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Langley to host Welcome the Whales Festival

Langley is the perfect spot from which to see “Patch” the Gray whale as he swims with his pod along Saratoga Passage. Join the Welcome the Whales Festival Parade on Saturday, April 20, and ring... Full story


See ‘Sun and Earth’ art exhibit at EvCC

See a video exhibition that juxtaposes projections of our turbulent sun and a temporal earth April 1 until May 3 at Everett Community College’s Russell Day Gallery. “Sun and Earth: 93 million... Full story


Rotary recognizes Kamiak senior

Ian Hughes was named the Kamiak High School February Student of the Month by the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club. Ian is a senior at Kamiak, where he was nominated for the award by the teaching...


Kiwanis honors Kamiak Student of the Month

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo honors Kamiak High School’s Joel Bervell as Student of the Month. Joel Bervell is an exceptional senior at Kamiak. He has been an active member of the Kamiak Key Club si... Full story


Snow time like Spring time

Mukilteo residents woke up to a winter wonderland Friday, notwithstanding the calendar, which showed it was the third day of Spring. Between 2-3 inches of snow fell on the area, forcing a two-hour...



This weekend, Kamiak Winter Percussion competed and won 1st place against 17 other Scholastic A class percussion groups from California, Nevada and Arizona. Kamiak not only performed in front of a...


Mukilteo Unplugged kicks off for the season

Gary Davis performs for Mukilteo Unplugged March 23 at the Art Building in Mukilteo for the Mukilteo Arts Guild event. For information about the next Mukilteo Unplugged, go to www....


Mukilteo student brings classic literature to life

“Secret Garden,” an enchanting classic of children's literature, is re-imagined in musical style by composer Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of “'Night Mother.” Mukilteo student Teague Parker stars... Full story

 By Kylee Zabel    Schools    March 27, 2013

Education-related policy bills remain alive as lawmakers move to fill budget priorities

With the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision mandating full funding for education by 2018 and policy bills out of the way, Washington State lawmakers have now moved the issue to the top of their budgeting priorities. But with a Democratic-controlled...


Dual-credit high school programs

There are a number of different programs that provide high school students the opportunity to earn both high school and college credit, among them: • Advanced Placement (AP) courses are recognized by the College Board as having a college-level curri...

 By Andy Muntz    Schools    March 27, 2013

School Briefs

During its meeting on March 25, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: • Approved the school district’s goals for the 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years. The goals are a part of the school district’s long-range planning process.... Full story


Parents asked to take school survey

What do you think of your child’s school? The Mukilteo School District is asking parents their opinion about their child’s school in a survey that is being conducted through Friday, April 12. This is the 15th year that the school district has...


EdCC debuts new online course, offers preview classes

Want to become more truly involved in your toddler or young child’s early education? Edmonds Community College’s Family Life Education Department has several options to consider this spring, including a new online course for parents, caregivers,... Full story


HP Middle School fetes students

January’s theme for Student of the Month at Harbour Pointe Middle School was “Principled,” an attribute from the International Baccalaureate Profile. Harbour Pointe Middle School selected the following students: Congratulations to: 6th Grade:...


Hair studio announces Elle-gant Gowns prom dress drive

Are old prom, homecoming and tolo dresses taking up space in your closet? Elle Marie Hair Studio can help! Now through April 14, Elle Marie is collecting dresses for distribution to various schools throughout Snohomish County. To show their...


City needs tree ordinance

Dear Editor, It is time for the City of Mukilteo to establish a Tree Ordinance in order to preserve this rapidly disappearing natural resource. The City continues to allow clear-cutting to accommodate new development plans. Two recent examples are...

 By Jon Boyce    Opinion    March 27, 2013

It’s time for a shakeup at City Hall

City Hall Mukilteo is alternative reality. If you don't think so, take the time to attend a City Council meeting. There's an old expression, which goes something along the lines, numbers don't lie. Having attended every City Council...


How about some vision for waterfront?

Dear Editor, I was interested to read the Everett Herald article (Monday March 25) describing what the City of Everett and the Port of Everett's vision for the Everett waterfront has become. It describes what people with leadership and vision... Full story


Former NFL quarterback Jon Kitna to speak at annual Y Prayer Breakfast

More than 600 community members and business/religious leaders are expected to gather at Comcast Arena’s Edward D. Hansen Conference Center on Good Friday, March 29, for the 53rd annual Good Friday Prayer Breakfast sponsored by the YMCA of... Full story


New public radio station seeks community input

The KSER Foundation invites the public to provide input on how a new independent public radio station – 89.9 KXIR-FM – can best serve the North Puget Sound when it launches later this year. Community forums are scheduled as follows: • Marysville... Full story


Mukilteo family interrupts burglary

A Mukilteo family may have interrupted a burglary in their home, but not until after the unknown suspect escaped with some jewelry. According to police, the residents returned to their home on the 10000 block of 48th Avenue West to find that a rear... Full story


Meet the man who discovered the Titanic

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Snohomish County and JASON Learning invite you to celebrate an evening with Dr. Robert Ballard, world-renowned ocean explorer who discovered the Titanic Join in as Dr. Ballard visits the Tulalip Boys & Girls...


Explore Puget Sound, in depth

Ever wonder what is going on in Japanese Gulch? What about all of those mudslides? How to identify shellfish and what to do with them? If so, join WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers every first Wednesday night, from April through June and... Full story


Women, children from shelters to enjoy Easter event

The Farm Youth Outreach, in partnership with Mukilteo Presbyterian Church, will be hosting the Annual Some Bunny Loves You Easter event On Saturday, March 30. More than 200 volunteers from the community have come together to make this a success. The...


Cigarette likely cause of 4-plex deck fire

A deck fire caused $14,000 to a four-plex in the Picnic Point area south of Mukilteo on Saturday night. The residents reported the fire in the 14000 block of 61st Pl. W around 11:15 p.m. “One of the residents heard a crackling sound and discovered... Full story


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