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‘Crimes of the Heart’ a dark comedy | Theater Review

Sisterhood is a wonderful thing – except for when you have the shared emotional mess of three women in Curtain Call Theatre Northwest’s “Crimes of the Heart.” The story starts off with a...

 

New club offers job search help to teens

It’s tough to get a first job as a teenager – especially if you don’t know the first thing about resumes. Mariner High School founded the Job Club to help students learn how to job search, write...

 

Local hula fitness classes featured on ‘New Day’

Mukilteo’s A Honu World of Hula was recently featured on KING 5’s “New Day Northwest” TV show. The business feature, which ran on Jan. 12, covered the fitness benefits of authentic Hawaiian...

 

Seahawks spirit | Through Your Lens

As improbable as it may have seemed the Seahawks have made a second straight trip to the Super Bowl this season, sparking even more Hawks spirit throughout the Pacific Northwest. At Harbour Pointe...

 

Russell Road renamed to honor Hawks player | City brief

Russell Road in Mukilteo has been renamed in honor of Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. On Jan. 21, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson proclaimed Russell Road would be named Russell Wilson Road up to and...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 27, 2015

Mayor promises to meet 2015 goals

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson shared in a State of the City address her vision for Mukilteo, in which the city is strong, safe and sustainable. Gregerson delivered her 2015 State of the City address on...

 

Eagle Scout builds benches for Kamiak bands

At 13 years old, Ethan Walters held off on earning his Eagle Scout rank because otherwise he’d be done too soon. Ethan, a senior at Kamiak High School, completed all of the requirements in November... Full story

 

Public’s help sought in locating suspect in human trafficking

Washington State Patrol detectives from the Missing and Exploited Children’s Task Force are seeking the public’s assistance in finding a man wanted for human trafficking. An arrest warrant has been issued for 18-year-old Mikael Z. Williams, who d...

 

The Buddhist path of virtue | Worship

“Morality is the vehicle for happiness, Morality is wealth and treasure. Morality is the vehicle for dispassion; thus may morality be purified.” –Ajahn Chah Recently, I came upon a rather beautiful section on virtue in Jack Kornfeld's book,...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Jan. 28 | Police Beat

Jan. 21 Suspicious – 4700 blk 87th St. S.W. A caller reported an attempted IRS phone scam. He did not fall for the scam and was referred to the IRS website set up to report such incidents. Vehicle Prowl – 12300 blk H.P. Blvd. A caller reported that... Full story

 

An act of kindness | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: It is good to know that there are students in our community who have the awareness to be kind and helpful to senior citizens. A while ago, I waned to attend a Mariner High School basketball game. There were still hidden patches...

 

YMCA does allow kids in for free | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am writing in response to Tom Lowery’s Op-Ed “Mukilteo still needs a youth club” [page 4, Jan. 21]. In his opinion piece, Mr. Lowery tells the story about a group of kids who were turned away from the Mukilteo YMCA, basket...

 

Burglaries in Mukilteo down 20% | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I read with interest your Jan. 21 story “20 burglaries in 4th quarter in Mukilteo,” front page]. I applaud The Beacon for bringing this important public safety issue to their readers. I would humbly offer that an alternate...

 

What business can learn from football | Chamber Corner

One thing that the NFC Championship game between the Seahawks and the Packers showed us was that perseverance pays off. The Seahawks were looking for a light at the end of their tunnel, and unfortunately, until the last two minutes of regulation... Full story

 

Create a healthy living plan for the New Year (Part 4) | Healthy Living

Food is to be enjoyed, not feared. Banishing the food we love from our diet is a recipe for disaster. Can you go the rest of your life without eating bread or pasta? Are you never again going to drink a beer because of the calories it contains? The...

 

Group moves into mission’s next phases | Gulch View

A fundraising auction for the Japanese Gulch Group is coming up, and you may be thinking: The property has already been purchased, what is there to do? The mission of the JGG is preservation, restoration and sustainable recreation in and around...

 

Eleven plus one equals us | Chuck's World

My backspace key got a nice little work-out just now. I wrote “With this year’s Academy Award nominations due to be announced soon,” when it occurred to me I might have heard something. Somethin...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Jan. 28 | Around Town

Jan. 28 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....

 

IRS makes fewer forms available to library patrons

Because of Internal Revenue Service cutbacks, Snohomish and Island County residents seeking printed tax forms will find fewer of them in their community libraries. “Some basic forms will be available, but even the number of those will be...

 

IRS phone scams continue to be serious threat

Aggressive and threatening phone calls by scammers pretending to be with the IRS continues to be a top concern for the Internal Revenue Service. Mukilteo taxpayers, like many across the U.S., continue to be victimized by IRS telephone scams. The...

 

Mukilteo to host Super Bowl party | City brief

Mukilteans will be able to watch the Super Bowl on a big screen at Rosehill Community Center. Rosehill’s Vancouver Room will be set up with a 55-inch screen and sound system to watch the game on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1. This year’s game is expe...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    January 27, 2015

Waterfront property to transfer this year

The transfer of the Mukilteo Tank Farm has a long history, one with many milestones, including a big one last week. Nearly 65 years ago, the U.S. Air Force commissioned 20 acres on Mukilteo’s waterfront to store jet fuel. Ten aboveground tanks...

 

Volunteer long-term care training in March

The Silver Tsunami is on its way. In a short 10 years, nearly 25 percent of Snohomish County’s residents will be 60 years old or older. As this valued part of our population continues to age, some will be without family or friends to look out for... Full story

 

UW-Stevens Point undergrad honored for high GPA | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has been honored for his high grade point average for the fall semester. The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point honored more than 2,740 undergraduate students for attaining high grade point averages during the fall... Full story

 

Teacher, administrative assistant win Lighthouse Awards | Board Report

During its meeting on Jan. 26, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Witnessed the announcement of the winners of the first semester Lighthouse Award, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a school district employee. The winners were Tory...

 

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