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Articles from the July 5, 2017 edition

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 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    July 5, 2017

Quilts worth a closer look

Some 30 quilts made by 16 members of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters Guild are hanging on the walls of the Rosehill Community Center, 304 Lincoln Ave., through Sept. 20. The free exhibit showcases... Full story

 
 A&E    July 5, 2017

2 summer exhibits take over Schack

When you visit the Schack Art Center this summer, you'll find an abundance of garden-themed artwork, as well as amazing Northwest Coast Native American basketry and textiles in two new exhibits....

 

Mukilteo students donate stuffed animals to Providence

This past spring, three Olympic View Middle School students organized a stuffed animal drive to benefit the Emergency Department and Children's Center at Providence Regional Medical Center in...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 5, 2017

Woman finds urn washed up on Mukilteo beach

When Dana Smith spotted an ornate urn washed up on the beach in Mukilteo about a quarter mile south of the Lighthouse on Sunday, June 25, she knew exactly what it was. “The lid was open and it was f...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 5, 2017

Survey says Mukilteans want access to water

When it comes to parks and recreation, Mukilteo residents want more and better access to beaches and water, according to a recent city survey. “We asked people to identify their most desired park...

 

Sound off on ferry fare increase proposal

You wouldn’t think Washington State Ferries would want public comment as it prepares to raise fares again. But, here’s your chance: Ferry customers and anyone with an interest in Washington State... Full story

 

Woman injured, dogs killed in duplex fire

One woman was injured and two dogs died in a fire at a duplex in the Mariner neighborhood south of Everett on Friday afternoon, June 30. The fire was reported at 4:10 p.m. in a two-story, two-unit...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 5, 2017

Feeling crabby – in a good way

In boats and on piers, hundreds took the waters of Possession Sound last weekend looking to snag their first Dungeness crab of the summer harvest season. The season opened July 1 and lasts through Lab... Full story

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 5, 2017

Self-funded Zieve boasts biggest war chest

UPDATE (8 p.m. July 5):An earlier version of this story misstated the source of Pos. 3 candidate Sarah Kneller's biggest campaign contributions. Those donations came through nonpartisan...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 5, 2017

Council candidates offer takes on transportation tax

Last week, the Beacon kicked off a 5-week Q/A series with candidates for City Council ahead of the Aug. 1 primary election. The first question focused on commercial air service coming to Paine Field a...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 5, 2017

Taylor-made to serve her community

As a girl growing up in Oklahoma, Pam Taylor took to heart the value of lending a helping hand. “As a teenager, I would mow grass for people just as a service, and I loved doing it,” she said....

 

When your battery’s low, recharge with God’s word | Worship

Ever wake up in the morning and discover that your cell phone was only half plugged in!? Now it’s either dead or at something like 2 percent, and you need that phone. That phone is your lifeline to the world. If only you had realized last night... Full story

 

Can health care insure a good death? | Insightful Investing

This is a financial opinion column, so here is my opinion: Health insurance can be a nightmare or a dream come true. Lately, I’ve been pondering this question: Who is the real boogeyman? I have an opinion, but I really don't know. That’s why... Full story

 

Letter: QFC’s ‘preferred parking’ spots open to all

All the newly named and oh-so clearly marked “Preferred Parking” spots at the Mukilteo QFC are for all shoppers, not just preferred customers. There are six recently designated preferred parking spots, closest to the north store entrance doors...

 

Letter: Enforcing immigration law bolsters democracy

Editor’s note: Contrary to Leslie Gregg’s assertion in the letter below, Rod Amburgy did not personally attack Ms. Gregg or call her “a racist or hater” in his June 28 response to Ms. Gregg’s June 21 letter. The Mukilteo Beacon does not...

 

Letter: Car, aircraft neck and neck in noise race

Two entities compete for louder sound: aircraft and car. Noble aircraft is trying to reduce noise and vile car – driven by immature teens – is trying to emit decibels. Who will win? When in the darkness of night roars a motor without a muffler,...

 

Letter: Is Zieve trying to be Mukilteo’s Trump?

Last week, Peter Zieve responded to a letter to the editor that he did not like (“Letter about me full of fake news,” June 28). It mentioned his domestic violence police records and the racist comments his sister reported that Mr. Zieve said to... Full story

 

Letter: Zieve’s record bodes poorly for families

Mukilteo is a wonderful place to live. I feel fortunate to be in a community of so many caring, involved individuals. Candidate signs are up, and my heart sinks when I see Zieve’s slogan “for families.” It’s possible some of you haven’t...

 
 By Jim Miller    General    July 5, 2017

How to hire a home helper | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to hire a personal assistant/home helper for my mom to assist with some simple household chores like house keeping, errand running, driving her to the doctor, and keeping her company. But mom doesn’t require... Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 5, 2017

The social network writes back | Chuck's World

Conventional wisdom, or at least the kind expressed in aphorisms, suggests that being close only counts in a game of horseshoes. Someone eventually added, “… and hand grenades” into the mix,...

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    General    July 5, 2017

Big guys drive state’s (modest) 2nd-quarter gains | Taking Stock

The second quarter of 2017 was less eventful for Washington companies than the first. It looked like it might be a record-breaking quarter right up until the last week, when most stocks were sold off. Our state’s combined market capitalization... Full story

 
 A&E    July 5, 2017

Registration open for Beauty of the Northwest show

Gallery North in Edmonds has opened registration for its eighth annual invitational Beauty of the Northwest show in September. Last year’s exhibit featured the work of 45 artists. Gallery North invites artists to enter their paintings or drawings...

 

What’s it like to be a firefighter? Find out at fire camp

Kids can find out what it’s like to be a firefighter during a four-day camp led by firefighters from the Lynnwood Fire Department and Snohomish County Fire District 1. Fire Camp takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 18-21, at the Fire District...

 

School district offers free summer food service

The Mukilteo School District is sponsoring the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children at five locations this summer. Breakfast and lunch is available at no charge for children between 2 and 18 years of age. The program is offered through the...

 

Mukilteo college students graduate, receive honors

Students who hail from Mukilteo have graduated from colleges around the country this spring, while others have been named to their schools’ dean’s lists and honor rolls. Twelve students have received their undergraduate degrees from Washington... Full story

 

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