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Articles from the November 27, 2019 edition

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 By David Pan    Sports    November 27, 2019

Kamiak graduate named new head baseball coach

Clarence Trinidad is excited to be back at Kamiak High School. Trinidad, a 1996 alum, recently was hired as the Knights' new head baseball coach. This will be the third time Trinidad has donned the...

 

Marauders advance to Northwest Regional title contest

The Mariner Marauders 89ers team came up just a game short of a trip to Canton, Ohio, for the championship round of the World Youth Football Championship. Mariner lost 50-12 to Orting in the 9U...

 

Around Town

Nov. 9 KPAB rummage sale 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Commons at Kamiak High School (10801 Harbour Pointe Boulevard). All sales benefit the 2020 Orchestra Spring Tour. Want to donate items? Drop off ready-to-sell items Friday, Nov. 8 in the Commons...

 

Resident: Graffiti is vandalism, not art

A concerned resident wants the community to be aware of ongoing vandalism, graffiti, and illegal activity occurring near Japanese Gulch. Craig Sylvester has witnessed the area continue to get worse...

 

City takes steps to address public safety

In an effort to address pedestrian safety, the Mukilteo City Council passed a motion to add temporary speed bumps to eight locations in the city. The motion passed 6-1 in a meeting Nov. 18. Pedestrian safety has been an ongoing concern in the...

 

Kamiak Messiah takes the stage for the 23rd year

Kamiak's Holiday Classics Concert is back again for another year at the Everett Civic Auditorium Dec. 15. The show will feature sections from Handel's Messiah, in addition to holiday songs to put...

 

Winter is coming

If last year was any indication that snow can pile high in Snohomish County, then take some time to consider preparing ahead for this year’s predicted storm. County staff wants to remind commuters of tools and tips to prepare for the upcoming...

 

Mukilteo YMCA gains new executive director

The new executive director of the Mukilteo YMCA has two decades of experience working for various branches across the West Coast.  Cynthia Kelly aims to use her new position to help create a brighter future for youth in the community. She wants to...

 

Kamiak volleyball player overcomes injury

Sarah Brachvogal, 17, took on a different type of leadership role this season. The Kamiak senior signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Seattle Pacific University Nov. 13. A few months...

 

Guest View | Congress must end surprise billing--in a fair and reasonable way

One of the foremost goals of any physician anesthesiologist is to ensure the most positive, painless patient experience possible. However, there is only so much we can do to protect patients from the...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    November 27, 2019

Off Kilter | Being parochial

No, this column is not about the Catholic Church. It is about how we often seem to zero in on our local surroundings. In my own case, I was brought up in Brooklyn, New York and eventually wound up... Full story

 
 By Chef Dez    Opinion    November 27, 2019

Chef Dez | Making food prep easier

One of the most common reasons as to why one doesn’t cook from scratch more than they currently do is because of how long it takes to prepare ingredients for the meal. Whether it involves slicing, dicing, measuring, or simply getting ingredients...

 

Chuck's World | It is right to give our thanks and praise

In my personal arsenal of useful emotional states, gratitude is the clear winner. I’m all for feeling happy or hopeful, although you can’t count on those. But gratitude is always available, an...

 

Letter to the Editor | Unconstitutionality

The government of the U.S. and the State of Washington is OF the PEOPLE and FOR the PEOPLE. That is not what our legislature and cities and Sound Transit really believe. They want their taxes no matter how they have to get them. Even if they can...

 

Mayor's salary could be reduced

Mukilteo City Council voted 3-3, with one abstention, on an ordinance to decrease the mayor’s salary to $30,000 without benefits. Since the vote ended in a tie, the ordinance failed. Councilmember Anna Rohrbough was the one abstention, yet later... Full story

 

Safety tips for cooking on Thanksgiving

As Thanksgiving approaches, take some time to brush up on home fire safety and prevention tips before preparing the holiday feast. Red Cross has provided 10 safety tips to avoid burning the whole house down. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home...

 

Giant menorah to light up Lynnwood

Chabad of Snohomish County will light up one of 15,000 public menorahs worldwide, symbolizing a universal message of religious freedom and tolerance at the Lynnwood City Hall 4 p.m. Dec. 22.  The eighth annual menorah lighting celebration will...

 

Free holiday festivities with Santa in Everett

Participate in festive holiday fun at Everett’s annual Wintertide event Thursday, Dec. 5. The family-friendly event is free and runs from 4-7 p.m. at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave. Enjoy a toasty bonfire, live music, and...

 

Northshore Christian Academy receives 2019 National Blue Ribbon School award

Northshore Christian Academy was awarded the 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The school celebrated their accomplishment Nov. 20. Superintendent Holly Leach and Principals Diane Winningham and Kristen Kreutner...

 

Rotary Club selects two ACES High School students for achievements

South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club selected two students from ACES High School to be recognized as September and October students of the month. Bennett Scott is the September recipient and Brianne...

 

New storage unit for Kamiak athletes

A new facility at Kamiak High School will provide more accessible and efficient storage for field and team equipment. The 2014 voter-approved Mukilteo School District Capital Bond included $1.3 million for an improvement in athletic team support at K... Full story

 

Pirates of the month

Olympic View Middle School students were selected by staff for demonstrating exceptional character in and out of the classroom. This month's theme was "Positivity." Front row from left to right: Aldo...

 

Six dancers represent Kamiak in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Six of the Kamiak Dulcineas will be dancing in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City this week.  The dancers traveling to NYC are Audrey Cohen, Brooke England, Ella Lawson, Jessica...

 

Worship | Thanksgiving is a time to reconnect

In 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln created Thanksgiving Day during a time he was trying to hold our nation together. Today, the holiday is seen as a reminder of the Native American and pioneer families who, more than a...

 

Worship | Gratitude is the best attitude

"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.” --Aphonse Karr In today’s world, where there is so much conflict, it is easy to become jaded and disheartened.  Anxiety and worries about the future can...

 

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