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Celebrate Christmas, down-home style

Celebrate the holidays with music Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Ho-Ho-Hometown Hootenanny at the Historic Everett Theatre, 2911 Colby in downtown Everett, starting at 7:30 p.m. From... — Updated 12/12/2012


Mukilteo’s U12 Rhinos win state cup

The Mukilteo U12 Rhinos soccer team was victorious in the 2012 Washington State Recreational Cup on Dec. 8. The road to the championship was a tough one. The Rhinos defeated the... — Updated 12/12/2012


Kamiak honors December students of the month

Kamiak High School staff selected the following students as Students of the Month for December, due to their outstanding academics, school and/or community leadership and... — Updated 12/12/2012


Mukilteo son to graduate from Western

Andrew C. Wells, son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Wells of Mount Vernon, graduates Dec. 15, from Western Washington University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


Snohomish County helps 8,300 needy kids

With thousands of shoebox gifts already collected in Snohomish County, area residents are encouraged to continue packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child through “Build a... — Updated 12/12/2012


White chocolate, peppermint dazzle for holidays

Forget sugar plums, visions of White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake are dancing in our heads this holiday season! Homecook Beth Colon came up with this recipe to satisfy her... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


Ensemble to perform holiday concert on period baroque instruments

A period instrument ensemble will present a concert of triumphant baroque instrumental and vocal music for the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, at Trinity Lutheran... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


A Christmas gift to the community

Mukilteo Presbyterian Church held its 10th annual Christmas Cantata concerts on Dec. 2. Since 2003, the church’s Christ- mas Choir and Orchestra have presented the cantatas each... — Updated 12/12/2012

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Found artifacts tell story of lost Japanese community

Although they are long gone, the remnants of a company town in a Mukilteo gulch help to give a voice to the people who once called it home. Local college students from the Learn and... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Rotarians help kids pick presents

Volunteer Sandra Bartlett helps Leilani Howard,7, shop for a Christmas present for her mom at Kmart on Dec. 1 through the South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club’s Kmart for Kids... — Updated 12/12/2012


Open your heart: Live hope this holiday

In my tradition of Christian faith and worship, the four weeks before Christmas is Advent. A time of expectant hope and waiting. For centuries the Christian church has paid particular attention to the time before we celebrate Chris... — Updated 12/12/2012


Center to celebrate Chanukah with community

A community Chanukah celebration will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12, featuring a live olive press show, delicious latkes and doughnuts, and arts and crafts and face painting for children. It will be held from 5:30 until 7:30 p.m.... — Updated 12/12/2012


‘A Christmas Carol’ wraps up this weekend

It really is extraordinary how well Charles Dickens’ classic holds up after more than a century. So many filmmakers, animators and playwrights have put their own stamp on it, while preserving the spirit of the original. The... — Updated 12/12/2012


The benefits of renewing a defunct HOA

It’s been years since dues have been collected or meetings held. No annual updates of the homeowners association have been sent to the state. Homes have changed ownership. When properties changed hands the CC&Rs (Covenants,... — Updated 12/12/2012


School Briefs for week of Dec. 12

Brent Kline named principal of the year Mariner High School Principal Brent Kline has been selected as the WESCO 3A/4A Conference Principal of the Year for 2012. He and the winners in other conferences are now in the running to... — Updated 12/12/2012


School district to receive $500,000 grant for energy efficiency

The Mukilteo School District was awarded more than $500,000 for school facility energy for school facility energy efficiency improvements. The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction announced Dec. 7 that a total of 21... — Updated 12/12/2012


Mukilteo schools say ‘thank you’ with Stuff the Bus event

Bus drivers and other staff members from the Mukilteo School District will take donations for the Mukilteo Food Bank at a “Stuff the Bus” event on Saturday, Dec. 15. The event will take place in the parking lot of the... — Updated 12/12/2012


Tax tips to help you through the giving season

December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year. Here are some “Season of Giving... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


A service of light on the longest night

This time of year brings lots of merriment, holiday greetings, parties and times of connecting with family and friends. The music, lights, decorations, stores loaded with gift items all bring a smile to our faces as we hustle and... — Updated 12/12/2012


No bus service Christmas and New Year’s Day, reduced service both eve’s

Community Transit buses will not operate on Christmas and New Year’s Day; customer service will also be closed both days. The agency will provide regular local bus service and reduced commuter bus service on both Christmas Eve... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


Prevent those holiday related injuries

Tis’ the season to trim the Christmas tree, decorate the house, and now, more than ever, rush to the nearest ER or emergency care clinic. Holiday-related injuries were on the rise last year and people of all ages are expected to... — Updated 12/12/2012


Share the holiday spirit with Christmas House kids

The Snohomish County Visitor Information Centers will once again host drop-off boxes for donations of new toys, clothing or other suitable gifts for Christmas House. Christmas House is an Everett-based nonprofit organization... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


Be safe this season: Holiday and Christmas tree fire safety tips

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. The Mukilteo Fire Department in partnership with the Federal... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


Police Beat for week of Dec. 12

Dec. 5 Hit & Run – 4600 blk Chennault Beach Rd. A caller reported that the mailboxes and street signs were knocked down in front of her business. The case is under investigation. Burglary – 8400 blk Smugglers Cove A resident... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


Get efficient: PUD deals on energy efficient appliances end Dec. 31

December is the final month for Snohomish County PUD customers to take advantage of incentives that help them conserve energy in their homes. These incentives expire Dec. 31. Efficient clothes washers The PUD offers rebates of $50... — Updated 12/12/2012 Full story


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