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Inside an oasis of tranquility

In a world where leisure opportunities are severely limited by the state's COVID-19 restrictions, the Mukilteo Community Garden offers residents a perfect place for a little... — Updated 1/27/2021

City Council sets priorities for 2021

Residents should continue to expect more Coffee with the Council events in 2021. The council reviewed its priorities for the upcoming year, and communications was at the top of a seven-item list discussed Monday, Jan. 25. Coffee... — Updated 1/27/2021


The Beacon remains your 'go to' source for local news | Publisher's Desk

As the old saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” Nobody, of course, would likely argue that the last three months have been much fun. Coronavirus, the... — Updated 1/27/2021


A long time coming: Mukilteo author publishes first novel

Even though Roy K. Brown made his living as a real estate appraiser and home inspector, he also found time to indulge in his passion for writing. As a boardmember of the... — Updated 1/27/2021

Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association announces new board for 2021

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association has announced its board for 2021, which will be planning this year’s Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, parade, and the Run-A-Muk race. The executive board members are president Tim Meek,... — Updated 1/27/2021

City Council to host public hearing on public notification code amendment | City Briefs

The Mukilteo City Council will hold a public hearing on a proposed public notification code amendment. The hearing is scheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 1 and will be held virtually. The council is considering amending the Mukilteo... — Updated 1/27/2021

Planning Commission to meet on Thursday, Jan. 28 | City Briefs

The Mukilteo Planning Commission will be meeting at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 28 via Zoom. Items on the agenda include a discussion of the city’s Housing Action Plan, election of officers, discussion on the 2021 work plan, and... — Updated 1/27/2021

Liias sponsors bill to allow public deposits with credit unions | News Briefs

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood) that would enable more partnerships between local governments and community-based credit unions throughout Washington received a public hearing in the Senate Business,... — Updated 1/27/2021

Diamond Knot taproom reopening | Business Briefs

The Diamond Knot Brewing Company has announced that its taproom is reopening. The bay door is open to provide proper ventilation, and in addition to its industrial overhead heater, there are propane patio heaters to provide... — Updated 1/27/2021

Police Beat

Jan. 22 Vehicle theft 8500 blk. Mukilteo Speedway. A caller reported the theft of his truck, which was found in a business parking lot later that day. Several items were reported missing from the vehicle. Fireworks 13300 blk.... — Updated 1/27/2021


Access challenges at new ferry terminal | Reality Check

The new Mukilteo ferry terminal has been open for almost a month now and while there are many things to like about the new terminal, the project is far from finished, and is... — Updated 1/27/2021


Pattern recognition | Off Kilter

If you’re paying attention, life has patterns in it. What patterns am I talking about? Well, my dad was a musician so I inherited some of this ability. In fact, music is nothing... — Updated 1/27/2021

Letter to the Editor: Time to reinforce speed limits on Mukilteo Speedway

Editor’s note: This letter was written in response to the Jan. 20 story on ferry traffic, “Traffic issues arise around new ferry terminal.” Well-written article (, but what it neglects to mention is... — Updated 1/27/2021

Letter to the Editor: Goodbye from Mukilteo Montessori School

Dear Mukilteo friends: In 1993, Marjorie Maher opened the first-ever Montessori preschool and kindergarten in Mukilteo in a little house on Beverly Park Road. I had the honor of becoming the second owner of Mukilteo Montessori... — Updated 1/27/2021

Letter to the Editor: Mayor responds to resident's concerns about new ferry terminal

Editor’s note: This letter from Mayor Jennifer Gregerson is in response to a letter to the editor by Susan Davison in the Jan. 20 edition of the Mukilteo Beacon ( I wanted to share a little information... — Updated 1/27/2021

Letter to the Editor: Work Force Development Center appreciates support of city

I would like to take the opportunity, on behalf of the board, staff and high school students of Work Force Development Center (WFDC), to express our sincere gratitude for the generous and unwavering support of the City Council,... — Updated 1/27/2021


Adapting to life or not: The downside of doing nothing | Chuck's World

I’ve concluded that over the past year, I’ve deleted far more words than I’ve published or posted. This might make me sound like a very careful writer, someone who measures... — Updated 1/27/2021


Difficult emotions – what to do with them | Health & Wellness

Jan. 11 marked the one-year anniversary of the first death from COVID-19 reported by China and the unprecedent change that was about to occur throughout the world. Over the last... — Updated 1/27/2021


Forgiveness can be spiritually liberating | Worship

Forgiving others who have hurt our feelings can bring us peace of mind and please God. Doing so can have a positive effect on our health and relationships, while keeping us at... — Updated 1/27/2021


Editorial cartoon for week of Jan. 20

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Mukilteo School District supporting families in different ways | Mukilteo School Board

The past year and already the start of this year seem to have many bids for our attention, from the pandemic to social movements and the constant of change. It's especially... — Updated 1/27/2021

Cascade Warbirds offering aviation scholarships

The Cascade Warbirds, an organization that promotes the restoration, preservation, operation and public display of historically significant military aircraft, is offering scholarships for private pilot ground school with... — Updated 1/20/2021

VFW Post 8870 announces Freedom Scholarship

Rose Gilliland, commander of Edmonds-based VFW post #8870, has announced it will once again offer its Freedom Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Student must live with the Edmonds and Mukilteo school district... — Updated 1/20/2021


Preparing for a possible return of prep sports

Wesco's plans for a return of high school sports took a step forward after the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association approved a plan submitted by Wesco athletic... — Updated 1/20/2021

Start simple when growing your own food | Tilling Times

Editor’s note: The Beacon is pleased to debut a new garden column by the Mukilteo Community Garden. Boardmembers will be offering tips on gardening each month. Imagine picking the lettuce and cherry tomatoes you need for your... — Updated 1/27/2021


Mukilteo teen to be featured in Cascade Symphony Orchestra concert

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will offer its annual Children's Concert, "Discover Your Passion!" at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, as it has for the past 13 years -- with one... — Updated 1/27/2021


Chief Seattle the subject of Humanities Washington conversation

Sno-King School Retirees and Humanities Washington invite the community to a conversation with David Buerge, a member of the 2019-2021 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau,... — Updated 1/27/2021


Game show memories: What is my 'Jeopardy!' experience

Editor's note: Edmonds resident Tim Raetzloff, who writes the History Files column for the Beacon, was a contestant on "Jeopardy!" in 1988. After the death of longtime host Alex... — Updated 1/20/2021


Natural beauty | Travel Sketcher

Thanks to Ken Burns' documentary on our national parks I am revisiting some great times. This is Grand Teton National Park. Located next to Yellowstone, it is too often missed. Yet... — Updated 1/20/2021

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