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Articles from the November 26, 2014 edition

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Mukilteo youth soccer team wins Turkey Shoot tournament

The Mukilteo Youth Soccer Club U11 boys Lightning team won the Turkey Shoot tournament in late November. They won the tournament after beating Snohomish 3-2 in the championship game. The team...

 

Mukilteo youth soccer team wins Turkey Shoot tournament

The Mukilteo Youth Soccer girls U12 Tigers team recently won the Turkey Shoot tournament. The tournament was held Nov. 20-22 and featured 124 teams with over 1,600 players. The Mukilteo Tigers team...

 

Snohomish County’s hidden Victim’s DUI Wall

It could be a “Where Is George?” type of question. Do you know in the southern end of Snohomish County there is a Victim’s DUI Wall, which is sad to say is out of sight, thus the victims are...

 

EvCC’s Ocean Research College Academy launches new research boat

Everett Community College’s Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA) launched its new custom-built research boat with a celebration on Nov. 22 at the Port of Everett. The dedication of the Phocoena...

 

Buddy the Elf to visit Mukilteo tree lighting – again

If you missed him last year, children will again get the chance to meet syrup-loving Buddy the Elf at Mukilteo’s tree lighting. The Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting is schedule for 3-6 p.m....

 

Mukilteo Kiwanis Club has a new holiday fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is kicking off the holiday season by offering Gourmet Nuts and Delicious Delight chocolate covered nuts, raisins and pretzels. The Gourmet Nuts come in a 2 lb. 4 oz. can...

 

You’ll shoot your eye out! ? ‘A Christmas Story’ returns to Langley

One boy, one holiday wish and a world that seems to be conspiring to make certain it doesn’t come true. The Whidbey Island Center for the Arts presents the American classic, “A Christmas...

 

Chamber Corner

Emma Leedy, the Tourism and Marketing director for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce talks local business as well as big events happening in town....

 

Local doctor revives mission trip to Guatemala

When Mary Hubbs traveled up a dusty, dirt road and witnessed the conditions of an out-of-date Guatemalan hospital, she felt as if she was taking a glimpse into the past. “You just feel like...

 

Go to China with the Chamber of Commerce

Experience Chinese culture, history and business with the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce next year. The chamber will host a 2015 travel tour to China, with stops including Beijing, Shanghai, Suzhou and...

 

Kamiak Knights boys basketball host holiday hoop camp

The Kamiak Knights boys basketball team is hosting a holiday hoop camp for kids Dec. 22-23 at the high school. The camp is open to boys in grades 3-6 who want to learn and improve their skills. Registration is $55 prior to Dec. 18 and funds raised...

 

We have much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving | Worship

In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving Day during a time when he was trying to hold our nation together. Though today this holiday is mostly seen as a reminder of the Native American and pioneer families who, more than one hundred...

 

Enroll now in EvCC’s precision machining program

Learn about Everett Community College's precision machining program, and find out why 90 percent of the program’s graduates are employed within 30 days at information sessions at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2, and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The in...

 

Mukilteo School Board approves transgender policy | School brief

The Mukilteo School Board adopted a new policy on the rights and protections of transgender students at its meeting on Nov. 24. The Washington State School Director's Association recently issued a policy and procedure regarding transgender...

 

Explorer Middle School orchestra to compete in Utah | School brief

An orchestra from Explorer Middle School has been selected as one of only four middle school orchestras in the nation to attend a strings competition next year in Salt Lake City. The Explorer Middle School Advanced Orchestra will compete in the...

 

New program gives musical instruments to low-income students

A new instrumental music program is helping the students of low-income families in the Mukilteo School District. Mukilteo Music4Life helps families by acquiring “lovingly used” musical instruments and then getting them fully repaired and...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Nov. 26 | Police Beat

Nov. 19 Traffic – 84th St. S.W. & SR-525 An officer was dispatched for a report of a recklessly driven vehicle. It was not located. Suspicious – 5500 blk 87th Ct. Officers were dispatched for a suspicious truck that arrived overnight. The...

 

Ivar’s manager helps to feed neighbors in need | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thanksgiving Day is near and we want to say a huge thank you to Greg Covey, manager of Ivar’s in Mukilteo. From the time we started the Mukilteo Community Garden seven years ago and continuing each year, Greg has helped raise...

 

We agree with Wagener on waterfront | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you to Christian Wagener ["Less is more on Mukilteo’s waterfront,” Letters, page 4, Nov. 19] for reiterating what we locals have been saying for years! We could not agree more with Wagener's comments and hope eve...

 

Logs of the Week insensitive add ons | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I love the Beacon and think it's nice that Sara Bruestle is doing an Editor's Note, but I don't understand the purpose of the Fire Log of the Week and the Police Log of the Week. What criteria is she using to select...

 

Purchase a wreath and generate jobs for homeless

ReNewWorks Home and Decor Store are making and selling wreaths for the holiday season for a good cause. A portion of revenue from the wreath sales will support local non-profit Housing Hope. A portion also supports HopeWorks Social Enterprises, an...

 

Purchase potted holiday trees and help salmon

Instead of cutting down a tree this season, why not protect the environment and decorate a live one? The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation will be selling 200 live and wild Holiday Trees for Salmon. The trees cost $35 to $50 and will be available at the...

 

Celebrate the holidays with an English twist | 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...

 

Symphony’s holiday concert expected to sell out

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will present its popular Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 15, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. Highlights include excerpts from Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker” and Leroy Anderson's "Sleigh...

 

The First Thanksgiving Proclamation

On June 20, 1676, the governing council of Charlestown, Mass., held a meeting to determine how best to express thanks for the good fortune that had seen their community securely established. By unamimous vote they instructed Edward Rawson, the...

 

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