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Happy birds at Goat Trail Park

As I walked over to Goat Trail Park this morning (the day after the courageous vote by the city council to save the park from destruction), the birds were singing louder than usual and with vigor as if to say thank you; they seemed to be happy as if...


Speak your mind on annexation

Last week the residents of Mukilteo received a mailer regarding the possible annexation of neighborhoods south of our current boundaries. We understand the confusion that this has caused some residents due to the fact that this mailer was... Full story


To the County Executive:

Dan Russo of Horizon Air is quoted in the Mukilteo Beacon (March 4 edition), saying "The county executive's position is to move ahead." Move ahead with what? Move ahead with plans for Horizon to begin flights from Paine Field, hopefully by next... Full story


Annexation more questions than answers

Annexation was one of the proposed topics when I first started writing a monthly column for the Beacon as a councilmember. I've been procrastinating ever since. I wasn't comfortable with the information and arguments presented to me as a... Full story


The station of women

Hello Friends! I have been too lazy, and I did not produce! I am in so much trouble in so many realms! Please consider this truer-than-ever-before, 15-year-old note about how women will end war. Thanks! "Only through the affirmation of women's equal...


SOC to Horizon: Not so fast

Welcome to Save our Communities new column. With so much information coming from so many sources, it can be difficult to know exactly what or whom to believe. Sometimes information is complicated or slanted - our goal in this column is to offer... Full story


Annexation dog won't hunt

A wealth of plain, hard facts belies the lofty claims and promises made by Mayor Marine and city staff regarding annexation. And the poverty of their understanding of our precarious economy borders on the pathological. Their belief that this third...


Building a nest without a permit

I watched this sneaky pigeon methodically stealing pieces of straw and one by one transporting them up into the steel girders of the ferry loading ramp. There was no building permit posted, and I doubt it had permission from the ferry system. The...


There's hope for this world yet

To the person who found my purse in the Edmonds Theater last evening: THANK YOU!!! In these hard economic times, your honesty is incredible! I wanted to thank you, but you didn't leave your name. Therefore, a generous donation will be made to the...

 By Rebecca Carr    News    March 11, 2009

Kang to serve in Afghanistan

Mukilteo Police Department's Cheol Kang will make use of skills he's honed as the city's crime prevention officer when he ships out to Afghanistan with his Naval Reserve unit at the end of the month. "I'm only going to be gone two months, which...

 By Rebecca Carr    News    March 11, 2009

Staffing the annexation area, by the numbers

Aaron Levenstein said, "Statistics are like bikinis what they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital." An unknown author said, "Statistics can be made to prove anything even the truth." Both of those sayings could apply to the ongoing... Full story


Embark on great adventures at YMCA summer camp

Registration for YMCA summer camp begins Monday, March 23 at your Mukilteo Family Y. Summer enrichment camps run weekly this summer beginning the week of June 23 for kids entering kindergarten through sixth grade. An entire week of camp costs $175... Full story


Olympic View Students art to be displayed at Frye Museum in Seattle

Two of the talented artists at Olympic View Middle School have had their artwork accepted into the 11th Annual Washington Art Education Association Student Exhibition at the Frye Museum in Seattle. Rachel McGurrin and Piper McWillaims worked for...


Community garden concept starts to bloom

A long-held dream of many took a big step toward fruition last week when the Mukilteo City Council voted unanimously to allow a community garden to be developed on part of the Precht property. "People are coming up to us and saying, 'I need to raise... Full story


Gone but not forgotten Glafke hangs up her tights

When Julie Glafke first started teaching Jazzercise at Rosehill, she used 45-rpm records. Gradually she switched to those new-fangled cassette tapes. Then CDs came along. Now even those are becoming obsolete, as the world switches to iPods and...


Kamiak student serves a week in Olympia

Hunter Coulombe's week as a legislative page didn't inspire him to pursue a career in politics, but it did teach him a lot about how the process works. "I don't think I'm going to go into government when I'm older, so I wanted to learn what goes on...


Learn your diabetes risk factors

Diabetes is a serious disease that strikes nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States each year. A local seminar will help you to learn your risk factors and what you can do to lower your risk. The seminar will be held at 11 a.m. on...


Mariner student store earns gold

The School-Based Enterprise (SBE) at Mariner High School was among the school stores that achieved gold level certification (or re-certification) this year and will be recognized at DECA's International Career Development Conference in Anaheim,...


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