North County Update

Arlington: Business, parks official honored

Arlington Co-op Supply on Monday received the city’s Cornerstone Award, given to small businesses that make an effort to encourage economic development in the city. The Co-op took a vacant grocery store building on Olympic Avenue and remodeled it for use as retail space.

Virginia Hatch, chairwoman of the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission, was honored for her 10 years of service to the city. Hatch was instrumental in making many improvements to the city during her service, Mayor Margaret Larson said.

Also at its meeting Monday, the City Council reappointed Howard Christianson to serve on the Civil Service Commission and reappointed Bob Leonard to serve on the Parks, Arts and Recreation Commission.

Council plans May vote on sewer rate hike

The Arlington City Council plans to vote on a proposed sewer service rate increase at its meeting May 17.

The new rates would help pay for the federally mandated technological upgrade of Arlington’s wastewater treatment plant. The proposal is to raise sewer fees by $5 a month, before taxes.

More info: 360-403-3526.

Marysville: Vendors needed for street fair

The 25th annual HomeGrown street fair is accepting applications for vendors.

The event is planned for Aug. 13 and 14 on Third Street.

Artists, craftspeople, food vendors and local producers of farm products and flowers are needed. Booth space for both days is $60 if arranged by April 30, with the price increasing closer to the event.

Organizers also are seeking musicians or street entertainers who are interested in performing at HomeGrown.

More info: 360-474-4544, or stop by The Trusty Threads, 1510 Third St.

Power boat group has new chairman

Douglas Whitley of Marysville has been appointed chairman of American Power Boat Association’s Vintage and Historic Division.

Whitley has served as a regional representative to the Eastpointe, Mich.-based organization since 2006. Boat owners run and display their boats at American Power Boat Association regattas. Last year, the organization held 24 regattas for vintage boats nationwide.

A vintage boat regatta is scheduled for Oct. 2 and 3 on Lake Chelan.

More info: 586-773-9700 or

Oso: Community Center meets tonight

The Oso Community Center meets at 7 tonight at the Oso School on Highway 530.

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