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Rotary Club honors ACES senior

Rachelle Dau was recently named Aces High School February Student of the Month by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club. Rachelle, an ACES senior, was nominated for the award by... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


Kamiak names January Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as January Students of the Month due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and... — Updated 3/13/2013


Police officers celebrate Dr. Seuss at Columbia

Mukilteo police officers dressed as the Cat in the Hat on March 1 to read Dr. Seuss books to students at Columbia Elementary in celebration of Read Across America Day. Above,... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


New to the collection: Foundation flies Douglas DC-3 for first time

The Historic Flight Foundation on March 2 launched the inaugural flight of its newest addition. The nostalgic DC-3 aircraft joins the aircraft museum’s flying collection of... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


Wine 101 uncorks at re-opening

The new owner of Wine 101: The Gathering Place hosted a grand re-opening on March 9. Owner George Black has made a lot of changes to the wine bar, including adding scotch to the... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


Mukilteo orthodontist marks 10 straight years

Mukilteo orthodontist Dr. Jacqueline de Leon-Estes has a lot to celebrate this year. Not only is Harbour Pointe Orthodontics celebrating its 10-year anniversary of being in... — Updated 3/13/2013


Immerse yourself in Puget Sound

Do you love to spend time at the beach? Want to craft your own volunteer experience? If you love Snohomish County’s beaches and are interested in protecting the waters and... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Elementary students recreate cave art at school

Walk into a hallway at Mukilteo Elementary and find yourself not only in a cave – but in another time. First and third graders at the school have created Lascaux III, inspired by... — Updated 3/13/2013


Kamiak dance team wins twice at districts – again

Kamiak Dulcineas is adding two more first-place dance trophies to its collection. The Kamiak High School Dance Team won first place and qualified for state in both the kick and... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


Is it all inside of your head?

“I am just an ordinary person like you, but I live in the world awake!” – Mahatma Gandhi One of the world’s first great psychologists was the Buddha, who often said that he taught only one thing: suffering and its release.... — Updated 3/13/2013


Home sale preparation: Clear out your clutter

Word’s out: The market is hot! Wait just a minute. In Mukilteo, there are currently 51 active residential listings – 37 houses, 14 condos – 30 of those have been on the market more than 45 days. The average of those 30? One... — Updated 3/13/2013


EvCC to host 3 running start information sessions

High school students and their parents can learn about Everett Community College’s Running Start program at information sessions March 19, March 26 and April 16. On March 19, the information session is at 6 p.m. at EvCC’s East... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story

 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Overcrowding forces 12 schools to restrict enrollment

Overcrowded buildings will cause 12 Mukilteo schools to limit new admissions next year to just those students who live within the school district boundary. It will be the ninth consecutive year that the Mukilteo School District... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


Brent Kline is state Principal of the Year

I had an opportunity to do one of my most favorite things recently: surprise one of our staff members with the news that he has been selected to receive a prestigious honor. I heard the news about a week earlier when I got a phone... — Updated 3/13/2013


Police Beat for week of March 13

March 6 Threats – 2600 blk SR-525 An officer was dispatched to a report of threats. The threats were originating from a fictitious computer social networking profile. The case is under investigation. Traffic Hazard – 4400 blk Che... — Updated 3/13/2013


Letters for week of March 13

Stop your whining Editor, The Beacon: People are so whiny [“Paper bag use up since plastic ban,” The Beacon, front page, Feb. 27]. In never ceases to amaze me how much talk goes into such a small issue like this. If customers... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


How should I vote? A look at the community center controversy

A sense of community is a great thing that many cities strive to obtain. Sometimes, however, that sense of community we all strive for comes to us incidentally without any deliberate actions. The success of the Tails and Trails... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


Help others – one stitch at a time

Want to be a CTA? Who or what is a CTA, you ask? Clothing and Textile Advisors (CTA) is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote sewing, needle and textile arts through educational and charitable activities within our... — Updated 3/13/2013

 By Chef Dez    Opinion

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Irish fare

A number of novelty consumables consistently reappear in the marketplace during the days leading up to March 17. These will most undoubtedly include items such as green tinted beverages, like beer and milkshakes, for example.... — Updated 3/13/2013

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Me and Moe

Moe Axelrod. Say the name out loud, and then tell me. Tell me you can’t see this guy right now, know what he looks like, how he stands, what he says and how he says it. Tell me... — Updated 3/13/2013

 By Janet Carroll    Opinion

National and Mukilteo Wildlife Week is March 18-24

The Mukilteo Wildlife Habitat Project, an organization dedicated to increasing and enhancing wildlife habitat and connecting residents with nature, invites kids to participate in National and Mukilteo Wildlife Week, March 18-24.... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


Spring fun: Mukilteo firefighters host annual Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the Mukilteo firefighters will be held on Saturday, March 30, at the Mukilteo Elementary ball fields. The sounding of a fire truck horn will signal the hunt’s start at 10:30 a.m. This event... — Updated 3/13/2013


City Briefs for week of March 13

City welcomes new officer, says goodbye to another Mukilteo welcomed a new police officer on March 4. Michael Joseph Rexach, 28, was presented his officer badge during a special ceremony at City Hall. He was hired March 1 and will... — Updated 3/13/2013


The Great Mukilteo Garage Sale

Spring is on its way, and with it comes thoughts of gardening, spring cleaning, vacation, l'amour and, of course, the 21st annual Great Mukilteo Garage Sale, this year slated for Saturday, April 27. As in years past, The... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

City may join countywide housing committee

Mukilteo is leading efforts to form an interjurisdictional committee to help meet affordable housing needs within Snohomish County. Eleven cities, Snohomish County and the Housing Authority of Snohomish County are considering... — Updated 3/13/2013 Full story


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