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 By Beth Bond    Features    July 19, 2019

Prime Living: Looking good is feeling good

“Keeping Up Appearances” is more than the title of a televised British sit/com. It really means maintaining the minimum physical appearance that our friends and family expect. In fact, part of...


Prime Living: Understanding the rights of nursing home residents

An estimated 1.4 million older adults and people with disabilities live in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If a nursing home participates in Medicare or...


Prime Living: 4 Key Decisions to Help Memorialize a Loved One

Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning. In fact, nearly 3 in 5 Americans aren’t confident they could plan a funeral for themselves, let... Full story

 By Beth Bond    Features    June 25, 2019

Retirement, is that what you really want?

“What would I do if I wasn’t doing what I am doing?” This question, heard often, can be interpreted as humorous, challenging or even fearful. Make a plan now and be prepared for this next stage...


How the internet can help prevent Alzheimer’s disease

Over the past 10 years, researchers have learned Alzheimer’s disease starts much earlier than the onset of symptoms – 10-20 years before an individual, family member or friend might notice the signs of the debilitating disease. According to the Al...


Mukilteo YMCA first in Washington to have eGym

The Mukilteo YMCA can brag that it was the first YMCA branch in the state to install and offer eGym equipment for its members. The eGym operates through a wristband that members who sign up for the... Full story


Gorgeous ferry shot

Mukilteo resident Kendra Petersen snapped this shot of the ferry this past Saturday evening while she was at Ivar’s. Said Petersen: “We had some seriously choppy waves!...


Tickets available for Garden and Quilt Tour

Come see some of the loveliest gardens in Mukilteo adorned with the most beautiful quilts at the 2019 Mukilteo Garden and Quilt Tour. Several of the gardens are tended by Master Gardeners. The quilts...


Mukilteo’s Andre Marmaduke showcasing pottery at local art sale

For Andre Marmaduke, making art was never in his plans. Now, the Mukilteo resident will be showcasing and selling his art June 13, at Everett Community College’s (EvCC) upcoming student art sale.... Full story


‘The true story you’ve never heard’

Mukilteo resident Art Krull never envisioned himself to be a writer. He had a story to tell, and he didn’t mind telling it, but writing was never in his plans. But after telling his story many times... Full story


Candlelight service honors gun violence victims and survivors

With gun violence taking the lives of many across the United States each and every day, residents of Mukilteo, as well as across the country, held services in honor of Gun Violence Awareness Day last...


Mukilteo Police emphasis on school zone safety

The Mukilteo School District’s school year will conclude on June 25 this year. This comes a few days later than usual because of the snow closure days this winter. During the remainder of the school year, Mukilteo Police will increase traffic...


Snohomish County Council to hold meeting in Mukilteo next Monday

Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and the City Council will welcome the Snohomish County Council to Mukilteo City Hall on Monday, June 17, for a 6 p.m. County Administrative Session. “County Councilmember Brian Sullivan represents District 2,...


Wrongful death suit going to court

The wrongful death suit filed by the brother of Anna Bui against the parents of Allen Ivanov will go to trial. Anna Bui’s brother, David Bui, filed the suit late last year. Anna Bui was one of...


Heller cartoons Year in Review

Heller cartoons Year in Review...


Annual ‘Christmas Spectacular’ returns for 18th year

Many in the area know Dr. Sanford Wright as a neurosurgeon in Snohomish County and as the son of Dorothy Jayne Wright who taught dance to generations of Mukilteans at the old Rosehill School. While... Full story


Schack opens holiday season with Northwest Pastel Society

Kick off the holiday season with the Schack Art Center at the opening reception of the 2018 Holiday Art Exhibit featuring the Northwest Pastel Society (NPS) on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. More...


Mukilteo man aims to raise kidney shortage awareness

Over 20 people die each day while awaiting a kidney transplant. More than 114,000 people in the United States are on the national transplant waiting list for a new kidney. And every 10 minutes,...


Annual Mukilteo Turkey Trot returns for Thanksgiving

Looking to get a nice run in before your family’s Thanksgiving feast? Participate in the Annual Mukilteo Turkey Trot, held Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, in Harbour Pointe. There is both a 5K and a 10K option. The 5K will do one lap of the course, whic... Full story


Mukilteo Yacht Club readies Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

As part of the Port of Everett’s “Holiday on the Bay” festivities, local yacht clubs will be joining Mukilteo Yacht Club for the annual MYC lighted boat parade. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, decorated lighted boats will parade in...


Twist of the Magi returns to Edmonds with holiday fun

Twist of the Magi returns to the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds with its holiday story for everyone. Written by Debra Rich Gettleman, the play starts with O'Henry's classic short story, "Gift of the Magi” set it in an authentic 1940's...

 By Beth Bond    Features    July 25, 2018

Your legacy as a storyteller

Writing the great American novel is not a “skill-set” for everyone. A more realistic approach may be to re-tell snippets and incidents in a life well lived. How many times, in a social situation,... Full story


Treatment options for men with enlarged prostate

If you’re a male over the age of 45, chances are you may be suffering from a condition more common than prostate cancer – benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More commonly known as enlarged prostat...


Embrace a system, not a goal!

Like most people, I was taught that if you want to achieve anything in life, you must set goals. When I didn’t reach the particular goal, I would feel defeated. Like a failure. It’s the reason...


You CAN take charge of your own affairs

Dear SharonAnn, I’m just so angry I could scream! We KNEW my husband was going to go soon. The path of disease was clear. But WHY did we not talk about what I needed to know about our business?...


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