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South African family checks in from Alaska

A South African family who is traveling the world in a Land Rover has made it to Alaska. The Bell family – Graeme, Luisa, Keelan, 16, and Jessica, 10, – has been on an expedition from Africa to the... Full story


See ‘The Art of Flight’ at EvCC’s Russell Day Gallery

See photos and videos created by two BASE jumpers and learn about the science of diving headfirst off a cliff and soaring through the air at “The Art of Flight” on display Sept. 21-Oct. 23 at...


Cocoon House to host 10th annual ‘Evening In SILK’ | A&E brief

Ten years ago Cocoon House created an event to bring the community together in support of an important issue in Snohomish County – youth homelessness. That event is “An Evening In SILK Dinner...


Housing Hope welcomes new board member

Housing Hope, a group of volunteers dedicated to helping solve family homelessness and poverty in Snohomish County, has welcomed its newest board member. Aaron Adelstein has been elected to the...


Group donates $11,000 to Japanese Gulch projects | City brief

The Japanese Gulch Group on Sept. 8 donates checks totaling $11,000 to the city of Mukilteo to refurbish a parking lot and restore native habitat in the 140-acre Japanese Gulch Park. Pictured are:... Full story


Kamiak grad stars in ‘Thornbrook’ web series

In the mysterious town of Thornbrook, something dreadful is happening. “Thornbrook” is a new penny dreadful web series by Monoculus Films, starring a Kamiak High School grad, that is a genre mash... Full story


Father, son bicycle 3,000 miles to other Washington

The second generation of a local family has finished a cross-country road trip from one Washington to the other on bicycles. A father and son from Mukilteo bicycled 3,000 miles this summer across the...


Small children get ahold of big Oscar at Lighthouse Festival | Photos

Thirteen children line up to hold a Burmese python named Oscar during The Reptile Man’s show at the 50th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on Sept. 12. At an average length of 12 feet long, the...


Mariner falls to Cascade in four games | Prep volleyball

The Mariner volleyball team opened the fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 15 with a four game loss to Cascade. The Bruins won 3-1 (25-17, 21-25, 28-26, 25-14). Mariner's Jenny Caywood had nine kills and four aces, while Errin Hendrickson had seven... Full story


Jackson shuts out Kamiak | Prep volleyball

The Jackson volleyball team opened the season on Tuesday, Sept. 15 with a three game win over rival Kamiak. The Timberwolves won 3-0 (25-16, 25-18 and 25-20). Alex Crittenden had 11 kills for Jackson, while Emma Tran posted eight kills and Grace... Full story


Kamiak blanks Snohomish | Girls prep soccer

The Kamiak girls soccer team opened the Wesco league season on Tuesday, Sept. 15 with a shutout victory over Snohomish. The Knights won 4-0. Kailin Wiley scored the first goal of the game, before teammates Emele Chaddock, Sidney Schmidt and Jenny...


Mariner shut out by Lake Stevens | Girls prep soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team traveled to Lake Stevens on Tuesday, Sept. 15 for a league game against the Vikings. The Marauders lost 5-0. Lake Steven's Fernanda Pena scored four goals, with Maddie Huesers adding the fifth. Mariner, now 0-2 this...


Kamiak beats Marysville schools | Girls prep swimming

The Kamiak girls swimming team opened the season on Tuesday, Sept. 15 with two league wins over the Marysville schools. The Knights beat Marysville-Getchell 150-34 and Marysville-Pilchuck 127-53. In the 200 medley relay, Kamiak's team of Nicole H...


Mariner beats Monroe | Girls prep swimming

The Mariner girls swimming team opened the fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 15 with a league meet against Monroe. The Marauders won 95-68 at Mariner High School. Mariner's 200 medley relay team of Carter, Vo, Lucien and Ferreira (first names not pro...


Schedule of community events for week of Sept. 16 | Around Town

Sept. 16 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business....


America’s guardians of peace | Worship

America has a rich history, and it was exactly five years ago in a speech President Barak Obama praised Muslims’ contributions to American history and culture by saying: “Islam has always been part of America.” Many folks may not know hundreds... Full story


Grab a bite at 39th annual Everett sausage festival

The 39th annual Everett Sausage Fest will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Admission is free. The “Man Bites Dog” event will run from noon to midnight Friday, Oct. 2, and Saturday, Oct. 3, and from noon to 7 p.m. on... Full story


Pacifica Chamber Orchestra to perform opening concert | A&E brief

The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra will perform the opening concert for its sixth season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 27. The program includes “Concerto in F Major for Three Violins” by Telemann, “La Cheminée du roi René for Woodwind Quintet” by... Full story


Philharmonic Orchestra to perform season opener | A&E brief

The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its opening concert for the 2015-16 season Saturday, Oct. 3. The 7 p.m. concert will feature Dmitri Shostakovich’s “Festival Overture,” Alexander Arutunian’s “Trumpet Concerto,” with a solo... Full story


Academy Sports volleyball fall camp series starts Sept. 19

Academy Sports in Lynnwood will be hosting a fall volleyball camp series starting on Saturday, Sept. 19, and Sunday, Sept. 20. The camp is open to boys and girls in grades 6-8 and will be held at the Academy Sports Center, located at 2810 Lincoln...


Kamiak youth girls basketball holding tryouts

The Kamiak girls basketball feeder program will be hosting tryouts for the upcoming winter season. Eighth grade players will try out from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 22 at Kamiak High School, and from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at Harbour Pointe Middle... Full story


Mukilteo Knights youth boys basketball holding tryouts

The Mukilteo Knights youth boys basketball program will be hosting tryouts for the upcoming season. Players in grades second through eighth grade can participate on local teams. The eighth grade tryouts will be held from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21 and...


Mariner Little Marauder cheer clinic Sept. 26

The Mariner High School cheerleading squad will be hosting a cheer clinic on Saturday, Sept. 26. The clinic, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon in the high school's auxiliary gym, is open to all kids in kindergarten through eighth grade....


Next State Parks free day is Sept. 26 | A&E brief

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the community to know that Saturday, Sept. 26, is a state parks “free day.” Day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The free day is in recognition of the...


‘Hard Cider for Good Times’ with Dr. Carol Miles | A&E brief

Cider, it’s not just sweet anymore! Join the Snohomish County Fruit Society on Thursday, Oct. 8, for “Hard Cider for Good Times” with Dr. Carol Miles of the Washington State University Extension. Miles will introduce the qualities that make... Full story


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