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New program helps students get into apprenticeships By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Regional Apprenticeship Pathways (RAP) program cut the ribbon on their building on Jan. 7 to celebrate the program moving into their permanent location. The program, which is hosted at Marysville-Pilchuck High School and accepts students from around the county, is a collaboration between local schools and trade groups to provide more access to the trades for local students. “A student who completes the RAP program will graduate with their high school diploma, a college credential which has been designed by Everett Community College and preferred entry into a state-certified apprenticeship program,” said Nate Nehring, a Snohomish County Council member who helped organize the program. The program is meant to encourage students into apprenticeships earlier. “We recognized that there was a need for a more seamless pipeline into the trades,” said Nehring. “The average age of someone coming See RAP on page 2


Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert, left, talks with Heather Logan, president of the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation, right, and Arlington Fire Chief Dave Kraski on Jan. 8.

Mayor Tolbert looks back on 2019, forward to 2020 By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com


Marysville City Council member Mark James talks with student Shawn McKinley from the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways program hosted in Marysville about McKinely’s recent project, a table in the foreground, on Jan. 7.

The city of Arlington made strides in improving their manufacturing center and access to those types of jobs, among other improvements, in 2019. Mayor Barbara Tolbert recently talked about the advances made and the hopes for the new year. “On many fronts it was a good year for the city of Ar-

lington,” said Tolbert. “Cities always have challenges in front of them, and we’re no different in that regard,” she said, however she added a lot of progress was made. The Cascade Industrial Center continues to receive preparation work to attract manufacturing jobs. “The crowning achieve-

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Port of Everett signs on to support CIC By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Port of Everett officially signed on to help the Marysville/Arlington Cascade Industrial Center with economic development at a Jan. 8 joint meeting. Officials from the port, Marysville and Arlington gathered for the joint meeting where the partnership was voted forward and signed. “This recognizes the Port of Everett as a partner to the cities and formalizes

the port’s role in supporting developer and business recruitment, development, financing, permitting, environmental regulatory strategy and legislative advocacy,” said Lisa Lefeber, Port of Everett CEO. The Cascade Industrial Center (CIC) is a project from the cities of Arlington and Marysville designed to attract manufacturing jobs to the north Marysville and Smokey Point area. “When our businesses come, we’re going to need to move freight and goods,

and we’re going to need to move it efficiently and effectively out of Snohomish County,” said Arlington Mayor Barbara Tolbert. “So it only makes sense at this time in the development of the CIC to collaborate with the Port of Everett,” she said. The CIC represents years of work by staff and elected officials from both Arlington and Marysville. “This all started with a vision in these cities a See CIC on page 2


Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring, center, talks about the agreement between Marysville, Arlington and the Port of Everett to support the Cascade Industrial Center on Jan. 8, along with commissioners Tom Stiger, right, and Glen Bachman.

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couple of decades ago. We have staff and council members who have stood strong,” said Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring. “I sat in a meeting as a council member and remember hearing from a business member that ‘you will never attract manufacturing to that area. You need to re-zone it for housing and call it a day,’” Nehring said. Many people have participated in that drive from both cities. “I want to thank the city staff and the City Council for having vision and continuing to push for prosperity for their community,” said Tolbert. Now the city has brought in another partner to help enhance the area and attract jobs. “The port has developed a strategy that recognizes the significance of the city of Arlington and city of Marysville’s Cascade Industrial Center,” said

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into these programs was 28 or 29 years old. And they are often not prepared for this type of work,” said Leonard Kelly, Snohomish County Labor Council Secretary. Classes for the program began at the start of this school year, although the permanent building wasn’t ready yet. Students who have been a part of the program helped


Terrie Battuello, Chief of Business and Economic Development for the Port of Everett. If businesses do come to the area, they are expected to bring many jobs to the area as well. There’s an “anticipated 20,000 fulltime employees,” if the area successfully attracts development and manufacturing jobs, said Battuello. With land becoming more and more scarce in south Snohomish County some studies are estimating a lot of job growth coming to the local area. “Between 2015 and 2040, about 88 percent of the job growth in the county is expected to be in the Arlington and Marysville area,” said Lefeber. The incoming growth will likely bring more problems needing to be solved as well. “The challenging parts of economic development, which is bringing in the infrastructure and the right type of planning that needs to be done,” said Tolbert.

cut the ribbon for their new classroom. Bryce Peterson, a student in the program and at Arlington High School, said he joined because the benefits sounded good. “I enjoy watching things come together, building things and problem solving,” he said. “In this class so far we have just been getting started, working on projects to build our skills so that we can eventually reach our ultimate goal of building a

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Nehring also acknowledged the change and issues growth can bring, but said those are often better than the alternative. “As mayors and leaders, we’re dealing with an area of the country and state that is growing rapidly with a lot of opportunity. We need to savor this time … there are areas of this country where people are trying to leave,” he said. “Yes, we have challenges we have to tackle with all of our partners, but we also have such an exciting opportunity,” he said. Nehring thanked all of the partners that have come together for the CIC. “We’re excited to sign this formal partnership with the Port of Everett. We’re excited for the assets that you can bring,” said Tolbert. Lefeber was also thankful to be working with the two cities. “I really appreciate the mayors of Arlington and Marysville inviting us to be a part of this partnership,” Lefeber said.

home for the less fortunate.” Many joined the program because they didn’t see themselves in college or didn’t know what they wanted to do after high school. “I love this program. For me, college was never a considered option,” said student James Davis. “I wanted to experience what a trade school would be like and I think this is like a mini-version of a trade school,” he said. Student Shawn McKinley said it came to a point where he felt he had to make a decision on what to plan for. “I didn’t really know what I wanted to do last year. I was always good at this stuff because I worked with my uncle a lot, so when they showed me this program I was in,” he said. He said he’s enjoyed being part of it so far. “With this project I was the group leader. It gave me leadership experience and I really liked it,” he said. The practical lessons were a draw for many of the students as well. “It’s very hands-on and we have projects,” said Davis. “I found great enjoyment from this program,” said student Jared Dixson. “You can learn at your own speed and not have to worry about what others think of your learning." Marysville officials were happy to help support the program. “We are very proud of the RAP Center. We’re just


Snohomish County Council member Nate Nehring speaks at the ribbon cutting for the Regional Apprenticeship Pathways program on Jan. 7.

getting rolling with this and we’re just getting started,” said Marysville School District Superintendent Jason Thompson. “I’m still sold that this is going to be a great program. Marysville School District is behind this all the way,” he said. Executive Director of Education for the Tulalip Tribes, Rochelle Lubbers, said she was glad the program is in Marysville as well. “As a mother of a student who graduated from M-P and later graduated from the Tulalip Vocational School and is now framing houses for a local business, I’m really excited for you students and the opportunity you have,” she said.

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January 15, 2020 - January 21, 2020 NORTH COUNTY OUTLOOK

Local cities prepare for snow storms By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com With freezing temperatures and snowfall predicted for this week in Western Washington, local officials are preparing to deal with any inclement weather. Cities start preparing in the fall by meeting with partners and getting their equipment ready. “We get together with other agencies to talk about what worked and where there were challenges,” said Jesse Perrault, Marysville’s city streets supervisor. They also have a meeting with the Washington State Department of Transportation “The big discussion this year was about material discussion,” said Perrault. The city used 525 tons of sand and 78 tons of salt last year. “Last year during the big February storm most agencies had trouble acquiring salt, so that was the big push this year to order ahead,” he said. Checking the equipment is also a big part of preparation for cities, including their materials. “We literally have tons of salt and sand on hand, including some that is already pre-mixed,” said Kristin Banfield, communications manager for the city of Arlington. The plow trucks also need to be ready when the time comes.

“We make sure that all of our trucks are ready to go,” said Banfield. City staff make sure to equip their plow gear, as some of their trucks are multi-purpose and need to be re-fitted for snow plowing. When snow and ice are about to occur, cities also take precautions to help keep the roadways safe. Marysville applies a liquid de-icer made of calcium chloride. “That is applied before freezing to prevent the ice and snow from bonding to the road,” said Perrault. Once snow is on the road the cities begin plowing and will focus on the main roads and arterials first. “We start with our arterials and main roads, and then move into some of the residential roads,” said Banfield. If it is continuously snowing the plows may have to return to the arterials for another round before they get to the residential roads, she said. Both cities have snow route maps available. Arlington’s map is at arlingtonwa.gov/343 and Marysville’s map is at marysvillewa. gov/423. Map routes are decided on by city officials. “Those decisions are made by the public works director, the mayor and the City Council,” said Perrault. Marysville routes have been used for about a decade now, although they

make small changes from year to year. This year a couple more residential routes have been added. “We have people with health problems in those areas and we need to be sure our emergency vehicles can reach there,” said Perrault. Emergency vehicle response is also a priority for Arlington. “Really, what we focus on is making sure the arterials are clear first, that people can get to and from the hospital,” said Banfield. The biggest safety tip for dealing with the snow is to stay home if possible, said Banfield. So that individuals don’t have to shovel their driveway twice, they should shovel an area to the left of their driveway for snowplows, said Banfield. “That was the biggest complaint we got last year when we got three feet of snow,” she said. It also helps snow plows if cars are not parked on the streets. “If people can avoid parking on the side of the street, which we know is not always possible, that helps us clear the road faster,” said Banfield. Vehicles should give plow trucks a lot of room. “One primary thing is to stay back some distance, at least 100 feat, from our plow trucks,” said Perrault. The sand put down is small but can still cause

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An Arlington snow plow moves snow out of the road on Feb. 9, 2019. damage, and the salt dropped is also corrosive and damaging to vehicles. Perrault also recommends to never pass a plow truck on the right.

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AHS girls host Highway Nine Championships By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Arlington girls wrestling team hosted their first ever Highway Nine Championships as they hosted 26 teams including the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks, Marysville Getchell Chargers and the Lakewood Cougars on Jan. 11. The Eagles finished in second place behind the Everett Seagulls with a final score of 146.0. Lakewood narrowly placed above Marysville as the Cougars took 14th place, 66.0 points, and the Tomahawks/Chargers placed 15th

with 63.0 points. “Things ran so smoothly, and it is so good to see a high level of wrestling where we wouldn’t have seen that a few years ago. Right now in practice we are just focusing on review and correcting problems because we have taught them so much earlier in the season,” said Arlington Head Coach Jim Smoots. Arlington had 17 wrestlers that scored team points and seven of them that placed in the top six in their weight class. Five of their wrestlers placed sixth including Taylor Chapman, Kiara Jones, Sophia Allen, Souzanna Crew and


Arlington’s 125-pound wrestler Kate Rosson secures the takedown against Meridian in the first round of the Highway Nine Championships at Arlington High School on Jan. 11.

Ashleigh Bergstrom. The other two Eagles, Tailer Cochran and Brianna Williams-Bales, placed fourth in their division. Chapman, 105-pounds, lost her first match of the day by pin but battled back with two pins in a row before losing by major decision. Jones, 115-pounds, won three matches by pin and lost her other two by pin as well. Allen, 125-pounds, lost her first match by major decision before finishing with two victories and one loss, all by pin. Crew, 170-pounds, took her first two matches of the day by pin before losing her following two matches. Bergstrom, 170-pounds, had a tough break in her first match losing in a tiebreaker before winning two matches and losing one by pin. Eagles’ 135-pound wrestler Cochran ended her day with a 3-1 tournament record as her only loss came against an undefeated wrestler. Williams-Bales, 235-pounds, lost her first match of the day on a fall, but then came back through the tournament as she rattled off four consecutive wins, including three pins and one forfeit. “We have quite a few new kids and only a couple of experienced kids. So, it is good

to be at a tournament so they can see some really good competition and take some things from what they are doing. At this point in the season we are just looking at fine-tuning,” said Lakewood Head Coach Nic Caldwell. Lakewood had all four of their wrestlers score team points and place in the top six. Emma Kramer, Angela Reed and Elizabeth Aleo placed sixth in their weight classes, while their lead wrestler Torrie Blackwood ran through the tournament to finish first. Kramer, 110-pounds, lost her first match of the day by fall in the second round, but battled back with two victories by pin before losing in the consolation semifinal. Reed, 145-pounds, also lost her first match of the day before putting together three consecutive victories by pin and losing in her final match by a 6-0 decision. Aleo, 235-pounds, had a similar experience with a loss in the first round before a win by disqualification, win by first-round fall and finally a loss by fall in the consolation semifinal. Blackwood, the Cougars’ 120-pound wrestler, dominated the tournament with four consecutive wins by fall, all four of which were in the


Eagles’ 130-pound wrestler Rose Walthers earns the two-point takedown against Everett in the first round of the Highway Nine Championships at Arlington High School on Jan. 11. first round of the match. “We have a lot of young wrestlers out here and it’s really fun to see them get better, as well as seeing some of them get their first wins. They’re getting the basics down, but at this point in the season we are working on refining our skills and getting more technical moving forward,” said Marysville Head Coach Andie White. Marysville had five wrestlers that contributed to the team score, with two placing in the top four. Anika Garner placed fourth in the 145-pound division, while freshman Alivia White dominated the tournament to secure the first-place finish in the 190-pound weight class.

Garner took her first match of the day by fall in 22 seconds before losing in the quarterfinal and sending her to the consolation bracket. She then went 2-1 through the rest of the day with all three ending with a pin. White has been dominating all season with a 17-1 record and didn’t disappoint in the tournament with three straight victories, including a 25 second pin, 45 second pin and a 9-3 decision in the final. Marysville is the only team with home matches left as they will host a double dual on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m. with the Cascade Bruins, Snohomish Panthers and Glacier Peak Grizzlies.

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January 15, 2020 - January 21, 2020 NORTH COUNTY OUTLOOK

Arlington hosts Coaches vs. Cancer By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Arlington boys basketball team held their 10th annual Coaches vs. Cancer game as they took on the Shorewood Thunderbirds, on Jan. 10. The Coaches vs. Cancer game is an annual event that the Arlington Eagles put on to raise funds for the American Cancer Society. They recognize the people in the community fighting the disease and make every effort to bring the community together for an important cause. “This game is awesome

every year. There is nothing like it and it is so much more than just a game for us. It means the world to be able to support those who need it and show the love that our community has,” said Arlington Head Coach Nick Brown. The Eagles and the Thunderbirds came out pushing the pace on both ends of the court, as they traded buckets back and forth. Neither team was able to create much of a lead, until Arlington went on a 5-2 run to close out the quarter and enter the second up 20-17. The rest of the half was a completely different story as the Eagles rode their


Eagles’ sophomore guard Ethan Martin spins around his defender against the Shorewood Thunderbirds at Arlington High School on Jan. 10.

momentum into another run, 10-3, before the Thunderbirds called their first timeout. Arlington locked down on the defensive end and seemed like they couldn’t miss as they outscored their opponent 9-5 the rest of the way and entered halftime leading 39-25. Shorewood refused to lay down coming out of the half and showed it by going on a 6-2 run before Arlington called their first timeout of the game. After gathering themselves in the break, the Eagles came out and answered with an 8-2 run to grow their lead once again, 49-33, halfway through the third quarter. Through the rest of the quarter the Thunderbirds tried to close the gap but failed to do so, entering the final quarter down 56-42. In the final quarter Shorewood tried to keep the pace high to give themselves a chance, but Arlington continued to hit their shots and never let go of their doubledigit lead as they won 78-63. “We have to talk on defense, get a stop on defense and just play better than that overall. I think our chemistry gave us the difference in this game, but we have to play better all the way through,” said Coach Brown. Arlington was led by their

high-scoring duo of Ethan Martin and Joseph Schmidt. Martin, sophomore guard, led the game with 23 points, one three-pointer, seven assists, two rebounds and two steals. Schmidt, senior wing, finished as the second leading scorer with 18 points, two three-pointers, one rebound and one steal. The Eagles showed off their depth as they had good performances from Ryan Brown, Will Abram, Cade Younger, Nick Lewis and Luke Brown. Ryan, senior wing, hit two shots from beyond the arc with eight points and an assist. Abram, senior center, altered a lot of shots with his height and put up six points, two rebounds, one assist and two blocks. Younger, senior guard, came off the bench to hit two threes for six points. Lewis, senior wing, played a good all-around game in the post with five points, four rebounds and an assist. Luke, sophomore guard, filled his stat sheet with one threepointer, two rebounds, three assists and two steals. The Eagles have four home games left this season, and your next chance to attend one will be against the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors on Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 7:15 p.m.

M-P defeats Wildcats 51-46 By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

The Marysville-Pilchuck boys basketball team hosted the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats in a back-andforth matchup on Jan. 8. The Wildcats started the game off on a 4-0 run before the Tomahawks answered with a 4-0 run of their own. MarysvillePilchuck was able to move the ball along the perimeter but couldn’t find a groove from beyond the arc as they missed a handful of open looks. Over the last few minutes of the first quarter, Archbishop Murphy outscored the Tomahawks 9-6 as they entered the second up 13-10. Mar ysv i l le-Pi lchuck came out in the second quarter with a higher level of intensity on defense as they limited the Wildcats passing and forced them into contested shots. The Tomahawks went on a 5-0 run to take the lead 15-13, as they forced Archbishop Murphy to take a timeout, before rattling off another big run of 6-2. Before entering halftime, the Wildcats managed to slow down the pace and shrink the lead slightly as they ended the half down 23-19.

The second half started with both teams exchanging shots as the deficit stayed consistent through most of the third quarter. Neither team was able to put together a significant run as the Tomahawks were able to extend their lead by one point heading into the fourth quarter, up 39-34. In the final quarter, Archbishop Murphy slowly started to chip away at the lead and eventually closed the gap with a minute left, as they trailed 48-46. In the final few possessions Marysville-Pilchuck forced the Wildcats into bad shots and scored on the fast break to secure the 51-46 victory. “A win is a win but I think we could have been better. It’s the nature of basketball that some things are going to roll your way, and some aren’t, but it was important to see them close it out at the end. It’s all about playing your role and everyone on this team takes responsibility for what they have to do,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Bary Gould. The Tomahawks’ senior wing Cameron Stordahl went to another level against the Wildcats as he led the game in points, three-pointers made, rebounds and


Eagles’ senior wing Joseph Schmidt comes off the screen and nails the three-pointer against the Shorewood Thunderbirds at Arlington High School on Jan. 10.


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Luke Dobler, Tomahawks’ senior guard, looks to drive into the paint in the first half against the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Jan. 8. blocks. He finished with 25 points, three three-pointers, nine rebounds, one assist, one steal and two blocks. The other four seniors that make up the Pilchuck starting five stepped up in their roles to keep the lead intact. Luke Dobler, guard, finished with seven points, three assists and two rebounds. Ethan Jackson, center, used his size down low to score six points and eight rebounds as well as

two assists, one steal and one block. Brady Phelps, guard, scored all of his points in the final minute of the game as he finished with four points, four assists and six rebounds. Aaron Kalab, wing, also tallied four points along with one assist and five rebounds. Your next chance to support the Tomahawks at home will be against the Cedarcrest Red Wolves on Friday, Jan. 17, at 7:15 p.m.

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Is breakfast still the most important meal of the day? One of the hottest new trends in health is Intermittent Fasting (IF). You may have heard of it in more simple terms: skipping breakfast. Since IF has become popular, it begs the question, is this the healthiest way to eat? We have always been taught that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and that is still true because breakfast means to break the fast, but it doesn't necessarily matter when that meal takes place. There is some confusion about IF to clear up, though, as well

as some pros and cons to see if IF is right for you. What IF is and is not: Intermittent Fasting is setting a timeline of when you will eat (feed) and when you won't (fast). The timeline can be something simple such as the 12/12 schedule. The 12/12 is where you eat for a 12-hour window and fast for a 12-hour window. Something like 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for a feeding window works well since most of us are asleep at night, so we are already fasting without trying. Other options

are 16/8, 18/6, and even 20/4, meaning you are fasting for the first number and in a feeding window for the second. The purpose of this is to give your body more time to digest, heal, and repair cells. Autophagy is the term for this period, which means the cells are recycling themselves. It's basically as if the cleanup crew comes in to clear out the bad cells and replenish them with new, healthy cells. The more autophagy your body can experience, the better because if we are eating 16 or more hours a day, our body doesn't have enough time to rest and repair. What IF should not be used for is a means to cut calories drastically and under-eat or restrict your eating. It's not tied to any particular eating regimen and can work with any diet a person is on (low carb, keto, whole30, high carb, etc.), but it's not a good idea for someone with a history of an eating disorder as you wouldn't want to restrict the times you can and cannot eat.

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Pros of Intermittent Fasting: n Reduced hunger: Once your body is set to its new schedule, you shouldn't be too hungry during the fasting period. n Improved cell function: Because of autophagy, your cells will be regenerated at a better level, this means better muscle repair and better functioning metabolism and even less risk of disease through the elimination of toxins and waste. n Improved Insulin Function: If you are like many people and suffer from insulin resistance, IF may help reduce insulin levels. Because you aren't spiking your blood sugar as often, your pancreas has


The trend of Intermittent Fasting has many people asking if breakfast is still the most important meal of the day. time to rest, and cells have time to repair. Cons of Intermittent Fasting: n Initial Hunger: Getting started on IF can lead to initial hunger as you start

to push back the time you eat breakfast until later in the day. If this is the case, start small, push it back by 30-60 minutes for a few days, then do it again until you are eating breakfast at your new desired time. n Undereating: Because your feeding window will be smaller, doing IF without planning meals can lead to unintentional weight loss and malnutrition. It's important to maintain your daily caloric intake, as well as vitamins and minerals. n Hormone Concerns: If you struggle with thyroid or other hormone issues IF can be harmful to your health. Always consult your physician before starting a new program Although it sounds straightforward, IF can be a bit confusing. If you are new to trying this method, consulting a health coach is a great idea. It's also important to still drink plenty of fluids while you are fasting to keep up your hydration.

Emily Countryman is a board-certified health coach and owner of Ideal Wellness located at 2639 172nd St NE Suite 104 in Smokey Point/Marysville. She can be reached online at www. idealwellness.com or info@ idealwellness.com.

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Marysville Toyota honored by Chamber By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Marysville Toyota is the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce's New Business of the Year. The award from the chamber is meant to highlight businesses that provide jobs and products as well as contribute to the community. “Volunteer activities, economic and civic contributions, strong community presence, representation of the community in a positive way, presenting job opportunities, sponsoring youth clubs,” are all among the criteria, said Dave Watson, membership development coordinator with the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce. “Marysville Toyota had multiple check marks in every single one of those categories,” he said. The award is available to those businesses who started in Marysville up to two years ago. “Each business that qualified and wanted to be represented submitted their credentials,” said Dave Watson. Chamber officials selected the final candidates while chamber members voted on the eventual winner. “I thought it was a great honor, just coming to the community and being recognized,” said Perry Watson III, general manager for the business. “Myself and owner Jim Colon have a shared philosophy that when you come into the community you become a good community citizen and you don’t become a taker. You give back,” he said. That spirit was one of the reasons they received the award. “I think, for us, as a community-driven resource, it was the community presence we saw time and time again with Marysville Toyota,” said Dave Watson. Through their first year and a half the business has

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given $12,000 to various charities and foundations, including the Albertson’s Safeway Foundation, the American Cancer Society and Housing Hope. They sponsored last year’s Strawberry Festival Kid’s Day and the Albertson’s Safeway Foundation golf tournament. Dealership owner Jim Colon said they sought to make impacts on the problems in the area. “We opened the store in July of 2018, but two years prior to that we came up to purchase the property and build the facility. So we were up here and back and forth,” he said. “We came in town one time and Perry noticed the amount of homelessness in the area and I remember him saying ‘when we get up here, we have to do something about this,’” said Colon. The business has supported Housing Hope, a local housing nonprofit organization, since they opened. “We’re looking for how we can continue to make that impact and look for the areas that are most beneficial to Marysville,” said Colon. Colon also points toward the good customer and employee experience as a contribution to the community. Marysville Toyota does no-negotiation, no-commission sales which are simpler and less stressful, he said. Perry Watson III said this could be a reason why


Marysville Toyota owner Jim Colon, right, and other staff members from the local dealership which received the Marysville Tulalip Chamber of Commerce New Business of the Year award. their staff is more diverse. “Traditionally only 8 percent of people in our industry is female, and it’s also white male dominated. Organically, we’re at 40 percent female,” he said. He said he didn’t really understand how businesses impact the community before getting involved at Toyota. “A business, if you really look at it, is a giving tree. You open for business and hope people like what you do … as you begin to really, really do business the roots of that business go deeper and deeper and deeper and that tree becomes a major institution,” he said. “Now when I hear a business depart and they use the term ‘uprooting’ I can see why that adjective is used.”

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2019 - A Year in Review This past year at the City has been busy, exciting, and filled with accomplishments. I am proud to share just a few of these accomplishments in some of our key focus areas. In economic development, the City achieved a milestone 10 years in the making with the regional designation for the long-established Cascade Industrial Center. This designation opens doors for the city to access grants for infrastructure that were not available before. We have already started to see the results of this, with new employers opening facilities, providing family wage jobs for our residents and reducing the need to travel outside of the area for work. In public safety, we achieved a reduction in reported crimes, especially in the area of property crimes. We have seen steady use of our Law Enforcement Embedded Social Worker program, which engages the homeless and opioid addicted with services with the goals of these individuals once again being productive members of society. In 2019, we have made 588 total contacts, obtained housing for 37 people, enrolled 41 in treatment, with 15 completing that treatment. We established a new way of handling domestic violence cases, providing more interaction and services to victims with the goal of reducing the number of cases with the same involved par-

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ties. At Arlington Fire, we focused on examining the opportunities for partnerships with our neighbors to the north at North County Regional Fire Authority. These conversations netted the sharing of three positions between the two agencies. It also allowed us to introduce a new program to help reduce the number of repeat transports to local emergency rooms: the Community Resource Paramedic program. Finally, we increased staffing in both Police and Fire Departments to maintain response times. On the transportation front, we developed and adopted a 20-year transportation improvement plan to help smooth future congestion and provide safety to all the users. This plan was developed by overlaying where growth and development is likely to occur or occurring, targets congestion and safety issues, and folding in our plan for Complete Streets plan to connect neighborhoods with different types of transportation in mind. We also spent 2019

designing key projects such as the new roundabouts at 77th Ave NE and 204th St NE and SR-530 and Smokey Point Blvd, which are anticipated to be constructed in 2020. Fiscal management continued to be a focus for City Council, the City staff and me. Our updated financial policies and continued growth in reserves resulted in a bond rating upgrade. The City also paid off equipment debt six years early, resulting in a savings of approximately $100,000 in interest costs. Because of the focus on fiscal sustainability, our utility rates have not increased for seven years and the City did not increase property tax rates for 2020. At the same time, our staff aggressively pursued grants for future planning, construction of streets and other infrastructure, and increased staffing. In addition, for the third year in a row, the City received a clean audit. The City also invested in our curbside appeal in 2019, with the completion of improvements to a number of City amenities. The terraces at Terrace Park received a facelift. The Splash Pad at Haller Park opened, along with new concessions in the park. We implemented a new online shelter reservation system for Haller Park and Hadley Hall to make it easier for our residents to reserve City facilities. See TOLBERT on page 11


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Grief, gallows humor and Father-Daughter Dances rage evoke raw emotions return to M'ville Feb. 8 & 11 Red Curtain Foundation for the Arts presents "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City” Jan. 17-Feb. 2, at the Red Curtain Arts Center, 9315 State Ave. #J, in Marysville. The play, as deeply felt as its name is long, is written by Halley Feiffer and directed by Sherry Penoyer. This dark comedy explores the burgeoning relationship between a twentysomething aspiring female comic and a troubled, middle-aged divorced man who meet — and clash — in the hospital room shared by their dying mothers. Karla furiously scribbles inappropriate jokes in a notebook as her mother Marcie snores alongside her, tethered to the hospital bed by an IV and nose cannula. Middleaged, disheveled Don enters halfway through Karla’s impromptu rehearsal and is horrified by the indelicate nature of her monologue. But he, too, is tethered to this room by his own ailing mother Geena, who is in much more serious con-

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Grown children Karla (Bethany Roddy) and Don (David Alan Morrison) keep an uncertain vigil over their mothers Marcie (Dawn Cornell) and Geena (Debra Polano) in “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital in New York City” playing Jan. 17-Feb. 2 at Red Curtain Arts Center in Marysville. dition than Marcie, and by the dissolution of his family thanks to his wife’s decision to leave him and his son’s penchant for stealing money from his bank account. The play is rated R, and contains pervasive adult language, sexual situations, emotional abuse, and themes of dying and death. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Red Curtain

Arts Center (9315 State Ave, Suite — in the Goodwill shopping center, behind the EvCC cosmetology school). Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for seniors (62+), students over the age of 16 and military personnel. Tickets are available online at brownpapertickets. com; at the RCF box office by phone 360-322-7402); or in-person at the arts center Tuesday-Saturday from 2-6 p.m.

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This is Max Hiatt with his best friend Mr .Wiggles. Max is an Arlington Pack 29 Boy Scout who recently helped raise over 20 food bank donations for our local food bank. Max hopes to one day be a computer programmer.

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Fathers and daughters will gather again in Marysville for the city’s Father-Daughter Valentine’s Dances on Feb. 1 and 8 The annual event allows dads to dance with their girls for a night in their fancy clothes with music. “We are excited to bring back the FatherDaughter Valentines Dance,” said Andrea Kingsford, recreation coordinator for the city of Marysville. This is the 15th year that the city has put on their annual event. Cost is $25 per couple and $5 for each additional daughter. The event happens at Cedarcrest Middle School at 6810 84th St. NE. Dances return for two sessions each night. The first session is 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the second session is from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. “It started as a single dance and has now grown to four dances each year,” said Kingsford. The event has sold out for the last several years and Kingsford expects it to sell out again this year. “I highly recommend that people register now,” she said. The event is popular with families and many come back year after year, said Kingsford. “For many families it’s really become a tradition,” she said. “There are many who come here every year or come to the dance most year. They have all the photos on the wall or in a photo album,” she said. Families will receive a professional 5x7 photo as part of the entry cost for the event. Kingsford said that most of all dads enjoy the time spent with their daughters. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for fathers and daughters or grandfathers and granddaughters to spend some time together,” she said. “It’s their time. It’s a day that is all about


Emily Zapffe, right, and father Carl Zapffe dance at the Marysville Father-Daughter Valentine's Dance on Feb. 2, 2019.

the daughters and for the fathers it’s a chance to really focus on the daughter,” said Kingsford. There is also typically a lot of dancing at the event. “We have a wonderful DJ from Sound Source Seattle. He gets all the daughters dancing throughout the event,” said Kingsford. She said that families have a lot of fun at the event each year. “I think the Father-Daughter Dance has become an amazing community event for families each year,” said Kingsford. “It truly creates lifetime memories.” There are many long-time sponsors that help to contribute or support the event each year, said Kingsford. This year those sponsors include Bob’s Burgers and Brew, Gamut 360, Marysville Kiwanis, Trading Post NW Buffet and Grill, Sound Source Seattle.

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The co-personal representatives named below have been appointed as copersonal representatives 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 co-personal representatives or the co-personal representatives’ 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 co-personal representatives 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 nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: January 8, 2020. Co-Personal Representative: Kevin Ryan Co-Personal Representative: Kathleen L. Card Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven J. Peiffle, WSBA #14704 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 20-4-00005-31

YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear within sixty (60) days after the date of the first publication of this Summons; to wit, within sixty (60) days after the 4th day of December, 2019; and defend the aboveentitled action in the above-entitled court; and answer the Complaint of the plaintiff, Alvin Joseph Abrahamson, III; and serve a copy of your answer upon the undersigned attorneys for plaintiff at their office below stated; and in case of your failure to do so, judgment will be rendered against you according to the demand of the Complaint which has been filed with the clerk of said court. The lawsuit is to quiet title in certain real estate to the plaintiff. DATED: November 26, 2019 BAILEY, DUSKIN & PEIFFLE, P.S. Attorneys for Petitioner: Steven J. Peiffle, WSBA #14704, 103 North Street, P. O. Box 188, Arlington, WA 98223

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The personal representatives named below have been appointed as personal representatives 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 representatives or the personal representatives’ 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 representatives 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 nonprobate assets. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: January 8, 2020 Co-Personal Representative Paul G. Hodge Co-Personal Representative Erik C. Hodge Attorney for Personal Representative: Steven J. Peiffle, WSBA #14704 Address for Mailing or Service: P.O. Box 188, 103 North Street, Arlington, WA 98223 Court of probate proceedings and cause number: Snohomish County Superior Court, Cause No. 19-4-02187-31


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Arlington students will have internship program available By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The planned Arlington Career Internships program is meant to provide local juniors and seniors an opportunity to work 90 hours and receive 0.5 credits this summer. The program is a collaboration between the Arlington School District and the city of Arlington. Officials hope that it pro-

vides some direct experience for local students on what local jobs look like. “We need to have our students be prepared and trained,” said Arlington School District superintendent Chrys Sweeting. “Our hope is that at least 30 interns will go out into the industries and businesses and experience schoolto-work to get actual, hands-on experience that is

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gram provides a learning experience for the summer that also provides students some knowledge about what real-world jobs are like. “This is a perfect opportunity to do career-connected learning to our young people. Let them get inside these businesses and spark their imagination and have the vision that they work and play in the communities they grew up in,” she said. Shannon Affholter, a consultant who has helped shape the internship program, said the businesses will work with the school district and city to make sure the work experience is useful for the students.

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ment was the regional designation,” said Tolbert. The Puget Sound Regional Council gave the center an official manufacturing-industrial center designation that opens up the door for more federal dollars. About a decade of work from staff went into achieving that, she said. “We look forward to being on the next round of infrastructure funding,” said Tolbert. This year Tolbert hopes to continue providing ways for locals to get the training for those jobs as well. An internship program is scheduled to begin this summer for Arlington High School students. “Kids will be able to see what kind of opportunities are available close to home,” she said. Tolbert also wants to bring more higher education opportunities to the north county area, although those projects are still likely a ways off. “We want to continue the discussion about the possibility of a community college in Arlington,” she said. “I want to give our young people the opportunity to be close to home and have the training available to get good jobs.” Finally, the downtown innovation center is scheduled to open on Olympic

“We’re working with an employer and we want the student to have a 90-hour internship so they get credit,” said Affholter. “Really make sure that the student has an opportunity to get on a work site,” he said. The district is looking for businesses that want to participate. “We want that support from our local community and businesses right here in the Arlington and Marysville area,” said Sweeting. So far, the school district has signed on to host five interns, and the city of Arlington has signed on to host five more “to introduce students

Avenue in 2020. The center will provide a space for local entrepreneurs. In the realm of public safety, Tolbert said additional police officers and fire department staff were hired last year in response to the city's growing population. She said there was an 8 percent reduction in crime last year. The city also sought the results of the first year of the Embedded Social Worker program, which partners a police officer with a social worker to reach out directly to homeless individuals. “We’re very pleased with the first year results,” she said. “They’ve partnered with the Family Resource Center,” and contacted 588 local homeless people. Tolbert said that program will continue this year. The city’s police staff also saw the addition of a domestic violence coordinator who supports victims of domestic violence. “They help them connect with services and resources,” said Tolbert. The city’s fire department also saw expansion. “We deepened our partnership with the North County Regional Fire Authority,” said Tolbert. The two agencies now share three positions between them, including their medical services administrator and their community resource para-


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medic. As neither Arlington Fire Department or the North County Regional Fire Authority are large enough to justify those positions at full-time, the two worked out a partnership. Regarding transportation, the city worked on a new plan for the upcoming two decades. “We’ve adopted a 20-year transportation improvement plan,” said Tolbert. Those plans are often six years out, but the City Council and staff wanted to look further out. Plans to expand the lanes on 172nd Street are also continuing in 2020. “We’re working with [the Washington State Department of Transportation] to complete the design of expanding 172nd Street,” said Tolbert. “I think most people don’t realize how long it takes to design a road expansion like that,” she said. The city is receiving funds from the state legislature’s Connecting Washington package in the coming years for the project. Finally, in 2020, Western Washington University will continue to facilitate discussions about what downtown Arlington should look like. “I’m looking forward to the community conversations,” said Tolbert. “Everybody can say how they want the downtown to be in these discussions,” she said.

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to jobs in the public sector,” said Tolbert. The Stillaguamish Tribe also plans to host one intern. “There will be other internships with other organizations,” said Sweeting. Officials with the program hope to partner with 20 local businesses and have 30 students participate in the first year. “If you’re interested, I do encourage you to make your commitment early so that the school can work with you to develop your program,” said Tolbert. If businesses are interested, they should contact Lyndall Mullin at aci@asd. wednet.edu.

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Ready Readers Toddler Storytime: Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required. Held on Monday, 27, beginning at10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

Ready Readers Baby Storytime: Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes and activities. Playtime follows. For ages birth to 18 months. Caregiver required. Held Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Ready Readers Preschool Storytime: Let imaginations run wild with fun

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books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3-5. Caregiver required. HeldWednesdays, Jan. 15-29, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. STARS Training Series Designing Learning: How a learning environment is furnished, equipped, arranged and decorated impacts the quality of learning and frequency of challenging behavior. This workshop will give you specific tips

and ideas for how to take your licensed home childcare or childcare center classroom environment to the next level. The strategies you will learn will be especially helpful if one or more of the children in your care have challenging behaviors and/or special needs. 2 STARS credits. Registration required. Adults only. Held Sunday, Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. Arlington Book Discussion Group: Arrive early tonight for a BYOB sharing time, before we discuss this month's book selection, "The Sympathizer" by Viet Than. This novel follows a Viet Cong agent starting over in 1975 Los Angeles. New members are always welcome. Held Tuesday, Jan. 14, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave. 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

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Strawberry Festival Meeting: Marysville Strawberry Festival will be having its monthly Board/Membership meeting on Tuesday Jan.21, at 6 p.m. at the Strawberry Festival Office at 1408 First St. in Marysville.

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“Movement - The Missing Component: Research shows that being inactive is very detrimental to our health. Most of us know we should be moving more, but it's so hard to get motivated. Tuesday, Jan. 21, is an opportunity to get encouraged. Two qualified instructors will be sharing tips and showing "how to.” Arlington Seventh Day Adventist Church 713 N. Talcott is the location. Start time is 6:30 pm. A light supper will be served, followed by program. We will finish by 8:15 pm.There is no charge to attend. For more information, call 360-435-2384. CTA Fabric Sale: Snohomish County Clothing Textile Advisors are preparing for their 10th Annual Fabric Sale with more details to come. Now they are collecting donations of fabric, notions, needlework, yarn, related supplies and equipment. Proceeds will go to local scholarships, grants and sewing classes. Call Arlene, 425-743-0118 for additional details.

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The City updated the Cityowned Merchants Parking lot with new storm drainage, pavement, and parking markings. The Community Garden was relocated to the corner of 3rd Street and French Avenue, with an expanded space for residents and our students to tend. In partnership with the Arlington Arts Council, we saw new public art installed. The City Council adopted a more consistent stream of funding for the acquisition and maintenance of public art in Arlington. Beautification projects were completed, including new lighting on the trees on Olympic Avenue and the installation of artistic bike racks that were created by Arlington High School students. Finally, our staff constructed a temporary lot for parking at the Arlington Library. As we look to the New Year, we look forward not only as individuals, but collectively as members of this wonderful community to meeting the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead of us. Our staff is already busy preparing for the plans, projects, and programs that will be accomplished in 2020 and beyond. Together, we have accomplished much, and still have much more to do. I hope you will take the time to participate in your local government as we continue planning for our city's future. As long as we can continue planning ahead with our residents and businesses, we can ensure that we will build the best city possible for Arlington. You make me proud to be Mayor of Arlington and I am sincerely honored to continue to serve you.



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Here comes the cold weather It looks like plastic, it does not the next couple breathe) or some of weeks are gobubble wrap — I ing to be wet and use a wonderful cold and some product designed preparation on for ceiling insulaour parts can tion in barns that help minimize By Steve Smith works very effecany deleterious effects. We tively around pots. Once rarely see more than 10 to wrapped, move the pots 14 days of continuous be- closer to the house or even low freezing weather dur- into a cold but not freezing ing the winter, but despite garage — do not put them its short duration, it can in a warm garage. The goal do a lot of damage. I don’t is to just give them a little generally worry too much, extra protection without as long as it doesn’t drop be- waking them up. Be sure low 20 degrees at night and to move them back outside goes above 32 during the just as soon as the temperaday. But when things freeze tures go above freezing and solid and stay that way for stay there for a few days. days it can be a problem. For pots 20 to 24 inches or Here are some tips to help larger, I don’t sweat it. Mulch, mulch, mulch: get through the arctic blast coming our way (or perhaps If you were wise and left a already here depending on bunch of leaf litter on your beds in the fall, then all when you read this). Protect container plant- you need to do is gather it ings: Remember, while a up around any plants that plant may be hardy in the might be tender to protect ground, it’s a whole differ- their crowns. This is true ent ball game when its roots for roses, especially if they are in a planted container are grafted. If on the other and surrounded by freezing hand you lean to the analtemperatures. The smaller retentive side and have althe container, the more ex- ready cleaned up the garden treme the damage, so if you with a shop vac, then go have pots that are 14 inches out and buy some bales of or smaller I recommend compost and spread them protecting them. Either around as fast as you can. wrap them with burlap (not You can leave the compost


With the expected cold weather and possible snow and ice, gardeners can can steps to protect their gardens. in place until late February, or until you see signs of new growth, and then spread it around the garden. Snow: Snow is a gardener’s friend when it comes to freeze protection. It will insulate the soil and smaller plants, so just leave it in place and let it melt naturally. However, be ready to knock it off the branches of tall narrow growing evergreens (like Pyramidalis) or they will splay out and look terrible for the rest of their

lives. Any delicate branching shrubs or small trees should also get a little shake to keep them from breaking. Water: Areas under evergreen trees and beneath the eves of houses where the rain doesn’t penetrate can be quite dry. Find a hose that isn’t frozen solid and get some water into these areas. Lawns: The best strategy for protecting lawns, is to stay off of them. If you don’t, you will have dead

foot prints until spring. While this kind of damage isn’t usually permanent, it can be unsightly — so why put yourself through it. Birdbaths and fountains: They should be drained or in the case of fountains, kept running if you can’t drain them. Using RV-antifreeze is also an option, but never use automotive antifreeze as it is highly toxic to plants and animals. Every winter presents it challenges when it comes

to freezing temps. Early freezes are the worst, so at least you can be comforted in knowing that a freeze in January should be less damaging. Do what you can and figure on doing some repair work and possibly some replacement come spring. It’s what happens in a garden.

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

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