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EvCC students perform original play ‘Evil Twin’

Everett Community College students will perform the original dark comedy thriller “Evil Twin” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26-28 and March 5-6 in EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room 120. The play,... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports

Mariner's season ends against Cascade | Boys prep basketball

The Mariner boys basketball team's season came to a close on Tuesday, Feb. 17 in the 4A district tournament, losing 67-58 to Cascade. The Bruins led 19-9 after the first... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Plays by EvCC instructor Beth Peterson in theaters

Everett Community College theatre instructor Beth Peterson is having a busy month. Two of her plays will be performed on stage. One of her other plays was highlighted this week... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

Performer to explore what it takes to defeat racism

Seattle performer Eva M. Abram will present “Defeating Racism Today: What Does It Take?” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbor Point Blvd. The free,... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 
 By Paul Archipley    News

New gallery features affordable art

Stories about the latest auction of a Pablo Picasso painting, a Beate Kühn ceramic or other renowned artists’ works reminds the 99 percenters that great art is simply out of our... — Updated 2/18/2015

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports

Kamiak's season ends with loss to Monroe | Girls prep basketball

The Kamiak girls season came to an end on Tuesday, Feb. 17, with a 4A district loss to Monroe. The final score was 51-26 for the Bearcats. Monroe led 19-7 after the first quarter, before the Knights outscored them 8-4 in the... — Updated 2/18/2015

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports

Kamiak earns district win over Snohomish | Boys prep basketball

The Kamiak boys basketball team stayed alive in the 4A district tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 17, earning a win over Snohomish. The Knights won 59-56 over the Panthers. Kamiak led 17-7 after the first quarter, before Snohomish... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Letters from prison | Worship

I cringed a little bit when I discovered the envelope in my mail in-box in the office. It was from the State Corrections Center in Shelton, Wash. I had heard from inmates in prison before. I had visited those convicted of serious c... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Free mini dental exams at museum’s Tooth-apolooza

Imagine Children’s Museum is hosting Free Friday Night Live and? Tooth-apolooza from 5:30 – 9 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20. Admission is free starting at 5:30 p.m. for this special Free Friday Night Live event. In celebration of... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Big vino fest coming to Snohomish on March 7

Like wine? Consider booking to Snohomish next month for the Snohomish Chamber of Commerce’s sixth annual Snohomish Wine Festival. This year’s festival, on March 7, will showcase over 20 premier wineries, most from Washington,... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

Cascade Symphony Orchestra announces children’s concert

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s annual children’s concert will take place at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The program features 11-year-old soloist Yesong Sophie Lee playing the third movement... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

Snohomish County kickoff for NW Sustainability Challenge

Starbucks Director of Environmental Affairs Jim Hanna will join Snohomish County businesses and Everett Community College students March 3 to discuss sustainability and celebrate the start of the NW Sustainability Challenge. Free... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

Students’ thoughts on bullying sought

The Snohomish County Clerk’s Office and Superior Court are encouraging local elementary and middle school students to enter the second annual National Center for State Courts essay contest. This year’s theme – bullying – is... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Foreign exchange students need hosts

Host families are needed for high school foreign exchange students who will be attending your high school for the school year from September 2015 to June 2016, or for a semester from September 2015 to January 2016, or January 2016... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

VFW recognizes local students for patriotic essays

VFW Post #8870 recently recognized several area students who participated in the Annual National VFW Essay contest. The Post’s student essay competition is coordinated by Fred Apgar who also serves as their Post Chaplain. The... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Feb. 18 | Police Beat

Feb. 17 Suspicious – 108th St. S.W. & 53rd Ave. W. A caller reported an occupied small white car parked nearby. He said that he thought the occupants might be “casing the neighborhood.” The vehicle was gone on a... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

Tourism means business in Washington | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Tourism is the fourth-largest industry in our state, yet Washington is the only state in the U.S. that does not have a robust tourism promotion program – since the State Legislature closed the state tourism... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Column advice much appreciated | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I have enjoyed reading Catherine Bongiorno’s “Healthy Weight Loss” articles, receiving countless heath tips on both exercise and weight management. The tips are logical, easy to follow and safe for anyone... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

New column a great addition | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I just want to say that I thoroughly enjoy Catherine Bongiorno’s column on dieting and fitness. She really knows her stuff. She’s a brilliant writer and keeps my interest till the end. I look forward to... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Essential legal documents all seniors should have | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What kinds of legal documents are suggested for end-of-life plans? I would like to get my affairs in order before it’s too late. -Getting Old Dear Getting, Every adult – especially seniors – should have at... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Why the BLEEP did I eat that?? | Healthy Living

I did everything right, last Monday. I packed my portable cooler full of healthy snacks (veggies, hummus, fruit, Greek yogurt, sunflower seeds, sparkling water) and brought it with me to work. I was well rested, energetic and... — Updated 2/18/2015

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Sugar blues and bixie sticks | Chuck's World

I remember Scott called when Strider died. He’d been with us for 14-1/2 years, our Sheltie, our most consistent family member, the one we counted on to bark at strangers and... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Schedule of community events for week of Feb. 18 | Around Town

Feb. 19 Chamber Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. This month’s Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce breakfast speaker is Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. She will speak on the “State of the City.” Bring your business cards and a door prize to help... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

Snohomish County sends out tax statements

The Snohomish County Assessor’s office is responsible for annually updating the assessed values for all locally assessed real and personal property in Snohomish County and calculating the levy rates for all taxing districts for... — Updated 2/18/2015 Full story

 

Snohomish PUD general manager announces retirement

Snohomish County Public Utility District CEO/General Manager Steve Klein has announced his retirement from the utility, effective May 1. Klein has led the PUD for nine years. Klein is recognized for his expertise and vision in the... — Updated 2/18/2015

 

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