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Meet Beacon publisher Paul Archipley

What does the future of newspaper readership look like? Are community weeklies going to outlast dailies in the newspaper industry? Visitors to Harbour Pointe Residential Retirement... — Updated 6/12/2013


Student leaders share on Parent Leadership Day

More than 350 parents attended Parent Leadership Day on June 7 at Mukilteo Elementary. A Leader in Me school, Mukilteo Elementary invited parents to see how their students use the... — Updated 6/12/2013


Meet a NASA astronaut – twice

If you’ve ever wanted to meet an astronaut, you’ve got two chances this week. NASA Astronaut Michael Foreman will be speaking at the Everett Golf & Country Club on June 14... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story


Girls: Don’t sell the gulch to developers!

Josie Harper, 8, and Ariana Paola, 10, were on their way to go hiking with Kay Wagner through Japanese Gulch and to see the stream last week when they saw the sign on 44th Street... — Updated 6/12/2013


School board member meets Bill Clinton

Mukilteo School District board member John Gahagan attended a Georgetown University Reunion in Washington, D.C. on May 25 and met Bill Clinton. Gahagan is pictured left of the... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story

 By Emma Leedy    A & E

‘Sweet rides’ at Mukilteo Car Show

Roxie and Herb Bender of Mukilteo have two sweet rides with two sweet stories behind them. Herb owns a 1954 Mercury Monterey, Sun Valley edition and Roxie has a 1947 Mercury... — Updated 6/12/2013

 By Zoe Jovanovich    Sports

8th grader named lacrosse All-Star MVP

An Olympic View Middle School eighth grader was recently named the Most Valuable Player of the Battle of Lake Oswego (BOLO) 7/8 lacrosse All-Star team. Alex Indelicato, of the... — Updated 6/12/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Bocce ball is building bonds

A new bocce ball court in Picnic Point is bringing neighbors together – one game at a time. This ancient game, which resembles bowling and involves nine balls, requires skill,... — Updated 6/12/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Library Friends mark 50 years of support

The Friends of the Mukilteo Library celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 8 – at the library they have supported since July 9, 1963. Founded with just eight members, the... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Dog dies in apartment fire

A dog died in an early morning fire on Saturday that displaced all the residents of a four-unit apartment complex in Mukilteo. Firefighters were called around 3:45 a.m. to the 77... — Updated 6/12/2013


Caps off to Kamiak’s new graduates

Christina Lewis, Jane Werner, Taylor Baker and Sydney Baker throw their graduation caps in the air for a photo at Lighthouse Park. The four graduated from Kamiak High School on... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story


Jesus: King of kings

“Then Pilate asked Him, saying, ‘Are You the King of the Jews?’ He answered him and said, ‘It is as you say.’ So Pilate said to the chief priests and the crowd, ‘I find no fault in this Man.’ But they were the more... — Updated 6/12/2013


Letters for week of June 12

Crash victim story was ‘beautiful’ Editor, The Beacon: Thank you for writing a beautiful piece about Rachael [“Crash victim was dedicated wife, mother,” The Beacon, front page, May 29]. Todd Kamin, Mukilteo Science Day was... — Updated 6/12/2013


Waterfront access and you

Summer is a great time in Mukilteo with the start of Open Mic at the Red Cup Café and the Farmer’s Market at Lighthouse Park. Both events occur every Wednesday throughout the summer with the Farmer’s Market running from 3-7 p.... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Relations are relative things

In a recent article in the science magazine Nautilus, writer Veronique Greenwood warmed my heart, straightened my shoulders, and overall made me feel smug and smart. This is a nice... — Updated 6/12/2013


Community Events for week of June 12

June 12 Dig into reading! A summer adventure for kids begins by picking up a field guide at the Mukilteo Library to earn a free book and the chance to win a bicycle. Now through Aug. 31. Then dig deep and explore the library’s... — Updated 6/12/2013

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Ferry move is 2 steps closer

The Mukilteo ferry landing is two steps closer to relocating to the Mukilteo Tank Farm. After decades of delays, Washington State Ferries has finished an environmental study of the 20-acre property along the northern... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story


Police Beat for week of June 12

June 5 Suspicious – 10500 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd . Officers responded to a male sitting on a bench smoking drugs. When the officers arrived, the male ran off and left a glass marijuana pipe behind. He was not located and the... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story


School Board Report for June 10

During its meeting on June 10, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Appointed Wessel Pieters of ACES High School, Aubrey Patrick of Kamiak High School, and Marcus Satterlee of Mariner High School to serve on the board as... — Updated 6/12/2013 Full story


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