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Articles from the April 27, 2016 edition

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School district honors dedicated volunteer | School brief

When it came time to recognize a school volunteer for Volunteer Week, one name stood out among the rest: Rick Simon. The parent of four children, Simon began volunteering in Mukilteo schools almost...


Seahawks mascot visits elementary schools | School brief

The mascot and a cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks recently visited four Mukilteo elementary schools. Seahawks mascot Blitz and Sea Gal Tamaria promoted the Fuel Up to Play 60 program during...


Harbour Pointe seniors rediscovering hobby of gardening

A new program at a Mukilteo retirement home allows residents to get back into gardening. The Grow Your Garden program at Harbour Pointe Senior Living, formerly Harbour Pointe Retirement, gives... Full story


Woman flying biplane around world lands here

A woman who is flying solo in a biplane around the world in honor of pioneering aviators has landed in Mukilteo. British pilot Tracey Curtis-Taylor has flown her restored Boeing Stearman from Cape... Full story


‘Killer Whale Tales’ at NW Stream Center | A&E brief

The Adopt A Stream Foundation presents “Killer Whale Tales” at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, at the Northwest Stream Center. Biologist and photographer Jeff Hogan will bringing the San Juan killer...


Schedule of community events for week of April 27 | Around Town

April 27 Quilt Makers 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the Mukilteo Seniors Association Quilt Makers for an afternoon of quilting in the Christiansen Room at Mukilteo’s community center. Bring a project to work on, ask questions, or if you need help with a...

 By Aziz Junejo    General    April 27, 2016

Islam-bashing threatens freedom of religion | Worship

The following is an open letter to the senders of the anti-mosque postcard. The postcard campaign regarding the building of a mosque in Mukilteo does not serve our city or neighbors well. People of all faiths have a responsibility to defend each othe... Full story


Teacher’s study published on recycling at school | School brief

A teacher at Discovery Elementary recently had a peer-reviewed study published in the “International Electronic Journal for Elementary Education.” Teacher Laurie Green wrote “Facilitating Lasting Changes at an Elementary School” about how to...


Odyssey Elementary wins state’s highest honor | School brief

Odyssey Elementary was among 258 schools in the state that have earned Washington Achievement Awards for 2015. The school won awards in four different categories, one of only two schools in the state to accomplish that. It was honored for overall...


51 local seniors win league’s graduation awards | School brief

The Assistance League of Everett has awarded 143 scholarships to Snohomish County students graduating this year. The $200 scholarships help students pay for their cap and gown, senior party, yearbook, prom, announcements, pictures and other...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of April 27 | Police Beat

April 16 Disturbance – 3900 blk H.P. Blvd. SW. A caller reported being involved in a disturbance earlier with a subject while assisting his daughter in exchanging custody of her child. There was no assault. The caller just wanted officers aware....


A mosque would promote more diversity | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The fears that people have about Muslims are untrue and hurtful. Some say that having a mosque in Mukilteo will breed radicals and ISIS. What they don’t know is that less than 0.01 percent of all Muslims are radical or will be.... Full story


Zieve’s apology to Muslims seems insincere | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: A careful reading of Peter Zieve's comments regarding his apology and clarifications about his opposition to the construction of a mosque in Mukilteo [“Head of Electroimpact apologizes, clarifies postcard,” front page...


Mukilteo’s history is one of acceptance | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In the early 1900s, nearly half the residents of Mukilteo were Japanese who had come to work in the Crown Lumber Co. At a time when many mill towns in the Northwest were responding violently to Asian immigrants, the residents of... Full story


Help reader understand the Quran | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In reference to the coming mosque, I feel genuinely conflicted. I highly value our Muslim neighbors and friends, and have a few friends of that faith who are kind and gracious people who would never harm anyone, as are the vast... Full story


Equality: America’s original value | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: If only some intelligent, free-thinking people a few hundred years ago would have started a new country based entirely on freedom of religion, equality, individual rights, and not trampling on the rights of others! In a magical...

 By Kim Voetberg    General    April 27, 2016

A privileged membership | Chamber Corner

Remember when American Express’s slogan was “membership has its privileges?” That was true back in the ‘80s, and holds true today for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. What is the value of being a member of a chamber of commerce? Is it worth...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 27, 2016

When the music stops | Chuck's World

It’s been a longstanding practice of mine to stop listening when someone near me starts talking about the past in a particular way. This would be a nostalgic way, tinged with bitterness and... Full story


Mukilteo Y to host annual Healthy Kids Day

The Mukilteo Family YMCA is holding a free community event on April 30 to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. This year marks the 25th annual YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve health and... Full story


Burglaries up 55% in Mukilteo's first quarter

Mukilteo saw a spike in commercial burglaries this quarter, mainly because burglars targeted storage units. According to a first quarter report released April 21 by the Mukilteo Police Department, Mukilteo saw an above average number of burglaries...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    April 27, 2016

Mayor: Public needs more power over Paine Field

A commission is scheduled to review a proposal next week to change the way Paine Field is governed. Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson has proposed that the county’s review commission amend the county charter so that the public has more input over...


Monthly music therapy events for those with dementia

The Snohomish County Music Project will host monthly Memory Café events on the second Friday of each month from 12:30-2 p.m. at the Northwest Music Hall, which is inside the Everett Mall. Memory Café events provide a gathering place in Everett for... Full story


Plant sale to benefit master gardener foundation

Shop thousands and thousands of plants at the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s annual plant sale scheduled for Saturday, May 7. Choose from over 5,000 tomato starts, 4,000 herb and veggie starts and thousands of perennials, native plan...


Volunteers needed for Letter Carriers Food Drive May 14

The annual Letter Carriers Food Drive is right around the corner, and volunteers and food donations are needed to make this annual event a success. Volunteers are needed to join the letter carriers to sort the food at four post offices – two in Ever...


YMCA annual campaign raises $1.4 million for residents

Each year the YMCA of Snohomish County, through its six branch operations and Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliate, conducts its annual campaign to raise funds that strengthen the foundation of community through youth development, healthy living, and...


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