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Articles from the November 19, 2014 edition

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Fight for living wage is a worthy one | Guest View

I was surprised to see a former mayor of Mukilteo’s tirade at the prospect of raising of the minimum wage [“$15 – Not Now!,” Guest View, page 4, Nov. 12]. Emory Cole’s rant was a cornucopia... Full story

 

Mukilteo middle schooler earning national success in family tradition

Olympic View Middle School eighth grader Taylor Roe is the latest in a family full of runners to have success in cross country, already commanding the spotlight on the local and national level with...

 

World’s largest Christmas project opens collection site in Mukilteo

This month, the Mukilteo Presbyterian Church will serve as a collection site for Operation Christmas Child, the world's largest Christmas project of its kind. The annual project is a favorite of...

 

Through Our Lens | Big and Bright

The day after a full moon, the waning gibbous moon shines bright over Goddard Stadium earlier this month. The next full moon will be on Dec. 6. Do you have a great photo to share with us? Email... Full story

 

Holiday lights contest back after 3 years

Start untangling that ball of lights in a box in the garage: The Peace on Earth Holiday Decorating Contest is back on after a three-year hiatus. The contest is co-sponsored by Elizabeth Erickson of...

 

Author’s book inspired by 60-year-old letters, photos

Although the leather is worn and pages are unbound, the faces of the Korean orphans pictured in the photo album are as bright and happy as they were the day they met their American heroes. Mindy...

 

Kamiak concert balances 'Messiah' with modern music

This year’s Kamiak High School “Messiah” concert will have a theme of Christmas trees and rubble. The theme represents the true story of a cellist who returned to his hometown of Sarajevo at... Full story

 

Navigating the mind state matrix of restraint | Worship

Understanding our lives is essential to understanding the nature of our mind. We contemplate our mind in feeling, thought, sensation and action internal, external and both. When we speak of internal in most Buddhist disciplines, we are referring to r...

 

Construction underway for school district’s new center

Construction of the new Teaching and Learning Center for the Mukilteo School District is now underway. The construction bond measure that was approved by voters last February will provide the funds to make a number of facility improvements...

 

Voyager works to scare hunger away | School brief

Voyager Middle School students recently participated in the We Scare Hunger campaign as a part of their local actions to get into Free the Children’s We Day. To be held this spring, the Free the Children’s We Day is an event and year-long...

 

Craft fair raises $4,000 for student scholarships | School brief

Shopping for the holidays was in full swing during the 21st annual Craft Fair held recently at Mariner High School. More than 700 shoppers visited throughout the day. The main gym and hallway were transformed into a mini shopping mall. There were 93...

 

Mariner presents ‘The Man Who Came to Dinner’ | School brief

Drama students at Mariner High School are presenting “The Man Who Came to Dinner” in shows performed in the school’s Little Theatre at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20, 21 and 22. The story is about the evening when an egotistical cultural critic named...

 

Schools foundation breakfast raises $60,000 | School brief

The annual fundraising breakfast for the Mukilteo Schools Foundation raised more than $60,000. More than 300 supporters attended breakfast on Nov. 11 held for the first time at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo. “It was our largest...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 19 | Police Beat

Nov. 12 Found – 10500 blk 47th Pl. W. An officer responded to the ring down phone at the police station for a subject who found drug paraphernalia on her property in Whidbey Island and brought it to the police department. The subject also advised... Full story

 

Future of Flight Foundation director reflects on her ‘firsts’ | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: With Thanksgiving around the corner, I find myself reflecting about my "firsts." I vividly remember my first staff meeting, my first board meeting, our four-day Design Charrette (to listen to our community and capture... Full story

 

Plan ahead for Thanksgiving holiday traffic | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Please plan ahead for heavy ferry traffic Thanksgiving weekend. The longest lines are expected westbound Wednesday afternoon and evening, Nov. 26, and eastbound Friday morning, Nov. 28. Some routes will be on a holiday schedule...

 

Less is more on Mukilteo’s waterfront | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is a taste of the information that I took from that open house on Oct. 21 regarding the new Mukilteo waterfront [“Open House to go over Waterfront Master Plan,” page 3, Oct. 15]. I was astounded at some of the...

 

Perfect reading material for father’s break | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Beacon columnist Chuck Sigars: Nice column about your father [“Roots,” Chuck’s World, page 5, Nov. 12]. The past three days I've been filling out one of those "A Father's Legacy"... Full story

 

Holiday drive to collect cans for Cocoon House

A local family is running a fundraising campaign to raise money and awareness for the Cocoon House this holiday season. The Allens are hosting their third annual Cans for Christmas drive to benefit the Cocoon House youth shelter located in Everett....

 

Tips for a safe Thanksgiving holiday

Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, with three times as many in an average day, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Snohomish County Fire District 1 offers the following safety tips to help avoid a Thanksgiving...

 

Try this cranberry sauce alternative for Thanksgiving | Holiday Recipes

This is the season for holiday dinners, parties and potlucks with friends, family and co-workers. Don’t know what to bring? Keep reading. The following are favorite or traditional holiday recipes sent in by the cooks of the community – along with...

 

Cranking it up | Chuck's World

In my own defense, I was provoked. That’s not a great excuse, but it feels important to retrace the steps, if only to feel a little better about myself. First, though, I’d like to offer some...

 
 By Chef Dez    General    November 19, 2014

Cookbooks: Inspiration at our fingertips | Chef Dez

One of the oddest couples I have ever met was after one of my live cooking performances at a local fair. A woman in the distant crowd was watching the tail end of my show and approached me afterward. "I can see by watching you that you love to...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Nov. 19 | Around Town

Nov. 19 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business....

 

Make memory boxes to help loved ones remember

About 5.2 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. The disease’s hallmark symptom – issues with memory and cognition – prevents those afflicted from storing new information in the brain. For these millions of men and women, using...

 

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