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Turning in their keys: Traxx Racing owners set to retire

Jan and Rick Wanzer are eager to begin the next phase of their lives. After hosting countless birthday parties and fundraisers and providing thrilling entertainment for thousands... — Updated 9/21/2022

Ferry ridership rises to 82% of pre-pandemic levels

Walk-on ridership is near its highest point since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic at Washington State Ferries. Since the start of WSF's peak travel summer season in June, the... — Updated 9/24/2022

Residents invited to attend meeting on senior center Oct. 4 at Rosehill

Mukilteo City Councilmember Riaz Khan will be having a Council chat with the community on a new senior center from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at Rosehill Community Center. Residents... — Updated 9/23/2022

Public input sought on stormwater issues

The Mukilteo Surface Water Utility still wants to hear from residents. The utility, a division of City's Public Works Department, hosted an open house Tuesday, Sept. 13, to seek... — Updated 9/21/2022

Council wants a clearer definition of partnership with Port of Everett

The City Council would like to have a clearer picture of what the City’s partnership with the Port of Everett on waterfront development means. During a wide-ranging discussion at Monday’s meeting, some councilmembers... — Updated 9/21/2022

Police Beat

Aug. 29 Welfare check 3800 blk. Harbour Pointe Blvd. SW. A caller suspected a woman in a car was using drugs and requested officers check her welfare. Police contacted the woman,... — Updated 9/21/2022

Mariner graduate joins Mukilteo PD

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Dum Dum, the pumpkin, tips the scale at 676 lb+

Amy Turnbull thought she had a pretty good idea of how much her giant pumpkin weighed. Turnbull calculated, based on the dimensions of the pumpkin (144-inch circumference, and 84... — Updated 9/21/2022

State Senate candidate to hold addiction, public safety forum | News Brief

State Senate candidate Janelle Cass of Edmonds is hosting and moderating a discussion on the drug addiction epidemic in Snohomish County and its impact on individuals and families, as well as the safety of the community. Cass is... — Updated 9/21/2022

Candidate forums set for next month | News Brief

The League of Women Voters of Snohomish County has scheduled a series of candidate forums, asking questions of candidates in several races: This fall, voters elect Washington state legislators, congressional representatives, and... — Updated 9/21/2022

The Day of the Dead is not Halloween | Darn Wright

With Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, Halloween, and All Soul’s Day (Nov. 2), just within reach of a witch broom ride together, let us think about The Day of... — Updated 9/21/2022

Language: Can't talk without it; can't understand anything with it | Off Kilter

OK, today I’m going to “channel” that great American comedy resource, Dave Barry. He is a national treasure. From time to time, he wrote a column (his “home” newspaper is... — Updated 9/21/2022

Goodbye, snollygoster. Hello, aporophobia? | Moment's Notice

During a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Madrid a few years ago, I visited the mecca of the Spanish language: the Real Academia Española, the defender of proper Spanish. I grew up... — Updated 9/21/2022

Letter to the Editor: Mayor Marine should have consulted with Tulalip Tribes before replacing plaque

As Mukilteo residents, we wish the Point Elliott Treaty plaque could have been updated to reflect today's thoughts on the treaty. At the very least, the Tulalip Tribes should have... — Updated 9/21/2022

Letter to the Editor: City should add signs to let people know they are entering Mukilteo

Celebrating Mukilteo's 75th anniversary as an incorporated city, I learned a lot. To be fair, much of it I already knew thanks to articles in the Beacon over the years and having... — Updated 9/21/2022

How to choose a Medicare supplemental (Medigap) policy | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m planning to enroll in original Medicare in a few months and have been told I probably need to get a Medicare supplemental policy too. Can you offer any... — Updated 9/21/2022

Music and dance: It's not just for enjoyment | Health and Wellness

Several years ago I watched a documentary on how movement and music played a significant role in helping people manage Parkinson’s and dementia. I was fascinated by how someone... — Updated 9/21/2022

Please forgive me | Worship

By my count, I’ve written about the Jewish High Holy Days at least 15 times for the Beacon Worship page, so some of the following may already be familiar to you. This year, Rosh... — Updated 9/21/2022

Some suggestions for solving jury duty summons problems | Darn Wright

People not responding to jury duty summons is just another major problem for our justice system. But there may be some simple solutions we can use to correct this problem. Both... — Updated 9/14/2022

Mariner defense jumps all over Meadowdale early | Football

Mariner's defense came up with two big plays in a dominating first quarter. The Marauders scored touchdowns on two fumble recoveries on Meadowdale's first two offensive possessions... — Updated 9/21/2022

Kamiak can't sustain strong start against Monroe | Football

Kamiak football coach Bryant Thomas intentionally created a schedule that hardly favors his youthful, inexperienced squad. His plan is meant to test their confidence and will to... — Updated 9/21/2022

Kamiak passes early nonconference tests | Girls soccer

The Kamiak girls soccer team faced a tall task in its first two weeks of the season. The Knights played six nonconference games in 12 days. With the exception of a tough 1-0 loss... — Updated 9/21/2022

New Mariner coach sees major improvement | Girls soccer

Mariner soccer player Jolyn Ngobi saw an injured teammate struggling to get off the field. So, like any good teammate, Ngobi hoisted the injured player on her back and carried her... — Updated 9/21/2022

Mariner bringing good energy, competitiveness | Boys tennis

Who would have thought that an innocent game of rock, paper, scissors two years ago would impact the 2022 Mariner tennis roster? Certainly not Zack Tambanua. Having never played... — Updated 9/14/2022

Defending league champs retooling lineup

It's a good possibility that Kamiak boys tennis coach Jeff Gilbert's job won't be the walk-in-the-park gig it was last year. The Knights strolled through the Wesco 4A, winning... — Updated 9/14/2022

Knights edge Warriors in thriller | Football

As far as Kamiak is concerned, a win is a win. Senior co-captain Michael Barton blocked a potential game-tying extra point attempt midway through the fourth quarter as the Knights... — Updated 9/21/2022

Mariner takes down Everett 19-7 in its home opener | Football

Mariner senior Macky James returned an interception 90 yards for a score in the game’s final seconds to seal a 19-7 victory over Everett Friday, Sept. 9, at Goddard Stadium. “It’s nice to get the home opener out of the way... — Updated 9/15/2022

Chihuly Garden and Glass is a sculptural wonderland | Wanderlust

If you're looking for a unique place to soak up artistic beauty in Seattle, look no further than Chihuly Garden and Glass. This stunning venue, located at the Seattle Center,... — Updated 9/21/2022

House of Fire Car - Truck & Motorcycle Show

The House of Fire Car & Motorcycle Show is coming to Mukilteo Saturday, Sept. 24. Travis Industries and the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce present a car and motorcycle show that... — Updated 9/21/2022

Octoberfest arrives in Edmonds

The Rotary Club of Edmonds' Oktoberfest returns 4-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 and noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. The inaugural, in-person... — Updated 9/21/2022

Impressions: Artists at the Lighthouse Festival

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival 2022 brought in artists from all over Washington and beyond to display their fine art at this much-anticipated annual event. Being my first time... — Updated 9/21/2022

Sponsored Feature | Bucatini: Italian American food for every palate and taste

When Peter Lamb and Anthony Donatone met 30 years ago in Seattle, moving in the same circles as they established and built various restaurants, they became friends. In 2016, they... — Updated 9/15/2022

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