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 By Sara Bruestle    News

Holiday tour showcases grand homes, chef tastings

One of the houses on the Assistance League’s Homes for the Holidays tour this year will feature close to 50 snowmen decorations. The Assistance League of Everett will host its... — Updated 11/23/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Church to host election night prayer vigil

After the ballots are counted Tuesday, many might find themselves turning to prayer. St. Hilda St. Patrick Episcopal Church, just outside Edmonds in unincorporated Snohomish County, is ready to help. The church is holding an... — Updated 11/3/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Edmonds arcade aficionado sets world records

Jason Lundgren is well on his way to becoming King of the Arcades. The Edmonds man’s New Year’s resolution was to beat the world’s high score in an arcade game. Lundgren, 33, now holds not one, not two, but five world... — Updated 10/17/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

Spike and the Impalers to headline benefit show

Spike and the Impalers will headline an all-ages show to benefit the victims’ families of the Mukilteo shooting. The Historic Everett Theatre is hosting the event from 7 p.m. to m... — Updated 8/17/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Carver revs up tree stumps with chainsaws

Steve Backus has a gift. With a chainsaw, the local woodcarver can transform tree stumps into art instead of firewood. For years, Backus has been helping homeowners turn the... — Updated 8/17/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

County Council denies neighbors' appeal of Picnic Point development

A neighborhood group’s appeal of a hearing examiner’s decision to allow a developer to build homes in a Picnic Point gulch has been denied. The Snohomish County Council on Aug. 8 affirmed with a 3-2 vote Hearing Examiner Peter... — Updated 8/10/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

8th Mukilteo Art Festival to feature 30 artists

If you buy one of Renata Mendenhall’s necklaces at this year’s Mukilteo Art Festival, you’ll get to wear a piece of Brazil around your neck. A returning artist, Mendenhall... — Updated 8/3/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Thrift shop serving victims of domestic abuse moves

When victims of domestic violence leave home to escape abuse, many times they have left all of their belongings behind. Sometimes all they have are literally the clothes on their backs. Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish... — Updated 8/3/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Pokémon Go mania takes over Mukilteo

If you play Pokémon Go, here’s a tip: Mukilteo Lighthouse Park is a pocket monster jackpot. The park is a perfect spawning ground for Pokémon because it is at the beach next to the water, is home of the historic lighthouse and... — Updated 8/3/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

'We will stand with them': Mukilteo shaken by mass shooting

Mukilteo has been "shaken to its core" after three Kamiak High School grads were shot to death at a house party early Saturday. Anna Bui, Jake Long and Jordan Ebner died whe... — Updated 7/30/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

Composer, banker by day in Edmonds July 23

Richard Vitzhum never trained as a composer, but that’s what he’s known for. The 65-year-old Mukilteo resident is a classically trained conductor and violinist who has composed and arranged works for the Mukilteo Community... — Updated 7/18/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Vehicle found underwater may be missing man’s

A car that detectives believe belongs to a missing man was found underwater near the Mukilteo ferry dock. Jose Sanchez Diaz, of Lynnwood, disappeared nearly a year ago. Cellphone data shows that he was last at the Mukilteo... — Updated 7/15/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Marko Liias running for state treasurer

Sen. Marko Liias wants to be state treasurer, and Bruce Guthrie, Jeff Scherrer and Mohammed Riaz Khan will vie for Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self’s seat. Edmonds voters likely will find... — Updated 6/30/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Resource fair focuses on youth mental health

With suicide rates for youth in Snohomish County among the highest in the state, Snohomish County Human Services is hosting a new kind of resource fair. The county’s first-ever Children & Youth Mental Wellness Fair will be... — Updated 5/4/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Gangs are here in Snohomish County

The following article is the seventh in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing... — Updated 3/16/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Baseball pioneer played for Edmonds team

In honor of Black History Month, the Edmonds Beacon is featuring Jimmy Clax-ton, the first black player in professional baseball in the 20th century. -Ed. Thirty years before Jackie... — Updated 2/29/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Experts: Youth alcohol use down, heroin use up

The following article is the fourth in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing h... — Updated 2/24/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Youth suicides increasing at alarming rate

Youth suicide is now a leading mental health issue for Snohomish County. In fact, some experts warn, it’s a crisis. According to the Snohomish Health District, suicide is Snohomish County’s ninth leading cause of death – secon... — Updated 2/3/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Warning: Dog poisonings reported in Snohomish County

Residents have been reporting possible dog poisonings at Snohomish County Parks. One animal death has been confirmed so far. Park rangers are investigating reports of dog... — Updated 1/18/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

County Council against another Paine Field museum

The Snohomish County Council has voted against a proposed historic aircraft aviation center at Paine Field. The founder of Historic Flight Foundation had proposed a five-building... — Updated 12/23/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

12-year-old repeats ‘Nutcracker’ role

Eden Vold has stepped into her sister’s ballet shoes to play Clara in the “Nutcracker.” Eden, 12, of Mukilteo, is starring in Alderwood Dance Spectrum’s 21st annual producti... — Updated 12/9/2015 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

Meet the Grinch at Mukilteo’s tree lighting

Children will get to meet Dr. Seuss’ the Grinch at Mukilteo’s tree lighting this year. The Holiday Open House and Tree Lighting is scheduled for 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at... — Updated 12/2/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Tour showcases old homes, holiday decorations

You’re bound to find a new way to deck your halls on the Assistance League’s Homes for the Holidays tour. The Assistance League of Everett will host its third home tour from... — Updated 11/25/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Region’s greatest minds talk futuristic ideas

Twenty-three of the region’s greatest minds recently shared the stage at a locally organized TED conference. Hundreds, if not thousands, watched the first-ever... — Updated 11/18/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Superhero benefit is for 9-year-old liver recipient

Monty Huesca is one mighty 9-year-old: His nickname is “The Hulk,” and he has a new liver. He said it’s helped him to recover from liver failure and a transplant surgery by... — Updated 11/11/2015

 

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