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Articles from the May 27, 2009 edition

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Education should be about the basics

Apparently, the overarching point of my recent letter to the Beacon concerning music programs in our schools was lost on some readers. The point was that our schools need to get back to basics. The facts continue to reflect that the United States...

 By rebecca Carr    Opinion    May 27, 2009

Sno-Isle levy increase - the issue

All property owners within Sno-Isle Library's tax districts already support the library, but where do we best spend our tax dollars? On May 14, Snohomish County schools announced they would lay off 240 teachers to meet a reduced budget. More... Full story


Library levy is necessary

Earlier this month, a woman stopped into a Sno-Isle library. She was not someone staff recognized as a regular customer; she came into the library to use a computer. A staff member glanced over at her a little while later, and saw that she was...


What is SOC's ultimate goal?

Regarding SOC and its following again regarding airplane noise: The greatest noise that will happen at Paine Field is going on now and has been for the last some 40 years. One might wonder with SOC's study figures on noise causing high stress and...

 By Rebecca Carr    News    May 27, 2009

Expanded ferry holding area opens in time for holiday weekend

Just in time for the Memorial Day weekend overload, the Mukilteo ferry terminal's expanded holding area opened Thursday. The 12 new lanes doubled the terminal's capacity to around 200 spaces, according to WSF assistant secretary David Mosely. "We...

 By rebecca Carr    Features    May 27, 2009

Mukilteo Little League action, week of May 27

Mukilteo Little League wraps up a successful 2009 season. Photos courtesy of Liz Ferry. Josh Tremain pitches for the Brewers Brady Methven of the Angels looks for the throw against Connor Alexander of the Brewers. Noah Swanson pitches for the... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    Features    May 27, 2009

Mukilteo taekwondo students head for nationals

All six members of the Champion Taekwondo Elite sparring team qualified for the US National Championships and Junior Olympic to be held at Austin, TX June 29-July 5. Champion Taekwondo of Mukilteo was the only state school to advance at the San Jose... Full story


You go first

Hi Friends! I'm handling things poorly right now, so I humbly request your grace. Please amble with me down memory lane as the spiritual stumbler takes his very first step toward God. Thank you thank you! Major bummer: I am 19 years old and enduring...

 By Rebecca Carr    Features    May 27, 2009

Fire damages Eliot Point home

A May 19 house fire in the Eliot Point neighborhood caused $200,000 in damages, according to assistant fire chief Brian McMahan. Of that, $150,000 is in structural damage to the two-story home; the rest in personal property. There were no reported...

 By rebecca Carr    Features    May 27, 2009

Kamiak recognizes Students of the Month of May

Congratulations Kamiak Students of the Month of May The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for May 2009, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics.... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features    May 27, 2009

Mukilteo Historical Society honors U.S. vets

Memorial Day isn't the only day citizens of Mukilteo can pay tribute to the men and women who served in the U.S. military. The Mukilteo Historical Society and the city of Mukilteo are hosting a Veteran's Service and Pioneer Cemetery Remembrance from... Full story

 By Rebecca Carr    Features    May 27, 2009

Mukilteo turns into 'good artists' ground'

When Christine Awad Schmalz moved to Mukilteo, she thought she'd entered an artists' mecca. The mountains, the trees, Puget Sound all were the perfect surroundings to attract and promote artists and art programs of all media. Except it wasn't. "This... Full story


Senator Murray announces over $68 million in recovery funding

Funds will go to Clean Water State Revolving Fund program Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that $68,151,900 has been released by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency to the Washington Department of Ecology. These funds, included...

 By Sara Bruestle    Features    May 27, 2009

Students make impact with chalk art

Mariner High School students' drawings remind us we're lucky It took three hours for Mariner senior Luis Hernandez to finish his chalk drawing of an impoverished child from Rwanda. He wanted to capture the expression on the boy's face, so that when... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    Business    May 27, 2009

Chiropractic care is now rocket science

Dr. Steve Kreutz has joined a growing number of high tech chiropractic doctors that have upgraded their level of care to better assess the health and wellbeing of their community. Mukilteans can now be examined by the Insight Subluxation StationTM,... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    A&E    May 27, 2009

Bring out your inner artist with these fun community events

The Mukilteo Arts Guild has a colorful, artistic, talent-packed agenda for the summer and fall. Where is your inner artist calling you? Writers group Meet with fellow authors from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays (currently at the YMCA; check for...


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