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Articles from the September 12, 2012 edition

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Local soccer team wins Nike Mt. Hood Challenge

Altrec FC, a U16 boys Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club team, won the Nike Mt. Hood Challenge tournament in their division last month. The tournament is touted as one of the nation's largest with more than...

 

Rotary awards $3,000 grant to help sick children in Haiti

The Rotary Club of South Everett-Mukilteo has awarded a $3,000 grant to Healing the Children Oregon and Western Washington. This grant will support the organization’s Medical Teams Abroad program in...

 

Garden calendar sales kick off

The Mukilteo Community Garden Calendar goes on sale this Saturday, Sept.15, at Ace Hardware in Mukilteo, featuring photos from local photographers. WSU trained volunteers will answer your garden...

 

Run-A-Muk 2012 Results

The Lighthouse Festival’s annual Run-A-Muk 10K run and 5K run/walk through a scenic route in Mukilteo was held Aug. 25 and was well attended by the community and out-of-towners alike. There were a...

 

Celebration of Life scheduled for Lora Wilson

Lora Wilson, a long-time MSD staff member and former principal of Picnic Point Elementary, lost her battle with cancer on June 26 while at her home in Shoreline. A graduate of the University of...

 

School district welcomes 2 new principals

The new principal at Discovery Elementary has a story about his first day of school that rivals most students’ stories. On his first day, Principal Edmund Wong was trapped on a school bus and a...

 

The piano of a lifetime

As each key is pressed on the baby grand, a little drum strikes a string to produce a melody, and with its music floods joyful memories of childhood. Rita Jo Sawyer, of Mukilteo, has taught piano to...

 

Students run jamboree in support of gulch preservation

In superhero capes, fun socks, tutus and wigs, students ran on Sept. 6 in the first ever Gulch Cup high school cross-country jamboree, a non-competitive run through Japanese Gulch. Students from...

 

Newspaper editor marks 40 years on the job

You know a person has been around awhile when she can recall her early job description included tasks like collating documents she prepared on a typewriter. Other indispensible work tools included...

 

Lighthouse volunteer awarded first key to the city

Mayor Joe Marine presented the first and only Key to the City during the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on Sept. 8 to honor Mukilteo Historical Society’s Ellen Koch. Koch, of Everett, was recognized...

 

Their painted faces look purrr-fect

Synclair Mawudeku, 4, and sister Vivian, 6, look at their painted faces in a compact mirror at the 47th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on Sept. 8. See more festival photos in the galleries...

 

Have you arrived yet?

Living in the 21st century challenges us to learn to manage the variety of information we receive in our daily life. We live at an accelerated rate completely dependent upon our electronic toys. How often have you been driving in your vehicle and...

 

The transfer of home ownership

It’s difficult to remember a time when home sellers handed the keys to the new homeowner themselves. “Have a glass of lemonade! We’ll show you how the sprinkler system works and introduce you to our good friends, your new neighbors!” There...

 

Local student named to Dean’s List at University of Rochester

Galen Johannes Dole has been named to the University of Rochester Dean’s List for academic achievement for the spring 2012 semester. He is a junior majoring in music. Dole, a resident of Mukilteo, is the son of Ms. Karen Smaalders, and a graduate...

 

Police Beat for week of Sept. 12

Sept. 5 Animal Problem – 9400 blk 53rd Ave. W. An officer responded to the above location regarding a large black dog in the street, lunging and barking. The dog was not located. Assist Agency – 12800 blk Beverly Park Rd. Officer met with SCSO...

 

There’s a hole in my glass

This month I’ve found there are more topics to comment on than available space. The plastic bag ban proposed by the city’s Sustainability Committee and approved by the council will be implemented in Mukilteo. I do find the comments by Todd...

 

Record numbers visit festival

Thank you to all of Mukilteo for another successful festival weekend! The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association thanks all the volunteers who worked for the last year to make this three-day Celebration by the Bay happen. Our board, committee...

 

Letters for week of Sept. 12

Mukilteo deserves an F grade Editor, The Beacon: According to the article, "Mukilteo beach gets an F grade" [The Beacon, front page, Sept. 5] of 59 beaches monitored, 96 percent had a grade A or B. Three Washington beaches received a failing grade.... Full story

 

Over 50? Attend a free presentation

Learn the secrets to independent living. Live a more active, enjoyable life. Get facts and information on how to gain and keep a better physical condition. The Falls Prevention Coalition of Snohomish County invites everyone to a free presentation at...

 

That certain September

The recent court case involving a patent dispute between Samsung and Apple has given us some insight into the creation of the iPhone, as writer Farhad Manjoo recently pointed out in an article at...

 

Shell-Out for Ivar’s food drive

More than 367,000 families in Washington state face the threat of hunger every day. To help combat the problem, Ivar’s will hold its “Shell-Out for Hunger” food drive to benefit local non-profit Northwest Harvest and help feed area families in... Full story

 

What to do if you see debris from the Japan tsunami

Coastal beaches are experiencing an increase in marine debris, likely resulting from the 2011 tsunami that devastated Japan and claimed nearly 16,000 lives. Tsunami debris may show up on Mukilteo’s shores intermittently during the next several...

 

FAA to release flight analysis Friday

The Federal Aviation Administration will release this Friday its final environmental study on whether to allow commercial airplanes to fly at Paine Field. After more than two years, and several delays, the FAA is scheduled on Sept. 14 to release the... Full story

 

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