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Articles from the December 17, 2014 edition

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Kamiak: Take MLK as a day “on” not a day “off”

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’” On Jan. 19, about 250 high school students will answer this...

 

Holiday crafting at Odyssey Elementary

On Saturday, Dec. 13, Odyssey Elementary played host to a variety of holiday events, featuring crafts, Santa, a basketball shooting contest and more. Students and their families were encouraged to...

 

Columbia brothers help Volunteers of America

Two Columbia Elementary students volunteered during the Thanksgiving holiday at the Volunteers of America food bank with Boeing Co. employees. Second grader Zach Mohr fifth grader Trace Mohr, who are...

 

Six win awards in holiday lights contest

Here are this year’s Peace on Earth contest winners. Now its time to enjoy the show. Go out with loved ones – with mugs of hot chocolate, blankets and pajamas – and drive around to appreciate the...

 

Swedish Edmonds names interim CEO

Jennifer Graves, chief executive officer of Swedish Ballard, has been appointed as the interim CEO of Swedish Edmonds. Graves will begin work in her new role on Jan. 1, 2015, with the retirement of...

 

New website shares history of Snohomish County corners

Back in the 1950s, Eric and Pearl Shurstad operated a barbecue restaurant at the corner of 172nd Street and Lakewood Road (Rex’s Corner) near Marysville. Two large chimneys generated huge plumes of...

 

Mike Deller joins EvCC Board of Trustees

Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed Mike Deller to Everett Community College’s Board of Trustees. Deller, who graduated from EvCC in 1971, is a longtime supporter of the college. He’s...

 

One man’s journey to fall in love with running

Tony Markey had a confession to make: He hated running. Markey, of Mukilteo, is author of the new book “Re-Run: My 30-Day Experiment to Fall Back in Love with Running,” which can serve as a... Full story

 

Community makes a game of gulch plans

Mukilteans recently got their first look at the city’s progress on the Japanese Gulch Master Plan and played a part in its design. On Dec. 10, the community was invited to learn about Mukilteo’s...

 

'Messiah' meets 'Christmas in Sarajevo' | Photos

The PAC Street Boys sing “Jingle Bells" at Kamiak High School’s 18th annual Holiday Classics Concert on Dec. 14....

 

Mariner falls to Monroe | Boys prep basketball

The Mariner boys basketball lost a league match to Monroe on Tuesday, Dec. 16, falling 59-51 to the Bearcats. Kevin Villalobos scored 19 points during the loss, while DeRhaun Mallett and Greg Whitaker each added nine and Erwin Dzeko scored eight.... Full story

 

Kamiak tops Lake Stevens in overtime | Boys prep basketball

The Kamiak boys basketball team earned an overtime win over Lake Stevens on Tuesday, Dec. 16, beating the Vikings 75-72. The Knights led 16-14 after the first quarter, and cruised to a 37-31lead at halftime thanks to 21 points in the second quarter.... Full story

 

Kamiak beats Shorecrest | Prep wrestling

The Kamiak wrestling team earned a non-league win over Shorecrest on Tuesday, Dec. 16, beating the Scots 75-6 in Shoreline. Kamiak's Robin Vierra started the meet with a win in the 106 weight class, with a 12-2 major decision over Neil Hornish,...

 

Kamiak beats Marysville schools | Boys prep swim

The Kamiak boys swimming team traveled to Marysville on Tuesday, Dec. 16 for a non-league meet against Marysville-Pilchuck and Marysville-Getchell. The Knights beat the Tomahawks 145-35 and topped the Chargers 142-44. The Knights 200 medley relay...

 

Festival of Light promotes conservation | Worship

A dire situation faced Jewish people in the Land of Israel in the year 167 B.C.E. They faced extinction because their Syrian Greek occupiers tried to impose a foreign Hellenistic culture on them by banning all Jewish practices and defiling their...

 

Kamiak’s Big Band Dance is Jan. 30 | School brief

Eat, drink and dance the night away with the Kamiak High School Jazz Band. The Kamiak Jazz Band will present its annual Big Band Dance this January. The dance is a fundraiser for the band. The all-ages dance will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Friday,...

 

Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | November

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the November Students of the Month. 6th grade: Alex Diano, Ian Greer, Angie Lee, Anthony Sabol and Jordan Schierbeek 7th grade: Jack Cahill, Carson Frederiksen, Natalie Toom...

 

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: Alyssa Cho, Ben Davis, Grace Slimp and Randall Te 7th grade: Emma Almacen, Paige Cox, Kellen Gallagher and Ben Lee 8th grade:...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Dec. 17 | Police Beat

Dec. 10 Juvenile – 4400 blk 75th St. S.W. An officer responded to a report of three boys, ages 12 to 14, standing around. A caller felt they were up to no good. The juveniles were gone on arrival. Suspicious – 12600 blk 57th Ave. W. A resident requ...

 

Where are my keys? | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Here is the plan. Listen carefully. As soon as you come home and in the house, throw your keys on the floor. No, no, no. Don’t put them in a drawer, cupboard or under a flower pot, because you will never find them. Now relax,...

 

Ferries chief tours terminal operations | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I toured the Kingston, Mukilteo and Clinton terminals on Wednesday. I enjoyed meeting with the terminal supervisors: Vern Rosbach and Dawn Siegrist at Kingston; Faith Jackson and Brad Collins at Mukilteo; and Bill Ewing and Irene... Full story

 

We need financial transparency | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The mayor’s 2015 proposed budget said, “our budget is balanced,” no tax increases, “our general fund reserve remains at nearly twice the amount required by city policy.” Sounds great! The assessor notified the city it...

 

Holidays remind us to be generous | Mayor's Message

December is a month filled with joy and wonder, as we come together to celebrate with family and reflect on the year that is ending. I can’t believe that my first year as mayor of Mukilteo is...

 

Donate Cans for Christmas | School brief

Each year, the Allen family, from Mukilteo collects aluminum cans as part of the Cans for Christmas fundraiser, benefitting Cocoon House. Aluminum cans can be donated to Ace Metal Company Mukilteo Recycling Center and 100 percent of the proceeds...

 
 By Chef Dez    General    December 17, 2014

My Christmas gift to you: Crème Caramel | Chef Dez

Christmas is the season for giving, and probably the best gift I can give to you is our much-loved recipe for my all time favorite dessert: Crème Caramel. Although the process of this recipe requires a bit of care and attention, this is sure to...

 

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