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Articles from the July 18, 2012 edition

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New city policies up sustainability efforts

Being your city councilmember keeps me busy, but I always find time to volunteer for extra duties. This year, I’m working as the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association president. We have great mon...


Port of Everett partnership with Imagine Children’s Museum a success

The Port of Everett is partnering with Imagine Children’s Museum to present an educational enrichment program to fourth grade students in the Port District (Everett and Mukilteo School Districts)....


Go Warriors!

This summer's Warriors Select Team — made up of many Mukilteo Little League 10 year olds — played the July 14-15 All World Summer Classic Tournament at Issaquah's Tibbetts Valley Park fields. They... Full story


Meow in Mukilteo event helps find families for cats

Pawsitive Alliance is on a mission to match felines with families. The organization is hosting its fifth annual Meow in Mukilteo cat adoption event July 29. From noon to 3 p.m. families can go to the... Full story


Woman gives birth at senior services office

Shanonne Vaughn’s baby is one of very few of his generation to be born in Mukilteo. Vaughn, 37, gave birth on July 6 to Richard Louis at the Senior Services of Snohomish County office in Mukilteo, w... Full story


The sole purpose: Inspiring future NOAA scientists

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with the help of local teachers, is bringing real science to the classroom. Teacher Amanda Cope and teacher-to-be Elizabeth Gutierrez worked in... Full story


Hello, cello!

Cellist Rachael Beaver, an instructor at the Gene Nastri School of Arts, introduces the cello to Cooper Miller, 8, who will be a third grader at Mukilteo Elementary this year. Gene Nastri hosted a... Full story


EvCC introduces evening engineering program

Everett Community College is introducing an evening engineering transfer degree program starting this fall, the first at a north Puget Sound community college. Fall classes start Sept. 24 and include Introduction to Design, Preparation for Chemistry... Full story


Community projects needed for leadership development class

Participants in Leadership Snohomish County’s Signature Leadership class and its Young Leaders Challenge are looking for community projects and events to take on this fall. Community-based nonprofits and social service agencies are encouraged to...


Police Beat for week of July 18

July 11 Suspicious Incident – 12000 blk Wilmington Way A resident called requesting information on a subject he said was contacted in front of his residence on July 6 between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. All he knows is that the subject may be homeless and he... Full story


Learning to distinguish the transitory from the eternal

From the writings of Bahá’u’lláh: “This humble servant is filled with wonder, inasmuch as all men are endowed with the capacity to see and hear, yet we find them deprived of the privilege of using these faculties. “This servant hath been...


How to search for forgotten money your loved ones left behind

Dear Savvy Senior, I’ve heard that there are resources available that can help people look for lost or forgotten money left behind by their deceased relatives. When my mother and father passed away their financial affairs were in such a mess,...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 18, 2012

What dreams may come

Aside from occasionally suggesting that my son might want to consider taking a shower at some point in the not-too-distant future, I almost never give advice. This is mostly because no one ever asks.... Full story


Is table salt acceptable for cooking?

In today’s wonderful world of cuisine, salt has evolved from being just another staple in our pantries to a myriad of choices with considerations based on texture, flavor, and health aspects. From sea salt to exotic salt such as “fleur de sel... Full story


Letters for the week of July 18

Hocus Pocus, No Fiscal Focus! Dear Editor, Wow... Magical Mukilteo is still in hocus pocus mode. Isn't it "magical thinking" to drive away an employee with scruples (Ginny Schacker), fire the messenger (and perhaps, whistleblower? – IT Manager Dave...


Nutrition program benefits new families

The Snohomish Health District has space available for newcomers to the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program, helping new moms and their children get a good start on healthy eating. “Many families are eligible for WIC...


Win Mukilteo’s Mayor for a Day contest

Would you like to be Mukilteo's youngest mayor in history? Does your son or daughter have what it takes to be mayor of Mukilteo? What about just for one weekend? Mukilteo residents ages 8 through 12 have an opportunity to be honorary mayor during the... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    July 18, 2012

Group wants $183,000 to save gulch

The city of Mukilteo recently sold a property on the corner of 3rd and Park, and the Japanese Gulch Group would like to see its proceeds go toward saving the Japanese Gulch. The non-profit group asked supporters to “pack Council Chambers” on... Full story


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