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Articles from the May 4, 2016 edition

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Crossing faith boundaries in name of peace | Worship

St. Hilda St. Patrick Episcopal church isn’t huge. We aren’t wealthy, and coming out of this recession has been rocky for us. We are completely self-supporting, so all the money raised to keep the... Full story

 A&E    May 4, 2016

Blues band to perform at benefit barn dance | A&E brief

The Pilchuck Audubon Society is hosting a Barn Dance and Chili Feed fundraiser featuring the CD Woodbury Trio on Sunday, May 15, in Snohomish. The fundraiser will be held from 3-7 p.m. at Craven...

 A&E    May 4, 2016

Thought-provoking ‘bite-sized’ TEDx talks May 10

Think of it as a taste of TEDx. Edmonds Community College, Sno-Isle Libraries, Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, and The Daily Herald will serve up “Shift Happens: Creating New Futures” on Tuesday,...

 By Sara Bruestle    A&E    May 4, 2016

Kamiak’s ‘White Christmas’ is a gift | Theater Review

It’s Christmas in May – not July, not December – for Kamiak High School’s spring musical. Kamiak Drama presents “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, which opens Friday, May 6, in its...


Mukilteo Elementary DI team makes globals | School brief

A team of 9-, 10- and 11-year-olds from Mukilteo built a vehicle to take a trip across the gym. Now their team need’s the community’s help to take a trip across the country. The students from...


Kamiak honors April students of the month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for April 2016. They were chosen due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and...


Rotary Club recognizes 3 students of the month

Kamiak senior is ‘self-disciplined’ The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Nancy Jong its Kamiak High School Student of the Month. She was recognized for her accomplishments at a recent...

 News    May 4, 2016

Passenger terminal at Paine Field could open in 2017

The New York company working to build a passenger terminal at Paine Field expects to break ground this year and have flights available as soon as 2017. Propeller Airports announced last week that it...

 A&E    May 4, 2016

Schedule of community events for week of May 4 | Around Town

May 4 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.... Full story

 A&E    May 4, 2016

Learn new approach to growing fruit trees | A&E brief

Learn the “bonsai approach” to growing backyard fruit trees at a WSU-Snohomish County Extension workshop on Monday, May 23. Washington state is considered to be the “temperate fruit basket” of the United States. However, pest problems have...

 A&E    May 4, 2016

Kids' Bird Festival at Children’s Museum May 7 | A&E brief

The Pilchuck Audubon Society is sponsoring a Kids’ Bird Festival on Saturday, May 7, at the Imagine Children's Museum in Everett. The educational festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes games, activities, arts & crafts and...

 A&E    May 4, 2016

Clothes for Kids hosts dessert and wine event | A&E brief

Clothes For Kids is hosting its Celebrate the Children fundraiser event on Saturday, May 7, in Edmonds. The dessert and wine event will be held at Holy Rosary from 7-10 p.m. and features silent and live auctions, with all proceeds benefiting the... Full story


Sno-Isle TECH offers free summer school | School brief

Registration for free summer school at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center is now open. Eighth through 11th grade students are invited to spend three weeks of their summer exploring one of two dozen career opportunities at Sno-Isle while also earning 0.5... Full story


Kamiak junior wins congressional art contest | School brief

A high school student from Mukilteo has won U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen’s Congressional Art Competition. Ohnshim Kim, a junior at Kamiak High School, won top honors for her charcoal drawing entitled “A Walk,” which will be displayed in the U.S....


No plan yet to comply with McCleary ruling | Mukilteo Schools

Let me say at the outset, being a member of the state Legislature has got to be a challenging job. With the problems of transportation, social services, prisons, mental health, higher education and so on, there are many important issues facing our... Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of May 4 | Police Beat

April 19 Collision – 4800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. An officer investigated a three-vehicle collision with no reported injuries. The driver of Vehicle 1 reached down to grab an fallen item off the passenger seat and collided with two vehicles. Collis...

 By Jim Miller    General    May 4, 2016

How to replace vital documents that are lost or stolen | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you tell me how to go about replacing important lost documents? My wife and I recently downsized to a retirement community, and somewhere in the move we lost our Social Security and Medicare cards, birth certificates, marriage...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    May 4, 2016

The first system | Chuck's World

“What’s this thing called?” I asked my wife. It’s the oldest trick in the book, asking a question in order to obtain information you previously did not have. It worked like a charm, too. This...


There’s more to the Paine Field story | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Why not tell the whole story about Paine Field? Your April 27 edition correctly states that the Snohomish County Council rejected a proposed historic aviation center at the airport (one of Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's...


Educate yourselves before forming opinions | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I have read with great interest the articles and letters to the editor regarding the proposed mosque in Mukilteo. I have studied the Muslim religion for more than 40 years, and while I would never profess to be an expert, I would...


Enough with the ‘road diet’ proposals | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As the weather improves and we get closer to the busy season at Mukilteo's waterfront, the waterfront access, parking, traffic and overall public safety of this area becomes a challenge. We all hope that our city leaders under...


Thanks to volunteers for sprucing up garden | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo wanted to thank the more than 40 volunteers for helping to spruce up the Mukilteo Community Garden on Saturday, April 23, despite the early morning drizzle. A big thank you again to Papa Murphy's...


Encourage women to pursue aerospace jobs | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Women in Aerospace conference was recently held in Mukilteo and discussed the opportunities and challenges facing women in the aerospace industry. Paine Field was a sponsor of the event because I believe we need to both...


Make a phone call in your mother’s name | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I find myself full of memories and a quandary. My mom was exceptional (shouldn’t every child feel this way?), and I loved making things for her on Mother’s Day and celebrating the love in...

 News    May 4, 2016

Tourism in Snohomish County tops $1 billion

Snohomish County ranked fourth out of 39 counties in Washington state in 2015 visitor spending after King, Pierce and Spokane counties, according to a recent report. The Washington State County Travel Impacts and Visitor report found that travel... Full story


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