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Articles from the February 13, 2013 edition

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World-class acts come to WICA in the Family Series

After a two-year hiatus, the WICA Family Series is back and pleased to offer world-class artists at affordable ticket prices. Taylor 2 Dance Company will perform on the Michael Nutt Main Stage at... Full story


Y fetes Dunleavy for service to youth

Jeff Dunleavy became executive director of the Mukilteo YMCA before there was a YMCA. Working out of a trailer in the woods where the Mukilteo Y sits today, Dunleavy recalled watching the deer graze...


Y sets ambitious goal for Invest in Youth campaign

Tommy Khem hopes to become the first member of his family to graduate from college. A ninth grader at Mariner High School, Khem is moving toward that goal with the help of the Mukilteo YMCA’s...


Check in to ‘Murder Inn’ for suspense, laughter

Ah, Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. Time to take your sweetheart to something gooey. Or if you could use a little time off from the mushy stuff, how about something funny and suspenseful? The Reunion...


Jazz for Lovers: A Valentine's Day concert

The Edmonds Community College Jazz Band and Combo present a Valentine’s Day concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14. The concert will celebrate songs of love, featuring instrumental soloists and...


Creative elementary students try their hands at inventing

Clever and innovative Mukilteo Elementary students showcased their inventions and science projects on the night of Feb. 7 during the school’s Invention Convention & Science Fair. A honky-tonk...


Port of Everett ranks 5th on the West Coast in export value

According to the 2012 U.S. Trade Numbers, the Port of Everett seaport ranks 5th on the West Coast in export value, and is the second fastest growing export port on the coast. The Port of Everett,... Full story


Hey, kids! Enjoy your school days off at Camp Killoqua

Get outdoors and make new friends at Camp Killoqua this spring! Killoqua offers School Days Off Camp for grades K-6. Spring programs feature games, crafts, boating, songs, teambuilding, hikes and... Full story


Mukilteo Ace customer wins $1,000 gift card

It was Dick Baldwin’s lucky day when visited his favorite hardware store, Ace Hardware of Mukilteo, and entered a drawing to win a $1,000 Ace gift card. The drawing was part of a promotion...


Young survivors rally against cancer

Mukilteo will host its own American Cancer Society Relay For Life this summer on July 13 and 14 at the Kamiak High School track. Relay volunteers hosted a kickoff rally on Feb. 9 at the Future of... Full story


Record numbers attend Family STEM Night

The Future of Flight Foundation saw record attendance at its Family STEM Night held on Feb. 6 at its Mukilteo aviation center. More than 1,300 kids and parents attended the exhibit, which featured 30... Full story


Mukilteo teens nominate Top Ten reads

The Mukilteo Library’s Teen Galley Group completed its two-year term last year to read and review books for the Young Adult Library Services Association. But that wasn’t the end of their story.... Full story


Art exhibit pays tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen

After seeing one of local artist Chris Hopkins’ paintings of the Tuskegee Airmen, some African Americans have asked who was the “brother” who painted it. Except Hopkins is white. “They say I p...


Changing academic standards to raise the bar for students, teachers

There have been a number of efforts to reform public education over the past several years. Standardized tests are one example, as is the development of many different ways of attempting to measure the academic progress of students and of schools. An...

 By Zoey Palmer    News    February 13, 2013

State parks’ funding salvation may be hidden under litter tax

Officials at Washington State Parks are observing the system's 100th birthday this year, but some have warned that, after more than a decade of budget cuts, the state's 138 parks are in danger of serious operations reductions if the...


Limited commuter service on Presidents Day

Community Transit will operate local buses within Snohomish County on regular schedule on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18. Commuter service to and from downtown Seattle and the University District will be reduced that day. Downtown Seattle service...


Concert to feature ‘Jazz for Lovers’

The Edmonds Community College Jazz Band and Combo present two sets of music celebrating songs of love on Valentine’s Day. The concert, titled “Jazz for Lovers: A Valentine’s Day Concert,” will feature instrumental soloists and vocal features...

 By Kylee Zabel    News    February 13, 2013

Party-line vote advances Voting Rights Act from House committee

The Washington Voting Rights Act, legislation intended to address underrepresentation of minority groups in local elections, passed out of the House Government Operations and Elections Committee today (Tuesday, Feb. 12). The vote split along party... Full story


Ash Wednesday: Holiday or holy day?

Today Christians celebrate Ash Wednesday, the first day of the season in the church year known as Lent, a 40-day period set apart by the church for spiritual reflection and renewal. Is Ash Wednesday a holiday or a holy day? Clearly, it is not a...


Consult an attorney before listing a distressed property

In the last five years we’ve seen a cottage industry arise, spawned from the economic crisis and housing market collapse. “Short sale negotiators” and real estate agents “specializing in short sales” are plentiful – some reputable, others...


Changing academic standards to raise the bar for students, teachers

There have been a number of efforts to reform public education over the past several years. Standardized tests are one example, as is the development of many different ways of attempting to measure the academic progress of students and of schools.... Full story


Police Beat for week of Feb. 13

Feb. 6 Vehicle Theft – 11100 blk Chennault Beach Rd. An officer responded to a vehicle theft at the above location. A black Honda Accord had been taken some time overnight. A short while later, the officer located the vehicle parked several...


Getting more results outside of Mukilteo

Sometimes it takes a hard look outside of Mukilteo before realizing the reality that is Mukilteo, at least as Mukilteo politics goes. After reviewing my experience on council committees and the resulting effectiveness, I came to the conclusion that...


Letters for week of Feb. 13

‘Guns in perspective’ cartoon is bogus Editor, The Beacon: According to a report by the National Counterterrorism Center, there were 12,533 terrorist murders in the world last year. There were also 25,903 maimings and injuries, and 5,554...


EvCC seeks host families for German exchange students

Everett Community College is seeking host families for 20 students and two teachers visiting the college from Germany from May 9-27. The students are age 17 and older and speak English. “All of them are delightful, open-minded young people excited...


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