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Articles from the June 8, 2016 edition

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 By James Spangler    General    June 8, 2016

Mushrooms help make an epic burger | Art & Appetite

Bar Dojo’s chef de cuisine is on a roll. “Dine Out Seattle” named Chef Luis Brambila’s seared spiced king salmon Best Entrée last fall. A few months back, his clam chowder won in the Cutting-... Full story

 By Aziz Junejo    General    June 8, 2016

Ramadan: A gift that returns each year | Worship

Ramadan began Monday and, for the next 30 days, for Muslims in Mukilteo and around the world, its an annual opportunity to be extra thankful for God’s countless blessings, obtain forgiveness for...


Kamiak names May students of the month

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for May 2016, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities and/or athletics....


State senator recognized for advocacy for Washington’s youngest children

State Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self has won the Early Learning Emerging Leader Award for her outstanding leadership in early learning. With the award, the Early Learning Action Alliance is recognizing... Full story


Mukilteo resident qualifies for world championship of public speaking

A Mukilteo resident was recently crowned the regional Toastmasters clubs speech contest champion. Vladimir Balabanov won the Toastmasters International Speech Contest for District 2 held May 21 at... Full story


Get your garden featured in next Mukilteo tour

Calling all gardening enthusiasts: The Mukilteo Way Garden Club is seeking private gardens to feature in the next Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour. The tour isn’t a garden competition but a... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features    June 8, 2016

Student art exhibit to benefit local youth club

Art student Jacqueline Oswalt was inspired by the beautiful views at Harbour Pointe Golf Club to paint the landscapes at two of the holes on the golf course. This year’s Mukilteo Boys & Girls... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools    June 8, 2016

Meet Mariner’s valedictorian, salutatorian for 2016

This year’s highest-ranking students of the graduating class of Mariner High School say they are both excited and scared about the future. Emily Vo is the valedictorian and Anh Pham is the...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 8, 2016

City drives for better park & ride concessions

Mukilteo may – or may not – help pay for a future park-and-ride at Bernie Webber Drive. That’s how the City Council left it on Monday with a 6-1 vote to wait to pay up to $83,000 to Community... Full story


Police department receives Seven Seals Award | City brief

The Mukilteo Police Department was recently honored with an Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award. The department received a Seven Seals Award in recognition of its extraordinary...


Mukilteo players win baseball skills contest

Two players from Mukilteo Little League won the local competition of the national Pitch, Hit, and Run contest. Cayden Wotipka and Kelli Wilson then advanced to sectionals. Wotipka is 12 and plays for...


Congratulations to the Class of 2016

Nearly 900 seniors from Kamiak and Mariner’s Class of 2016 received their high school diplomas on Friday, June 3, at Xfinity Arena in Everett. Kamiak High School’s Commencement saw 470 students...


Rotary recognizes ‘independent’ ACES senior

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Genieva McPherren as its ACES High School Student of the Month. She was recognized for her accomplishments at a recent Rotary Club meeting at Shawn... Full story

 A&E    June 8, 2016

Schedule of community events for week of June 8 | Around Town

June 8 Defensive Driving 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refresher course on defensive driving skills for seniors 55 years of age and older. Receive practical guidance for traffic accident prevention, enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful course...


Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | June

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the June Students of the Month. 6th grade: Christian Ayson, Kadence Crockett, Jibran Karim, Ella Lawson, Lorencia Pak and Minh-Trien Vuong 7th grade: Brendan Beier, Holly...


Schools to provide free summer meals for children

As a sponsor of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children, the Mukilteo School District will provide meals at no charge to attending children 2 through 18 years old. Meals will be provided at the sites listed below at the following times.... Full story


Teens! Help children with reading skills | School brief

The Mukilteo Library needs teen volunteers to help children improve their reading skills this summer. Teenagers who volunteer through the library’s Book Buddies program will earn community service credit while having fun reading and playing games... Full story


School district names six new administrators | School brief

The Mukilteo School District has named six new administrators for the 2016-17 school year. All but one have been promoted from within the school district. Nate DuChesne will be the new principal of Mariner High School. He has served as the assistant... Full story


First day of school for Mukilteo will be Sept. 7 | School brief

Are you planning a vacation next year, but have wondered when the major breaks will be in next year’s calendar? Keep reading. The three-year contract between the Mukilteo School District and the Mukilteo Education Association, the union that... Full story


Registration open for youth orchestra classes | School brief

Register now for Soundview Summer Strings youth orchestra classes at Rosehill Community Center. The class is for orchestral string students in grades 7-12 with a minimum of three years playing experience on their instruments. Soundview Summer... Full story


Voyager students create art for Sounders banner | School brief

Thirty-eight students from Voyager Middle School visited the Starfire Complex in Tukwila recently to watch the Seattle Sounders practice and to create a piece of artwork that will be part of a large banner. The banner, called “The Fabric of... Full story


Survey says: Most parents happy with their child’s school

Each year, the Mukilteo School District conducts a survey of all parents to determine what they think of their child’s school. The survey results help district staff improve communications with parents and that helps school staff as they develop... Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of June 8 | Police Beat

May 24 ID Theft – 5300 Harbour Pointe Blvd. A caller reported that her personal information was used to fraudulently to open a credit card. Traffic – H.P. Blvd. & Mukilteo Speedway A caller reported a black BMW was speeding. It was not...


A cautious endorsement for light rail | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I’ve written you many times like a pamphleteer about the need to serve more of Paine Field with quality transit. After a sleepless night and doing research on the proposed amendment to Sound Transit 3 or ST3 to accelerate light...


Help give children opportunities to excel | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thanks to the Rotary for recognizing Mariner senior Yasmine Myers for her academic, volunteer, and athletic accomplishments [“Rotary honors ‘extremely positive’ Mariner senior” June 1,]. Yasmine...


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