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Northshore Christian Academy presents ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’

Northshore Christian Academy presents Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr.,” opening March 20 at Northshore Christian Church in Everett. This NCA Middle School Musical showcases songs from the... Full story


Hear hand bell choirs in concert

Twenty six bell ringers from Mukilteo Presbyterian Church and First Presbyterian of Snohomish will perform in concert at 6 p.m. on March 16 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Everett.Admission is...


EvCC welcomes 2 new health sciences leaders

Everett Community College has two new health sciences leaders. Jason Smith is the new dean of Health Sciences and Public Safety and Kathleen Watson is the new associate dean of nursing. Both...


Kamiak names January Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for January 2014, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities...


Kamiak names February Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for February 2014, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities...


Amy Roloff to be guest speaker at YMCA’s Prayer Breakfast

The YMCA of Snohomish County will hold its 54th annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Good Friday, April 18. The Prayer Breakfast is a community event designed to bring the community together in a...


4th grader is Mukilteo’s Chief for a Day

Nine-year-old Connor Dunham gets to be the honorary police chief of Mukilteo for a day. The Mukilteo Police Department is sponsoring Connor, a fourth grader a Columbia Elementary, so that he can be Ch... Full story


History of Mukilteo’s first church preserved

The first church of Mukilteo still stands on Park Avenue, though it’s now technically a salon. The non-denominational church at 731 Park Ave. built about 110 years ago is now the Park Avenue Salon... Full story


Local farmer event a bowl of food fun

Nina Young, 5, Avan Chua, 3, and Rowan Young, 3, play with bowls of beans from the Lucky Dove Farm in Snohomish at the Meet Your Farmer event held Feb. 8 at Olivia Park Elementary. The event promoted... Full story


Everett police need help identifying suspect

The Everett police need help identifying a robbery suspect who shot and injured a man at a 7-Eleven. At about 10:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, a man was paying for merchandise at the 7-Eleven in the 700 block...


Strom Peterson announces run for state House

Strom Peterson, a longtime Edmonds small business owner and two-term City Council member, has announced that he will run for the 21st District House seat. Peterson, a Democrat, will seek to replace... Full story


Fall in love with God and render yourself bulletproof | Worship

In my 20s as a brand new Christian, I was pleasantly startled that God wanted a personal relationship with me, and I was amazed by the flood of positive results I was enjoying subsequent to my initial halting experiments in the realms of prayer and... Full story


10th annual Spring Studio Tour on Whidbey Island

Whidbey Working Artists present the 10th annual Spring Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday March 7-9 on Whidbey Island. (Note that the tour runs concurrent with the famous Penn Cove Musselfest in Coupeville.) This free, self-guid...


Everett Home & Garden Show is March 7-9

The 12th annual Everett Home & Garden Show has taken root at Comcast Arena in Everett. The show runs from noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, March 7, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. The three-day event...


2 Mukilteo students named to University of Great Falls Dean’s List | School brief

Two Mukilteo students were named to University of Great Falls 2013 fall semester Dean’s List. Those students are: Amanda Cetnarowski Erin Langdon A total of 254 students made it on the President’s Honor Roll or Dean’s List for the university....


Mukilteo student named to Boston University Dean’s List | School brief

A Mukilteo student has recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the fall semester. That student is: Violet P. Walsh Each school and college at Boston University has their own criterion for the Dean's List, but students...


Now we work to keep promises to voters | Mukilteo schools

The voters have spoken, and we are thrilled with what they had to say. We had two school measures on the Feb. 11 ballot. Both passed by comfortable margins. The renewal of our Educational Maintenance and Operations levy was supported by 66.84...

 By Chef Dez    General    March 5, 2014

Red Beans & Rice for Mardi Gras | Chef Dez

Yesterday, March 4, was the Fat Tuesday celebration of Mardi Gras. It is the last day of the carnival season in New Orleans and always falls on the day before Ash Wednesday every year. The term “Fat Tuesday” represents the last day of eating... Full story


Edmonds is lucky to have digital photographer | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: You can trust this man's work [“Photographer combines ‘old school’ focus with digital age,” The Beacon, Online, Feb. 19]. I have known Randy for more than 15 years, and his talent is amazing! I will attest to the fact...


Kudos to Gold's Gym for kindness | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: On Wednesday, Feb. 26, an auto accident occurred on the Speedway very near Gold’s Gym. One of the disabled cars belonged to a young mother with three small children. While waiting for rescue from family members, Gold’s Gym...


State plans for ferry not fair to Old Town | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: It remains my hope that state financial constraints will force a reconsideration of the current plan to move forward with modified Elliot Point 2 for the Mukilteo ferry. As a taxpayer, I will continue to advocate for renovating... Full story


Our police officers are professional, caring | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I second Ms. Hansen's comments [“Police were only doing their jobs,” The Beacon, Letters, page 4, Feb. 26]. The writer of the letter alleging racial profiling on the part of Mukilteo police drove past the officers, did...


Dating violence ‘warning signs’ too broad | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Teen dating violence is a serious issue, and Domestic Violence Services does important work to raise awareness, [“DVS working to prevent teen dating violence,” The Beacon, front page, Feb. 12]. However, I question the use of... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 5, 2014

One long streak | Chuck's World

The two men in this story seem to resist my adjectives, which are all synonyms for “old.” Grizzled, wizened, seasoned, venerable, superannuated: I take them out of the sentence and then put them... Full story


Community events for week of March 5 | Around town

March 5 Girl Scout cookies Local Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at two Mukilteo locations now through March 16: The QFC at 11700 Mukilteo Speedway and the Walgreen’s at 10200 Mukilteo Speedway. Cookie boxes are $4 each. Cash or check...


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