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Articles from the December 10, 2014 edition

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Temple Grandin to present ‘The Way I See It’

Mary Temple Grandin is an American doctor of animal science, a professor at Colorado State University, a best-selling author, an autistic activist and a consultant to the livestock industry on animal... Full story

 

Kamiak names Students of the Month for November

The following students were selected by Kamiak High School staff as Students of the Month for November 2014, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and activities... Full story

 

First plug ‘Lake Mukilteo,’ then enforce laws | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I think the city of Mukilteo needs to answer some questions as they relate to the proposed parking plan at Lighthouse Park [“Mukilteo paid parking program launches in May,...

 

The Beacon made a mistake | Worship

The Beacon made a mistake. It was not a big mistake or a serious mistake, but it did cause some confusion. Last month, they published a worship column written by The Church of Jesus Christ of...

 

Snowy sunset | Through Your Lens

Reader Stuart Pitts, of Mukilteo, shared this photo with the Beacon on Twitter on Nov. 29, capturing a gorgeous sunset after a snowy Saturday afternoon. If you have a photo to share with us for the... Full story

 

Buddying up for the holidays | Photos

This year’s Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting on Dec. 6 at Rosehill Community Center featured cookie decorating, craft projects, musical performances, a photo booth and more. More than 1,800...

 

Ruth E. Gilbertson:  1924-2014

Ruth Evangeline Gilbertson, age 90, has gone to join her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was a long-time resident of Mukilteo and passed away on Sunday, November 30, 2014, at Mountain Glen... Full story

 

Foundation empowers Latinos through education

A Mukilteo-based foundation has the mission to empower Latinos through education to be a part of their communities. Patrick Crosby and Julieta Altamirano-Crosby, of Mukilteo, founded the WA-GRO...

 

Holiday gift ideas for the health conscious

Americans have a lot on their minds during the holiday season, and the stress of ballooning budgets and crowded calendars can be enough to affect almost anyone’s well-being. With that in mind, why... Full story

 

Mariner falls to Marysville-Getchell | Boys prep basketball

The Mariner boys basketball team traveled to Marysville-Getchell on Tuesday, Dec. 9 for a non-league game. The Marauders lost 59-53 to the Chargers. Mariner led 17-15 after the first quarter and continued to lead at halftime with a 28-27 score. In...

 

Edmonds-Woodway holds on for win over Kamiak | Boys prep basketball

The Edmonds-Woodway boys basketball team earned a close non-league win over Kamiak on Tuesday, Dec. 9, beating the Knights 47-42 at home. The Warriors led 16-13 after the first quarter, and outscored Kamiak 14-12 in the second to lead 30-25 at...

 

Kamiak beats Cascade, Stanwood in season opener | Boys prep swimming

The Kamiak boys swimming team opened the season on Tuesday, Dec. 9 with two wins, topping Cascade and Stanwood. The Knights beat Cascade 130-56 and earned a 143-37 win over Stanwood. The Knights 200 medley relay team of Shelby Lee, Henry Limm, Joon...

 

Mariner falls to Shorecrest in season opener | Boys prep swimming

The Mariner boys swimming team traveled to Shoreline for the season opener on Tuesday, Dec. 9 against Shorecrest. The Marauders lost 140-42 at Shoreline Pool. Mariner, now 0-1 this season, will host a league meet against Everett and Monroe on... Full story

 

Celebrate Human Rights Day with county on Dec. 10

The Snohomish County Human Rights Commission is hosting a celebration commemorating the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Human Rights Day from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Evergreen Middle School in Everett....

 

Snohomish County Fruit Society presents ‘Tools and Tool Care’

The care and maintenance of gardening tools is an often overlooked task in growing good fruit. The Snohomish County Fruit Society will present Bill Davis, speaking on “Tools and Tool Care” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Snohomish Boys and...

 

Mukilteo Elementary donates to food bank | School brief

Students at Mukilteo Elementary, along with the Mukilteo Elementary PTSA, recently donated over 70 pounds of food to the local food bank. This week, 79 pounds of food were donated to the Mukilteo Food Bank, bringing the school's yearly total to...

 

Harbour Pointe staffers help make a happier holiday | School brief

While studying the issue of poverty recently, staff at Harbour Pointe Middle School were surprised to learn that a fifth of the students attending their school come from families where the household income is low enough to qualify for the federal...

 

Explorer celebrates Mexican holiday | School brief

The Latina Madres Club at Explorer Middle School recently hosted a celebration of the Mexican Revolution that included food and dancers from Ballet Folklorico de Silver Lake. The event also featured a presentation by one of the parents about the...

 

Mariner students run the Green Lake Gobble | School brief

As an extension of their work in PE classes, students at Mariner High School participated in the Green Lake Gobble run recently, thanks staff sponsorships. The outing was organized by teacher Michelle Marklund, who wanted the students to realize...

 

District's 2nd year of Gear Up & Go is up and running

Fifth grade students from throughout the Mukileo School District are moving more to see who can be the most active as part of the Gear Up & Go program’s second year. An initiative of the Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition, Gear Up...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Dec. 10 | Police Beat

Dec. 3 Assist Fire – 5500 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. An officer was dispatched to assist the Fire Department with a possible suicidal overdose. The subject told the officer that she took three anxiety pills because of anxiety, got a headache, and... Full story

 

Paine Field names new superintendent | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Mukilteo: I hope you're enjoying the holiday season. I wish you a safe and prosperous 2015. I am very pleased to announce the selection of our new superintendent of airport operations to fill the...

 

Regular non-resident visitors to park deserve pass | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I have a question about the parking pilot program to be initiated on May 1: Will there be any passes available for non-residents of Mukilteo? I’ve lived in Everett since the early ‘70s and walk through Lighthouse Park 2-3...

 

Local pastor offers suicide prevention trainings | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am so glad for your paper’s attention to the increased suicides in the last months with our youth in Mukilteo. Thank you for that front page article in the Nov. 26 Beacon. Unfortunately, as the students returned to Kamiak from...

 

New group offers needed support – but there are some concerns | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I so want to thank you for the excellent article you did for the Nov. 26 edition [“Experts: Suicide complex but preventable,” The Beacon, front page]. As I have been a parent to a severely depressed and at times suicidal...

 

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