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Articles from the May 25, 2016 edition

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 By James Spangler    General    May 25, 2016

Chuck Close: It’s how you get there | Art & Appetite

No self-respecting modern art museum would be without him. Chuck Close. He’s a self-described post abstract figurative painter who deconstructs images and then, slowly, painstakingly, puts them...


View of Paine Field from 180 feet above | Through Your Lens

Reader Joe Kunzler took this photo from the FAA control tower at Paine Field on Saturday. The view from the 180-foot tower shows the Dreamlifter Operations Center, Future of Flight Aviation Center...


Mukilteo resident wins national volunteer award

A Mukilteo resident has been recognized for her volunteer work with Assistance League of Everett. Joanne Peterson was presented May 4 with the Assistance League’s Ada Edwards Laughlin Award. The...

 By Gordy Arlin    General    May 25, 2016

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 7) | Worship

Read parts 1-6 of “When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge?” at –Ed. If I am lucky, on Jan. 5, you were kind to read my column titled “Look to...


Pointe of Grace to host Muslim-Christian event | City brief

The plans for a mosque in Mukilteo have been met with resistance and fear, but is finding strong support in some local faith communities. Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church in Mukilteo, a ministry site...

 By Sara Bruestle    Features    May 25, 2016

Kamiak grad’s book offers tips for STEM students

As a struggling science major in college, Yoo Jung Kim wished there was a book to help her turn her grades around. When she couldn’t find one, she decided to write it herself. The Kamiak High...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    May 25, 2016

10-year plan calls for pilot library near Mariner

In the last 10 years, the Mukilteo Library has bolstered the digital services it offers to meet needs. Assistant managing librarian Mami Custer recently helped a high schooler borrow a book she...


An orchestral treat to waltz to Strauss

Rossano Passarella waltzes with his 9-year-old stepdaughter Lillian Prince, center, during the Mukilteo Community Orchestra concert May 22 at Rosehill Community Center. The audience was treated to... Full story


James Rex Bennett: 1940-2016

A celebration of the life of James Rex Bennett is scheduled for Saturday, June 4. Jim went home to be with his Lord on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. He was born in Elmhurst, Ill., on June 2, 1940....

 A&E    May 25, 2016

Schedule of community events for week of May 25 | Around Town

May 25 Quilt Makers 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Join the Mukilteo Seniors Association for an afternoon of quilting in the Christiansen Room at Mukilteo’s community center. Bring a project to work on, ask questions, or if you need help with a special... Full story


Two district employees win Lighthouse Award | School brief

A teacher at Mariner High School and a paraeducator at Columbia Elementary were the winners of the second semester Lighthouse Award. Ann Freemon, an English teacher at Mariner, and Lois Beck, a paraeducator at Columbia, were presented their awards...


Students receive STEM-focused scholarships | School brief

Twenty Mukilteo high school students were awarded $450,000 in scholarships to help them earn college degrees in STEM fields. Ten students from Kamiak High School and 10 from Mariner High School are among 1,450 students throughout the state who will...


School bus drivers take first in competition | School brief

The Mukilteo School District’s team of school bus drivers took first place in the regional safety competition Road-eo, which was held last week at Mariner High School. The Road-eo involved competition between school bus drivers from throughout the...


Kamiak senior a film festival winner | School brief

A Kamiak High School senior won a top award in this year’s Northwest High School Film Festival. Danica Studioso won the top award in the Public Service Announcement (PSA)/Anti-Ad category of the film festival, which was held May 17 at the Cinerama... Full story


It’s almost graduation time in Mukilteo | School brief

All three Mukilteo high schools will hold graduation ceremonies in the weeks ahead. The ceremonies for both Mariner and Kamiak high schools will be held on Friday, June 3, at Everett’s Xfinity Arena. Kamiak’s ceremony will begin at 4 p.m. and...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of May 25 | Police Beat

May 10 Civil – 300 blk Church Ave. A caller reported she paid a subject a $50 deposit to pressure wash her driveway, but the job was never done. An officer assisted in mediating a resolution. The subject returned the money after advising his equipme...


We can all live together in peace | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I read with great interest Mr. Rees' letter in the May 11 Beacon, that responds to the Rev. Espeseth's hope that members of all religions be able to live together [“Loving your neighbor doesn’t trump everything,... Full story


Future mosque’s website found lacking | Letter

Freedom of worship for Muslims is not the issue regarding a mosque existing here in Mukilteo. Few people on the street can describe anything about Muslim worship – it is other uses of the Islamic Center that concern people. Its mission statement on...


Zieve: No more mailers opposing mosque | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: On May 18, I met at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church with Mukilteo-area Muslim families, along with citizens of other faiths. I had an opportunity to hear their stories and to learn about their lives and contributions, as well as... Full story


There’s a better way than panhandling | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thanks for your article "Committee looking to curb panhandling" in last week's Beacon [front page, May 18]. Here’s how another city curbs panhandling: The city of Albuquerque offers cash to panhandlers for accepting...

 By Kim Voetberg    General    May 25, 2016

Register now for 7th annual car show | Chamber Corner

If you’re a car enthusiast, you understand how amazing it is to belong to a car club. There is a common love of all things metal, leather and chrome. As a community, you share interests just the same way a book club or cooking club does.... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    May 25, 2016

The red Firebird | Chuck's World

There is a fifth season, and it is upon us. I know about such things. I’ve come to think of it as Wistful Season, and I’ve seen the best minds of my generation turned to mush at the sight of offsp... Full story


Extra seat belt patrols in county through June 5

What would you do if you knew that some of your friends were carelessly putting themselves at risk whenever they got into a car? When Stanzi Hay, a senior at Asotin High School, conducted an observational survey, she found that nearly 9 out of every...


Teens needed to serve on youth committee | City brief

The city is looking for Mukilteo teens to serve on the Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee for the 2016-2017 school year. In 2009, the City Council approved the creation of a Youth Advisory Committee to serve as a bridge between the youth of the... Full story


Free women’s self-defense workshop June 4 | City brief

The Mukilteo Police Department is offering a free Women’s Self-Defense workshop at the Mukilteo YMCA on Saturday, June 4. The event will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. The course is offered to provide women and teens with information on personal safety,... Full story


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