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Articles from the May 18, 2016 edition

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 By Dale Braswell    General    May 18, 2016

A strong foundation for the storms of life | Worship

Growing up in Texas, I quickly learned that storms in the spring were an expected part of life just like Opening Day in baseball and filing your taxes. It seemed most spring days were lived under a...


Kamiak seniors win Cascade Symphony scholarships

Cascade Symphony has awarded scholarships to three Kamiak High School seniors to continue their music education in college. Kamiak’s Emily Lee, Elise Kim and Esther Lee each won the Robert Anderson... Full story


Perfect perch for fish watching | Through Your Lens

A great blue heron watches for fish atop a rock in the waters off a beach south of Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on May 7. Do you have a Mukilteo photo to share through our Through Your Lens feature?...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    May 18, 2016

Mukilteo honors employees of the quarter

Mukilteo has named Andrea Swisstack and Peg Bohan as the employees of the first quarter. Swisstack, assistant city engineer, is Supervisor of the Quarter and Bohan, park ranger and community service... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features    May 18, 2016

Mukilteo army readies for fight against hemophilia

Six-year-old Declan McNulty has an army behind him. Declan’s Army was formed when he was diagnosed as a newborn with severe hemophilia. It’s a rare disorder in which blood doesn’t clot on its... Full story


Little chief swears in for day of fun

Lev Morgan, a second grader at Mukilteo Elementary, will be Chief for a Day on Aug. 18. He was sworn in as “chief” on Monday by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. Police Chief Chuck Macklin pins on his... Full story


Local runner helps team claim national championship

One doesn’t become a national champion overnight. Greg Beyerlein’s ascent to the top of the mountain has been a long and arduous trek. It spans nearly 50 years. Beyerlein, of Mukilteo, attributes...

 A&E    May 18, 2016

Schedule of community events for week of May 18 | Around Town

May 18 Whidbey Weavers 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Whidbey Weavers Guild meets on the first Thursday of the month. This planning meeting is an opportunity to exchange ideas and set plans and goals for the guild. It will be followed by a budget meeting.... Full story


High schoolers win STEM-focused scholarships

Twenty Mukilteo School District students were awarded $450,000 in scholarships to help them earn college degrees in STEM fields. The Washington State Opportunity Scholarship was created by the state Legislature so that local students of low-income...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of May 18 | Police Beat

May 3 Theft – 11700 blk Mukilteo Speedway Officers responded for a subject who took a basket of items and left without paying. The subject was last seen leaving in a vehicle south on Mukilteo Speedway. The vehicle was a Chevy station wagon and was... Full story


Opt out of new school discipline standards | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Your local government school may soon become no longer the safest place for children. The federal government intends to redefine discipline standards, the extent to which racial equity becomes the new method in determining how... Full story


Kudos for campaign sign litter complaint  | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you very much for the information regarding my campaign signs in the wetlands near Harbour Pointe Village [“Campaign signs litter neighborhood’s protected area,” Kudos & Complaints, front page, May 4]. Nearly 130...


Zieve playing victim in mosque controversy | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Peter Zieve’s passive-aggressive behavior should be a wake up call to those of us who are intelligent enough to realize that ignoring such radical behavior and deceptive comments could have disastrous results [“Religious...


3 wicked sauces for your steak | Chef Dez

One of my favorite meats on the barbecue is a good steak. I used to be somewhat of a purest and insist on only salt and pepper gracing this grilled wonder, but I have lightened up over the years. Although I have never been (and never will be) a fan...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    May 18, 2016

Opting out | Chuck’s World

In a naked plea for sympathy, which now that I think of it I’m pretty sure I don’t do often enough in this space, it’s been kind of rough writing this column lately. It’s maybe not what you...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    May 18, 2016

Mukilteo committee looking to curb panhandling

A man held a cardboard sign that read: “Any assistance is appreciated.” He stood at the entrance of the Harbour Pointe Shopping Center off Mukilteo Speedway. It was Thursday around 3:30 p.m. In three hours of panhandling, he had collected a few...


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