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Articles from the July 2, 2014 edition

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 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 2, 2014

Mariner girls basketball wins summer league | Sports brief

The Mariner girls basketball team competed in a summer league, taking first place at the end of the season in late June. The Marauders, playing sometimes two games a night over three weeks, beat Lake...

 By Megan Managan    Schools    July 2, 2014

Mukilteo Kiwanis Club announces scholarship recipients

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo recently announced its scholarship recipients for the 2014 school year. Students from Mariner, Kamiak and ACES high school, as well as the Sno-Isle Tech Skills Center were...


Marooned in Mukilteo | Guest View

Last month, as I contemplated my pending 60th birthday, I wondered what I had to look forward to as a senior citizen of Mukilteo. Sadly, I discovered the reality is: Not much. Our local group,... Full story


Even the mayor practices self-defense

Mayor Jennifer Gregerson practices escaping from her "attacker" (Ewa Wheeler, the wife of City Councilmember Ted Wheeler) during a Women’s Self-Defense class held on June 28 at Inner... Full story


Long-time Rite Aid staffer to retire

If you’re into fancy titles, he’s Electronics Technician Chief Petty Officer Elke, U.S. Navy, Retired. If you’re less formal, just call him Steve. Either way, if you had wanted to latch onto...


Lion receives community service award

A member of the Mukilteo Lions Club has received a Lions International Presidential Certificate. At a recent club meeting, Joanne Davis was awarded the certificate from Lions International President B... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    Features    July 2, 2014

5th grader’s drawing featured in national magazine

A fifth grader from Mukilteo Elementary had her drawing published in the June issue of Highlights magazine. Cindy Liang, 11, drew her own cover for the popular national children’s magazine, which...


Firefighters raise $4,400 with Fill the Boot

Mukilteo firefighter Jordan Scott collects a donation from Lisa Connell for the Muscular Dystrophy Association through the Fill the Boot fundraiser on Saturday. Firefighters collected more than...

 A&E    July 2, 2014

Easy road trips offer vacation choices

Road trip season is here, and AAA Washington is highlighting five Northwest drives and destinations for a memorable summer. “Travelers traditionally plan trips within 600-800 miles of home around the 4th of July weekend, with the majority choosing...

 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 2, 2014

Mukilteo engineer begins latest hydro season

For most, the summer means spending time outside, on the water, enjoying the best of the Pacific Northwest. For Kevin Stoltz, the summer is one of his busiest times of year. Starting this week, he...


Renew yourself in God’s sabbath time | Worship

Open the windows, check the oil, fill the gas tank – it is time to hit the open road! Summer is, without a doubt, my favorite time of year. Vacation, trips to the off-leash dog park, walking on the beach for an hour, barefoot. These are all the...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of July 2 | Police Beat

June 25 Follow-Up –10900 blk Villa Monte Dr. A caller requested contact from an officer in regards to his dog that had been taken to PAWS. The officer contacted him and then contacted PAWS. His dog was released back to him. Vehicle Prowl – 5000...


Can’t we all get along? | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Rodney King asked “Can we all just get along?” Need I say who Rodney King was? Do I wonder why we can’t seem to get along with each other? I have often wondered if it were possible to put newborn babies on an island away...


Lawmakers should call a special session | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: To comply with the Supreme Court's mandate to fully fund education, new revenues are needed. In response, a special legislative session should be called immediately to comply. Once there, lawmakers could do three things: Pass... Full story


Relay for Life is an ‘unforgettable’ event | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I'm writing to invite the entire community to attend the 2014 Relay For Life of Mukilteo. Relay For Life events are the largest fundraisers for the American Cancer Society. Funds raised go to much-needed research to eradicate...


Traffic problem would hamper passenger flights | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I was very interested in last week’s article about the New York company that wants to build a terminal at Paine Field [“Company wants to build terminal at Paine Field,” The Beacon, front page, June 25]. I have some...


We feel it in our guts: Liias hire was unfair | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I agree with Council President Randy Lord's assessment: The potential loss of public trust is not worth the potential value of what Sen. Marko Liias could bring to the table [“City Council agreed to a full-time policy...


Liias too busy as senator to work full time | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: According to The Beacon, "Senator Liias must spend 105 days in odd years and 60 days in even years in regular legislative sessions. Special sessions can keep him in Olympia for up to 30 more days,” [“Concerns arise over...

 By Chef Dez    General    July 2, 2014

From summer’s abundance of fruit: Cherries are a Jubilee | Chef Dez

Summer is a wonderful time of the year when it comes to the abundance of fresh fruit that is available, and cherries are one of my utmost favorite. I believe that we all have some fond memory from our childhood of eating cherries in the hot summer... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 2, 2014

Free to be somewhere else | Chuck's World

My wife insisted that I be 25 before we got married. It was the only conversion I needed to make, and it was easy. I just waited until July, and it happened without me doing anything. That was in...

 A&E    July 2, 2014

Community events for week of July 2 | Around Town

July 2 Animal Habitats 2 p.m. Discover how animals and plants in our area depend on each other to survive in a variety of ecosystems. Then get creative with a selection of fun nature crafts. Mukilteo Library, 4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd., Mukilteo....

 By Sara Bruestle    News    July 2, 2014

Police chief’s interim role extended 3 months

Although his six months as interim city administrator are up, Mukilteo’s police chief won’t be headed back to his department – yet. Rex Caldwell will continue to serve as the mayor’s second-in-command for three more months. He was appointed... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    July 2, 2014

Seniors want space to call their own

As Mukilteo’s population ages, a local association is asking for help to better serve residents 55 and older by establishing a senior center. Members of the Mukilteo Seniors Association, which serves older residents through a variety of programs...


3 Mukilteo students make Eastern Washington University Dean’s List | School brief

Three students from Mukilteo have been named to the Eastern Washington University Dean's List for the spring quarter. Those students are: Eric Corbaley Michael Emerson CarlyThomson The Dean's List is released after every fall, winter and...

 A&E    July 2, 2014

Music on the Plaza kicks off July 9 on Snohomish County campus

From electro-pop to country rock to solo blues, Snohomish County’s 2014 Music on the Plaza lineup features an artist for every musical taste. The annual free lunchtime concert series kicks off Wednesday, July 9, at the Snohomish County campus amphi...


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