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EvCC plans $2.5 million expansion of manufacturing center

Everett Community College celebrated National Manufacturing Day Oct. 2 by announcing a $2.5 million expansion of the college’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center. The expansion w...

 

Cairn one moment, gone the next | Through Your Lens

A cairn is a Scottish term referring to a man-made pile of stones. For centuries, cairns have been used for numerous purposes – marking trails, defense purposes, burial monuments, indications of... Full story

 

Vancouver plaque rededicated at lighthouse

Mukilteo’s wild pink roses led Capt. George Vancouver to name the land “Rose Point.” A historical marker commemorating Vancouver’s landing here in 1792 was rededicated last week. The... Full story

 

Movie screens at festivals around world

Five years ago, local filmmaker Arthur Allen bet that by the time his movie was made, gay marriage would be legal. He bet right. The Kamiak High School grad wrote, directed, acted in, edited and produ... Full story

 

Renowned pianist returns for third orchestra concert

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s opening concert for the 2015-16 season is set for Nov. 22. Admission is free. The 2 p.m. concert at Rosehill Community Center will feature the return of...

 

Mukilteo council candidates talk issues (Part 1 of 4)

As in past election seasons, The Beacon asked the City Council candidates to answer a questionnaire that focuses on some of the city’s most important issues. Since there are two candidates for each...

 

Police investigate collision into Mukilteo tattoo shop

Police are investigating whether a driver was drunk when she crashed her car into a Mukilteo tattoo parlor last week. A four-door sedan crashed into the strip mall in the 8400 block of the Mukilteo...

 

Kamiak beats Jackson to lead Wesco | Girls prep soccer

In a showdown for first place in the Wesco 4A league, the Kamiak girls soccer team beat Jackson in a shutout at Everett Memorial Stadium. It was the first league loss of the season for Jackson. The Knights won 2-0 over the Timberwolves. Emele... Full story

 

Kamiak beats Edmonds-Woodway, Mountlake Terrace | Girls prep swimming

The Kamiak girls swimming team traveled to Lynnwood on Tuesday, Oct. 6 for a meet against Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace. The Knights beat the Warriors 96-74 and topped Mountlake Terrace 150-20. Against the Warriors, the Edmonds-Woodway 200... Full story

 

Meadowdale tops Mariner | Girls prep swimming

The Meadowdale girls swimming team earned a league win over Mariner on Tuesday, Oct. 6, beating the Marauders at Kamiak High School. Meadowdale won 125-38. The Mavericks 200 medley relay team of Bray, Nguyenle, Osterberg and Smyer (first names not... Full story

 

Mariner 10th grader killed in Lynnwood shooting

A Mariner High School sophomore was killed in a shooting early Tuesday morning near Lynnwood, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office. Anthony Boro, 16, was shot around 1 a.m. in the 16500 block of Larch Way on Oct. 6. The Snohomish...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Oct. 7 | Around Town

Oct. 7 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....

 

Reach out to teens: To be known is to be loved | Worship

As I journey with students through their middle and high school years, I see firsthand the need and desire to be accepted or “known,” and it’s much deeper than their social exterior. What we see on the outside isn't always what’s going... Full story

 

Concert series debuts with BACHtoberfest | A&E brief

Edmonds United Methodist Church presents the second season of SoundScapes, a series of five concerts for the 2015-2016 season. Programs will range from Baroque to Celtic to world music, bringing in musicians from across the country and around the...

 

Apply for symphony’s Rising Star Competition | A&E brief

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra is searching for young talented musicians to compete in its 2015-16 Rising Star Competition. Winners of the competition will perform with the orchestra at its Children's Concert. Piano or violin applicants must be...

 

‘All Natural’ glass exhibit opens Oct. 8 | A&E brief

The Schack Art Center presents “All Natural,” an exhibit that features 15 contemporary, glass artists whose work references nature – sometimes in an ironic or unexpected way. The exhibit by guest curator Kait Rhoads runs Oct. 8 through Nov. 7,...

 

Fire prevention open house at Mariner station | A&E brief

Kids can spray water from a real fire hose, see what it’s like to sit in the driver’s seat of a fire engine and talk with firefighters about safety at Snohomish County Fire District 1’s Fire Prevention Month open house on Saturday, Oct. 10.... Full story

 

Celebrate Food Day Oct. 22-24 at EvCC, library

Join the nationwide celebration of healthy, sustainable and affordable food Oct. 22 and 24 at Food Day events at Everett Community College and the Everett Library. The free events include a sustainable food fair, cookbook swap and a lecture about... Full story

 

Nine named National Merit semifinalists | School brief

Nine Kamiak High School seniors qualified as semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship competition. Michael Bae, Seonghun Cho, Nancy Jong, Elise Kim, Joon Lee, Angela Moon, Bryan Shin, Wooseok Yi and Tyler Bang are among 16,000 high school...

 

Historic college tuition cuts in Washington | School brief

The new state budget recently allowed for Washington state to implement a first-ever drop in tuition by 5 percent for community colleges. Washington is the only state in the country to lower tuition. The cuts recently took effect for fall quarter... Full story

 

Volunteers prep school garden for fall | School brief

More than 80 volunteers helped prepare the garden at Discovery Elementary last week for the next season. On Green Apple Day, held Sept. 26, volunteers spread 10 yards of mulch and 20 yards of compost, harvested over 150 pounds of vegetables and...

 

Inspire STEM Festival this weekend | School brief

The University of Washington-Bothell will hold an Inspire STEM Festival at the school for students in fifth through eighth grade from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10. The festival will include a street fair with music, food and exhibits,...

 

Schack Teen Nights return for school year | School brief

Schack Art Center invites local teens to the first Open Studio Night for Teens of the 2015-16 school year from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8. Schack "Teen Nights" are free, after-hours events with up to four different hands-on art projects where... Full story

 

District earns pest management recognition | School brief

The Mukilteo School District was one of four districts in the state to earn star certification for sustainable pest management practices. The recognition came after passing a rigorous, 37-point inspection that was conducted by the independent,...

 

District GLAD team wins national award | School brief

The Mukilteo School District’s GLAD (Guided Language Acquisition Design) team has won a national award for outstanding teacher training. The Key Training Team of Mukilteo’s GLAD team is the winner of the GLAD Outstanding Trainer Team Award from... Full story

 

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