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5th annual Vintage Aircraft fest this weekend

The Historic Flight Foundation is hosting the fifth annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend Aug. 31-Sept. 1 with partners Paine Field and Snohomish County Tourism, for a weekend of flying, fun, food, history...

 

Police honor Chief for a Day

The Mukilteo Police Department sponsored Aylin Bustos as its Chief for a Day on Aug. 16. The Chief for a Day program helps to enrich the lives of children who have been diagnosed with chronic or... Full story

 

Future of Flight Foundation welcomes new board member

Paul Pitre has joined the Future of Flight Foundation Board of Directors as their newest board member. The announcement was made Aug. 23. With his background in education, Pitre is a great addition... Full story

 

Hear Christopher Summitt speak at luncheon

The next Mill Creek Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, at the Hilton Garden Inn, 8401 Paine Field Blvd., Mukilteo. The luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m....

 

Help Relay for Life find a cure

After 16 years of marriage, Adam and Julie Bogart, of Mukilteo, renewed their vows at the Relay for Life in Lake Stevens on May 19. Theirs was more than a celebration of love and marriage – it was a...

 

A message for the migratory birds: Have a safe journey

I set up a bird-feeding station in my backyard years ago, mostly for the enjoyment of my cat and mine. It’s exciting to see what comes and goes each year, and like a good birdwatcher, I keep a list...

 

Run-A-Muk goes plastic free

This year’s Run-A-Muk was the first to go without plastic water bottles. Water Wellness Mukilteo provided runners and walkers with free ionized water in paper cups at three stations at the annual...

 

Scouts take over festival pancake breakfast

After years of helping the Mukilteo Lions Club serve pancakes, starting this year the Boy Scouts are taking over the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Pancake Breakfast. Boy Scout Troop 189 is hosting the...

 

Teens to rock Rosehill in Battle of the Bands

Young bands are about to take their talents from the garage to the stage in this year’s Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival teen Battle of the Bands competition. The sixth annual Battle of the Bands...

 

60 volunteers weed Lighthouse Park

Volunteers Jen Matasich, Mary Messner and Julia Manning of Bensussen Deutsch and Associates, Inc. (BDA) help weed near the picnic shelters at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on Aug. 16. About 60 volunteers...

 

An officer and his dog: An inside look at a K-9 team

Cpl. Josh McClure will never forget the night he went on a ride-along with a police officer and his K-9. Not yet an officer himself, he was then just 17 years old. The officer pulled into a dark park...

 

Lions to host 1st hot dog eating contest

How many hot dogs can you eat in three minutes? That’s all the time contestants will have in the first ever Hot Dog Eating Contest, sponsored by the Mukilteo Lions Club, to be held at 1:30 p.m. Sund... Full story

 

27th annual Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference set for October

Join other scribes for the Write on the Sound Writers’ Conference, presented by the Edmonds Arts Commission on Oct. 5-7, 2012. The conference is held in the historic Frances Anderson Center in Edmonds, an ideal setting for unraveling the mysteries... Full story

 

Join the Race 4 More in South Everett

Hundreds of runners and walkers are getting ready to take to the streets of South Everett in the inaugural Race 4 More. On Saturday, Sept. 22, participants will either run or walk 1 mile or 3.3 miles as part of this fundraiser aimed at fighting...

 

Luncheon finds ‘hope within’ for Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County will be hosting its seventh annual Hope Within Luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 19, at the Comcast Arena in Everett. DVS is proud to announce that Karen Bryant, CEO of the Seattle Storm, will be keynote...

 

Greet the end of summer with music, ice cream

Summer Aire is performing an end of summer concert at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Everett’s First Presbyterian Church. An ice cream social will follow the concert. The group of musicians includes singers from the Everett Chorale, First Baptist...

 

Mukilteo students named to Dean’s List at Boston University

Two Mukilteo residents have recently been named to the Dean's List at Boston University for the spring semester. Students recognized for this honor include: Lester B. Black and Ifran Govani of Mukilteo. Boston University is the fourth largest...

 

EvCC Small Business Accelerator Program starts Sept. 19

Owners of established small businesses can learn how to grow their companies through the Small Business Accelerator program starting Sept. 19 at Everett Community College’s Corporate & Continuing Education Center. Space is limited to the first...

 

Be a foster parent to a kitten

PAWS Companion Animal Shelter in Lynnwood has their hands full right now finding temporary homes for more than 100 kittens. These kittens are coming from all over the state, primarily from shelters that have run out of space and options. “We have... Full story

 

Nominate a caregiver for a chance to win a 5-day cruise

Family caregivers understand all too well the stress of caring for an aging loved one – and how great it can be to have a break. That’s why residents of Washington are invited to nominate deserving family caregivers – or themselves – for the...

 

Local athletes compete in Ironman

Seven local athletes recently competed in the 2012 Ironman triathalon. Jennifer Harrington, Jennifer and Patrick Smith, Jim Toye, Cari Sponaugle, Ron Montague and Jeffrey Martin of Mukilteo joined more than 2,600 athletes to compete in the 2012...

 

Meanwhile, unskilled practitioners are regarded with favor

A dear friend was kind enough to read my previous article. He then dialed me up a voice-mail: “I read your Bahá’í piece. Interesting. But I have a question about one of the quotations from Bahá’u’lláh. Could you please say a little more... Full story

 
 By Chef Dez    General    August 29, 2012

An introduction to shellfish – Part 2 of 3

As part two of a series of three columns on shellfish, this one will continue to focus on crustaceans. If you missed my previous column on crab and lobster, please email me at dez@chefdez.com and I will be more than happy to send it to you....

 

Short trip, long explanation

We’re approaching the end of the dog days of summer, although maybe I should check with a dog. Dates change and opinions vary as to when exactly this supposedly miserable time of the year begins... Full story

 

Police Beat for week of Aug. 29

Aug. 22 Animal Problem – 84th St. S.W. & SR-525 An officer responded to the above location regarding a report of a black and white dog with a blue collar loose in traffic. The dog was taken into custody and impounded to PAWS. Property – 10900...

 

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