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Kamiak grad named a University of Washington gonfaloniere

A Kamiak High School grad earned a place as a gonfaloniere in this year’s University of Washington commencement ceremony. Shangé Elizabeth Purnell, of Everett, who graduated with a bachelor’s...


Historic landmark enjoys a rebirth

There are few things that last over time. Even historic buildings, built to last, are often turned to dust, only to be replaced by a high rise or a condo. The Historic Everett Theater nearly met that... Full story


Kamiak takes home 2 awards for ‘Kiss Me Kate’

Kamiak High School recently won two 5th Avenue Theatre awards for the musical “Kiss Me Kate.” Kamiak took home an award for Outstanding Music Direction at the 12th annual 5th Avenue Awards held... Full story

 By Megan Managan    Sports    June 25, 2014

Mukilteo Knights eighth graders undefeated in spring league

The Mukilteo Knights eighth grade girls basketball team recently finished the Cascade Spring League with a perfect record. The team was 9-0 during the league, which finished the league in early June....


Mukilteo celebrates Japanese Gulch purchase of 97 acres

The city of Mukilteo celebrated the recent acquisition of 97.7 acres of the Japanese Gulch with a ribbon cutting on June 14 at the 76th Street S.W. trailhead. Pictured are: Stephanie Wright, Richard...


Local Girl Scouts create anti-bullying campaign

Three Girl Scouts have a message for Mukilteo fifth graders: Bullying is not OK. Kaelyn Drummond, 14, Annemarie “Anne” Murphy, 13, and Milly Marriott-Green, 14, have created an anti-bullying...


Fast friends at Tails and Trails Mukilteo Dog Park

The local dog park, at the beginning of the Japanese Gulch trail, is always a popular spot for local dogs. If you have a picture of Mukilteo share with us, email mukilteoeditor@... Full story


Summer fast a transformative experience | Worship

Very few experiences can produce such an intense spiritual and social impact on a Muslim as fasting the month of Ramadan. Its annual honorable exercise in self-discipline and self-restraint are for God alone. Refraining from food, drink, sex,...


Kamiak junior selected for state LEAP Committee | School brief

A junior at Kamiak High School has been appointed to a Washington Interscholastic Activities Association leadership committee. Tylor Adcock, of Mukilteo, was recently selected for the 2014-15 WIAA LEAP (Leadership through Education, Activities and...


Mukilteo student named to Aurora University Dean’s List | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has earned high honors on the Aurora University Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester. Kristen Uri joins more than 800 other AU students who were honored for their academic success. The Dean's List recognizes...


Mukilteo student graduates from Boston University | School brief

A student from Mukilteo recently graduated from Boston University. Joyce H. Kim has earned a bachelor’s degree in health studies from BU. Boston University awarded academic degrees to 6,321 students in May. Founded in 1839, and with more than...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of June 21 | Police Beat

June 18 Disturbance – 8000 blk 48th Pl. W. A caller reported hearing a woman screaming at a nearby residence. He said that he could not see anything but it had been going on for some time. Upon arrival, there was no answer at the door and no signs...


Reminder: Fireworks are illegal in Mukilteo | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The Fourth of July holiday will soon arrive and will require everyone to be thinking about fire safety issues associated with this celebratory time. Through documented history of accidents associated with the use of fireworks, the...


Kudos for Kamiak non-profit coverage | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I saw the article in the Mukilteo Beacon [“Carnival fundraiser to benefit children in need,” The Beacon, page 8, June 18]. I just want to thank you for the time and work you put into this article. It is really well-written...


Let’s not forget: Mayor is chair of 21st District Democrats | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Like Christine Awad Schmalz, I appreciate Sara Bruestle's story on Mayor Jennifer Gregerson's questionable hire of Sen. Marko Liias. But I'm surprised by two things. First, I'm surprised and disappointed that... Full story


Cronyism in government defined | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Most likely Sen. Marko Liias created the new position of “policy analyst” for the city of Mukilteo along with his good friend, Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. So then it should come as no surprise to anyone when the mayor said...

 By Chef Dez    General    June 25, 2014

A crash course on sauce making | Chef Dez

Today's marketplace is saturated with almost every type of bottled or canned sauce imaginable. Homemade sauces, in many households, have taken a "back seat" to the readymade varieties that seem to fit into our hectic lifestyles. When we...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    June 25, 2014

The boys of summer | Chuck's World

I have nothing to say about the World Cup. I want to be upfront about that, in case there’s somewhere else you need to be. I come from a generation that didn’t play soccer, except as a two-week...


Community events for week of June 21 | Around Town

June 25 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


Temporary path to Edgewater park now open | City brief

A path that leads to Edgewater Park on the Everett end of the Tank Farm is now open. The Port of Everett has allowed Mukilteo to provide interim access to the 2-acre beach park for pedestrians and bicyclists. The newly built path officially opened on...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 25, 2014

Council to feds, state: Improve regulations to make petroleum trains safer

Fearing a fiery derailment, the Mukilteo City Council has urged that the government better regulate oil trains. The council unanimously passed a resolution on June 16 requesting that both the federal and state governments tighten regulations to...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 25, 2014

Company wants to build terminal for passenger flights at Paine Field

A New York-based company is seeking permission to build a state-of-the-art terminal and parking for commercial air service at Paine Field. Propeller Investments Inc., an aerospace and transportation investment firm, asked in a letter on June 16 to en... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 25, 2014

Court delays hearing on FAA's Paine Field decision

A court order issued last week has delayed a decision on allowing commercial flights out of Paine Field. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has issued a “stay,” which delays for up to 18 months a hearing on the Federal Aviation...


Board adopts budget for 2014-15 school year | Board report

During its meeting on June 23, the Mukilteo School Board did the following: Adopted the school district’s operating budgets for the 2014-15 school year. The General Fund budget has expenditures of $165.3 million, the Capital Projects Fund budget... Full story


Fireworks not allowed on buses, no service July 4

With the approach of Independence Day, Community Transit reminds passengers that fireworks are not allowed on the agency’s buses or at any agency property, including transit centers and park-and-ride lots. While Community Transit buses operate...


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