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A kid-friendly ‘Christmas Carol’ | Theater Reviewer

It really is remarkable how well the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” holds up after all these years. So many film-makers have provided their own take on it. And... — Updated 12/11/2013


Pecan perfection – Tiny Pecan Pies | Holiday recipe

Pecan pie in a smaller size...what a great idea! This means you can eat two or three and not feel guilty, right? Kathy Sterling’s Tiny Pecan Pies are music to our taste buds. The... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


Tune up for a Holiday Sing-Along

You can put all that singing in the shower to good use at a Holiday Sing-Along on Friday, Dec. 20. Scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds, the... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


William 'Bill' Rohweder: 1925 - 2013

William "Bill" Rohweder, 88, long time resident of Mukilteo, passed away Nov. 29, 2013. Bill was born Feb. 12, 1925 in Burlington, Wash., where he graduated from Burlington... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

7th grader wins ‘Doctor Who’ costume contest

If she could, 12-year-old Paige Udhus would enter Doctor Who’s TARDIS and time travel back to the EMP’s Doctor Who Celebration – it was a “timey-wimey” good time. Paige, of... — Updated 12/11/2013


Mukilteo kicks off season with open house, tree lighting

This year’s Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting on Dec. 7 at Rosehill Community Center featured cookie decorating, craft projects, musical performances and more. More than 1,000... — Updated 12/11/2013


Kamiak's mesmerizing 'Messiah'

Concertmaster Daniel Kim and assistant concertmaster Bryan Shin, on violin, perform in Kamiak High School’s “Messiah” concert on Dec. 8, held for the first time at the... — Updated 12/11/2013


ArtWalk to feature Multicultural Winter Solstice show

On Thursday, Dec. 19, the following event will be held at the ArtsNow/uLearn Gallery in the Edmonds Conference Center: From 5-8 p.m., ArtsNow/uLearn is featuring: Come Out of the... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


Christmas tree safety tips

Snohomish County Fire District 1 is reminding residents to keep safety in mind as they trim the tree and deck the halls this holiday season. "We've had three Christmas tree... — Updated 12/11/2013


Passing It On

In the summer of 1942, my lifetime-best-friend, Arden, and I had four days off from our job at the theater in Salmon, Idaho, when we shared a near-death experience. Borrowing our... — Updated 12/11/2013


Voters pick top 10 Christmas movies, a platform that hosts thousands of crowd-sourced answers to opinion-based questions, has collected the aggregated opinion of nearly 700 voters on the topic of The Best... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


Holiday art show features artists with disabilities

Northwest Special Artists is sponsoring a “Winter Wonderland” holiday show at ArtWorks in Edmonds. There will be several items available for sale made by Washington artists... — Updated 12/11/2013


Singing a joyful noise…

The Holy Rosary Honor Choir, under the direction of Susan Olmos, kicked off the Christmas season by performing on the Seattle Winterfest stage on Monday, Dec. 2. The Holy Rosary... — Updated 12/11/2013


Tune up for a Holiday Sing-Along

You can put all that singing in the shower to good use at a Holiday Sing-Along on Friday, Dec. 20. Scheduled from 7-9 p.m. at the Wade James Theater, 950 Main St., Edmonds, the... — Updated 12/11/2013


Don’t rush this holiday – be present | Worship

A gift of presence and amazing grace. That’s what I was given by my congregation this past summer when I took a much-needed four-month sabbatical. Clergy in my denomination are encouraged to take a sabbatical every 5-7 years,... — Updated 12/11/2013


Knights to perform in regional honors ensembles | School brief

Twelve Kamiak High School musicians were chosen to be part of the 2014 All-State band and choir honor groups. More than 1,800 audition recordings were submitted by the most talented and hard-working student musicians from across... — Updated 12/11/2013


Kamiak students collect 14,000 pounds of food | School brief

Kamiak High School students recently stood at the entrance of the QFC in Mukilteo and organized a competition between classes to collect items for the Mukilteo Food Bank. The result of the school’s annual food drive was $1,100... — Updated 12/11/2013


Local student studies abroad in England | School brief

A Kamiak High School grad is among 55 Linfield College students participating this quarter in a Linfield study abroad program. Christian Santangelo, of Mukilteo, is a junior majoring in music. The son of Jeffery and Vicky... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


Councilmembers, do the right thing | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I write to echo the comments by Kate and Bob Forrester last week regarding who will fill Mayor-elect Jennifer Gregerson's position on the council [“Appoint Terry Preshaw to vacant council seat,” The Beac... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


Mukilteo voted for change | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The fact that Joe Marine and incumbent councilmembers would even considering applying for the vacated council seat speaks volumes! Have some dignity, put on your big boy pants and make your exits. The community... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


Perhaps Joe and Jen will team up | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I was humored by the “Appoint Terry Preshaw to vacant council seat” open letter to the Mukilteo City Council by Kate and Bob Forrester in the Dec. 4 Beacon [page 4]. In it they state, "The people of... — Updated 12/11/2013 Full story


My mind is still on Cuba | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: These was some things I forgot to mention at the interview [“Retirees scratch Cuba off bucket list,” The Beacon, page 2, Dec. 4]: Because of the Cuban socialist government, everybody makes 25 to 45 pesos... — Updated 12/11/2013


An amazing holiday performance | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I just saw Kamiak High School’s 17th annual Holiday Classics Concert and enjoyed it thoroughly. What amazing musical talent is found locally! The “Messiah” portion of the program is challenging and... — Updated 12/11/2013


Kudos to Kamiak kids for pre-“Messiah” show | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We are so fortunate to live in a community that has exceptional schools with vibrant and thriving music programs. We have hundreds of parents who voluntarily work hours upon hours to raise money for these progra... — Updated 12/11/2013


More than 1,000 attend tree lighting | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting was a great success! We had more than 1,000 folks in attendance. Buddy the Elf was a HUGE hit! The Mukilteo Lions assisted in keeping the line moving for Santa and Mrs.... — Updated 12/11/2013


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