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 By Meredith Pechta    A&E    March 11, 2015

‘Around the World’ a delightful trip | Theater Review

The Village Theatre has managed to achieve untold wonders with their special effects. Not long ago, Mary Poppins flew right across the stage. Sometimes, though, a more simplified approach is called...

 

Professor to speak on many gifts of the crow

Crows are mischievous, playful, social, and passionate. Their brains are enormous in proportion to their bodies. They can think, plan and reconsider what they’re about to do. Crows gather around...

 

Youth committee to host gulch cleanup March 21 | City brief

If you’d like to volunteer in the Japanese Gulch but can’t make it on March 14, there’s another chance for you to help. The Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee is hosting a Japanese Gulch Cleanup...

 

United Way focused on Oso mudside recovery

The following is an update from Neil Parekh of United Way of Snohomish County on its efforts regarding last year's Oso mudslide: United Way of Snohomish County, which received more than $2.7...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    March 11, 2015

New director of Mukilteo festival named

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association has named its new executive director. John McDonagh was hired as director of the association, which organizes Mukilteo’s annual waterfront festival. His...

 

Kamiak baseball | Spring sports preview

Coach: Frank Nickerson Number of athletes: 35 in the program, 18 on varsity Last season: The Knights finished last season 6-14, finishing fifth in the Wesco South 4A league. Strengths: "The...

 

Kamiak boys soccer | Spring sports preview

Coach: Kosta Pithaorulis Number of athletes: 37 in the program, 18-19 on varsity Last season: The Knights finished the season with a 11-6-2 record, advancing through the district tournament and...

 

Kamiak girls tennis | Spring sports previews

Coach: Heidi Bloemker Number of athletes: 34 in the program, 14 on varsity Last season: The Knights sent three players to the state championship last spring, where the doubles team finished in...

 
 By Joe Chambers    General    March 11, 2015

The way to the Father is through His Son | Worship

In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you ... I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. (John 14:1-2, 6) When a child is first born w...

 
 By Meredith Pechta    A&E    March 11, 2015

Drama in ‘Noises Off’ will keep you laughing | Theater Review

What is it about actors that fascinates us so? For some like Meryl Streep, they make themselves into human sponges long into adulthood. They learn accents and languages they don’t speak. Sometimes they learn instruments they don’t play or learn...

 

Overcrowding forces district to restrict enrollment to all but 1 school

Overcrowded buildings will cause 17 of the Mukilteo School District’s 18 schools to limit new admissions next year to just those students who live within the school district. It will be the 11th consecutive year that the district has placed...

 

Local students make WSU President’s Honor Roll | School brief

The following students made the Washington State University’s President’s Honor Roll for the 2014 fall semester. They are: Trisha Berg, Tyler Cheung, Braedon Graika, David Harris, Thomas Healy, Paula Kimmerling, Kirsten Svendsen, Kristofer...

 

Local students make SPU Dean’s List | School brief

The following students made the Seattle Pacific University 2014 fall quarter Dean’s List. They are: Aaron Coe, Kirsten Collison, Lauren Mitchell, Lynne Onishi, Carly Rohrenbach and Danielle Schackman. Students on the Dean's List have completed...

 

Mukilteo student named to San Diego Dean's List | School brief

Each semester, San Diego State University recognizes the dedication and outstanding academic accomplishments of students with the Dean's List. Savannah Benefield, of Mukilteo, who is studying psychology, was included on the fall 2014 Dean's...

 

Mukilteo student named to Montana State Dean’s List | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has been named to the Montana State University Dean’s List. Jason Campbell has been recognized for his distinguished academic performance during the fall semester in the College of Engineering at Montana State. To qualify...

 

State Senate looking for student pages | School brief

The Washington state Senate is looking for students who would want to serve as senate pages during the current session. The pages serve in Olympia for a week, arriving on Sunday evening for an orientation and then working through Friday. In addition...

 

Kamiak to host dance competition is March 14 | School brief

Kamiak High School’s Dulcineas dance team will compete against 12 high school teams in the Kick, Pom, and Dance (Jazz) categories at the WIAA District 1 Dance Competition on Saturday, March 14. The events kick off at 11 a.m. in Kamiak’s gym. The...

 

Voyager students go to college for a day | School brief

About 60 students from Voyager Middle School traveled to the University of Washington campus in Bothell recently to become college freshmen for a day. The experience was part of a program between the two schools called Community Partnership, which...

 

Kamiak students named Washington Aerospace Scholars | School brief

Two students from Kamiak High School have been accepted into the Washington Aerospace Scholars program. Takeru Doi and Shannay Kammann are among 212 students from throughout the state who are participating in an online distance-learning curriculum...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of March 11 | Police Beat

March 4 Vehicle Prowl – 6100 blk Bayview Dr. A complainant reported a vehicle prowl that occurred sometime overnight. The victim’s passport was stolen. Malicious Mischief – 11100 blk Chennault Beach Rd. A resident reported that she arrived home...

 

Students raise over $1,000 for rescue center | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Did you know that if a sea animal, such as an otter or whale, is injured in the Puget Sound that animal would have to be transported to California for treatment because Washington does not have a rescue facility to care for these...

 

Community center needs strategic vision | Mayor's Message

When we built the new Rosehill Community Center, it was meant to be a gem for our community. It definitely is a beautiful facility. If you've ever taken a class, attended an event or just dropped...

 
 By Peter Zieve    Opinion    March 11, 2015

Time for a Boys & Girls Club in Harbour Pointe | Great Futures Start Here

I live in the Harbour Pointe area with my wife and three boys, ages 8, 6 and 5. For recreation and sports, I frequently bring them to the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club down on Second Street in Old Town. They get great support from the club, which...

 

Eating less, exercising more – but no weight loss? (Part 2) | Healthy Living

Last week, we discussed the necessity of calorie counting for those who feel they are eating less, exercising more, yet not losing weight. This week, we address part two of the equation: Exercise intensity. Which category do you fall into? A. You exe...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 11, 2015

50 shades of blue | Chuck's World

A lion pads through the jungle, looking for prey. He comes across a rhinoceros, cooling itself in a river. “Look at you,” says the lion in disgust. “You’re wet and ugly. You can’t run fast...

 

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