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Articles from the July 12, 2017 edition

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Football fever heating up

Kaleb Fultz, 5 of Lake Serene Elementary, sizes up the tackling dummy during Mukilteo Youth Sports’ Fundamentals Camp Wednesday, June 28, at Harbour Pointe Elementary School. About 80 players, who...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    July 12, 2017

Major League ballplayers pay a visit to Mukilteo

Players from Mukilteo Little League had a rare opportunity to rub shoulders with three unexpected visitors last weekend. Two Major League baseball players – Adam Rosales and Jaycob Brugman of the...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    July 12, 2017

Quilts to complement gardens in biennial tour

A combined tour of gardens and quilts is something like a rare flower: it only blooms once every two years, demands lots of sunshine and has almost never been spotted outside the Mukilteo area....

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 12, 2017

Council candidates weigh in on ‘welcoming city’ issue

Ahead of the Aug. 1 primary election, the Mukilteo Beacon has been publishing a 5-week Q/A series with candidates for City Council. The series, which is now its third week, began June 28 with a questi...

 

Teen business partners shake up farmers markets

If it weren’t for farmers markets, two Mukilteo teens say they would still be saving up money to open their own business. “Farmers markets are a great venue to start a business,” Rial Smith, 19,...

 

What is a rabbi, and who can be one? | Worship

My mother’s maiden name is Robinson. The name was created by an immigration official when my grandfather came to America in the early 1900s from what was then called Palestine. I say created because there’s no doubt that is not how my...

 

Letter: Volunteers are historical society’s lifeblood

Mukilteo Lighthouse is the icon for our city. It’s image is on businesses, signs, Lighthouse Park and more. The buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. We see it every day, but how many of us are aware of what it takes to preserv...

 

Letter: Young man stops to help fallen woman

I just wanted to say thank you to the young man in a black pickup truck who saw me fall and pulled over to ask if I was OK. I had tripped on the sidewalk by my house – across from Kamiak High School – and was in shock when I fell and, needless to...

 

Letter: Despite attacks, Kneller running clean race

While I haven’t known Sarah Kneller that long, as the mother of her campaign manager, I have come to learn a few very important things about her. One thing that really stands out to me, and is critically important to me and many other moms, is her...

 

Letter: Why not fine people who set off fireworks?

Editor's Note:The Beacon invited Mukilteo Police Chief Cheol Kang to respond to this letter ("Enforcing fireworks ban takes a community," July 12). Like other cities where fireworks are banned, Mukilteo does its due diligence each year...

 

Letter: Enforcing fireworks ban takes a community

Our city code is clear: fireworks are illegal within the city. In fact, selling, using or discharging them is a misdemeanor criminal offense. This Fourth of July, our patrol officers responded to 22 separate fireworks related calls for service....

 

Letter: Zieve has welcomed me into his home

I have the unfortunate experience to know firsthand what it is like to not have your father around in my youth, especially throughout the challenges of adolescence. As an African American man, Peter Zieve and his family has welcomed me into their...

 

Letter: Zieve’s never been convicted domestic violence

My name is Maria Zieve, wife to candidate Peter Zieve. My husband and I have been married for 12 years, and during those years we have raised four wonderful children together and three stepchildren whom I love with all my heart. I have a degree in...

 

Letter: Despite adversity, Zieve family closer than ever

This letter is in response to the July 5 letter to the editor of Kim Longmore (“Zieve’s record bodes poorly for families”), which is similar to the June 20 letter of Liza Patchen-Short, wife of council member Richard Emery (“Zieve’s record...

 

Letter: Why have school gates been locked lately?

Editor’s Note:According to Mukilteo School District spokesperson Andy Muntz, the gates to Harbour Pointe Middle School were locked during the Fourth of July holiday due to the long weekend. The gates to the track were locked the week prior because...

 

Letter: Is unfinished sidewalk a sign of things to come?

In a recent statement in the Mukilteo Beacon, Peter Zieve says that he opposes maintaining our Mukilteo infrastructure through additional taxes for road maintenance and pedestrian improvements (“Council candidates offer takes on transportation...

 

Letter: Neither Zieve nor Khan deserve to hold office

I do not know Peter Zieve personally. However, reading his letters, candidate comments, articles and generally reported shenanigans, as well as watching him position and re-position himself, I've come to the conclusion that he is rich,...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 12, 2017

Six years wide | Chuck's World

I got a text message, six years ago. It was late and I was already in bed, exhausted by a day of bad news. By months of bad news, actually, crawling and lurching its way into our reality until it...

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    General    July 12, 2017

Railroad allowed towns on Puget Sound to prosper | Taking Stock

My good friend Karla Bowman recently gave me a book by Brian Solomon called “North American Railroad Family Trees.” Between that new book and “Orphan Road” by Kurt Armbruster, which I have owned for many years, I have reviewed the railroad...

 

Police beat (June 30-July 8)

June 30 Scam call A caller in the 10200 block of Harbour Place reported receiving an IRS scam phone call. He did not fall for the scam. Loudspeaker A reporting party advised of two subjects with a loudspeaker at the ferry terminal. There were no...

 

City seeks student for Rosehill board; apply by Friday

The city of Mukilteo is looking for a student to serve a one-year term on the Rosehill Community Board, and the deadline is Friday. Avery Hammerman has been serving in that capacity for the past year, and his term ends Aug. 15. Applicants must be res...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 12, 2017

Candidate forum set July 24 at City Hall

The Beacon and Sno-Isle Libraries have partnered to sponsor a City Council candidate forum set for 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, July 24, at City Hall. All 10 candidates have been invited to participate in the free, public event to be held in the Council...

 
 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 12, 2017

Some council candidates vote more than others

Candidates for Mukilteo City Council are counting on voters to turn in their ballots come Aug. 1. But have those candidates been turning out to vote in elections themselves? The Mukilteo Beacon reviewed public voter records for all 10 candidates...

 

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