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Kamiak honors October students of the month

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

 

The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra will present "Music for the Imagination," a concert the whole family can enjoy. The program, featuring "Peter & the Wolf," takes place from 3-5... Full story

 

Kiwanis honors Kamiak junior

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo recently honored Kamiak High School’s Jinha Park as the October Student of the month. Jinha, a Kamiak junior, has been an active member of the Kamiak Key Club since her...

 

Not giving up on Japanese Gulch

After reading Phil Wrobel’s inspiring Guest View in the Mukilteo Beacon last Wednesday [“Gulch levy is a bargain,” page 4, Nov. 7], I felt compelled to write my own view. As a teacher/coach at E... Full story

 

EvCC students perform 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead' Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Everett Community College students will perform “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead,” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 29-Dec. 1 in Baker Hall, Room 120. Tom Stoppard’s play takes two minor...

 

Sounder North line sees increase in ridership

While Sound Transit’s Sounder North may have its critics, recent studies suggest the commuter rail line service – which runs through Edmonds, Mukilteo and Everett – is on the right track to...

 

Naval ships carry memories of war veterans

Nine-year-old Eli Gibboney is proud of the fact that his daddy serves in the U.S. Navy as the captain of a warship. His dad is Cmdr. Tim Gibboney, commanding officer of the USS Rodney M. Davis, who...

 

New ambulance provides for smoother ride

Maybe you’ve seen it in action: The fire department has a new ambulance. The Mukilteo Fire Department put its new-and-improved aid car – for which safety and a smooth ride are of utmost importance...

 

Detectives Looking for WalMart Robber

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking to identify a man suspected of robbing a WalMart store. At 2:30 a.m. on Oct. 26, the suspect entered the Lynnwood store on 164th St. SW,...

 

Giving thanks on Thanksgiving

Next week our nation will celebrate an annual tradition that transcends religion, race or culture. For this, we can thank President Abraham Lincoln who, in 1863, proclaimed the first Thanksgiving Day at a time he was trying to hold our nation...

 

Mukilteo Community Orchestra to perform Nov. 18

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s fall concert will feature dances of passion. The concert will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, at Rosehill Community Center in Mukilteo. It is free and open to the public. The program features dances from two comp...

 

Real estate scams and scallywags

I’ve been “working” with an “all-cash,” “foreign buyer” who plans to buy a home sight-unseen and close in a month. He’s provided a Bank of China statement in “U.S. dollars” showing a balance of $1,154,051. By coincidence, a month...

 

Middle school recognizes students of the month

September’s theme for Student of the Month at Harbour Pointe Middle School was “Inquirer,” an attribute from the International Baccalaureate Profile. Harbour Pointe selected the following students: 6th grade: Larik Eremenko, Noah Venditto,...

 

Explorer names students of the month

The following is a list of the Explorer Middle School students of the month for September. The students were chosen for their positive attitude and cheerfulness. Genesis Alvarado Marie Alvarado Maria Brunson Saya Cano Shyla Brace Elisse Lauer... Full story

 

Police Beat for week of Nov. 14

Nov. 7 Animal Complaint – 4900 blk 81st Pl. S.W. Callers reported a deceased cat in the parking lot at the location. The officer transported the remains to PAWS. The cat was a female “Ragdoll” with no chip or collar. Juvenile Problem – 7000... Full story

 

Letters for week of Nov. 14

Sick of higher taxes Editor, The Beacon: More taxes on the way as a result of the school bus levy passing. It's a good thing most in this town are so opposed to the few flights a day being proposed at Paine Field, which if allowed would lead to... Full story

 

Japanese Gulch, parking, fees and the budget

Japanese Gulch Although Proposition 1, a levy to purchase property in Japanese Gulch for parks and open space failed to get the 60 percent required to pass, it did get nearly 58 percent, which sends a clear message to the City Council this is...

 

Our Veteran Day

I suppose a creative person could construct found poetry out of text messages, discover beauty in the terseness of this odd way a lot of us communicate. I don’t know much about poetry. But now I...

 

Fire District 1 honors employees

Snohomish County Fire District 1 honored employees for their accomplishments and years of service at a ceremony held Nov. 5. Firefighter/Paramedic Karl Fitterer was named Employee of the Year. Fitterer is a senior paramedic assigned to Hilltop Fire S... Full story

 

Chamber to elect members to board

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce will be electing members to its board of directors on Nov. 15. The open positions on the Chamber Board of Directors are secretary, membership director, and a director-at-large. The following are members who have been...

 

Red Curtain holding auditions for 'Laura' Nov. 20-21

Red Curtain Productions has announced auditions for its next play, the film noir-style thriller "Laura," written by Vera Caspary and directed by Scott B. Randall. Auditions are set for Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 20 and 21, from 6 to 9 p.m....

 

Trinity concert to benefit Neighbors in Need

Linda and David Cornell, of Edmonds, are joined with family and friends to present a multi-faceted concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18, in the live acoustic environment of Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. Featured will be David Cornell's...

 

A free recital: Opera-tunities at Harbour Pointe Retirement

Mukilteo native and opera singer Carla Swedish will appear with her collaborative pianist Dr. Chrales Enlow in a classical vocal recital “Love In Many Languages” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17, at Harbour Pointe Retirement and Assisted Living... Full story

 

Maritime emissions down at Port of Everett

A new report reveals that maritime-related air pollution has decreased over the past six years – in some cases by as much as 40 percent – including at the Port of Everett. The report was issued by the Puget Sound Maritime Air Forum, a voluntary...

 

City Briefs for week of Nov. 14

Issues pop up with road extension project The city has run into two issues while working on a project to extend Harbour Reach Drive – the discovery of a potential wetland on the property and requests by residents to reduce the size of a wall...

 

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