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Articles from the August 8, 2012 edition

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 By Neil Parekh    News

Local food banks, shelters benefit from United Way drive

The United Way of Snohomish County/Community Transit Stuff a Bus food and toiletries drive July 28, at the Albertsons James Village in Lynnwood was a success even before it... — Updated 8/8/2012

 By Neil Parekh    News

United Way to recognize county’s top volunteers

Based on nominations submitted by the public back in June, United Way of Snohomish County will be recognizing five of the county’s top volunteers at its annual Spirit of... — Updated 8/8/2012


Warriors teams battle on the ballfield

Several of the Warriors teams participated in the 2012 USSSA Battle of the Bats Tournament on July 28-29, held for their age divisions (10U, 11U, 15U) in Puyallup's Heritage Recreat... — Updated 8/8/2012

 By Bob Ludeman    Sports

Kamiak football competes in passing tournaments

The Kamiak Fightin’ Knights football team has been working hard in preparation for the upcoming season. Coach Dan Mack and his staff annually participate in 7-on-7 passing... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story


Aaron Scott Vierra: 1991 – 2012

Aaron Scott Vierra, 21, of Denver Colorado passed away on June 30, 2012. He was born in Riverside, CA on April 4, 1991 to Randall Scott Vierra and Susan Rasmussen. Aaron attended... — Updated 8/8/2012


A whole lotta ‘Nunsense’

The Historic Everett Theater is starting their play productions early. Their first one is “Nunsense.” Yes, that’s the title. “NUNSENSE.” It doesn’t have much plot to... — Updated 8/8/2012

 By LaVendrick Smith    News

Tennis tournament for players of all skill levels

Tennis fever is spreading through Mukilteo. The annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Tennis Tournament is set for Aug. 24-26. The three-day event starts at 4 p.m. on Aug. 24 at Kamia... — Updated 8/8/2012

 By LaVendrick Smith    News

Storytellers to give all-encompassing vision of Mukilteo’s past

No tale is off limits for the Mukilteo Storytellers, who promise to share all of Mukilteo’s secrets – the good, the bad, and even the ugly – at the 47th annual Mukilteo... — Updated 8/8/2012

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Couple are Mukilteo’s Citizens of the Year

Steve and Darlene Conklé, of Mukilteo, have been named Mukilteo’s Citizens of the Year. The Kiwanis-sponsored award is given to a Mukilteo citizen to recognize the outstanding... — Updated 8/8/2012


Catching some air…

Zac Jolles, 8, clears the edge of the bowl at “The Muk” Skate Park during the 2012 SUBWAY Washington Games skateboarding competition. Mukilteo Family YMCA hosted the “jam... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story


NW Knights baseball of Mukilteo win 1st place

The NW Knights 12U team from Mukilteo won the championship of Super Series West in Tacoma on July 29, going 5-0 in the tournament. The Knights play in baseball tournaments... — Updated 8/8/2012


Police Beat for week of Aug. 8

Aug. 1 Harassment – 800 blk 2nd St. A caller reported ongoing, nuisance calls from a known subject. The subject claimed that the caller owed him money for damage to his windshield. The officer called the subject and told him to... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story


Bestseller by Jonah Lehrer pulled from library shelves

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has stopped publication of "Imagine: How Creativity Works" because the author, Jonah Lehrer, apparently intentionally misquoted Bob Dylan. Lehrer has also resigned from the New Yorker. According to the... — Updated 8/8/2012


Summer numbers flying high at Future of Flight

The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour numbers have hit an all-time high. In July, more than 39,000 people have visited the center. Last week alone there were 9,057 visitors, which is up 14 percent over the same... — Updated 8/8/2012


Local students graduate from SPU

The following students from Mukilteo recently graduated from Seattle Pacific University. Dena Christine Ann Calabrese graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology. Kelly Jacob Haugen graduated with a Bachelor of... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story


Local students named to Dean’s List at University of Washington

Students from Mukilteo have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Washington for Spring Quarter. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story


City calls for 2nd round of lodging tax grant applications

The city is once again seeking applications for a lodging tax grant due to an excess of funds in the Hotel/Motel Fund. This is a second round for grant applications. Project proposals should support and encourage tourism and cultur... — Updated 8/8/2012


Edmonds hosts inaugural half marathon

The city of Edmonds will host Western Washington’s first USRA Half Marathon Series on Sunday, Sept. 16. This first-year event will showcase one of the most scenic half marathon courses in the country, and will conclude with a fin... — Updated 8/8/2012


Buyers understandably wary of bidding wars

Currently there are few homes for sale and a disproportionate number of qualified buyers. We know there’s a huge “shadow inventory” of bank-owned real estate, but regardless of the reasons, qualified buyers are frustrated. Wh... — Updated 8/8/2012

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

My own private Idaho

The Age of Enlightenment belongs to us, as American as apple pie, meaning that we borrowed the good parts from Europe. The philosophy of reason over superstition, starting with... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story


Balance is in order

There comes a time when one has to consider if the expense in time and money applied toward shaping the Rosehill Community Center into more of a community asset than a place for private parties (i.e. weddings) is worth it. Despite... — Updated 8/8/2012


Letters for the week of Aug. 8

No parking at farmers market Dear Editor, The Farmers Market needs some help from Mukilteo. Last week, I made two attempts to visit the site. After waiting in a two-mile plus line due to the light at 5th Street, I gave up on the fi... — Updated 8/8/2012


Ambassador of good will Gayle Teachout dies at 80

The concept of a “sergeant-at-arms” generally brings to mind a gruff, surly sort. Gayle Teachout, who served 14+ years in that role for the Mukilteo Business Association and its successor, the Chamber of Commerce, was just the... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Dryer fire temporarily displaces family of 4

A dryer in a Mukilteo apartment caught fire early Monday morning as a resident was doing a load of laundry. The fire started in the dryer at about 1:20 a.m. on Aug. 6 in an apartment at the Alara Harbour Pointe Apartments complex... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

City seeks OK for gulch levy

The city of Mukilteo will ask voters on the Nov. 6 ballot to OK taxes to help acquire the Japanese Gulch for parkland. Proposition 1 is a five-year acquisition levy to raise up to $3.2 million to purchase the last 97 acres of... — Updated 8/8/2012 Full story


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