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Articles from the September 18, 2013 edition

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Hear Tchaikovsky and more at Pacifica’s opening concert

The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra opens its concert season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 29, at First Presbyterian Church with chamber music by Martinu, Reinecke, Francaix and... — Updated 9/18/2013


Meet this school year’s Kamiak Duclineas

Pictured are the members of the 2013/2014 Kamiak High School Dulcineas Dance Team: (back) Audrey Anderson, Emily Olason, Ashley Twenter, Frankie Perry, Sabrina Kim, Amee Byin,... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Edmonds-Woodway beats Kamiak in Wesco showdown | Girls prep soccer

The Edmonds-Woodway girls soccer team beat Kamiak on Tuesday, Sept. 17 in a league showdown. The final score was 1-0 for the Warriors. The teams battled through a scoreless first... — Updated 9/18/2013


Letters for the week of Sept. 18

Everything is relative Editor, The Beacon: This letter is in response to Mr. Iozzi's letter [“The truth about Mukilteo,” The Beacon, Letters, Page 4, Sept. 4]. Thank you... — Updated 9/18/2013


Beacon strengthens its hand, expands staff

As the dust begins to settle in the newspaper industry, and it remains obvious that people more than ever want to know what is going on in their own community, the Beacon is... — Updated 9/18/2013


Photo board found

A family heirloom photo board, filled with 51 modern and vintage photos celebrating the life of an unnamed woman, was found in a ditch off of 5th Street in Mukilteo and brought to... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Zoe Jovanovich    News

Community garden marks 5 years

The Mukilteo Community Garden is celebrating five years of growth this year. The non-profit garden annually donates 1,000 pounds or more of produce to the Mukilteo Food Bank,... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Zoe Jovanovich    News

Salmon bake luau now in its 44th year

A whopping 300 pounds of salmon will be grilled at this year’s Luau & Silent Auction. The Taylor family is sponsoring the 44th annual Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club benefit... — Updated 9/18/2013 Full story

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Kamiak dominates Issaquah | Prep volleyball

The Kamiak volleyball team beat Issaquah in three straight games on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The final scores were 25-16, 25-21 and 25-21. Kat Anderson had eight kills for the Knights during the games, while Ryan Larsen added four... — Updated 9/18/2013 Full story

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Jackson dominates Mariner | Girls prep soccer

The Jackson girls soccer team beat Mariner on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The final score was 11-0 for the Timberwolves. Jackson goals were scored by Kristina Serres, Nikki Hovland, Mackenzie Hanson, Rachel Thorne, Olivia Miller, Callie... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Kamiak beats Shorecrest in non-conference match | Girls prep swimming

The Kamiak girls swim team hosted Shorecrest in it’s first meet of the season on Tuesday, Sept. 17. The final score was 116-67 for the Knights. In the 200 freestyle relay, Kamiak won with the team of Laura Johnson, Angeline... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Kamiak beats Lynnwood 6-1 | Boys prep tennis

The Kamiak boys tennis team earned a league win over Lynnwood on Tuesday, Sept. 17, beating the Royals 6-1. In the singles matches, Jimmy Hua beat Ryan Tsuji 6-2, 6-1 and Garrett Peterson beat Brandon Tel 6-2, 6-1. Joseph Lee... — Updated 9/18/2013 Full story


Dealing with discouragement with God's help

Have you ever experienced extreme hardship that left you feeling so discouraged and so defeated that it squeezes the joy right out of you? Many of us have, and it’s no fun, to say the least! Many times we may even find ourselves... — Updated 9/18/2013


15th Whidbey Island Writers Conference Oct. 25-27

This Oct. 25-27 marks the 15th anniversary of the renowned Whidbey Island Writers Conference. As in previous years, the conference's trademark chat houses and intimate conversations between writers and attendees will kick off t... — Updated 9/18/2013 Full story


‘Ben Franklin Live’ at Historic Everett Theatre

"Ben Franklin Live," an interactive one-man show, brings history to life at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, at the Historic Everett Theatre. G. Robin Smith plays Ben Franklin, who gives a lively account of what is happening in... — Updated 9/18/2013


Gala to benefit dance program for special needs kids

The Dorothy Jayne Studio in Everett is hosting a Fundraising Gala Sept. 21 to benefit its dance program for special needs kids. “The dreams of children with special needs, and the need for not only family, but community, to help... — Updated 9/18/2013


Represent Mukilteo in student exchange programs

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in the Mukilteo community. ASSE provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

And the wisdom to know the difference

I hide on Sunday nights these days. In a very specific 21st-century sense, I drop off the face of the planet, although so far no one has really noticed. I remain corporeal. My... — Updated 9/18/2013


Community Events for week of Sept. 18

Sept. 18 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.... — Updated 9/18/2013


City Briefs for week of Sept. 18

City drafts law to regulate marijuana stores Mukilteo has proposed a law in anticipation that the state will soon license businesses to grow, process and sell recreational marijuana. Washington voters made it clear they want... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Council: Change how city hires directors

With “due diligence” in mind, several councilmembers have asked to be more involved with the hiring process for city department heads. The City Council was divided over the hiring of the city’s Public Works director this... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

County awards $2.5 million to save gulch

Mukilteo is $2.5 million closer to realizing its vision of preserving more of Japanese Gulch as parkland. Snohomish County Council on Sept. 10 awarded a Conservation Futures grant to Mukilteo to purchase the last 97 acres of... — Updated 9/18/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Tank Farm transfer as good as done

After nearly 70 years, Mukilteo will again have access to its waterfront, as soon as next year. The Port of Everett Commission on Sept. 10 accepted the transfer of the Mukilteo Tank Farm from the U.S. Air Force. Port officials... — Updated 9/18/2013


Police Beat for week of Sept. 18

Sept. 11 Animal Complaint – 7600 blk SR-525 An officer picked up a deceased cat and transported it to PAWS for cremation. Suspicious – 600 blk Front St. Officers spoke to a suspicious male in Lighthouse Park, who was sleeping in... — Updated 9/18/2013


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