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Articles from the October 8, 2014 edition

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Circle of Flutes to perform free concert

A flute choir will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. The concert will celebrate the release of Circle of Flutes’ new CD “Rain and Blu...


Fitness studio opens in Harbour Pointe

Mukilteo Fitness Bar has moved into a new studio in Harbour Pointe. An open house will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, in the Harbour Pointe Shopping Center at 11700 Mukilteo... Full story


GYMagine celebrates 20 years in Mukilteo

This month, GYMagine Gymnastics is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The gym opened its doors in Mukilteo on Oct. 17, 1994. Owner Kelly Donyes wanted to create a gym where children could learn...

 By Meredith Pechta    A&E    October 8, 2014

‘Moon Over Buffalo’ a family act | Theater Review

The Historic Everett Theater is making a comeback with concerts, comedy shows, broadcast football games and plays. This week is the opening of the Outcast Players’ “Moon Over Buffalo.” It’s a...


Q&A: Get to know your state House Pos. 1 candidates

To give Mukilteo voters the opportunity to get to know the candidates up for election this November, The Beacon sent out a questionnaire with four questions, plus the option for a closing statement. E... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    October 8, 2014

Mariner grad embodies spirit of community

No matter how busy she is with schoolwork, Kim Tran still finds time to volunteer. Tran, a recent Mariner High School grad, is the winner of the 2014 Spirit of Snohomish County Youth Award. Each... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    October 8, 2014

Mayor hires her new second-in-command

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson has found her new second-in-command. Chris Phillips has been appointed as Mukilteo’s management services director. The City Council unanimously confirmed his appointment on...


Perfect score on test she didn’t study for

Seventh grader Molly Smithies gets her hearing screened by Christine Phillips at Harbour Pointe Middle School on Oct.1. All seventh graders at the school had their hearing and vision screened that...


Mariner falls to Cascade | Girls prep soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team lost a league match to Cascade on Tuesday, Oct. 7, falling 4-0 to the Bruins at Everett Memorial Stadium. Cascade goals were scored by Ellie Griffis, Abi Grier and Kim Lomeli. The Marauders, now 0-7 this season, will...


Kamiak tops Jackson in league win | Girls prep soccer

The Kamiak girls soccer team earned a league win over Jackson on Tuesday night, beating the Timberwolves 1-0. Anne Ferguson scored the Knights only goal of the game, unassisted. Kamiak goalie Shannon Peth earned the shutout. The Knights, now 4-3 in...


The People of the Book | Worship

Often times Jews are referred to as “People of the Book,” which then gives rise to the question “What book?” The Bible. The Five Books of Moses. The Old Testament. These answers are essentially correct, but the best answer is “The...


EvCC named a national student success leader

Everett Community College was recognized Sept. 24 as one of the nationwide leaders in student success by Achieving the Dream for its commitment to student completion and closing achievement gaps. “EvCC faculty and staff have worked hard to improve... Full story


Donate blood at EvCC Oct. 13-14 | School brief

Everett Community College’s Student LIFE office and the Puget Sound Blood Center are hosting a blood drive at EvCC Oct. 13 and 14. The blood drive is from 8:30 a.m-2:30 p.m. in EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Center. The event is sponsored by the...


Students will take healthy youth survey | School brief

The Mukilteo School District is participating in the state’s Healthy Youth Survey, which will be conducted the week of Oct. 13-17. The survey is given to sixth, eighth, 10th and 12th grade students across the state. It includes questions related...


Apply to be a vendor for district craft fair | School brief

Do you sell crafts? Applications from vendors are now being accepted for the Mukilteo School District Craft Fair, which is one of the biggest craft fairs in south Everett. The 21st annual event will feature more than 80 vendors selling a variety of...


Holiday Bazaar set for Oct. 18 | School brief

Shop at the Olympic View Middle School Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 18, in the school gym and courtyard. The annual bazaar features over 50 vendors selling hand-crafted art. Hope Club, a service club at Olympic View...


Kamiak beats Shorewood | Girls prep swimming

The Kamiak girls swimming team earned a win over Shorewood on Tuesday, Oct. 7, beating the Thunderbirds 106-80. Angeline Dovinh won the 200 freestyle race in 2:01.98, while teammate Ingrid Straume was first in the 200 individual really in 2:19.07.... Full story


State seeking keepers of a time capsule | School brief

Nov. 11 will mark the 125th anniversary of Washington’s statehood. As part of the celebration, the state is actively seeking children to become guardians or “keepers” of the Washington Centennial Time Capsule. Their primary responsibility will...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Oct. 8 | Police Beat

Oct. 1 Collision – 3800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. S.W. An employee reported that a customer backed into a gas pump and caused minor damage to the pump. Suspicious – 600 blk Front St. An officer responded to a third-party report of a subject wearing...


Funding cuts impact local homeless youth | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Cocoon House is devastated to announce that we have lost nearly $230,000 of the funding that made the Street Outreach Program for homeless and at-risk youth possible. The state will stop funding on Jan. 31 due to budget cutbacks,... Full story


Pick up after pooches at pretty park | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Well, I did the unthinkable! I stepped in dog poop at Lighthouse Park. Now, I think I deserve a free trip to Hawaii and a new pair of running shoes to compensate for this smelly mess. I tried to reason with a pooch at the park,...


Important: Exercise your right to vote | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We are 30 days away from election day, Nov. 4. In 12 days you will all receive your ballots. You each have a very important roll in this election. Most important is that you exercise your right to vote! Having your voice heard is... Full story


New director to collaborate with airport stakeholders | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am honored and privileged to have been appointed as your new airport director. I look forward to working with you on the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the Airport of Choice and Snohomish County. Dave Waggoner...


Move from car culture would be challenging | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The recent article “How to make your community more ‘people friendly’” comparing Mukilteo with Copenhagen is humorous [The Beacon, page 2, Oct. 1]. Downsizing car ownership to one car would definitely be a challenge for...

 By Jim Pauley    Opinion    October 8, 2014

Today’s club kids are Mukilteo’s future | Great Futures Start Here

We all identify where we were when significant events impacted our lives. These moments from our past ground us in our actions and beliefs today. Seeing the maiden flight of the first-ever 747 take to the skies, or hearing that fateful news the...


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