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Articles from the July 6, 2016 edition

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 By Glen Pickus    General

Treat others as you wish to be treated | Worship

There are no exceptions to the Golden Rule. “Love your neighbor as yourself.” These five words leave no room for interpretation. The Golden Rule provides the ethical basis for... — Updated 7/6/2016


Pageant teen speaks out at suicide prevention forum

It was the end of an eighth-grade choir field trip and Megan LaPlante and her friend were braiding each other’s hair. “They were laughing, just girls being girls,” said Megan... — Updated 7/6/2016


Seniors association expanding exponentially

The Mukilteo Seniors Association has re-elected Babs Williams as president for a second term. Terms are one year. The other elected officers are Dode Carlson, vice president; Gerry... — Updated 7/6/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Resident is banker by day, composer by night

Richard Vitzhum never trained as a composer, but that’s what he’s known for here. Vitzhum, of Mukilteo, is a classically trained conductor and violinist who has composed and... — Updated 7/6/2016


Golfers give back to injured military | Photos

Jesse Jones, Keith Coleman, Ron Monaco and James Stuck wait as Chris Bartholomew tees off during this year’s Red, White and Blue Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament on July 4. The... — Updated 7/6/2016 Full story


The answer to our question is FIVE (Bistro) | Art & Appetite

It's been awhile since I've visited FIVE Restaurant Bistro in Edmonds. I guess it's just nice to know that it's there when I need it. Last Saturday night, my... — Updated 7/6/2016


Lacrosse clinic coming July 11-13

The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is hosting a summer lacrosse clinic. The clinic is for boys and girls in grades 1-8 and will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday-Wednesday, July 11-13 at Harbour Pointe Middle School. The fee is... — Updated 7/6/2016

 By David Pan    Sports

New look for Knights | Football

The Kamiak football team will have a new look this fall. The Knights experienced a significant turnover with the graduation of its starting quarterback and almost their entire line. The returning players and those projected to... — Updated 7/6/2016


Teaching the next generation

The Kamiak girls basketball team’s youth camp drew an enthusiastic group of players last month at the high school. Knight coaches and players served as camp counselors during the... — Updated 7/6/2016 Full story

 By David Pan    Sports

Marauders setting their postseason sights higher | Football

The Mariner football team is looking to take the next step in the postseason. In the first year under coach Mark Stewart, the Marauders finished 4-6 overall and advanced to the district playoffs. Stewart, a recent inductee into... — Updated 7/6/2016


Schedule of community events for week of July 6 | Around Town

July 6 Just Because Noon. Members of the Mukilteo Seniors Association will meet for a dutch-treat lunch at the Scuttlebutt “just because.” Contact the association if you would like to carpool to the restaurant. Scuttlebutt... — Updated 7/6/2016


Mukilteo student graduates from Harvey Mudd | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has graduated from Harvey Mudd College. Kaitlyn Jean Anderson received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Harvey Mudd. Anderson attended Kamiak High School. While at Kamiak, Anderson was... — Updated 7/6/2016


Two local students graduate from Boston University | School brief

Two students from Mukilteo have graduated from Boston University. Joyce Kim and Sarah Kirkpatrick were among the 6,220 students to earn degrees from the university. They both attended Kamiak High School. Kim received a doctorate... — Updated 7/6/2016


Two students named to MSU dean’s honor roll | School brief

Two students from Mukilteo were named to the Montana State University Dean’s Honor Roll. Annabel Megenity and Alexander Pearson were named to the undergraduate honor roll for spring semester 2016. Students must complete a... — Updated 7/6/2016 Full story


Mukilteo student graduates from University of San Diego | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has graduated from the University of San Diego. Annemarie Wegley was one of more than 2,200 students to earn degrees from the university. She attended Kamiak High School. Wegley received a bachelor’s... — Updated 7/6/2016


Mukilteo students named to University of Washington Dean’s List

The following students from Mukilteo have been named to the Dean's List at the University of Washington for winter quarter. To qualify for the Dean's List, a student must have completed at least 12 graded credits and have... — Updated 7/6/2016


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of July 6 | Police Beat

June 21 Malicious Mischief – 10300 blk Marine View Dr. A caller reported that her driveway lamp was broken overnight. Trespass – 8000 blk 44th Ave. W. An officer conducted a check of the vacant buildings and located subject sleep... — Updated 7/6/2016 Full story


Thanks for great year-end celebration | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I would like to first thank all the parents for your generous support and donations in making our 5th grade celebration such a success. We would also like to acknowledge all the wonderful donations that some of... — Updated 7/6/2016


Kudos to streets team for clean sidewalks | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We would like to say thank you to the city’s Public Works streets team. Their maintenance of the sidewalks on Chennault Beach Road between Harbour Pointe Boulevard and 56th Avenue West is greatly appreciated.... — Updated 7/6/2016 Full story


Ignorance, prejudice behind Islamic group scrutiny | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: A recent letter to the editor attempted to make a rational case for subjecting Mukilteo Muslims to additional scrutiny simply because of the heinous actions of a few people claiming to follow Islam. The letter... — Updated 7/6/2016

 By Jim Miller    General

Great gadgets for aging golfers | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Can you recommend any products that can help older golfers? I love to play golf, but at age 74, I have hip and back problems that make bending over to tee up or... — Updated 7/6/2016 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General

Lost in America | Chuck's World

John Adams wrote to his wife, Abigail, 240 years ago, that he imagined a very specific future. “I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the gre... — Updated 7/6/2016 Full story


7 charter amendments to appear on November ballot

The Snohomish County Charter Review Commission voted on June 29 to submit seven proposed amendments to amend the County Charter to voters for the November ballot. The seven proposals submitted to the voters are: 1) establish a... — Updated 7/6/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    Features

Why have a fireworks ban if it’s not enforced? | Kudos & Complaints

We didn’t receive any kudos for our Kudos and Complaints series after the last one ran in May. Zip, zero, zilch. Here is the fourth of this year’s bimonthly look at the kudos and complaints from around Mukilteo. Every two... — Updated 7/6/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Medical marijuana gardens shut down

Two medical marijuana “collective gardens” in Mukilteo closed last week in accordance with state law. Three years after the state made it legal for businesses to grow, process and sell recreational marijuana, it has repealed... — Updated 7/6/2016


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