Articles from the March 4, 2015 edition

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‘Death by Chocolate’ is a dark comedy served sweet

Private eye Nick Noir has fallen on hard times. His last botched case has cost him whatever jobs may have come his way – he may even be forced to fire his devoted secretary. That is, until Vinnie...

 By Chuck Wright    A&E    March 4, 2015

The Dark Ages have returned to McCollum Park

Hear ye! Hear ye! Care to return to the Dark Age and Renaissance years of yore when chivalry and heroics on the battlefield – not to mention rescuing damsels in distress – was the cultural norm? Wit... Full story


SPU flute ensemble to perform free concert

See the Seattle Pacific University Flute Ensemble in concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, in Everett. Call them flute players, flautists, flutists, or fluters (all acceptable), these classically...


New Mukilteo chorale meets at Rosehill

A new choral group is forming in Mukilteo for adults who love to sing. Under the direction of Anne Bergsma, the chorale is a non-audition group that will perform a variety of musical styles,... Full story


Kamiak basketball player brings crowd to its feet

Landing a three-point shot is usually enough to get the crowd to its feet, but when Kamiak High School senior Christina Chico made her three-pointer during the most recent game against Mariner, the... Full story


EvCC’s Medical Assisting program ranks 31st in the country

Top Medical Assistant Schools ranked Everett Community College’s medical assisting program as the 31st best in the United States in its 2014 list of the country’s top 50 programs. The TopMedicalAs...


Residents take leadership roles with United Way

Two Mukilteo residents have taken on leadership roles with United Way of Snohomish County. Jeff Mitchell, senior vice president and commercial banking center manager of Banner Bank will serve as treas...


Centenarian loved teaching, coaching sports

Though Gladys Pallmeyer now lives in Mukilteo, she is still a New Yorker through and through. Rightfully so, because she called the Empire State home for 99 years. Pallmeyer celebrated her 100th...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    March 4, 2015

County votes to allow commercial flights at Paine Field

The Snohomish County Council has opened the gates to commercial flights at Paine Field. The County Council on March 2 voted 3-2 to allow New-York based Propeller Airports to build a terminal for passe... Full story


Kamiak hits highest score with ‘Slow Me Down’

Kamiak Winter Percussion performs “Slow Me Down” in the Southridge Slam competition held in Oregon last weekend. Kamiak competed against 12 Northwest Association of Performing Arts indoor...


One reverend’s trip to the Holy Land | Worship

A pilgrimage is defined as a journey of spiritual significance. The purpose of making a pilgrimage is to change one’s perspective, which often happens in unexpected ways. In January, I made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. The spiritual experience...


3 teachers recognized by Gear Up & Go | School brief

Three Mukilteo teachers are among 24 in Snohomish County to receive special recognition for their efforts in the Gear Up & Go program. The program is an initiative of the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition where fifth grade students... Full story


Experts evaluate designs for new Lake Stickney school | School brief

The Mukilteo School Board has taken another step forward for the planning and design of the new Lake Stickney Elementary. It recently adopted a Value Engineering report, one of several reports and resolutions that the state requires school boards to... Full story


Assessment test can save steps in college | Mukilteo Schools

I wrote two months ago about the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards for math and English language arts, and how that means the academic standards in those two subjects are now the same for students in Washington as they are for...


Kamiak to host district dance competition March 14

Kamiak High School will be the site of the WIAA District 1 dance competition on Saturday, March 14. The event will be held in the main gym starting at 11 a.m. The doors will open at 10:15 a.m. The Kamiak Dulcineas will be competing against 12 other...


Boys & Girls Club spring sports open for registration | Sports brief

Registration is now open for spring sports at the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club. The club offers volleyball and flag football for kids in the spring. The coed volleyball spring season is open to kids ages 3-12, while flag football is for boys and...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of March 4 | Police Beat

Feb. 25 Animal – 8900 blk 56th Pl. W. An officer responded to the neighborhood to discuss a possible abandoned dog that has been running around for about two weeks. Previous attempts by neighbors and officers to catch the dog have been...


Beautify entrance to Mukilteo Speedway | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The entrance to Mukilteo Speedway coming from I-405 North is an eyesore. There’s an abandoned building on the left covered in graffiti and overgrown weeds; cemented meridians overgrown with weeds; and an unsightly patched road....


Flower baskets in Old Town missed | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: My husband and I moved here about two years ago. Mukilteo previously had beautiful flower baskets that would hang along the Speedway in Old Town close to the ferry, but they have been absent the last two years. Will the city be...


Hogs say thanks to Housing Hope donors | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to the community of Mukilteo: On behalf of my fellow Emerald City Harley Hog Chapter members and officers, I would like to thank you for your generous support during our donation drive at QFC on Feb 21....


Thanks to community for gulch support | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: On behalf of the Japanese Gulch Group, I want to thank everyone who supported our Grow the Gulch – A New Beginning dinner and auction fundraiser. Proceeds from the event will go directly toward restoring, promoting and...

 By Tim Raetzloff    General    March 4, 2015

Most valuable company in Snohomish County | Taking Stock

How about a little bit of cocktail party trivia? Can you name the most valuable company that has its headquarters in Snohomish County? Market value or market capitalization is calculated by multiplying the value of one share by the number of shares o... Full story


Deputies search for vehicle theft suspect

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputies are looking for a man suspected of pulling a woman from her car this morning at the 17500 block of 17th Avenue West and driving off. According to Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton, the suspect is... Full story


Eating less, exercising more – but no weight loss? | Healthy Living

It is painful enough to watch our body size increase and the number on the scale go up as we knowingly lead a sedentary lifestyle and make poor eating choices. Even more frustrating for many is committing to an exercise program and making a point to...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 4, 2015

The evolutionary nature of silly stuff | Chuck's World

I flew back into Seattle from Austin Saturday night, and the pilot made the point that it was all backward. It was cloudy, rainy and 34 degrees in Austin; sunny and 50 here. I made another discovery,...


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