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Couple proves dogs are no problem when people are properly trained

If John and Kim Sparks called their Sparks K9 services a people training company, they might not attract too many clients. But the Sparks, who specialize in solving tough behavioral, obedience and agg...

 

To tell the truth | Worship

It’s election season, and not a day goes by without one politician accusing another politician of lying. But if truth be known, we are all pretty good liars. Social scientists estimate that the...

 

Legend Rita Moreno comes to Edmonds Center for the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) presents An Evening with Rita Moreno, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Recipient of a 2015 Kennedy Center Honor, Rita Moreno remains one of only nine performers ever...

 

Killer Whale Tales at the Northwest Stream Center

The Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks are presenting Killer Whale Tales at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Northwest Stream Center in McCollum Park, 600-128th St. SE, Everett....

 

Food adventures: Tackle a new recipe | Chef Dez

I guess it goes without saying that I love to cook. For me, a perfect Sunday afternoon would be in the kitchen, with music playing, and having fun with ingredients. However, I do realize this passion...

 

Cascade Symphony season begins Oct. 24

Cascade Symphony has announced its 2016-17 season. Season tickets are now available. Full orchestra concert dates for the season are Oct. 24, Dec. 11-12, Jan. 9, March 13 and May 8. In addition, CSO...

 

EvCC’s advanced manufacturing center offers tour

Everett Community College is celebrating National Manufacturing Day with public tours of its Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center (AMTEC) 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 7. The center,...

 

A look at small business in 2016 | Chamber Corner

At the start of 2016, experts were telling us that the small business landscape would see some remarkable changes (both positive and challenging), and to prepare for both. Depending on who you were,...

 

Mukilteo boy brings awareness to veterans’ issues

There’s no moss growing on Tyee Eliason. A typical 10-year-old, he is in constant motion. He’s usually running, carrying an American flag on a staff. Tyee stopped running last week, just long enou...

 

Boys & Girls Club luau strikes gold with 47th | Photos

The libations were flowing Saturday, thanks to the beverage team at the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club’s 47th Annual Luau & Auction. Preliminary numbers put the take at about $100,000, which...

 

Ferry system launches student drawing contest | School brief

In honor of the new school year, Washington State Ferries has announced its first-ever drawing contest. WSF prints 400,000 winter ferry schedules every year and distributes them in ferry-served...

 

Immerse yourself in Puget Sound for a day

WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers will offer Sound Living – a community day of learning about the connections between the water, land and people of the Salish Sea. Saturday, Oct. 22, will be a day of inspiration and education, offering...

 

Shriners haunted house to rise from the grave

The purveyors of panic at Haunted Nightmare return to the Nile Golf Course this Halloween season with a nightmarish haunted house experience you’ll be dying to wake up from. The 11-night event exists as a partnership with the Nile Shriners who...

 

Olympic View band takes 1st place | School brief

The Olympic View Marching Band & Drill Team earned first place out of all middle schools at the Autumn Leaf Festival parade in Leavenworth Sept. 24. Autumn Leaf held the largest parade of the three-day festival's history – there were a...

 

WGU Washington offers new scholarships for aspiring teachers

To encourage a new generation of educators and help address the state’s teacher shortage, WGU Washington has launched the Future Teacher Scholarship for those seeking a fulfilling career in K-12 education. According to the Office of Superintendent...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Sept. 28 | Police Beat

Sept. 20 Sex Offense – 10800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. An officer took a sex offense report at the location. Case is under investigation. Child Abuse – 10800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. An officer took a child abuse report at the location. Case is...

 

Change the status quo with your vote | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In November, we have the opportunity to change the status quo in our state and in our nation. One critical step in that direction is to defeat the current congresswoman who is supposed to represent us in the First Congressional...

 

Thanks for honoring Citizens of Year | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you to Harbour Pointe Senior Living for once again partnering with the Citizen of the Year committee and the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club by hosting and honoring our past and present Citizens of the Year ["Citizen of the Year...

 

Education makes the difference | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mukilteo’s Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is right on target “inspiring girls to follow their dreams.” Implicit in her message is the importance of education [“Inspiring girls to follow their dreams,” Mayor's Message,...

 

Flu vaccines designed specifically for seniors | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any specific flu shots that are better suited for seniors? I just turned 65 and would like to find out what’s recommended and how Medicare covers it. Semi-Healthy Senior Dear Semi-Healthy, There are actually two...

 

Remembering the art of the possible | Chuck's World

I don’t want to break the fourth wall here, or touch the third rail, or pull back the curtain or whatever I’m not supposed to do but will do anyway. I just want to be honest. I’m writing this...

 

Build strong bonds with pre-teen daughters with workshop

Moms of pre-teen girls are busy with homework, braiding hair, back to school shopping, and carting their girls from everything to slumber parties to after school sports. There’s barely time to think about the looming teen years, but the thought is...

 

Visit your local animal shelter for adoption event

Join Pawsitive Alliance and animal shelters across Washington state on Saturday, Oct. 1, during their fifth annual Statewide Shelter Open House Event. There will be many different activities, discounts, and fun for all on this special day with at...

 

City eyes rate hikes for business license fees

Whether it’s the city, county, state or federal governments, business owners can expect some agency is always reaching into their pocketbook. The city of Mukilteo is getting ready to reach a little deeper. At a worksession Monday, councilmembers...

 

City gears up for annual budget balancing battle

It’s a challenge the city has faced before – trying to balance the income with the outgo. That challenge will be much on the minds of the Mukilteo City Council next Monday, Oct. 3, when it is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the 2017...

 

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