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 By David Pan    Sports    November 14, 2018

Knights punch ticket to state tourney | Volleyball

Kamiak’s Sarah Brachvogel executed many successful kills during the Wes-King 4A District volleyball tournament. But none was bigger than the final point against North Creek in a winner-to-state... Full story

 

Kamiak brings home medals, sets records at state | Girls swimming

Kamiak started and finished with a flourish at 4A state swimming and diving championships. The Knights left with a fistful of medals and school records Saturday, Nov. 10, at the King County Aquatic... Full story

 

Annual ‘Christmas Spectacular’ returns for 18th year

Many in the area know Dr. Sanford Wright as a neurosurgeon in Snohomish County and as the son of Dorothy Jayne Wright who taught dance to generations of Mukilteans at the old Rosehill School. While... Full story

 

Schack opens holiday season with Northwest Pastel Society

Kick off the holiday season with the Schack Art Center at the opening reception of the 2018 Holiday Art Exhibit featuring the Northwest Pastel Society (NPS) on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...

 

Mukilteo man aims to raise kidney shortage awareness

Over 20 people die each day while awaiting a kidney transplant. More than 114,000 people in the United States are on the national transplant waiting list for a new kidney. And every 10 minutes,...

 

Endeavour Elementary celebrates Veterans Day

Endeavour Elementary School held their annual Veterans Day assembly Friday, Nov. 9, teaching students about the importance of the day. The school also invited family members who served in the Armed... Full story

 

Sponsored Brief: If your water heater is 10 years old, it’s time to replace it.

The average life of a standard water heater is 10 years. The one you have now may not look any different than it did when it was installed a decade ago. But they deteriorate from the inside, so you won’t see anything. Yet, your water heater...

 

Sponsored Brief: Free room for your holiday party at Thai Waterside

Sawaddii y’all! Thai Waterside offers FREE space for your party – Christmas, birthday or any party that you want. Our restaurant is a house, so you will feel private and warm with your friends and family. No charge for the room! For customers who...

 

Sponsored Brief: Learn science, engineering after free ride from school

Stemtree offers FREE after-school pick-up from local elementary & middle schools. We transport your student to the Center where they can do homework, play games, and enjoy learning science & engineering until you pick them up. Watch for our...

 

Sponsored Brief: If you're a part of a Big Box Gym, you're missing out on a big part of your health

Large, nationwide gyms thrive on the idea that a person will pay their monthly dues and never show up. And the reality is, it works. Wouldn't it be nice to attend a gym that actually wants you to be there and see improvement? Research has shown t... Full story

 

Annual Mukilteo Turkey Trot returns for Thanksgiving

Looking to get a nice run in before your family’s Thanksgiving feast? Participate in the Annual Mukilteo Turkey Trot, held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, in Harbour Pointe. There is both a 5K and a 10K option. The 5K will do one lap of the course, whic... Full story

 

Mukilteo Yacht Club readies Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

As part of the Port of Everett’s “Holiday on the Bay” festivities, local yacht clubs will be joining Mukilteo Yacht Club for the annual MYC lighted boat parade. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, decorated lighted boats will parade in...

 

Twist of the Magi returns to Edmonds with holiday fun

Twist of the Magi returns to the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds with its holiday story for everyone. Written by Debra Rich Gettleman, the play starts with O'Henry's classic short story, "Gift of the Magi” set it in an authentic 1940's...

 

Take heart fellows, here come the gals to rescue us!

Hello friends! Recently, I have not husbanded my time wisely. I have been the fool, and folded like a bad poker hand: I have not delivered a proper new column. Forgive me please, mes amis; my bad. Unproud of myself. I am stumblor, yes, but the...

 

Foreign exchange ‘student aid’ to the Sammamish River

On Saturday, Nov. 17, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., 20 Cascadia College foreign exchange students are teaming up with the Adopt A Stream Foundation to plant trees and shrubs on the banks of the Sammamish River where it flows into Lake Washington. The m... Full story

 

Kamiak places 17th in National Math Contest

Kamiak High School has some of the best high-school mathematicians in the country, as demonstrated by their 17th-place finish in the 2018 Fall Startup Event, a national mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing... Full story

 

School Briefs

Skills Center Dental Clinic opened yesterday The Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center’s dental clinic will opened yesterday and will be open through March 28. Patients will receive an examination, cleaning, necessary X-rays, and fillings from a licensed...

 

How were allergies discovered?

Dear Dr. Universe: How did we discover allergies? -Zion, 8, Australia Dear Zion, Before humans even came up with the word “allergy,” they observed how some people would get rashes, sneezes or become really, really sick from different things in...

 

Police Beat

Nov. 2 Slip N Slide An officer responded for a report of water creating a traffic hazard. Public Works responded. Cyrus Way and Evergreen Drive. BOLO for pups An officer responded for a report of two dogs off the leash. They were not located....

 

Sensory-friendly puppet show “Sea Song” at Edmonds Center for the Arts

ECA’s 2018/19 Saturday Matinees begin with a sensory-friendly production designed to be accessible to patrons of all ages with autism or other sensory sensitivities, called “Sea Song.” Developed by puppeteer Hobey Ford, the performance is a... Full story

 

2 restaurants that taste like home

They say you can’t go home again. But you can eat like home again. My husband and I were both born and raised outside of Washington. He is from New Mexico, and I grew up in Philadelphia. Both places evoke strong memories because of their history,...

 

Post-election thank you

Thank you to everyone for their support, words of encouragement, legislative ideas for 2019 and trust! To my opponent, your condescending remark in last week’s Beacon towards my supporters – your fellow constituents – is unbecoming of the tempera...

 

This is us

I leaned over to my wife at one point last week, and said, “We’re surrounded by weirdos,” which prompted a discussion about semantics. This is how you keep a long marriage lively, but let me...

 

The Peace Park debacle

The shooting that occurred on July 30, 2016 was a tragedy many in the area felt could never happen in Mukilteo. A city described as quiet, nice, quaint, and above all, safe, was shaken to the core after a jealous ex boyfriend was able to purchase an... Full story

 

In response to public opinion comments from Nov. 8

I understand your frustration and concern about the expenditure of your tax dollars being wasted. This is exactly why the council has decided that we need legal representation in an effort to recover those misappropriated dollars. This is not just... Full story

 

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