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 By Rebecca Carr    News    September 1, 2010

20 years of memories for City lifer

Photo by Rebecca Carr Mukilteo Mayor Joe Marine presents executive assistant Shirley Engdahl with a clock to commemorate her 20 years with the City of Mukilteo. Marine joked that the clock includes a...

 

Graffiti a sign of gangs?

Photo by Pat Ratliff An abandoned home on the Mukilteo Speedway proved too inviting to an unknown "tagger." Some onlookers argue it's the work of gangs. Others dismiss it as mere vandalism... Full story

 

9 bands to play at festival’s beer garden

Photo courtesy of Shyon Babazadeh Farshid Babazadeh and his son Shyon Babazadeh, of the father-son band The Soundview Ensemble are joining several Mukilteo bands in the annual Microbrew and Wine...

 

Back-To-School Blitz helps kids

Photo courtesy of Darrow Llewissr Kailyn Rodi, 5, was the first one on Aug. 21 to receive a free hair cut at the fourth annual Back-To-School Blitz at Family Life Center Mukilteo Foursquare Church.... Full story

 

Fabulous, fit for Run-A-Muk

Photo by Terry Preshaw Almost 400 runners signed up for this year’s Run-A-Muk, the kick-off event for the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival season. Runners from Mukilteo and some from as far away as...

 

H.P. Orthodontics hosts carnival

Photo by Sara Bruestle The weather was beautiful for Harbour Pointe Orthodontics’ Open House and first annual carnival-themed Patient Appreciation Day on Aug. 28. About 250 from the community...

 

Kamiak showband preps for parade

Photo courtesy of Liz Ferry The Kamiak showband gave a sneak peak of their performance "Everything is Illuminated" at Goddard Stadium on Saturday, Aug. 28. The showband has put in 13-hour... Full story

 

Kiwanis grows support for garden

Photo courtesy of the Mukilteo Community Garden Mukilteo Community Garden co-chairs Lois Brown and Lynette Gardiner receive a $1,000 check from Deby Kohlwes of the Grounds Professionals and Tony...

 

Pirates play with fire at park

Photo by Sara Bruestle Chelsea “Tierany” Lydeen and Miche Stonecastle, of the group Ignition, dance with fire as part of the pre-show entertainment at Wednesday’s Cinema at the... Full story

 

Scout earns Eagle, Palm awards

Photo courtesy of Roger Droz David Droz, a senior at Kamiak High School, and about 30 volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 189, built a gazebo for the community garden at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church...

 

Teen serves as page in Capitol

Photo courtesy of Jordan Pennington Jordan Pennington, 17, of Mukilteo worked as a page during the last congressional session for the U.S. House of Representatives under Rep. Adam Smith. In the... Full story

 

Cutting it close

A few years ago in The New Yorker, Malcolm Gladwell wrote about Howard Moskowitz, a fascinating man with a doctorate from Harvard in psychophysics. Psychophysics, which I have conveniently looked up,... Full story

 

Sleep peacefully, naturally

Your stress level is rising. You need a good night’s sleep more than ever. Instead of replaying your worst scenario while you toss and turn, train your body and mind to stay calm with one of these insomnia solutions: A friend of mine likes to...

 

Communication is the beginning of understanding

‘Communication is the beginning of understanding’ (Bell Telephone magazine ad in 1961) So my friend says: “How long have you been a Bahá’i?” Me: “Since 1974.” Friend: “What do you...

 

Sing a song of Boeing – what’s going on here?

Original delivery of the first Dreamliner was scheduled for May 2008; first delivery now will be sometime in 2011, three years late. The “official” reason for the latest delay is a test failure of a Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine on a...

 

Thanks to Troop 189

I would like to thank and commend Troop 189’s representatives who gave cheerful service to the Mukilteo Historical Society and the Descendants of the Pioneers this past weekend. They assisted in set up and teardown for the “Return to...

 

Advocates needed for vulnerable adults

Snohomish County is in critical need of volunteer ombudsmen for their communities. Many neighbors are in need of help. They live in adult family homes, nursing homes and assisted living facilities. As a certified volunteer long term care ombudsman,... Full story

 

Bus it to the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

The 45th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival is Sept. 10-12. The festival is known for its beautiful setting – and traffic issues. To reduce congestion, the city of Mukilteo will close the boat launch and public parking in Lighthouse Park... Full story

 

Cascade Bank collects school supplies to benefit YWCA

Cascade Bank, the principal operating subsidiary of Cascade Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: CASB), announced today that employees have collected more than 20 boxes of school supplies plus hundreds of dollars in donations to benefit YWCA of King and...

 

?Myron Daniel Krebsbach: 1957-2010

Myron Daniel Krebsbach Myron Daniel Krebsbach was a beloved husband, father of four, uncle, brother, and friend that will be deeply missed. He was known for having a big heart and a never-ending...

 

County offers new round of lodging-tax tourism grants

Snohomish County is accepting applications from public and nonprofit agencies for projects that promote tourism and overnight stays in the county. What do world-class figure skaters, vintage airplanes and internationally acclaimed composers share in...

 

Experienced human beings wanted!

Are you over 55 years of age? Do you want to make a difference in your community? Do you have knowledge or skills you want to share? Did you know volunteering can keep you young? The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), sponsored by Catholic...

 

Friends of Library to be at festival

Mukilteo Friends of the Library will have a booth at the Lighthouse Festival on Saturday, Sept.11 and Sunday, Sept. 12 with books and book bags available for sale. The booth will also hold a raffle drawing at 5 p.m. for two book baskets that Sunday....

 

KSER community meeting to map future

The KSER Foundation invites the community to learn about and share feedback on long-range plans for 90.7 KSER, the Everett-based public radio station serving Snohomish and Island counties. The community meeting is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. –... Full story

 

KSER Foundation announces new board

The KSER Foundation elected five members to serve three-year terms on the board of directors at the nonprofit’s annual meeting on Aug. 17. Newly elected members to the governing board include: • Gary Evans, middle school teacher for the...

 

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