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'Boys in the Boat' author to speak on Whidbey Island

Daniel James Brown, author of "The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics," will give two Whidbey Island lectures on Wednesday, April 15....

 
 By Meredith Pechta    A&E    April 15, 2015

‘Farce of Nature’ outrageously fun | Theater Review

The Reunion Theatre Group has done it again: The group has kept up its record of outrageous comedy. This time, it’s with the show “Farce of Nature.” It could also be called “It’s A Small Wil...

 

2 Destination Imagination teams advance to globals

Two teams from Mukilteo Elementary have advanced to the Destination Imagination global tournament in Knoxville, Tenn. this May. DI Girlzillas placed first at state with the challenge “The Improv...

 

Firefighters bless Mukilteo's new fire engine

Nearly 100 Mukilteans attended the Mukilteo Fire Department’s “wetting down” ceremony on April 11 to welcome its two new fire engines to the fleet. After firefighters blessed one of the new...

 

Kamiak's Hugs for Ghana goes global

Since 2007, Hugs for Ghana has helped underprivileged Ghanaian children. The group gives "hugs" in the form of teddy bears and school supplies. Now the Kamiak High School nonprofit is giving i...

 

Mukilteo schools volunteer is 2015 Reader of the Year

Deirdre Campbell may just be The Beacon’s No. 1 fan. Campbell has been named the Mukilteo Beacon’s Reader of the Year. New this year, Beacon Publishing Inc. is honoring one loyal reader of the... Full story

 

Local dentist helps restore smiles in Haiti

A Mukilteo dentist is back after an “eye-opening” mission to Haiti to provide dental aid. Dr. Nhi Pham of Mukitleo Dental Center volunteered for about a week in Haiti with Medical Relief...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    April 15, 2015

New road through Tank Farm now open

It was the beach that no one could reach – at least legally. Without access since World War II, Mukilteans now have a legal way to Edgewater Beach through the Tank Farm. A new roadway to the 2-acre...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    April 15, 2015

Mariner shuts out Lake Stevens | Boys prep soccer

The Mariner boys soccer team beat Lake Stevens in a shutout league win on Tuesday, April 14, beating the Vikings 1-0. Mariner's only goal was scored by Jorge Ruiz, off a penalty kick, in the 50th minute. Goalie Silvan Katynskiy earned the...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    April 15, 2015

Kamiak beats Mount Vernon for top spot in league standings | Boys prep soccer

The Kamiak boys soccer team earned a big league win over Mount Vernon on Tuesday, April 14, beating the Bulldogs 6-3. With the win, the Knights hold the top spot in the 4A Wesco league standings. Against Mount Vernon, Eric Koegler scored four goals...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    April 15, 2015

Kamiak takes 2nd at league match | Boys prep golf

The Kamiak boys golf team finished in second place at a home match on Tuesday, April 14 at Harbour Pointe Golf Course. The Knights finished with a team score of 437, behind Lake Stevens at 430. Individually, players completed 18 holes with a par of... Full story

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    April 15, 2015

Mariner falls to Cascade | Girls prep tennis

The Mariner girls tennis team lost a league match to Cascade on Tuesday, April 14, falling 6-1 to the Bruins. In singles, Shelby Holtzider lost 6-1, 6-2 to Emily Gonzalez, while Loni Tra beat Audrey Taber 6-3, 6-3. Thuong Pham lost 6-7, 6-4, 6-4 to...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    April 15, 2015

Kamiak falls to Snohomish | Girls prep tennis

The Kamiak girls tennis team lost a league match to Snohomish on Tuesday, April 14, losing 5-2 to the Panthers. In singles, Elizabeth Norris beat Katie Peterson 6-2, 6-3, while Angela Lee beat Melinda Groenewegen 6-2, 6-3. Hanna Lee lost 6-4, 6-2 to...

 

'Never forget': Remembering the Holocaust | Worship

“Never forget” is the primary lesson taught when learning about the 6 million who died at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust. There are many things about the Holocaust that we need to remember. I choose to remember what can only be...

 

‘Write to Heal’ in daylong session on Whidbey Island

The Northwest Institute of Literary Arts is offering a new session called Write to Heal on Saturday, April 18, on Whidbey Island. Those who sign up for this In-Depth Session, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., will learn how to harness the healing...

 

Mukilteo Yacht Club’s 13th Opening Day of Boating is May 2

More than 20 boats are expected to celebrate the Mukilteo Yacht Club’s Opening Day of Boating, Saturday, May 2, at the Port of Everett. Opening Day is traditionally held on the first Saturday in May, and it marks the official start of boating... Full story

 

5 Everett Community College instructors earn tenure

Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously last week to grant tenure to five EvCC faculty members. Tenure was granted to math instructor Andrea Cahan, engineering instructor Joseph Graber, nursing instructor Gail McLean,...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of April 15 | Police Beat

April 8 Disturbance – 8410 SR-525 Officers responded to the 7Eleven for a disturbance between an employee and a man who parks in the parking lot for three or four hours each morning. The man left prior to the officers’ arrival. Juvenile – 2600 SR...

 

Keep dogs leashed at local parks | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I want to urge citizens of Mukilteo to keep their dogs leashed at local parks, specifically 92nd Street Park. I have noticed a lot of dogs off leash there lately and, just the other day, witnessed two dogs jumping into the...

 

Call 911 if you spot a stray in Mukilteo | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This letter concerns the article about “Napoleon Dog” [“Loose dog last seen near 88th in Mukilteo,” page 2, April 8.] Kudos to Jerry Arnold for contacting you, it was actually a great idea! Just like Mr. Arnold did, what...

 

Foundation grateful for donations in Larry Ames’ name | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Larry Ames was a champion of education in our community [“Lawrence ‘Larry’ Edwin Ames: 1927-2015, Obituaries, page 13, March 25]. That’s why we were so profoundly moved when his family requested that donations in his name...

 

Exercise the blues away | Healthy Living

It is a proven fact that depression symptoms improve with exercise, in large part due to the release of feel-good chemicals (endorphins and neurotransmitters). In addition to reducing stress and keeping anxiety at bay, exercise also bolsters...

 

Our transportation system needs to move forward | Mayor's Message

I recently spent 10 days on a road trip, as part of my honeymoon with my husband, Jeff. We set a pretty leisurely pace, 1,600 miles over the 10 days, visiting small towns and learning about Civil War and Revolutionary War history. We rented a car...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 15, 2015

Senioritis | Chuck's World

Recently someone was mean to me on the Internet. I’m going to wait a moment so that can sink in. I know. The shock takes a while to subside. “Desensitization” is an awkward term, mostly because...

 

Schedule of community events for week of April 15 | Around Town

April 15 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....

 

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