11 p.m.

Saturday, July 27 Food vendors serve from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Arts, crafts and commercial vendors sell from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Events Children’s Parade — lineup at 5 p.m., parade starts at 6 p.m. Venardos Circus — 6:30 p.m. Try Rowing — 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Proud Pet Show — Registration at 5 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. Movie in the Park — 10 p.m.

Events Firefighters Breakfast — 6 a.m. to noon Kid’s Fun Run — 7:55 a.m. Aquarun 10K — 8:15 a.m. Aquarun 5K — 8:20 a.m. Waterski Tournament — 7:30 a.m. Disk Golf Tournament — 8 a.m. to noon Venardos Circus — 1 p.m. Grand Parade — 1 p.m., lineup at 11 a.m. awards at 4 p.m. Venardos Circus — 4 p.m. Boat Parade — 7 p.m. Venardos Circus — 6:30 p.m. Fireworks — 10 p.m. (Sponsored by Superior Concrete and Arcadia Homes) North Cove Stage Hwy 9 — 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Joe T. Cook Blues Band — 4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. The Good Ideas — 6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wings N Things — 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Entertainment North Cove Stage Alex Britton — 5:50 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Penny Stinkers — 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ron Stubbs Hypnotic Mayhem — 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

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Sunday, July 28 Events Firefighter Breakfast — 6 a.m. to noon Quadrathon — Registration 6:30 a.m. to 7:30 a.m., Race starts at 8 a.m. Classic Car Show — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stand-up Paddle Board Races • Registration — 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. • Long Course — Noon • Short Course — 12:05 p.m. • Knock off Sprint Race • Relay Race Family Fun Fest • Registration — 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Pennies in the Hay — 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pizza Eating Contest — 1 p.m. Venardos Circus — Noon Try Rowing — 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Rotary Duck Dash — 3 p.m. Venardos Circus — 3 p.m. Venardos Circus — 6 p.m. Entertainment North Cove Stage School of Rock — 11 a.m. to Noon Tim Noah — 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Carnival rides provided by Davis Shows Northwest • 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Thursday, July 25 • Noon to Midnight, Friday, July 26 • 10 a.m. to Midnight, Saturday, July 27 • 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, July 28 Festival ends at 5 p.m.


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2019 Aquafest July 26th thru July 28th, 2019 Be aware of construction in Lake Stevens Because of construction taking place in Lake Stevens, some areas will be off limits to the public because of safety concerns. Some Aquafest events will take place in different locations, according to the Aquafest website. Organizers are working to minimize impacts to the festival. Go to www.aquafest.com for more information. Free shuttle service offered Because parking is at a premium in downtown Lake Stevens, a free shuttle is available from the Lake Stevens High School parking lot to Aquafest. Shuttles run every 15 minutes during the festival. Lake Stevens High School is located at 2908 113 Ave. NE. Beverage garden quenches festival-goers thirst The Aquafest Beverage

Garden is a popular hangout during the annual festival. Thursday night is open for Purple and Gold Alumni while Friday and Saturday nights is open for everyone else. Alcoholic beverages can be consumes in the Beverage Garden and inside the VIP tent Saturday evening. The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club organizes the Beverage Garden and proceeds raised from sales goes to fund the organization’s community projects. Carnival tickets available Carnival tickets are available onsite during Aquafest as well as pre-sale at participating retail outlets and eventually online at the Aquafest website. Davis Shows Northwest provides carnival rides and games for Aquafest. For more information, go to www.Aquafest.com. Prepare for unpredictable weather

Aquafest benefits from warm summer weather — typically. An early July forecast from Accuweather shows a sunny weekend coming for Aquafest, but forecast can change. Keep an eye on the weather forecast, and plan accordingly. First aid A First Aid station is available during Aquafest on Main Street across the street from the community center. In case of an emergency, dial 911. Officers from the Lake Stevens Police Department are present throughout the festival. Do not hesitate to ask for officer’s assistance.

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Stevens Aquafest with each day featuring something different. Hypnotist Ron Stubbs headlines Friday at the North Cove Stage from 8:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Stubbs is a hypnotist and author who has been featured on Television and radio. He has written eight books on communications skills, hypnosis and body language. In 2003, his CD, “The Hearts Journey,” was considered for seven Grammy Awards, according to his website, www. rockandrollhypnotist.com. After Aquafest, Stubbs will perform at the Stanwood Camano Fair the following weekend, the Skagit County Fair and Oak Harbor’s Pig Fest. A tribute to Paul McCartney

takes place Saturday night when WingsNThings performs on the North Cove Stage. A Seattlebased band, WingsNThings highlights the music of McCartney during his time with the Beatles, Wings and his later solo work. Not so much a tribute band in a look-alike sense, the five-member band emphasizes a celebration of McCartney’s music, according to the band’s website, www. wingnthings.net. After Aquafest, WingsNThings is tapped to perform at the Auburn Avenue Theater, the Tulalip Resort Casino and the Anacortes Port Warehouse Transit Shed in the coming months. Tim Noah, an Emmy-awardwinning songwriter, takes


the North Cove Stage Sunday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. His 1983 album “In Search of the Wow Wow, Wibble, Woggle, Wazzie Woo!” earned a Parents Choice Award as well as being named a Notable Children’s Recording by the American Library Association. He has also earned in 1998 a number of awards from the National Academy of Television Arts and Science Northwest Regional Television Academy, according to his website, www.timnoah. com. Following Aquafest, he is scheduled to perform at the Edgewood Picnic, Sunrise Village Summer Concerts in Puyallup and the Children’s Concert Series at Silver Lake Park in Everett.

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By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Kids will be able to learn about what life was like during pioneer times as part of the annual Pioneer Days on July 27. The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers will hold their annual event earlier this year in July instead of September. It will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer Hall at 20722 67th Ave. NE, Arlington. Local families and children will be able to participate in old-fashioned activities like churning butter or hand-washing clothes. “This is to show the kids how things used to be done,” said Myrtle Rausch, president of the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers. “There are a lot of things like washing clothes or cooking that used to be done a lot differently, so we help the kids learn how their grandparents or in these days their greatgrandparents used to do things,” she said. Rausch said that it is enjoyable putting on the event for the children each year. “We like to just see how much fun the kids are having,” she said. This year will feature an expanded amount of activities as part of Pioneer Days, said Rausch. That includes an oldfashioned lemonade stand that will be part of the event and a model train exhibit. “Someone will be bringing in their model train so the kids can get a closer look at the trains than what we have in the museum,” said Rausch. There will also be a quilting demonstration meant to “show the kids how to put a quilt together,” although it will be done using paper and not fabric. There is also a planned fishing demonstration where the children will be able to identify some of the

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earlier into summer this year. “Normally we do it on the third Saturday of September,” said Rausch. “The last couple of times we’ve put it on it has been pretty wet."

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Sun, Moon and Tides in Snohomish County Wednesday, July 17, through Tuesday, July 23

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Sunday, July 21 Sunrise 5:31 am • Sunset 8:58 pm

Thursday, July 18 Sunrise 5:27 am • Sunset 9:01 pm

Monday, July 22 Sunrise 5:32 am • Sunset 8:57 pm

Friday, July 19 Sunrise 5:29 am • Sunset 9:00 pm

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National Night Out will be Aug. 6 By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com National Night Out provides an opportunity for community members to talk with their police and city officials and Arlington and Marysville will participate again this year. The national event will be held on Aug. 6 this year and both cities encourage neighborhoods to organize an event for their neighborhood. Marysville Various neighborhoods will hold National Night Out events during the day and there will be a main event for residents at Jennings Park. The Jennings Park event will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. “That will be our big community event,” said Leah Tocco, executive services coordinator with the city of Marysville. “This is a fun opportunity to get out, meet your neighbors and get to know your city officials and your police department,” said Tocco. The Marysville Fire District, the Marysville Police Department and city officials will be at the event to interact with people. Hot dogs and popsicles will also be available, said Tocco. The city also wants to help people organize their own neighborhood events.

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said Stickles. They designed the competition themselves and 3D printed some of the parts to make it work. During the contest two teams compete with two robots each and try to push cubes and balls into their territory. Teams get more points

“We will also have representatives from the city to go out to talk at those neighborhoods, and that is based on availability and the number of neighborhoods that end up organizing events,” said Tocco. More information about how to establish your own event and get local officials to come out and visit is available at Marysville’s National Night Out page at marysvillewa.gov/933. The city can also provide some equipment to neighborhood parties. “For neighborhoods that are expecting 15 or more people we are offering some barbecue starter kits while supplies last,” said Tocco. Tocco hopes that neighborhoods are able to build trust with each other at events like National Night Out. “It’s a great opportunity to come together and build more of a community atmosphere,” she said. Arlington Arlington officials are encouraging neighborhoods to set up their own National Night Out events and has set up a web page at arlingtonwa.gov/390 to help people establish those neighborhood events. “If they do set something up we will have representatives from the city come out,” said Kristin Banfield, communications manager with the city of Arlington.

if they push the items even further into their territory and up a ramp. Bonus points were also awarded for other challenges, such as starting your robot on a heightened platform, forcing your robot to take a steep fall to start. Kids said they enjoyed competing, but they also enjoyed building. “It’s really fun,” said local kid Tristan Morrison. “I like

Those representatives will include city staff, police department members and fire department officials. “We can engage directly in the neighborhoods with people who are interested,” she said. Banfield said the National Night Out events help build relationships between neighbors and between neighborhoods and the city. “It ties right in with our earlier campaigns of crime prevention,” she said. “You can learn what is normal for your neighborhood.” When you know what is and is not strange around your community you can more effectively prevent crime, said Banfield. “Hopefully you can prevent crime from happening or we can get there sooner if a crime is happening,” she said. Meeting with city staff also helps build relationship between Arlington staff and the people they serve. Banfield encourages neighborhood representatives to contact her at 360403-3444 or kbanfield@arlingtonwa. gov. “If they want more details on how to establish an event feel free to contact me,” she said. “We have four to five neighborhoods participating right now and we would love to see more,” she said.

the building and the competition part a lot." Chevy Lente worked on Morrison’s team and said that experimenting was the best part. “You have to figure out what works and what doesn’t. For example, we originally had a shovel that was supposed to lift stuff up to the bin but that didn’t work so we had to change to a plow,” he said.

“And I think that worked out in the end very well,” said Morrison. Thomas Mendez also said he enjoyed the process of building the robot. “I liked the creative process and just making everything. Trying stuff out and figuring out how it works,” he said. Middle school kids learn a lot from the camps, said Stickles. “Besides having fun they’re getting better at learning how to work within teams,” he said. “And they learn how to be gracious professionals in competition.” Henry said she enjoyed seeing kids gain more confidence as the week goes on. “Some kids will come in here and they won’t talk to anyone, even the mentors, but by the end of the week they’re talking and saying ‘well, why don’t we do this instead with the robot,’” she said. Funds that are raised as part of the Neobots summer camps go toward funding entry fees and travel to their competitions. The money also funds their robots. Unlike the small Lego robots, the Neobots compete in FIRST Robotics competitions where the machines can get up to three feet tall. “A lot of the parts for the robot are expensive in general,” said Stickles. More information about the robotics club is available at neobots2903.org.

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'Artifishal' is a misguided, inaccurate documentary

Outdoor clothing and gear manufacturer Patagonia recently released “Artifishal,” a misguided documentary full of misinformation about the role hatcheries play in salmon recovery. The movie claims that salmon hatcheries are the main cause for the decline of salmon and should be eliminated. But it doesn’t present accurate science to back this up. What we know for certain is that eliminating hatcheries would be the end of salmon fishing for generations. More than half of all the salmon harvested in western Washington come from hatcheries. Fisheries management is about balancing the H’s: Harvest, Hatchery and Habitat. We already are using the best available science to manage harvest and hatcheries carefully to protect threatened runs of salmon. Meanwhile, habitat continues to be lost faster than it can be restored. Hatcheries are not the cause of declining salmon runs. We wouldn’t need them if habitat could support sustainable salmon populations. Another false claim made by the film is that hatcheries are the same as open water Atlantic salm-

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on farms. They’re not. We agree with Patagonia that Atlantic salmon farms – like the one near Bellingham where more than 300,000 fish escaped in 2017 – have no place in Washington. That’s why we helped lead the fight to get them banned. Atlantic salmon fish farms hold non-native salmon in floating pens for more than a year before they are harvested and sold. Our hatcheries, on the other hand, spawn, rear and release young Pacific salmon within a few months. Some hatcheries provide fish for harvest that reduces pressures on weak salmon stocks. Others serve as gene banks and nurseries to protect threatened stocks that would otherwise become extinct. Hatchery genetic management plans have been developed for every facility in Washington to protect non-hatchery

salmon. Tribes would rather not have to rely on hatcheries. We prefer healthy, functioning habitat that supports natural salmon production. We must remember that both hatchery and wild salmon depend on good habitat for their survival. Hatchery fish are defined as treaty fish by the federal courts. Treaty tribes in western Washington gave up nearly all of the land in western Washington in exchange for the reserved right to continue to harvest salmon. Our treaties require salmon to be available for harvest and that benefits everyone who lives here. Instead of using its wealth and influence to bash hatcheries, Patagonia could be doing a real service to the resource and all of us by advocating for habitat protection and restoration so that we are no longer dependent on hatcheries. Being Frank is a monthly column written by the chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. As a statement from the NWIFC chair, the column represents the natural resources management interests and concerns of the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington.

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TOPS meeting: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Friday mornings, 9:30 a.m., at the Marysville United Methodist church, 5600 64th St. NE in Marysville. All are welcome. For more information go to www.TOPS.org.

Free Jam Sessions: The Old Time & Country Music Association has free Jam Sessions on the second and fourth Friday each month, 6:30-9:30 p.m., at 1401 Poplar in Everett. Call 360-6599713 for more information.

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Forum will host candidates for M'ville City Council, mayor By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Marysville City Council and mayoral candidates plan to talk at a candidates forum on July 23. The forum will be held at the Red Curtain Arts Center at 9315 State Ave. #J, Marysville near the Marysville Goodwill. The entrance is located in the back of the building. The event will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and is hosted by Indivisible Marysville, the local chapter of the progressive activist organization. “The decisions made on a local level affect us a lot more than at the national level,” said Beckye Randall, a member of Indivisible Marysville and one of the organizers of the forum. She hopes that providing community members with access to candidates will help them be more informed. During the Aug. 6 primary election the Marysville City Council Pos. 5 seat

will be on the ballot with five candidates: Todd Fahlman, Kelly Richards, Jeff Seibert, Noah Rui and Gary Kemp. Two of those candidates will advance to the general election in November. The November election will also include the races for Marysville Mayor between Jon Nehring and Mike Patrick, the Pos. 6 City Council seat between Katherine Iverson and Stephen Muller and the Pos. 7 seat which Kamille Norton is running for unopposed. Randall said that they wanted to host a forum this year because of the amount of challengers. “We thought we could help the community, especially for this election when there is a lot of competition for the city seats,” she said. So far the organization has received confirmation from 7 out of the 10 candidates, said Randall. The format will be introductions

followed by questions from the audience. “The first hour will be their introductions where they will talk about their experience and skills,” said Randall. After introductions, audience members will be able to ask questions directly to the candidates. “We also have a list of questions in case there’s not a lot of audience participation,” said Randall. After the official forum audience members will also be able to chat with the candidates. “There will be an informal reception where people can meet with the candidates,” said Randall. This forum is happening a little early compared to some other candidate discussions, but Randall said they hoped to provide something for community members before the August primary election. “So people can decide which of the candidates they want to proceed to the general election,” she said.


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Crocosmia pack a lot of punch in color It is always Crocosmia hard for me to (commonly focus in on one known as Montvariety of plant bretia) are hardy this time of year. perennials that There are so many originate from fabulous sumSouth Africa and By Steve Smith grow well in the mer blooming perennials (and a surprising northwest, if planted in full number of shrubs) that are sun. They have sword-like strutting their stuff in the leaves that can reach 2 to 4 months of July and August, feet tall and will be covered that to dedicate a whole col- with red, orange, or yellow umn to one variety seems flowers in the summer. If impossible and maybe even they remind you of gladia little unfair. But fair or not, olus, it is because they are this little treatise is going to related and both have the zoom in on the genus Cro- same bulb (actually it is cosmia — mostly because technically a corm) storage they are coming into full structure. They will multiply bloom now and there isn’t a fairly fast and in a few short day that goes by that some- years you will have a rather one doesn’t come into the large clump, at which time store with a sample flower you should probably divide (that they probably liberat- them (in the spring as they ed from someone’s garden) start to grow) and share and want to know what it is. them with your neighbors.

Crocosmia are one of the most highly prized perennials for hummingbirds and of course any other pollinators that might be around the garden. They are very easy to grow (our acidic soils are perfect, as long as there is good drainage) and the only pests that I have encountered are spider mites and thrips — both of which seem to be more of an issue on old, overcrowded clumps (these insects will turn the leaves a silvery brown). If this occurs to your plants, then it is probably time to divide them. When this happens to mine, I just cut the foliage down to the ground after they bloom and call it good for the season. One other bit of advice: most of the taller varieties benefit from some sort of staking or they will

flop over just about the time you want to enjoy them. As for varieties, there are probably hundreds of cultivars. They all make great garden plants as well as good cut flowers. I found no less than 12 different ones on our benches the other day and I am sure there are many more at other nurseries as well. Here are a few to consider. Lucifer — This is the old standby variety that most people first come to recognize. It’s a good strong grower with bright red flowers. Honey Angels — This variety is more compact, reaching only 16 to 20 inches with finer, more refined foliage. Flowers are a soft yellow with honey tones. Limpopo — Reaches 36 inches tall with large 3 inch across peachy coral flowers


A Lucifer Crocosmia would be a great addition to any garden. with yellow throats. Diabolito — A dwarf form of Lucifer growing only 24 to 36 inches tall, but with the same striking red flowers. Fire King — Orange flowers that mature to red on a compact plants of 24 inches tall. Nova Dragonfire — A compact grower with thick stems that don’t need staking. Flowers are deep red. Adrianna — She has

lovely arching stems of glowing tangerine flowers with a deeper flash in the center, bordered in luminous gold. So there you have it, one variety of plant but many variations to choose from. Happy Gardening!

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

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