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Flying Heritage Collection hosts Monster Bash | A&E brief

The Flying Heritage Collection is hosting its third annual Monster Bash on Saturday, Oct. 8. The family-friendly touch-a-truck event, scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., invites the community to...

 

Head over heels for a new Snohomish County history exhibit

Although the human foot has remained unchanged for thousands of years, what people have worn on their feet has shown incredible diversity. It is in this diversity that some of the most interesting...

 
 By Glen Pickus    General    October 5, 2016

A special message on a special Shabbat | Worship

If you want to understand what being Jewish entails, start with observing Shabbat (the Sabbath). That’s what rabbis frequently tell people considering conversion. Despite its simplicity, Shabbat is...

 

Make ‘sun dried’ tomatoes in the oven | Chef Dez

If you like tomatoes, chances are you also love the taste of sun-dried tomatoes. These robust tomatoes can be purchased either packed in oil, vacuum packed, or dehydrated. When buying them from the...

 

High school key clubs raise $470 for children’s hospitals

The Kamiak and Mariner high school key clubs teamed up to fundraise for the Children’s Miracle Network at the Kamiak vs. Mariner football game on Sept. 23. The clubs raised more than $470 for...

 

Gene Nastri School welcomes two new teachers

The Mukilteo-based Gene Nastri School of Arts has welcomed two new teachers to the school. Accomplished musicians Eunice Nahon and Sarah Weinberger were hired to teach students of all ages how to...

 

Registration for TEDxSnoIsleLibraries opens Oct. 10

Some of the region’s greatest minds will again share the stage at a locally organized TED conference. The second TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday,...

 

New benches honor school buddies lost too soon

It can be lonely at recess. Two new benches at Mukilteo Elementary help kids fight loneliness with friendship on the playground. The “buddy benches” were installed last week in memory of a...

 

Hiker, in solitude, discovers the best in people

While hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, Rich Steward wasn’t Rich Steward. His name was “Proton.” Steward, 59, of Mukilteo, hiked all 2,650 miles of the trail in four months and 11 days. The...

 

Olympic Ballet reveals its 2016-17 performance season | A&E brief

Olympic Ballet Theatre’s 2016-17 season opens with the Beaux Arts Gala, sponsored by the Boeing Co., followed by its annual production of “The Nutcracker” in December and the ballet “Giselle” in April. Winter performances of “The...

 

Traveling Russian Ballet to perform ‘Swan Lake’ | A&E brief

The Russian Grand Ballet will present Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake” in Edmonds as part of its 35-city tour of the U.S. The performance is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Olga Kifyak will...

 

Represent Mukilteo on student exchange team | School brief

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking volunteers to serve as representatives in the community. The nonprofit provides academic year and semester exchange programs in the United States for high school students from around the world....

 

EdCC to host career fair on Oct. 18 | School brief

Edmonds Community College will host a career fair on Tuesday, Oct. 18. More than 35 local employers with full- and part-time job and internship opportunities will be represented at the event. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in EdCC’s...

 

EvCC to host multicultural job fair Oct. 12 | School brief

Everett Community College will host a multilingual and multicultural job fair on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Fifty local employers with full- and part-time job opportunities will be represented at the event. The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in EvCC...

 

EdCC to host two candidate forums | School brief

Edmonds Community College is hosting two candidate forums, for the U.S. and state House of Representative races. The U.S. House of Representatives candidates vying for seats serving the 1st, 2nd and 7th congressional districts are scheduled to...

 

Apply for student financial aid sooner | School brief

Two noteworthy changes were made to the FAFSA for the 2017-18 school year. This year, prospective students may apply for financial aid through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid three months earlier than in years past. The new start date...

 

Spanish-language Family Night at EvCC | School brief

Everett Community College is offering a college information session in Spanish for students and their families on Friday, Oct. 14. Noche Entre Familia is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. at EvCC’s Walt Price Student Fitness Center, at 2206 Tower St. in...

 

Haunted STEM lab at EdCC | School brief

Edmonds Community College invites the community to visit its haunted STEM lab on Friday, Oct. 28. The Halloween-themed science, technology, engineering and mathematics lab will be open from noon to 6 p.m. in EdCC’s Monroe Hall, at 6606 196th St....

 

Mariner to host 5th annual Harvest Fest | A&E brief

Mariner High School is hosting its fifth annual Harvest Festival on Halloween. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 31, at Mariner High School, at 200 120th St. SW in Everett. Students in grades K-5 in the Mukilteo School District...

 

Parent U: Talk to children about sex | School brief

The Mukilteo Youth Coalition is hosting a Parent U presentation on how to talk to children about sex on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Expert Amy Lang will share how to “Take the Sting Out of the Birds and the Bees Talk.” from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Mukilteo...

 

Foundation breakfast to feature author Nancy Horan | Mukilteo Schools

The success of a public school system is very much tied to the support that it gets from the community it serves. In the case of the Mukilteo School District, we enjoy a tremendous amount of community support in a variety of ways, be it in the many...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Oct. 5 | Police Beat

Sept. 13 Suspicious – 80th St. SW & Mukilteo Speedway A subject in a white vehicle reported his vehicle may have been struck by a red vehicle. There was no damage. The other vehicle was not located. Assist Aid – 5300 blk 93rd Pl. SW A caller...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Oct. 5 | Around Town

Oct. 5 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. Br...

 

Kudos to 5 who helped with car troubles | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I would like to extend a huge thank you to the four men who stopped to help me when I had car troubles on the Mukilteo Speedway, turning onto 5th Street. I couldn’t have pushed my car safely to the side of the road without...

 

Thanks goes to Block Party supporters | Letters

Editor, The Beacon: We just wanted to say thank you for making our fifth annual Teen Block Party such a huge success [“Teen Block Party is set for Sept. 23,” page 10, Sept. 21]! Thanks to the Snohomish County Boys & Girls Clubs that were in...

 

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