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Silvana Fair provides fun, learning for local children By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Families and children from around the region came down to Silvana to show their livestock as part of the annual Silvana Fair. The event is one of the earliest fairs in the Puget Sound area and is meant for children. It was held July 27 this year. "This is kind of the kickoff to the fair season. So what we project to the kids is that it's a learning fair," said Kyle Glover, chairman of this year's fair. "Obviously we give out ribbons, we give out trophies, but really you come here to learn for the bigger fairs," he said. For a lot of children in the region who grow up on farms, the local fair is something they return to each year. See FAIR on page 2

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Michael Walk, left, and his son Mason Walk, right, saw a log with help from Stillaguamish Valley Pioneer volunteer Martin Rausch, center, on July 27.

Kids have hands-on fun at annual Pioneer Days By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

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Stacia Rudy displays one of her yearling goats at the Silvana Fair on July 27.

Children got to bake bread, churn butter and saw wood like the original settlers of the Arlington area during the local Pioneer Days on July 27. The annual event put on by the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers is meant to give local families a taste of what life was life before today's conveniences. "We put it on to remind people what life was like 100 years ago, before there was

all the modern appliances and electricity," said Karen Dale, one of the main organizers of this year's event. The Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers, who also run the local Stillaguamsih Valley Pioneer Museum, bring out some of their historical items as part of the event each year. "We want to acquaint people to the museum. A lot of the items we've brought over are from the museum," said Dale.

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Forum hosts Marysville candidates By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Indivisible Marysville hosted four City Council candidates and the two upcoming candidates for Mayor who will be on the upcoming primary ballot. The event was held on July 23. The two candidates with the most votes in the Aug. 6 primary election will head to the primary election in November. City Council Pos. 5 Candidates The August ballot will feature a race between five City Council candidates: Todd Fahlman, Gary Kemp, Kelly Richards,

Noah Rui and Jeff Seibert. Rob Toyer, the incumbent of the seat, is not running for re-election as he is running for Snohomish County treasurer. Kelly Richards is currently a Pinewood Elementary para-educational who has served on the Marysville Planning Commission for many years now. “It gives me a good background on where we are and how we got here,” he said. He said he misses the small town Marysville used to be but doesn’t think curbing the growth is a good idea. “If you’re not growing, you’re dying,” he See FORUM on page 8

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Marysville Mayoral candidates Jon Nehring, left, and Mike Patrick talk at a recent candidates forum on July 23.

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"You get to knock the rust off from the year before. Most of these kids have been doing this entire lives," said Glover. "Everybody here builds friendships that are lifelong friendships," he said. Local parent Mike Rudy had multiple children showing livestock at this year's fair and said they have come to the event many times. "We love this fair. It's nice and easy and easy for them to come in, load and unload," he said. "It's a classic American fair. It's only one day but it's really easy and nice," he said. Glover himself was a frequent participant in the fair when he was young as well. "I grew up doing this all throughout elementary, middle and high school so it's kind of cool for us to give back to the community and

really teach the kids about agriculture," he said. Glover said he enjoyed helping the kids improve. "To give back to the kids and watch them grow is the best part," he said. "Most of these kids do it all on their own. When they originally start they have some help from their parents but this really teaches them how to take care of their animals." Many people from around the region come down to watch the fair and visit Silvana as well. "I think they just love the small-town aspect of it," said Glover. Local parent Melinda Perkins said it is a lot of fun. "It's nice to be able to bring the kids here and they enjoy it every year," she said. "There's different activities for the kids and all the animals." Local parent Liv Mongillo said she loves the fair. "We like that it's a little bit smaller and there's lots of animals that you can get up close and personal with," she said. Most of the work at the fair is done by volunteers

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Aviana Mongillo pets one of the goats at the Silvana Fair on July 27. and mainly only the judges get paid, said Glover, who wanted to thank the staff who works hard to put on the event each year. "Without volunteers it wouldn't be going on," he said.

The event also raises funds annually primarily through their auction in March, said Glover. Additional information about the fair is available at their website at silvanafair. com.

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Terry Legare, one of the main organizers of the event, said that people like the handson nature of a lot of the activities, such as sewing or washing clothes with old equipment. The "What It Is?" table is also popular as visitors guess what old items, such as a candlestick phone, were used for. "The kids tell me it's an old 'cell phone.' It's a phone, not quite a cell phone," said Legare. Local parents said they enjoyed the opportunity for families at Pioneer Days. "So far it's really fun, the kids are really loving it," said local Cecelia Lowe. "I think it is a great way for kids to see how life was 100 years ago," she said. Shannon Walk and her family saw the event online and thought they would try it out. "We haven't been here before so we thought we would check it out. It's really neat so far," she said. There were additional activities available this year, such as baking bread and sewing with an antique sewing machine. "We tried to add more activities for the children and make it more visible in the community. We've done a lot more advertising," said Dale. The Arlington Old Time Fiddlers were also invited to the event. Legare said they

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wanted to reach out to local groups that would fit with the event. "We want to embrace the whole area and the people who live here," she said. The event was also moved from September to July, in part because the last couple of years it has rained during the event. "So far it's look like it's been a good move to put it in July," said Dale, who added there was a good turnout. Legare hopes that the event can build on that momentum from this year. "It's just been a real positive experience and I just hope it continues to grow," she said. More information about the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers and their local museum is available at stillymuseum.org.

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Still time to donate to school supply drive Less than two weeks are left to help hundreds of Marysville, Lakewood and Tulalip students get the school supplies they need for the upcoming school year. Donations are being accepted through Aug. 9 to help the area’s most at-risk youth. All school supplies are needed including headphones, notebook paper, markers, pencils, erasers and more. Donations can be dropped off at designated locations throughout the area. Volunteers will also be collecting supplies Saturday, Aug. 3, in front of Walmart at 8924 Quil Ceda Boulevard from 8:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. “There are so many kids who need our help,” said Jenny Roodzant, Social Service Coordinator for the Salvation Army. “We are just asking everyone to do what you can. Every donation, big or small, makes a difference.” Find a general school supply list at https://bit.ly/ msdsupplies or pick one up at the Marysville School District Service Center, 4220 80th Street NE. For a complete list of lo-

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cations where you can drop off school supplies, go to http://bit.ly/2OpMisE. If you are the parent or guardian of children in need of school supplies for the upcoming year, pick up an application from the Marysville School District Service Center, Salvation Army, Marysville Community Food Bank, City of Marysville Parks office, or Tulalip Tribes Youth Services. School supplies will be distributed by appointment at the Salvation Army office on August 22 and 23. For more information about the School Supply Drive, contact Jenny Roodzant at 360-926-2228 or Jenny.Roodzant@usw.salvationarmy.org.

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Eagle Scout builds pergola By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

well. “A lot of it I didn’t really know how to do until I talkA pergola was recently ed to Coast Construction,” added to the Arlington said Hammond. Community Garden thanks Trevor Gaskin, president to work from local eagle of Coast Construction, said scout Isaac Hammond. they were happy to help Hammond completed with the project. the pergola (an outdoor “Coast is a tight-knit garden feature that creates community business that a shaded walkway) as his believes it is extremely imEagle Scout project. portant to give back to the “I was looking for a community that we call project and reached out to home. We’re happy we were the city of Arlington,” said able to help him complete Hammond, who added city his project and provide a officials hoped that some project could be imple- nice amenity for Arlington mented to enhance the new residents,” said Gaskin. Hammond and others community garden that put the project together opened this spring. over a few days. “I thought the pergola “We started with putting would be good to do beholes in the ground and cecause it would be a chalment, and then we had to lenge, but it was something wait a couple of days to let it I felt I could get done,” said dry and put everything else Hammond. up, ” he said. Hammond said that it The plans Hammond was indeed a big project and others were working that involved a lot of work. “The biggest part was from assumed that the perall the planning that was gola would be constructed involved. Where to get the on a deck, so they had to wood and who to talk to,” modify the plans a bit to he said. put in concrete for the base Arlington Hardware poles. provided much of the mate-B:10” After the cement dried, rials for the project and oth- Hammond and other local T:10” er local businesses helped as Scout members helped to S:10”

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Local Eagle Scout Isaac Hammond on July 24 standing next to the pergola that he helped construct for the Arlington Community Garden. put up the poles. “I had people from my Scout troop come and help as well as just family and friends,” said Hammond. They also did a lot of work to put in the bolts and putting the wood boards together. “Those big brackets were really difficult because of how thick they were, so we had a lot of trouble drilling through them but we eventually got it,” said Ham-

mond. The pergola is now a part of the community garden. “I think it came out pretty good,” said Hammond. “It’s weird being done. You feel like it wasn’t that bad once you started working on it,” he said. Gaskin said that Hammond did a good job as well. “Isaac did a great job planning and executing the project and it turned out great,” he said.

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Lakewood hosts annual passing tournament, lineman challenge By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

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Brayden Hodgin, Marysville Youth quarterback, loads up and fires the ball downfield in one-on-one drills at Marysville Getchell High School on July 25.

MG, M-P partner with M'ville Youth Football By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Marysville Youth Football League partnered with the Marysville Getchell Chargers and the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks for a four-day camp, from 6-8 p.m., on July 22-25. The camp covered all divisions of the MYFL including Pee Wee, 89ers, Junior, Bantam and Senior. The cost was a $40 fee for each participant, which included all days of the camp as well as a camp T-shirt. Alongside the funds raised for the MYFL, they also ran a food and textile drive to support the local community. “We love seeing the younger kids getting excited to work with the high schoolers and learn some things from players that they look up to. These kids come out to the high school games all the time and being able to have a camp like this makes the community grow even stronger,” said MYFL President Tyler Hodgin. Throughout the camp, both high school coaching staffs, as well as their varsity athletes helped by running

each drill and one-on-one session. They worked alongside the MYFL coaches and were able to pass along their knowledge of player development while building relationships with the young players in Marysville. The camp set itself apart with both the Tomahawks and Chargers programs working together, allowing for more hands-on coaching. “It’s great for us and our program to be able to give back to the community. We spend the camp trying to teach them the basics and take their coaches input in what they would like to learn from us. The more we can teach fundamentals, especially tackling, the more we can educate people that the game isn’t as dangerous as it used to be,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Davis Lura. If you want to learn more about the MYFL you can check out their website at http://www.marysvilleyouthfootballleague. sportssignup.com/site/ or email marysvilleyouthfootball@yahoo.com for any additional information.

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Marysville Youth Football players gather around at the end of the day as the coaches breakdown the camp at Marysville Getchell High School on July 25.

Lakewood hosted the 12th Annual Cougars Championship Passing Tournament and Lineman Challenge on July 27. The Lakewood Cougars and the Arlington Eagles were the two local teams that competed throughout the 7-on-7 tournament. Lakewood had a strong performance in the roundrobin as they went 2-1 and finished 1-1 in bracket play. Arlington had a rough start to the day as they went 1-2 in the round-robin but also earned their way into the quarterfinals finishing 1-1 in the bracket. “I love seeing the guys get out there and compete together, because that’s only going to help your team. It’s all about taking lessons from each game and taking advantage of the repetitions within the offense as we move into next season,” said Lakewood Head Coach Dan Teeter. The Cougars started off their day with a loss to the

North Creek Jaguars, 247, but went on to beat the Kentwood Conks, 29-21, and the Oak Harbor Wildcats, 38-7. After the 2-1 start, Lakewood entered the Championship bracket as the sixth seed to take on the Inglemoor Vikings, who they defeated 28-7. After the first round they met the Jaguars once again in the quarterfinals. On the last play of the game the Cougars scored the gametying touchdown but decided to go for the win, and after a controversial twopoint conversion call, they lost 14-13. Arlington had an upand-down performance in the round robin as they lost to the Lake Stevens Vikings, 41-27, beat the Inglemoor Vikings, 30-10, and ended it with a loss to the Kings Knights, 39-21. After going 1-2 earlier in the day, the Eagles entered the Championship bracket as the tenth seed. They started off with a statement in the first round by beating the Kentwood Conks

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Trent Nobach, Arlington’s sophomore quarterback, throws the ball out into the flats against the Inglemoor Vikings Lakewood High School on July 27.

with a huge margin of 38-7. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to overcome the Bothell Cougars in the quarterfinals as they lost 45-21. As for the Lineman Challenge, Arlington didn’t have anyone compete, but Lakewood was able to land in the top five in four out of six events. They placed fifth

in the 185 pound bench press, third in both the 2-man sled push-and-pull and 6-man sled drive and first in the tire flip relay. If you want to support the Eagles or the Cougars, they will be competing again this Fall as football season is right around the corner.

3on3X coming to Arlington By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Western Washington’s Premier three-on-three basketball tournament, 3on3X, is coming up fast as it will be held at the Arlington Airport from Aug. 11-12. This will be the 14th annual tournament, as nearly 200 teams come out to compete on the blacktop ever year. 3on3X looks to include the entire community as there are divisions for everyone who wants to pick up a basketball. Over the last few years a thirdgrade division has been added as well as a co-ed division. The divisions are organized by difficulty, the lowest being Bronze, then Recreational, and finally Gold for the most experienced and serious ballers. “Three-on-three is so different compared to normal tournaments because of the atmosphere that surrounds it. We get to play outside and have a lot of fun, while still bringing in so much talent from all over the area,” said Board Member Jeff Bryson. If you want to enter your team into the tournament there is an entry fee of $120 for a three-person

team, plus one alternate. The deadline was originally set for Aug. 1 but has been moved to Aug. 5 to give everyone more time to get in on the action. In addition to being a great community event, 3on3X also contributes all of their proceeds to local youth basketball and the American Cancer Society. Every summer the organization is able to raise thousands of dollars while also

providing hoopers with a chance to prove their stuff out on the court. “It’s cool to see that the event is not just for people that want to play basketball, it’s also for the people that want to watch or just come out to have fun in the community. It takes a huge amount of volunteers to put the whole thing on and it’s amazing to see all of the support,” said Bryson. Alongside the tourna-

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Project aims to restore salmon habitat By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com An area just south of Marysville’s city limits is being restored to an estuary habitat in preparation of future traffic projects in the area. Washington State Department of Transportation contractor crews are currently working on the project by SR-529 and I-5 just outside of Marysville. The environmental improvements are meant to help fish in the area. “Salmon are important for this whole region,” said Tom Peace, communications director for the Washington State Department of Transportation. It’s important for us to do what we can to help them." The estuary habitat that was historically there provided fish with a saltwater/ freshwater mix which is useful for many species. “The crew is going to remove the fill that was in place for many decades now. It was put in about 70 years ago,” said Pearce. Trees and fill material were placed in the area to raise the ground level when I-5 was built through the area in 1969. A diking system had been built for local business use in the late 1800s as well. The contractor crews will work to undo most of that work to bring the area

more in line to where it was before those interventions. “They have removed the majority of the trees and are wrapping up that work right now,” said Pearce. “Next we’re building some inlets for water and adding some native plants to the habitat,” he said. After that crews plan to bring in water to the area. “Then we will breach the dike to let the water back into the region,” said Pearce. “We will have 12 new acres of habitat,” for the local fish and animals, he said, and local officials will continue to monitor the area after the dike is breached to see if progress is being made. The project is going on throughout the summer. “We plan to finish this up in the fall,” said Pearce. This work is being done now to mitigate for two future transportation projects in the area. As part of Washington state’s massive Connecting Washington transportation package the area will receive a peak-use shoulder lane on I-5 and an off-ramp that connects to SR-529 from I-5. Those two projects are still in the pipeline. “We are still working on the design for both of those projects,” said Pearce. Pearce said that the work is not expected to cause much impact to traffic.

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The above Court has appointed me as Personal Representative of Decedent’s estate. Any person having a claim against the Decedent must present the claim: (a) Before the time when the claim would be barred by any applicable statute of limitations, and (b) In the manner provided in RCW 11.40.070: (i) By filing the original of the claim with the foregoing Court, and (ii) By serving on or mailing to me at the address below a copy of the claim. The claim must be presented by the later of: (a) Thirty (30) days after I served or mailed this Notice as provided in RCW 11.40.020(1)(c), or (b) Four (4) months after the date of first publication of this Notice. If the claim is not presented within this time period, the claim will be forever barred except as provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar is effective for claims against both the Decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. Date of First Publication of this Notice: July 31, 2019 Personal Representative: Judith E Murray 220 Old Tulalip Rd Tulalip WA 98271

The personal representative named below has been appointed as personal representative of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1) (c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-probate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: July 31, 2019. Personal Representative: Andrew J. Davis Attorney for Personal Representative: Bradley E. Neunzig, WSBA #22365 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223

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“We’ll have some shoulder and lane closures, but we don’t expect any major traffic impacts,” he said. More information about the project is at wsdot. wa.gov/projects/sr529/ steamboat-slough.

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Contractor crews clean up an area near SR-529 outside of Marysville to restore local salmon habitat on July 26.


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Tulalip Health Fair helps make community healthier By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Tulalip Tribal members gathered to help their community be more healthy and aware of their local health support services at the annual Tulalip Health Fair. This is the 36th year that Tulalip has sponsored a fair. “The reason we do it is for prevention for our people. We do prostate screenings for the men, blood panels for everybody to check their cholesterol,” said Jennie Fryberg, main organizer for the event. Many different types of screenings are available at the event. “We catch people early. We’ve caught several people early enough where they didn’t even have to go through chemo,” said Fryberg. “That’s why we do it, for prevention,” she said. Michael Rios was able to take his son to test for diabetes at the event. “I enjoy it, being able to have all these types of health services under one roof makes it easy to find health services for me and my son,”

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so that people know where people can get help for their health issues, because we want to take of our people as a whole, spiritually, mentally and physically,” said Fryberg. There are a lot of things that people need to know more about, she said. “To learn the importance of getting your teeth taken care of, to get immunization for the kids and about smoking cessation,” said Fryberg, “those are big things that our people need.” Rios said he learned a little bit about what could be causing some asthma irritation. “I have a little bit of asthma and one of the clean air booths was asking what kind of heating we have. We have one of the clean air purifiers that she said could emit o-zone that can be an irritant so now I’m going to go home and research if ours does or doesn’t,” he said. The event serves more than 300 people typically, although Fryberg said only about 250 people had come through so far. The canoe journey was hosted closer to Tulalip than it normally is, said Fryberg, so many Tulalip members were likely attending that. “We’re thankful for what we've got here today and the team has really come together as a whole,” said Fryberg. Karen Fryberg, the namesake of the Karen I. Fryberg Tulalip Health Clinic and mother of Jennie Fryberg, started the health fair 36 years ago. “My mother worked for the Tribe 33 years as a health clinic administrator. She’s the one who started this fair and me keeping the dream alive is why I do what I do,” said Jennie Fryberg. She hopes the event will continue to help keep her community healthier.


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Festival of the River celebrates 30 years of education, music By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Festival of the River will return to the Arlington area for it’s 30th year of music, celebration and environmental education on Aug. 10 and 11. Gates open for the event at 10 a.m. at River Meadows County Park in the Arlington Heights area. To celebrate the festival’s 30th anniversary, the Stillaguamish Tribe will not charge for parking this year, which is typically the only charge to enter the festival each year. “This year is completely free, no parking or entrance fee this year,” said Tamara Neuffer, coordinator for the festival, environmental outreach and education specialist for the Stillaguamish Tribe. There will also be reduced prices on merchandise and the salmon bake. “We’re really excited about this year, and we’re hoping for big crowds and not a big rainstorm like we had last year,” said Neuffer. This year’s music will include Lee Brice and Thompson Square on Aug. 10 and Boz Scaggs and War on Aug. 11 Native American culture has also been a part of the event for many years now, including a powwow that brings in Native American dancers from around the region. “They brought the powwow in and it really blossomed into a multi-cultural event because it’s really how we [non-Natives] celebrate with music and a concert, and also how Native Americans celebrate as well with a powwow,” said Neuffer. The powwow is great to help cultures connect, she said. “There are a lot of people that come every year because of the powwow,” said Neuffer. “I think for a lot of people, this is their first exposure to any kind of Native American culture,” she said.

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Abby Homold, right, plays a bag toss game to learn about cleaning up after yourself to keep rivers free of pollutants with help from Rodney Pond, left, executive director of Sound Salmon Solutions at last year's Festival of the River on Aug. 11, 2018. The event started from an environmental grant to help educate the public on environmental concerns. It retains that legacy with a strong educational focus. “This is my eighth year and we’ve always just tried to make it better,” said Neuffer. In recent years the festival has put all the education activities into one big tent and Neuffer said that people have enjoyed that. “From an education standpoint we’ve come up with a new model for people to learn about the environment and their lo-

cal watershed that’s not so intimidating,” she said. Environmental groups from around the region come to the festival each year to talk about what they do and help people understand their environment. “We don’t have to go looking for people to come to our festival now,” said Neuffer. The Stillaguamish Tribe funds the festival each year to give back to their community. “It’s an expensive event to put on and it’s all from tribal membership,” said Neuffer, “They consider it

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said. He supports the city’s embedded social worker program. “I like the embedded social worker program and hopefully we can continue finding funding for it,” he said. Richards also spoke in favor the Cascade Industrial Center and attracting more high wage jobs to the city. Gary Kemp is a union business representative and has been a Marysville resident since 1974. Making housing more attainable for young people is important to him, he said. “I have two grown daughters working really hard and it’s hard for them to save up money,” said Kemp. “We need new programs, re-zoning, whatever we have to do to make it happen for our kids." He supports manufacturing apprenticeship programs. The embedded social worker program has been a positive to the city, he said. “Sometimes they need that police officer and so-

cial worker to come up and ask them ‘do you need help,’” said Kemp. Todd Fahlman of Fahlman Property Group has been a resident of the city since 1998. He hopes to manage the growth of the city as the area continues to gain people from Seattle and Everett. “We need to add more inventory and find ways we can smartly do some good zoning so we can help reduce the prices of these homes,” he said. Fahlman hopes that enforcement of drug laws is a priority for the city. He also would like to see public and private investment into the Marysville Boys & Girls Club. “We’re the secondlargest city in Snohomish County and we can do better,” he said. Noah Rui is a Chinese immigrant who works in real estate for the Snohomish PUD. He said that the solution to the housing problems is to bring in better jobs to the community. “If we could build people up to have more jobs and more income,” he said, “so we’re not pouring more

Communities money trying to build affordable housing.” The embedded social worker program is a good strategy for the city, he said. “It prevents crimes and establishes solutions, and this program can lead to a safer community,” he said. As a father, Rui said that public safety is always important. “Public safety is my number one priority,” he said. Jeff Seibert is a former Marysville City Council member who is attempting to return to the council. He was not present at the forum and did not respond to our e-mail for comments. Mayoral Candidates Incumbent Jon Nehring faces challenger Mike Patrick for the mayor seat of Marysville. Patrick is a long-time Boeing employee who said he hopes to bring in new ideas to the city. “I have a lot of respect for Jon but I want to do a lot of things that I don’t think are in Jon’s mindset,” he said. One of Patrick’s biggest concerns is how the city is changing with it’s growth. “I grew up in Lynnwood

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continue. The first year for the program helped 79 people into treatment. “What we need for that is more detox facilities, in-patient facilities, and finding housing is getting tough too,” he said. “We’re looking to find solutions to that."

Nehring was more skeptical of a city-led hospital effort. “Some things are better left to the professionals that do them,” he said. “I’m not saying we’ll never need a hospital, but I think you got to look at the big picture.”

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www.northcountyoutlook.com July 31- August 6 Family Storytime: Funny stories and action songs will make you giggle and move while getting your little ones ready to read. For ages 18 months and up with a caregiver. Supported by Friends of the Arlington Library. Held Wednesday, July 31, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Explore Summer - Nebula Jars: Get your space craft on! Join us as we turn ordinary jars into nebula-inspired works of art. For ages 6 and up. Thursday, Aug. 1, beginning at 2 p.m., at the

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Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Family Festival: Jake's House Church is hosting an outdoor party called Family Festival at Legion Memorial Park on Aug. 3, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The address is 114 North Olympic Avenue, Arlington. All ages are welcome and admission is free!. Come join us for free live music and a picnic on the lawn. We will have animal balloon art, face painting, art projects, and raffle prizes all for free. Enjoy food trucks, and games, including a 22-foot "scream" slide, a 62-foot obstacle course, and a dunk tank. Police and fire vehicles from the City of Arlington have been invited! They will be on display for educational fun and exploration. You will have a blast. We want to bless the city of Arlington and all the neighboring communities and their families. Come out and join us for an awesome day at Legion Memorial Park.

COMING EVENTS Friends of the Arlington Library Meeting: Guests and new members are welcome to join the generous folks who help raise funds for library programs. Held in the Stillaguamish Conference Room at 154 W. Cox Ave., on Wednesday, Aug. 14, beginning at 3 p.m. Supersonic Flight and Jet Airplane Development: In this presentation, Barry Latter, a docent at the Museum of Flight, will summarize how and why we got into the high-speed flight business and where we're heading next. Please preregister. Held Thursday, Aug. 15, beginning at 6 p.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N.

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ONGOING EVENTS Stillaguamish Senior Center: The Stillaquamish Senior Center at Smokey Point is looking for participants to join them in the following activities whether you are a member or not. Volunteers always needed. Mah Jong - Mondays, 1-4 p.m.; Bingo - Tuesdays  and Fridays;  Cribbage - Tuesdays, 1-4 p.m.; Popcorn and movie - Wednesdays, 12:45 p.m.; Stamp and Scrap - 1st & 3rd Thurs 10 - 1 Karaoke - 1st & 3rd Thursdays, 1-3 p.m.; Bunco - 2nd Thursday, 1-4 p.m.; and Jam Session - 2nd & 4th Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Call the center for more details at 360-6534551. TOPS 433 meeting: TOPS 433 meets at Arlington Boys & Girls Club on Fridays, 9:45-10:45. All welcome. For more information go to www.TOPS.org.

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Marysville's Street Fair will bring food, arts and more to Third Street By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Marysville’s Third Street will be filled with arts, foods and plants for sell as part of the annual Marysville Street Fair. The fair returns for it’s 34th year from Aug. 9 to 11. It is open on downtown's Third Street from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Downtown Marysville Merchants Association hosts the event each year. The market is traditionally known for focusing on just self-made items and self-grown plants at the street fair. “We are changing things up a bit,” said Lorene Wren,

owner of Wrenhaven Vintage Market and one of the main organizers of this year’s street fair. “We’re adding vintage vendors. Although it is still focused on homemade and homegrown items we’re also letting in vintage items,” she said. They have about 100 vendors registered for the event. “And we have an unusual amount of new vendors this year,” said Wren. Those vendors plan to sell items including yard art, handmade signs, soaps, lotions, antiques and vintage items. The eating area will also be slightly different this year. “We will have a new food

area. It will be a shaded area where people will be able to get a lot to eat,” said Wren. The street fair has become an annual part of the summer for the downtown area. “People like that it is local and that it is a tradition,” said Wren. “They like that it is three days so that it meets their schedule’s needs." A variety of family fun will be available at this year’s event. “This year we’re going to have some fun entertainment sporadically throughout the event,” said Wren. Hilton Pharmacy will be celebrating 100 years by sponsoring a caricature artist, a dinosaur will be walking around the event and face painting will be avail-

able. Wren said that the downtown merchants are happy to help with the event each year. “It’s really fun to give back to the community,” she said. The event also helps draw people down to the area, which has been improved the last few years with the improvements to Comeford Park and the Ebey Waterfront Trail which offer a variety of options for families in the summer. “We’re excited to help promote this area of town,” said Wren. More information about the Downtown Marysville Merchants Association is available at facebook.com/ marysvillemerchants.

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runners, nasturtiums, and morning glories that grow and bloom in one season and then have to be replanted the next — to perennial vines, like hops that can grow 30 feet in one season but then freeze back to the ground only to return just as vigorous the next spring. Woody vines — like honeysuckle, trumpet vine, and the Godzilla of all woody vines, wisteria — will retain a branching system all winter long and over time can become quite a considerable mass of vegetation. Most woody vines are deciduous and will lose their leaves in the winter, but there are a few evergreen models that northwest gardeners can enjoy, such as Clematis Armandii, Akebia, Hydrangea seemannii, Holboellia, and if you are lucky enough to

have a protected spot, star jasmine. If you are looking for some examples on how to incorporate climbers into your yard, consider touring my garden next to the nursery. On the north side of my house, in total shade, is a ground cover plant called Euonymus fortunei “Kewensis” that I have let climb up my chimney. It has formed a green carpet of tiny leaves and I trim it close to the bricks twice a year. Peeking through it are two large colorful wire dragonflies that add a bit of whimsy in the otherwise dark, shaded side of the house. Several years ago I planted an evergreen hydrangea at the base of a large Kwanzan flowering cherry on the northwest corner of

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A climbing yellow bleeding heart would be a great addition to your garden. my house, thinking it would slowly grow up the trunk. OMG! In 10 short years it has clamored 20 feet up the tree and is now reaching out to all the upper limbs. The main trunk of the vine is 4 inches in diameter at ground level and the tight matrix of stems reminds me of a strangle vine you might see in a tropical jungle. In another 5 years if I don’t do some pruning, I think it will completely smoother the

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9224 50th Ave NE, Marysville, WA 98270 • 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath each • 1022 sqft each

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Hard to find duplex located in Marysville. Each unit is approx. 1100 sqft 2 BR 1 BA. Large living rm and dining area. Spacious kitchen with lots of storage, dishwasher and laundry closet. Fenced back yard, one car garage, lots of extra parking. Located on a quiet dead end street. Close to shopping, entertainment and schools. Great investment property or owner occupancy w/rental income.

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

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cherry tree. Next week I will extoll the virtues of some of the other vines in my garden that I can’t live without, but in the meantime, look around your garden and see if you can find a spot to add a climber or two. You will be glad you did.

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Anyone who at a bare horihas followed me zontal surface over the years and envision a knows that one lovely green plant of my many mangrowing there, tras is “There is but what about always room for all those vertiBy Steve Smith one more plant”. cal surfaces that No matter how packed my go unplanted. There are garden is, on any given day I tree trunks, arbors, trelcan find a little patch of bare lises, fences and sometimes earth that is just screaming just a lone 4-by-4 post that for something to be planted are begging to be shrouded in it. My wife often fondly with something green and refers to me as her “horti- alive. Climbing roses, wisholic with a planting addic- teria, honeysuckle, trumpet tion” and I suppose it is true. vines, clematis and so many I just love planting things other wonderful climbing and then watching them plants can give us compulgrow. But regardless of how sive planters a whole new many little bare patches of outlook on life. Suddenly, dirt I find, there just never our gardens have expanded seems to be enough places exponentially - what a thrill to fit it all in. This is where that realization becomes! my climbers help feed my Climbing plants come in passion. several forms; from annuals It is one thing to look — like sweet peas, scarlet

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