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Orchestra concert to feature award-winning Seattle pianist

The Mukilteo Community Orchestra’s opening concert for the 2015-16 season is set for Nov. 22. Admission is free. The 2 p.m. concert at Rosehill Community Center will feature pianist Rose Jo-Shih...

 

Local duo hosts Harmonies for Hunger food drive

The band IvyLane held its second Harmonies for Hunger food drive Nov. 13 during its show at The Scotsman Bistro to benefit Northwest Harvest. Ivan Lee and Elaine Skeffington are also hosting an...

 

Youth symphony to perform season’s first concert

The Everett Youth Symphony will perform its first concert from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, in Everett. The concert, which kicks off the symphony’s 51st season, will include Mouret’s “Rondeau, ”W... Full story

 

A bunch of ducks | Through Your Lens

About 100 ducks hang out in Mukilteo’s waters near the fishing pier on Sunday, Nov. 15....

 

District to draw new elementary school boundaries

Some parents are worried that proposed changes to school attendance boundaries would upset the socio-economic balance at Discovery Elementary. A committee is working to change elementary school... Full story

 

Region’s greatest minds talk futuristic ideas

Twenty-three of the region’s greatest minds recently shared the stage at a locally organized TED conference. Hundreds, if not thousands, watched the first-ever TEDxSnoIsleLibraries event, with the...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    November 18, 2015

Kamiak comes up just short of state swim title

Despite coming up inches short of a state championship, the Kamiak 200-yard freestyle relay team left the 4A Girls Swimming and Diving Championships with no regrets. Newport edged the Knights by 2/100 of a second in a thrilling finish in the finals...

 

Sports Briefs

Mariner’s Abbie Steinhauder took 12th place overall at the 4A State Girls Cross Country Championships Nov. 7 at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. The junior standout finished the 5,000-meter course with a time of 18:23.0. Girls on the Run Fall...

 

Newspaper late because of power outage

Readers will receive this week's Mukilteo Beacon around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Beacon offices lost power around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday while making this week's issue. Power turned back on around 10 a.m. Wednesday. As such, the newspaper will... Full story

 

Schools closed today due to power outages

All Mukilteo schools and the district office are closed today because of the power outages, according to Andy Muntz, spokesman for the Mukilteo School District.... Full story

 

Remember to be grateful in all things | Worship

Recently, one of the youth in my congregation was giving a lesson on being thankful. He started the discussion by asking the other youth, “Suppose tomorrow morning you woke up and the only things that existed in the world were what you had thanked...

 

Tickets on sale for Kamiak’s ‘Messiah’ | School brief

The 19th annual choir and orchestra Holiday Classics Concert featuring selections from Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed Sunday, Dec. 13, at the Everett Civic Auditorium. Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters will host two “Messiah” shows at...

 

Explorer band to march in Macy’s Parade | School brief

The Explorer Middle School marching band will perform in the Macy’s Holiday Parade. The band, which has about 200 students, will march in the annual parade through downtown Seattle Friday, Nov. 27. The parade features middle and high school...

 

Horizon Elementary PTA to show ‘Home’ | School brief

Horizon Elementary’s PTA is hosting a Movie Night at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, at the school. The Horizon PTA will be showing DreamWorks’ newest film, “Home,” which is about the alien takeover of Earth. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The story... Full story

 

Serene Lake hosting food drive this week | School brief

Serene Lake Elementary is holding a food drive now through Nov. 20 to feed families in need. The Serene Lake Community Service Leadership Team organized the school-wide drive. Send your donations in to the school with a student or drop them off at... Full story

 

Principal to honor student leaders with pizza | School brief

Student leaders at Mukilteo Elementary will soon get to have pizza with the principal. Each week, Principal Josh Benedict will honor students who exemplify the “Seven Habits” by inviting them to have Garlic Jim’s pizza with him in his office...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 18 | Police Beat

Nov. 11 Suspicious – 4500 blk Chennault Beach Rd. An intoxicated woman called and reported she was visiting from Texas and overheard someone talk about disposing of a body two years ago. The case is under investigation. Animal – 40th Ave. W. &...

 

Mukilteo’s finances are out of control | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mayor Jennifer Gregerson presented her 2016 budget Nov. 2. It showed comparative 2015 operations having a $900,000 general fund deficit, revenues falling $1.1 million short of budget. The budget had many obvious questionable...

 

We can learn a lot from the birds | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I’m remembering Judy Garland singing, “Birds fly over the rainbow, then why, oh why can’t I?” Birds play an important part in our lives. They eat bugs, sing, lay eggs and do things that we can’t do: namely, fly. Some of...

 

City planners putting Pacific Seafood first | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: At a neighborhood meeting Nov. 12 regarding the proposed Pacific Seafood complex on 44th Avenue W., the question arose as to why the city’s Planning Department was attempting to ramrod this proposal through at such a fast pace f...

 

Thank you from Whelpley to voters | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I would like to thank the citizens for Mukilteo for the vote of confidence that was cast on my behalf Nov. 3. I'm thrilled with the results of this election, and am excited to have the opportunity to work for the good of our...

 

Thank you from Emery to supporters | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you to the voters and to all who supported and encouraged the campaign to put me back on the City Council. I have been honored and humbled by all those who have enthusiastically given time, money and endorsements. It's...

 

Seniors like shared youth club idea | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We were pleased to see a discussion begin regarding a potential collaboration between our seniors and the Boys & Girls Club [“Share your thoughts about youth-senior partnership,” Mayor’s Message, page 4, Nov. 11]. We... Full story

 

Mayor’s budget was a blindside attempt | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Congratulations to Steve Schmalz, Christine Cook, Scott Whelpley and Richard Emery for winning their Mukilteo City Council races! An extra congratulations and thank you are in order for Steve, who was targeted by the "Mukilteo...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Nov. 18 | Around Town

Nov. 18 Defensive Driving 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills. Receive practical guidance for traffic accident prevention, enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful...

 

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