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Kids Spell Love T.I.M.E.

In today's fast paced world it's easy for those of us who are parents to get so caught up doing everything that we need to do that we can neglect to do one of the most important things; letting our kids know that we love them. It's not that we mean...

 
 By Rita Bennett    General    April 29, 2009

Mystery of Festivals explained and resolved

"The gates to Heaven are opened on the Day of Trumpets" RITA'S BEACON By Rita Bennett For the Beacon In looking at our Jewish and Christian heritage as believers, we have been studying the seven Festivals (aka Feasts) as listed in Leviticus, chapter...

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    April 29, 2009

A trip to the park

On Opening Day, Jane and I went to the park. On the bus. All by ourselves! It was easy. First, we ordered the baseball tickets on the computer. (Well, a friend helped us but we could have done it all by ourselves...) Then, the very next day, we...

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    April 29, 2009

Thanks!

I would like to thank the men and women that spent their Saturday and Sunday picking up trash along the Speedway. We appreciate the time and effort you all put forth to help keep our community clean and beautiful. Michele Pennock...

 

Ginny R. Kennedy

Entered into rest on April 26, 2009 in Edmonds with her family by her side. Ginny was born on July 29, 1936 in Fergus Falls, MN to Lawrence and Elsie Kaasa. She enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Ginny is survived by her...

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    April 29, 2009

Vote went swimmingly

As a representative of the Boeing Seahorse Dive Club (http://www.seahorsediveclub.com) and as a scuba diving instructor (PADI) and as a scuba diver who dives in the Mukilteo area regularly (twice a week), I'd like to thank Mayor Joe Marine and the...

 

Airport Noise and Our Schools

SOC corner By Pam Spampani For the Beacon How will commercial service at Paine Field affect our schools? This is a question that parents and concerned citizens must ask as county officials continue negotiations with the airlines. Recent news...

 

Fire Sirens - Along came a spider then came a crash

By Jeanne Startzman For the Beacon The Edmonds Fire Department was dispatched to 82 calls in and around Edmonds last week, which brings this year's call volume to 1,466. Aid crews responded to 52 calls; fire crews responded to 30 incidents. Aid & eng...

 
 By John Nadeau    Opinion    April 29, 2009

Think you're clever? Let's see you prove it

"There's still time to enroll in these CRI courses at Edmonds Community College" CRI REPORT By John Nadeau For the Beacon Feeling well read and knowledgeable today, are we? Aha, an affirmative answer. Great! Then you might like to try this trivia...

 

Bag ban encore

Editor: I'm writing concerning Mr. Peterson's article in the April 23rd edition of the Beacon. Perhaps he can tell the public why 'single use' purchased plastic trash bags, 'single use' meat and produce bags are different from plastic check out...

 

Bags should be recycled not banned

Editor: Policy proposals aimed at banning plastic bags are driven by all sorts of misinformation. Your readers should know that contrary to your recent article ("Plastic Bag Questions and Answers," April 23, 2009), in the United States plastic bags...

 
 By Rolfe Eckman    Opinion    April 29, 2009

Be reasonable about traffic enforcement

Editor: I read with dismay that our council is considering installing red-light cameras, similar to those in Lynnwood. It's a tempting proposal who can be against safety, law-enforcement and new revenue? But there are serious questions about the...

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    April 29, 2009

Priorities out of whack

In the early morning of March 31, The Mukilteo City Council voted 5-2 in favor to pursue annexation. Despite numerous letters and public testimony against this annexation, the council ignored the voices of their own citizens. There was also a...

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    April 29, 2009

Safely preserving our 2nd Amendment rights

Kevin English's April 15 guest editorial starts with a promise to use "facts rather than hype." We all want facts rather than misleading opinions. Likewise we all want to live in a safe and secure community. The steps we should take to get to our...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion    April 29, 2009

The way it's supposed to work

The past few weeks of city meetings have been a solid example of how the public process is supposed to work, and how Mukilteo citizens can have a direct and positive impact on important decisions affecting their lives when it does. It started last...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    April 29, 2009

City seeks to purchase former sewer district building

Site to be home to tourism promotion, Lighthouse Festival and Chamber offices Mukilteo will soon have its own visitor information center if the city's plan works out to purchase the former site of the Olympus Terrace Sewer District. The sale price...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    April 29, 2009

Council asks for updated annexation study

Residents concerned about the financial impacts of Mukilteo's proposed annexation got their wish well, one of them when the council voted unanimously to update the now controversial Berk and Associates study. The quality of the original work isn't...

 

Kamiak Show Band performs in DC

On April 2, a group of 183 students, chaperones, and directors Toby Bathurst, Kathryn Noonan, and Brian Steves departed Mukilteo as the Kamiak Show Band, Dulcineas Dance Team, and Colorguard represented our school and community in the 96th National...

 

SCSC hosts Bingo Nights

The South County Senior Center in Edmonds will host two evenings of fun and prizes for the general public. "BINGO Friends and Family Night", sponsored by Aegis Senior Inn of Edmonds, will be held from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on two Monday evenings - May 11...

 

Airport noise and our schools

How will commercial service at Paine Field affect our schools? This is a question that parents and concerned citizens must ask as county officials continue negotiations with the airlines. Recent news articles indicate budget cuts will translate into...

 
 By Pat Ratliff    Features    April 29, 2009

An Edmonds Kind of 4th

The Chamber needs your help Fun-Run 10 a.m. Children's Parade 11:30 a.m. Main Parade noon Evening Entertainment 7:30 p.m. Fireworks 10 p.m. Let's all take part in the Celebration! The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce has been organizing community...

 

BAM!! Another notch!

Too tired to fix a healthy, delicious meal for the family after a long day at work? You'll be happy to hear the secret is out: kids can cook! Food service manager Chris Lutgen put the challenge out to the third, fourth and fifth graders of the...

 

Community invited to attend seminar for small business owners

Please join Stephen Klawonn of Diamond Benefits and Mukiltean Greg Hauth of Smith Barney on Friday May 1, for a seminar for small business owners entitled "Your Business-Your Life". The event will be held at Room 1BC at the Lynnwood Convention...

 
 By Pat Ratliff    Features    April 29, 2009

Cyclists unite for May 15 blowout

Set your clock now! From 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, May 15, the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group will be manning a Celebration Station at Brackett's Landing South. The Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group is comprised of local residents who have worked with the...

 
 By Pat Ratliff    Features    April 29, 2009

Drastic steps aimed at saving sr. center

"If these layoffs aren't enough, I'll be forced to take additional action" By Pat Ratliff The Beacon Administration and seniors at the South County Senior Center are facing double duty as a result of fundraising needs. Not only do they need to make...

 

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