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 By David Pan    Sports    July 18, 2018

New Kamiak coach focusing on revitalizing program | Football

New Kamiak head football coach Bryant Thomas has experience revitalizing a program. At his first head coaching job at Auburn-Riverside, Thomas took over a team that was coming off a winless season. “We were able to turn it around and have some... Full story

 

Safe, effective bug repellent spray offered at Hair Products Galore & Gifts

Hair Products Galore & Gifts offers the best natural bug repellent spray, “Skeem” Citronella Collection. It is formulated with citronella oil derived from the leaves and stems of the lemongrass plant, lime, soybean and castro oils. The...

 

Kiss of the Ocean: Our story

It seemed like the dream had died. Soon after Alina met John, she told him about their dream. John worked as a sales manager for many years in the auto business, but on his days off he taught himself to be a chef so, he told her, “Let’s make...

 

New, scientifically designed socks bring comfort to your sole

When Stan Esecson set up his booth at this year’s Waterfront Festival in Edmonds, passersby were intrigued by his presentation about these new scientifically designed insoles and socks that have...

 

Why is one rat too many?

Rats spread disease and cause $20 billion in damage annually. They chew on electrical wires in buildings and even underneath the hood of cars, causing fire and destruction. Rats also consume 20 percent of the world’s food supply. As you can see,...

 

Thai Waterside offers delicious chef specials

Sawaddii, y’all. Thai Waterside is open seven days a week with Sunday being dinner only. We offer authentic Thai food. Our chef special this month is roast duck with pineapple curry, Thai noodle salad with peanut sauce and Thai noodle yellow...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 18, 2018

Take a sad song, make it better, invite some friends

We should all be up to date on 1968 by now, I think. The half-century mark has inspired quite a few articles, news shows and podcasts on how our world and country have changed, what happened then and...

 

A housing conversation

What image pops into your mind when you hear “affordable housing”? Is it of a large complex of run-down apartments occupied by the poor and unemployed who rely on government subsidies for their housing? If so, I encourage you to consider a more...

 

How to plan ahead

My brother died on July 4. This will be the last column on this topic for a while. I have been writing about his journey and how it relates to financial issues for a few months, and I want to tie a few topics together as an epilogue. My brother was...

 

Why can’t I just eat my waffle?

Just over 10 years ago, then-presidential candidate and Sen. Barack Obama sat in a diner as a reporter questioned him on a litany of subjects, including Middle East peace. He answered with what must have been a rhetorical question, “Why can’t I...

 

Letters: EMS, the Gulch and Lotmore

More EMS tax nod needed Our EMS service is very high quality. Fire department personnel perform both fire service and EMS - no separate EMS employees. State law requires a portion of total fire department expenses to be allocated in some undefined...

 

Earning a Good Name

Like many religions, Judaism attempts to explain the unexplainable. What really resonates with me is how Jewish ethics and teachings can make the seemingly incomprehensible not only knowable but simply so. Most, if not all, religions attempt to...

 

Youth Academy students graduate

The 17 Mukilteo Police Youth Academy Students celebrated their graduation with a short ceremony at Mukilteo City Hall last Friday, July 13. The 17 students were from Kamiak High School and spent the...

 

New officer takes oath of office

The Mukilteo Police Department officially has a new member of the force. Danielle Ball took her oath of office at the Monday, July 16 Mukilteo City Council meeting. Ball has been a Mukilteo resident for the last 10 years. Photo by Brandon...

 

Map Your Neighborhood class

The Mukilteo Fire Department is hosting their last Map Your Neighborhood class of 2018 this Thursday. The purpose of the class is to prepare neighborhoods to care for each other when disaster strikes. This is a two-hour workshop on how to implement M...

 

Stage 1 outdoor burning ban in Snohomish County

Due to high fire danger and expected hot and dry weather conditions, the Snohomish County Fire Marshal has announced an outdoor burning ban for the unincorporated areas of Snohomish County that went into effect July 13. This restriction bans outdoor...

 

Cascadia examines work of 2 women artists

Cascadia Art Museum’s latest exhibit, “Drama and Design: Yvonne Twining Humber and Blanche Morgan Losey,” brings together the work of two prominent regional artists active in Seattle fro 1930 to 1950. Yvonne Twining Humber (1907-2004) was a...

 

Western Stories is Gallery North’s August 2018 Featured Show

For the month of August, Gallery North’s featured show is “Western Stories,” a colorful collection of original acrylic paintings by JR (Janet) Hawse. In her show, Hawse brings to life elements of the West as seen through the eyes of a...

 

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum hosting SkyFair

On Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join the Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum for its biggest air and ground show event of the year. Attendees will have the opportunity to see vintage aircraft take to the skies and tanks cruise the...

 

Through your lens | Summer Sunset

Can’t beat that view! Recent Kamiak grad Molly Goodrich snapped some photos of a ferry riding during a beautiful sunset last Thursday, July 12....

 

High school youth organize ‘Mobile Dental Day: A Community Celebration’ on Casino Road

A small group of high school students is looking to make a big impact on Casino Road. The students have organized “Mobile Dental Day: A Community Celebration” on July 21 at Walter E. Hall Park, 1226 West Casino Rd., Everett, from 12:30 to 5:30...

 

Sno-Isle names Spring Students of the Quarter

Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center is pleased to announce the following students received the Spring 2017-2018 Student of the Quarter Award. Program teachers selected these students based upon employability skills in the areas of: Honor, learning from...

 

New president invested in student success, transformative partnerships

Edmonds Community College’s new president has a vision for the college: To make Edmonds CC the school of choice for the Puget Sound region. “It’s a broad vision,” said Dr. Amit Singh, Edmonds CC’s fifth president. He thinks the college and...

 

SWAT incident occurred over $200

A man arrested for a domestic violence incident that resulted in heavy SWAT and police presence in Mukilteo last week told officers he is schizophrenic and, because of that, will go into “homicidal... Full story

 

City passes Gun Safety Resolution

While the Mukilteo City Council had plenty to discuss during its Monday, July 16, meeting, one item in particular seized most of the council’s attention. The Gun Safety Resolution, proposed by Councilmember Richard Emery, brought many Mukilteans to... Full story

 

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