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Articles from the October 12, 2016 edition

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Schack Teen Nights return for school year | A&E brief

Schack Art Center invites local teens to the first Open Studio Night for Teens of the 2016-17 school year from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13. Schack Teen Nights are free, after-hours events with up to... Full story

 

Governor to speak at EvCC AMTEC addition celebration

Gov. Jay Inslee will join Everett Community College in celebrating the $2.5 million expansion of EvCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Training & Education Center on Tuesday, Oct. 25. The celebration... Full story

 

Faith Lutheran prepares for something new | Worship

The students repeat the alphabet after the teacher: “A, B, C, D, E…” These students attend the English Language Learners class that meets weekly at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett. For many of... Full story

 

Little free library pops up in mid-town neighborhood

Residents Bill and Addie Gerlach built a little free library for their mid-town neighborhood last week. The “take a book, leave a book” library stands in the 900 block of 18th Street in Mukilteo....

 

United Way of Snohomish County names new president

United Way of Snohomish County has hired Allison Warren-Barbour as its new president and CEO. Her first day of work will be Jan. 1, 2017. Warren-Barbour previously served as a senior vice president...

 

A ferry twist to an ordinary Mukilteo sunset | Through Your Lens

Reader Fred Huston shot this photo of a ferry on the Mukilteo-Clinton run from Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on Oct. 5. “It was a relatively ordinary sunset, but the ferry added a twist,” Huston said.... Full story

 

Eagle Scout delivers supplies to schoolchildren in Africa

Carson Leavitt was inspired by an African safari to start working toward his Eagle Scout rank when he was in the eighth grade. Carson, now a junior at Kamiak High School, completed all of the requirem...

 

Arcade aficionado finally sets new Final Fight record

Jason Lundgren is well on his way to becoming King of the Arcades. The Mukilteo man’s New Year’s resolution was to beat the world’s high score in an arcade game. Lundgren, 33, now holds not... Full story

 

Knights crown their homecoming royalty | Photos

Homecoming King Josh Binda and Queen Jessica Bae walk off of the football field at the Kamiak High School homecoming game on Oct. 7. They were crowned during halftime at the game. For more photos...

 

Flying Tanks Day shows off collection's 'heavyweights'

The Flying Heritage Collection’s Soviet T-34 smokes up the track during Flying Tanks Day on Sept. 17. This year’s event held at Paine Field featured the collection's "heavyweights":...

 

Firefighters to host pancake breakfast | A&E brief

The Mukilteo firefighters annual pancake breakfast will be held Saturday, Oct. 15. Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon at the Harbour Pointe fire station, 10400 47th Pl. W. Firefighters will volunteer their time to flip pancakes, grill ham a...

 

Ladies to host charity tea at Mukilteo church | A&E brief

The Tea Ladies of Mukilteo Presbyterian Church are hosting their October charity tea Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Mukilteo church. All proceeds from the event will go toward Operation Christmas Child, a project that sends shoeboxes filled with gifts to...

 

Bat Lady wings to NW Stream Center | A&E brief

The Adopt A Stream Foundation is hosting The Bat Lady at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, at the Northwest Stream Center. The Bat Lady also goes by the name of Barbara Ogaard. She rehabilitates injured bats for the Sarvey Wildlife Center and is a researcher... Full story

 

Schedule of community events for week of Oct. 12 | Around Town

Oct. 12 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....

 

Sno-Isle Libraries offers free classes for aspiring authors

Sno-Isle Libraries is offering more than 30 fall classes aimed at aspiring and published authors, including two of them that will be held in Mukilteo. The Write Now series covers all aspects of writing and publishing for aspiring and established...

 

Fourth graders learn the lifecycle of salmon | School brief

Fourth-grade students at Picnic Point Elementary recently had the opportunity to learn the lifecycle of a salmon using puppets that were loaned by the Seattle Aquarium. The aquarium doesn’t usually allow the puppets to leave their Seattle...

 

National Merit commends 10 Kamiak students | School brief

National Merit Scholarship competition has commended 10 Kamiak High School seniors. Those students are Elyssa Ayson, Jessica Bae, Joseph Kamp, Kristina Kim, Millicent Li, Mallory Pennington, Grace Schroeder, Brian Tran, Corbin Wheeler and Eric...

 

Visiting author captures interest of Mariner students | School brief

Award-winning young adult author Matt de la Peña visited Mariner High School on Oct. 4, where he spoke at two school assemblies and was available for book signings at both lunches. The author made a big impression on students with his frank...

 

Kamiak slates PSAT for 10th, 11th graders | School brief

The PSAT will be given at Kamiak High School on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the main and auxiliary gyms. The test for 10th and 11th graders measures readiness for college, offers access scholarships and serves as practice for the SAT. It is a chance for...

 

Moody’s reaffirms district’s bond rating | School brief

Moody’s Investors Service reaffirmed the Mukilteo School District’s bond rating of Aa2 in anticipation of a sale of $59.1 million in bonds. The bond sale, which took place last week, completed funding that was authorized by voters in February...

 

Attention parents: Pick up your kids after games | School brief

The Mukilteo School District has issued the following safety reminder to parents of high school students: It is 10:30 p.m. on a Friday at Goddard Stadium: It is cold and dark, with rain threatening to start at any moment. The football game was over...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Oct. 12 | Police Beat

Sept. 27 Hazard – Mukilteo Speedway & Goat Trail Rd. An officer was dispatched for a report of a vehicle that had become disabled and was blocking the ferry lane. The officer provided assistance to the driver. Animal – 4400 blk 106th St. SW A...

 

Larsen will keep our community safe | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Superior Court judge: This is one of those last items on the ballot that gets very little attention. But it matters. This is a local race that impacts our community directly. This is why I have Cindy Larsen for Superior Court judg...

 

Cindy Larsen is a ‘superhero mom’ | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I’m voting for Cindy Larsen for Snohomish County Superior Court judge because she is an amazing woman. She has dedicated her career as a public servant helping protect our community. She is beautiful, smart, funny, honorable,...

 

Mosque meeting postponed until January | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The following is an open letter to the Mukilteo community: We regret to inform our fellow residents that we are still revising construction plans to build a mosque on Harbour Pointe Boulevard. We are also in the process of...

 

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