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 By Rebecca Carr    Schools

Deaf and hard of hearing students have a voice at EWHS

Being deaf or hard of hearing in a hearing world can sometimes seem a bit isolating. That feeling isn’t likely to happen at Edmonds-Woodway High School, however. EWHS hosts the high school level of Edmonds School District’s... — Updated 12/6/2012

 
 By Rebecca Carr    Schools

It takes a village to raise – a teacher

Schools and school districts in many ways are microcosms of the world – ever changing, always looking for ways to improve, and scrambling to keep up with and make the most of rapidly evolving technology. Edmonds schoolteachers... — Updated 11/29/2012

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Bridging the digital divide

Edmonds School Board had a challenging task before it Tuesday evening: bridging the ever-growing digital divide between students with and without Internet access at home, without further widening the gap or alienating those on the... — Updated 11/15/2012

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

County steps up DUI patrols

Jan Schemenauer kissed her husband of five months goodbye as he left their home with a buddy to help another friend. Although it was a relatively brief errand, she wasn’t too concerned when he hadn’t returned by 9 p.m. By 10,... — Updated 12/30/2009

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Panel unites DUI drivers, victims

It never gets any easier; it only becomes more necessary. Most Tuesday evenings, Jan Schemenauer has her schedule laid out for her. That’s when she relives the tragedy that forever changed her life as she hears from the victims o... — Updated 12/30/2009 Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion

The best interests of whom?

Less than 24 hours after Mukilteo City Council decided to let residents have a say in whether to increase our population by more than 50 percent, Fire District 1 did an end run, voting unanimously literally at the final hour to... — Updated 8/12/2009 Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

At long last: cleaning up Japanese Gulch

What went through peoples minds back then? Who walked the formerly pristine Japanese Gulch and thought, Wow, what a great place to dump 2,700 tires, a sink, a toilet, several hot water heaters and hundreds of pounds of garbage! ?... — Updated 8/12/2009 Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Candidates vie for Fire District 1 commission

The primary is coming up fast; ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday, Aug. 18. Last week, we spoke with the candidates for Mukilteo City Council Position 2; this week we asked the five candidates for Position 1 of Fire District 1s... — Updated 8/12/2009 Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Commissioner disagreement results in a six-PAC

What is normally a rubber-stamp procedure turned into another bone of contention when the Mukilteo City Council rejected one of two potential applicants Mayor Joe Marine chose to fill empty seats on the citys Parks and Arts... — Updated 8/12/2009 Full story

 
 By rebecca Carr    News

Drive hammered, get nailed: busting the myths of impaired driving

Between Aug. 14 and Sept. 7 extra DUI patrols will traverse Snohomish County roadways in search of impaired drivers. Participating in this summers Drive Hammered, Get Nailed enforcement campaign are several city police... — Updated 8/12/2009

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Now you see it, now you dont: FD1 appeal takes annexation off of November ballot

Less than 24 hours after the Mukilteo City Council voted to put the annexation proposal on the Nov. 3 ballot last week, the process came to a screeching halt when Fire District 1 voted unanimously to sue the Snohomish County... — Updated 8/12/2009

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Mukilteo Improv Team performs acts of kindness

Jon Bailey is one of those guys whos always there no matter who needs him. Whether applying his culinary skills to feed the homeless, being available at all hours of the day and night as an Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor,... — Updated 8/12/2009

 
 By rebecca Carr    News

Mukilteo Knights take 1st

Congratulations to the Kamiak Squad boys basketball team for winning the boys 10-12 grade division in the Tulalip 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament this weekend in Marysville. Pictured from left are Squad members E.J. Brown, Andrew... — Updated 8/12/2009 Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    A & E

Catch Me If You Can

When Frank Abignale, Jr. came home one day and disc Bright lights, big city, and a new life for Frank Abagnale Jr. (Aaron Tveit, center), a teen-age con man on his first big adventure in the world premiere musical Catch Me If You... — Updated 8/12/2009 Full story

 
 By rebecca Carr    A & E

Go green at movie night with the Chamber

Above, Kenyatta McLeod from Ronnas Village Salon and Spa gives Carol Brown a free relaxing massage at the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerces Outdoor Movie Night Thursday in the Village Center. More than 225 people attended, many... — Updated 8/12/2009

 
 By Rebecca Carr    A & E

Historic Everett presents Mukilteos early years

What a difference a century and a half makes. Long before Mukilteo was home to aerospace workers and computer engineers, residents made their living packing salmon and exporting duck feathers. Long before the farmers market drew ma... — Updated 8/12/2009

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion

A grassroots garden blooms

A visitor to the Mukilteo Community Garden last week remarked that the garden looked good and wasn't it nice that the City of Mukilteo had done all this for the garden? I replied that it was great that the city allows us to use... — Updated 8/5/2009

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion

Ambush is politics as usual

Concerning the letter from Councilmember Tony Tinsley of July 29. It appears that ambush politics is his preferred form. I don't claim to know too much about his subject of Dr. Scott Casselman's Parks and Arts Commission. So if he... — Updated 8/5/2009 Full story

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion

Marine is experienced

Bruce and I are proud to give our support to Mayor Joe Marine. We have found him to be a caring person of great integrity who has given much to enhance life in Mukilteo. Joe has a long history of public service. As a state... — Updated 8/5/2009

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion

Signs, signs, everywhere

As I drive around our streets on a daily basis, in addition to looking for Street signs, I have to grapple with campaign signs posted almost everywhere in town. Specifically those of Pat Smith, running for Mayor of Mukilteo. How... — Updated 8/5/2009 Full story

 
 By rebecca Carr    Opinion

Tactics weaken message

I was shocked and appalled by Tony Tinsley's letter in last week's Beacon where he referred to Mayor Joe Marine as a dolt. While he may have had a valid point in his letter, I disregarded the content because of the juvenile... — Updated 8/5/2009

 
 By Rebecca Carr    Opinion

Better late than never

Kudos to Mukilteo City Council for its unanimous decision to put the much-debated annexation issue on the Nov. 3 ballot, not just for those in the potential annexation area but also as an advisory vote for Mukilteo residents... — Updated 8/5/2009

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Annexation to go on Nov. ballot for everyone

A round of applause erupted Monday night from residents both inside and outside Mukilteos current footprint when the City Council voted unanimously to put annexation on the Nov. 3 ballot. Not only will those in the potential... — Updated 8/5/2009 Full story

 
 By rebecca Carr    News

A positive sign for Goat Trail Park

This is truly a positive sign for residents around Goat Trail Park, after years of seeing their beloved greenbelt nearly fall victim to the budget axe. The neighborhood park again went on the chopping block earlier this year when... — Updated 8/5/2009 Full story

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News

Candidate: Kunigonis is ready to listen

The echoing silence usually prefacing Mukilteo elections is what inspired Ed Kunigonis to run for City Council. Midway through the filing week, it looked like business as usual in town, with the three of the four main races... — Updated 8/5/2009

 

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