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

The Pacifica Chamber Orchestra will perform the summer concert for its sixth season at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. The program includes “Carmen Ballet Suite for Strings and... — Updated 6/1/2016


Nonprofit to host orca awareness concert | A&E brief

The Orca Network is hosting a special Orca Awareness Month concert featuring Dana Lyons at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the Langley Whale Center on Whidbey Island. Lyons is a... — Updated 6/1/2016 Full story


‘Wine, Wings & More’ at Future of Flight | A&E brief

The Institute of Flight is hosting its fourth annual Wine, Wings & More from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, June 3, at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo. The event promises... — Updated 6/1/2016


Rotary honors ‘passionate’ ACES senior

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Amber Ivey its ACES High School Student of the Month. She was recognized for her accomplishments at a recent Rotary Club meeting at... — Updated 6/1/2016


Rotary recognizes Kamiak senior with 'travel bug'

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Katie Clark as its Kamiak High School Student of the Month. She was recognized for her accomplishments at a recent Rotary Club... — Updated 6/1/2016

 By Rod Amburgy    General

How your definition of faith defines others | Worship

I attended the interfaith meeting held last week at the Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church. Organized by leaders of the local Christian and Muslim communities, the event was meant to a... — Updated 6/1/2016


Rotary honors ‘extremely positive’ Mariner senior

The South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club has named Yasmine Myers as its Mariner High School Student of the Month. She was recognized for her accomplishments at a recent Rotary Club me... — Updated 6/1/2016


Community Transit celebrates 40 years of bus service

The elimination of a single bus route between Seattle and Mountlake Terrace in 1971 led to state legislation that resulted in the creation of Community Transit and two dozen other... — Updated 6/1/2016


Local educator named Early Childhood Director of the Year

The director of Harbour Pointe Christian Preschool has been named the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association’s Early Childhood Director of the Year. Kim Kusilek was recognized... — Updated 6/1/2016


Beacon columnist named Pastor of the Year

The pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church has been named the the Evangelical Lutheran Education Association’s Distinguished Pastor of the Year. David Parks, who is a columnist... — Updated 6/1/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Marko Liias running for state treasurer

Sen. Marko Liias wants to be state treasurer, and Mohammed Riaz Khan wants Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self’s seat. Mukilteo voters likely will find those two races the most interesting... — Updated 6/1/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Arcade aficionado holds two world records

Unlike many of us, Jason Lundgren has kept his New Year’s resolution. The Mukilteo man’s goal was to beat the world’s high score in an arcade game. Not too long after New Year... — Updated 6/1/2016


He waves a flag in respect of the fallen | Photos

Seven-year-old Blake Guthrie explores Pioneer Cemetery as he waves a mini American flag in honor of Memorial Day. The Challenger Elementary first grader attended Mukilteo... — Updated 6/1/2016


Schedule of community events for week of June 1 | Around Town

June 1 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... — Updated 6/1/2016


HPMS presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ | A&E brief

Harbour Pointe Middle School presents “Fiddler on the Roof” for this year’s spring musical. The show opens on June 2 at Kamiak High School’s Performing Arts Center. “Fiddler on the Roof” is set in Tsarist Russia in... — Updated 6/1/2016 Full story


Students earn degrees from Western Governor’s University | School brief

Four students from Mukilteo have received their degree from Western Governor’s University-Washington. The local graduates are: Renee Sherman, Marianne Costello, Rebecca Harper and Theounike Manchester. Sherman has earned a... — Updated 6/1/2016


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: Taha Bhatti, Trinity Brandt, Kristine Cho, Nicole Kepl, Sam Lee and Muhammad Putra 7th grade: Diya Amin, Carson... — Updated 6/1/2016


Academic link to cohost education summit | School brief

Academic Link Outreach and the League of Women Voters are hosting a Snohomish County Education Summit from 5:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 2. A reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. will be followed by the main program from 6:30-8 p.m. While... — Updated 6/1/2016


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of June 1 | Police Beat

May 17 Collision –11800 blk Mukilteo Speedway Officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle collision. Vehicle 2 stopped for traffic and Vehicle 1 did not. Both vehicles were towed. Fraud – 12200 blk Cyrus Way A forensic accountant... — Updated 6/1/2016


At the summit: Let’s agree to disagree | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Not all routes up the mountain lead to the same summit. Five weeks ago, two friends and I attempted to hike up Beckler Peak near Skykomish. In the summer, it’s an easy can’t-get-lost hike with a great view... — Updated 6/1/2016 Full story


Zieve to mail apology on second postcard | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: On Wednesday, May 18, Islamic Center of Mukilteo leaders and local Christian leaders met with Electroimpact CEO Peter Zeive and Electroimpact’s Chief of Staff Ben Hempstead at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church... — Updated 6/1/2016

 By Tim Raetzloff    General

Boeing KC-46 is behind schedule | Taking Stock

Hours after the stock market closed on Friday, May 27, and everyone had left for the holiday weekend, Boeing Co. and the U.S. Air Force announced that the Boeing KC-46 refueling tan... — Updated 6/1/2016

 By Chuck Sigars    General

Rooting out the past | Chuck's World

I remember my sister’s 17th birthday, although that shouldn’t surprise you. It probably surprises her. There was and is no good reason for me to remember. I probably wouldn’t... — Updated 6/1/2016 Full story


Survey asks library patrons about technology use

An online survey is asking library patrons how they use and benefit from technology and related services at their library. The Impact Survey is open for public comment through June 12. Visit to take... — Updated 6/1/2016


Board heeds call for faster completion of light rail extensions

Sound Transit board members last week outlined proposed changes to the Sound Transit 3 Draft Plan, with emphasis on completing light rail extensions sooner. “Across the region we heard vocal support for completing projects... — Updated 6/1/2016


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