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Articles from the December 9, 2015 edition

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Santa to visit Historic Flight for special day

Nothing against the sleigh, but wouldn't you rather deliver toys in an airplane? Santa will ponder the possibilities during his visit on Santa Day from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the...

 

Local students’ artwork on exhibit in Everett | School brief

Artwork from Mukilteo students is on exhibit at the Robert J. Drewel Building in Everett. The Snohomish County Arts Commission show features artwork by 40 Art Workshop students in the lobby of the...

 

Cub Scouts helping the needy this holiday season

Local Cub Scout Pack 16 has been helping those in need this holiday season. The Cub Scouts collected 2,100 pounds of food and $810.50 in a food drive held Nov. 15 to benefit the Mukilteo Food Bank....

 

Help Pilchuck Audubon with annual Christmas Bird Count

The Pilchuck Audubon Society invites birdwatchers and those with backyard bird feeders to volunteer in the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, Dec. 19. The 116th National Audubon Society...

 

Seagull stands in parking lot puddle | Through Your Lens

Reader Lilo Lamerdin took this shot of a seagull standing in a very shallow “Lake Mukilteo” in the parking lot at Lighthouse Park Dec. 1. “Getting ready to get on the ferry, my eyes caught the...

 

$1 million to go to Snohomish County homeless crisis

Brian Sullivan’s proposal to direct $1 million of the county’s budget to support low-barrier housing programs targeted at the homeless population in Snohomish County has passed. The Snohomish... Full story

 

Kamiak’s ‘Messiah’ to feature two flute soloists

This year’s Kamiak High School “Messiah” concert will feature two soloists on flute for the first time in four years. The 19th annual choir and orchestra Holiday Classics Concert featuring... Full story

 

12-year-old repeats ‘Nutcracker’ role

Eden Vold has stepped into her sister’s ballet shoes to play Clara in the “Nutcracker.” Eden, 12, of Mukilteo, is starring in Alderwood Dance Spectrum’s 21st annual production of “A Storyboo...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    December 9, 2015

Utility taxes will go up 89% in Mukilteo next year

Mukilteo taxpayers will see their utility taxes go up 89 percent next year. Mukilteo City Council has approved tax increases over the next five years to cover required stormwater maintenance and...

 

Mukilteo tree lighting rings in holiday season | Photos

More than 1,800 attended Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting held Dec. 5 at Rosehill Community Center. The Chamber of Commerce event featured live performances by student musicians, holiday-themed...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Dec. 9 | Around Town

Dec. 9 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....

 

It is time to take a stand for love and peace | Worship

Some 60 people came together at St. Hilda St. Patrick Friday, Nov. 20, to read the names of all those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. Nov. 20 of every year is the Transgender Day of Remembrance, held to honor Rita...

 

School board to welcome its newest member | Mukilteo Schools

Our teachers and administrators work hard every day to make sure the children in this community are well served by the school system, but another group of people are also dedicated to that goal and often don’t get the recognition that they...

 

State tops nation in new board-certified teachers | School brief

Washington has the highest number of new National Board Certified Teachers for the third consecutive year, according to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. A total of 329 Washington teachers achieved their certification this...

 

Churches collect over $3,000 for nonprofit | School brief

Ten Edmonds churches collected more than $3,000 and 155 new items of clothing for Clothes For Kids at a combined Thanksgiving service held Nov. 25 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The churches were Community Christian Fellowship, Calvary Chapel... Full story

 

Committee to take boundary proposal to board | School brief

Next week, the Mukilteo School Board will get a look at a proposal for new elementary school attendance boundaries. A committee of parents and staff members will make a recommendation on how to change boundaries to accommodate the addition of a new e...

 

Principal: Develop your student’s love of reading | School brief

The principal of Fairmount Elementary recently shared how to develop your child’s love of books. Principal Tim Redmond offered the following tips to build a lifelong love of reading: Designate nightly family reading time (or at least several times... Full story

 

Robotics Club to reboot at Mukilteo Elementary | School brief

Mukilteo Elementary will be rebooting its Robotics Club in January. Students in the club will build and program LEGO Mindstorm robots. With five Mindstorm kits, there can be up to 20 members in the club. Students must be in third, fourth or fifth...

 

Dine Out at Chipotle to benefit Explorer Dec. 17 | School brief

Explorer Middle School’s PTO is hosting its Dine Out fundraiser Thursday, Dec. 17, to support the school and its students. Take the night off from cooking and join the PTO at Chipotle Mexican Grill from 5-9 p.m. in the Alderwood Mall, at 3000... Full story

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Dec. 9 | Police Beat

Dec. 2 Vehicle Prowl – 5600 blk 105th Pl. S.W. A caller reported that sometime overnight, her locked vehicle was prowled and a non-working satellite radio was stolen. She requests extra patrols at night. Civil – 44th Ave. W. & 76th St. S.W. A...

 

Vanderwielen says her goodbyes | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Mukilteo: It was with a heavy heart that I made a choice not to run for a third term on the City Council and am moving on, leaving my post to Scott Whelpley, who I feel will be a great addition to the... Full story

 

Nearly 1,800 attend Mukilteo’s tree lighting | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting last Saturday was enjoyed by close to 1,800 people! Kids and adults alike enjoyed Mr. and Mrs. Claus, the Grinch, cookie decorating, candy canes and holiday activities. The activities were...

 

Schools switch would hurt home values | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Let’s say you were told you are being evicted from your home – to make room for a new resident who gets to rent it. That is how it feels after learning about the Mukilteo School District Boundary Committee’s proposal...

 

Peace in society starts with education | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Kudos to Aziz Junejo for his wonderful column in the Worship section of The Beacon [“Muslim, Christian faiths unified by belief in Jesus,” page 17, Dec. 2] where he shares the common values and faith between Muslims and... Full story

 

Tree smarts: How to stand it straight

That Christmas tree you brought home from the corner lot no longer has its own roots to stand on, so it's up to you to make sure it stands tall and straight. Some basic engineering skill will help, advises civil engineer Ben Sill. His advice: ...

 

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