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8 Kamiak students named National Merit semifinalists

Eight Kamiak High School students were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists for the 2012-2013 school year. The National Merit Scholarship Program honors individual students who show exceptio... Full story

 

Ivar’s donates $1,200 to community garden

Greg Covey, general manager of Ivar’s, presents Lois Brown of the Mukilteo Community Garden with a check for just over $1,200 at the annual Fall Potluck held in the garden on Sept. 23. Ivar’s...

 

The killer whales are back!

After spending most of the summer in the San Juan Islands, our resident orca pods have just begun venturing south into inland waters for the fall and early winter months, traveling down Admiralty...

 

Family wins Paint the Town Purple contest

Congratulations to the Bogart family at 5224 104th St. S.W. in Mukilteo for being crowned the winner of the Paint the Town Purple contest. Purple decorations adorned the house, trees and yard. Julie...

 

Pet groomers celebrate 1st anniversary

DesiLu’s Pet Boutique is celebrating its first anniversary this October. In a year, more than 1,100 of the community’s pets have been bathed, tidied and groomed by the shop’s two groomers, who...

 

Chamber of Commerce logo gets new look

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce now has a new logo. The new logo symbolizes the chamber’s focus on the local business community and tourism. The logo was created by local designer and Strategic...

 

Tinsley to be a visiting professor at Western

Former Mukilteo City Councilmember Tony Tinsley has accepted a position as a visiting professor at Western Washington University for the 2012-2013 academic year. He will serve as a research associate...

 

Totem pole gets 'faces' lift

Marty Martinez of the city Public Works Department pressure washes the totem pole on the Speedway last Wednesday, Oct. 10, before the rains arrive. Should Mother Nature give us another dry break...

 

Eagle Scout constructs walkway at Lighthouse Park

Nathan Hoppe cut it close in earning his Eagle Scout rank – almost too close. Hoppe, of Mukilteo, completed all of the requirements just two days before his 18th birthday, the deadline for achieving...

 

Salmon return with creek project’s end

A four-phase project to return salmon to a creek in Mukilteo is finished – and already fish have been seen passing through. The city didn’t do the $185,000 Fish Passage Project to improve fish...

 

Never lose your trust in God

From the Bahá’í Prayers: “Is there any remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants and all abide by His bidding!” My friend was teaching me how to pray, encouraging me to do some personal...

 

In-laws & outlaws & ice cream

The Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church is screening “Inlaws & Outlaws,” an award-winning film by Drew Emery at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19. Ice cream will be served. The film and ice cream social is free and open to all. The church is at...

 
 By Jim Miller    General    October 17, 2012

Help for seniors who worry about memory loss

Dear Savvy Senior, My mother, who’s 72, has become very forgetful lately and is worried she may have Alzheimer’s. Is her forgetfulness really something we should worry about? What should we do? -Worried Daughter Dear Worried, Many seniors worry... Full story

 

Police Beat for week of Oct. 17

Oct. 10 Traffic Collision – 10800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. An officer was dispatched to a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision. A bicyclist had been riding on the sidewalk when he struck the rear tire of a vehicle. There were no injuries. Traffic...

 

Coast Guard: Prepare boats for winter weather

The Coast Guard encourages owners and operators of vessels anchored or moored in Washington to conduct preventative maintenance in anticipation of severe winter weather conditions. "Completing simple preventative maintenance can prevent...

 

Young at heart. And home.

In my ongoing attempt to delude myself that I belong to a Lost Generation, a demographic slice of humanity who grew up in Neverland and return there once a month for booster shots, I’m eternally vig... Full story

 
 By Chef Dez    General    October 17, 2012

An introduction to shellfish – Part 3 of 3

As the final entry of a three part series on shellfish, this column will focus on mollusks. If you missed either two of my previous columns on crustaceans (crab, lobster, prawns, shrimp, crayfish, etc.), please email me at dez@chefdez.com and I w...

 

Letters for the week of Oct. 17

Congratulations to Beacon for newspaper award wins Editor, The Beacon: I congratulate Pat Ratliff, Doug Warren and Sara Bruestle on your impressive awards [Beacon wins 3 awards at WNPA convention,” The Beacon, page 3, Oct. 3]. I'm proud to be... Full story

 

FAA awards $5.3 million grant for Paine Field work

Snohomish County has been awarded a $5.3 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to rebuild part of the general aviation runway at Paine Field. This project is necessary to meet FAA design standards and has been identified as a top pri... Full story

 

Japanese Gulch Fish Passage wins vision award

The city of Mukilteo, Paine Field Airport, and Edmonds Community College have won an award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the Japanese Gulch Fish Passage Improvement Project. The VISION 2040 award recognize innovative projects and...

 

Meet authors of teen reads at the library

Young readers and aspiring writers have the opportunity to get to know their favorite authors beyond the characters. In honor of Teen Read Month, the Mukilteo Library is hosting a Meet the Authors event at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18. Four authors...

 

City Briefs for week of Oct. 17

Revenues shrink general fund gap Revenues feeding into the city’s general fund are up from this time last year. As of now, fund revenues are exceeding expenditures by about $34,000, according to city staff. The gap between revenues and expenses in...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    October 17, 2012

Future road for ferry traffic cut from plans

Although several fought to keep it in, reference to a future road for ferry traffic in the city’s Comprehensive Plan will be removed. Mukilteo City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to remove all references to an alternate ferry access road from the...

 

County releases “Fair Housing” report for review

A fair-housing report conducted for Snohomish County is now available for public review and comment. The report, “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice,” prepared by BBC Research and Consulting, identifies barriers to fair housing in...

 

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