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EvCC students perform ‘The School for Husbands’

Everett Community College students will perform Moliere’s “The School for Husbands,” at 7:30 p.m. May 30-June 1 and June 6-8 in EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room 120. The comedy is th... — Updated 5/8/2013


Mariner principal is Humanitarian of the Year

Principal Brent Kline will be presented the first ever Humanitarian of the Year Award by the Unity Church in Lynnwood for his achievements at Mariner High School. Kline was named... — Updated 5/8/2013


Jerrel “Jerry” Dean Mooring: 1948 – 2013

Jerrel “Jerry” Dean Mooring, 65, died unexpectedly on April 30, 2013 in Everett with his loving girlfriend of 23 years, Arlene Rafoth, at his side. Born Jan. 7 1948 in... — Updated 5/8/2013


Kids swim, bike and run in first Y Kids Triathlon

The Mukilteo Family YMCA held its first Healthy Kids Day Triathlon at the Y on April 27. Forty-four kids register for the event, ranging in ages 2-11 years old. The kids swam 50... — Updated 5/8/2013


New musical ‘Trails’ is heartwarming

“Trails” is a wonderful new musical in that it is both sadly nostalgic and heartwarming at the same time. It’s another original production from the Village Theatre whose... — Updated 5/8/2013


Apartment fire north of Lynnwood causes $400,000 of damage

One man was injured in a fire that caused more than $400,000 of damage at an apartment complex north of Lynnwood this morning. Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls reporting... — Updated 5/8/2013

 By Zoe Jovanovich    News

Club celebrates Opening Day of Boating

Boaters transformed the Port of Everett into the Great Barrier Reef in celebration of the Opening Day of the boating season on May 4. Seventeen boats were decorated in a “Finding... — Updated 5/8/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Iditarod champ inspires tomorrow’s leaders

Four-time Iditarod champion Lance Mackey has a message for today’s youth: Never give up. Mackey was the first to win four Iditarod races in a row (2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010).... — Updated 5/8/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Roads closed due to gas leak

Roads in Old Town were blocked off for more than an hour Thursday afternoon due to a break in a natural gas line. A construction crew was working on a water line after 1:45 p.m. near the intersection of Washington Avenue and Goat... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


A revolution in our consciousness

“All I want is the truth! Just gimme some truth!” – John Lennon In Buddhism, we aren’t attempting to examine just the physical world of phenomenon; we are trying to develop our attention to understand the nature of our... — Updated 5/8/2013


Philharmonic finale features Beethoven favorites

Celebrate an early Mother’s Day at the Everett Philharmonic’s season finale on May 11. The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra, under the musical direction of Paul-Elliott Cobbs, will perform Listener’s Choice selections in a conc... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


Sports store presents ‘Pampering with a Purpose’

Endurance Sports Northwest in Mukilteo is hosting “Pampering with a Purpose,” a ladies night out from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, to benefit Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County. Eat, drink, shop and get... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


New 4-year program for nursing students

An innovative program between Everett Community College and the University of Washington Bothell aims to increase the number of nurses with four-year degrees in Washington. Starting fall 2014, a new “1+2+1” educational... — Updated 5/8/2013


Congrats! Explorer Students of the Month

The following students are the Explorer Middle School students of the month for March and April. The March students were chosen for their energy, enthusiasm, and helpfulness. Anthony Aguilar Abheek Chakrabarti Yahaira Gonzalez... — Updated 5/8/2013


School Briefs for week of May 8

Discovery recognized for environmental work The state of Washington has designated Discovery Elementary as a Green School in recognition of its achievements in reducing waste and recycling. Discovery received Level II... — Updated 5/8/2013

 By Andy Muntz    Schools

Public meetings to discuss overcrowding in schools

The Mukilteo School District has a problem: too many elementary students and not enough classrooms to house them. The public is invited to a pair of meetings to be held on May 14 and 15 to learn more about possible solutions for... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


Community Events for week of May 8

May 8 Recycle cellphones Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is recycling cellphones. Cell phones even without service can call 911 when charged. Cell phones may be given to victims of domestic violence to keep them safe... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


Police Beat for week of May 8

May 1 Property Complaint – 12000 Wilmington Way An officer responded to a found bicycle complaint at the above location. The bike was not stolen and a voicemail was left for the caller advising him he could dispose of the bike or... — Updated 5/8/2013


Man struck by SUV in crosswalk

A man in his 70s was injured after he was struck by a sport utility vehicle Friday morning in Mukilteo. The Mukilteo man was hit just before 8 a.m. at the intersection of Possession Way and Southport Drive, said police Cmdr.... — Updated 5/8/2013


Letters for week of May 8

Kudos for Make-A-Wish story Editor, The Beacon: Thank you for the nice story regarding Nate and his progress [“Teen’s wish for Kamiak baseball field comes true,” The Beacon, front page, May 1]. It was perfect, and we enjoyed... — Updated 5/8/2013


2 terms is enough

This year Mukilteo voters will be deciding who they want to represent them as mayor and three city council positions. Next week is filing week when the incumbents and anyone else wishing to run officially apply for the position. I... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The spring of our content

There are, as I write, 40-odd days until the summer solstice. Then, being the Pacific Northwest, we have another three weeks (at least) past that until it starts to feel anything... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story

 By Chef Dez    Opinion

Bacon adds sizzling flavor

For those of you who have not yet heard, bacon is not just a breakfast side dish. Although greatly feared by vegetarians and dieters alike, bacon is a wonderfully versatile addition to numerous recipes for increased flavor... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


YMCA Invest in Youth campaign raises a record $1.26 million

The Y in YMCA stands for Youth Development, because the organization believes that all kids deserve the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve. Each year, the YMCA of Snohomish County conducts its annual... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


Window Genie opens location in Mukilteo

It's that time of year again: spring cleaning. Spring cleaning can be a daunting task. But Mukilteo homeowners won’t need to worry about cleaning their windows, siding and gutters this spring. The Window Genie is here to... — Updated 5/8/2013 Full story


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