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Articles from the April 6, 2016 edition

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 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Air Force veteran is 2016 Reader of the Year

Whenever Rob Coe reads The Beacon, he’s reminded why he lives in Mukilteo. “What I like about The Beacon is the atmosphere that it creates,” he said. “It’s a positive... — Updated 4/6/2016


Everett Chorale concert to have children’s theme | A&E brief

The Everett Chorale will present its Celebrate and Shout concert Saturday, April 16, and Sunday, April 17. The Saturday show will be held at 7 p.m., and the Sunday show starts at 3... — Updated 4/6/2016

 By Laura Daniali    Features

Women at the helm of ferry leadership

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Mukilteo Beacon is featuring three women in key roles with Washington State Ferries. –Ed. When the Washington state ferry system was establ... — Updated 4/6/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Mukilteo high schools’ grad rates trending up

A focus on test scores and class credits has led to a trend of more students earning their diplomas in the Mukilteo School District than the state average. According to new data... — Updated 4/6/2016


She dips her toes in at water’s edge | Photos

Brian Schultz helps his 14-month-old daughter, Emmelyn, put her feet into Puget Sound waters for the first time off Edgewater Beach on April 1. Access to the beach near the... — Updated 4/6/2016


Schedule of community events for week of April 6 | Around Town

April 6 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... — Updated 4/6/2016


Let the wisdom of listening unfold | Worship

Do you listen to yourself? Do you listen to others: your co-worker, your beloved, your child, your pet? How do you listen? Are you often irritable? Do you want to make change happen with unrealistic expectations? To listen to that... — Updated 4/6/2016


‘Salmon in the Forest’ at Northwest Stream Center | A&E brief

The Adopt A Stream Foundation presents “Salmon in the Forest” April 13-15 at the Northwest Stream Center. The event – scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 14, and 10 a.m. Friday, April 15 – include... — Updated 4/6/2016


Kamiak to host 7th annual Spring Showcase | A&E brief

The Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters presents the seventh annual Spring Showcase on April 22. The Spring Showcase is a dinner and a show fundraiser that features the talented students from each of the award-winning performing arts... — Updated 4/6/2016


Lots of changes for elementary students next year | Mukilteo Schools

When elementary students return to school next fall, they are likely to notice a number of changes. Some of the students will be attending a brand new school, some will be going to a different school, they all will start school at... — Updated 4/6/2016


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of April 6 | Police Beat

March 30 Animal – 5300 blk 58th Pl. W. A caller found a male toy poodle mix, black in color, on Easter Sunday. The caller requested to keep the dog until the owner was located. Suspicious – 800 blk 3rd St. A caller reported that... — Updated 4/6/2016


Thanks for 50 years of support | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Our 50th consecutive year of Operation School Bell is near completion. As the main philanthropic program for Assistance League of Everett, we are grateful for the support of Snohomish County residents who help... — Updated 4/6/2016


Don’t shame library for doing right | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am writing to express my gratitude for all that the Mukilteo Library does for this community. I have never asked for a book that they could not find for me. They have an excellent choice of reading material.... — Updated 4/6/2016

 By Tim Raetzloff    General

First quarter decline for Washington stocks | Taking Stock

At the end of 2015, the combined market capitalization of Washington state stocks was a record $1.074 trillion. The first quarter of 2016 didn't produce a new record. Combined... — Updated 4/6/2016

 By Chuck Sigars    General

Data mining when the data is mine | Chuck's World

Every night from Sunday through Thursday, a group of us would arrive at a Central Phoenix healthcare facility around 10 p.m., ready to work. We were a mixture of college-age people... — Updated 4/6/2016


Get ready – Spring Cleanup will be here soon

It’s almost time for Mukilteo’s Spring Cleanup – the trash pick-up day where you can throw away your junk after spring cleaning. The annual Spring Cleanup follows the Great Mukilteo Garage Sale, this year scheduled for... — Updated 4/6/2016


Members needed to serve on Rosehill board | City brief

The city is looking for members for an advisory committee that oversees Mukilteo’s community center. Last year, the City Council approved the creation of a Rosehill Community Board to give feedback to the Recreational and... — Updated 4/6/2016


Call for artists for community center gallery | City brief

Mukilteo is looking for its next artists to showcase at Rosehill Community Center. The city is accepting applications from artists to show in the Rosehill gallery. The art exhibits are available for three-month spans in the calenda... — Updated 4/6/2016


Mukilteo siblings to perform in musical 'South Pacific' | A&E brief

Three Mukilteo kids are performing in Seattle Musical Theatre’s production of “South Pacific,” which opens April 8. Siblings Kiana Estes, 12, Kaila Estes, 10, and Kegan Estes, 8, play two half Polynesian children of one of... — Updated 4/6/2016


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