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Articles from the May 31, 2017 edition

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 By Kim Voetberg    General    May 31, 2017

Competitive car lovers find camaraderie at annual car show | Chamber Corner

Car shows are interesting events when you consider the competitive world. Those who enter their cars have spent countless hours researching where to purchase parts, how to get the perfect hue for... Full story

 
 A&E    May 31, 2017

Arlington artist’s stone paintings on display in Everett

Arlington-based artist Claire Cundiff’s encaustic stone paintings are on display through the month of June in the lobby of the Robert J. Drewel Building at 3000 Rockefeller Ave. in downtown... Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    May 31, 2017

Mukilteo team takes second in global competition

A Mukilteo team of six middle and elementary school students took second place in the technical challenge at the Destination Imagination Global Finals tournament held May 24-27 in Knoxville,...

 

Rotary names top students for May

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named students from Kamiak, Mariner and ACES as students of the month for May. Kamiak High School senior Mengwei Chen is a member of National Honor Society....

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    May 31, 2017

Kamiak’s spring musical earns 12 award nominations

The 5th Avenue Theater in Seattle has nominated Kamiak High School’s spring musical production of Footloose for 12 awards – more than any other high school production in the state. The 5th Avenue... Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    May 31, 2017

Tanks take center stage

Thousands attended this year’s Tankfest Northwest on Saturday, May 27, at the Flying Heritage and Combat Armor Museum at Paine Field. Spectators crowded a fenced off demonstration area, cameras at...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    May 31, 2017

Farmers market to kick off 12th season Wednesday, June 7

Mukilteo’s own farmers market kicks off its 12th season next Wednesday, June 7, at Lighthouse Park. The market, which got its start in 2004, relies entirely on volunteers, including Anna Tink. She...

 

Let us unite in peace against greed, corruption

We simply need to convene The Big Meeting as preordained – the conference where we lock the doors and affirm: “Nobody goes home until peace.” Right now, this meeting is only a motion away. The change is in effect. Change for the better is... Full story

 

Letter: A vote for Gregerson is a vote for transit

I just read that Dan Matthews wants to run for Mukilteo Mayor (“Mayoral challenger calls out Gregerson,” May 24). I find his personal attacks on my friend Mayor Jennifer Gregerson hurtful, sleazy, distracting, and beneath Dan's service...

 

Letter: Council candidates should come to meetings

It’s extraordinary and exciting to see so many people running for City Council this year. This year’s candidates include people who have business interests in Mukilteo, their employees, people who have volunteered for the city, and new faces...

 

Letter: City facilities don’t benefit families, children

I want to thank Mayor Gregerson for her op-ed about Rosehill Community Center in the May 17 Mukilteo Beacon (“Let’s ensure Rosehill serves all residents”). I believe this was brought to her attention by my statement on the front page of the... Full story

 

Let the election letters pour in | Our View

We at the Beacon were excited and encouraged to see some 10 people toss their hats into the ring earlier this month for a chance to represent their fellow Mukilteans in city government. Now that the primary race is on, we’re excited to host an...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    May 31, 2017

That time the choir stayed late | Chuck's World

I think I could explain this. I think. But it would get a little indulgent. I’d start tossing out subjects like Franz Mesmer, animal magnetism, “On The Road,” John Bunyan, and God. Also maybe...

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    General    May 31, 2017

Finding beauty in expected places, like headlights on I-5 | Taking Stock

The first home that I remember was on Eastlake in Seattle. We lived there until I was 5 years old. The Stewart Street off-ramp of Interstate 5 is there now. I was told that the front half of our house had been built in 1871; the back half added in...

 

Police beat (May 19-23)

May 19 Suspicious Upon investigating a report of open mailboxes in the 4800 block of 80th Street Southwest, an officer was unable to determine if any mail was missing. Cat trap A person in the 5500 block of Harbour Pointe Boulevard reported that a...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    May 31, 2017

City to build new decanting facility

The city is looking to build a new decanting facility, but first it needs a qualified contractor to design it. The city’s request for qualifications deadlines today, May 31, at 4 p.m. Two to four firms will be invited to interview in June, and a... Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    May 31, 2017

City asks community to share ideas for peace park

In the wake of suicides among young people and last year’s shooting came calls for the city to create a place of hope and reflection, a place of peace for a community wrestling with grief. “It’s something that arose out of the days and weeks...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    May 31, 2017

City Council to discuss ‘welcoming city’ resolution

City Councilmember Richard Emery doesn’t expect all of his fellow council members will support the “welcoming city” resolution he’s been drafting over the past two months, but he does hope they’ll be open to discussion. “If it doesn’t... Full story

 

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