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Articles from the November 22, 2017 edition

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Kamiak’s annual holiday concert takes place Dec. 9

Kamiak High School’s performing arts have always had top-notch programs, winning many awards over the years for their performances. December is fast approaching, meaning it’s... — Updated 11/22/2017


Fire Sirens

Safety advice and "did you know" information given by Mukilteo's Fire Chief, Christopher Alexander.... — Updated 11/22/2017


MOD pizza open for business in Mukilteo

Watch out local pizza chains, you have some new competition. MOD Pizza is now open for business here in Mukilteo, having opened last Friday, Nov. 17. According to MOD, the first 52... — Updated 11/22/2017


Coast Guard, local agencies rescue two wind surfers north of Everett

Coast Guard air and boat crews, as well as a Snohomish County Marine Unit and a Tulalip Fire Department boat crew, rescued two male wind surfers after they went missing near Kayak... — Updated 11/22/2017


Kamiak Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak staff as Students of the Month for November, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Brian Soergel    News

Marko Liias to command state Senate floor action

Sen. Marko Liias, D-Mukilteo, will lead Senate floor action as the majority floor leader in the 2018 Legislative session. Liias represents Mukilteo in the 21st District. The 2018... — Updated 11/22/2017 Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Assistance League of Everett hosting annual home tour fundraiser

The first thing you notice when you enter Tom and Sally Joy’s home is the tableful of nutcrackers on the right side of the room. “I probably have over 50 nutcrackers,” Sally... — Updated 11/22/2017 Full story

 By Brandon Gustafson    A&E

The Widows Project to host holiday concert fundraiser

The Widows Project, a Snohomish County resource for the widowed, is hosting its first Christmas benefit concert at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby Ave., on Sunday, Dec. 10. “We believe that this event will bring us in... — Updated 11/22/2017


The grateful heart I Worship

Recently, I attended a memorial for my grandmother, Masae Sakuma Nishimoto (1914-2017). I was overwhelmed by how thankful I felt to her and my grandfather for the life they created for their children and grandchildren. My grandmoth... — Updated 11/22/2017


Holiday cat adoption event coming soon in Harbour Pointe

The Community Cat Coalition is hosting its annual “Home for the Holidays” adoption event. The goal of this event is to get as many cats and kittens adopted into new homes as possible. Local rescue groups and independent... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Chuck Sigars    General

Anxiety and the dark art of facial recognition I Chuck's World

In 1948, the year the Marshall Plan began, the year Al Gore and Clarence Thomas were born, the year Harry Truman held a headline that blared fake news, and the year that George... — Updated 11/22/2017 Full story


Did you know? I Fire Sirens

The Mukilteo Fire Department proudly serves the residents and visitors of the city with the guiding vision statement “Excellence in Public Service.” Through a series of “Did you know” articles, I will be sharing information... — Updated 11/22/2017 Full story

 By Chef Dez    General

The importance of shopping local I Chef Dez

How well do you know your local butcher, baker or candlestick maker? I realize that local candlestick makers are less prevalent than they use to be, but if you had one in your community, they would be just as important as your... — Updated 11/22/2017


Happy Thanksgiving, everybody I Editor's Note

Thanksgiving and the holiday season in general is usually pretty bittersweet for me. I’m a child of divorced parents, and I have divorced grandparents as well, so the holiday season usually involves a lot of travel and stress.... — Updated 11/22/2017


Progress report on Mukilteo’s Multimodal Project

Work crews are continuing to make progress on the first phase of the Mukilteo Multimodal Project. The phase is set to construct the trestle and bridge seat. As of now, crews have installed over 150 piles at the work site of the... — Updated 11/22/2017 Full story


Council Briefs

Missing members Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and councilmember Ted Wheeler were not at the meeting Monday, Nov. 20. President Bob Champion phoned in for the meeting. Continued budget talks Recreation and cultural services director... — Updated 11/22/2017


Give thanks for good health by donating blood this holiday season

The American Red Cross encourages people to donate blood for patients in need. Mike Healey’s son was born prematurely, weighing three pounds, and immediately needed blood. “I gave blood the next day and have done it 56 times... — Updated 11/22/2017


Everett Philharmonic Orchestra’s Music for the Imagination

Join the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs for their second concert of the season, “Music for the Imagination” The show begins at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 26 in the Everett Civic Auditorium. The... — Updated 11/22/2017


Police Beat: 11/12-11/18

Nov. 12 Noise complaint An officer responded to the 5000 block of 84th Street Southwest for a noise complaint and the occupant agreed to keep the music down. Assist Officer Beck with Seattle PD had a question about a court order.... — Updated 11/22/2017


School Briefs

Special guest speaks at Veteran Days assembly For the staff and students at Olympic View Middle School, the Veterans Day assembly the other week was an event to remember. They were privileged to hear a personal story from Sgt. 1st... — Updated 11/22/2017

 By Brandon Gustafson    News

Man arrested for brandishing knife on ferry

A 39-year-old man was arrested for allegedly brandishing a knife at a juvenile on the M/V Kittitas ferry last Wednesday, Nov. 15. Washington State Patrol received a call around 7:40 a.m. regarding the incident, and quickly went to... — Updated 11/22/2017 Full story


Four individuals to be inducted into basketball coaches hall of fame | Sports brief

Former King’s High School boys basketball coach Marv Morris is one of four individuals who headline the Class of 2018 for induction into the Washington Interscholastic Basketball Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame. The 43rd ann... — Updated 11/22/2017 Full story


Mountain Bike Teams looking for new members | Sports brief

Edmonds Mountain Bike is looking for new members for its high school and middle school teams. All levels, from beginning to expert, are accepted for residents in the Mukilteo/Edmonds/Shoreline area. Teams are co-ed with no... — Updated 11/22/2017


Kamiak, Mariner athletes earn all-league honors

Four Kamiak players earned first-team, All-Wesco 4A girls soccer honors. Kailin Wiley (forward), Stephanie Roestel (goalkeeper), Sarah Nehring (defender) and Hunter Beirne (midfielder) were voted to the first team by league coaches... — Updated 11/22/2017


Kamiak’s annual Holiday Hoops camp set for Dec. 27-28

The Kamiak girls basketball program and the Kamiak Athletic Boosters Club host their annual Holiday aHoops camp on Dec. 27-28 at Kamiak High School. The camp will run from from 9-11:30 a.m. with check in at 8:45. The camp will... — Updated 11/22/2017


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