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 By Sara Bruestle    News    October 26, 2011

Handy Mart robbed at knifepoint

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Police Department Above is a video surveillance photo of the man who robbed the John's Handy Mart. The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens or early 20s,...

 

Q&A: Council candidates talk issues (Part 4 of 4)

In order to give Mukilteo voters a chance to get to know the views of the Mukilteo City Council candidates better, The Beacon sent out a questionnaire with three questions attached, plus the...

 

A job you can sink your teeth into...

Beacon photo by Sara Bruestle Nose-art artist Mick Flynn repaints a sharkmouth onto the Curtiss P-40C Tomahawk at the Flying Heritage Collection. The 1938 fighter plane was flown by the famed...

 

Bells ring in tribute to firefighters

Photo courtesy of Mukilteo Fire Department Harry Prout tries on some too-big firefighter protective gear on Oct. 16, which marked the 30th National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service for...

 

Boxes of boots for Belize…

Photo courtesy of Chris Soukup A second shipment of children’s soccer cleats donated to the Boots for Belize drive from Mukilteo to San Pedro, Belize were recently “will-called” in...

 

Chocolate shop moves to Lincoln Courtyard

Mukilteo resident Jack Pennington chooses chocolates for his wife's birthday at the Mukilteo Chocolate Co. on Oct. 19. Owner Jan Straub waits to box the chocolates. Straub shows off the location of...

 

A minute to win it

Sixth graders Blake Gheparde, Holly Fahning, Matthew Laughlin, Amanda Wessels and Milly Marriott-Green play a domino-based Minute to Win It game on Oct. 21 at Olympic View. OV sixth graders Ariel...

 

Kamiak band wins grand sweepstakes award

Photo courtesy of Liz Ferry For the first time in six years, the Kamiak Knights Show Band won the Grand Sweepstakes Award at the 24th annual Puget Sound Festival of Bands on Saturday, Oct. 22 at...

 

Kamiak students named National Merit semifinalists

Photo courtesy of Sharla Chang Three students from Kamiak High School have been named by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation as National Merit semifinalists and another 16 have been named...

 

Defeating the blue dragons…

Photo courtesy of Liz Ferry The Mukilteo Black Dragons defeated the first-place ranked Lake Stevens Blue Dragons 3-2 on a soggy Saturday morning at Olympic View Middle School. Above, Mukilteo's Brady...

 

Mariner baseball player goes national

Photo courtesy of Will Linares Mariner junior Will Linares awaits a catch at the Under Armour’s Baseball Factory national team tryouts on Oct. 16. A Mariner High School baseball player has gone...

 

Kamiak presents 16th annual Dramafest

Photo courtesy of Sam Freeman "Poof," one of nine Dramafest shows Oct. 24-28 at Kamiak High School. Nicola Harris and Natalie Kim act in the play directed by Addison Backes. Not pictured in...

 

Local pianist pays tribute to the king of instruments

Local pianist/historian Rick Seifert is performing “The Greatest Musical Wonder in the World,” a tribute to the Wanamaker pipe organ on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at Mukilteo Presbyterian...

 

Margin call at the movies

The sign was pretty clear, as far as signs go. Big. Bright. Flashing. “Accident at 50th,” it said. “Expect long delays.” This was at an onramp to I-5 on Saturday afternoon, up...

 

Beneath the surface: Understanding garden soils

When most people think of their landscape, the plants in their gardens are the first things that come to mind. However, plants rely on balanced soils to provide nutrients, oxygen and water to root systems for sustained and healthy growth. So what...

 

I belong to a cult

Pastor Robert Jeffress, of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Friday, Oct. 7 before a speech in Iowa. According to Kasie Hunt of the Associated Press, he contrasted Perry's religion with Mit Romney's, and in...

 

9 certified homes to go

We are so close to reaching our goal of becoming a Certified Community Wildlife Habitat that I have no doubt that we will be soon be reporting that Mukilteo is certified. We have met all of our other requirements, and I know there are nine more...

 

Letters for week of Oct. 26

Linda Grafer understands Mukilteo Dear Editor, We are voting again for Linda Grafer in her bid for re-election to the city council. Why? Because she knows and understands the people of Mukilteo and the issues. As an example, Linda knows that like...

 

Our picks…

We noticed two positives in this year's City Council races: First, every race is contested. We're always concerned when someone runs unopposed. It suggests the community isn't paying attention and/or too few are interested in stepping up to help...

 

5 neighboring homes burgled

A string of five residential burglaries were recently reported in the same Mukilteo neighborhood. Four homes were reported burglarized in Mukilteo between Oct. 12 and Oct. 17, all within a block of each other near the dead end at 7700 block of 45th...

 

Check on city projects with new website

Given the current economic conditions, governments and businesses of all sizes are called on to do their work with greater efficiency and effectiveness. In response to this challenge, the city of Mukilteo is partnering with Paladin Data Systems, a...

 

Church awarded for habitat perservation efforts

In recognition of their work to improve and increase wildlife habitat on church property, National Wildlife Federation (NWF) awarded Point of Grace Church a Certificate of Exceptional Merit. The Certificate of Exceptional Merit represents the outstan...

 

Immerse yourself in Puget Sound for a day

WSU Snohomish County Extension Beach Watchers and sponsors bring you Sound Living – A One Day Communiversity on Nov. 5 at Everett Community College from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. EvCC is at 2000 Tower Ave., Everett. This “...

 

Train to be a Master Gardener

The WSU-Snohomish County Extension Master Gardener program is now accepting applications for the 2012 training class. Join more than 300 other enthusiastic volunteer educators and mentors in providing scientifically tested information about...

 

Michael James Cerjance: 1957-2011

“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.” Michael James Cerjance (Jim C.), 54, of...

 

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