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Articles from the November 5, 2014 edition

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School district’s Latinos work to keep heritage alive

Members of the Mukilteo School District’s Latino community are on a mission to make sure their culture’s traditions, such as celebrating the Day of the Dead, live on. Among them is Julieta...

 

How youth club transformed more than just my basketball game | Great Futures Start Here

The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club found me the summer before fifth grade. I walked into this building that looked like somebody’s house in a cul-de-sac of sorts at the end of 2nd Street. I could...

 

Local mom turns her creativity into a sweet book

Norene Cox is internationally known as the Candy Queen with a Willy Wonka way of looking at sweet treats and parties. Cox, of Edmonds, is a stay-at-home mom who turned a love of making treats for her...

 

‘In the Heights’ has a lively beat of its own | Theater Review

The Village Theatre opens its new season with the lively musical “In the Heights.” The show’s cast is almost entirely Latino and, in fact, much of the dialogue and lyrics of the musical are in...

 

Worship concert to benefit historic restoration of Presbyterian church

The music group Rachel and the Holywaters is donating the proceeds of a concert at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 16, to the building restoration of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Rachel and the Holywaters...

 

Kamiak names Students of the Month for October 2014

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for October 2014, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities...

 

I-594 passing, local incumbents re-elected | 2014 Election

The first returns in the 2104 general election were announced at 8 p.m. on Tuesday night and early returns show the gun background-check initiative passing, while local incumbents will return to office. In the race for 21st District State Senator,...

 

Kamiak holds on for district win over Snohomish | Girls prep soccer

It was a tight game throughout on Tuesday night for the Kamiak girls soccer team, but the Knights were able to hold on for a district tournament win over Snohomish, advancing to the championship match on Thursday night. Kamiak beat Snohomish 3-2 at...

 

Kamiak beats Monroe, advances to district championship | Prep volleyball

The Kamiak volleyball earned a four game win over Monroe in the Wesco district tournament on Tuesday evening, earning a spot in the championship game on Thursday night. The Knights beat Monroe 25-8, 25-18, 20-25 and 25-22. Katie Petterson had 12...

 

Keeping up with what God is doing | Worship

I have not yet given up on my daily print version of The Seattle Times. As a child, I heard story after story of how my father brought home family income working as a paperboy in the suburbs of Chicago during the Great Depression. He told us how he...

 

Future of Flight honors veterans with free admission Nov. 11

The Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour is honoring veterans by offering all U.S. and Canadian military veterans including retired and active duty military free admission to the Future of Flight center on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Boeing...

 

Mariner hosts clothing drive | School brief

The Mariner Booster Club is hosting a clothing drive fundraiser until Nov. 12. The group is collecting clothes, shoes, bedding and towels, which they ask are put into plastic bags. Donations will be collected at the school office until Nov. 12....

 

Marysville Rotary sets up Marysville-Pilchuck fund | School brief

We are all saddened by the tragic shooting that took place at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Oct. 24. It is hard to imagine that a tragedy like this could happen this close to home. The outpouring of community support for Marysville has been...

 

Annual craft fair set for Nov. 8 | School brief

One of the biggest craft fairs in south Everett will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 8. The 21st annual Mukilteo Schools Craft Fair will take place in the main gym at Mariner High School, which is located at 200 120th St. S.W. The...

 

What Mukilteo schools do to keep children safe | Mukilteo Schools

Sadly, a school shooting has captured the headlines again, this time very close to home. Tragic events like the one that occurred at Marysville-Pilchuck High School make all of us feel great pain for those who were impacted and also make us feel...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 5 | Police Beat

Oct. 29 Malicious Mischief – 10800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. Officers responded to a report of a white pickup truck driving on the grass. The pickup was gone on arrival and the caller was unable to get a license plate. An officer located grass in...

 

Thank you from Dan Matthews | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I want to thank every citizen of the 21st Legislative District – especially you who voted – for your kind and neighborly reception of both Jan and me during the recent campaign. I became a candidate for the Washington state...

 

Close-minded letters about new shop disappointing | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I was really disappointed in the letters to the editor last week regarding the new tattoo shop in Mukilteo. Instead of welcoming a new business to our beautiful, little Mukilteo town, the owner was slammed with close-minded...

 

Judgmental readers can’t demand censorship of paper | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Beacon readers: Please keep supporting local businesses like the tattoo parlor in Mukilteo. Do not censor the newspaper because judgmental people can't stand the thought of speaking to their children...

 

Readers bashed Beacon for doing its job | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Now let me start off by saying one thing: I have never had a tattoo, and I never plan to get one. OK, that is actually two things, but I think I made my point. That being said, I have to say that I read the article mentioned in...

 

Nice to see fine arts grace Beacon pages | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In the Oct. 22 issue of the Mukilteo Beacon, I was surprised and thrilled to see mention of Kamiak High School's Dramafest with a picture of the play I took part in [“Kamiak hosting Dramafest 2014, The Beacon, page 7]. I...

 

Saving time for myself | Chuck's World

I’ve finally gotten around to watching a few episodes of the new “Cosmos,” hosted by Neil DeGrasse Tyson. I watched a couple of shows when it first aired last spring, having been a big fan of...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Nov. 5 | Around Town

Nov. 5 Halloween Candy Buy Back 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Dr. Jacqueline de Leon-Estes and Harbour Pointe Orthodontics is hosting their 11th Halloween Candy Buy Back now through Nov. 6. They’ll buy back your Halloween treats, $4 for each pound. Half w...

 

Sno-Isle partnership brings Safe Place to 15 libraries

Sno-Isle Libraries is joining Everett Transit, Workforce Development Center, and Everett Libraries to team up with Cocoon House, adding 15 new Safe Place sites around Snohomish County. Safe Place is a program that partners with other organizations in...

 

Jury scam targeting Snohomish County residents

Snohomish County officials want residents to know if they receive a call from anyone telling them they owe money for failing to report for jury duty, don’t fall for it – it’s a scam. Employees in the Snohomish County Clerk’s Office and in...

 

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