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Articles from the April 10, 2013 edition

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Kamiak junior letters in 3 sports

Tyler Webley has a patch on his letterman’s jacket that no other athlete at his school has. Tyler, a junior at Kamiak High School, is the first recipient of the school’s new 3 Sport Athlete... Full story


Lighthouse opens for the 2013 season

Boy Scout Troop 16 raises the flag during a ceremony on April 6 to celebrate the Opening Day at the Mukilteo lighthouse for the 2013 season. Robert Smith and Christopher Summitt of the Mukilteo... Full story


Police officers to teach drivers ed at Kamiak

Starting next week, Mukilteo teens will get the opportunity to learn how to drive from a police officer. The 911 Driving School will now be offered after school at Kamiak High School at a 60 percent... Full story


Classes boost brain health in seniors

Once a month, 10-12 seniors at the Harbour Pointe Retirement and Assisted Living Center go to a class where they dance to music in their chairs. “I love the rhythm and movement,” said resident... Full story


Fun run promotes autism awareness

April is National Autism Awareness Month, and in support Kamiak High School is sponsoring a fun run to raise awareness of autism and Asperger’s. UKnight for Autism, to be held April 20, is a three-m...


Steve Schmalz to run for mayor

Mukilteo City Councilmember Steve Schmalz announced Friday that he is running for mayor. He and Councilmember Jennifer Gregerson each seek to unseat Joe Marine, who has served as mayor for the last...


‘Christening the ship,’ Diamond Knot style

Brittney Graff “christens” the expanded and remodeled Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse by breaking a bottle of the Diamond Knot’s India Pale Ale in celebration of its grand re-opening on...


The end is the new beginning

I am a ‘homebody.’ My closest friends laugh and say that is a severe understatement. I am a homebody, somebody who prefers home to other places. This has not always been the case. But the older I get (I know, 25 isn’t that old, but it’s the...


EvCC Foundation breakfast is April 23

Washington State University President Elson Floyd will be the keynote speaker at the Everett Community College Foundation benefit breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on April 23. The breakfast, which raises money to support student scholarships and college...


High school to host Big Band Dance

Kamiak High School’s jazz musicians will recreate a blast from the past at the Big Band Dance on April 12. The dance will showcase the styles of Arte Shaw, Glenn Miller and Duke Ellington, and will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the Rosehill Community... Full story


The selling success of higher priced homes – Part 1

You might be surprised to find out what defines a ‘premier’ or ‘masterpiece’ or similarly labeled higher-priced property. It’s not simply price alone, because the same price in Puget Sound might equate to a starter home in San Francisco. It... Full story


Letters for week of April 10

Don’t blame cats for killing birds Editor, The Beacon: I would like to comment on Janet Carroll’s column on cats vs. wildlife [“The conflict between cats and wildlife,” The Beacon, page 5, April 3]. Please remember why there are feral colonie...


If at first you don’t succeed

I’ve come to the conclusion that I have a very serious character flaw as a city councilmember. I’m not a very good “Mukilteo politician.” I don’t have much tolerance for city officials who make stuff up to get their way. I’m really bad at...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 10, 2013

Defining our terms

This column is about semantics, and particularly about our usage of the word “stupid,” along with synonyms and similar words. And specifically about how all of this applies to me, but first let...


Pricing is key to successful garage sale

Our series of articles on how to have a successful garage sale continues. – Ed. How do I price this stuff? Pricing tends to be the hardest part of having a garage sale for many people. The general rule of thumb most recommended by experts is 10-20 p...


Community Events for week of April 10

April 10 Relay For Life 7-8 p.m. Team Captians meeting for Mukilteo’s own American Cancer Society Relay For Life this summer, July 13-14, at the Kamiak High School track. Current team captains (and anyone interested in forming a team or learning mo... Full story


Police Beat for week of April 10

April 3 Runaway X2 – 5600 blk N. Grove Dr. An officer was dispatched to the above address for a runaway report. The resident’s two foster children had run away sometime after 2 a.m. today. Both were entered into the system as runaways. The two...


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