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Articles from the January 27, 2016 edition

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Curtain Call brings ‘Boeing, Boeing’ to Mukilteo | A&E brief

Curtain Call Theatre NW has made Mukilteo its new home. The theater company presents the fast-paced comedy “Boeing, Boeing” by Marc Camoletti, which plays Feb. 5-7 at the Rosehill Community... Full story

 

Through Your Lens | Birds of a feather ...

Families and fowl alike enjoy Mukilteo's Lighthouse Park on a warm Sunday afternoon....

 

Police warn of sex offender in Mukilteo

Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to Mukilteo. Ryan Joseph Ray, 31, is a Level 3 offender, the level deemed most likely to reoffend. He has convictions for...

 

Society looks back at 50 years of history preservation

Beverly “Bevo” Ellis is the longest living member of the Mukilteo Historical Society. At 95, Ellis was the only founding member to celebrate the Historical Society’s 50th anniversary on Jan. 14...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 27, 2016

Mariner senior coming on strong in 50 freestyle | Boys swimming

The numbers may not seem large, but for Mariner’s Taylor Smith, .04 was huge. Coming into last week, Smith’s best time in the 50-yard freestyle was 23.76 seconds, which he set during his sophomore year. Smith broke his record by .04 of a second...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 27, 2016

Marauders play well in pair of league losses, non-conference win | Girls basketball

Mariner had stretches of solid play against Lake Stevens and Monroe last week. But the Marauders couldn’t put it all together and lost to both in a pair of Wesco 4A girls basketball games at Mariner High School. Lake Stevens beat Mariner 70-57 on...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Jan. 27 | Around Town

Jan. 27 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business....

 
 By Sal Barba    General    January 27, 2016

Let the truth transform you into a butterfly | Worship

Once upon a time, not too long ago, there was a young man who underwent a turbulent transformation because of the tragic ending of a relationship. A week of no appetite, a loss of 20 pounds, and no optimistic view for the future. The loss was so prof...

 

A centennial tribute to Cornish artists | Art & Appetite

Did I mention that Cascadia Art Museum is one of the coolest things to come down the pike around here in a long time? I probably did but, hey, it’s a message that bears repeating. What’s amazing about the Cascadia Art Museum is that it is...

 

Kamiak’s Vienna Ball is set for Feb. 6 | School brief

Enjoy an evening of ballroom dancing with the Kamiak High School Orchestra. The Kamiak Orchestra will present its annual A Knight in Vienna Ball on Saturday, Feb. 6, in Mukilteo. The dance is a fundraiser for the orchestra. The all-ages benefit ball... Full story

 

Director of transportation wins Lighthouse Award | School brief

The school district’s director of transportation and safety has won the first semester Lighthouse Award. Cindy Steigerwald was awarded the highest honor that can be bestowed on a Mukilteo School District employee. Steigerwald was honored for...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Jan. 27 | Police Beat

Jan. 20 Vehicle Theft – 700 blk 1st St. A caller reported that a green 1998 Subaru Legacy station wagon was stolen last night. The caller did not want the vehicle impounded. It was entered into the computer system as stolen. There are no suspects... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 27, 2016

Kamiak falters in fourth quarter against Lake Stevens | Girls basketball

Kamiak came up short against Lake Stevens. The Knights stayed with the taller Vikings for three quarters, but then saw their opponent pull away during the final period for a 74-61 victory in a Wesco 4A girls basketball game Jan. 22 at Kamiak High... Full story

 

Let’s prove Groucho Marx wrong | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Groucho Marx said: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” A more formal definition is, “the art or science concerned with guiding or...

 

Ask electeds to support new youth club | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to the parents of Mukilteo: As many of you are aware, we are in the process of a capital campaign to build a new Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club in Harbor Pointe. We are trying very hard to raise the funds...

 

Friends of the late Mona Howell’s give thanks | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Friends of the Mukilteo Library would like to thank everyone who attended the services for Mona Howell held Jan. 12 at Rosehill Community Center. There was wonderful conversation, and lovely memories were shared. The Friends...

 

Be wary of the ‘road diet’ concept | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Washington State Ferries, the city of Mukilteo, and WSDOT are looking at a “road diet" concept for the new road alignment when the new ferry terminal is built. Basically, the concept being considered is to squeeze the two... Full story

 

Our children deserve quality education | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I proudly served on the Mukilteo School Board for the last four years, so I have firsthand knowledge of the hard work and dedication shown by everyone in the district to provide the best education for our children. I say “our...

 

Vote yes for our kids | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Maintaining our infrastructure is a challenge facing Mukilteo. Making sure we take care of our roads, parks and other facilities is a key role for your city government. This same challenge confronts the Mukilteo School District ...

 

Does your resolution need a reboot? | Chamber Corner

Another year, another you? What New Year’s resolution did you make? Are you still hanging in there, or are you losing momentum? While losing weight and engaging in a healthier lifestyle benefits our physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological...

 

In defense of simple stories | Chuck's World

“Write it!” they said in unison. Or maybe one of them said it and the other nodded. It wasn’t a big moment. And it wasn’t a big deal. The world would continue to turn, regardless. It was just...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 27, 2016

Marauders making a move in the standings | Boys basketball

Mariner badly needed a win. Coming into last week’s game against Lake Stevens, the Marauders had dropped their last five, including four league contests. Mariner responded with a strong fourth-quarter performance to pull out a 61-56 victory over...

 

Fire destroys garage at Lake Serene home

A fire caused more than $85,000 damage to a detached garage Monday morning at a home near Lake Serene. The garage was already engulfed in flames when the fire was reported around 7:40 a.m. in the 4200 block of Serene Way in unincorporated Snohomish... Full story

 

Burglaries up 65% in 4th quarter

A neighbor called 911 after witnessing a man crawl through a broken window into a Mukilteo home on Dec. 26 in the 1600 block of Lumley Avenue. Police found the broken window leading to the living room and heard the man in the garage. They commanded t...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 27, 2016

At halfway mark, mayor sets new goals

Now halfway through her term, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson’s goals include helping Mukilteo’s youth fight depression and addiction, and provide its elderly with a space to call their own. Gregerson delivered her 2016 State of the City address on...

 

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