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Articles from the October 30, 2013 edition

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6th annual Mukilteo holiday market features 43 artists

The annual Holiday Art Mart in Mukilteo this weekend offers a variety of locally handmade art and gifts – from appliquéd pillows to rocking chairs – to help art lovers get their holiday shopping... Full story

 

Scare hunger this Halloween

On Halloween night, Kamiak High School students will Trick-or-Treat in Mukilteo neighborhoods for canned food and other non-perishables as part of We Scare Hunger. The food drive benefits the...

 

Home decor shop opens in Old Town

Where there were once books and bookshelves, you can now find home decor and gifts. Interior designer Krista Miller is owner of the new Beach Glass by K. Miller Interiors, located in the Lincoln...

 

Therapy after breast cancer on the fly

Two Mukilteo women recently realized the therapeutic benefits of fly-fishing: The sunlight reflecting on the water, the roaring of the current, the steady back and forth motion of the rod are all...

 

‘Xanadu’ is a Greek mythology, disco ball of fun | Theater Review

There are some plays that defy description. “Cats,” and “The Rocky Horror Show,” are two of them. “Xanadu” is definitely a third one. All of these plays are quite bizarre. They’re... Full story

 

Mukilteo dog park turns 1 year old

The Tails and Trails Dog Park off of Mukilteo Boulevard celebrated its first birthday on Oct. 27. The party at the park near Japanese Gulch featured a pet Halloween costume contest, raffle prizes,...

 

Pick a pumpkin, win a prize

More than 2,000 ghouls and goblins Trick-or-Treated at the third annual Boo Bash on Oct. 27 at the Rosehill Community Center. Activities at the Halloween event included a “blood and guts” science...

 

Letting go of the seasons of life | Weekly Worship

In the movie “Father of the Bride,” Steve Martin plays a middle-aged man by the name of George Banks who has a really hard time letting go of his daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. The movie is really quite hilarious, as...

 

Links and Alliances Conference Nov. 16 at EvCC

Watch the movie “TRANS” and attend workshops about relationships, coming out, bullying and staying healthy at the Links and Alliances Conference 10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Nov. 16 at Everett Community College’s Jackson Center. The conference is for gay,...

 

Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | September

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as students of the month for September. September’s theme for Students of the Month was “Inquirer,” an attribute from the International Baccalaureate Profile. The September...

 

Tough choices | Our View

This year’s mayoral and council elections are among the most challenging in recent memory. Except on one very important issue, there aren’t any major differences of note. In the mayor’s race, Joe Marine and Jennifer Gregerson are pretty much...

 
 By Mimi Gates    Opinion    October 30, 2013

Why I support Initiative 517 | Guest View

Our right to initiative and petition our government is the most important tool we have to push back when government does things we don't like. I support Initiative 517 because I am a strong believer in our initiative rights, which our state has h... Full story

 

Chip seal ruined neighborhood | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In regards to chip seal and other related issue: No, we are not done yet. First, seriously, Council President Randy Lord and Mayor Joe Marine, chip seal is to alleviate “critical needs”? Do you think a dead-end street traffick...

 

National views play no part in city government | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: An open letter to Robert Knoll, manager of the Randy Lord for Council Campaign: I read with interest your letter to The Beacon on Oct. 23 [“Worried about Taylor’s other political views,” Letters, page 7], expressing your... Full story

 

Unwanted calls won’t sway our votes | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: My household has received many phone calls from our hopeful local candidates running for Mukilteo political offices. Most of these calls show up on our caller ID as "Telemarketer," which we will never answer. To our great...

 

Some changes can/cannot be made | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Many believe, as I do, that it is long past time for a change in Mukilteo government. Unfortunately, not much can be changed for the better at the mayor level. Joe Marine has engineered many millions of dollars in spending. For... Full story

 

The reason behind the No Joe signs | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: There have been quite a few comments, analysis, speculative critiques and more of what’s come to be known as the “No Joe” signs. However, there’s only been one who has bothered to ask why, so, I thought some might be... Full story

 

Re-elect Richard Emery | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We first met Richard 15 years ago while serving on the board of Snohomish County Habitat for Humanity. We have always known him to be fair-minded, thoughtful, and dedicated to whatever cause he takes on. His heart belongs to his...

 

Vote for a better Mukilteo | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: When I moved to Mukilteo 10 years ago, I saw Terry Preshaw at a Mukilteo City Council meeting. I was very impressed by her presentation to the council. She had correct, clear and informative facts as pertaining to the item on the... Full story

 

One of the good guys | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am supporting a very highly qualified individual for City Council and that would definitely be Ted Wheeler. He is a man of integrity, passion, compassion and sincerity. He is knowledgeable of the facts and findings for the...

 

It’s been an expensive 8 years | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Joe Marine has been mayor of Mukilteo for eight years. During this time, our taxes have increased by 1 percent or more most years, if not all. And our taxes continue to increase with no apparent end in sight. The Nov. 4 City...

 

Vote to make Mukilteo a community | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: For one who has lived on the boulevard side of 5th Street since I was 12 years old, I tend to relate to Mukilteo more than Everett. There are many of us who attended schools in Mukilteo, had their first jobs at Taylor’s, the... Full story

 

Ted Wheeler is the right choice | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Having worked side-by-side with Ted Wheeler the past two years on the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival gave me the opportunity to work with a person with a high level of energy, passion and commitment to excellence in delivering to...

 

Mayor a strong voice for Paine Field | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mayor Joe Marine has been outspoken about Mukilteo’s opposition to commercial air service at Paine Field. His strategy of pointing out the value of promoting aerospace manufacturing jobs over commercial service is being heard.... Full story

 

Thanks to Mormon church for Day of Service | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Mukilteo Parks and Arts Commission would like to extend our greatest thanks and recognition to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for its Day of Service. On Sept. 14, a group of volunteers from the LDS Church...

 

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