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Articles from the November 23, 2016 edition

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District names new school principal | School brief

The Mukilteo School District has named the principal of the new kindergarten school. Cheryl Boze, currently the principal at Odyssey Elementary, will be the principal of the early-learning school... Full story


Seahawk gets students excited about exercise | School brief

A Seattle Seahawk visited Columbia Elementary last week to help students celebrate Seahawk Day. Hawk running back CJ Prosise talked with fifth graders on Nov. 15 before PE class about how important...


Seuss’ Grinch is coming to town | A&E brief

Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch will be back at Mukilteo’s tree lighting this year. The Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lin...


Islam: Leadership is a trust from God | Worship

As our nation has elected a new president, I can’t help but think about how some of our early presidents’ beliefs, values and leadership shaped our nation. There could not be a better time to... Full story


How to cook a juicy Thanksgiving turkey | Chef Dez

Thanksgiving weekend is almost here. The aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven on a cool autumn day revives many warm and comforting childhood memories for me. Although not all of us eat meat, the... Full story


Mukilteo recognizes employees of the quarter

Mukilteo has named Colt Davis and Brian Wirt as the employees of the third quarter. Davis, a police sergeant, is Supervisor of the Quarter and Wirt, surface water technician, is Employee of the...


Holiday tour showcases grand homes, chef tastings

One of the houses on the Assistance League’s Homes for the Holidays tour this year will feature close to 50 snowmen decorations. The Assistance League of Everett will host its fourth annual home...

 By Sara Bruestle    A&E    November 23, 2016

Mukilteo 8-year-old to play Dickens’ Tiny Tim

Eight-year-old Keagan Estes has the honor of uttering what is arguably the most famous line in “A Christmas Carol.” Keagan, of Mukilteo, will play Tiny Tim, the sickly boy who walks with a...


Before the turkey, a trip to Epulo Bistro | Art & Appetite

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us. Soon, we’ll all be lugging turkeys from the car, puzzling over the mathematics of cooking perfection, preparing a dozen or so side dishes – praying that they'll all be done at essentially the same moment – s... Full story


Schedule of community events for week of Nov. 23 | Around Town

Nov. 23 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. B... Full story


‘Music for the Imagination’ in Everett | A&E brief

The Everertt Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Music for the Imagination” 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. Selections include “William Tell Overture (Allegro),” “Light Calvary Overture” and...


Humbug: Driftwood presents ‘Mr. Scrooge’ | A&E brief

Edmonds Driftwood Players 2016 holiday show, “Mr.Scrooge,” is based on the Charles Dickens’ classic tale about the crusty Ebenezer Scrooge – a man who doesn’t know how to “keep” Christmas. The musical centers on the hardhearted Scrooge,... Full story


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

The 20th annual choir and orchestra Holiday Classics Concert featuring selections from Handel’s “Messiah” will be performed Sunday, Dec. 11, at the Everett Civic Auditorium. Kamiak Performing Arts Boosters will host two “Messiah” shows at... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    November 23, 2016

Mariner looking to build on last year’s success | Girls basketball

The Mariner girls basketball team took a huge step forward during the 2015-16 season. The Marauders came in having won a total of only five games and had no district playoff appearances in the previous three seasons. By the end of last season,... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    November 23, 2016

Knights setting their sights on state tourney berth | Girls basketball

The Kamiak girls basketball team has made a steady climb the last three years under coach Brian Norman. The Knights won more games each season and have advanced to the district playoffs all three years. Kamiak finished second at districts last...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 23 | Police Beat

Nov. 8 Collision – 3900 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. SW Officers were dispatched to a single motorcycle collision. The motorcyclist was transported to a hospital. Theft – 7000 blk 49th Ave. W A caller reported that a campaign sign was stolen from the...


Letter’s attack attempts to intimidate | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I was disappointed to read the personal attack on a letter writer by Ms. Falk, making the facile charge of "racism" over the writers' inquiry as to who would pay for and own the proposed Mukilteo mosque. This is an...


We won’t ‘suck it up’ post election | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am writing in response to the Nov. 16 letter "Post election” [page 5]. The writer suggests that liberals "suck it up" as a result of the recent election outcome. Well, we will not suck it up. We will not submit to... Full story


We need to empathize with the losing side | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: There is a segment of our society that lacks the ability to engage in constructive, critical thinking and to practice compassion and empathy toward one another. A clear example of this is Chris Beard’s cynical letter to the...


Many protesters too young to vote | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As an Independent who voted for both Republicans and Democrats, I agree it was a vicious campaign for president [“Post election: Liberals need to suck it up,” page 5, Nov. 16]. However, consider this: Only one candidate has a... Full story


Lighthouse Festival gears up for 2017 | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: During its annual membership meeting on Nov. 16, the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association voted in the 2017 board of directors. Everyone is excited for the New Year that will bring a few new events and more fun. We would like... Full story


Celebrate Christmas with Beggar Boys | A&E brief

The Beggar Boys will perform “A Celtic Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 16. The annual concert celebrating the holidays with a Celtic twist is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett. A reception will follow the sho...


2 Snohomish County companies top $10 billion | Taking Stock

Snohomish County is now home to two $10 billion companies. As of Nov. 15, Snohomish County’s heavyweights are Fortive and Seattle Genetics. Before July 5, the county had never had a company that was worth more than $10 billion in market... Full story


The fourth Thursday | Chuck's World

We earned this one. Even now, when few of us harvest anything other than garden vegetables, we can understand the need to communally step back, take a day, and be grateful we’re still alive. We...


Meet candidates for next police chief | City brief

Residents will get to meet the top candidates for Mukilteo’s next police chief on Nov. 30. The city is hosting a reception from 6-8 p.m. for residents to meet the four finalists in the running for the chief of the Mukilteo Police Department at City...


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