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Open house to go over Active Transportation Plan | City brief

The community is invited to attend an open house on the city’s Active Transportation Plan. The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, at Mukilteo City Hall. The city’s Planning Depar...

 

Artist’s multiple sclerosis inspires photo series | A&E brief

Daisy Patton turns her brain scans into art. Patton, who was diagnosed with the degenerative disease multiple sclerosis in 2010, digitally alters her MRI scans as part of the ongoing series... Full story

 

Historical postcard returns to Mukilteo 94 years later

A Mukilteo postcard that a man mailed to his mother more than 90 years ago has been added to the Mukilteo Historical Society’s collection. A Merchant Marine sailing in the Northwest sent the...

 

About our Turn Up The Volume series

Today’s teens are grappling with challenges their parents couldn’t have imagined facing during their own youth – self-harm and suicide, cyberbullying, gangs and homelessness, and more. As part...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    February 3, 2016

Parking affecting Diamond Knot’s bottom line

Most businesses in Old Town have had issues since the city changed how parking works downtown, but perhaps not as much as Diamond Knot: It’s affecting the company’s bottom line. Diamond Knot Craft...

 

Schedule of community events for week of Feb. 3 | Around Town

Feb. 3 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

 

Jewish immigrants among our city’s builders | Worship

Temple Beth Or celebrates 30 years as a congregation this year, yet this milestone pales in comparison to the number of years the Jewish community has existed in the Puget Sound region. The first Jewish immigrants began arriving in the Pacific Northw... Full story

 

My Oscar nominee watching algorithm | Art & Appetite

About five years ago, a friend of mine convinced me that it would be fun to see all of the major Academy Award nominees before Oscar night. This way, I would actually have an opinion of which films should win awards. I could celebrate or complain... Full story

 

Arts commission looking for sculptures for new exhibit | A&E brief

The Snohomish County Arts Commission invites artists to submit images of existing free-standing sculptural works to be considered for temporary installation and exhibition in an open air setting on the Snohomish County Plaza in Everett. “The... Full story

 

Student art on exhibit at Rosehill Community Center | School brief

The fifth annual Mukilteo Secondary Art Show is on display at the Rosehill Community Center through March 25. The exhibit features the artwork of Mukilteo School District middle and high school students enrolled in visual arts programs. A special...

 

Local student makes University of Minnesota Dean’s List | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has made the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Dean's List. Ryan Vogt, of Mukilteo, was named to the 2015 fall semester Dean's List at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Vogt is a senior in the...

 

PUD awards mini-grants for school energy projects

Budding young scientists and engineers will get a boost this year with help from Snohomish County PUD. Local students will soon be assembling Snap Circuits and racing solar cars. They’ll learn about energy transformations and water turbines. The...

 

Board adopts new boundaries for elementaries | Mukilteo Schools

We’ll have two new schools in the Mukilteo School District in the near future: Construction of the new Lake Stickney Elementary is now underway and on schedule to be opened this coming September, and planning is underway for a new early-learning...

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Feb. 3 | Police Beat

Jan. 27 Public Assist – 9700 blk Harbour Pl. A woman called from Tukwila to report receiving a W-2 in the mail from a business in Mukilteo where she had never worked. An officer answered her questions, and it was determined the W-2 was intended for...

 

Keep art studio on Mukilteo’s waterfront | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Sunday morning, while passing by the ART building, I got to watch Jim Mongrain blowing wavy glass plates. Last week, I got to watch Lino Tagliapietra from Murano, Italy, blowing glass in Jim's studio. Washington State Ferries...

 

Drones pose issues for airport operations | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Mukilteo: Unmanned aerial vehicles, more commonly known as drones, are taking to the skies in record numbers. The potential uses and benefits, besides just recreational fun, seem endless. But as you can...

 

Two court cases continue flights fight | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Fundamental flaws in the up to 50-year lease between Snohomish County and Propeller Paine Field LLC have not been resolved. A pending court case calls out the lack of due diligence in proceeding with an option to lease that provid...

 

Upgrade students’ learning environment | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Six years ago, the voters of the Mukilteo School District overwhelmingly approved a Capital Projects Levy. That levy is up for renewal on Feb.9. The levy would be for the next six years and, as a replacement levy, would not...

 

The Super Bowl? Not without Seattle | City Lights

By now you may have heard. Super Bowl 50 occurs on Sunday. Nothing wrong with that, except for the teams involved. You know and I know that neither of this year’s Super Bowl pretenders belongs. Everybody loves Peyton Manning, but let’s tell it li...

 

A roomful of us | Chuck's World

Every Wednesday for the past five months, I’ve voluntarily done something most of us would only attempt under a court order or due to being tied up in a mobster’s trunk. That is, I drive on...

 

Emergency need for blood and platelet donations

The American Red Cross has an emergency need for blood and platelet donors. Severe winter weather since Jan. 1 has forced the cancellation of more than 300 blood drives across 20 states, resulting in more than 9,500 donations uncollected, further...

 

Concealed pistol license applications on the rise

Shortly after the killing ended in San Bernardino on Dec. 2, The New York Times noted that, on average, a mass shooting incident – defined as one that kills or wounds four or more people – happens every day in the United States. In the wake of that... Full story

 

Report: Mukilteo needs more outdoor, theater programs | City brief

A committee has reported its findings about Mukilteo’s recreational needs at Rosehill Community Center, namely programs and services. The Rosehill Advisory Board was formed last year to help advise the city on Mukilteo’s community center....

 

New member appointed to parks commission | City brief

The City Council has confirmed a new member to the Parks & Arts Commission. Scott Specht will serve a three-year term. He was appointed Feb. 1 to replace Jeff Nicholson, who retired from the commission. Specht is vice president of the Los...

 

Mukilteo: Redmond can join regional SWAT Team | City brief

Mukilteo is OK with Redmond joining an interjurisdictional SWAT Team. The city of Redmond has asked to join the North Sound Metro Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team and become its 10th member. In order to add Redmond to the North Sound Metro... Full story

 

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