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John Edward Moberg 1917 - 2015

A memorial service for John Edward Moberg will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 31. His son, John Moberg Jr., and daughter, Shirley Fuller, are hosting a potluck lunch in his honor at the Hogland...

 

A Creole kick for the summer barbecue | Chef Dez

It’s halibut season – and this recipe is one of our favorite halibut recipes for the grill. The ground cayenne pepper can be optional if you want to obviously eliminate any spiciness, but the...

 

Local student graduates from U.S. Naval Academy | School brief

A student from Mukilteo graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy on May 22 in Annapolis, M.D. Austin Bentley graduated from the academy, with a bachelor’s degree in quantitative economics and a...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Schools    May 26, 2015

Nonprofit working to help kids get good grades

For 50 years, Jan Link’s mantra has been: “Learning should not stop when the last school bell rings.” Link, of Mukilteo, is the founder of a nonprofit organization with the goal of providing str...

 

6th annual Women’s Success Summit is June 9

The sixth annual Snohomish County Women’s Success Summit will feature keynote speaker Sandra Yancey, the founder and CEO of eWomenNetwork. “Super Size Your Success” will be held from 11 a.m. to...

 
 A&E    May 26, 2015

County executive congratulates art students for Scholastic awards

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick visited the Art Workshop Inc. in Mukilteo on May 20 to congratulate four local students who won Scholastic Awards this year. Marcella “Ella” Corwin, 14, has...

 

Warning: Leaving pets in hot cars can be deadly

As the weather improves and temperatures rise, the Mukilteo Police Department would like to remind residents of the dangers of leaving unattended pets in vehicles. Already this spring, Mukilteo...

 

Resident of 25 years to run for Mukilteo City Council

A resident of Mukilteo for 25 years is running for City Council to serve the community he calls home. Maxwell “Max” Chen is seeking election to Council Position No. 6, held by Linda Grafer. She... Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Features    May 26, 2015

Farmers market marks 10 years of fresh foods

The Mukilteo Farmers Market, which opens next Wednesday, is celebrating its 10th season. This year’s farmers market runs June 3 through Sept. 30 from 3-7 p.m. on Wednesdays at Mukilteo Lighthouse...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    May 26, 2015

Non-residents to pay to park downtown

Mukilteans can now pick up passes to park for free at Lighthouse Park. A pilot program that allows residents to park downtown for free with a pass and that charges non-residents an hourly rate for par...

 

Teachers rally for progress in state’s education funding

Mukilteo teachers walked out for one day on May 20 in solidarity with teachers across Washington to say that state funding for education is inadequate. Above, teachers and their supporters listen to...

 

I-405 express lane testing begins

Interstate 405 express toll lanes will launch later this year, and WSDOT has been busy installing readers, photo-tolling cameras and 21 new toll rate signs. Starting today, May 26, toll engineers will kick off 24-hour testing to make sure the system...

 

When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 3) | Worship

Read parts 1 and 2 of “When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? at www.mukilteobeacon.com. -Ed. About our Creator, from the Writings of Bahá'u'lláh: "Having created the world and all that liveth and moveth...

 
 A&E    May 26, 2015

Church plans trip to Tanzania to help children | A&E brief

Unity Church in Lynnwood is planning a June trip to Tanzania, where 11 members of Unity – including one from Mukilteo – will help build a children’s hospital, birthing center and orphanage during their first global outreach project. A send-off... Full story

 
 A&E    May 26, 2015

Pacifica Chamber Orchestra to perform summer concert | A&E brief

The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra will perform a summer concert for its fifth season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. The program includes “Overture for Strings” by Lutoslawski, “Three Shanties for Woodwind Quintet” by Arnold, “Prelude and...

 

Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | May

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the May Students of the Month. 6th grade: Vann Dreier, Alex Hristov, Robyn Jin and Jennifer Xu 7th grade: Maximiliano Zaid Ayala, Nadia Barakatain, Samuel Luong and Elli...

 

Harbour Pointe Middle School Students of the Month | June

The following students from Harbour Pointe Middle School were selected as the June Students of the Month. 6th grade: Emily Bae, Michelle Kanjaya, Kryst Knapp and Tyler Sloan 7th grade: Sydney Condoll, Arnav Mahajan, Ethan Messenger, Vesi Vasileva... Full story

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of May 27 | Police Beat

May 20 Animal complaint – 9000 blk 53rd Ave. W. An office responded for a report of a dead opossum in the roadway. The officer picked it up and transported it to PAWS for disposal. Physical control – 8400 blk SR-525 While on patrol, an officer...

 

Grafer to retire from City Council | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Having served two terms as a member of the Mukilteo City Council and with more than 30 years serving my community, I have decided to retire from the City Council and am not seeking a third term. Over the past three decades, I...

 

Walkout wasn’t about getting raises for teachers | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: It's a one-day walkout that teachers will make up, honoring their contract. It's unfortunate people think this is about money for teachers. It's about their children not receiving the money the state is supposed to...

 

A Beacon poll vote in support of walkout | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I do agree with the teachers union’s decision to walk out. I support our teachers. Our Legislature needs to obey the law and fund. Jeannie Dowd, Mukilteo... Full story

 

A Beacon poll vote not in support of walkout | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Nope! I don’t agree with the teachers union’s decision to walk out. They chose a job that was underpaid and overworked. Not like they didn’t know about it either. I just hope they aren’t blocking traffic. Matt Gonzales,... Full story

 

‘Strike’ and ‘walkout’ aren’t perfect synonyms | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: It's not a strike, it's a walkout. A strike is a work stoppage until a formal agreement is made. This walkout is a one-day work stoppage to draw attention to various issues. I appreciate and support our teachers who are...

 

Walkout wasn’t fair to students’ education | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: It's wonderful the teachers are taking a stand for the funding failure by the state [“Teachers union walks out,” front page, May 20]. However, taking classroom time away from the kids is showing the kids that money is...

 

Australian visitor knows what he’s talking about | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Well said [“Observations from an out-of-towner,” Letters, page 4, May 13]. The marching band from Olympic View Middle School, under Jeff Ray's direction, has a distinguished history of excellence. And as far as noise,...

 

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