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Watch four short plays on stage at EvCC Dec. 3-5 | A&E brief

Everett Community College students will perform four one-act plays by classic playwrights at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3-5 in EvCC’s Baker Hall, Room 120. The plays include two comedies by... — Updated 12/2/2015

 
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Ahn family Christmas concert set for Dec. 17

The late Rev. Sung Jin Ahn’s vision continues: The Ahn family is hosting the 21st annual Mukilteo Christmas Concert. The Mukilteo Christmas Concert Foundation presents its annual... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Ferry navigates through storm | Through Your Lens

Reader Frederick L. Huston Jr. shot this photo of a ferry navigating choppy waters on the Mukilteo-Clinton run around 2:45 p.m. during the Nov. 17 windstorm. “I went down to... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Snohomish County Tourism Bureau names 3 board members

Sara Blayne, Andrew Heelas and Bria Miller have been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Snohomish County Tourism Bureau for three-year terms, effective Nov. 19. Blayne is... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Holiday memories rekindled at Christmas Gifts On Broadway

People of a certain age remember fondly Christmases of yesteryear: a special tree ornament that was handed down from generation to generation; a book, say, “The Gift of the... — Updated 12/2/2015 Full story

 

Liias named assistant floor leader for Senate Democrats

Sen. Marko Liias has been chosen to serve as assistant floor leader for the Senate Democrats, where he will help control floor action on all legislation that comes up for a for a vo... — Updated 12/2/2015 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    A&E

A ‘Spectacular’ holiday show returns for 15th year

Although there is plenty of new talent at the 15th annual “A Musical Spectacular” on Dec. 12, one of its biggest stars is a 12-year-old girl returning for her third straight... — Updated 12/2/2015 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A&E

Meet the Grinch at Mukilteo’s tree lighting

Children will get to meet Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch at Mukilteo’s tree lighting this year. The Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at... — Updated 12/2/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Retiring councilmembers honored for years of service

After eight years, Emily Vanderwielen and Linda Grafer will retire from the Mukilteo City Council this year. Vanderwielen and Grafer were honored Nov. 23 for their service in a... — Updated 12/2/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Residents don’t want seafood plant traffic

A local company is seeking permission to build a seafood-packing plant off 44th Avenue W. in Mukilteo. Pacific Seafood Group, a seafood processing company, asked in an application... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Distracted driver ends up in ditch

A truck had to be towed from a ditch in the 1500 block of the Mukilteo Speedway around 10:30 a.m. Nov. 25. The vehicle crossed the center line, and then struck a ferry traffic sign... — Updated 12/2/2015 Full story

 
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Schedule of community events for week of Dec. 2 | Around Town

Dec. 2 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 12/2/2015

 
 By Aziz Junejo    General

Muslim, Christian faiths unified by belief in Jesus | Worship

I love this time of year, a time when Muslim-Christian dialogue becomes less complicated because Muslims worldwide love, respect and revere Jesus and are also awaiting his return.... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

School board to consider boundary changes Jan. 11

During its meeting on Nov. 23, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Passed a resolution to submit a proposal to voters on Feb. 9 that would replace a Capital Projects Levy that will expire at the end of 2016. The levy would... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | November

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the November Students of the Month. 6th grade: Kai Bailey, Satya Bandargoda, Amadou Bojang, Muriel Moon, Seth Moreno and Anna Pellegrino. 7th grade: Brendan... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Science on Wheels to visit Mukilteo Library | School brief

The Science on Wheels van from Pacific Science Center will be visiting the Mukilteo library on Monday, Dec. 21. Science on Wheels vans bring the excitement and curiosity of Pacific Science Center from Seattle to classrooms beyond... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Picnic Point hosting Sister Schools drive | School brief

Picnic Point Elementary is hosting a schools supply drive to benefit Ugandan children through Sister Schools. The drive runs now through Dec. 10. Sister Schools is a local non-profit that pairs elementary schools in the Puget... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Career Day at Serene Lake is Dec. 11 | School brief

Serene Lake Elementary are inviting Mukilteo professionals to Career Day Friday, Dec. 11, to talk about their careers to get students thinking about potential professions. The mayor, fire chief, local artists, Boeing engineers and... — Updated 12/2/2015 Full story

 

Read books to win the Hook award | School brief

You may have heard of the Newberry or Sasquatch book awards – but have you heard of the Hook award? This new Olympic View Middle School award will be given to students who read from the school librarian’s selection of Hook... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

EdCC college workshop for Kamiak seniors | School brief

Kamiak seniors, are you planning on going to Edmonds Community College after graduation? A Edmonds Community College admissions representative will be at Kamiak High School at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the school’s Career... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Horizon kids try new fruits, vegetables | School brief

Tuesdays and Thursdays are snack time at Horizon Elementary. The Mukilteo School District has received a grant to serve fresh fruit and vegetable snacks to all Horizon students twice a week. Every week students have a chance to... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Kamiak student named NSHSS lifetime member | School brief

A Kamiak High School student has been named a member of the National Society of High School Scholars. Mengwei Chen received a letter announcing her national membership for her superior academic achievements. The society recognizes... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Dec. 2 | Police Beat

Nov. 25 Vehicle Theft – 600 blk Front St. A caller reported his silver 1992 Honda Accord was stolen sometime after 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 17. The vehicle was already recovered by Snohomish County Sheriff’s deputies and impounded as... — Updated 12/2/2015 Full story

 

A Sea-Tac North would devastate Mukilteo | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mukilteans against commercial air service at Paine Field suffered a setback in last month’s election. Our newly elected County Executive Dave Somers had his campaign bankrolled by a locally prominent family,... — Updated 12/2/2015

 

Warehouse wouldn't align with city goal | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This letter is in regards to the proposed project at 8007 44th Ave. W. in Mukilteo to build a warehouse. Pacific Seafood is asking for a rezone to allow height limits of up to 50 feet. The current zoning allows... — Updated 12/2/2015 Full story

 

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