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Try suspension training at Quality Fitness open house

Quality Fitness in Mukilteo has added suspension training to its list of classes. The studio will showcase its new TRX Suspension Trainers at an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June...


Veterans remember man who died in fishing boat incident

An Everett man has died following a refrigeration leak aboard a fishing boat in Alaska. Cody Cecil, 30, the son of Joe and Pam Weller of Weller’s Cafe in Mukilteo, was working aboard the Alpine...


Women's club sharing Urdu culture through poetry

A local Urdu ladies’ literary club aims to keep their culture alive. Khawteen Bazm e Adab of Seattle, which means “ladies’ literary club” in Urdu, recently hosted its first public poetry... Full story


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...

 By Megan Managan    News    June 18, 2014

Chamber executive director resigns

For the last six years Shannon McCarty has been a staple at local events. After all, in her role as the executive director for the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, it was her job. At the end of May,...


’32 Ford oldest hot rod at Mukilteo car show

Whenever Tom Nielsen takes his ’32 Ford coupe down Colby Avenue, he’s reminded of the weekend nights he cruised downtown Everett more than 50 years ago. Nielsen, 70, of Mukilteo, recently won the... Full story


Harbour Pointe Retirement adds to its marketing team

Harbour Pointe Retirement & Assisted Living Community has added an employee to its marketing team. Kathy Croft owned her own business for 18 years. She has been a marketing professional at...


New student directors named for 2014-15 school year | board report

During its meeting on May 27, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Appointed the three students who will serve as student directors during the 2014-15 school year. The new student directors... Full story


Our society reflects a lack of self-reliance (Part 1) | Worship

“Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. Society is a joint-stock company, in which the members agree, for the better securing of his bread to each shareholder, to surrender the liberty and the culture o... Full story


9th annual Hope Within Luncheon to feature author J.A. Jance

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is holding its 9th annual Hope Within Luncheon “Changing Lives One Page at a Time” from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Comcast Events Center in Everett. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Join... Full story


Taste, sip and groove at the Future of Flight June 20

The Future of Flight Foundation invites the community to celebrate summer at its second Wine, Wings & More event from 6-9 p.m. on June 20. The evening promises a night of wine, food, music and more at the Future of Flight Aviation Center in...


Carnival fundraiser to benefit children in need

A new non-profit organization at Kamiak High School is focused on helping local children in need. Deeksha Sharma, a Kamiak senior, founded Children Helping Children this year to help children in need in Washington state. It has about 15 members, all...

 By Jim Miller    General    June 18, 2014

How to make an online memorial for a departed loved one | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about online memorials? My uncle recently passed away, and some of the family thought it would be neat to create an online memorial to pay tribute to him, and accommodate the many family and friends who are...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 18, 2014

A little help | Chuck's World

The first thing I need to tell you about the movie “Crazy, Stupid, Love” is that those commas are intentional, not the result of an over-caffeinated columnist or a layout error. I approve of such...


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

June 11 Suspicious – 4400 blk 93rd Pl. S.W. An officer was dispatched to the police station for a fraud report. A caller had received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the IRS. The subject told the caller that if they did not pay a fine... Full story


Put our children’s futures before corporate greed | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: State lawmakers admitted they failed to follow the Supreme Court's order to fund our children's education. This was after the court originally found lawmakers in violation of our state's constitution back in 2012. Our...


Return online sales tax to Washington state citizens | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: There has been discussion in Congress regarding the Marketplace Fairness Act. This is intended to have all Internet businesses charge sales tax so as to level the playing field for local businesses. I believe our state has...


800 welcome newest ferry Tokitae to fleet | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: About 800 people attended a community celebration on June 8 to welcome Tokitae to the fleet. The event included remarks from Swinomish Tribe Elder Larry Campbell and songs performed by members of the Samish Nation. I was honored...


Liias wouldn’t have been my 1st choice | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Sen. Marko Liias’ policies are bad enough on a statewide level. To implement this very young man's political agenda at the local level is not going to do anything to improve Mukilteo or the lives of its citizens. Fred...


City Council agreed to a full-time policy analyst | Letter

The following response from Council President Randy Lord was received after Beacon deadline last week. He has given his permission to run it as a letter to the editor.-Ed. I believe Sen. Marko Liias is qualified for the job. However, I am concerned...


Kudos for Beacon’s Marko Liias hire story | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you for writing about this issue in last week's Beacon [“Concerns arise over mayor’s newest hire,” The Beacon, front page, June 11]. Great article. I was interviewed today (Monday) by King 5, as was Mayor Jennifer...


Community events for week of June 18 | Around Town

June 18 Open Mic Night 6-8 p.m. Mukilteo Arts Guild’s Open Mic Night is back on Wednesday nights this summer through Sept. 3 at Red Cup Cafe in the courtyard. Open call for artists. All ages are welcome. Red Cup Cafe, 619 4th St., Mukilteo. More... Full story


Free women’s self-defense workshop June 28

The Mukilteo Police Department is sponsoring a free Women’s Self-Defense workshop at Inner Strength Self Defense from 10 a.m. to noon on June 28. The course is offered to provide women and teens with information on personal safety, with an...


Mukilteo police to launch new ‘Paws on Patrol’ watch program

The Mukilteo Police Department has a new crime awareness program that asks dog walkers throughout the city to serve as police officers’ extra “eyes and ears.” The National Association of Town Watch recently presented the notion of creating Dog... Full story


Mukilteo Tigers end season with winning record | Sports brief

The Mukilteo Tigers’ youth baseball team, playing in the Mukilteo Little League intermediate division, finished the spring season with a winning record. The Tigers had an 18-5 season record, and beat their opponents in a doubleheader on Sunday,...


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