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Tickets on sale for Mukilteo Schools Foundation breakfast

National best-selling author Carol Cassella will be the featured speaker at the Mukilteo Schools Foundation annual breakfast, to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center....

 

Construction begins on biggest project at Swedish Edmonds in 40 years

The mood was festive as about 300 community members recently celebrated the hospital’s 50th anniversary and groundbreaking milestones at Swedish Edmonds. Shovels plunged into dirt that will be...

 

Run with the Cops for Special Olympics on Sept. 26

Can you outrun the cops? If you’re “guilty” of supporting the Special Olympics, you’ll soon find out if you can. The Mukilteo Police Department is hosting its second Run with the Cops...

 

Winner of Lighthouse Festival raffle is from Mukilteo Chiropractic

Jeanmarie Trapp of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association, gives Paula Trimble with Mukilteo Chiropractic her share of the winnings from the 2014 Lighthouse Festival raffle. Trimble split the...

 

EvCC to host China Town Hall on Oct. 16

Everett Community College is hosting “China Town Hall: Local Connections, National Reflections,” from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, at the college’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center. The...

 

Guest to address domestic violence

Vicci Hilty, Executive Director of Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County, will be the featured speaker at the next meeting of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) on Saturday, Oct. 11. Learn about their new facility and the...

 

Kamiak shuts out Mariner | Girls prep soccer

The Kamiak girls soccer team earned its first league win of the season on Monday, Sept. 22, beating league opponent Mariner 10-0. Kamiak’s Kailin Wiley, Shannon Peth and Kamryn Adcock each scored two goals during the win, while Natalie Smith,...

 

‘The Mousetrap’ a chilling mystery | Theater Review

Murder mysteries don’t get any better than “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie. When she sold the rights to turn her book into a play, she said she wouldn’t allow it to go to the big screen...

 

Kamiak dominates Mount Vernon | Boys prep tennis

The Kamiak boys tennis team hosted a league match against Mount Vernon on Monday, Sept. 22, with the Knights beating the Bulldogs 7-0. In singles matches, Joseph Lee beat Christian Davis 6-3, 6-2 and Jimmy Hua beat Luke Visser 6-0, 6-0. Garrett...

 

Mariner beats Monroe | Boys prep tennis

The Mariner boys tennis team earned a league win on Monday, Sept. 22, topping the Bearcats 6-1. In singles matches, Monroe’s only win came when Garrett Armsberry beat Ferdinan Feliciano 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. Mariner’s David Chang beat Chase Pakc 6-0,...

 

Re-examining the spiritual trauma of suicide | Worship

In the last 25 years of ministry, there were several times when I presided at the funerals of people who had committed suicide. Those times have been among the most difficult and painful experiences of my life. My heart breaks for those left behind....

 

Olympic Ballet Theatre announces 2014-15 season

Celebrating its 34th year, Olympic Ballet Theatre opens its 2014-15 performance season with an added fall program at the Everett Performing Arts Center on Oct. 11. Presented will be a mixed repertoire program, featuring both classical and...

 

Bright Avenue School expands program to full day

Bright Avenues School, which has provided after school enrichment classes, now offers a full academic program at its own school in south Everett. The school is expanding its reach into the community to serve students who learn best in an...

 

EvCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Education & Training Center to open

Gov. Jay Inslee will join Everett Community College in celebrating the opening of EvCC’s new Advanced Manufacturing Education & Training Center at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, at the center, 909 N. Broadway. The 37,000-square-foot center is...

 

State Supreme Court finds lawmakers in contempt over education funding

The Washington State Supreme Court is holding the state Legislature in contempt over it's lack of progress on education funding, the court announced on Sept. 11. The order stems from the McCleary vs. State case in 2012, declaring that the state...

 

Health district warns of respiratory illness | School brief

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported two clusters of severe respiratory illness in children that is caused by enterovirus D68. There is no vaccine for enterovirus D68. The virus symptoms are sneaky – they mimic severe colds,...

 

Mariner to host Derik Nelson concert | School brief

Mariner High School will host a special concert on Oct. 1 by Derik Nelson, a profession singer, songwriter and producer who is touring to help raise funds for high school arts and music programs. Nelson, traveling through Washington, Oregon and...

 

3 Kamiak grads make University of Great Falls Deans List | School brief

The University of Great Falls this week announced students named to the President’s Honor Roll and Dean’s List for the spring semester of 2014. There are a total of 260 students on the lists. The following Kamiak High School graduates earned 3.5...

 

State ACT test participation, results on rise | School brief

The state’s high school seniors again outscored the national average on the ACT exam last year. Washington’s average composite score was 23, which was seventh highest among the 46 states and the District of Columbia where at least 20 percent of...

 

5 teachers get funding requests filled by Google | School brief

Five Mukilteo teachers had hoped to receive funding for classroom projects by posting their ideas on a fundraising website called DonorsChoose.org. The website provides an opportunity for supporters to donate to various classroom projects. To their...

 

Seattle Mariners honor Fairmount teacher | School brief

A teacher at Fairmount Elementary was recognized through a program on KIRO 710 ESPN Sports Radio and the Seattle Mariners broadcast network. Tara Jeffries was nominated for the honor by Michelle Johnson, a paraeducator who worked with a student in...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Sept. 24 | Police Beat

Sept. 17 Welfare Check – 3rd St. & Lincoln Ave. A passer-by advised that a subject was sleeping in a red Jeep. He was gone on arrival. Noise – 5500 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. An officer was dispatched to a report of a white pickup truck...

 

Worship column inspires love of all people | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: To say I was impressed by The Rev. Cynthia Espesetha's column in the Worship section [“Why am I in this hand basket?” The Beacon, page 5, Sept. 17] is an understatement. Comparing life's oftentimes difficult...

 

Sound Transit bridge definitely has a purpose | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: A bridge to nowhere [“Pedestrian bridge will serve commuters, not Mukilteans,” The Beacon, front page, Sept. 17]? Sound Transit’s bridge actually goes to a second platform. That this is a “bridge to nowhere” is only...

 

Kudos for Cooks Home Tour feature | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I kept forgetting to thank you for such a great article on the Assistance League of Everett and our Cooks Home Tour. The article was wonderful, and I’m sure it brought us more tour participants. We had a great turn out and a...

 

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