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Articles from the September 19, 2012 edition

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Meet The Beacon staff

Beacon Publishing Inc. celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Pictured are: (back row) Doug Warren, Paul Archipley, Grover Chaney, Doug Kimball, Chuck Smith, Gina Mosier, Sandi... — Updated 9/19/2012


Beacon announces contest winners

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New Sea Mar medical clinic opens in Silver Lake

Sea Mar Community Health Centers recently opened its third medical clinic in Snohomish County, and its first such clinic in south Everett. Other Sea Mar medical clinics in... — Updated 9/19/2012 Full story


City Briefs for week of Sept. 19

Mukilteo comments on Tank Farm study The U.S. Air Force issued a draft Environmental Assessment in August that studies the potential impacts of transferring the Mukilteo Tank Farm... — Updated 9/19/2012 Full story

 By LaVendrick Smith    News

Friends and family keep Brandon's goal alive

More than 1,100 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the month of September. That's just in the United States. For Kris Forth, of Mukilteo, September is about change ... — Updated 9/19/2012 Full story


120 volunteers raise dog park fence

About 120 volunteers helped raise a fence on Sept. 15 for a 0.75-acre dog park on city owned land in the Japanese Gulch between 5th and 9th Streets. The park is scheduled to open... — Updated 9/19/2012 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

FAA: Commercial airlines would have little impact

Two and a half years later, the final environmental study of passenger air service at Paine Field reports the same findings as it did before: That adding commercial flights to the airport would not significantly increase noise,... — Updated 9/19/2012


There’s nothing like a face-to-face connection

With the advent of technology such as email, text messaging, Skype, Facebook, etc., it’s easier now to connect with people more than ever. Modern technology allows us to cross all kinds of physical boundaries to connect with frie... — Updated 9/19/2012


Pacifica Chamber Orchestra to perform first concert of season

The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra is opening its music season with a concert on Sunday, Sept. 23 at First Presbyterian Church in Everett, 2639 Rockefeller Ave. The concert begins at 3 p.m. Fred Chu directs from the chair in a program... — Updated 9/19/2012

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Paying for nursing home care with Medicaid

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? -Looking Ahead Dear Looking, The rules and requirements for Medicaid... — Updated 9/19/2012 Full story

 By Fred M. Apgar    Schools

War veterans announce student essay contest

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post # 8870, Edmonds, is pleased to announce the details regarding its annual Student Essay Contest, which is open for students residing within the Mukilteo and Edmonds school districts. Students attending... — Updated 9/19/2012


Apply now to become a master gardener

The WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener program is now accepting applications for the 2013 training class. Join more than 350 other volunteer educators and mentors in providing scientifically tested information about... — Updated 9/19/2012


Immerse yourself in Puget Sound for a day

Does the natural world fascinate you? Then attend “Sound Living - A One Day Communiversity!” WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers and sponsors bring you “Sound Living – A One Day Communiversity” on Oct. 20 at... — Updated 9/19/2012


Regional council recommends funding for Mukilteo transportation projects

The Puget Sound Regional Council is recommending $2.1 million in funding for projects serving Mukilteo, part of more than $440 million in federal funds proposed by PSRC to improve transportation around the region. Projects in the... — Updated 9/19/2012


Paint the town purple for homecoming

Kamiak Knights football supporters want to stir up community spirit and invite area businesses and homeowners to “Paint the Town Purple” for homecoming week Sept.22-28. The Gridiron Club, made up of parent and community... — Updated 9/19/2012


Community launches Solarize Mukilteo

Mukilteo is going solar! Solarize Mukilteo is a community-led initiative to bring solar energy to homes and businesses in zip code 98275 and surrounding areas. A collaborative effort of Northwest Sustainable Energy for Economic... — Updated 9/19/2012

 By Jeff Gilbert?    Sports

Festival tennis tournament is ‘growing up’

Kamiak High School’s tennis courts played host on Aug. 24-26 to a mix of highly competitive, high quality tennis and local recreation players eager to test their respective skills against a fresh opponent. At the fourth annual... — Updated 9/19/2012


Police Beat for week of Sept. 19

Sept. 12 Negligent Driving – 2600 blk SR-525 Dispatch received numerous calls about a vehicle driving “all over the road” northbound on SR-525 from Beverly Park Road. Officers located the vehicle at 84th Street S.W. and... — Updated 9/19/2012


Letters for the week of Sept. 19

Commercial flights welcome in today’s world Editor, The Beacon: In answer to Jennifer Gregerson about a few commercial flights from Paine Field [“Join the fight against commercial flights,” The Beacon, Guest View, page 4,... — Updated 9/19/2012

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The awkward years, right on time

If there’s a consumer anthropologist out there, lurking in the aisles of the grocery stores I frequent, studying how people shop, I’m probably an outlier, someone to exclude or... — Updated 9/19/2012 Full story

 By Greg Hauth    Opinion

FAA's decision works against us

On Sept. 14, the FAA issued a final Environmental Assessment. It’s extremely disappointing because it gives a green light to Horizon and Allegiant to start up scheduled air service, without even giving us the benefit of conductin... — Updated 9/19/2012


Mukilteo test scores higher than state average

The results are in: Students in Mukilteo and Edmonds are outperforming students from across the state. Students in Mukilteo and Edmonds school districts consistently scored at or higher than the state average on the High School... — Updated 9/19/2012

 By Sara Bruestle    News

City to charge for parking on waterfront

The city will charge for parking in Lighthouse Park and on the waterfront starting in March. Mukilteo City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to implement paid parking in the park and on Front, Park and First streets near the waterfront... — Updated 9/19/2012 Full story


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