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Learn ‘All About Beavers’ at NW Stream Center | A&E brief

Back by popular demand, the Adopt A Stream Foundation presents “All About Beavers” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. “All About Beavers” includes a...

 
 By John Beck    General    June 15, 2016

Take the first step: We all deserve respect | Worship

Human beings are marvelously made and have such great variety in personalities, skills, abilities and passions. Such wide-ranging differences can be exciting, stimulating creativity and new ways of...

 

NW Stream Center to show satirical film ‘Hoot’ | A&E brief

The Adopt A Stream Foundation will show the Environmental Media Award-nominated film called “Hoot” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at the Northwest Stream Center. The 2006 movie is based on the...

 

Artist captures spirits with her paintbrush | Art & Appetite

When she was 12, Joyce Krachmalnick was paid to paint a portrait of two children in Bismarck, N.D. With the money, she bought herself a sweet pair of forest green cowboy boots. Now retired, the...

 

Rotary Club awards $14,000 in scholarships | School brief

The South-Everett Mukilteo Rotary Club has awarded 14 graduating seniors with $1,000 scholarships this year. The scholarship winners are from Mariner High School, Cascade High School and Kamiak High...

 

Try flank steak for Father's Day | Chef Dez

Flank steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for the barbecue because it offers big beefy flavor and is extremely tender when cut and prepared properly. Due to the fact that there are many people wh...

 

County exec launches economic development initiative

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers on June 8 launched an initiative to to ensure the economic prosperity of the region. The economic development initiative will target the following nine sectors:...

 

Former county exec appointed as state rep

Newly appointed state Rep. John Lovick said he’ll work with lawmakers from both parties on problems that affect all of our families. “Education, jobs and transportation matter to everybody,...

 

Daddy-daughter time at Mukilteo's beach | Through Your Lens

Reader Jose Medrano snapped these photos with his digital and film cameras recently at Lighthouse Park while strolling the beach with his 10-year-old daughter. “It’s a beautiful beach, so it’s...

 

Police warn of sex offender in Mukilteo

Police are warning neighbors about a convicted sex offender who has moved to Mukilteo. Ryan Joseph Ray, 31, is a Level 3 offender, the level deemed most likely to reoffend. He has convictions for...

 

Eagle Scout cleans up outdoor classroom

In a way, Colin Scheil really did kill two birds with one stone: He earned his Eagle Scout rank by cleaning up the OWL at Serene Lake Elementary. Colin, a sophomore at Kamiak High School, completed...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Schools    June 15, 2016

Meet Kamiak’s valedictorian, salutatorian for 2016

This year’s highest-ranking students of the graduating class of Kamiak High School say they are prepared for what the future brings. Joon Young Lee is the valedictorian and Nancy Jong is the...

 

Schedule of community events for week of June 15 | Around Town

June 15 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business....

 

Zonta presents reading of ‘Seven’ by notable women

Seven noted local community leaders are featured in a staged reading of the acclaimed documentary play "Seven" at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 17, at the PUD Auditorium in Everett. "Seven" tells the true stories of seven women who...

 

Try 3D printing with dad at Future of Flight | A&E brief

Most kids make things for their dads on Father’s Day. This year, kids can learn to make things with their dads at the Institute of Flight’s 3D MakerFest, Father’s Day weekend, June 18-19, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center. Meet...

 

‘Walk on the Wild Side’ at NW Stream Center | A&E brief

The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation is hosting a naturalist-led interpretive tour of a nature walk at the Northwest Stream Center. The “Walk on the Wild Side” tour of the Elevated Nature Walk next to North Creek will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday,...

 

EvCC Volunteer Literacy Program seeks tutors | School brief

Everett Community College’s Volunteer Literacy Program is seeking volunteers who can tutor adult learners two or more hours per week in reading, writing, basic math and English-language skills. Volunteers must be patient, professional and have...

 

Survey tells school district where to make improvements | Mukilteo Schools

Every year for the past 18 years, we’ve conducted a survey of our parents to determine how we are doing and where we could do better. This year’s Mukilteo School District survey was conducted from mid-March through April. In reviewing the...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of June 15 | Police Beat

May 31 Suspicious – 4800 blk Hidden Forest Dr. Officers were dispatched for a man sleeping in his vehicle, which has Oregon license plates. He told officers that he sleeps in his vehicle on occasion. He was warned about sleeping in his vehicle and...

 

A correlation for left dog poop? | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: For many years my (almost) daily walk has taken me through Old Town, but it’s only in the last several months that I’ve noted an increasing amount of dog poop on the sidewalks. Given the callous disregard it shows for one’s...

 

Difficulties boarding train in wheelchair at station | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I have cerebral palsy and am confined to a motorized wheelchair. I don't own a motor vehicle or a driver’s license. A few of my most favorite places in Washington state are the Edmonds and Mukilteo waterfront and just about...

 

Install crosswalk or footbridge for safety | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Due to disability, I have a transit dependency to be able to visit Paine Field. Lyft and hotel shuttles can only do so much. As such, when I come to visit Future of Flight or Historic Flight Foundation via Community Transit Route...

 

A Beacon poll vote for leashed dogs | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: My vote would be to keep dogs on leash [“Commission: Keep dogs on leash in Japanese Gulch,” page 2, June 1]. My dog and I walk the trails because she is not dog friendly. Which means we don't visit the off-leash dog park....

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 15, 2016

The Miranda mile | Chuck's World

I don’t think about luck. Don’t know, don’t care. Nothing looks like luck to me anymore. It just feels weird. I’ve had several weird moments recently. The one I’m going to tell you about...

 

Nominate next winner of Wheels to Prosper car give-away

Do you know a giving person in Mukilteo in need of a car? The local M&N Absolute Auto Repair is seeking nominees for its third annual Wheels To Prosper Car Give-Away. The Everett shop will award a refurbished 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser to a...

 

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