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Articles from the March 6, 2013 edition

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Volunteers pedal joy of bicycling to foster kids

Many an adult can recall the joy of riding bikes around the neighborhood on lazy summer days. It’s almost a rite of passage, one that every child should experience. That was the thinking behind...

 

Kiwanis flippin’ flapjacks for a good cause

Join the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club for its eighth annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, March 9, at Olympic View Middle School. Thanks to local businesses and Kiwanis members, the...

 

‘The Mousetrap’: Who will be next?

Murder mysteries don’t get any better than those written by Agatha Christie. When she sold the rights to turn her book “The Mousetrap” into a play, she said she wouldn’t allow it to go to the...

 

Giving lift to the Pacific Northwest aviation industry

When a CEO boards a Korean Air flight from Seattle to Incheon, there is a good chance she will be sitting in a cabin outfitted by workers at a Bellingham company called Heath Tecna. When a pilot in... Full story

 

Day spa, salon on Park Avenue gives back

The Day Spa on Park Avenue and Park Avenue Salon is hosting several community events this month. These events are free. Becky Porter at the day spa and Brenda DeForest at the salon on the corner of...

 

Celtic Coffee owner buys Wine 101

Wine 101 in Mukilteo has a new owner. George Black, owner of the Celtic Coffee Shop & Deli, has purchased Wine 101: The Gathering Place next door to his espresso stand on Harbour Pointe...

 

Sound Acupuncture celebrates 10 years

Sound Acupuncture of Mukilteo is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. The practice located in Old Town at 4th Street and Lincoln Avenue offers gentle Japanese-style acupuncture and many other...

 

Camp Brian to introduce Parkinson’s grants

The Camp Brian Association calls all of its supporters “campers.” All “campers” are invited to Camp Brian’s annual dinner and auction on Saturday, March 16, at Archbishop Murphy High School...

 

Kamiak swim wins third state title in 5 years

Kamiak High School’s state champion boys swim team leads a parade at Kamiak on March 1. The school’s pep band, cheerleaders and the dance team followed the team through the halls to an...

 

4 firefighters celebrate 20 years

Fire Marshal Jim Thomas, Capt. Larry Nunnally, Capt. Michael Yoakum and firefighter Pat McQuade were recently recognized for 20 years of service with the Mukilteo Fire Department. They received...

 

Local educators wary of deep funding cuts

There are some colorful and not particularly tasteful metaphors for what happens when decisions at the top flow to those impacted down below. Sometimes, local students and educators are among the...

 

In praise of prayer

“The purpose of God in creating man hath been, and will ever be, to enable him to know his Creator and to attain His Presence… a presence which is the real Paradise, and of which the loftiest mansions of heaven are but a symbol.” (All quotes are... Full story

 
 By Kay Wagner    General    March 6, 2013

Stand tall and be beautiful

Want to be more beautiful, trim your waistline and increase energy? Stand tall! It’s that simple. When we hold ourselves with a tall spine and open shoulders, we breathe more fully. The heart, lungs and all internal organs have more room to...

 

Bring the world together – host an exchange student

World Heritage Student Exchange program is seeking local host families for high school boys and girls from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Norway, China, Russia, France, former Soviet Union countries, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and more! Host families are...

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools    March 6, 2013

Kindergarten registration now open

Do you have a child who will attend kindergarten in the Mukilteo School District next year? It’s time to get him or her registered for classes! Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2013-14 school year is now underway at each of the...

 

School Briefs for week of March 6

Kamiak wins state swimming title The swimmers from Kamiak High School won their third state swim title in the last five years during the boys’ swimming and diving state championships. Liam Sosinsky led the team by defended his state title in the... Full story

 

Police Beat for week of March 6

Feb. 27 Traffic Complaint – SR-526 from Seaway Dispatch reported that there was a recklessly driven blue mini-van headed into Mukilteo from the above location. It was gone on arrival. Agency Assist – 700 blk Front St. A caller reported that they...

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion    March 6, 2013

The 787 financial crisis

The Boeing 787 is reaching a crisis. I don’t mean whether to continue to use flammable lithium ion batteries or not. I mean financially. Last year Boeing reported in an SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission) filing that the profit margin for the...

 

Letters for week of March 6

Is plastic bag ban causing theft? Editor, The Beacon: This from Seattle PI online. I wonder if QFC or Rite Aid has this problem [“Paper bag use up since plastic ban,” The Beacon, front page, Feb. 27]: When the Seattle City Council unanimously...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 6, 2013

The adjustment disorder

On one warm afternoon in late May or early June of 1977, in Phoenix – in other words, a long time ago in a place far, far away – I stood in line for a couple of hours at the Cine Capri theater, wait... Full story

 

Sip and savor at 8th business showcase

Sip wine and savor food samples in support of local business at the 2013 Mukilteo Business Showcase. Wine samples, tasty bites, live music and networking are on the menu at the eighth annual showcase set from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    March 6, 2013

Council selects footbridge location

A footbridge to improve pedestrian safety and access to the waterfront should be next to the existing SR-525 bridge, the city recommends. Mukilteo City Council selected the SR-525 alternative on Monday as the preferred option by a 6-1 vote for a...

 

Larsen to FAA: Keep Air Traffic Control Tower at Paine Field Open to Protect National Interest

WASHINGTON—Rep. Rick Larsen, WA-02, today urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to remove the air traffic control tower at Paine Field from a list of possible tower closures. Larsen, the top Democrat on the House Aviation Subcommittee,...

 

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