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Kamiak presents ‘The Mouse That Roared’ | Theater Review

This New Year, Kamiak High School students perform a classic that will make the audience roar with laughter. “The Mouse That Roared,” based on the 1959 film, opens on Thursday, Jan. 15. If... Full story


Group’s event to help grow Japanese Gulch

Now that the city owns 140 acres of the Japanese Gulch, it’s time to help it grow. The Japanese Gulch Group dinner and auction is set for 5:30-11 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Rosehill Community... Full story


‘Mary Poppins’ flies into Everett | Theater Review

Village Theatre takes another favorite to the stage with “Mary Poppins,” based on the Disney film that made Julie Andrews a movie star. If you’ve seen the movie, you probably think you know...

 By Chef Dez    General    January 13, 2015

Easy Italian Sausage & Gnocchi Soup | Chef Dez

One of the best things about Italian cuisine can be its simplicity, and one of the best things about winter is eating soup. One of the commonly asked questions directed to me is for easy, fast, and... Full story


Mariner names new football coach

Mariner High School has announced the Marauders new football coach. Mark Stewart, a teacher at the school and coach with over 20 years of experience will begin leading the Marauders this spring. Stewart was the defensive coordinator for the team...


Woman with measles visits Edmonds

A women who was diagnosed with measles after visiting Disneyland at the end of December also recently spent time in Edmonds. According to state public health officials, an out-of-state woman became contagious with measles on Dec. 28 after visiting...


Muhammad was ‘Trustworthy One’ – are you? | Worship

Do you consider yourself trustworthy? How often we think about trust? Trustworthiness may be a measure of how well they’re working for us. Trust is a worthy moral principle for everyone that can give our society a sense of security. For me, it’s...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Jan. 14 | Police Beat

Jan. 7 911 Hang-Up – 13200 blk 46th Pl. W. Officers responded to a hang-up call. A woman had called because her 40-year-old son had been arguing with her. There had been no assault and the son left. Welfare Check – 5000 blk 84th St. S.W. A man requ...


Create a healthy living plan for the New Year (Part 2) | Healthy Living

Being overweight is hard on our bodies; brutal on our psyche. Even more demoralizing than carrying unwanted pounds is losing the weight, only to gain it all back. I repeated the diet/weight-gain cycle many times in my younger years, with devastating... Full story


Hear state of city address Jan. 24 | Mayor's Message

Another new year is here, and it is hard to believe that I have already finished my first year as mayor! I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last year and share what I will be working on in...


When the bandwagon looks shaky | Chuck's World

Without looking, without trying, without even thinking much about it, I’ve gone through a major life change, and now I’m coming clean. I am a Twenty-Something. I resisted for a long time. In... Full story


Renee Carol Olin: 1953-2014

Renee passed away Dec. 11, 2014. She was born May 15, 1953 to Don and Betty Olin of Mukilteo. Renee worked for King County Juvenile Court for 41 years. She enjoyed photography, knitting and crocheting, and giving her sweaters and afghans to friends... Full story


Schedule of community events for week of Jan. 14 | Around Town

Jan. 14 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction to your business.... Full story


Luncheon raises over $90,000 for abused children | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you to all who attended and supported our second Transforming Hurt to Hope luncheon held at Xfinity Arena’s conference center in downtown Everett on Nov. 6! Together, we let the community know that in Snohomish County we... Full story


Freedom of speech will endure | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I just read “The dead cougar controversy” – what a prescient column [Editor’s Note, page 4, Jan. 8]! Freedom of speech is what The Beacon represents; cougars, tattoos and all. While Paris (the seat of democracy) is the... Full story


Kudos for independent school feature | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: You did a fantastic job! You did an awesome job of writing about all of the great things about our school – and you got us on the front page [“Innovative school may have to shut down,” Jan. 8]. That was just such a cherry on...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 13, 2015

Park-and-ride to get another $2.7 million

A future park-and-ride in Mukilteo is planned to serve southbound commuters. After years of talk, the Community Transit project is on the map, with plans for a lot of 200 or more spaces at Paine Field. The park-and-ride, off of the Mukilteo Speedway...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 13, 2015

Preferred plan merges waterfront themes

With the transfer of the Tank Farm into local control, Mukilteo’s waterfront may see many changes over the next several years, including the relocation of the ferry terminal and construction of a promenade. A city committee envisions a master plan...


What if the UW wasn’t in Seattle? | Taking Stock

Education is a well-known tool for increasing earnings and wealth for individuals. It turns out, it is a useful tool for cities to use, as well. I was surprised a few weeks ago to discover that the population of Seattle was only 200 people when the U...


Board passes resolutions to move new school forward | Board report

During its meeting on Jan. 12, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Recognized three students for their outstanding achievements. Honored were Kassidae Carson of Discovery Elementary, Kimo Santos of Kamiak High School, and Brian Russell of...


Volunteers needed for 2015 homeless count Jan. 22

Volunteering three hours of time can be a big step in helping end homelessness in Snohomish County. The county needs volunteers to help with the annual Point In Time Homeless count on Thursday, Jan. 22. Volunteers work three-hour shifts between the...


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