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EvCC students perform ‘The Seagull’ Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 5-7

Everett Community College students will perform a postmodern version of the Russian classic “The Seagull,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21-23 and Dec. 5-7 in EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story


Where’s Dexter? | Guest View

The statue was bought 10 years ago in late 2003 for the original location for Gallery Homes Real Estate on the corner of 5th Street and Mukilteo Speedway. A Mukilteo Historical... — Updated 11/6/2013


The Great Pumpkin visits Mukilteo

Mukilteo’s Jim Brice correctly guessed the weight of a pumpkin on display at the QFC at 163 pounds. The Mukilteo store’s Halloween contest asked shoppers to guess the... — Updated 11/6/2013


Kosta’s restaurant has a new contemporary look

Kosta’s in Mukilteo recently added a star to the restaurant’s quality. Kosta’s Mediterranean Cuisine, at 8306 Mukilteo Speedway, is newly remodeled to mix traditional Greek... — Updated 11/6/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Author’s story set during the Seattle World’s Fair

If you didn’t live through the 1962 World’s Fair, author Jim Lynch can tell you all about how it transformed Seattle. Lynch, author of “Truth Like the Sun,” is the keynote... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Rosehill windows offer look into the past

Mukilteo residents now own pieces from the former Rosehill Community Center won in an auction – pieces of Mukilteo history. The city held a silent auction Oct. 26 at Lighthouse Par... — Updated 11/6/2013


Winds create big waves on Mukilteo’s beach

Winds reached speeds of up to 33 mph, with gusts of 46 mph, at Paine Field in Everett on Nov. 2, according to the National Weather Service. Winds were highest from 7:50 a.m. to... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story


The Adopt A Stream Foundation and Snohomish County Parks & Recreation are teaming up with Snohomish County Surface Water Management to present a free showing of the IMAX movie... — Updated 11/6/2013

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Kamiak season ends with loss to Monroe in Districts | Prep volleyball

The Kamiak volleyball season came to an end on Tuesday, Nov. 5 in the 4A Wesco district tournament. The Knights, playing against Monroe in the consolation bracket, lost 3-2. The team finished league games in seventh place,... — Updated 11/6/2013

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Edmonds-Woodway beats Kamiak 3-1 to advance to district title game | Girls prep soccer

The Edmonds-Woodway girls soccer team beat Kamiak in the 4A District semifinals on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Warriors won 3-1. Rylee Peterson scored two goals during the game for the Warriors, while teammate Hannah Thuesen added the... — Updated 11/6/2013


At home in our natural presence | Weekly Worship

“Whatever came from being is caught up in being, drunkenly forgetting the way back” –Rumi (quoted from Tara Brach in “True Refuge”) Where is it that we go to rest from the turbulent waves of our daily life? Many of us... — Updated 11/6/2013


Voters to consider 2 school measures in February | School brief

The Mukilteo School Board passed resolutions recently that will place two school measures before voters on Feb. 11. Proposition 1 would renew an educational maintenance and operations levy that would be in effect from 2015 through... — Updated 11/6/2013


Kamiak senior earns perfect score on ACT | School brief

A senior at Kamiak High School had the highest score possible on the ACT college admission and placement exam—a perfect composite score of 36. Ryan Vogt’s achievement is significant and rare. On average, less than one-tenth of... — Updated 11/6/2013


Mariner drama students will present a comedy | School brief

Mariner High School Theatre Arts proudly presents George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, “You Can't Take It with You.” The play will be performed at 7 p.m. Nov. 14-16 and 21-23 in the Little... — Updated 11/6/2013


Mariner principal honored by school librarians | School brief

Mariner High School principal Brent Kline was named Principal of the Year by the Washington Library Media Association, thanks to nomination letters written by Stephanie Wilson, the librarian at Mariner, and Peggy Nystrom, who... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story


Projects proposed to ease elementary school overcrowding issue | Mukilteo Schools

In last month’s column, I told you about the growth we have seen in our elementary school enrollment and how large our schools have become as a result. Since that published, our October enrollment count came as a particular... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story


Mukilteo will pay for this boondoggle | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I was very impressed by your Op-Ed, "Tough decisions," regarding the Tank Farm transfer [The Beacon, Our View, page 4, Oct. 30]. This relocation will become a $160-$180 million parking lot. Not included... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story


Schools foundation’s breakfast is Nov. 11 | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Next Monday, Nov. 11, the Mukilteo Schools Foundation is holding its 21st annual fundraising breakfast in the Kamiak High School Commons from 7:30-9 a.m. Anyone who lives in the Mukilteo School District is... — Updated 11/6/2013


Thank you from Packs For Kids at Horizon Elementary | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: “Helping one child at a time, with the hope of helping many.” The Packs for Kids Program would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the wonderful Mukilteo community. Thanks to you, we had a very busy and... — Updated 11/6/2013


Watching for the apocalypse in Austin | Chuck's World

A theoretical 21-year-old, perhaps about now starting his or her senior year in college, has grown up in a very specific world. A world without phones that have cords. A world that has always had Rush Limbaugh on the radio and... — Updated 11/6/2013


Community events for week of Nov. 6 | Around Town

Nov. 6 Toddler Storytime 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Jump and bounce into a magical world of stories, music, and movements that nurture the desire to read in toddlers. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 18 months to 3 years. Caregiver... — Updated 11/6/2013


Sunday hours at Rosehill changed | City brief

Sunday closing hours at Rosehill Community Center have been changed from 11 p.m. to 10 p.m. Rosehill’s Sunday hours will continue to be 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., with extended rental hours now until 10 p.m. Mukilteo City Council voted u... — Updated 11/6/2013


Mukilteo budget gap grows this quarter | City brief

This quarter, Mukilteo City Council amended the 2013 budget to add $299,000 million in unexpected expenses. With these amendments, the gap between revenues and expenses in the general fund is now 1.8 percent, or up $62,000, and is... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story


$3.3 million transfers to Mukilteo for park acquisition | City brief

The city has officially agreed to put the $3.3 million it received in Snohomish County grants toward the acquisition of Japanese Gulch. The City Council on Oct. 21 authorized Mayor Joe Marine to accept the grants and sign an... — Updated 11/6/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

More than 230 traffic collisions in Mukilteo in 2012

Statistics on Mukilteo drivers look like a demolition derby: They run into houses, garages, fire hydrants – even off the ferry dock. The good news is, at least in 2012, no one was killed. Those are some of the stats that stand... — Updated 11/6/2013 Full story


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