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Articles from the September 26, 2012 edition

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 By Pam Roy    General    September 26, 2012

Fall is a season for planting

Last night, the sun left my garden shortly after 7 p.m. I could grieve the end of summer, but instead choose to welcome in fall with its fiery colors and cooler temperatures. Shorter days herald the...

 

‘The Sunshine Boys’ has its day in the sun

Nobody does comedy better than Neil Simon. His plays have been keeping audiences in stitches for decades now. Red Curtain Productions has made another wise choice to make the most of his comic...

 

Artists kick off art show

Artists kicked off the Mukilteo Arts Guild’s Lighthouse Festival Art Show at Rosehill Community Center on Sept. 7. Artwork by about 30 members of the Mukilteo Arts Guild was on display at the show...

 

Local boy makes Mukilteo's own 'gum wall'

Mukilteo now has its own gum wall, kind of like the one in Post Alley in Seattle. Kind of. Avery Hammerman, of Mukilteo, made a “gum wall” out of plywood to set up in their yard and at kids...

 

A moment of silence for domestic violence victims

Trudi Inslee, right, looks on as donors at the seventh annual Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County Hope Within luncheon on Sept. 19 at Comcast Arena hang 42 crystals on a tree that will be...

 

Garden talk: Simple bouquets from your own garden

Are you intimidated by bouquets? Don’t be. Local garden expert Valerie Easton has a new way of arranging plants that is very simple. All you need is an open mind, a pair of clippers and a close eye....

 

Jailbird that flew the coop reunited with owners

A pet parrot was recently reunited with its owners after it was found in a Mukilteo park and had initially refused to talk to police. The African grey parrot was found on Sept. 8 in Lighthouse Park....

 

Local pilot wins gold in Reno Air Races

The fastest Glasair airplane in the world is right here in Mukilteo. Jeff LaVelle, of Mukilteo, won gold in the Sport Class on Sept. 16 in the 2012 Reno National Championship Air Races with his...

 

We’re helping to eradicate family homelessness

Nowhere in America can a minimum-wage, full-time worker earn enough to afford the fair market value rent for a two-bedroom apartment. Nowhere. Not even in Mukilteo and Snohomish County. Given that, it’s no surprise that homelessness is a...

 

Program brings killer whales up close

See Killer Whales ‘swimming on the walls’ of the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center Auditorium at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Snohomish County’s McCollum Park, 600 128th St. SE, Everett. Killer Whale Tales will be presented...

 

Family band is loaded with talent

The Voetberg Family Band is presenting a free concert guaranteed to leave its audience smiling. Powered by two national fiddle champions, a West Coast flat-picking champion, and 10 state fiddle championships, The Voetberg Family Band is eight...

 

Kamiak’s homecoming festivities go purple

Mukilteo – get out the purple decorations and paint the town purple in support of Kamiak Knights football for homecoming on Sept. 28. The Paint the Town Purple promotion was started by the Gridiron Club, made up of parent and community football...

 

Whooping cough continues to spread as kids go back to school

Kids are back in school and sharing lots of things with other students, including germs. The state’s whooping cough epidemic is still in full swing with more than 4,000 reported cases – school-age kids account for most of them. State health offici...

 

Represent Mukilteo on the ASSE International Team

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 from around the...

 

School briefs for week of Sept. 26

2 Mukilteo teachers to receive art educator awards Congratulations to Deborah Barten of Kamiak High School and Nancy Jordan of Harbour Pointe Middle School, who will both be honored by the Washington Art Education Association (WAEA) as educators of...

 

Police Beat for week of Sept. 26

Sept. 19 Welfare Check – 46th Ave. W. & 75th St. S.W. An officer was dispatched to the above area to check on a black woman wearing a blue sweater with No. 90 on it and black shoes. The woman said that she is blind and cannot figure out how to...

 

Letters for the week of Sept. 26

Dog park made possible through volunteers Editor, The Beacon: Saturday, Sept. 15, the LDS church held their annual Day of Service in Japanese Gulch for the second year in a row. The project for this year’s service day was two-fold: install the fenc...

 

Boeing 787 – 1st anniversary of FAA approval

The Boeing 787 received FAA approval on Aug. 26, 2011. How has the program done in its first year of operation? One remarkable item is that three of the major Boeing executives at the time of FAA approval are no longer in place. The Boeing CFO is...

 

Vote YES to save the gulch

Have you ever wondered what mark you will leave on this Earth during your lifetime? 10 years from now? 100 years from now? How about 1,000 years from now? Do you want to change the course of history? Now is your chance! By voting YES on Proposition 1...

 

Take a BITE out of your PUD energy bill

Snohomish County PUD customers can tap multiple resources to save energy and money. The PUD offers a variety of programs that provide incentives for customers to conserve. Weatherization & heating efficiency Get help with adding insulation,...

 

When to look away, and why

I met him in a high school hallway, when he was still 14 and still had hair, although it was covered by an interesting hat. I called him “Zorro” for a while, actually, although he didn’t seem...

 

City: Leave the driftwood on the beach

Have you ever walked the Mukilteo beach and admired all of the pieces of driftwood there? Have you ever wanted to take a piece of it home with you? Please don’t. The city asks that beachcombers resist the urge to do so – because the driftwood on...

 

Man seriously injured in I-5 rollover crash

A 21-year-old Mukilteo man suffered serious injuries after the car he was driving rolled over near the Snohomish River early Saturday. Michael J. Ellis was listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The car was...

 

School board report for Sept. 24

During its meeting on Sept. 24, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Heard staff reports about and discussed the following: the school district’s English Language Learner program, activities of the Transportation department, a proposed...

 

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