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Articles from the October 19, 2016 edition

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Don’t be afraid to bring coconuts into your kitchen | Chef Dez

What is hairy, unattractive and available in almost every grocery store's produce isle? No, it's not an unshaven produce manager in need of a makeover. The answer is coconuts. Yet most shopper... Full story

 By Don Saul    General    October 19, 2016

Lesson learned: Paying it forward pays off | Worship

As a student, I was never sent to the principal’s office. Last week, however, I was “taken to school,” as the saying goes. I was sent to the office – God’s office. I was on my way to an...


Shock, sadness, anger over sexist language | Guest View

Interestingly enough, I have been recently contemplating a subject to discuss recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness month when my topic for this Op-Ed was handed to me via an audio... Full story


Sno-Isle Libraries wins Humanities Washington award

Sno-Isle Libraries is the recipient of the 2016 Humanities Washington Award. The library system serving Snohomish and Island counties was honored for its ongoing participation with Humanities... Full story


Vigil honors murdered Mariner sophomore on year anniversary

Esmeralda Valdovinos-Montiel prepares to let a sky lantern fly away at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park in honor of 16-year-old Anthony Boro who was shot to death in a case of mistaken identity at a Lynnwood...


Beacon wins 3 awards at state newspaper convention

Beacon Publishing staffers won three awards in the 2016 WNPA Better Newspaper Contest and were honored Oct. 14 during the convention in Wenatchee. The Edmonds Beacon and Mukilteo Beacon are members...


Award-winning author inspires love for reading at Mariner

When Matt de la Peña visited Mariner High School, he met the characters in his books. The author of six young adult novels and two picture books, de la Peña spoke to students at Mariner Oct. 4... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    October 19, 2016

Mayor dismisses Public Works director of 3 years

After three years as Mukilteo’s Public Works director, Rob McGaughey has been let go. McGaughey replaced Larry Waters, who retired in 2013 after serving as head of the Public Works Department for...


Event features 12 artists, 12 stories, 12 ideas

The Snohomish County Arts Commission is hosting Spark!, a modern-day salon intended to exchange ideas from Snohomish County arts and culture thought-leaders. Think of it as an art-focused TEDx conference designed to ignite creativity. Spark! will... Full story


Kamiak to compete at Festival of Bands | School brief

The Kamiak Show Band will compete in the Puget Sound Festival of Bands on Saturday, Oct. 22. This year’s event featuring 21 high school marching bands from Washington and Utah will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Everett Memorial Stadium. Now in...


Master gardeners slate winter speaker series | School brief

Registration is now open for the Snohomish County Master Gardener Foundation’s 14th annual Winter Speaker Series. This year’s popular sustainable gardening series features Northwest garden personalities during eight sessions on alternate Fridays... Full story


Voyager to open family resource center | School brief

Voyager Middle School has plans to open a resource center for families as soon as this year. The middle school’s administrators have recognized that a Family Resource Center would be key in the building of relationships between families, school sta... Full story


Diversity Career Fair is Nov. 5 at EvCC | School brief

Learn about career opportunities at Puget Sound region community and technical colleges at a diversity career fair Nov. 5 at Everett Community College. Doors open at 8 a.m. at EvCC’s Henry M. Jackson Conference Center, 2000 Tower St. in Everett....


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Oct. 19 | Police Beat

Oct. 4 Drugs – 5000 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. The student resource officer was dispatched to Harbour Pointe Boulevard for two students who were ill, possibly because of substance abuse. One student had already left, but the other told the officer...


Election year even weirder with Larsen | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As I drive around our county, I see signs for many candidates. With Cindy Larsen under investigation, I wondered why she still has the support of so many in the Superior Court judge race, including the county prosecutor and... Full story


Rico Tessandore stands up for public safety | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Rico Tessandore has the knowledge, personality and ability to be one of the best Superior Court judges in all of Snohomish County. As a recently retired traffic detective with the Edmonds Police Department and Edmonds Police...


No contest: Tessandore best for judge | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: With the most legal and judicial experience, Rico Tessandore is the best choice for Snohomish County Superior Court judge. He is the only candidate with a balanced perspective and a decade of work as a judge pro tem. He dedicated... Full story


Larsen will be fair when law is gray | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: When I think of law, I think of it as a black and white. You are either law abiding or not. The truth is, however, that law is fluid. There are times when judges need to interpret law according to a number of factors. The law may...


Cindy Larsen bought by special interest | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I don’t like corruption, and I don’t like judges who are bought by any special interest. Is it too much to ask that candidates for judicial office behave with honor and integrity? If they want the voters to hire them to be...


If you haven’t yet, register to vote | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As citizens of the United States of America, we are known by the rest of the world for a great number of things, but perhaps none more than the ability of each citizen to partake in electing the nation’s leaders. You, your... Full story


Questions remain about planned mosque | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: At the request of Mohammed Riaz Kahn, the community has waited since July for the details about the operation of the Islamic Center of Mukilteo. Mr. Khan promised those details would be delivered at a town meeting this month. Now... Full story


Schedule of community events for week of Oct. 19 | Around Town

Oct. 19 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.... Full story


Fifteen years | Chuck's World

I’ve seen a lot of Bruce Springsteen lately, with his new book out and him being interviewed by everyone apparently able to borrow a microphone. It’s not that he’s been a recluse. He’s just... Full story


Chinese company to acquire Oki golf courses

Oki Golf has plans to sell eight of its Seattle area golf courses to the Hong Kong-based company HNA Holding Group for $137 million, including the Harbour Pointe Golf Club in Mukilteo. Although the properties will be sold, Oki Golf Management LLC...


Man gets 3 years for abusing 5-week-old son

A Mukilteo man has been sentenced to three years in prison for abusing his newborn son. Andre Ash, 35, was convicted of second-degree child abuse for assaulting his 5-week-old son. Ash shook his son and broke many of the baby’s bones. Snohomish...


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