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Articles from the March 23, 2016 edition

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Reviving Snohomish County – A call to action | Guest View

This Op-Ed wraps up our Turn Up the Volume series on teen silent battles. The series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help. -Ed. While most of us... Full story


Easter and the heroic atonement | Worship

Spring is here, with the wonderful promise of new life and renewal. And so it was in the spring that the Son of God gave His precious life for all of us. He died on the cross, but rose again after...


Kamiak to host 8th annual jazz festival

If you’re a fan of live jazz, but you don’t want to go all the way to Seattle for a show, then Kamiak High School’s Jazz Invitational is for you. The Kamiak Jazz Band is hosting its eighth...


Girls go bald to fight childhood cancer

While most of their friends are growing their hair out, two 12-year-old girls from Mukilteo willingly shaved theirs off this month for kids with cancer. Annmarie Thomson and Charlotte Crocco, who are... Full story


Dare to greatness: Try Harry’s ultimate burger | Art & Appetite

“Never eat anything bigger than your head.” I don’t know who coined this phrase, but it seems like sound advice. Is there an exception that proves the rule? Yes. Hamburger Harry’s ultimate...


Schedule of community events for week of March 23 | Around Town

March 23 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business....


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of March 23 | Police Beat

March 16 Suspicious – 8400 blk SR-525 Officers responded to a report of a man driving a Mazda who appeared to be having mental problems. A caller was concerned about him driving. While officers were en route, the vehicle left heading east on 84th...


Take the bus to Lighthouse Park | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: How about this novel concept: If people want to come to Mukilteo's waterfront or Lighthouse Park, they can take the bus [“City mulls parking options for Old Town,” page 3, March 10]. Many buses end their routes ... Full story


Can’t wait to fly out of Paine Field | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is excellent news [“Alaska Air ‘keenly interested’ in Paine,” front page, March 16]. It's going to be great to travel from Paine instead of that insane drive to Sea-Tac. Can't wait! Cliff Corcoran,... Full story


Don’t let boys use girls’ locker rooms | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Chris Beard's letter regarding transgender policies going too far was right on! I hope everyone read his comments [“School transgender policies go too far,” Letters, page 4, March 16]. People (especially parents) should...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 23, 2016

Listening to Lent | Chuck's World

Since Cuba is in the news these days, I was reminded of this historical anecdote. In April 1961, following the disastrous “invasion” of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, President John F. Kennedy gave a... Full story


Mukilteo’s annual egg hunt is March 26

The Mukilteo Firefighters Association will host this year’s Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 26. The event for children 1-10 years old will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the ball fields at Mukilteo Elementary, 2600 Mukilteo Speedway. There will be sep...


Though teen pregnancy is challenging, there is hope

The following article is the last 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. Where...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    March 23, 2016

Rosehill bond refund could save taxpayers $340,000

Eyeing a lower interest rate, Mukilteo plans to refinance the bonds that pay for its community center. The City Council voted Monday to authorize the refunding of 20-year councilmanic bonds that pay for the Rosehill Community Center for an estimated... Full story

 By Chef Dez    General    March 23, 2016

Inspiration for leftover Easter eggs | Chef Dez

It’s been a family tradition of ours to decorate eggs for Easter. As far back as history can take us, the egg seems to have served as a symbol of continuing life and resurrection. Therefore, it was natural to decorate them and give out as gifts...


Enter Leader in Me speech contest for chance to win $500

Mukilteo students are invited to enter the first-ever Franklin Covey Leader in Me speech contest. Students from 5-15 years old who go to a licensed Leader In Me school are asked to submit a two-minute speech on video on a leadership topic that has...


District names 4 new elementary school principals

The Mukilteo School District has appointed of four new elementary school principals for the 2016-17 school year. They will assume their new positions on July 1. Janelle Phinney will be the new principal of Fairmount Elementary, Lori Bumstead will be... Full story


Garden club offers $1,000 horticulture scholarship | School brief

Applications are now available for the Mukilteo Way Garden Club Horticulture Scholarship. Anyone interested in horticulture, landscaping or landscape design is eligible for the $1,000 scholarship for to go toward horticulture classes at Edmonds...


Apply for Cascade Symphony scholarship by April 2 | School brief

Cascade Symphony will award scholarships of $2,000 to $3,000 to qualified high school seniors from the Mukilteo, Edmonds, Northshore and Shoreline school districts in May. Applicants must plan to continue their musical studies in college but need...


Boeing Co. offering paid internships this summer

Mukilteo students are invited to apply for a paid internship with The Boeing Co. this summer. Students must be juniors at a Kamiak or Mariner high schools, maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher, be a U.S. citizen, and be on track to graduate i...


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