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January 22, 2020 - January 28, 2020 NORTH COUNTY OUTLOOK

Wedding Show comes to Marysville Opera House By Nathan Whalen nathan@northcountyoutlook.com


The Marysville Opera House will be hosting the Marysville Wedding Show on Jan. 25

Couples planning their nuptials will have a onestop place to brainstorm the details they need to enjoy a successful wedding. The Marysville Wedding Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25 at the Marysville Opera House located at 1225 Third St.

Around 30 vendors associated with weddings will fill the balcony, main level and lower level of the Opera House. "We're really excited about the vendors who are going to be there. They will be showing a wide variety of products and services," said Chris Taylor, Cultural Arts Supervisor for the City of Marysville. Vendors include Prudence and

Sage, Paeonia and Pines, Mary Kay, Northwest Biscotti, Touchstone Crystals, Camano Island Inn, AC Mora's Boutique, Bella Boutique, Joy's Catering and more. Taylor said the wedding show allow people to get their mind around all of the details that are needed for a wedding to happen. "It's a great opportunity for families to get that information." In its third year, the wedding show will also offer a free swag bag, filled with coupons, to the first 100 visitors. Two fashion shows are scheduled during the show — the first takes place at noon and featuring the dresses from Bella Boutique with the second one taking place at 2 p.m. featuring the dresses for AC Mora's Boutique. The Marysville Opera House is also a very popular local wedding venue.


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The building in 2018 hosted around 25 weddings. "Hopefully they will see the Opera House and say 'I want to get married here,'" Taylor said. Couples booking the Opera House during the wedding show will receive a free rehearsal, which is a $95 value. The Marysville Wedding Show is free to attend. For more information, go to www.marysvillewa. gov/980/Marysville-Wedding-Show

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Arlington schools were covered in snow during the Jan. 13 to 15 snow storms. PHOTO BY CHRISTOPHER ANDERSSON

Middle school students Jessica Strickland, left, and Rebecca Wagy, right, meet with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, center right, and Arlington School District’s director of college and career readiness Brian Long and show them how their robotics competition is played on Jan. 17.

Larsen visits STEM programs at Post Middle School By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen stopped by Post Middle School classrooms in Arlington on Jan. 17 to see some of the STEM programs being implemented

by teachers there. The school joins many others in working to increase the workforce ready to go into STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields. “The biggest issue is that we’re trying to fulfill a need

in career and technical education,” said Brian Long, director of college and career readiness. Larsen stopped by two different classrooms to see STEM projects and students involved in robotics competitions at the school.

“This classroom is the STEM elective classroom,” said teacher Kathy Nichols, who shares a group of students with two other teachers as part of a three-period STEM elective. See STEM on page 2

Marysville, Arlington respond to snowfall By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com A snowstorm blew across western Washington from Jan. 13 to Jan. 16, although the worst of it missed most of the north Snohomish County area. “I would say this was a mild to average storm,” said

Jesse Perrault, Marysville’s Public Works Streets Division Supervisor. Perrault noted that Marysville seems to have missed most of the major snowfall “especially compared to some other ju-

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M'ville breaks ground on new civic center By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com

Marysville officials hope to bring their city staff into a civic center that will serve as the new city hall for the town, among numerous other functions. Staff members and elected officials gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking for the $47.6 million project on Jan. 13. “It is important to acknowledge the real significance of the milestone we’re witnessing here today,” said Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring. “We mark the beginning of the con-

struction of Marysville new civic center. In about two years we will be back here and we’ll be celebrating the opening of a modern energy-efficient facility,” he said. The new center will be near Comeford Park and is expected to house city hall offices, City Council chambers, the police department, the jail, the municipal court, public works offices, community development offices and other city staff. Returning to the park area will also bring city hall back to its historical roots. See CIVIC on page 2


Marysville City Council members and former Council members break ground on the Marysville civic center site on Jan. 13. From left, Council members Michael Stevens, Tom King, Kamille Norton and Jeff Vaughan, and former Council member Donna Wright.


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On Jan. 17 those students were preparing cars made out of K’Nex meant to haul material along an uneven and bumpy terrain without spilling over. “Most Fridays we do STEM challenges and we’ll all be in here together,” said Nichols. She said students enjoyed the hands-on nature of the classroom, as well as the ability to problem solve. “And they can be creative,” said Nichols. “If you walk around and look at all the different cars there’s not going to be two that are the same, and yet they’re all successful. In a lot of classrooms there’s only going to be one right answer." This year students in the middle school also got to compete in robotics competitions. Larsen visited some of those students and saw the robots being built by middle schoolers and the robots from current high school students and their competitions. “I’m excited about what

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“Longtime residents will recall that Marysville City Hall was located just across the street [at Comeford Park] in what is now the Ken Baxter Community

Arlington is doing with their STEM program because they’re going to recruit kids in first grade and second grade in the elementary schools to get them interested in robotics and coding,” Larsen said. The school district hopes to get kids interested in technology early and have them maintain that desire. “We’re doing really great at getting kids in the middle school level incorporated, but we see that fall off at the high school level,” said Long. Although the district has invested more this year at the high school level for STEM. “We’ve allocated about $90,000 to improve some of the rooms in the high school,” said Long, “to really entice those kids to come in and make our programs career ready.” Larsen said that schools should be investing in STEM to prepare today’s youth for the economy they will live in. “It’s a global economy and our kids aren’t just competing with kids down the street, but all around the Center,” said Nehring. “That building also hosted our police department and a very small jail,” he said. Eventually city offices scattered throughout the city instead. “We outgrew that facility many years ago and now





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U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen, right, talks with Post Middle School teacher Kathy Nichols about the STEM elective class at Post Middle School on Jan. 17. world for the next generation of jobs,” he said. Many schools are attempting to put in more career education. “That’s the kind of thing we need to be thinking about with all of our schools, and a lot of schools in our area are doing that,” said Larsen. Although Larsen addour city departments are located in many buildings all across the downtown,” said Nehring. “That is not the most customer-friendly way to run a city, nor is it the most efficient way to run a city for city employees,” he said. City staff hope the new civic center will be more convenient for residents who don’t have to move between multiple buildings and for staff who have easier access to different city departments. A new civic center has been in talks for a while at the city. “For many years city leaders have envisioned bringing departments back together under one roof,” said Nehring. With a growing city staff those plans became more necessary and the project began to be worked on. “There was discussion for decades about this project. But as things go, you talk about and think about it and then all of a sudden the bulk of the work occurs in a hurry-up fashion,” said Gloria Hirashima, Marysville’s chief administrative officer. “Over the last three years we have had a lot of people who worked to make this a reality,” she said. Nehring and Hirashima thanked staff members and contractors who plan to make the new civic center a reality. “The leadership of the mayor and the council has been absolutely critical and necessary to get this project done. We really appreciate their leadership,” said

ed he doesn’t want local schools to become solely focused on STEM. “I think what we do differently is that also ensure that humanities is part of the education, music is part of the education, so that we have a more well-rounded, and therefore more innovative, group of kids graduating,” he said.


Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring talks about the planned Marysville civic center during a groundbreaking celebration on Jan. 13.

Hrashima. The voters of Marysville were also recognized. “We should thank the Marysville voters first,” said Nehring. “They passed a bond that is funding the majority of the police and jail portion of the project.” The other parts of the civic center are being paid for by selling off assets the city will no longer use and from the city’s capital reserve account. “Because we’re consolidating under a new building we’ll have a number of old buildings that we will be able to sell off,” said Nehring. Construction is scheduled to begin this month and the city hopes the civic center will be open sometime in early 2022. More information and updates on the project are available at marysvillewa. gov/973.

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Registration now open for caregiver support classes By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com


Volunteer Ryan Berg, right, prepares some chili dogs for locals Katie Stone, left and Chuck Doster at last year's Point-in-Time Count event in Smokey Point on Jan. 23, 2019.

Volunteers needed for Point-in-Time Count By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Local groups are asking volunteers to help get an accurate count of the number of local homeless people for this year’s Point-in-Time Count on Jan. 23. The National Point-inTime Count is meant to provide a snapshot of the homeless population in all areas of the country. In only counts individuals who were unsheltered on the day of the count. Last year the count showed 599 unsheltered individuals in Snohomish County. Local nonprofit organizations are again organizing the count for the north Snohomish County region. “Housing Hope is partnering with the Arlington Community Resource Center to organize the Point-in-Time Count in north Snohomish County on Thursday, Jan. 23,” said Nikki Rossiter, volunteer coordinator for the region and a Housing Hope staff member. The count helps to show the amount of need various regions of the country require to support their homeless populations. “Participating in the Point-in-Time Count allows Snohomish County to continue to bring vital federal and state funding into our community to assist our most vulnerable residents,” said Rossiter. “We want to make sure

that we get as accurate of a count as we can, so we really appreciate volunteers who are willing to help us conduct surveys,” she said. Volunteers will be going out to conduct surveys with homeless individuals in north Snohomish County towns, including Marysville, Arlington, Stanwood, Lake Stevens and Granite Falls. Assistance is scheduled for those who are new to the count. “Volunteers will report to the volunteer staging area located at the Life Church 360 administrative office at 3310 Smokey Point Drive in Arlington at the beginning of their shift and will receive training before they go out to conduct surveys,” said Rossiter. They are planning for three shifts that are four hours each: 8 a.m. to noon, noon to 4 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteers are sent out in pairs and given specific areas of the county to cover. “They will also be given hygiene kits and other items to give away to those they survey,” said Rossiter. “After conducting surveys, volunteers will come back to the staging area at the end of their shift to drop off the completed survey forms,” she said. The local effort to complete the count is done through volunteers. “Anyone interested in volunteering can go to the

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Housing Hope website to fill out a Point in Time volunteer sign up form,” said Rossiter. Housing Hope’s website is at housinghope.org. More information about the results of past Point-inTime Counts for the county are available at snohomishcountywa.gov/2857.

Registration is now open for the Stillaguamish Senior Center’s six-week class to help caregivers that begins in April. The ‘Powerful Tools for Caregivers’ program is meant to help those taking long-term care of their loved ones. “This is intended for caregivers that are taking care of their family member,” said Angela Vesely, family caregiver coordinator. “Sometimes they get so engrossed in taking care of their loved one that they don’t take care of themselves,” she said. Classes are every Tuesday from April 21 to May 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, at the Stillaguamish Senior Center at 18308 Smokey Point Boulevard in Arlington. As space is limited, registration is required to attend the class. For more information or to register contact Angela Vesely at avesely@ stillycenter.org or Jeanne

Karr at jkarr@stillycenter. org. There is a $25 fee for the class to obtain the book used, but there are no other charges associated with the program. Vesely said taking care of others is a big responsibility and people can lose sight of keeping care of themselves. “Sometimes they don’t realize that they have some issues themselves, and they don’t realize that until it is too late,” she said. She recalls a caregiver at her center who was taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s. “He felt some pain in his chest but he brushed it off at the time,” said Vesely. Later that caregiver collapsed at the center. “After two to three hours in the ER he passed,” she said. There are many areas in terms of health and emotional support that the classes help caregivers go through. “It’s okay to cry. If you need some time just go in a room and let it out,” said Vesely, and the classes help

provide that sort of emotional wellbeing. “We want to teach them how to help themselves,” she said. Each class will cover a specific topic around health and looking after yourself. The program will go through ways to manage personal stress, how to improve communication and being in touch with one’s own emotions. “How do you identify that you’re stressed out,” said Vesely. “You will be able to distinguish ‘oh, this is what I need’ or ‘this is what I’m going through." The class also serves as a mini “support group” for caregivers who have a variety of challenges that may not be apparent to those who haven’t looked after someone. “This is a space where you can talk to other caregivers and they can understand what you’re going through,” said Vesely. More information about the Stillaguamish Senior Center is available at stillycenter.org.



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Eagles battle for victory over Wildcats By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com

The Arlington girls basketball team matched up with the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats in a battle of top teams on Jan. 17. The Eagles came out moving the ball freely and working for the open shot as they scored back-toback threes to go up 6-0 and forced the Wildcats to take a time out with less than a minute off the clock.

After the break, Archbishop Murphy went to work on the inside and relied on their size to get their shots up in the paint. Arlington was able to lock them up in the full court and forced turnovers as they finished the quarter up 23-14. Through the rest of the first half it was more of the same as the Wildcats were forced into another time out with 3:29 left in the quarter, down 37-22. The


Sierra Scheppele, Eagles’ senior guard, creates space with the stepback as she looks to score on the midrange jumper against the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats on Jan. 17.

Eagles continued to outhustle their opponent in the full court as they went on a 9-5 run to close out the half and enter halftime leading 46-27. Archbishop Murphy opened the second half on their first big run, 8-2, as they closed the gap down to 48-35. After dealing with a few possessions taking tough shots and giving up turnovers, Arlington began to find their chemistry once again on both ends of the court. The Wildcats couldn’t get any closer as they went into the final quarter down 59-44. In the fourth quarter, Archbishop Murphy went on another huge run as they finally closed the gap to single digits off an 8-0 run, putting them behind 59-52. After a time out by Arlington, they came back with adjustments and outscored their opponent 17-7 to secure the 76-59 victory. “It was a great game and a good win against a really good team. In the second half they were able to get their runs, but I was happy to see us answer that. Teams are going to score but it’s about our ability to answer that and rise to the occasion that will set us

up for success. We want to continue playing good basketball and keep that going through the end of the year,” said Arlington Head Coach Joe Marsh. The Eagles' young guards had huge days in sophomore Keira Marsh and freshman Jenna Villa. Marsh had an incredible performance as she led the game in scoring with 29 points, seven three-pointers and went four-for-four at the free throw line. She also added on two assists, four rebounds and one block. Villa came off the bench to score inside and out with 13 points, two three-pointers, three-forthree at the line, one assist, five rebounds and one steal. The rest of Arlington’s starting lineup of Josie Stupey, Hailey Hiatt, Makenzie Gage and Sierra Scheppele contributed across the board. Stupey, junior guard, finished with nine points, one three-pointer, four assists, four rebounds and two steals. Hiatt, junior guard, led the team in assists with six and steals with five, as well as scoring eight points, two three-pointers and four rebounds. Gage, junior forward, put up six


Arlington’s junior forward Makenzie Gage slips past the Archbishop Murphy defender and scores along the baseline in the first half at Arlington High School on Jan. 17.

points, two assists, four rebounds and two steals. Scheppele, senior guard, was the final starter as she had five points, one threepointer, two-for-two in free throws, two assists and four

rebounds. If you want to come out and support the Eagles their next home game will be against the Renton Indians on Thursday, Jan. 23, at 7:15 p.m.

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Lakewood defeats Sedro-Woolley 70-51 By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The Lakewood boys basketball team hosted the SedroWoolley Cubs on Jan. 13. The Cougars opened the game on a strong 6-0 run as they forced the Red Raiders to call a time out with 5:30 left in the quarter. Throughout the rest of the first quarter Sedro-Woolley was able to slow down Lakewood and match their shots as they finished a low-scoring quarter, Cougars leading 12-9. In the second quarter the Cougars found a different gear as they were able to outrebound, outshoot and push the ball at a pace that the Cubs just couldn’t handle. By halftime, Lakewood doubled the Sedro-Woolley scoring output in the quarter, 30-15, as they went into the half up 42-24. In the second half the Cougars continued to push the pace as they kept the ball moving and always looked for the open shot. The Cubs tried to slow them down with a few defensive adjustments but were still outscored by double yet again, 18-9, as Lakewood entered

the fourth with a huge 60-33 lead. Throughout the rest of the game the Cougars managed to rotate through their bench and give their starters rest, as they took the victory over Sedro-Woolley 79-51. “We came out flat in the first quarter on offense but I’m still happy seeing how well our defense played. It’s so fun to coach with the fast pace and having players that can all shoot, handle the ball and run up and down the court. We’re taking it game by game in this league but ultimately I have high aspirations for this team,” said Lakewood Head Coach Anthony Wiederkehr. Out of the starting rotation Morgan Stacey, Alex Jensen and Jackson Schultz stepped up in big moments. Stacey, senior forward, finished as the leading scorer with 22 points, two threepointers and went eight-foreight at the free throw line. He also secured a doubledouble with 11 rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block. Jensen, senior guard, was the second-highest scorer with 12 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals. Schultz, senior guard,

filled the stat sheet with eight points, one three-pointer, four assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block. The Cougars had a lot of production from their big men off the bench including Kaiden Harrison, Blake Conyers and Andrew Molloy. Harrison, junior forward, put up seven points, one three-pointer, two rebounds and two steals. Conyers, sophomore forward, led the game in steals with five as well as having seven points, two threepointers, one assist, two rebounds and a block. Molloy, sophomore center, was productive in the paint with six points and five rebounds in limited minutes. A little over halfway through his senior season, Jensen is cementing himself in Lakewood’s record books. On Jan. 10 against the Mount Baker Mountaineers Jensen broke the school's all-time scoring record by raising his career scoring total to 1,128 which surpassed the previous record of 1,104 points held by Lakewood's Coach Wiederkehr. Jensen also has the school record for steals with 181 and is on pace for

a multitude of other career marks. As a four-year varsity starter Jensen has led the Cougars in scoring three out of four years and has been a catalyst for the offense as he has kept his assist-toturnover ratio above 2.0. Not only has he been noticed by the Lakewood community, but was also the only underclassmen to be first team allleague last season. “For every award that Alex has gotten, every stat he’s broken and record that he has, his intangibles are so much greater than that. He’s a great leader, a great kid and deserves all the recognition he’s going to get,” said Coach Wiederkehr on Jensen’s record-breaking career. “It’s really special to be able to get these records and also get the W’s to go along with them. It’s all about practicing how you play, because when you can do that then the games get easy. Right now, it’s about going the rest of the way and seeing if we can get into State,” said Jensen. Your next chance to catch the Cougars at home will be against the Bellingham on Jan. 23 at 7:15 p.m.

Tomahawks host Marysville Premier Tournament By Andrew Hines sports@northcountyoutlook.com The Marysville-Pilchuck boys wrestling team put on the Marysville Premier Tournament as they welcomed 12 other schools to compete, including the local Lakewood Cougars on Jan. 18. The Tomahawks scored 85.0 points as they finished in the middle of the pack at seventh place while the Cougars finished in 11th place with 49.0 points. “It’s been great to get my feet wet and have my first tournament here run so smoothly. All of my wrestlers got into their matches and wrestled tough which was good to see. We are trying to get more intense as we look to the postseason and make sure that we are individualizing training the rest of the way,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Marcus Haughian. Marysville-Pilchuck had eight wrestlers put up team points and four of them placed in the top four in their respective weight classes. Mauro Bejar and Kamiakin Craig both finished in fourth place as Bejar scored 13 team points and Craig had 11 of his own. Bejar, 170-pounds, started his day with a bye and lost by a fall in the third round of his first match to put him into the consolation bracket. After a tough start he went on a 3-0 run through the rest of the day with two victories by pin and the final win with a 5-4 decision. Craig, 195-pounds, had a similar day to Bejar as he had a bye in the first round and then lost his first match by a close 9-8 decision. He then went 3-0 with a 9-3 decision, second round pin and a sudden victory in his final match. The Tomahawks leading two wrestlers were first-place finishers Austin Davis and Cayden White. Davis, 126-pounds, ran through his early

matches with a bye round, 10-2 major decision and a quick pin in the first round to send him into the championship. He went back and forth with his opponent in the final match but sealed the win with a 10-8 decision. White, 182-pounds, had some impressive wins as he started his day with a bye round then came out to earn a pin 20 seconds into the first match and a second pin 1:22 into the semifinal match. He finished the day with a victory against Kentwood in the Championship. “There are a lot of good teams here and good competition but it’s good to see our guys go out there and rise to that level. At this point in the season we are trying to focus on what they are good at and work hard to help them peak at the right time,” said Lakewood Head Coach Tom O’Hara. Lakewood finished the tournament with a total of five scoring wrestlers and two of them with fourth-place finishes.

The two fourth-place finishers for the Cougars were Jack O’Hara and Keegan Bach. O’Hara, 113-pounds, received a bye in the first round but came out in his first match to earn a sudden victory to send himself to the semifinal match. In the semifinal he lost by fall in the first round but recovered in his final match with a win by a 4-1 decision. Bach, 285-pounds, came out hot in his first two matches as he won his first by pin in 33 seconds and then secured the next match with a pin in 2:56. He lost his match in the semifinal by a 6-0 decision but then fired back in his final match with a quick 1:00 pin to earn his place. Each of these teams have one home match for the rest of the season as the Tomahawks take on the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 7 p.m. and the Cougars face the Anacortes Seahawks on Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 7 p.m.


Alex Jensen, Cougars’ senior guard, creates space and sinks the midrange jumper in the first half against the Sedro-Woolley Cubs at Lakewood High School on Jan. 13.


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Friday, January 24 Sunrise 7:46 am • Sunset 4:55 pm New Moon 5:58 am 11:41 am 3:53 pm 11:10 pm

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Tuesday, January 28 Sunrise 7:42 am • Sunset 5:01 pm

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Arlington's Williams is new EvCC volleyball coach EvCC Athletic Director Garet Studer announced Jan. 14 the hiring of Whitney Williams to start a new era of Everett Community College volleyball. An Arlington, Wash. native, Williams spent the last six seasons at the helm of the Arlington High School varsity girls volleyball program, where she compiled a 97-35 record with three Wesco League championships, one district tournament championship and two state tournament berths. Most recently in 2019,

she led the team to a sixthplace finish at the state tournament — the highest in school history — and was named Wesco 3A coach of the year. “I am excited to begin my college coaching career at EvCC, where there is massive potential for a thriving volleyball program,” Williams said. “I hope to bring the knowledge I've gained in rebuilding a high school program and an enthusiasm and love for the game to inspire a high-performing culture both on and off the court.

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I can't wait to get started.” Prior to 2014, the Arlington volleyball program did not have much success, winning just 11 total matches in five seasons. In Williams’ first season, she took over a program coming off of a 3-11 season, created a new culture and led the team to 11 wins and a co-Wesco 3A league championship. “We are absolutely thrilled to have Whitney as our head women's volleyball coach,” Studer said. “She has a demonstrated track record of building total program success and she has the teacher-first mindset that we look for in our

coaches. I have no doubt she will make an immediate impact on our program with her infectious positive attitude and determination to succeed.” Williams played for Arlington High School in the early 2000s, then attended Brigham Young University where she graduated with a degree in exercise science. She also spent a year on the coaching staff of the BYU women’s volleyball team. She then spent four years as an assistant coach at Timpview High School in Provo, Utah, where she helped lead the team to three state championship games, winning two of

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“Last year we a series of big storms a day or two apart, and this was similar but they were smaller storms,” he said. Cities began getting their crews ready the week before the storm. “We started preparing as soon as the forecast showed snow,” said Banfield. By the weekend she said they were ready to go. On Monday, Arlington crews worked 12-hour shifts clearing roadways. At the end of the week their staff spent 162 staff hours plowing the roads and put down about 228 tons of sand/salt mixture. For Marysville, Perrault said not much plowing was necessary. “The quantity of the snowfall means there wasn’t much to push around,” he said. “For us it has primarily been salting and sanding." Perrault estimated about 85 to 90 tons of material were used throughout the week. Each city had a couple of traffic accidents, although no major collisions. Arlington had about three or four accidents that were likely related to the weather, said Banfield. “Based on that number we believe people were avoiding driving, which we are thankful for,” she said. Marysville also had a

couple of fender benders, although nothing significant, said Perrault. “We did have some minor collisions in the north and the southeast neighborhoods,” he said. “I suspect those were your typical collisions from people not adjusting to the conditions.” The Arlington School District closed their schools for two days and had two late starts while the Marysville School District closed once and had two late starts. Arlington schools also made some changes to some of their bus routes. “That was due to the different amounts of snow the areas of our district received,” said Gary Sabol, director of communications with the Arlington School District. Both districts have make-up days built into their school calendars, although the ultimate decision of how those days will be made up is for the school boards. “It’s really early in the season so we don’t know how the board will decide yet,” said Sabol. “That decision will be made clearer in May by the board." “Right now we’ll only need to use one of those makeup days if we don’t have any additional closures this year,” said Marys-

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risdictions down in south county,” he said. Lynnwood got approximately six to eight inches at the beginning of the week “and that was crippling for them,” he said. Arlington communications manager Kristin Banfield agreed that the worst of the snow fell elsewhere. “It seemed like we got missed by parts of the storm,” she said. “We certainly didn’t get hit as hard as other areas such as Everett. We’re very fortunate we only had a couple inches.” Perrault said the only thing out of the ordinary was that it was a series of storms throughout the week.

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Wedding Show comes to Marysville Opera House By Nathan Whalen nathan@northcountyoutlook.com


The Marysville Opera House will be hosting the Marysville Wedding Show on Jan. 25

Couples planning their nuptials will have a onestop place to brainstorm the details they need to enjoy a successful wedding. The Marysville Wedding Show takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Marysville Opera House located at 1225 Third St.

Around 30 vendors associated with weddings will fill the balcony, main level and lower level of the Opera House. "We're really excited about the vendors who are going to be there," said Chris Taylor, Cultural Arts Supervisor for the city of Marysville. Vendors include Prudence and Sage, Paeonia and Pines, Mary Kay, Northwest Biscotti,

Touchstone Crystals, Camano Island Inn, AC Mora's Boutique, Bella Boutique, Joy's Catering and more. Taylor said the wedding show will help people to get their mind around all of the details that are needed for a wedding to happen. "It's a great opportunity for families to get that information," Taylor said In its third year, the wedding show will also offer a free swag bag, filled with coupons, to the first 100 visitors. Two fashion shows are scheduled during the show — the first takes place at noon and features dresses from Bella Boutique with the second one taking place at 2 p.m. featuring a variety of dresses from AC Mora's Boutique. The Marysville Opera House is also a very popu-


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Tips for planning a wedding Months, even years, of planning is par for the course for couples about to tie the knot. Much of that planning concerns the reception, and rightfully so. Receptions last longer than ceremonies, and couples are often involved in every reception detail, from picking the appetizers to serve during cocktail hour to choosing the final song before everyone calls it a night. But it’s equally important that couples devote considerable attention to their wedding ceremonies. “Initially they should

think how long to they want it to be,” said Katelynn Long, owner of Prudence and Sage, a wedding coordinating business in Marysville. They also should decide how many people they want to attend, what kind of traditions to incorporate and who will officiate. A wedding ceremony might not last long, but it is the most crucial component of a couple’s wedding day and can even set the tone for the rest of the festivities. From choosing readings to honoring loved ones to immersing oneself in his or her faith, these tips can help couples plan their perfect ceremony. n Get to know the officiant. The officiant should be someone with whom you both feel comfortable. This person should know you well enough that he or she can preside over the ceremony and add sentiments that come across as authentic and personalized. “If it’s not someone they know, then they should get to know them,” Long said. The officiant could be a friend or a pastor of a church. She said always have a backup copy of the wedding ceremony handy in case the officiant forgets it. Long noted that a wedding planner should also have a copy of the ceremony. n Give the ceremony equal footing with the reception. Spend time trying to put a personalized spin on the proceedings, whether that entails writing your own vows or choosing moving music that means something to you. When given ample attention, seemingly minor details can make for a special, memorable ceremony. n Choose a ceremony location that is close to the reception site. If a ceremony will take place in a house of


A few easy to follow tips can make your wedding plan go more smoothly. worship, try to choose a reception venue close to the ceremony site. This keeps guests, some of whom may be out-of-towners who have already traveled extensively, from spending too much time on the road during the day of the wedding. Long said work to ensure guests know the directions to the reception and transportation is available. Make sure the timing between the ceremony and reception works. n Do your best to avoid especially lengthy ceremonies. Couples will need to meet the religious requirements if they are getting married in the faith, and there may be some aspects of the ceremony that you cannot cut short or modify. But if you have wiggle room, try to keep the ceremony to around 30 minutes; otherwise, you run the risk of guests getting antsy, especially if children are in the audience. n Decorate the ceremony space. While the altar and aisle are key places to draw attention, couples also can

dress up the chairs/pews, ceiling (if allowed), and entrance to the space to make it welcoming and romantic. Depending on the wedding site, Long said couples should choose a location between one year and three years in advance. She said the people should have a vision of their wedding developed and suggested Pinterest and Instagram to find ideas to develop that vision. “If it’s outdoors, always have a back-up plan, Long said adding that barn weddings were a trend a couple of years ago, but outdoor weddings, even in the winter with snow, are becoming more popular. She also recommended the wedding party go through a rehearsal prior to a wedding. Even wedding ceremonies that likely won’t run long can benefit from some pre-wedding planning. Prudence and Sage is a wedding coordinator that organizes weddings in Snohomish and Skagit counties. For more information, go to www.prudenceandsage.com.


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There are a wide variety of options available for wedding flowers With the influx of information coming from social media, local florists have to show some flexibility to help couples plan for their weddings. “It’s across the gamut right now,” said David Boulton, owner of Flowers By George located in Arlington. Couples are gleaning flower ideas from the Internet using such sites as Pinterest. He is seeing trends with engaged couples planning their weddings. For couples planning a wedding in the spring and summer, he sees demand for pastel colored flowers — light pink, lavenders and whites. When planning for an autumn wedding, colors such as burgundy and orange are favored. He added that he sees a trend of brides favoring clutch-style bridal bouquets. He said the stems of the bouquet are exposed that makes it easier for the flowers to stay hydrated. The bouquet can also stand upright. The blooms brides and grooms choose and how they decide to display them can say much about the couple’s style. Many modern couples are opting for statement pieces with their flowers to rival the big and bold ideas they’re incorporating elsewhere into their occasions, such as in cakes and clothing. In fact, floral designer Tom Uberuaga says traditional hurricane vase centerpieces are outdated and only focus the eye on the middle of the table. He prefers guests enter the wedding and have their senses stimulated by flowers from all angles. Large flower installations, as well as blooms popping up in unexpected places, are some of the hot trends for couples to keep their eyes on. Floral chandeliers There’s no need to worry about seeing over table centerpieces or flowers getting in the way of photo moments. Thanks to hanging flowers and floral chandeliers, flowers are quite literally moving up in the world. Hanging floral pieces can add instant drama and make a large visual impact. Florists can hang flowers from beams over tabletops to increase visual impact, whether as individual baskets, single stems or floral swags. Hanging floral chandeliers are dramatic but naturally expensive. Think about a large installation that forces guests to look up into a sea of greenery and flowers. The smell and the sight can be breathtaking.  Welcome wreaths Why should wreaths only be reserved for front doors


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There are a variety of ways that couples can put their personal touches on their wedding cakes.

Brides and grooms may pour over every detail of their weddings, but few components of the festivities may be as fun, especially for foodies, as deciding what the wedding cake will look like. Couples who want to deliver show-stopping visuals often express some measure of their creativity and personalities through statement wedding cakes. Many couples now eschew the classic threetiered white cake in favor of a dessert that garners instant attention. Whether the cake is brightly colored or hand-painted, a towering marvel or shimmering in metallics, couples are opting to make a statement with their confections. “They’re putting their inspirational and personal touches on wedding cakes,” said Jessica Graves, owner of Simply Caketastic located on State Avenue in

Marysville. Simply Caketastic produces 75 to 100 wedding cakes a year. Graves said wedding cakes with a simple, rustic feel utilizing muted colors and decorations that connect with the decorations of the wedding are popular. As for flavors, Graves said pink champagne, red velvet, as well as chocolate and vanilla are popular. She said people have incorporated such flavors as peach bourbon in the filling. “It really depends on people’s taste,” Graves said. Here are ways to stand apart when dessert is served. n According to the Perfect Wedding Guide, a rising trend in cakes is to cover a white or naked cake with translucent glaze tinted in the couple’s wedding colors. This artistic expression can be especially stunning in boho-chic weddings. Graves said she also sees people who want a cake that has a bold color complemented with a soft tone. Others will also ask for metallic colors such as gold and silver or they might want something more subtle such as a soft pink.  n Statement tiers also are popular. The cake may be traditional in nearly every way, but couples then set the cake apart by featuring an elaborate design or a different hue in one tier. n Martha Stewart Weddings advises that more than just color can be used to make a statement. Lifelike sugar flowers can really set cakes apart. Guests may not be sure if they can consume all aspects of some cakes. But

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n Capitalizing on the trend of edgier weddings, couples may opt for darker hues on their cakes — even a black tier — or nontraditional geometric shapes to the cake itself or its design elements. Graves said it’s best to contact a baker six months before a wedding to plan the cake. She said that she sits down with a couple for about an hour to discuss the size, design, flavor and pricing of the cake. Statement cakes can really say something about the couple getting married. Much like other wedding elements, cakes provide a window into the minds of happy couples. For more information about Simply Caketastic, go to www.simplycaketastic. com or call 360-653-3113.


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Arlington hosts Eagle Festival on Jan. 31, Feb. 1 By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com The local Eagle Festival will bring birds of prey and nature activities to downtown Arlington again this year with events on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. Families can learn about local nature organizations, see eagles and other birds up close and observe chainsaw carvers as they work on their sculptures near Legion Park. On Feb. 1, the Sarvey Wildlife Center returns to the City Council Chambers at 110 E 3rd St., Arlington with a number of different birds of prey. Rescue birds that are unable to return to nature will be on display from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“New this year is that we are featuring our environmental groups at the Haller Middle School gym,” said Sarah Lopez, community revitalization project manager with the city. About 20 different groups plan to be there on Feb. 1. Normally these groups are at the City Council chambers, however Lopez said they wanted to expand their nature education this year. Lopez said she was contacted by the a staff member of the Stillaguamish Tribe and that “they wanted to grow the environmental piece of the festival.” There wasn’t much room left in the City Council chambers to bring in more groups so they moved to nearby Haller Middle School. The blowup obstacle course

will be there in addition to naturerelated activities. “It’s good for the kids to learn about nature while they’re young as well and be exposed to these groups,” said Lopez. The Arlington High School drama club will also give a preview of their upcoming musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” at Haller Middle School by performing a couple of the songs. The Stillaguamish Tribe is also sponsoring the chainsaw carvers that will be putting on shows at the Legion Park parking lot Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are also two nature walks led by local experts. “We will have a guided nature walk up near Darrington to look for spawning chum salmon,” said

Lopez. That walk begins at 1 p.m. at Squire Creek County Park, which is located at 41415 SR 530 From 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. a member of the Pilchuck Audubon Society will give a bird identification walk that begins at Haller Park. The Arlington Arts Council takes submissions of photos, art and haikus (see story below for details) about nature for the festival and will be displaying them during the festival. “It’s a way for the community to be involved and to share their poems and art with Arlington,” said Lopez. The Eagle Festival began as a way to bring people to the downtown.

“We got this started back when we were reconstructing Olympic Avenue,” said Lopez, because there was a lot of construction disrupting business. “We were trying to stimulate more activity to the area and we wanted an event focused on nature as well,” she said. The first year was very successful and community organizations came together to make it happen each year. “It’s a good time of the year to put something on because there’s not a lot happening downtown,” said Lopez. “And it’s good to have something that focuses on nature,” A complete schedule for the Eagle Festival is available at http:// arlingtonwa.gov/169/FestivalEvents.

Poetry, photography and art contests for Eagle Festival Winter is a good time for reflection and creativity! Let nature inspire you to create a haiku poem, capture eagle images with your camera, or create a work of art to display at the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival Saturday, February 1, 2020. Cash prizes are awarded from Arlington Arts Council. The Nature Haiku contest is open to Snohomish County residents. Haiku poets are challenged to convey a vivid message in only 17 syllables. The format of the haiku should be the traditional non-rhyming three line poem of 5 syllables in the first line, 7 syllables in the second line, 5 syllables in the third line, and have no punctuation. The theme of the poem should be connected to nature. You may submit a maximum of two haiku, each on its own entry form. Prizes will be awarded in three age groups (k-5th grade, 6th-12th grade, 19 years and older). First prize in each age group will be $50. Haiku entries have been used in public art within the City of Arlington. All entries must be received by midnight January 27th for display at the Eagle Festival on Saturday February 1. Please submit online at www.arlingtonwa.gov/ haiku or by mail to: City of Arlington, Recreation, 238 N Olympic Ave, Arlington, WA 98223. The Eagle Festival will be featuring eagle photography and a Nature Art Show Feb. 1. The eagle photography contest and nature art show is open to all ages and experience levels of residents in Snohomish County, Skagit County, and Island County. Along with a $200 cash prize, the winning eagle photograph is printed on the Eagle Fes-

tival poster and displayed on the city of Arlington’s website. Photographers may enter one eagle photograph in the contest, the entry fee is $5. Artists are encouraged to submit art depicting nature for the art show. A People’s Choice winner will receive $100 and a ribbon

and Best of Show will also receive $100 and a ribbon. Ribbons will also be presented for first, second, third places in the following categories: nature photograph, nature painting, mixed media, and children’s art. The fee to enter is $5 per piece, up to four entries, which includes eagle

photos. The children’s entry fee is a donation to the food bank. To enter the contests, please download application form and additional information at: arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest. Artwork must be sized from 8-by10 inches to 18 x 24 inches (including frame). Photos

can be framed or canvas wrapped. All 2-D art must have a wire for hanging. Entries must be delivered on the day before the show, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31. Forms will be available. No submissions will be accepted after this time. The art show is open to

all, free admission, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Olympic Theater Café, 107 N Olympic Avenue, during the Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival. For information about the Eagle Festival, please visit www. arlingtonwa.gov/eaglefest or call Sarah Lopez at 360403-3448.


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Flooring Direct opens store in Marysville


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By Christopher Andersson christopher@northcountyoutlook.com Marysville flooring store Flooring Direct opened their doors this month for their first retail location. The new, locally owned Marysville business is located at 1347 State Ave., Marysville. The store offers a variety of flooring options for homes. “We offer pretty much everything you walk on,” said owner Dmitriy Kutsyy. That includes options such as carpet, hardwood, tile and laminate. “We provide installation services and sell the material here,” said Kutsyy Flooring Direct has been in business since 2010 but hasn’t had a retail storefront before now. “We just had a warehouse out in Snohomish and this will be our first retail store,” said Kutsyy. Kutsyy said he was aiming for Marysville to open the business’ first retail location. “We love Marysville. We do most of our work in Marysville and we work with a lot of homeowners and realtors here, so we always had the plan to open our first store here because we fell in love with the city,” he said. So far he said he has enjoyed being open in Marysville. “It’s just been great here,” he said. “We saw a lot of places when we were looking at places, but we wanted to be on State Avenue. It’s been great and busy. We are having a lot of fun meeting new people around here,” he said. Kutsyy said he has enjoyed all of the new people who have come in to meet the business. “Most of the people walking in here were saying that Marysville needed a fresh store in here,” he said. Before starting his own business Kutsyy worked as an assistant, installing carpets himself. He hopes that experience will improve the customer experience at his new retail location in Marysville. “I’ve been an installer so I know what people are looking for when they’re getting their floors done,” he said. Kutsyy said he looks forward to meeting Marysville residents and being a part of the community. “All are welcome here


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It would be easy to blame the Puget Sound Partnership’s failure to clean up Puget Sound on a lack of leadership, funding and meaningful authority to control pollution, but the truth is that we are all to blame. This is the year that we were promised a “swimmable, fishable, diggable” Puget Sound when former Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire created the Puget Sound Partnership in 2007. It replaced the Puget Sound Action Team that was created in 1996 and the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority in 1985. Recovery wouldn’t be easy, and it’s going to take time, she said. “We all need to change the way we go about our business. We need to break some china.” But PSP’s bleak State of the Sound report reads just like every state agency recovery report since 1985. Nearly every indicator used to assess Puget Sound’s health shows little progress being made. We face the same challenges, but now they’re amplified by explosive growth and climate change. Recovering Puget Sound chinook is one of the Partnership’s main responsibilities, but chinook populations remain far below recovery goals despite having been listed as threatened since 1999 under the Endangered Species Act. Endangered southern resident orca populations in Puget Sound are at a 40-year low and continue to decline. Meanwhile, nearly 40,000 acres of shellfish beds remain closed because of pollution. Lack of funding, existing land use and expectation of use are cited as the main reasons for the poor progress in cleaning up and protecting Puget Sound, but the real reason is a lack of political will. That’s because we get the government we demand. Until we demand better, Puget Sound will not get better. In 2017 treaty tribes in west-

Lorraine Loomis ern Washington offered a number of bold actions needed to recover the health of Puget Sound. Among them three are key: n We must stop the ongoing decline of salmon habitat by changing our land-use policies to provide a net gain of functioning habitat. We are in a race to extinction of Puget Sound chinook, coho and steelhead because the status quo is not working. n We must establish and enforce water quality standards that protect, conserve and restore water resources for salmon. In particular we must develop the green infrastructure needed to control polluted stormwater runoff into Puget Sound. n We must provide space for our rivers, streams and shorelines to function and be protected by buffers and setbacks to reduce flooding and regulate stream temperatures. Instead of these bold actions, regulations intended to protect the environment are being rolled back across the country at the request of industry with the help of the Environmental Protection Agency. We’ve seen it here in Washington with big oil, and the pulp and paper companies convincing the agency to lower our water quality standards — the most protective of human health in the nation — because industry says they are too costly to implement. While the rollback process isn’t complete, we are not optimistic about the likely outcome with the current leader-

ship. We’re also seeing tugboat companies, cruise lines, other marine industries and EPA fighting to kill a no-discharge zone for human waste from boats. The Puget Sound no-discharge zone was a first for Washington, although there are 90 in 26 other states. We have more than 150,000 recreational boats and more than 3,500 commercial vessels in 2,300 square miles of Puget Sound and lakes Washington and Union. Most already have holding tanks for sewage. If we can’t even agree not to directly discharge our waste into Puget Sound, we have a problem. The marine industry coalition, with the support of EPA, tried to block implementation of the nodischarge zone through a federal lawsuit challenging the agency’s assessment that there are enough pump-out facilities in the region. Fortunately, a federal court last month denied an EPA request to reconsider its assessment, so the lawsuit will proceed without the agency’s involvement. We’re not out of the woods on the no-discharge zone, but even a small victory in protecting the health of Puget Sound is important. All of us are the answer to what’s ailing Puget Sound and one thing is clear: We must help ourselves because no one else will. Former Gov. Gregoire is right that we all need to change the way we go about our business if we are truly serious about recovering Puget Sound. And to do that, we are definitely going to have to break some china. Being Frank is a monthly column written by the chair of the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission. As a statement from the NWIFC chair, the column represents the natural resources management interests and concerns of the treaty Indian tribes in western Washington.

Weekly Puzzles Fun by the Numbers Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. See answers on page 14

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Our Favorite Quotes "We love the sight of the brown and ruddy earth; it is the color of life, while a snow-covered plain is the face of death. Yet snow is but the mask of the lifegiving rain; it too, is the friend of man, the tender, sculpturesque, immaculate, warming, fertilizing snow." Author ­— John Burroughs Submitted by North County Outlook editor Scott Frank.


RAVE RAVE: Congratulations to the city of Marysville for breaking ground on their new civic center. It is a much needed facility and will be a great asset for the city. RAVE: Thank you to the two young men who stopped and helped push my car which was stuck in the snow. I really appreciate their help. RAVE: Just a big Thank you to members of the police and fire department, city crews and school

district personnel who worked during last week's snowstorm to keep us safe.

RANT: Unfortunately there are almost another two months of winter before spring starts on March 20. It can't come soon enough. Hopefully we won't see anymore snow or ice.

RAVE: Arlington's Eagle Festival is just about a week away. Looking to going again this year, it should be fun for my family.


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www.northcountyoutlook.com COMING EVENTS 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. Supported by the Friends of the Arlington Library. Held on Monday, Jan. 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. Supported by Friends of the Arlington Library. 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 books, sing-along songs and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. For ages 3-5. Caregiver required. Wednesdays, Jan. 22-29, beginning at 10:30 a.m., at the Arlington Library, 135 N. Washington Ave.

Foundation will hold its 17th annual Have a Heart for Kids benefit dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24, at Il Granaio Italian Restaurant, 100 W. Montgomery St. in Mount Vernon. The event includes a champagne reception, special prize drawing, program presentation and six-course Italian meal with wine hosted by Il Granaio owner/chef Alberto Candivi. $100 per person. Proceeds benefit Skagit Regional Health’s Children’s Therapy Program. For tickets and event information, call the Foundation Office at 360-814-5747 or visit https://www.skagitregionalhealth.org/foundation/ foundation-events/have-aheart-kids

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.

Binky Patrol: Binky Patrol, which meets at a private home in Marysville, provides quilts and afghans to Snohomish County infants and children who need

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comfort. Volunteer knitters, quilters and crocheters are needed, as well as donations of fabric, batting, thread or money to buy sewing supplies. All levels of experience are welcome. For more information: call Ernalee Munday at 360-6597198.


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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. Assistance for veterans: Military Veterans seeking help with the VA may contact American Legion Post 178, 119 Cedar Ave., Marysville. Messages may be left on the Post phone, 360-6530155. A service officer will return your call. Post 178 meets the third Thursday of each month. The Post has a social/coffee hour at 6:00 PM and the meeting starts a 7:00 PM. All veterans are invited to visit and learn how the Legion serves our community.”

Kinya is the Best Friend of ZlataNika and Zoryana Zelenskyy from Marysville.  

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Adding more vegetables to your diet is important for your health New Year, new you? Perhaps, there’s even more emphasis on personal change with the dawn of a new decade. People often make New Year’s resolutions that strive for perfection and not allow themselves grace to make slow transitions. Achievement of lasting change should not be viewed from an all or nothing perspective. Many people will make the resolution to eat better this year. Cleaning up the diet after the holiday season is a good way to start the new year and an important long-term health commitment. However, dietary change, just like any meaningful change, is a process and not and overnight accomplishment. One of the most important things to do for health this year is to eat more vegetables.

Yes, your mother was right: it is important to eat vegetables. The change you want to see starts on your plate. Eating more vegetables decreases inflammation, lowers disease risk and maintains a healthy weight. And to be clear, this does not mean increasing consumption of high starch vegetables like corn and potatoes. The average American diet falls short of the recommended amount of daily vegetable consumption. A study conducted by the Center for Disease Control found that just 1 in 10 adults ate a healthful amount of vegetables. The serving size recommendation for vegetable intake is generally 2-3 cups daily but this amount can vary by age and gender as well. Multiple studies have compared the relationship of vegetable intake and obe-

sity. Overall it has been demonstrated that people with lower vegetable intake had a higher body mass index (BMI). The BMI is a measure of body fat based on height and weight, and the calculation is correlated to risk for obesity-related diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Antioxidants and flavonoids, plant pigments that give vegetables color, are present in high quantities in numerous vegetables. They have a long list of health benefits and act to protect against cell damage and decrease inflammation in the body. Large numbers of fat cells in the body produce an inflammatory state in the body. Elevated levels of inflammation are associated with the development of chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes and cancer. Crucifer-

ous vegetables are the power family of vegetables. They provide sources of Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, B vitamins, beta-carotene, and sulfur-containing plant chemicals called sulforaphanes and indole3-carbinol. This array of nutrients and plant compounds have demonstrated the ability to help the body prevent DNA damage, improve elimination of toxins, and have anti-inflammatory and antiviral effects. Sources of cruciferous vegetables include: arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, brussels sprouts, collard greens, radishes, rutabaga and turnips. Vegetables are naturally low-calorie foods. They contain water and high amounts of fiber. Therefore increased vegetable consumption contributes to greater satiety, the sensation of feeling full, and helps prevent overeat-

ing. In addition, vegetable fiber sources are linked to improving cholesterol and digestion. Insoluble fiber, found in leafy greens and beans, provides “roughage” which helps to bulk up stools promotes bowel regularity and reduces the risk for colon cancer. Soluble fiber found in sweet potatoes and asparagus are the type of fiber that forms a gel-like substance in the digestive tract. Increasing soluble fiber in the digestive tract help to improve cholesterol parameters and lower risk for heart disease. While I’m suggesting increased vegetable consumption, eating a solely plant-based diet may not be right for everyone. However, making vegetables the heart of the plate is best for overall health. Dietary change is a powerful tool to improve health and prevent disease.

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Dr. Stacie Wells, ND, FAAEM is a Naturopathic Doctor & Fellow of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine. She practices at the Northwest Center for Optimal Health in Marysville, WA. Contact her at 360-651-9355 or info@ ncoh.net.

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It is time to think about fruit trees Believe it or not, by ing up north (from San the end of this month Diego) to my greatgarden centers will be grandmother’s house fully stocked with all in Santa Anna where the new and tried and she had these two gitrue varieties of fruit normous avocado trees trees that are wellthat we could climb suited for our unique By Steve Smith and pick handfuls of marine climate. For the most avocados from. Not far from her part, these trees will be bare root home was my uncle’s “ranch” in — which simply means that the Tustin where I got my first taste roots have no soil on them. The of a persimmon. It was with great new tree gets taken home in a trepidation that I bit into what plastic bag and needs to be plant- looked like a tomato to me, but ed that same day. There are also what turned out to be a delightpotted up fruit trees available, if fully sweet (although rather susplanting the same day isn’t an op- picious texture) fruit. I suspect I tion for you. With proper care might have also experienced my and feeding, you will be able to first fig on one of those outings as start harvesting the fruits of your well. Sixty years later, I still have labor the following year. fond memories of those events — I am inclined to think that I suspect many of you may have there is a certain amount of ro- similar stories of your own. mance and nostalgia surroundGrowing backyard fruit can be ing home orchards. I, for one, loads of fun and very gratifying. remember as a youngster travel- Over the years, to reduce labor in

commercial orchards, breeders have developed dwarf root stocks that keep trees much smaller — homeowners have definitely benefited from this trend. Apples now come in semi-dwarf (12’ to 15’ tall) to dwarf (10’ to 12’ tall) to mini-dwarf (8’ to 10’ tall) root stocks, which keep the trees to growing to a much more manageable size. At this point, every variety of fruit tree we sell here at the nursery has been grafted onto some kind of dwarfing root stock. Dwarf root stocks can help tremendously in managing your home orchard, but there are also a few other options out there that will help you save even more space so you can incorporate them into your yard. Espaliered trees have been trained to grow on a trellis horizontally and can easily be planted on a fence or even a south facing wall. These espaliers are often grafted with multiple varieties

of the same fruit, so that on one main stalk you can have three different flavors of apples, for example. You can usually find apple and pear versions of espaliered trees. Combination trees have 4 to 5 varieties of the same fruit, saving a lot of space and helping to take care of any pollination issues. They do, however, require a bit more attention to pruning, as each branch is a different flavor and may have different needs. Apples, pears, and cherries seem to be the best candidates for combination trees. One other development in the space-saving department is the introduction of columnar or colonnade fruit trees, also known as “urban fruit trees”. At this point, apples are the only type that come in this shape. Urban apple trees will only grow 8 to 10 feet tall and remain only 2 to 3 feet wide, so you can plant them as close as 3

feet apart. They even grow well in containers, making them perfect for patios and porches — for those with even smaller growing spaces. Introduced from the Czech Republic, there are four new varieties on the market this year: ‘Blushing Delight’, ‘Golden Treat’, ‘Tangy Green’, and ‘Tasty Red’. All are reported to be crisp, delicious and disease resistant. Like many things in the garden center, fruit trees are a seasonal item and once they are gone you will have to wait until next year to find them again. Plus, the sooner you start your home fruit tree growing efforts, the sooner you will be harvesting and creating memories like the ones shared from our pasts.

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

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