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Free organization workshop back at Rosehill | A&E brief

Have you been disorganized all your life? Been told that you were sloppy or lazy because you couldn’t find things? Lauren Williams, founder of Casual Uncluttering LLC, is back in Mukilteo to teach...

 

Kamiak indoor percussion wins championship

Kamiak Winterline recently took first place in the NWAPA championships at McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Ore. The indoor percussion ensemble won with a score of 81.20 for the routine “Very...

 
 By Don Saul    General    April 13, 2016

God will never abandon us | Worship

I’ll get right to the point. In Jeremiah 29:11, God tells us, “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope an...

 

Discovery team ties for 2nd in reading challenge | School brief

A team from Discovery Elementary tied for second place in the Sno-Isle Reading Challenge Finals. Teams of students from seven elementary schools across Snohomish and Island counties participated in... Full story

 

Liias: We need to know if environmental laws broken

Sen. Marko Liias wants Washington consumers to know if our state’s environmental laws were broken. Liias, D-Mukilteo, has requested in a letter to Attorney General Bob Ferguson that his office inves... Full story

 

County Council passes resolution recognizing homeless crisis

The Snohomish County Council recently passed a resolution recognizing a homeless crisis in Snohomish County. Councilmember Brian Sullivan has made it his mission to make a difference in the homeless... Full story

 

Jersey Mike’s raises $20,000 for Children’s Hospital

The local Jersey Mike’s Subs team accepted a dare for this year’s Month of Giving. If the Jersey Mike’s in Mukilteo – with the help of the Shoreline and Overlake locations – raised $10,000...

 

Department promotes one of its own to sergeant | City brief

Mukilteo police officer Colt Davis has been promoted to sergeant. Davis was sworn in by Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Champion on April 4. He was hired by Chief Chuck Macklin. “It’s very humbling,” Davis...

 

Once a year, historian turns into festival mapmaker

If Christopher Summitt has a motto, it might be: “A place for everything and everything in its place.” As a volunteer for the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, Summitt makes a 3D map for each...

 

‘Becky’s New Car’ is comedic genius | Art & Appetite

I was in a terrible mood Sunday. The last thing I wanted to do was go out. Still, I had a ticket to the Phoenix Theatre’s production of “Becky's New Car,” so I dragged my sorry butt down... Full story

 

Schedule of community events for week of April 13 | Around Town

April 13 Defensive Driving 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refresher course on defensive driving skills for seniors 55 years of age and older. Receive practical guidance for traffic accident prevention, enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful course...

 

Ladies to host April charity tea at Mukilteo church | A&E brief

The Tea Ladies of Mukilteo Presbyterian Church are hosting its April charity tea Saturday, April 16, at the Mukilteo church. All proceeds from the event will go toward the Mukilteo Firefighters Benevolent Fund, which benefits residents in need of... Full story

 

Learn about EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy | School brief

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) will host a program information session at 6-7:15 p.m. April 21 at its waterfront location, 1205 Craftsman Way, Suite 203, in Everett. Visitors and prospective students can see...

 

Breakfast served with style at annual competition

What does it take to make a fun, healthy, grab-and-go breakfast? Students from around the district who participated in the eighth annual Future Chef competition can certainly show and tell. This year, Nutrition Services and Sodexo encouraged the...

 

Foundation offers $1,000 horticulture scholarship | School brief

The Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation is offering a $1,000 scholarship. Applicants must be a Snohomish County resident enrolled in a Washington state college or university to study horticulture or its related fields. The winner of the...

 

New test for students to earn language credits | School brief

Does your student know more than one language? Registration is open for a pilot initiative where high school students in the Mukilteo School District can earn world language credits for a language they already know. Students who have the ability to...

 

What do you think of your child’s school? | School brief

Parents in the Mukilteo School District are asked to take a short survey that will help schools as they develop plans for the future. The survey can be completed in less than five minutes. Using the survey results, the school district hopes to learn...

 

Tickets on sale for Concert for Scholarships | A&E brief

A concert to raise money for college scholarships will feature Mycle Wastman, a former contestant of NBC’s “The Voice.” The Concert for Scholarships, presented by the F.U.N. Committee and the Mukilteo Schools Foundation, will be held Friday,...

 

Kamiak seniors earn Scholastic national medals | School brief

Two students from Kamiak High School have been recognized as among the most talented young artists in the nation. Mckenzie Colby and Christine Kim have won national medals in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This year, nearly 320,000 works...

 

Teacher wins grant to promote studying abroad | School brief

A Mariner High School teacher has received a $1,000 scholarship to promote studying abroad. Rhonda Marquardt won the scholarship from the Institute of International Education and the American Institute for Foreign Study. She was among 50 educators...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of April 13 | Police Beat

April 6 Juvenile – 10500 47th Pl. W. Two parents brought their 13-year-old son to the police station because they were frustrated he would not go to school today and his grades had been slipping. The juvenile agreed to go to school and meet with a... Full story

 

Kudos for coffee chat with councilmember | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you very much for inviting me to have coffee with you at your office [“My coffee chat with Christine,” Editor’s Note, page 4, April 6]. I'm really pleased that you are interested in the council's work and its...

 

Propeller company cannot be trusted | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We, in the Boeing and Mukilteo area, must stop this company from destroying our lives, property values and keep us safe from the increased crime, which will come as a part of the growth of SeaTac North. Propeller cannot be...

 

A spring reminder to enjoy our outdoors | Mayor's Message

After this weekend, it certainly feels like spring is here. The weather outlook always includes some rain, so it may be a few more months before Mukilteo feels the beauty of our Washington spring....

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 13, 2016

Weighing my options | Chuck's World

I had a video chat with my grandson the other day. “Whose that?” his mother asked, and he looked at my face and raised an eyebrow just like Spock. “Grandpa,” he said, clearly and how silly...

 

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