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Articles from the May 30, 2012 edition

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Divas, bikers and scooters in kids parade...

The Mukilteo Woods neighborhood held its first ever Memorial Day Weekend Kids Parade and 53rd Street Block Party on Saturday, May 26. The neighborhood kids rode bikes, wagons and scooters in the...

 

Kamiak places first in Rhodie fest

The Kamiak High School show band, color guard and dance team took first place in the Rhododendron Festival Parade in Port Townsend on Saturday, May 19. The group continued on to Victoria, B.C. where...

 

Student organization fights for Kenya's future

Kenya feel the love? That’s the question Kamiak High School students Tiffany Coons and Heather Pearson are asking the community. The Kamiak sophomores founded Bold Futures: Kenya Feel the Love, a...

 

I’m a Mariner Marauder, not a thug

As graduation inches closer, I’ve been able to dispel plenty of myths about high school. There were no food fights, freshmen were never stuffed into lockers and – despite what is shown on TV ...

 

Mormon church gives back to YMCA

More than 50 members from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints volunteered to spread 30 yards of mulch around the grounds of the Mukilteo Family YMCA grounds on May 23. The church members...

 

Local 6th grader takes 1st place in music contest

A Mukilteo sixth grader won first place in the Snohomish County Music Teachers Association’s Scholarship Competition, an annual contest for student musicians. Adrienna Tran-Pearson, a student at...

 

Murder-mystery show helps Ugandan orphans

Murder is on the menu at Kamiak High School. No, no – not actual murder, but a murder mystery show. City Church is hosting a “killer” evening of fundraising with the Murder Mystery Co. at 6:30... Full story

 

Art show opens at Rosehill Community Center

The Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission invites the public to attend an opening reception for the exhibit by local photographer John Brink at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Rosehill Community...

 

Q&A with congressional candidate Dan Matthews

The following is a Q&A with local congressional candidate Dan Matthews, who is running for the 2nd Congressional District seat. Q: Why are you running for Congress? A: As a Veteran and...

 

Q&A with congressional candidate Bob Champion

The following is a Q&A with local congressional candidate Bob Champion, who is running for the old 1st Congressional District seat, which is a one-month term. Q: Why are you running for Congress?...

 

In memory of heroes lost...

About 50 attended a remembrance ceremony sponsored by the Mukilteo Historical Society at Mukilteo’s Pioneer Cemetery on Monday, May 28. The ceremony included a presentation of the colors by Boy...

 

Agencies Seek Public Comment on Closing Climbing Wall for Nesting Peregrine Falcons

State and federal agencies want public comment about closing Deception Crag Wall to protect nesting peregrine falcons at a meeting June 12, 6 p.m. in North Bend at Snoqualmie Ranger District, 902 S.E. North Bend Way. Staff from State Parks, the Mt....

 

Police Beat for week of May 30

May 22 Commercial Burglary –12300 blk Cyrus Way An officer was dispatched to the location for a vehicle prowl report. Upon arrival, it was determined that three work trucks were broken into and three chain hoists and a generator were taken. The...

 

Want healing? First of all: Remember who's boss

Got complaints? Need relief? Are mankind’s harrowing growing pains giving you the deep, deep blues? Is it all too much? My testimony today is that there is a crisply defined method for experiencing profound healing as efficaciously as possible. It...

 
 By Andy Muntz    Schools    May 30, 2012

Summer school registration open

Summer is almost here, which means registration is now underway for the Mukilteo School District’s Summer School program, which will offer classes for students entering first grade through high school. Registration will be open until June 15 for...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    May 30, 2012

Passion and power for the Class of 2012

My youngest nephew graduates from high school in a couple of weeks, and so my mother will once again make the trip to a small town in southern Oregon, even though she doesn’t like traveling. He’s... Full story

 

Letters for week of May 30

Donated blood will save up to 81 lives Dear Editor, Thank you very much for your coverage of the Mukilteo Community Blood Drive hosted by Kamiak High School Leadership students on May 18 [“Kamiak students to host community blood drive,” The...

 

Market set to open June 6

June is right around the corner and that means that it is time for the Mukilteo Farmers Market to open for the 2012 season. This year, the market’s first day will be Wednesday, June 6 from 3-7 p.m. at Lighthouse Park. If the sun gods continue to...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    May 30, 2012

3 local candidates in congressional race

Brian Sullivan isn’t the only Mukiltean with dreams of serving in Congress. Two more from Mukilteo are also running for a seat in November’s congressional race. Republican Dan Matthews is challenging Rep. Rick Larsen for his seat in the redrawn... Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    May 30, 2012

WSF selects new location for ferry terminal

After decades of indecision, Washington State Ferries has decided what to do with the Mukilteo ferry terminal, which is in desperate need of improvements and repairs. WSF has opted to relocate the terminal one-third of a mile east to the western side...

 

School board report for May 29

During its meeting on May 29, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Recognized the winners of the second semester Lighthouse Award, the highest honor that can bestowed upon a school district employee. The winner among certificated staff...

 

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