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Articles from the September 21, 2016 edition

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Saying goodbye to Trinity Lutheran College | Worship

It was the toughest decision of my life. More than a dozen members of Trinity Lutheran College board sat around a conference table in the library on the fifth floor of the school’s campus building...

 

Schack's glass pumpkin patch is back | A&E brief

The Schack Art Center's sixth annual pumpkin festival in downtown Everett is back. Schack-toberfest is all about glass-blown pumpkins. The Schack's main gallery turns into an urban pumpkin...

 

Author J.A. Jance to visit Mukilteo | A&E brief

Local author J.A. Jance will visit the Mukilteo Library this week to promote “Downfall,” her newest novel. Jance, of Seattle, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 50 novels,...

 

Garden Court donates supplies to Discovery | School brief

Residents of Garden Court Retirement Community on Aug. 26 dropped off a van-full of school supplies and backpacks at Discovery Elementary. Residents purchased the items with cash donations made to a...

 

Young readers win library’s summer contest

A Northshore Christian Academy fourth grader and an Explorer Middle School eighth grader are the winners of the Mukilteo Library’s Explore Summer grand prize. Megan Booth and Margaret Wang each won...

 

ZINC hosting artist Liz Tran | A&E brief

Liz Tran is the featured artist at ZINC Art + Object Sept. 15 through Oct. 17. She will debut two new pieces from her “Lightspeed” series. Tran, from Seattle, said she channels dream imagery,...

 

Vietnam vets take a seat in 'Thud' one more time | Photos

Veterans Fred Schleich and Steve Fischman sit in the cockpit of a historic Republic F-105 Thunderchief during Vietnam Day on Sept. 10. The F-105 was a supersonic fighter-bomber flown by U.S. Air...

 

World War II veterans fly in restored DC-3 | Photos

The Historic Flight Foundation treats two World War II veterans and one child survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor to a flight in its Douglas DC-3 airliner on Sept. 1. The fixed-wing,...

 

Kamiak to host Music in Motion show Oct. 1

This year’s Kamiak High School’s Music in Motion show will feature two of the top 10 marching bands in the Pacific Northwest. The Kamiak Show Band is hosting its fourth annual competition from noo...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Sept. 21 | Around Town

Sept. 21 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....

 

Orchestra opens season with ‘Peter and the Wolf’

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra will open its 2016-17 season with a children’s concert and a poster contest. The orchestra’s first concert featuring the musical story “Peter and the Wolf” will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, at Rosehill Community...

 

Series hits right note for early literacy | School brief

The ABC song is more than just a fun way to learn the alphabet – it’s an early introduction to the critical life-long skill of reading. To help young children get ready to read, Sno-Isle Libraries is hosting a series this fall that uses singing,...

 

Teen Block Party is set for Sept. 23 | A&E brief

The South Everett-Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is hosting the biggest party on Casino Road on Friday. The Teen Block Party will run from 8-11 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the youth club. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is free. It features pizza and sodas; a...

 

Contest involves letters about literature | School brief

The state library has launched this year’s Letters About Literature contest. The Washington State Library contest invites students in grades 4-12 to write letters to their favorite authors, living or dead, about how the book changed their view of...

 

Special session for Running Start students | School brief

Mariner High School is holding an informational session for its Running Start students on Thursday. The Mariner College and Career Center meeting is scheduled for 6-7 p.m. on Sept. 22 in the school theater. All Running Start students are required to...

 

School board approves 3-year contract | School brief

The Mukilteo School Board on Sept. 12 approved a new three-year contract between the school district and teachers union. The agreement between the Mukilteo School District and the Mukilteo Education Association will expire on Aug. 31, 2019. The contr...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Sept. 21 | Police Beat

Sept. 6 Follow-Up – 10500 blk 47th Pl. W Lake Stevens police advised that located a girl who is a reported runaway out of Mukilteo. They called the runaway’s mother, who told them she had previously returned home. The Lake Stevens Police...

 

More visitors signing up for Boeing Tour | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The desired end-state of Institute of Flight is reflected in our seven-word vision statement: "Igniting passion for the future of aerospace." We implement our vision through our mission: "Institute of Flight inspires...

 

Thank you to Salmon Bake supporters | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: A big thank you to MukFest 2016 and to the community of Mukilteo for making our 10th annual Kiwanis Salmon Bake our best ever! We served over 650 pounds of salmon, along with fresh corn, salads and garlic bread, raising about...

 

Mukilteo park didn’t need another wetland | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This an open letter to the Mukilteo City Council: The area that was turned into a wetland in 92nd Street Park was not wet [“New park wetland disappoints visitors,” front page, Sept. 14]. The city took a perfectly dry area of...

 

Inspiring girls to follow their dreams | Mayor's Message

I loved growing up in Mukilteo. After college, I was fortunate to find a great career that allowed me to stay in my hometown and put down my own roots here. Before I ever became mayor, I followed my passion for yearbook journalism and became a sales...

 

That certain September | Chuck's World

“I wish I were 58,” my neighbor said the other day, so that’s a new one. I can’t remember ever hearing that particular wish before, although it’s possible if not likely that I’ll be...

 

Grab a bite at 40th annual Everett sausage festival

The 40th annual Everett Sausage Fest will be held Oct. 7-9 at the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. Admission is free. The “Man Bites Dog” event will run from noon to midnight Friday, Oct. 7, and Saturday, Oct. 8, and from noon to 7 p.m. on...

 

Volunteers needed for DVS thrift store

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is seeking volunteers for the New & Again Thrift Shoppe. If you like helping others, then this is a great volunteer opportunity. The New and Again Thrift Shoppe is at 3010 Grand Ave., Everett....

 

John Curley at ECA’s 10th anniversary celebration Sept. 24 | A&E brief

The Edmonds Center for the Arts has its 10th Anniversary Gala and Auction 5 p.m. Sept. 24 at 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Silent auction with wine and appetizers begins at 7 p.m., with a live auction and dinner at 9 p.m. TV and radio personality John...

 

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