Classic choices put you in the driver’s seat

  • Thu Aug 12th, 2010 10:33pm
  • News

There are two chances this weekend to see classic cars.

And one chance to chow down on pork butt.

There is a car show Saturday at Faith Lutheran Church in Marysville. It’s planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 1424 172nd St. NE in Marysville.

To register a car, call 360-652-6976 or visit www.smokey

Camano Senior and Community Center’s annual collector’s car show and flea market is planned for 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at 606 Arrowhead Road on Camano Island.

Register at the center or download the form at Grandview Village Retirement and Assisted Living Community in Marysville was selected the winner of the Business Auto/Truck division in this year’s Strawberry Festival Parade.

Program Director Barbara Lester says when the news was announced at a residents meeting, “you could hear the cheers from blocks away, the residents were so thrilled.”

The Grandview van was decorated with beach toys, fishing nets and buoys in tune with the summertime parade theme. Resident Don Taylor cheered the crowd on with shouts of “Yahoo!” to accompany bubbles from a bubble machine run by Emma Bergstrom.

“Grandview Village staff and residents would like to thank Marysville for the warm reception during this year’s parade,” Lester says.

“We are so grateful to be a part of Marysville’s community.”


Folks out of the electronic game loop may not understand Wii.

They may wonder, when they hear someone is playing with a Wii, what that means.

Minds may wander.

It gets more confusing when folks talk about their Wii in regard to bowling, exercising and tennis.

Find out what they are discussing starting Tuesday at the Stillaguamish Senior Center, 18308 Smokey Point Blvd., in Arlington.

There will be beginner sessions about the video game system during the week, including the lowdown about Wii Sports, Wii Fit and Wii Balance Board.

For more information, call 360-653-4551.


“The Highest Tide” author Jim Lynch326CBD90 returns to Oak Harbor with his newest book, “Border Songs,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Oak Harbor Library, 1000 SE Regatta Drive.

He will sign copies before and after the program.

“The Highest Tide” was a featured Whidbey Reads title.


Folks can no longer go to the Skagit Valley Medical Centers in Arlington, Oak Harbor, Stanwood and on Camano Island.

Don’t worry: It’s just a name change.

You’ll now visit Skagit Regional Clinics at those locations.

Kristi O’Harran: 425-339-3451;