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The Beacon has been part of your community for nearly 30 years – covering your world – and we intend to continue doing so for many years to come. But like other small businesses slammed by the coronavirus pandemic, we are... — Updated 9/16/2020 Full story

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Mukilteo Police seeking public's help with burglary case

The Mukilteo Police Department is seeking the public's help regarding a residential burglary that occurred at about 9:14 p.m., Sept. 4, in the 12700 block of 61st Avenue West.... — Updated 9/16/2020

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A smoggy day at the Mukilteo Lighthouse | Photo gallery

It was more of the same on Wednesday afternoon at Lighthouse Park. The air quality in Mukilteo remained unhealthy with the expected departure of the smoke from Oregon pushed back... — Updated 9/16/2020

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Sno-Isle Libraries offering 'Books by Mail'

Sno-Isle Libraries wants to make sure its customers can get books and other physical materials, even for those customers who are reluctant to try contact-free services at their... — Updated 9/17/2020

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Mukilteo Cub Scout Pack to offer virtual popcorn sales

Mukilteo Cub Scout Pack #16 is going fully virtual, just like schools and most organizations. "We want to keep our pack going, so that our scouts can keep learning and growing as... — Updated 9/17/2020

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Mukilteo ferry pedestrian trail to close for about a month

Starting Monday, Sept. 21, the pedestrian trail through the new Mukilteo ferry terminal site will close for up to four weeks for pedestrian handrail installation work. Crews will... — Updated 9/17/2020

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Mukilteo family raises awareness about suicide

Sometimes when she is sleeping, Nicole Amor sees her late brother Justin Amor-Meyer. Even though he has been gone for almost a decade, it's as if Justin is right there with her. "I... — Updated 9/9/2020

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11th annual Domestic Violence Services auction to be held online

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County will be hosting its annual Handbag Auction online this year. The auction opens at 9 a.m., Oct. 1 and closes at 5 p.m., Oct. 9. All... — Updated 9/15/2020

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Community Transit receives $8.3 million in federal grants

Community Transit recently was awarded more than $8 million in federal grant funds allocated by the Puget Sound Regional Council to support the following projects: • $3.2... — Updated 9/15/2020

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SnoPUD offers EV customers

As part of its Connect & Drive program, Snohomish County PUD is offering customers up to a $500 reward for the purchase and installation of qualifying Level 2 Energy Star EV... — Updated 9/15/2020

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The boy who lived, and other fun facts | Chuck's World

All of us will occasionally find ourselves standing in the kitchen, wondering why we went in there. In the age of COVID, I’m pretty sure this happens a lot. This has led me to... — Updated 9/14/2020

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Love and Service | Worship

“Let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all . . . “ (Holy Bible Galations... — Updated 9/11/2020

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Remember to complete 2020 census | Council Corner

It’s not too late to complete the 2020 census and it’s important to remember participation will have far-reaching impacts on our city, state, and country in the years to... — Updated 9/9/2020

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The History of Forest Park and the Zoo | Muk Revisited

When I tell people about my memories of visiting the bears at the Forest Park Zoo. I get strange looks. When discussing it with those from this area, we differ on what zoo animals... — Updated 9/11/2020

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Jerry Seinfeld is back, with a new show | Off Kilter

Jerry Seinfeld has been producing (and starring) in a “made for streaming” television program called “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” on Netflix. As if Seinfeld needed... — Updated 9/9/2020

Letter to the editor: Peaceful protests infiltrated by disrupters

I feel the need to address this problem of protesting. Now, I have no problem with people protesting, but why not do it peacefully? Think of the results if this were the case. Hopefully, if people were in a peaceful mode and... — Updated 9/9/2020

Letter to the editor: Larsen should be praised for delivering support for the Post Office

The valiant efforts of local lawmakers should be applauded for actions to slow the blatant assault on our post office and on our free elections that seem to be taking place on a daily basis by the man who currently occupies the... — Updated 9/9/2020

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The steps not taken | Chuck's World

There is something egalitarian about taking a tumble. I’m sure Queen Elizabeth has fallen a few times in her 94 years, losing a battle with gravity exactly as a commoner would,... — Updated 9/9/2020

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If I knew for sure that I would die next month, part 7 of 9

Editor’s Note: See parts 1-6 at mukilteobeacon.com. They were published on Aug. 15, 2018, Jan. 9, 2019, May 29, Aug. 7, Nov. 6 and Jan. 22,2020. Hello friends! There’s hope... — Updated 9/9/2020

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Editorial cartoon for week of Sept. 9

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School district welcomes students back

August was a busy month for many staff as we readied plans, teacher trainings, student schedules, laptops, an upgraded communications system and a new learning management system in... — Updated 9/9/2020

Students encouraged to enter 2020 Congressional App Challenge

The annual 2020 Congressional App Challenge is now accepting entries. The competition, which runs through Oct. 19, is open to high school and middle school students who live in or attend school in Washington’s 2nd Congressional... — Updated 9/9/2020

College honors and graduations

Alice Cheng, of Mukilteo, was named to the 2020 Dean’s List at Union College. Cheng is a member of the Class of 2023 majoring in Leadership in Medicine. The Union College Dean’s List honors students who have a grade point... — Updated 8/26/2020 Full story

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Edmonds College receives $1.38 million to support low-income, disabled students

Edmonds College will receive $1.38 million in funding over the next five years for its TRIO Student Support Services program, which serves low-income, first-generation college... — Updated 8/26/2020

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Schools will start the year with distance learning | Superintendent's Corner

This August looks and feels different than most. Instead of staff preparing their classrooms and schools for the surge of children on the first day, hallways are quiet as they... — Updated 8/12/2020

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Kamiak's McClaskey named state Special Olympics Coach of the Year

Kamiak's Georgia McClaskey was named Washington State's Special Olympics Coach of the Year. McClaskey received the honor when she attended the Special Olympics Washington State... — Updated 9/16/2020

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Kamiak's Gilszmer brothers make verbal commitments

Kamiak's Vlad and Slava Gilszmer both have settled on their post high school plans. Vlad Gilszmer, the two-time defending Class 4A state 500-yard freestyle champion, has made a... — Updated 9/10/2020 Full story

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Keith Kingsbury: His lessons endure

Keith Kingsbury coached hundreds and hundreds of players during his 32-year career as the men's basketball coach at Edmonds Community College. But his time with his players was... — Updated 9/9/2020

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Ex-Kamiak football standout dies in traffic accident

Spencer Teerink, a former standout football player at Kamiak High School, died in a traffic accident. Teerink, 26, was involved in a fatal motorcycle accident while on his way... — Updated 9/9/2020

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100-mile challenge completed

With so many 100-mile races being cancelled due to the pandemic, the Japanese Gulch Runners hosted its own 100-mile challenge Saturday, Aug. 22. Nick Pembroke and Adam Braddock... — Updated 9/9/2020

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Kamiak swimmers take state | From the archives/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's first state swimming championship. The story, written by... — Updated 8/26/2020 Full story

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Wesco schools delay start of high school sports

The start of the prep sports season has been pushed back to 2021. Wesco athletic directors voted to shift the two sports scheduled for the fall – cross country and boys tennis... — Updated 8/26/2020

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James Bay Distillers throwing celebration

James Bay Distillers is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of its 88-proof Galloping Goose Canadian Whisky with a birthday party Friday and Saturday, Sept. 17-18. Free cake pops... — Updated 9/17/2020

Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters host Zoom meeting on Sept. 15

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters’ guest for its monthly meeting is Darlene Girton, the Featherweight Doctor.  Girton will speak on the history of this iconic little machine and why they are still so popular after 86 years.... — Updated 9/9/2020

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Weller to bid farewell | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Joe Weller and the closing of his restaurant - Weller's Cafe. The... — Updated 9/11/2020

Benefits of citrus zest | Chef Dez

There are obviously many benefits gained from using the freshest of ingredients possible when cooking and using the zest from citrus fruits is no exception. Whether you are using limes, lemons, oranges, or grapefruit, the zest... — Updated 9/14/2020

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Mukilteo boy starred as Ralphie | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Mukilteo native Andy Walken, who starred in Fox's "A Christmas Story... — Updated 9/6/2020

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A last look at the ferry tollbooths | Travel Sketcher

The ferry tollbooths have been a fixture in Mukilteo for a long time and I wanted to sketch them before they move. Terry – the Travelsketcher is a Mukilteo resident who sketches... — Updated 9/9/2020 Full story

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Seattle Opera unveils virtual fall season

Like all arts and cultural groups this year, Seattle Opera has dealt with canceled performances and setbacks due to COVID-19. But the company is ramping up efforts to make the arts... — Updated 8/27/2020

Umami: The Fifth Taste | Chez Dez

Eating is a celebration of the senses. All five of them in fact: taste, smell, sight, touch, and sound. Keeping this in mind, there could be an argument in deciding as to which is the most important sense when it comes to eating.... — Updated 8/31/2020

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Sailing on South Lake Union | Travel Sketcher

Nice morning at Wooden Boat Center on South Lake Union. Feels good to get out a bit more these days. Sailing away on this schooner sounds pretty good in these days of staying-in.... — Updated 8/26/2020

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Local rock duo releases first album | From the archives/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on the Grace & DeGroot. The story, written by former editor Sara... — Updated 8/26/2020

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Mukilteo finance director leaving for Island County

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