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Voices Among Us fundraiser concert is Nov. 14 | A&E brief

The local bands Voices of the Village and The Pin Drops will perform at the fifth annual Voices Among Us concert Saturday, Nov. 14. The concert will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the NW Music Hall, at...

 

Cascade Symphony to perform opening concert | A&E brief

Cascade Symphony will celebrate the city of Edmonds’ 125th birthday with a concert Monday, Oct. 26. The 7:30 p.m. concert will be performed at Edmonds Center for the Arts, at 410 4th Ave. N. in...

 

Snohomish company to build student housing at EvCC

A Snohomish-based real estate development firm has purchased property on the Everett Community College campus to build student housing. Ko?z Development Inc. has plans to construct a building off the...

 

Kamiak hosting Dramafest 2015 this week

The 23rd annual Dramafest, Kamiak High School’s version of a one-act play festival, runs now through Oct. 24. Think of this as a compilation of student culmination projects. The seniors in...

 

Learn how to make collage art at workshop | A&E brief

Do you want to try collage as a way to create art? Join the Shoreline-Lake Forest Arts Council and let artist Jan Clem show you many tricks and techniques to this medium. This Create & Make!... Full story

 

Workshops to go over Active Transportation Plan | City brief

The community is invited to attend one of two workshops on the city’s Active Transportation Plan. The meetings will be held at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at City Hall. The city’s... Full story

 

Mukilteo council candidates talk issues (Part 3 of 4)

As in past election seasons, The Beacon asked 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 of... Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    October 21, 2015

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson named Woman of the Year

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson has been named Woman of the Year by Greater Everett Business & Professional Women. The Everett chapter of the Business and Professional Women is honoring Gregerson next we...

 

Children play with pumpkins in Y’s pool

Chia Yang picks pumpkins with Jonathan Yang, 5, and Jackie Yang, 3, in the pool at Mukilteo Family YMCA on Oct. 17. The Y holds its Pumpkins in the Pool event around Halloween every year, where...

 

Truth: Does it really exist? | Worship

In music, there is a note named “middle C.” It is a specific note on a piano from which other notes can be referenced. Do you know what middle C sounds like? Are you sure? Have you ever pulled on your ear while listening to a note? It changes...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Oct. 21 | Around Town

Oct. 21 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....

 

Creature of the Black Lagoon at NW Stream Center | A&E brief

The Adopt A Stream Foundation is showing “Creature of the Black Lagoon” at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at the Northwest Stream Center. Before you see the 1954 black and white film, get into the Halloween spirit with a 30-minute presentation about the... Full story

 

Mukilteo lacrosse player prepares to head Down Under | Sports brief

Mukilteo lacrosse player Melanie Rizzotti is preparing to head to the opposite side of the world next year after getting invited to play in the 2016 Down Under Cup lacrosse tournament in Australia. Rizzotti, who started playing lacrosse in the...

 

Registration open for Boys & Girls Club basketball leagues | Sports brief

Registration is now open for the winter basketball league at the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club. Boys and girls in kindergarten through high school can join teams which will begin practices Nov. 30. Practices are held typically once a week at local...

 

Donate to Packs for Kids at Mukilteo Elementary | School brief

Mukilteo Elementary needs donations of non-perishable food to its Packs for Kids program. The program was launched in 2011 to help feed students who eat at school because they qualify for free and reduced lunch, but then go hungry on the weekends....

 

Apply to become a Washington Aerospace Scholar | School brief

Does your student want to be an engineer when she grows up? Washington Aerospace Scholars is a program for high school juniors that focuses on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. The program has two phases: a...

 

Mariner to host 4th annual Harvest Fest | School brief

Mariner High School is hosting its fourth annual Harvest Festival on Halloween. The event will be an open house and be held from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31, at Mariner High School, at 200 120th St. S.W. in south Everett. Students in grades K-5 in... Full story

 

Students make Deans' List at Azusa Pacific University | School brief

Two students from Mukilteo made the Deans’ List at Azusa Pacific University. Bethany Arneson and Victoria Sonnenburg have been named to the Deans’ List for the spring 2015 semester because they maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or better....

 

Is your child eligible for Special Education services? | School brief

Do you suspect that your student has a mental, physical or developmental delay, or a disability that has a major impact on learning, working and caring for him or herself, or performing manual tasks? Is there a recorded history of your child having...

 

Wanted: Buddy bench in memory of teacher | School brief

Mukilteo Elementary is seeking the donation of a special bench in memory of a teacher who was lost to cancer. Linda Merriman, 53, was a teacher at Mukilteo Elementary for 27 years. She died in May. Teachers say Merriman was known for “her...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Oct. 21 | Police Beat

Oct. 14 Suspicious – 12600 blk SR-525 Officers were dispatched for a report of three men who walked out from behind the location pushing a grocery cart full of items. Two subjects told officers their vehicle had broken down and the grocery carts...

 

Re-elect Brian Sullivan to County Council | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Voting ballots will be mailed out this Thursday, and we must make our choice for Snohomish County Council representative. I believe the best choice for this position is Brian Sullivan. Brian is a former city councilmember and...

 

Scott Whelpley is the better choice | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Please join me in supporting Scott Whelpley for Mukilteo City Council Position 5. Scott is genuinely passionate about serving his community, and has worked hard to ensure that he will be ready to serve as an effective and... Full story

 

Facts about Proposition 1 | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Proposition 1, a 0.3 percent increase in retail sales and use tax and on our ballots in the Transportation Benefit District this November, will increase taxes to all shoppers at Alderwood Mall, restaurant customers, anyone buying...

 

Cook helps make Mukilteo a better place | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Christine Cook has a strong desire to continue making Mukilteo a better place. She is an advocate for the youth and seniors of Mukilteo, and has an extensive record of volunteering in many different activities within the school...

 

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