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Rep. Larsen visits NOAA

Beacon photo by Sara Bruestle U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen (D - 2nd District) and Mayor Joe Marine look at a Pinto Abalone in a lab at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center’s... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story

 By Sophia Byquist    News

5 together from Cub Scout to Eagle Scout

Photo courtesy of Sophia Byquist The five most recent Mukilteo Eagle scouts from Troop 189 are David Droz, Nate Byquist, Alexander Werenka, Miles Burdick and Chris Varner. Only... — Updated 6/22/2011


All charged up for the show…

Photo courtesy of Sheila Countryman-Bean Mukilteo resident Tom Lane's Dodge Charger will be on display at the Mukilteo Car Show this Sunday, June 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the... — Updated 6/22/2011


Hot chowder on a cool day…

Photo courtesy of Chris Reed South Everett-Mukilteo Rotary Club (SEMR) President Dave Miles and Mayor Joe Marine sample Ivar's chowder from the local Rotary Club's food booth at... — Updated 6/22/2011


I spy an award-winning photographer…

Photo courtesy of Vicki Derks Photography Vicki Derks Photography recently won Best Senior Portrait and a People’s Choice Award with her entry titled "I Spy" at the... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story


Kamiak grad awarded Eagle Scout

Photo courtesy of Robert and Lola Jacobson Adam Jacobson, a member of Troop 16 in Mukilteo, recently earned scouting’s highest award. Adam Jacobson, of Everett, was awarded... — Updated 6/22/2011

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Local company designing tsunami survival capsule

Above is a concept illustration of the tsunami survival capsule designed by the Mukilteo-based IDEA International Inc. The capsule could help save the lives of millions worldwide... — Updated 6/22/2011


Preserving Mukilteo pioneer cemetery…

Photo courtesy of Nancy Joao Members of the Mukilteo Historical Society pause briefly on Saturday, May 21, during their annual cleaning, trimming, and decorating of the city's... — Updated 6/22/2011


Youth donates lovely locks

Photos courtesy of Debbie McCallick Claire McCallick, a fifth grader at Mukilteo Elementary, recently donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. She had her hair cut at Style... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story


Channeling Louie…

Photo by Liz Ferry Harbour Pointe Middle School eighth grader Andrew Pitts on Tenor Sax. Andrew was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award at the final concert of the year on... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story


Which instrument does Waldo play?

Photo by Liz Ferry Following tradition, the Kamiak High School seniors dress as they choose for the final band concert of the year. These outlandish members of the Chamber Winds... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story


Treasure every moment…

Photo courtesy of Dickie Lau Kamiak High School’s Laurena Lau was the guest speaker at the Harbour Pointe Middle School Honor Society Recognition Banquet on June 15. The... — Updated 6/22/2011


16th annual Whidbey Island garden tour this weekend

Photo courtesy of David Welton Tickets are now on sale for the June 25 Whidbey Island Garden Tour of four private, residential gardens on Whidbey. Tickets are now on sale for the Ju... — Updated 6/22/2011

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Phoning it in, finally

Self-awareness is a skill I’m still working on, so in the meantime I just assume everything is my fault. This explains a lot and occasionally even gives me pleasant... — Updated 6/22/2011


Now that spring is over, what is a gardener to do?

We think we can finally say: Spring is officially here! It’s just unfortunate that it took until virtually the summer solstice to arrive! Now that spring-like temperatures are here, to be followed soon by summer warmth (we... — Updated 6/22/2011


You are a child of God

If you regularly read this column written by many people of faith, you begin to see the variety of ways we come to, and talk about, our faith. You may have a few people whom you follow closely in this space, people whose thoughts... — Updated 6/22/2011


Education vs. open space

Once a park board member in another city, I was helping plan the annual Easter Day celebration and found that the city council had allotted us about $800 more than we actually needed for the event. I suggested that we send the... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story


Letters for week of June 22

Kudos to Beacon for pinball story Dear Editor, Thanks for the wonderful article about the local teen, Raymond Davidson, placing in the pinball tournament [Local 18-year-old hits tilt against world pinball champion,” The... — Updated 6/22/2011

 By Sara Bruestle    News

City seeks interim parking on Tank Farm

The city of Mukilteo is negotiating with the U.S. Air Force for an interim lease to allow commuter and business parking on the Tank Farm to help alleviate parking problems on the waterfront. The City Council on a 6-0 vote Monday... — Updated 6/22/2011


Golfers to tee off on childhood cancer

The12th annual Golf Extravaganza & Auction is to benefit Brandon’s Goal Foundation is set for July 22 at Harbour Pointe Golf Club, 11817 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo. Host of the tournament is WOW Distributing, Inc.... — Updated 6/22/2011


Safety and proper insurance will keep you cruising this boating season

Summer is approaching fast, and thousands of boaters are taking to the water for aquatic fun. Now is a great time make sure you are doing everything you can to protect yourself, your passengers and other boaters while cruising... — Updated 6/22/2011


Police Beat for week of June 22

June 14 Animal Complaint – Russell Rd. & SR-525 An officer responded to the above area for a report that a duck and ducklings were attempting to cross the roadway. They were not located. Malicious Mischief – 11100... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story


Experience family camping the easy way at Silver Lake

Have you wanted to take your family camping, but haven’t because you just don’t know how? Spend the night at Silver Lake Saturday, June 25, at the first-ever family campout on the beach and learn basic camping skills.... — Updated 6/22/2011 Full story


NBA star Jon Brockman special guest at Snohomish festival

Jon Brockman of the Milwaukee Bucks, National Basketball Association, has been selected as the grand marshal of the 2011 Kla Ha Ya Days Festival. As grand marshal, Brockman will preside over the 98th Kla Ha Ya Days parade on... — Updated 6/22/2011

 By Sara Bruestle    News

County denies license for strip club near Mukilteo

Beacon photo by Sara Bruestle A variety of owners have tried -- and failed -- to turn this spot on the county side of the Mukilteo Speedway into a successful business. County... — Updated 6/22/2011


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