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Articles from the May 30, 2018 edition

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 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Latest update on Peace Park

Things are starting to really take shape for Mukilteo’s Peace Park. Last week, Mukilteo Associate Planner Karl Almgren and Recreation and Cultural Services Director Jeff Price... — Updated 5/30/2018


Moms Demand Action campaign in Mukilteo

This weekend in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day, Mukilteo Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America supporters, influencers, corporations, mayors, partner... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story


Apollo Plumbing announces DigLess Waterline Technology

Now you can replace that old, worn out or broken waterline using Apollo Plumbing’s DigLess Technology. This process eliminates the need to dig up your yard or rip out your driveway. With DigLess Technology they make a tiny hole... — Updated 5/30/2018


Visit the Lighthouse this summer during the Farmer's Market!

Starting June 6th you can visit the lighthouse while enjoying the farmer's market on the first and third Wednesdays from 4-7 p.m. In addition, the gift shop will be open to browse for a memento of your visit. Come enjoy the... — Updated 5/30/2018

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Annual Memorial Day Ceremony highlights service and history

Citizens of Mukilteo joined many across the nation on Memorial Day, May 28, in remembering those who have lost their lives while serving in the United States’ Armed Forces. The Mukilteo Historical Society hosted its annual Memori... — Updated 5/30/2018


Mock DUI car crash deters prom attendees from driving drunk

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2016, more than 10,000 people died due to drunk drivers, accounting for more than one fourth of all vehicle-related deaths in the U.S. With prom this Friday, Kamiak te... — Updated 5/30/2018

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

Pedaling helps Parkinson’s patients find community, wellness

Two days a week, Parkinson's patients gather at the Mukilteo YMCA to ride stationary bikes alongside others affected by the disease. "Pedaling for Parkinson's" combines bicycling with community to provide attendees... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story

 By Ian Davis-Leonard    News

‘Nature Together’ connects children and their parents with the outdoors

The squeals of joy coming at 92nd Street Park along Mukilteo Speedway may not all be coming from the park’s playground. They also may be heard from children gaping at the bullfrogs inside the pond or learning about pollination... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The silent survivors | Chuck's World

If you’ve ever erred and written “continental” in a publication when you really meant “contiguous,” you would be like me, I guess. It’s an easy mistake to make,... — Updated 5/30/2018


Fun milestones coming up | Editor's Note

Well it will be June later this week and with that comes events that always seemed so far away. As I’ve written before, I have a younger sister, Katie, who is a senior at Kamiak High School. This Friday is her prom, and Friday, J... — Updated 5/30/2018


Questions to ask | Council Corner

This past week we said goodbye to the eighth director in the last four years. It begs the next question, “How many other employees have left the city in those same four years?” What I know to be true through my leadership lens... — Updated 5/30/2018

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

What you need to know about reverse mortgages | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about reverse mortgages for retirees? My wife and I are contemplating getting one but want to make sure we know what we’re getting into.... — Updated 5/30/2018


Eggs: low and slow | Chef Dez

One of the many reasons I write a food column is to inspire you to get into the kitchen, to embrace the opportunity to unleash gastronomic adventures in your home. One other reason of great importance is to hopefully make things ea... — Updated 5/30/2018


Gallery North announces June exhibit, ‘Connections’

Artists Eve Ingraham and Lauriel Sandstrom show their “Connections” between people and places in their exhibit at Gallery North next month. Ingraham and Sandstrom are members of Gallery North and Seattle CoArts. The two... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story


Exhibit shares family stories of the Japanese American Internment during WWII

Schack Art Center will feature the work of Everett artists Jan and Chris Hopkins in the exhibit, “Americans Interned: A Family's Story of Social Injustice” from June 14 to Sept. 1. The artwork created for this exhibit... — Updated 5/30/2018


Garden and Quilt Tour seeking applicants

The search is on…The Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour is currently searching for residential gardens to feature in their next Tour, July 20-21, 2019. The Tour takes lots of planning so we start now, a year in advance. This is not a... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story


Police Beat 5/20-5/23

May 20 Assault An officer responded for a report of an assault. The case is under investigation. 4900 block of 81st Place Southwest. Home sweet home The reporting party advised of locating a missing family member. The family... — Updated 5/30/2018


School Briefs

Several employees awarded at luncheon The school district’s student support advocates, the Equity and Social Justice Division at Everett Community College, and the chair of the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center’s advisory committee... — Updated 5/30/2018


Cultivate positivity so it become part of you | Weekly Worship

There is a story about a farmer who was continually optimistic, seldom discouraged. He had a neighbor who was just the opposite. Grim and gloomy, he faced each new morning with a heavy sigh. The happy, optimistic farmer would see... — Updated 5/30/2018


Kamiak’s Kwak, Mariner’s Caparas finish strong at 4A state championships | Golf

Kamiak’s Alvin Kwak finished in a tie for fifth place at the 4A state boys golf championships. Kwak shot a second-day score of 72 to finish with an even-par 144 Wednesday, May 23, at the Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.... — Updated 5/30/2018


Knights take fifth at state tournament | Girls tennis

Kamiak Angela Lee and Haley Gilbert brought home fifth place medals from the 4A state girls tennis doubles championships. Lee and Gilbert, who won the district title, rebounded to win three matches after dropping their state... — Updated 5/30/2018 Full story

 By David Pan    Sports

Knights set school records at state championships | Track and field

Kamiak’s sprinters advanced to the finals in two events and set two school records at the 4A state track and field championships. The 400-meter relay team of junior Savannah Congdon and seniors Noelle Young, Sarah Nehring and... — Updated 5/30/2018


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