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Local boys team wins Hoopfest championship

The Mukilteo second grade boys “Boysanity” team won the Spokane Hoopfest Championship on July 1. The Seattle Future AAU is coached by coached by Dennis McMahon. Pictured are:... — Updated 7/11/2012


Silver Knights are Hoopfest champions

The 7th grade AAU Mukilteo Silver Knights played and won Hoopfest this past weekend. Hoopfest is the largest 3-3 basketball tournament in the world. It is played in Spokane and... — Updated 7/11/2012


Mavericks take 2nd place in All Star tournament

The Mukilteo Little League Majors softball team, the “Mavericks,” recently took second place in the District 1 Little League All Star Tournament. The tournament was held last... — Updated 7/11/2012


Michael Ryan Saffioti: 1990-2012

Michael Ryan Saffioti was born March 1, 1990 in Long Beach, Calif. He went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 3, 2012. Michael was known for his infectious smile, his sweet,... — Updated 7/11/2012

 By Kevin Chaney    A & E

4th annual Waterfront Art Festival this weekend

Art and sunshine meet again with the return of the Mukilteo Arts Guild’s Waterfront Art Festival this weekend. The fourth annual Waterfront Art Festival is scheduled for Saturday,... — Updated 7/11/2012


Bookstore changes name to reflect new focus

The new owner of Mukilteo’s only bookstore has changed its name to Snips and Snails and Tall Tales, in a nod to the popular nursery rhyme “What Are Little Boys Made Of?" Its... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Mother Earth now watching over Mukilteo

A Native American totem pole is installed at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park on Thursday morning. Master carver and Tulalip tribal member James Madison carved Mother Earth out of the... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Police Beat for week of July 11

July 2 Suspicious Incident – 2100 blk Clover Ct. A caller found a “blown up” bicycle helmet at the end of their driveway this morning. Last night sometime there was an explosion and their power went out for two minutes. It is... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Same sex marriage: One pastor’s change of heart

They came to my office one afternoon. Two women in their early 30s wanted to talk to me about presiding at their wedding. They were nervous. I was nervous. It was a kind of fork in the road for me. I realized that I would have to... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


Local host families needed for foreign teens

Foreign high school students are scheduled to arrive soon for academic year homestay programs, and the sponsoring organization needs a few more local host families. The students are anxiously awaiting news of their new families.... — Updated 7/11/2012


Knights of Columbus elect new grand knight

The Cascade Council of the Knights of Columbus has named Brian Owens to the office of Grand Knight for the fraternal year beginning July 1. Cascade Council serves Saint John Mission in Mukilteo, St. Mary Magdalen Parish in... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Just the two of us

My wife left town for a summer trip a little over a week ago as I write this. Let’s call it 200 hours, during five of which (I’m almost positive) I’ve slept. I don’t... — Updated 7/11/2012


Letters for the week of July 11

Maintain the park through donations Dear Editor, I read in The Beacon that the City Council is considering a parking fee down at Lighthouse Park [“Council to discuss paid parking at Lighthouse Park,” June 13, front page]. I... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story


A local spin on Mel Brooks’ ‘The Producers’

The Village Theater concludes yet another successful season with their production of “The Producers.” It was originally a Mel Brooks movie, and has all the trademarks typical of his work. “The Producers” is the story of... — Updated 7/11/2012


Telling it like it is

About six years ago when the Beacon’s publisher, Paul Archipley, and myself were discussing me writing a monthly column as an elected official, I thought it was a good idea. The idea was to tell it like it is from the inside. I... — Updated 7/11/2012


Library offers special opportunities for sun-lovers all summer long

Sun-worshippers take heart. You don't have to be drenched in sunshine to have a fun summer. In fact, mental suntans are available within the four walls of the Mukilteo Library. The library makes it easy and convenient to explore wi... — Updated 7/11/2012


New program awards varsity letters to teens for community service

Student volunteers in Snohomish County will be now recognized in much the same way that student athletes in baseball, football, soccer and other sports are recognized through a new United Way of Snohomish County program. The... — Updated 7/11/2012

 By LaVendrick Smith    News

Firework dangers a concern in Mariner neighborhoods

Fireworks safety has become an “explosive” issue for Fire District 1 in the surrounding neighborhoods of Mariner High School. The legal sale and discharge of fireworks in unincorporated Snohomish County has been a cause for... — Updated 7/11/2012 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Boeing supplier to open Mukilteo office

An aerospace supplier will soon be bringing more aerospace jobs to Mukilteo. ASCO Design Center USA, Inc. of Belgium announced Monday that it has signed a lease for an engineering office in Mukilteo. The subsidiary of ASCO... — Updated 7/11/2012

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Council passes 1% utility tax

Mukilteo residents will see an added fee on their utility bills starting in October. The city will be charging the water and sewer districts serving Mukilteo a fee to be passed on to its customers as a 1 percent tax. Finance... — Updated 7/11/2012


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