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 A&E    July 9, 2014

Whidbey Concerts in the Park presents Joy Mills Band

Whidbey Island’s free Concerts in the Park series kicks off this week with The Joy Mills Band. The country music band will perform on Batting Cage Stage at Community Park in Langley for the first...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 9, 2014

Mukilteo athlete competes in Junior Olympics | Sports brief

Mukilteo student Kimberly Beard, 6, is following in her family’s footsteps and becoming a track athlete at an early age. Beard recently competed in the Junior Olympics in Kent in the 8 and under... Full story

 

‘Done to Death’ a parody of murder mysteries | Theater Review

Do you have a taste for murder mysteries? But are you of the opinion that every variation has been explored? That all twists and clichés have been ‘done to death’? Then maybe you should go see... Full story

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 9, 2014

Endurance Sports NW is a local racing headquarters

If you’re in the market for a new bike, especially if you’re into racing then Endurance Sports NW in Mukilteo is probably the place to go. The shop, which offers almost anything you would need... Full story

 

Longtime Community Transit CEO to retire in August

After leading Community Transit for 20 years, including steering the Snohomish County public transportation agency through the recession, Joyce Eleanor will step down as CEO on Aug. 12. Eleanor is...

 

Camp teaches kids about growing veggies

Kids learned about growing vegetables with teacher Stephanie Kvasnikoff at Growing Veggies Camp at the Mukilteo Community Garden on June 29. This free camp for kids ages 5 and up meets 3-5 p.m. every...

 

Mukilteo ranked 9th safest place to live

The city of Mukilteo was ranked ninth safest place in Washington by Movoto, a real estate research website. The Movoto Real Estate Blog recently posted its ranking of the 10 Safest Places in... Full story

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Features    July 9, 2014

Brother carriers say goodbye to Mukilteo Beacon

Every Wednesday, brothers Ben and Calvin Hunter would race to deliver the Mukilteo Beacon as fast as they could. After four years of delivering their hometown newspaper once a week, the Hunter kids ar...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    Features    July 9, 2014

Mukilteo Relay for Life veteran in 3rd battle with cancer

Meagan Mullanix is on her third battle with leukemia. She is only 22 years old. A fighter, Mullanix has joined a team for the Relay for Life of Mukilteo, a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society,...

 

Tokitae’s first run cut short by design problem

Washington’s newest ferry entered service on the Mukilteo-Clinton route on June 30, but crews soon realized the Tokitae has a design flaw: Long or low vehicles bottom out and scrape on the ramps of... Full story

 

Some things I used to believe | Worship

I had a seminary professor who used to say that the human problem is the inexhaustible capacity to draw imaginary lines between good and evil – and then put ourselves on the good side. I always wanted to be the one on the good side. I wanted to be...

 
 A&E    July 9, 2014

Woodworkers guild presents 11th annual Woodpalooza on Whidbey

The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the 11th annual “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” at the Whidbey Center for the Arts. This year’s show, which runs from Aug. 30 to Sept. 1, exhibits the work by 20 of Whidbey’s best woodworkers....

 
 A&E    July 9, 2014

‘Humanity not Hatred’ event July 17 at McCollum Park

The community is invited to the third annual Brisenia Flores “Humanity not Hatred” event this July at McCollum Park in south Everett. The celebration runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17, at McCollum Park, 600 N. 128th St. in south Evere...

 

2 Kamiak alums graduate from university | School brief

Two Kamiak High School grads have recently earned degrees from four-year universities. Those students are: Mikaela Dubin and Clayton Dubin Mikaela Dubin graduated from Kamiak in 2006. She now has a master’s degree in occupational therapy from...

 

Mukilteo students makes President’s List at Pratt Institute | School brief

A student from Mukilteo was among more than 1,000 students who made the President's List in the spring 2014 semester. That student is: Christine Shon Pratt Institute is located in the cultural hub of New York City with historic campuses in... Full story

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of July 9 | Police Beat

July 2 Assault – 10700 blk SR-525 A caller reported that she was punched by a patient at about 8 p.m. the previous night. He said that he pushed her but denied punching her. The case will be sent to the prosecutor. Theft – 11700 blk SR-525 A caller... Full story

 

Peterson and Liias ask for your support | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: State Sen. Marko Liias has been a tireless advocate for the middle class and improving the quality of public education. I am proud to be supporting him for state senator and I am honored to have his endorsement for state...

 

Chuck’s tale one of God’s great care of his children | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is a letter to Beacon columnist Chuck Sigars: I feel I know you. I don’t ordinarily write to newspapers, but your column of June 12 inspired me [“Too close to home,” The Beacon, Chuck’s World, page 5]. I’m a mother... Full story

 

Room was designed to meet senior needs | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I was happy to read in The Beacon that Mukilteo's seniors are speaking out about the need for a senior center and/or dedicated room at the Rosehill Community Center [“Seniors want space to call their own,” front page,...

 
 By Brian Sullivan    Opinion    July 9, 2014

Uphill pool | Great Futures Start Here

It’s hard to believe that I first joined the Mukilteo Boys and Girls Club in 1968. Wanting to fit in and looking for someplace to go, this seemed natural for me because I did not fit in at school. Let’s face it – those who knew me back then made...

 

Reorganizing for results: Our new leadership team | Mayor's Message

It is hard to believe that my first year as our new mayor is already halfway over! I am proud of the changes we have already seen at City Hall, especially in delivering the action agenda that I... Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 9, 2014

Learning to mind my own business | Chuck's World

It would not surprise me at all – and this is hyperbole; it would surprise me a lot – if an art lover and collector, one who could identify brush strokes and comment eloquently on chiaroscuro, had... Full story

 
 A&E    July 9, 2014

Community events for week of July 9 | Around Town

July 9 Mukilteo Farmers Market 3-7 p.m. Come to Lighthouse Park to shop, taste and browse through this market for locally home-grown food. Every Wednesday this summer through Sept. 24. Free shuttle available from corner of Lincoln Avenue and 3rd... Full story

 

Apply for hands-on help for your cause

Engaged, talented and eager to help. Each year, Leadership Snohomish County deploys teams of Signature Class and Challenge Class members out into the community to carry out projects designed to make an impact. Leadership Snohomish County is...

 

New members sought for housing advisory committee

Snohomish County seeks new members for its housing and community development technical advisory committee. The county receives funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the committee reviews applications for affordable ho... Full story

 

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