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Articles from the May 11, 2016 edition

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 A&E    May 11, 2016

Exhibit explores the revitalization of local native food traditions

The Edmonds Historical Museum presents a traveling exhibit from the Burke Museum, “Salish Bounty: Traditional Native American Foods of Puget Sound.” Focusing on the revival of traditional Native f...

 A&E    May 11, 2016

EvCC hosts free Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival May 20-21

Learn about Japanese art, culture and history at the free Japanese Anime & Manga Arts Festival May 20-21 at Everett Community College. The festival is noon to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 20, and 10... Full story


What’s next for Paine Field? | Mayor's Message

Recently, a private developer released a set of architectural drawings for a proposed passenger terminal at Paine Field. It caused many in our community to ask: Is the fight to stop air service over?... Full story


Police name 2nd grader Lev Morgan as Chief for a Day

The Mukilteo Police Department, in partnership with law enforcement agencies, the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission (WSCJTC), hospitals, and others, will enrich the lives of...

 By Paul Archipley    News    May 11, 2016

Religious bigotry comes to Mukilteo

Anger and distrust are hindering efforts to find common ground and understanding over a proposal to build a mosque in Mukilteo. Peter Zieve, the founder and CEO of Electroimpact – a Mukilteo company...

 By Mark Smith    General    May 11, 2016

Love is not blind | Worship

It must be very challenging to be blind in a sighted world - to be unable to see what most people see. Unless we know a blind person, we know little about their particular difficulties, or their...

 A&E    May 11, 2016

Watch the college sketch tour on stage at EvCC

Watch Everett Community College students perform original comedy sketches on stage at 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, at EvCC’s Baker Hall, room 120. EvCC is one of three schools working with SketchFest Seattle members to develop comedy skills and create a... Full story

 A&E    May 11, 2016

Trinity Artists at the Organ announces season’s final concert

Trinity Lutheran Church’s organ recital series ends its 21st season with a concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 15, by Michael Kleinschmidt. Kleinschmidt was recently appointed canon musician at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Seattle, where he...

 A&E    May 11, 2016

Kick up your heels at MCO concert

Shine up your dancing shoes! Here comes an opportunity to trip the light fantastic with your partner when the Mukilteo Community Orchestra presents an afternoon of waltz music on Sunday, May 22, at Rosehill Community Center. Under the direction of co...


Strong math skills compute to Kamiak wins | School brief

On Saturday, April 23, eight Kamiak students came up winners when they attended the Washington State Mathematics Council State Competition at CWU in Ellensburg. They competed in Team, Topical, and Individual math competitions. Different members of...


New schools to accommodate growing student population | School brief

Construction is expected to begin next month on an early-learning kindergarten center that will be built near Fairmount Elementary on Beverly Park Road near Paine Field. According to spokesman Andy Muntz of the Mukilteo School District, the school... Full story


Summer school registration opens

Registration is underway for the Mukilteo School District’s Summer School program. Sessions providing basic skills instruction in reading, writing, and math will be available at all grade levels. Elementary students also can take enrichment...


Money magazine ranks UW Bothell tops

For the second year in a row, UW Bothell tops Money magazine’s list of great colleges that still have room for the fall. The list is a resource for graduating high school seniors and transfer students who continue to search for the right fit. The...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of May 11 | Police Beat

April 29 Theft – 11700 blk Mukilteo Speedway A subject reported that a male ran out of the store with a basket of unpaid merchandise and was last seen driving northbound on Mukilteo Speedway. Officers located/stopped the vehicle, and the occupant...


Correcting the unofficial Paine Field newspaper of record | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Being a proud subscriber to the Mukilteo Beacon, the newspaper I consider not just the Mukilteo newspaper of record but also the unofficial Paine Field newspaper of record, I feel I need to correct the record. In a news story and... Full story


Loving your neighbor doesn’t trump everything | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This has nothing to with “The Donald” – I just couldn’t find a better word in the title. Episcopal priest Rev. Cynthia Espeseth has some good things to say in her article in the Beacon on May 4 – reminding us of the first...


Industrial park project should be rejected | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I stand with MEGA, the group of property owners and citizens opposing the proposed industrial park, Soundview Technology Center, located above Mukilteo Speedway and Sound Avenue. The proposed development, encompassing a forested... Full story


DealRev offers businesses alternative to 3rd party deal sites

DealRev, a Mukilteo-based company that is a no-cost alternative to third party deal sites, has launched its newest cloud-based platform. DealRev, with over $8 million in sales, is helping businesses around the country increase sales and keep 100...


Charles does not | Chuck's World

Mike Royko, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago newspaper columnist, who died nearly 20 years ago, produced a grand total of more than 7,500 columns, and outside of Illinois and a few older Americans (obviously) who remember his syndicated versions,...


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... Full story

 By Paul Archipley    News    May 11, 2016

City to lobby for park & ride upgrades

The city of Mukilteo has long wished for a park & ride, and finally that wish may be coming true with a facility planned on Bernie Webber Drive on the east side of the Mukilteo Speedway at Chennault Beach Road. But for city officials, the Communi...

 By Paul Archipley    News    May 11, 2016

Once scorned, City flirts with annexation

Mukilteo voters resoundingly rejected an annexation plan in 2010. In an advisory vote, 70 percent said no to annexing neighborhoods south and east of the city, including Picnic Point and Lake Serene. Some thought the proposal was too sweeping;...


Vandals have their say about mosque issue

Police are investigating possible criminal charges after an unknown person or persons placed anti-Islamic fliers on a sign marking the site of the future Islamic Center of Mukilteo in Harbour Pointe. According to Officer Myron Travis, police received...


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