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Philharmonic Orchestra to perform finale concert | A&E brief

The Everett Philharmonic Orchestra will perform its finale concert Saturday, May 14. The 7 p.m. concert will feature Antonín Dvor?ák’s “Symphony No. 8” and soloists Ellaina Lewis, soprano,... Full story


Harbour Pointe 7th grader wins PUD art contest | School brief

A Mukilteo seventh grader has won an award through a Snohomish County PUD art contest. Sally Schafer of Harbour Pointe Middle School won for her hand-drawn poster of a mole making a phone call with... Full story


Sno-Isle Libraries are getting greener

Sno-Isle Libraries has made tremendous energy savings in the past five years, according to library district officials. “Stewardship of public resources is a core value of Sno-Isle Libraries and Eart...


Former ‘Voice’ contestant to perform Mukilteo concert

Soulful singer and songwriter Mycle Wastman, who appeared on Season 3 of “The Voice,” will play a fundraiser concert in Mukilteo on April 29. Wastman is slated to perform at a Concert for...


Canoe artwork reminds riders of connection to the sea

Linda Beaumont was inspired not by what she saw, but by what she didn’t see. The artist’s work featured at the Mukilteo Sounder commuter rail station is a reminder to riders of how Native...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    April 20, 2016

Head of Electroimpact apologizes, clarifies anti-mosque postcard

The head of Electroimpact Inc., who has been linked to a group that opposes the building of a mosque in Mukilteo, this week said he is concerned about the breeding of radicals. Peter Zieve is the... Full story

 By Glen Pickus    General    April 20, 2016

An optimist’s (silly) thought | Worship

I am a senseless optimist. Right up until the moment things go wrong, I am predicting a positive outcome. You’d think, as I near my 60th birthday, life experiences would have completely eroded this...


Schedule of community events for week of April 20 | Around Town

April 20 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


Local students named to University of Washington Dean’s List

Students from Mukilteo have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Washington for fall quarter 2016. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have a grade point average of at... Full story


Music teacher named Elementary Teacher of the Year | School brief

A teacher at Serene Lake Elementary was recently named Elementary Teacher of the Year. Nancy Thompson, who teaches music at Serene Lake, was recognized by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 for her efforts to promote American history, traditions and...


5 students make Dean’s List at Eastern | School brief

Five students from Mukilteo have made the Dean’s List for the winter 2016 quarter at Eastern Washington University. The students are: Donnie Belk, Mason Chalfant, Hannah Grady, Liana Luke and Chandler Wesson. An undergraduate student who earns 12... Full story


Mukilteo student makes Puget Sound’s Dean’s List | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has been named to the Dean’s List at University of Puget Sound. Andy Crosby, a 2013 graduate of Kamiak High School, made Puget Sound’s Dean’s List for the fall semester. Students named to the Dean’s List have ranked...


Mukilteo Elementary hosting clothing drive | School brief

The Mukilteo Elementary PTSA hosting a clothing drive to raise money for education and student activities. The PTSA is partnering with Clothes for the Cause, a fundraising company that collects clothes in exchange for cash, to put on the drive now...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of April 20 | Police Beat

April 13 Welfare Check – 8200 blk 44th Ave. W. Officers responded for a woman who appeared to be under the influence and homeless. The woman was asking others for a cigarette and a ride to Everett. The woman requested a ride to Highway 99, which an... Full story


Tour guide rekindled love for Paine Field | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Christopher Summitt gave me my initial tour on April 1, 2011, of the Boeing factory [“Once a year, historian becomes festival mapmaker,” front page, April 13]. That's when I once again fell in love with Paine Field. A...


Mukilteo’s park ranger is a gem | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We have a gem in this town and her name is Ranger Peg Bohan [“Hike through local parks with Mukilteo ranger,” page 3, April 13]. Wow – these guided hikes are a wonderful treat – exploring the beautiful areas of Japanese...


Anti-Muslim group needs to do its research | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Perhaps the authors of the anti-mosque mailing may want to actually do some research and target groups with a much higher rate of terrorism in the U.S.: well armed white male militia and anti-government groups [“Anonymous group...


Don’t allow the opposition to scare you | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I was disconcerted to see the article about the opposition for a mosque possibly being built in Mukilteo in the April 13 edition of The Beacon – not because I am worried about it, but because of the way the opposition has tried t...


Let those of Islamic faith worship in peace | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mukilteo welcomes people of all faiths [“Anonymous group posts mosque opposition,” front page, April 13]. I believe the vast majority of Mukilteo residents support and welcome our Islamic neighbors, friends, business... Full story


Will mosque bring traffic problems? | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I'm not opposed to freedom of religion [“Anonymous group posts mosque opposition,” front page, April 13]. I'm only concerned with keeping a quiet neighborhood quiet and potential traffic issues that come with...


We welcome construction of mosque | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We each received a postcard in the mail this week, letting us know that a mosque is to be built on Harbour Pointe Boulevard [“Anonymous group posts mosque opposition,” front page, April 13]. Although we doubt that the author...

 By Chef Dez    General    April 20, 2016

One chef’s praise for braising | Chef Dez

Have recent increases in the price of meat leave you with the thought of becoming a vegetarian? With no disrespect to my vegetable eating friends, there is a great technique to bring extreme flavor and tenderness to cheaper cuts of meat. It's...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    April 20, 2016

A fancy way of saying nothing | Chuck's World

My favorite word in English is “tautology.” I would use it all the time if I remembered that it was my favorite word, but I forget. This is part of its charm; tautology just refers to a statement...


New Casino Road academy to serve adult students

A new coalition has been formed that will be known as the Casino Road Adult Education Academy. The academy will provide education, support and opportunities to isolated, marginalized and low-income communities in the form of adult basic education,... Full story


Contract awarded for new kindergarten center | Board report

During its meeting on April 18, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Recognized two students for their outstanding achievement. Honored were Judd Johnson of the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center and Melody Ekeh of Odyssey Elementary. Awarded a...


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