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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 more than a few...

 

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 sing-along is free to... Full story

 

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 buttery crust and... 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 Edison High... Full story

 

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 Mukilteo, won the...

 

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 attend the event...

 

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 Everett Civic Auditorium....

 

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 Dark: A... 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 fires in the past...

 

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 friend’s 1931...

 

Voters pick top 10 Christmas movies

Ranker.com, 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 Christmas Movies of... 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 with disabilities. On...

 

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 community, which...

 

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 sing-along is free to...

 

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, and this was my...

 

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 Washington state....

 

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 in cash and nearly...

 

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 Santangelo, he is a member... 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 Beacon, Letters, page 4... 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 voted for change.... 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 Mukilteo clearly want... 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 per month, including...

 

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 difficult – it was...

 

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 programs, and we have a c...

 

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. Claus and handed...

 

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