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Articles from the February 10, 2016 edition

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Art show celebrates the human form | Art & Appetite

From time to time, the preposterous notion that the human form is something to be ashamed of – something to hide – rears its ugly head. If you’ve seen the remarkable “Auntie” at the Cascadia...

 

A purple Possession Sound |Through Your Lens

Reader Scott Philipp shot this photo of a Possession Sound sunset around 5:10 p.m. on Sunday. He flew a drone 200 feet above his neighborhood near Big Gulch Trail to get it. “The weather broke... Full story

 

Discovery 3rd graders bring biographies to life

When learning about biographies, third graders at Discovery Elementary do more than research a noteworthy man or woman – they become them. On the Night of the Notables, the students transform into...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Feb. 10 | Around Town

Feb. 10 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....

 

Ash Wednesday is a day of reflection | Worship

Normally for a newspaper column, I would write about something of general interest, such as forgiveness or neighborliness. However, a special emphasis in the Christian year starts the day this column appears. Feb. 10 is “Ash Wednesday,” 40 days b...

 

EvCC offers new introduction to hospitality class | School brief

Everett Community College is offering a new introduction to hospitality class for students considering careers in event planning, restaurant management or the hotel industry. The spring quarter class, Business 230, is 12:20-2:30 p.m. Mondays and...

 

Give feedback on EvCC’s nursing program | School brief

The community is invited to comment on Everett Community College’s nursing program at a Feb. 24 meeting. The meeting is part of EvCC’s nursing program continuing accreditation site review. The program is accredited by the Accreditation... Full story

 

Local students join Carleton College Orchestra | School brief

Two students from Mukilteo are new members of the Carleton College Orchestra in Northfield, Minn. Sanjay Chepuri and Madeline Menard, both juniors at Carleton College, have joined the orchestra for the winter 2016 trimester. The orchestra, led by...

 

Elementary school tablets will be replaced | School brief

About a year ago, the Mukilteo School District purchased about 2,100 tablets to provide elementary students with greater access to technology. Recently, however, numerous reports of Wi-Fi related issues have been surfacing, which caused Technology...

 

School district now offers tip-reporting service | School brief

Safety is one of the school district’s top priorities. The Mukilteo School District has a new tip-reporting service that allows students, staff, parents, to report safety concerns by telephone, text, email or online form. SafeSchools Alert can be...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Feb. 10 | Police Beat

Feb. 3 Drugs – 10800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. An officer was dispatched for a subject who was in possession of marijuana. Security officers found 7 grams of marijuana in a subject’s vehicle. The case will be referred to the juvenile prosecutor....

 

Movie Night meets fundraising goal | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Mukilteo Elementary students, families and staff: On behalf of the Fifth Grade Celebration Committee, we wanted to say thank you for your amazing support for our Movie Night showing of “Empire Strikes...

 

Donate to Save Our Communities mission | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is in response to Mike Moore’s letter to the editor [“Two court cases continue flights fight,” Letters, page 4]. Mike, may I say thank you. Thank you for your continued commitment. Thank you for your updates, and thank...

 

Keep Allegiant Air out of Paine Field | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: After the latest Save Our Communities sortie, I believe Paine Field’s future requires a Chuck Horner or Mary “Marummy” Lane Strow who will give the media shock-and-awe truth [“Two court cases continue flights fight,...

 

Don’t blame paid parking for profit loss | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I take great issue with the recent characterization that Mukilteo's park rangers are using a "predatory" approach to ticketing cars parked in front of the Diamond Knot restaurant [“Parking affecting Diamond Knot’s...

 

Kudos for Beacon teen issues series | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I truly cannot thank you enough for your “Turn Up The Volume” teen series. You have hit on so many of the important challenges that our teens are facing. One new resource for our community is the Mukilteo Youth Coalition,...

 

Mayor’s agenda focused on partnerships | Mayor's Message

As I shared two years ago, I am committed to creating a culture of continuous improvement at City Hall. We shouldn’t rest on our laurels, and we should be leaders in addressing the challenges our... Full story

 

I’ll be there for you | Chuck's World

There were eight of them, counting spouses, although 15 years ago there would have been more. In her high school years, my daughter’s sanctuary from the chaos at home was found among her friends. An...

 

President’s budget includes funding for Mukilteo research station

President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget includes $4.6 million to support a new fisheries research station in Mukilteo. The Mukilteo Field Station has been at the forefront of ecosystem recovery and marine pollution research in the Puget...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A&E    February 10, 2016

Group’s event celebrates new master plan

You won’t have to go far for some Las Vegas-style fun this February. Instead of its annual dinner and auction, the Japanese Gulch Group is hosting a Casino Night to celebrate the creation of a master plan for a 140-acre park in Japanese Gulch. Casi...

 

Technology curbs cheating, fosters collaboration

The following article is the second in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help. In 2015, the...

 

Students stressing over academic pressures

The following article accompanies the second in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help....

 

Japanese Gulch plan nearing completion

A master plan for the new park in Japanese Gulch that includes $4.9 million in improvements is nearly finished. Now that Mukilteo owns 140 acres of Japanese Gulch, the city is developing a master plan to establish a comprehensive vision for the...

 

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