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Articles from the July 13, 2016 edition

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 By David Parks    General    July 13, 2016

Lutheran church opens doors to Latino followers | Worship

“Hola, la paz de Cristo,” may not be the first thing you would typically hear in a Lutheran church, but it is shared from the heart by the new pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett. The Rev....

 

Edmonds garden tour set for July 17 | A&E brief

This year’s Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour will feature some of the most beautiful gardens in Edmonds. Edmonds in Bloom will host its 21st tour from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17, rain or shine....

 

Shakespeare festival features 3 plays | A&E brief

The Island Shakespeare Festival of Whidbey Island will present three plays this summer. See Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and “Julius Caesar,” as well as Charlotte Bronte's “Jane Eyre...

 

Edmonds Center for the Arts lines up 10th anniversary season

Edmonds Center for the Arts' 10th anniversary season will include blues, rock, comedy, dance, musicals, acrobatics and even some classic movies. The season begins Sept. 29 with a performance by...

 

Cat leaves purr-fect legacy in Old Town

No one knows if Ziggy got his full complement of nine lives, but those who live and work in Old Town would agree the popular puss made the most of his last one. In fact, it wasn’t until her cat died...

 

Citizen of Year serves around the clock

As the daughter of two former Citizens of the Year, volunteerism is in Deb Bordsen’s blood. Bordsen has been named Mukilteo’s 2016 Citizen of the Year. The Kiwanis-sponsored award is given to a...

 

Police chief reflects on recent shootings

It’s been somber at the Mukilteo police station since last week’s shootings in Dallas. A sniper killed five police officers July 7 in Dallas during a rally protesting the police shootings of two...

 

Famous blimp flies over Mukilteo

The Goodyear Blimp makes its way over Mukilteo on July 11 on a return trek to its home base near Los Angeles....

 

Schedule of community events for week of July 13 | Around Town

July 13 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....

 

County’s lunchtime concert series returns | A&E brief

Snohomish County’s Music on the Plaza is back for the summer. The free concerts are held from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Snohomish County campus amphitheater through July and August. Music on the Plaza is presented by the Snohomish...

 

Retired art instructor donates sculpture to EvCC

A sculpture Russell Day once kept on his back deck now has a place of honor at Everett Community College. The 103-year-old former Everett Community College art instructor recently had his untitled 238-pound Blenko glass and concrete sculpture...

 

3 students graduate from Oregon State University | School brief

Three students from Mukilteo have graduated from Oregon State University. Marcus Burdyshaw has earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, Brittany Swanton has received a bachelor’s degree in sociology and Megan Winsor has earned a bachelor’s...

 

Local student graduates from University of Great Falls | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has graduated from the University of Great Falls. Erin Langdon has received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors. She attended Kamiak High School. She is a member of the Delta Epsilon Iota and the Argo...

 

6 students make Dean’s List at Eastern | School brief

Six students from Mukilteo have made the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 quarter at Eastern Washington University. The students are: Bogdan Badau, Donnie Belk, Joseph Foote, Amelia Kraft, Carly Thomson and Chandler Wesson. An undergraduate...

 

Mukilteo student graduates from University of Montana | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has graduated from the University of Montana. Catherine Spangenberg earned a bachelor’s degree in political science in two years. Spangenberg attended Kamiak High School. While at Kamiak, Spangenberg was involved in...

 

Local student makes University of Minnesota Dean’s List | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has made the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean's List. Ryan Vogt was named to the 2016 spring semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Vogt is a senior in the university's College of...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of July 13 | Police Beat

June 28 Fraud – 7900 blk 46th Ave. W A woman in New York City requested a phone call in regards to a fraud. She was a victim in a social website scam in regards to sending money to a subject for an investment. The name of the suspect was associated...

 

Unknown bee killer should be ashamed | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: My husband and I frequently walk up to the coffee shop on Harbour Pointe Boulevard. On a recent Saturday, we noticed dozens of dead bumblebees on the sidewalk. This went on for several blocks. Shame on whomever sprayed the...

 

What about mayor’s Paine Field proposal? | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I thought there were plans to change the governance of Paine Field [“7 charter amendments to appear on November ballot,” page 2, July 6]. What happened to that? Is Jennifer Gregerson now nothing more than a captain in charge...

 

Another request for letter from Islamic group | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am writing to express my total support and agreement with the letter submitted by Patricia Morrison in the June 29 Beacon entitled “Explanation needed from local Islamic group,” [page 4]. Her comments were direct, logical...

 

Kudos for senior association feature | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I would like to thank you for the excellent job you did on the story about the Mukilteo Seniors [“Seniors association expanding exponentially,” page 3, July 6]. Especially, a big thank you for including the fact that nobody...

 

Keep the Art Building for the kids | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This an open letter to the Mukilteo City Council: My name is Annie, and I am 10 years old. I recently attended the Art Workshop Summer Camp, and I think it is a wonderful place. Though, I have heard they are going to tear it down...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 13, 2016

Driving while me | Chuck's World

After months of this crazy season of huge rallies, featuring as the guest of honor someone we can comfortably call a senior citizen, sharing their vision of America, I’ve decided it’s my duty to...

 

Measures would invest in public safety | Mayor's Message

The following column was co-authored by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson, Fire Chief Chris Alexander and Police Chief Chuck Macklin. In the upcoming Aug. 2 primary, voters across Snohomish County will be asked whether to approve additional revenue to...

 

Community invited to public safety forum on July 19

The community is invited to a free Snohomish County public safety forum to be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, at the Snohomish PUD auditorium, 2320 California St. in Everett. The event will focus on innovative ways communities are...

 

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