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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Lynnwood

An activist for social justice, scholar Angela Davis will be the featured speaker Jan. 17, at the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in Lynnwood. Davis speaks at Edmonds Community College...

 

‘Fiddler’ will make you laugh and cry

Village Theatre is beginning the new year with an old favorite: “Fiddler on the Roof.” “Fiddler” has so much to offer an audience. It’s about the harshness of life, the importance of...

 

New agents for Windermere’s Mukilteo office

Windermere Real Estate has recently welcomed two new agents to its Mukilteo office. Agent Tracey Rodrigue has more than 16 years experience in real-estate sales and holds a degree in education from...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 9, 2013

Randy Lord is new council president

Mukilteo City Council has appointed Randy Lord to serve as council president in 2013. He ran unopposed. Lord takes the chair from Richard Emery, who had been president for the last two years. On the c...

 

Principal’s honor mirrors Mariner’s achievements

Here’s a view critics of public education may find hard to swallow: Students today are smarter than yesteryear’s crops. “They have to be,” Mariner High School Principal Brent Kline said. “Th...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 9, 2013

3 options identified for pedestrian bridge

Pedestrians cross the SR-525 bridge to get to Mukilteo’s waterfront every day, though it isn’t particularly safe. They have no choice: It’s the only way to get there on foot. The city is...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 9, 2013

Mudslide cause for emergency repairs

The city declared an emergency Monday following a break in a storm line in December just off of 63rd Place W. A mudslide occurred on Dec. 17 near the intersection of 92nd Street S.W. and 63rd Place...

 

Sunshine and smiles on the beach

Megan Caldwell, 8, takes a photo of her sister, Christine Caldwell, 6, on the beach at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on Jan. 3. The girls spent the day at the park with their parents, enjoying the...

 

Washington ranks second in National Board Certified Teachers

Numbers released Monday show Washington public schools rank second in the nation for the most teachers who have earned prestigious National Board Certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. Washington remains a...

 

Repent and begin anew in 2013

One of the main purposes we came to earth is to grow and progress. This is a lifelong process. During this time on earth we will all make mistakes – sometimes willfully and sometimes out of weakness and ignorance. In the scriptures this is called...

 

‘The Dinner Party’ is a bowl of laughs

When it comes to comedy, it’s hard to top Neil Simon. From “The Odd Couple” to “The Goodbye Girl,” it’s difficult to find stories with more empathy for the characters. One of Simon’s lesser-known works is “The Dinner Party.” A...

 

One small detail can make a big difference

The North West Multiple Listing Association’s real estate purchase and sale forms were a collaborative effort of many attorneys and real estate professionals; they are under seemingly constant review and alteration. The result of this rigorous stan...

 

Get help applying for financial aid for college

Get help applying for financial aid for college at four workshops in Snohomish County during the month of January. Students and their families can get free, professional help filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for...

 

District doubles down on safety efforts

People all over the world, and especially those of us working in public education, were horrified by the tragic event almost a month ago at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. We feel a special pain when we think about the young lives that were...

 

Police Beat for week of Jan. 9

Jan. 2 Traffic Complaint – 8400 blk SR-525 A caller reported a possible DUI northbound from the location. Officers located the vehicle in the ferry holding lanes and verified that the driver was not intoxicated. Collision – 200 blk SR-525 Vehicle...

 

Looking forward to 2013 while remembering years past

The year 2013 is upon us, and despite the 13 – and how some will inevitably view the tone of this month’s column – there will be many opportunities for Mukilteo, if only city officials can do what’s best for Mukilteo. This year is an election...

 

Letters for the week of Jan. 9

Voters were ignorant of levy details Editor, The Beacon: I believe the first gulch campaign only did as well as it did due to ignorance of the details know by Mukilteo property owners and a deceptive Save the Gulch campaign, which lacked details of e...

 

New incentives for saving energy

Many Snohomish PUD incentives are getting even better in 2013.The utility can help you with better incentives and deals on heat pumps, duct sealing and insulation, efficient windows and lighting. Heat pumps Install a ductless heat pump this year,...

 

Community Transit seeks 25 percent more riders without adding more service

Community Transit’s 2013 budget is the first in five years that does not cut service nor employees. As the agency enters a period of stability after the recession, it is looking to increase ridership even though there is no funding to add more...

 

Holiday DUI patrols arrest 401 drivers in county

The results are in from the recent Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over DUI enforcement campaign conducted from Nov. 21 through Jan. 1. In Snohomish County, 401 motorists were stopped and arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI),...

 

A new year and a new beginning

The New Year is a time of resolutions. It's a time when people commit to making a change in their life. Losing weight, changing jobs, saving money, making money, a new relationship, getting in shape, going back to school, or giving up smoking,...

 
 By Chef Dez    General    January 9, 2013

Expand culinary knowledge within your budget

Economic focus is in the news more than ever these days, and everyone seems like they’re searching for ways to tighten their purse strings, especially at this time of the year when the Christmas credit card bills are rolling in. There are ways,...

 

Any given Sunday

Last Sunday was Epiphany, which meant we could take down the Christmas tree. I don’t make the rules, folks. The three of us in this house commented on what a good tree it was, how it did its job...

 

Diamond Knot donates $4,300 in coat drive

Diamond Knot President Bob Maphet challenged customers last month to donate generously to a Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County coat and cash drive – and its customers definitely did. Customer donations totaling more than $2,100 were...

 

Bond measure for new classrooms may be on the horizon

When it comes to allotting classroom space in a growing school district, there’s only so much juggling one can do. The Mukilteo School District has been juggling a lot in the past few years, particularly since it failed to garner enough support...

 

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