North County Update

Arlington: Vote on sales tax hike delayed

Voters in Arlington won’t have to decide on a 0.1 percent sales tax increase until at least the Aug. 7 primary election.

City officials considered placing the measure on an earlier ballot, but state law requires that such tax measures be run on primary or general election ballots.

If approved the money would fund police and fire protection in the city.

Send in your poems and photos of eagles

The city of Arlington and the Arlington Arts Council are seeking photographs of eagles for the upcoming Arlington-Stillaguamish Eagle Festival on Feb. 4.

Photographers are encouraged to submit their best eagle photograph with potential to win a $100 cash prize, and artists of all media are encouraged to enter up to five pieces of nature art. A people’s choice award of $100 also will be presented. If poetry is your passion, submit a poem about nature to the Eagle Festival Poetry Contest. Youth and adults are welcome to participate in all categories. Poetry prizes are $50 or $25 for second place.

Entries must be delivered to Magnolia Hall, up the street from City Hall, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Feb. 3.

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Darrington: Group wants to attract jobs

People interested in new jobs, starting their own businesses or supporting the arts in the community are encouraged to attend the Darrington Area Business Association meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Cascade Senior Center, 1115 Darrington St.

More info: www.darrington

Granite Falls: County chips in for addition

The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday authorized giving the city of Granite Falls $25,000 to add to Lake Gardner Park.

That will help pay the $95,000 price the city previously reported negotiating for 23 acres.

The money comes from the county’s Conservation Futures program. The park addition includes woods, meadows and wetlands. The property is in unincorporated Snohomish County adjacent to the existing city park.

Marysville: Instructors sought for classes

The Ken Baxter Community Center is looking for independent contract pay instructors to teach classes for summer and fall.

Proposed subjects may be in art, crafts, education, workshops, business or other topics. The Ken Baxter Community Center is operated by Marysville Parks and Recreation.

More info: 360-363-8450 or email

Musicians needed for summer concert series

Marysville Parks and Recreation is seeking musical talent and will soon schedule for the 2012 annual “Sounds of Summer” Concert Series. The concerts take place mid-July through mid-August. Interested individual musicians or bands can call the musician information line for information about how to submit their information for consideration into the series.

More info: 360-363-8451

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