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Articles from the November 25, 2015 edition

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Kamiak names November Students of the Month

The following students were selected by Kamiak High Schoo staff as Students of the Month for November, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and... — Updated 11/25/2015


Edmonds launches first holiday market

Holiday shoppers in downtown Edmonds will be treated to a selection of specialty foods, wines, flowers, treats and entertainment at the Edmonds Holiday Market on Saturdays during... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story


Scrooge? Bah! Enjoy chorale’s holiday magic

Mark your calendars and call now for reserved seat tickets to “Scrooge! Bah! Humbug!” Saturday, Dec. 12, at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. Performances will be... — Updated 11/25/2015


UW ensemble to present contemporary take on 'Messiah'

Pacific MusicWorks, an ensemble in residence at the University of Washington School of Music, will perform Handel’s "Messiah" in four performances for the holidays.... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story


Lone bicycle leans on tree | Through Your Lens

A lone bicycle leans on a tree off of Second Street in Old Town on Nov. 21.... — Updated 11/25/2015


Fallen tree just misses boys’ playhouse

A 150-foot fir tree fell during last week’s windstorm in back of the Morris home in the 800 block of Washington Avenue, just missing the family playhouse. Now that it has fallen,... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Tour showcases old homes, holiday decorations

You’re bound to find a new way to deck your halls on the Assistance League’s Homes for the Holidays tour. The Assistance League of Everett will host its third home tour from... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Mary Lambert surprises Mariner with concert

Singer-songwriter Mary Lambert of “Same Love” fame surprised Mariner High School with a concert. The two-time Grammy Award nominee performed two concerts Nov. 10 at the high... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story


Schedule of community events for week of Nov. 25 | Around Town

Nov. 25 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... — Updated 11/25/2015

 By Sal Barba    General

The tenderness of the heart | Worship

“A blessing evokes a privileged intimacy. It touches that tender membrane where the human heart cries out to its divine ground. In the ecstasy and loneliness of one’s life, there are certain times when blessing is nearer to us... — Updated 11/25/2015

 By James Spangler    General

‘Tis the season for happy hour at Indigo | Art & Appetite

The holidays are sneaking up on us. Soon friends will be exchanging gifts, college kids will be returning home, and some of us working stiffs will find ourselves with a few afternoons free. There’s only one answer for these... — Updated 11/25/2015


Tickets on sale for Mariner’s Holiday Extravaganza | School brief

The annual Senior Showcase Holiday Extravaganza featuring Mariner High School’s dance seniors will be performed Thursday, Dec. 10, and Friday, Dec. 11, in the Aux Gym. Mariner’s Fine Arts Physical Education Dance Program will... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story


Watch D.O.G.S. launches at Olympic View | School brief

A new program at Olympic View Middle School invites men to promote education and help reduce bullying. Through the Watch D.O.G.S. program, fathers, step-fathers, uncles, grandfathers and brothers of OV students serve as role models... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story


Odyssey to host Family STEM Night Dec. 10 | School brief

Odyssey Elementary is hosting its first-ever Family STEM Night from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10. If your student likes science, technology, engineering and/or math, then STEM Night is for your family! All families are invited to an... — Updated 11/25/2015


Give an anonymous gift to a child this season | School brief

A familiar snowman is back at Harbour Pointe Middle School for the holidays. Willie Melt is at the HPMS Great Hall ready for students to retrieve a “gift tag” from his white picket fence. Each gift tag tells about a Mukilteo... — Updated 11/25/2015


Stage 1 burn ban issued for Snohomish County

Due to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency is issuing a Stage 1 burn ban for Snohomish County, effective at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25. The ban is in effect until further notice.... — Updated 11/25/2015


Explorer annual food drive Dec. 1-11 | School brief

Explorer Middle School will hold a food drive from Dec. 1-11 to feed families in need. Explorer’s National Junior Honor Society organizes the school-wide drive every year. Send your donations in to the school with a student or dr... — Updated 11/25/2015


Log off 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 25 | Police Beat

Nov. 18 Traffic – 10200 blk SR-525 A caller reported “numerous vehicles up and down the Speedway,” were not stopping at blacked-out intersections. She requested extra patrol. Follow-Up – 600 blk Marine View Pl. A caller repor... — Updated 11/25/2015


Windstorm didn’t stop Music4Life show | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We had another Mukilteo Music4Life fundraiser at the SugarShak by the Sea Artist Cooperative Nov. 17 from 5-8 p.m. Everything started out great – we had avoided a lot of the crazy weather all day down here off... — Updated 11/25/2015


Neighbors help couple with fallen tree | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Want some good news for a change? During the storm on Nov. 17, about a 30-inch diameter tree came down through the middle of our house. Luckily, my wife and I were not in that part of the house. Our neighbors... — Updated 11/25/2015


Warehouse would lower quality of life | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: My wife and I have enjoyed living in this community for 35 years, building our home, raising our family and spending our retirement years here. Now that livability we have so enjoyed is threatened by Pacific Sea... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story


Don’t rush Pacific Seafood project | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: There is something fishy going on in the Mukilteo Planning Department. Pacific Seafood submitted an application to build a facility on Oct. 28. A meeting was scheduled five days later with minimal, if any,... — Updated 11/25/2015


Senior center wouldn’t fit in youth club | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I read the mayor’s column last week in the Mukilteo Beacon regarding the seniors and finding a place for them [“Share your thoughts about youth-senior partnership,” Mayor’s Message, page 4, Nov. 11]. I r... — Updated 11/25/2015


Holiday trees available at Adopt A Stream at McCollum Park

The Adopt A Stream Foundation will be selling 200 "Live & Wild" Holiday Trees for Salmon 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. The trees are $35-$50. “There will be a selection of 3- to 5-foot-high sitka spruce,... — Updated 11/25/2015

 By Kim Voetberg    General

Small business is a big deal | Chamber Corner

Yes, Black Friday shoppers are willing to get up at 3:30 a.m., and stand in line with other harried customers hoping to snag one of 10 highly popular items, but there is a better way to shop! One big business is starting a trend... — Updated 11/25/2015 Full story


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