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Articles from the March 18, 2009 edition

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Janet Lane Eaton, J.D. Jan. 8, 1953 March 15, 2009

Janet Lane Eaton, J.D., passed away peacefully March 15, after a short but courageous battle with colon cancer, at the age of only 56. Janet was born to Virginia and David Lane in Deer Lodge, MT Jan. 8, 1953. She grew up in Helena, MT, where she met...

 By Savvy Senior    General    March 18, 2009

Savvy Senior Pet Insurance: Is it a good idea for seniors on a budget?

Dear Savvy Senior My widowed mother-in-law has two cats and a dog (her adopted family) and would be willing to spend her life savings to take care of them. Is pet insurance a good idea for her? Concerned In-law Dear In-law, Most seniors who have... Full story

 By Savvy Senior    General    March 18, 2009

Savvy Senior: Senior friendly computers

Savvy Senior Senior-friendly computers Dear Savvy Senior Are there any special computers out there designed for senior citizens? My 70-year-old mother would like to get a home computer so she can use the Internet and e-mail but she's not computer...


Catherine Ceravolo Adolfi July 27 1919 to March 6, 2009

Catherine Ceravolo Adolfi, daughter of Francesco and Maria Teresa Voci Ceravolo, grew up in Rome, New York. Francesco and Teresa raised Catherine in a fiercely proud Italian family with strong family values. Married to Joe Adolfi in 1940, the couple...


The fly on the wall

No doubt you've heard the phrase, "I wish I could be a fly on the wall." A person usually says that when they wish they could be in a room and hear or see what's going on without anyone knowing they are there. I was recently thinking about this...

 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    March 18, 2009

God bless Officer Kang

The front-page news story about Officer Cheol Kang sure grabbed my attention. I met him at the first Citizen Academy course about a year ago. He was the coordinator and presided over all of the classes. He did a great job in organizing this event,...

 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion    March 18, 2009

Worth the wait

I have a fifth grader and a first grader at Mukilteo Elementary and have experienced both a lottery and wait-in-line system. My daughter, who is in fifth grade, was a kindergartner in the Issaquah School District. We were distraught to find out that...

 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    March 18, 2009

All Mukilteo schools are quality

How interesting that the Beacon, which covers all the schools in the district, would make a distinction that within our district there are "sought-after" elementary schools. This referral was made in a recent article about registering for all-day,...

 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    March 18, 2009

Free, take one

With the Great Mukilteo Garage Sale coming up, this is something many people would like to know: After the sale, many people put some unsold items at the curb, presumably for the trash pick up. If a person saw something they could use, would it be... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    March 18, 2009

Message for Mukilteo

Once upon at time Mukilteo was a hamlet with a quaint name. According to Native American lore, it means "good camping place." If you had a property problem, it could be solved over a cup of coffee or an adult beverage at Taylor's Landing. Taxes were... Full story

 By Rebecca Carr    News    March 18, 2009

Diving banned at Lighthouse Park - council to reconsider unanimous vote

Thanks to diver John Rawlings for the photos included in this story. John Rawlings got the unpleasant surprise of his decades-long diving career while flipping through an issue of Northwest Dive magazine recently. The tiny, one-line item, easily... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    News    March 18, 2009

Port of Everett earns Best of Industry award

On March 12, the Port of Everett received the "Best of Industry" award for local government from the United Way of Snohomish County. The Port's Facilities and Security Director Scott Grindy also received a nomination for campaign manager of the... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    News    March 18, 2009

Reed urges passage of Top 2 Primary reform bill

Secretary of State Reed is urging Washington lawmakers to honor the voters' wishes and a strong U.S. Supreme Court ruling by passing reform legislation that enhances the state's popular new Top 2 Primary. The Senate bill, which Reed described as a...


Rites of spring - getting ready for Little League

Ron Cohen prepares the infield at Endeavor Elementary as part of the Mukilteo Little League work party Saturday. Ron's son plays in the Minors division and his daughter plays softball. Photo courtesy of Liz Ferry.... Full story

 By Tara Stormo    Features    March 18, 2009

Time to get ready for Kamiak Grad Night

Think back waaaay back. Remember your high school graduation? What did you do afterwards? The Kamiak senior parents have traditionally held a Grad Knight drug and alcohol-free all-night party for the graduates and plans are underway right now for...


'Back to the 80s: The Totally Awesome Musical'

Mariner High School is not usually known for its musicals. So it's incredibly ambitious that this time around they are not only doing a musical, but one with no less than 25 songs. It's titled "Back to the 80's: The Totally Awesome Musical." You'll... Full story


Breaking the stranglehold of opiate addiction

Jeanmarie Trapp was that mom. Scout leader, PTA president, stay-at-home mom. Her world was soccer matches, Little League games, fund-raisers and ferrying her children between school and their various activities, a universe away from the harsh...


Deep below the surface of Puget Sound, a world awaits

Thanks to diver John Rawlings for the photos included in this story About a hundred feet out from the shores of Lighthouse Park there's a natural gray wall some 35 feet down, and another, larger one about 60 to 80 feet down. They're about 10 feet...


Kamiak DECA advances to nationals

On Friday, March 6, Kamiak DECA students competed at the state competition in downtown Bellevue. DECA is an international marketing club that focuses on leadership, community service, social events, and vocational development. There are 180,000 high... Full story


Keeping prescription drugs out of the wrong hands

A key component in the ongoing battle against prescription drug abuse is controlling access. It's important to keep your current medications secure from theft. According to Jeanmarie Trapp of UnCAAPD United Coalition Against Abuse of Prescription... Full story

 By Rebecca Carr    A&E    March 18, 2009

Say Hello to Dolly at the 5th Avenue Theatre

Professional matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi (Jenifer Lewis) is on a mission. She has her sights set on marrying grouchy, miserly half-millionaire Horace Vandergelder (Pat Cashman yes, of "Almost Live!" infamy) despite promising to fix him up with...

 By Meredith Pechta    A&E    March 18, 2009

What's in a name?

The Village Theatre has done it again. Although it specializes in musicals, they try to do at least one play a year that has no music. This year's triumph is Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest." The farcical plot is as confusing as...


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