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Articles from the November 1, 2017 edition

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 By Jim Hills    News

Library volunteers connect the community

The Sno-Isle Libraries volunteer program changes lives and helps build communities. With roughly 700 participants at any given time, Sno-Isle Libraries has one of the larger groups... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 
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Mukilteo Community Orchestra opens this weekend

The first concert of the Mukilteo Community Orchestra 2017-18 season takes place on Sunday, November 5. It will feature an all Brahms program with a special solo performance of... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
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Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show: a two-day event

The 44th Northwest Artists’ Holiday Show will open Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4 & 5, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 8109 224th St. SW,... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
 By Brandon Gustafson    News

2017’s Boo Bash a big hit with kids and parents alike

Ghosts, pirates, cowboys and many other heroes ventured to Rosehill Community Center Sunday, Oct. 29, in search of one special commodity. What was that commodity? Candy, of course!... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Young artist hosts art exhibit for breast cancer research

When she was in fifth grade, her friends planted a seed in her head that never went away. “My friends would marvel at my art and tell me, ‘You should have your own art... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
 By Aliah Elaoud    News

Mukilteo mayoral candidates split on Prop 1, city budget

While challenger Dan Matthews and incumbent Jennifer Gregerson at last week’s Mayoral Forum agreed on the importance of a permanent senior center and preserving the character of... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
 By Kim Voetberg    General

The future looks promising I Chamber Corner

In a society that sometimes squelches creativity because by its very nature, it’s an out-of-the-box concept, those of us who embrace ingenuity may challenges finding an outlet for sharing in a dialogue of change. Back in the mid... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General

The better part of valor is sometimes shutting up I Chuck's World

If given the option, I’ll always choose to ring up my own groceries. This has less to do with affection for those self-checkout kiosks, which aren’t all that exciting, than... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
 By Jim Miller    General

When will Medicaid pay for nursing home care?

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the eligibility requirements to get Medicaid coverage for nursing home care? Caregiving Daughter Dear Caregiving, The rules and requirements for... — Updated 11/1/2017

 

Police Beat 10/22-10/28

Oct. 22 Malicious mischief The officer was dispatched to the 10900 block of 53rd Place West for a report of property damage. Suspicious The officer was dispatched for a suspicious subject at the 4500 block of Harbour Pointe Bouleva... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

High school student shot at Everett party

Detectives with the Major Crimes Unit are investigating a shooting that injured a juvenile at a local Everett party. Just before 12:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 800 block of 35th St on the report of a... — Updated 11/1/2017

 

You have the power to fight the flu

October brings fall, changing leaves and pumpkins—and the beginning of flu season. Last year, Snohomish County saw record numbers of influenza-related school absenteeism, hospitalizations and deaths. Additionally, hospital and... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

County marks 100th opioid overdose reversal with Narcan

Police in Everett reversed their 100th opioid overdose countywide early last month, marking a significant milestone in the fight against the heroin epidemic. As a result of these efforts, 100 sons or daughters, mothers or fathers a... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

Final public presentation of aviation attraction wayfinding signage at Paine Field

Snohomish County’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism invite the public to the final presentation for the Paine Field visitor attraction wayfinding signage project, Nov. 2, 2017 at the Future of Flight, Forward Cabin... — Updated 11/1/2017

 

Snohomish County’s Litter Wranglers program approved to continue spring of 2018

If laid end-to-end, the number of road miles cleaned by the Snohomish County Litter Wranglers since the end of April would stretch from Everett nearly to Mt. Shasta in California. The pilot Clean Sweep Litter Program was such a... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

It’s snow time: Sno-Park permits go on sale Nov. 1

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission’s Sno-Park permits will be available for purchase online and through various vendors statewide beginning midnight Wednesday, Nov. 1. Sno-Park permits allow visitors to park in... — Updated 11/1/2017

 

School Briefs

Sno-Isle Dental Clinic opening soon The Sno-Isle Tech Dental Clinic in Everett will be open from Nov. 8 through Mar. 29. There are a limited number of openings for these reduced cost services. For the $75 minimum suggested... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

Upcoming fundraiser and the importance of volunteers

The process of providing an education for more than 15,000 students requires a very large organization filled with many moving parts. In addition to about 1,000 teachers, we employ hundreds of other employees who drive school... — Updated 11/1/2017

 
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Schack opens holiday season with Northwest Watercolor Society exhibit

Join the Schack Art Center for a kick off to the holiday season with the opening reception of the 2017 Holiday Art Show featuring the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) on Thursday, November 16 from 5-8 p.m. Fifty signature member... — Updated 11/1/2017

 

Mukilteo Community Garden: Putting the garden to bed

The growing season is sadly, coming to an end. Mukilteo Community Garden (MC) volunteers are still gathering the last of the harvest from its 1,900 square feet of giving beds. Fifty-five households of pea patch bed owners work 41... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

When frustration invades, choose love

Do you ever find yourself getting into discussions or debates, either in person or on social media, over things like politics, social issues, religion, etc., only to find yourself feeling thoroughly frustrated, or maybe even... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

Letter: For your consideration please:

The last three and half years served on Mukilteo City Council have been a rewarding experience for me, and I have seen considerable changes in the administration and councilmembers. As a result, I am writing to all those who share... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

Letter: Response to Michael Reagan (Mukilteo Beacon, Guest View, Oct 11th)

I am not a combat veteran. I served my country by volunteering for the Peace Corps in the 1970’s (we all express our patriotism differently). Whereas I respect the views of Mr. Reagan, I disagree with his interpretation of the... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

Letter: Reelect Gregerson as mayor

I am writing to express my support for Jennifer Gregerson as mayor of Mukilteo. As our mayor, end even before her tenure as our mayor, Jennifer has acted on her vision for a livable, sustainable and safe community. We are... — Updated 11/1/2017

 

Letter: Keep Mukilteo Transit taxes in Mukilteo, vote Jennifer Gregerson for mayor

Voters in Mukilteo have got their ballot to close out what has been a most rambunctious and viscous election campaign. But I want to talk about making sure Community Transit is responsive to Mukilteo by electing for mayor a... — Updated 11/1/2017 Full story

 

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