Articles from the May 17, 2017 edition

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Letter: Gray to seek City Council seat

I am proud to call beautiful Mukilteo my home. Having been married for 23 years with three children ages 11-18 in the Mukilteo School District, we’ve been extremely pleased with... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 

Opportunities in aviation abound

I’ve lived in Mukilteo next to Paine Field Airport my entire life, and I’ve always been focused on the sky. It’s odd to me that people can look up at planes cruising overhead... — Updated 5/17/2017

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

New England settlers rooted in region’s history | Taking Stock

Because of my connection to Alpine, Washington, ghost town people sometimes use me as a resource for old photos and documents. Out of a batch sent to me a couple of years ago, I... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A & E

Orchestra to perform jazz pieces at final concert

For its final concert of the 2016-17 season, the Mukilteo Community Orchestra will perform “Music From the Age of Jazz,” featuring pieces from the 20th century by composers... — Updated 5/17/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Forum on vaping, e-cigarettes to focus on facts

For years, Shawneri Guzman has been using donated human organs to share real-life stories about the health risks of smoking cigarettes. “Many of the organs we have came from... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Mukilteo marching band sweeps Sequim parade

Olympic View Middle School’s marching band, color guard and drill team swept the Sequim Irrigation Festival’s grand parade May 13. “We had a great day,” band director Jeff... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

City’s new park plan needs public input

The city is making an unprecedented push for public input on how to manage parks, open space, recreation and public art throughout Mukilteo. An online survey launched May 8 had... — Updated 5/17/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

UPDATE: City offers $10,000 for help finding school arsonist

UPDATE (Friday, May 19) The city of Mukilteo is offering $10,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of whoever set fire to a portable toilet at Columbia Element... — Updated 5/17/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Want to run for elected office? There’s still time

Seven elected offices are up for grabs this year, and there’s still time to throw your hat in the ring. The window to file for elected office with the Snohomish County Auditor... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Little tikes tour big trucks

Children and adults alike flocked to the city's Touch-A-Truck event May 13 in the Rosehill Community Center's lower lot. Children honked horns, set off sirens and sat in... — Updated 5/17/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Kamiak choir to sing in shooting victim’s honor

In the days after Anna Bui was gunned down by her ex-boyfriend at a house party in Mukilteo last summer, Kamiak High School Choir Director Nancy Duck-Jefferson sent an email to... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 

Our moments of unbelief make epiphany possible | Worship

Many people, including Christians and non-Christians, may recognize the biblical story about “doubting” Thomas. After Jesus rises from the dead, Thomas, one of Jesus’ disciples, says, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 

Letter: I teach thanks to those who taught me

To each of my teachers: This past weekend, I graduated from university thanks to you. You may or may not remember me, but at some point, I sat in your classroom for nine months. I earned an education degree, and during my... — Updated 5/17/2017

 

Letter: Trader Joe's makes America kind again

My wallet was stolen out of my purse, which was on my shoulder, at the Lynnwood Trader Joe's today – Monday, May 15. By the time I realized what had happened, the thieves had used my credit cards to “purchase” -... — Updated 5/17/2017

 

Letter: School band can march down my street any day

The Olympic View Middle School Band marched and played past our home in Elliot Pointe on May 9. This was our adult son’s birthday and he was staying with us for a few days to celebrate. What a great gift the music and marchers... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 

Letter: Liias should lay off Trump’s tax returns

Editor’s Note: Running as a Republican, Jeff Scherrer of Edmonds unsuccessfully challenged Democratic incumbent state Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self of Mukilteo in 2014 and 2016 to represent the 21st Legislative District. Marko Liias... — Updated 5/17/2017

 

Letter: Past presidents set precedent of transparency

For over 40 years, presidents from both parties have been transparent about their personal financial interests by releasing their tax returns to the American people ("Liias should lay off Trump's tax returns," May 17).... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 

Let’s ensure Rosehill serves all residents | Mayor's Message

We are so fortunate to have one of the most beautiful community centers in the nation. From its architecture to its amazing views of Puget Sound, we can all be proud of this... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

In search of lost time | Chuck's World

As of last month, there were nine people documented to be at least 114 years old, born in the first few months of 1903 or earlier. This is not as trivial as it sounds, although some... — Updated 5/17/2017

 

Students from Mukilteo to graduate, make deans’ lists

Six Mukilteo natives made the dean’s list at Seattle Pacific University during winter quarter, and a Whitman College student is set graduate this Sunday. Jordan E. Bettencourt, Joanna Claire Dickinson, Kara Denise Eckley, Paige... — Updated 5/17/2017 Full story

 

Summer school registration now open at Mukilteo schools

Parents can now register their children for the Mukilteo School District’s middle school and high school summer school programs, as well as for a program that will help fifth graders become prepared for middle school. Free... — Updated 5/17/2017

 

Police beat (May 5-11)

May 5 Mail theft Mail was reportedly stolen from a location in the 7500 block of 46th Avenue West. The case is under investigation. Burglary A burglary was reported in the 4600 block of 116th Street Southwest. The case is under... — Updated 5/17/2017

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News

Small explosion sends 3 to hospital

Three people were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Sunday, May 14, following a small explosion in the kitchen of Mukilteo's Speedway Café. An aerosol can of Pam cooking spray reportedly fell into a deep fryer,... — Updated 5/17/2017

 

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