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ACES student receives gift of sight | School brief

The staff at ACES High School recently determined that a student needed glasses. School nurse Renee Reynolds reached out to the Mukilteo Lions Club and asked that the club help ACES senior Malcolm...


‘A Christmas Peril’ recipe for holiday spirit | Art & Appetite

Sure, spinoffs of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens have been done before, but never like this. Take one part timeless holiday classic, stir in a memorable bus ride home during a local... Full story


5-year-old inspires toiletries drive for homeless | Holiday brief

A 5-year-old boy from Mukilteo is running a toiletries drive to help homeless men and women this holiday season. Toiletries of all kinds will be accepted through Friday, Dec. 18. Price Brookings was...

 By Chef Dez    General    December 16, 2015

The science of baking pies | Chef Dez

The fondest memory I have from my childhood is one that I hold dear to my heart: Fitted with an over-sized apron and a smile from ear to ear, I was 6 years old, on a stool, rolling out pie pastry... Full story


Rebate aims to help Snohomish County businesses save on bus passes

As traffic congestion and transportation costs continue to rise, local businesses are evaluating how their employees get to work. The quality of an employee’s commute can have a significant impact... Full story


Retirement center thanks mayor for coffee chats

Harbour Pointe Retirement’s activity director Karen Mathews (right) presents Mayor Jennifer Gregerson with a holiday thank-you gift Dec. 9 from residents who enjoyed her “Coffee with the Mayor...


Kamiak’s holiday shows raise record $30K | Photos

This year’s Kamiak High School “Messiah” raised a record $30,000 for choir and orchestra students. The 19th annual Holiday Classics Concert, featuring selections from Handel’s “Messiah,...


Schedule of community events for week of Dec. 16 | Around Town

Dec. 16 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....


A 16th morning blessing for county's sole synagogue | Worship

Some Jews start each day by reciting 15 blessings thanking God for fulfilling their basic needs, which includes everything from waking up to the ability to put on clothes. One of those gives thanks to God for creating us Jewish. While I’m not the...


Go on starlight beach walk in Edmonds | A&E brief

Join local beach watchers and ranger-naturalists from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, for an evening of winter discovery under the stars at low tide in Edmonds. Explore the beach as the tide goes out then warm up with some hot chocolate. Meet at the... Full story


Benefit concert to make up for festival loss | A&E brief

For the past 33 years, A Taste of Edmonds has been held in August. Proceeds from the festival supports the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce operating budget. Besides providing a platform for Edmonds businesses to network and grow, the Chamber of Commerce...


Free Latino Art Club for kids in K-8 | A&E brief

The Lynnwood Senior Center has a new Latino Art Club for kids in grades K-8. This free Saturday morning art club meets weekly throughout the school year to explore and create traditional Latino art forms. Aprende y crea medios de expresion artistica...


Future of Flight to celebrate 10 years | A&E brief

The Future of Flight Foundation is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a dinner and auction at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17. Join the foundation on a journey through the past, present and future of flight with planes from the 1920s to the present. T...


EvCC offers new competency-based business degree

Everett Community College will offer a new competency-based business degree starting in January. The transfer degree allows students to work at their own pace in online classes. Instructors and a completion coach guide students through the... Full story


Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | December

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the December Students of the Month. 6th grade: Riley Beirne, Abenezer Desta, Grace Pearson, Eleena McRae, Amir Noureldin and Youngjoon Park 7th grade: Wade Bais, Liz Bingham,...


Principal: Talk to your child about cheating | School brief

The principal of Voyager Middle School is asking you to talk to your student about cheating in school. Principal Wes Bailey recommends that parents teach their child the importance of academic honesty. “The research is in on students and cheating,... Full story


Martin Luther King Day mentors wanted | School brief

High school and middle school students from all over Snohomish County will honor Dr. King’s memory Monday, Jan.18, through United Way’s Day of Service. The MLK Day of Service is a collaborative project of the United Way, the YMCA Minority...


Mukilteo student named to UW Dean’s List | School brief

A Mukilteo student has been named to the University of Washington Dean’s List. Dakota Bollinger was named to the UW Dean’s List for summer quarter 2015 in recognition of his excellent academic achievement. “Congratulations on the results of... Full story


When to keep your sick child home from school

As the cold and flu season is upon us, the Mukilteo School District would like to remind parents when to keep their children home from school. The following are the school district’s rules on when to keep your child home and when a student can... Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Dec. 16 | Police Beat

Dec. 9 Collision – Chennault Beach Rd. & SR-525 Vehicle 1 struck the back of Vehicle 2. There were no injuries. Hit & Run – 12300 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. A caller reported her parked car was struck some time over the past few days at an...


Ask local legislators to pass lifesaving bill | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As we celebrate our holidays of hope, we have the opportunity to extend that hope to others in the world. There is currently a bill in Congress that targets the ending of these preventable deaths of mothers and children in our... Full story


Kamiak’s ‘Messiah’ amazes the masses | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Wow! If you missed Kamiak High School’s annual Holiday Classics Concert on Dec. 13, put it on your calendar next year [“Kamiak’s 19th annual ‘Messiah’ to feature two flute soloists,” front page, Dec. 9]. What amazing...


Paine Field growth is way of future | Letter

Mukilteans and surrounding areas are fortunate to have a newly elected county executive who believes a commercial airport will position the area to accommodate the growth to come [“A Sea-Tac North would devastate Mukilteo,” Letters, page 5, Dec....


One Roosevelt quote to another | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Whenever I read Eleanor Roosevelt's famous put-down of gossips, I am reminded of a less-famous quote from her cousin by marriage, Alice Roosevelt Longworth [“A new group for young professionals,” Editor’s Note, page 4,...


PUD offers ideas for holiday savings

Snohomish County PUD has ideas to save you money this holiday season, including energy-efficient lighting, programmable thermostats and more. It also recommends that you consider gifts that help people with energy bills and stay safe this winter. Her... Full story


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