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Articles from the August 27, 2014 edition

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Mukilteo student rides for a cause

Marlise Dole has written a happy ending or two. A budding screenwriter, the Mukilteo native is willing to give her characters that happiness, while working hard for her own happy ending. For the...

 

Mukilteo students travel to Italy with local volleyball team

Two students from Mukilteo spent their summer playing volleyball with the SpaceNeedle Volleyball Foundation. Jesse Brown, who went to Mariner High School, and Jason Janczakowski, who attends Kamiak...

 

Morris dancers to return to Whidbey Island

The MossyBack Morris Men of Seattle will dance their way through southern Whidbey Island on Sept. 13. This year, they will be joined by their annual partners, the Vancouver Morris Men of Vancouver,...

 

311 students receive school wardrobes at Clothes For Kids

Clothes For Kids opened for its 31st year of serving low-income Snohomish County students on Aug. 20. In just three days, the organization provided school wardrobes to 149 boys and 162 girls. “We... Full story

 

Kamiak senior wins $7,500 in Build-A-Bear contest

A Kamiak High School senior who is president of the non-profit Hugs for Ghana was recently honored by Build-A-Bear Workshop. Michael Bervell, of Mukilteo, is one of 10 extraordinary kids from around... Full story

 

Joy spreads to Beacon office in Mukilteo

A “Joy Rock” made by three Girl Scouts from Mukilteo Troop 40952 was found by The Beacon’s Jenn Barker on Aug. 21. It had been placed on the Beacon Publishing Inc. sign in front of newspaper...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A&E    August 27, 2014

Art festival to overlook Mukilteo's waterfront

A Mariner High School grad’s painting is featured on the poster for this year’s Waterfront Art Festival. Dimitriy Grisenko, 20, of Mukilteo, won the first-ever poster contest for the sixth annual... Full story

 

Pioneer of the Year’s great-grandparents lived here

Whenever she needed time to herself in Mukilteo, Celia Cleator Nicholson loved to escape to the beach. “If I was going to be off during the day by myself, and wanted to just get away from the kids...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 27, 2014

Mukilteo non-profit wants to open marine life hospital

The first marine animal hospital in Washington state might be built in Mukilteo. The Mukilteo-based Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center is looking to build a rescue and education center along the... Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 27, 2014

Mayor hires 1st human resources manager

Mukilteo’s first-ever human resources manager keeps her door open. Julie Good likes to encourage open communication, such as suggestions, concerns and criticisms about matters of importance to emplo... Full story

 

Mukilteo soccer player to return to Spain next year | Sports brief

Mukilteo soccer player Joe Condit, who participated in the third annual Barcelona Escola Easter Tournament with Team USA in Spain earlier this year, has been invited back next year. Condit, who will be a seventh grader at Harbour Pointe Middle...

 

Work Force Development hosts 2nd charity golf tournament

Work Force Development hosted its second charity golf tournament on Aug. 15 at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett. The event, which raised money for the WFDC student trainee vocational apprenticeship program, included 83 participants, including...

 

Detectives investigate cause of fatal collision

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating the cause of a one-car collision Tuesday on Marine Drive at Hermosa Beach Drive that left one person dead and another seriously injured. According to Sheriff's spokesperson Shari... Full story

 

Start school day off right with seminary | Worship

With school on the forefront, about ready to start, the youth of Mukilteo will be returning to class to learn reading, writing and arithmetic (maybe some other subjects, as well). In this vast world of information, how do these youth prepare for... Full story

 

Tutors over 55 wanted at county schools | School brief

The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, sponsored by Catholic Community Services, seeks seniors age 55 and over for a variety of volunteer opportunities. Specifically, right now, RSVP is looking for volunteers to help in schools as tutors, mentors...

 

Mukilteo schools get new principals, assistant principals

Students at several Mukilteo School District schools will notice a change of building administrators when they return to classes on Sept. 3. Harbour Pointe Middle School, Endeavour Elementary and Olivia Park Elementary have new principals while six...

 

Mukilteo students to return to school Sept. 3

It’s almost time for Mukilteo students to get back to the books, for school buses to get back on the roads and for drivers to be aware of children walking to and from school. Classes in the Mukilteo School District will begin on Wednesday, Sept....

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 27 | Police Beat

Aug. 20 Welfare Check – Chennault Beach Dr. & Chennault Beach Rd. An officer was dispatched to a report of a “slumper” at the intersection. A passer-by could not provide a description of the vehicle. The officer responded along with aid and...

 

Some just don’t understand | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Arnie Hammerman, recent former president of the Japanese Gulch Group, set us straight last week [“A time of transition,” The Beacon, Gulch View, page 4, Aug. 20] about what he and the group have been telling us for years....

 

Gulch group is about to self destruct | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: There's a big gamble going on in Mukilteo. Whereas the Japanese Gulch Group once lead the charge for preservation, it's now doubled-down for development. This is self-destructive behavior. Last year's Beacon Guest... Full story

 

Recent events at the national level (our president being sued by the House of Representatives), the state level (partisan politics creating a stalemate over transportation and education issues); and even at our local level (our mayor hires her politi...

 

What I did on my summer vacation | Chuck’s World

I’ve run into several young entrepreneurs over the past few years, at least in a sense (i.e., I didn’t actually run into them. Or over them. Or even meet them in person). I’ve been aware of...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Aug. 27 | Around Town

Aug. 27 Aging & Disability Forum 12:30-2:30 p.m. Senior Services and the Center for Independence are hosting an Aging and Disability Community Forum. Older adults, all ages living with disabilities, family members, caregivers and service... Full story

 

Mukilteo Library closed Sept. 2 and 3

The Mukilteo Library will close on Sept. 2 and 3 for interior painting immediately following the Labor Day closure on Sept. 1. The library will re-open on Sept. 4. The library is also adding 22 parking spaces for patrons. Seal coating and striping... Full story

 

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