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Theater celebrates 115th birthday with silent movie | A&E brief

The Historic Everett Theatre is celebrating its 115th birthday – and you get the gift. The theater is hosting a free Silent Movie and Pipe Organ Night at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 3. It will show the 1920... Full story


Learn ‘All About Beavers’ at NW Stream Center | A&E brief

The Adopt A Stream Foundation is hosting “All About Beavers” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Northwest Stream Center. “All About Beavers” includes a showing of the IMAX movie...

 By Jeff Dutra    General    November 2, 2016

God adds color to the changing seasons of our lives | Worship

A few weeks ago, I found myself looking out the window of my office, which looks out toward Chennault Beach Road. As I looked out the window, my eyes caught the leaves on the trees across the street....


Peanut butter can do more than top your toast | Chef Dez

I still remember when I first tasted a peanut butter and banana sandwich as a child. As I chewed, I wondered how many others knew about this phenomenon. The contrasting flavors of salty nuttiness and... Full story


Rotary recognizes ‘helpful’ ACES senior | School brief

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Micah Neptune its ACES High School Student of the Month for October. He was recognized for his accomplishments at a recent Rotary Club meeting at...


17 speakers revealed for next TEDx conference

Seventeen speakers have been lined up for the second TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The conference is full. It will be streamed... Full story


Mukilteo 4th grader wins orchestra’s poster contest

A fourth grader at Mukilteo Elementary is the winner of the Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s “Peter and the Wolf” poster contest. The orchestra will open its 2016-17 season with a concert...


Author writes novels based on historical facts

Nancy Horan is the author of two New York Times bestsellers that are favorites of book clubs throughout the nation. Horan, author of “Loving Frank” and “Under the Wide and Starry Sky,” is the... Full story


Officers surprise 5-year-old with visit to birthday party | Kudos & Complaints

We received a follow-up accolade from the mom who asked if a Mukilteo police officer could visit her son’s birthday party for our Kudos and Complaints series after the last one ran in September. Her... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    November 2, 2016

Kamiak student aces AP computer science exam

A Kamiak High School junior has earned a perfect score on the AP computer science exam. Joey Schafer, son of Scott and Katie Schafer, is one of only 10 students in the world to earn every point...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    November 2, 2016

5th Street signal redesign in the works

It’s arguably the most dangerous signalized intersection in Mukilteo. The 5th Street signal for northbound vehicles along the Mukilteo Speedway has two lights for two lanes, one for local traffic...


Dino and Daisy make a Boo Bash dash

Brother and sister Miles and Cora Wightman parade around in their Halloween costumes at the Rosehill Community Center on Oct. 30. Miles, 3, and Cora, 18 months, were trick-or-treating at businesses...


Mukilteo’s Holiday Art Mart is Nov. 5 | A&E brief

The ninth annual Holiday Art Mart will be held Saturday, Nov. 5. Admission is free. This year’s shopping extravaganza for one-of-a-kind gifts will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Rosehill Community Center. It will feature juried Washington...


Audubon Society presents ‘Birds of New Zealand’ | A&E brief

The Pilchuck Audubon Society is hosting “Birds of New Zealand” from 7-8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Everett Firefighter’s Hall. Kim Adelson, an avid birder who lived in New Zealand for three years, will give a presentation on New...


Parent U: Help your stressed student | School brief

The Mukilteo Youth Coalition is hosting a Parent U presentation on how to help your children deal with stress on Tuesday, Nov. 8. School counselors Sarah Flynn and Denise Bathurst will share how to “Help Your Stressed Out Student” from 6:30-7:30... Full story


Harbour Pointe honors September students | School brief

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the September Students of the Month. 6th grade: Danisa Bounnam, Mick Cho, Jeffrey Choi, Sam Davis, Karly Odegaard and Avery Stengele 7th grade: Dylan Lozano, Cydney Jones,...


Open house for new elementary school is Dec. 3 | Mukilteo Schools

Among the most thrilling things we can do as a school district is open a new school. We had that experience in September when students arrived at the new Lake Stickney Elementary. It was fun to watch the excitement of the children, as well as their... Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 2 | Police Beat

Oct. 18 Vehicle Prowl – 10600 blk 47th Pl. W An officer responded to a report of a vehicle prowl. The case is under investigation. Fraud – 800 blk Goat Trail Loop Rd. An officer was dispatched for a fraud report. She did not fall for the scam....


Schedule of community events for week of Nov. 2 | Around Town

Nov. 2 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....


Vote to renew Fire District 1 levy | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I urge voters to support Fire District 1’s Proposition 1 on the general election ballot. It will help the fire district to hire, train and equip more firefighters. Calls for service have increased more than 12 percent in 2016.... Full story


Someone in Mukilteo has to pay | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: City services are mostly paid for by taxes and fees. Last year, stormwater fees increased 100 percent ($90) annually. They are scheduled to increase again each year. Those fees had not increased for many years. Because of...


Fortive well on its way to Fortune 500 | Taking Stock

Fortive, the newest and largest exchange traded, shareholder-owned company headquartered in Snohomish County, released its third-quarter sales and earnings figures on Oct. 27. Fortive is a holding company for 16 subsidiary companies, the names of...


‘Blue Jay,’ blue states and what-ifs | Chuck's World

It was just before I left for a 10-day trip to Texas that I realized I was going to make it. It was back in March that I saw where this was and where it was going, and that was no place good. You...


Veterans organization works to fix membership cards

Snohomish County Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13 is reaching out to members who may have incorrectly printed membership cards. According to Gregg Michael, commander of Chapter 13, many members of Disabled American Veterans have a membership...


Board of Health charts path forward

After reviewing an assessor’s report, the Board of Health has recommended that talk to consolidate Snohomish Health District with Snohomish County government be tabled. Instead, the board will reevaluate its charter and committee structures in orde... Full story


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