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Articles from the March 16, 2016 edition

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In like a lion, out like a lamb? | Through Our Lens

Windstorms within the last week left thousands in Mukilteo without power, downed trees in neighborhoods, washed driftwood up on the beach, tipped over street signs and clogged drains with leaves and... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    A&E    March 16, 2016

‘Chocolate Factory’ leaves a sweet taste | Theater Review

The audience gets a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world with Mariner High School’s spring musical. Mariner Drama presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” which...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    March 16, 2016

Festival association installs new president

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association has a new president. Paul Salas was installed as president of the MLFA on Feb. 17 to replace Jeanmarie Trapp. This is his first term as president. Trapp... Full story


Events empower teenagers to ‘kick butts’

With chalk instead of spray paint, students within the last week graffitied their reasons for not smoking in the commons at Kamiak and Mariner high schools. “Cigs are cancer sticks.” “It’s...


Schedule of community events for week of March 16 | Around Town

March 16 Festival volunteers wanted 7 p.m. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is seeking volunteers to help plan Mukilteo’s largest party of the year. Learn about the great opportunities available at the festival meeting held on the third Wednesday... Full story


More than just another face in the crowd | Worship

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, a day that has been celebrated around the world since about the third or fourth century. It’s the day that commemorates Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey as people paved the way for His entrance into the city by la...


Winter guard to perform 'Run Red Run' at classic | School brief

The Kamiak Winter Guard will host the seventh annual Winter Guard Classic competition on Saturday, March 19, in the Kamiak High School gym. The preliminaries begin at noon, with and finals beginning at 4 p.m. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. This year’s...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of March 16 | Police Beat

March 9 Suspicious – 12300 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. Officers were dispatched for a report of a suspicious woman. The woman had a warrant for theft out of Marysville that Marysville police declined to confirm. The woman left the location. Collision... Full story


Next step: Make airport nationally significant | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Once again, politicians in robes have ruled in favor of commercial airports at Paine Field [Airport passenger service for Paine Field clears court hurdle,” front page, March 9]. Is anybody surprised? Apparently the federal judic... Full story


School transgender policies go too far | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Roughly one year ago, I wrote a letter to The Beacon regarding the Mukilteo schools’ adoption of transgender use of locker and restroom facilities [“School district’s transgender policy unreasonable,” page 4, Jan. 21]....


Farewell to Lighthouse Festival president | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association is writing to express our sincere appreciation to our former president for giving so much of her time, talent and commitment to help make the 50th Lighthouse Festival such a big...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 16, 2016

A captive audience | Chuck's World

My favorite magical creatures are genies. Sorry, unicorns. I still admire you. But genies are fun because they allow me to make a point while still being lazy, my preferred state. So let’s say... Full story

 By Jim Miller    General    March 16, 2016

How to avoid Medicare mistakes when you’re still working | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Should I enroll in Medicare at age 65 if I’m still working and have coverage through my employer? – Almost 65 Dear Almost, The rules for enrolling in Medicare can be very confusing with all the different choices available... Full story

 By Chef Dez    General    March 16, 2016

Black beer for St. Patrick's Day | Chef Dez

My annual salute to the Irish always includes a pint of Guinness Beer, a delicious black stout from Dublin, Ireland. This full-bodied beer has a considerably smooth finish despite its bold characteristics –and is delightful to drink anytime of the y...


Set the Wayback Machine for John Denver – far out! | Art & Appetite

It’s fascinating how music can have such a strong emotional impact. If you’re like me, certain songs will absolutely captivate you, others will make you cry, still others will virtually force you out onto the dance floor. Music has always been...


Local trainer suffers major injuries in collision

Long-time personal trainer Kay Wagner faces a long recovery after suffering severe injuries in a head-on collision last week. Many Mukilteans know Wagner through her training programs that included yoga, Pilates, strength and wellness, as well as a... Full story


Gangs are here in Snohomish County

The following article is the seventh in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help. – Ed. A...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    March 16, 2016

Alaska Air 'keenly interested' in Paine Field

Now that circuit judges have denied an appeal of the Federal Aviation Administration’s decision to permit commercial flights out of Paine Field, interest from at least one airline is back. Two airlines asked Snohomish County to allow them to offer...


EvCC to host Spanish-language Family Night April 12

Everett Community College is hosting a college planning Family Night in Spanish for high school students and their families at 5:30 p.m. on April 12 at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center. At Noche Entre Familia, families will learn about...


Pollinating your garden to be topic of discussion

"Attracting Native Pollinators to Your Garden,” a discussion about how pollination with the help of insects can boost your success in creating a healthy and successful garden, will be presented on Thursday, March 31, at Rosehill Community... Full story


Give blood with the Red Cross to save lives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need. More than 3 million donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The organization sup...


EdCC to host free Technology Exposition event

Learn about cracking passwords and the internal workings of your hard drive at its second Technology Exposition on April 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Edmonds Community College. “There are many technological advances we hear about on a daily basis but...


Discovery Elementary addition to cost $3 million | Board Report

During its meeting on March 14, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Honored three students for their outstanding performance. Recognized were Ian Jackson of the Community-Based Transition Center (CBTC), Gracelynn Dawson of Voyager Middle...


Over 500K drive-alone trips eliminated last year

Community Transit’s Choice Connections program promotes smart transportation options throughout Snohomish County. In 2015, these commute trip reduction efforts combined to eliminate 538,696 drive-alone trips and 5.8 million pounds of CO2 from the... Full story


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