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Articles from the September 11, 2013 edition

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Soccer players join forces to stop human trafficking

This summer, 17 female soccer players ages 12 to 14 traveled to Cambodia to share their soccer skills and compassion with girls who have been rescued from human-trafficking, as well as girls living...

 

Harbour Pointe Retirement donates $350 to Lighthouse Festival

Jennifer Gregerson, president of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association, receives a check for $350 from Harbour Pointe Retirement & Assisted Living Executive Director Ann Struthers on Sept...

 

Run-A-Muk 2013 Results

The Lighthouse Festival’s annual Run-A-Muk 10K run and 5K run/walk through a scenic route in Mukilteo was held Aug. 24 and was well attended by the community and out-of-towners alike. There were a...

 

Young soccer player selected to compete in Spain

Not many sixth graders can say they were selected to play in a soccer tournament in Spain. But 11-year-old Joe Condit can. Joe, a sixth grader at Harbour Pointe Middle School, recently participated...

 

Well-known barista to depart after 6 years

One of Mukilteo’s well-known and loved baristas will be serving her last cups of coffee to customers this Friday. Carly Thomson, 22, has worked at Pier Java for six years. Her last scheduled shift...

 

Giving a voice to the hearing impaired

Sanghyun Bak understands English, but he can’t hear it. He communicates by signing grammatically correct English to the few who can sign back. Sanghyun, 14, of Mukilteo, attends Northwest School for... Full story

 

A painted butterfly waits to emerge at Lighthouse Festival | Photos

Ava Cappel, 3, gets a rainbow butterfly painted on her face at the 48th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on Sept. 7. See more festival photos in the galleries below. See Gallery...

 

Kamiak beats Cascade 5-0 | Girls prep soccer

The Kamiak girls soccer team won it’s first game of the season Tuesday, Sept. 10. The Knights beat Cascade 5-0 in Wesco action. Christine Heisen scored two goals for Kamiak, while teammate Chardalise Madrigal added a goal of her own, as did Tylor...

 

Stepping beyond the net into the ocean of awareness

“To be intimate is to feel the silence, the space that everything is happing in.” – Adyashanti In my previous column entitled “Dominion of the heart,” I accidentally omitted one of the 5 As by David Richo. “Allowing” is one of the 5 As...

 

2013 Lighthouse Festival tennis results

Kamiak High School once again played host to a highly competitive Lighthouse Festival Tennis Tournament on Aug. 23-25. The fifth annual festival tournament was played on the freshly resurfaced Kamiak courts and spectators were witness to the great...

 

Enter veterans' student essay contest

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8870 in Edmonds is hosting its annual Student Essay Contest, open to students residing within the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts. Students attending private schools or being home-schooled are eligible to enter...

 

School Briefs for week of Sept. 11

Mukilteo students outperform state, increase most scores Students in the Mukilteo School District outperformed the average of students from throughout the state in 20 of the 21 state assessments given to students last spring. Mukilteo students also... Full story

 

A busy summer before a busy school year

The new school year is underway. School buses are back on the streets, students are back in the classroom, and many school district employees are back from summer vacations. But, that doesn’t mean our buildings have been empty and all of our... Full story

 

Letters for the week of Sept. 11

Chip seal is a sloppy alternative Editor, The Beacon: Thank you to Mr. Joe Iozzi for his recent letter to the Mukilteo Beacon, addressing, in part, our ongoing “chip seal” controversy [“The truth about Mukilteo,” Letters, page 4, Sept. 4]....

 

Constructive criticism and facts

This month, there are a number of items I’ll attempt to get everyone caught up on. It’s not all pretty, but it is factual (for those who tend to confuse constructive criticism and facts with negativity). Promotional video At the Aug. 20, 2012... Full story

 
 By Chef Dez    General    September 11, 2013

Flour power: The varieties and what they’re for

Not only is flour considered the most beneficial ingredient in baking, but also it is an ingredient found in almost every household kitchen. Therefore, the more one knows about this necessity, the better the judgments made in refining culinary...

 

The old something is the new something else

This observation is not new, or insightful. It’s even a little cliché, and I’m sure many of you have thought about it before. All I’ve done here is solve the mystery. Your gratitude is the...

 

Thank you for an amazing weekend

Thank you to all of Mukilteo for another successful festival weekend! In particular, the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association thanks everyone who worked for the last year to make these few terrific days happen. Our board, committee chairs and...

 

Diamond Knot hosts fundraiser for rescued dogs

Diamond Knot has launched a month-long fundraiser in September for Oregon Dachshund Rescue and specifically Kramer, a young dachshund who is need of major surgeries to help him live a normal doggy life. Call it Dogtoberfest. Diamond Knot Craft...

 

Community Events for week of Sept. 11

Sept. 11 Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver required....

 

Limited notice of beach closure

The state Department of Ecology issued a beach closure at Lighthouse Park on Aug. 30, but no signs were posted in Mukilteo until Aug. 31. That one-day delay has some councilmembers concerned about the city’s involvement with the DOE’s beach...

 

Rainfall causes floods, mudslides

Extreme rainfall on the evening of Aug. 29 overwhelmed Mukilteo’s stormwater system, causing flooding and mudslides throughout the city. It rained 1.25 inches in Mukilteo between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. The...

 

Edmonds-Woodway defeats Mariner | Girls prep soccer

The Edmonds-Woodway girls soccer team kicked off the season with a conference win over Mariner. The Warriors won 6-0. Edmonds-Woodway’s Savanah VanCitters scored two goals for the team, while Rylee Peterson, Ashleigh Fonson, Gabby Clark and Hannah...

 

Police Beat for week of Sept. 11

Sept. 4 Animal Complaint – 10600 blk Marine View Dr. Officers were dispatched to a report of two very large, aggressive dogs loose in the area. Upon arrival, officers determined that the owner had already located the dogs and picked them up. The... Full story

 

School Board Report for Sept. 9

During its meeting on Sept. 9, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement between the school district and the Mukilteo Education Association, which represents Mukilteo teachers. Approved a...

 

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