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 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

The Fall of Troy rises again | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on The Fall of Troy, a band that got their start at Kamiak High School.... — Updated 10/2/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Kamiak student aces AP computer science exam | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Kamiak's Joey Schafer, who earned a perfect score on an AP exam. The st... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Muk skateboarder wins pro contest | From the Archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Sky Siljeg, a skateboarder, who won a World Cup event. The story,... — Updated 9/9/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

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

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Cat leaves purr-fect legacy in Old Town | 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 Ziggy the cat, a feline who was a familiar face in Old Town. The story,... — Updated 8/14/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Resident is banker by day, composer by night | From the archives

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Richard Vitzhum, a self-taught composer. The story, written by former... — Updated 7/27/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Baseball pioneer played for Mukilteo team | From the achive/Weekend read

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Jimmy Claxton, a Black baseball player, who broke the color barrier... — Updated 7/17/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives/Weekend read: Kamiak donates to African schools, hospitals

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on a project by Kamiak High School students that had impact halfway... — Updated 7/8/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives/Weekend read: Scooter club takes the slow ride home

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on a group of men, who rode their Scooters across America, ending up in... — Updated 6/30/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives: Mary Lambert surprises Mariner with concert

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Mary Lambert's appearance at Mariner High School. The story, written... — Updated 6/26/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives: South African family traveling world stops in Mukilteo

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on the Bell family from South Africa and their experience visiting... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the archives: Local dentist helps restore smiles in Haiti

Editor's note: The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. This feature is on Dr. Nhi Pham and her experience volunteering in Haiti. The story,... — Updated 6/10/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

From the Archives: Eagle Scout builds benches for Kamiak bands

The Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's is one on Ethan Walters, who built benches for Kamiak's bands, as part of his Eagle Scout... — Updated 5/27/2020

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Mukilteo recognizes employees of the quarter

Mukilteo has named Colt Davis and Brian Wirt as the employees of the third quarter. Davis, a police sergeant, is Supervisor of the Quarter and Wirt, surface water technician, is... — Updated 11/23/2016

 
 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    A & E

Mukilteo 8-year-old to play Dickens’ Tiny Tim

Eight-year-old Keagan Estes has the honor of uttering what is arguably the most famous line in “A Christmas Carol.” Keagan, of Mukilteo, will play Tiny Tim, the sickly boy who... — Updated 11/23/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

500 more parking spaces needed

A study has found that Mukilteo needs 500 more parking spaces on the waterfront. There isn’t enough parking to meet demands at Lighthouse Park, as well as at the nearby train station, ferry terminal and businesses all year... — Updated 11/23/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

At-risk youth celebrate Day of the Dead

At the altars were old photographs, sugar skulls, candles, colorful flowers, traditional breads and other memorabilia to remember the dead. Snohomish County’s Denney Juvenile... — Updated 11/16/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

New holiday festival to feature decorated trees

A new kind of festival is about to showcase Mukilteo’s goodwill with a shining display of decorated Christmas trees. Mukilteo’s first-ever Festival of Trees is a contest and... — Updated 11/16/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Local engineers sell 1st shelter to survive tsunami

When most are selling their homes out of fear, Jeanne Johnson just bought a house in Long Beach’s tsunami hazard zone. The Pacific County beach faces two types of such hazards:... — Updated 11/16/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Schools

Mariner area to get its own library soon

Sno-Isle Libraries will soon open a new library near Mariner High School. A “demonstration library” is scheduled to open next year in a 3,600-square-foot retail space at 520... — Updated 11/16/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Former Marine to students: You can be like a veteran

Myron Travis has a lesson for elementary students on Veterans Day: You can be just like a veteran. A Marine Corps veteran, Travis spoke to students at Endeavour Elementary’s Veter... — Updated 11/9/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Large truck damages ferry dock’s control box

Mukilteo ferry service was shut down Saturday morning after a large truck damaged a control box at the dock. The terminal was closed at about 8 a.m. A maintenance crew managed to... — Updated 11/9/2016

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

12 Mukilteo staffers to get pay raises

A dozen non-union city employees will receive a total of $30,000 in raises next year. The higher salaries were included in the 2017 budget the Mukilteo City Council approved on Nov. 7 with a 5-1 vote. While the mayor’s preliminar... — Updated 11/9/2016 Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Author writes novels based on historical facts

Nancy Horan is the author of two New York Times bestsellers that are favorites of book clubs throughout the nation. Horan, author of “Loving Frank” and “Under the Wide and... — Updated 11/2/2016 Full story

 

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