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Articles from the July 13, 2011 edition

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 By Sara Bruestle    News

Council favors option for Mukilteo ferry improvements

Photo illustration courtesy of the city of Mukilteo Council voted to recommend this option to Washington State Ferries for its Mukilteo ferry terminal improvement project. The city... — Updated 7/13/2011

 By Sara Bruestle    News

City honors former volunteer firefighters for years of service

Photo courtesy of David and Tierra Phillips David and Tierra Phillips, former volunteer firefighters for Mukilteo, pause for a photo while working on a house fire together on 84th... — Updated 7/13/2011 Full story


Viva Italia! 2 locals studying abroad in Rome this summer

Photos courtesy of Jessica Holttum and Jordan Standlee Jessica Holttum and Jordan Standlee, of Mukilteo, are studing aboard in Italy through the University of Washington Honors prog... — Updated 7/13/2011

 By LaVendrick Smith    News

Volunteers an asset to Police Department

Beacon photo by Sara Bruestle Police volunteers were honored on July 5 for their service to the city. Pictured from left to right are: Stan Lundgaard, Dennis Chin, Sarah Yoon,... — Updated 7/13/2011 Full story


Welcome new Beacon intern

Beacon photo by Pat Ratliff Mariner High School senior LaVendrick Smith is the new intern for the Mukilteo Beacon. Expect to see a new byline in the Mukilteo Beacon this summer.... — Updated 7/13/2011 Full story


EvCC students bring fairy tale fun outdoors in 'Tales from the Woods'

Photo courtesy of EvCC Everett Community College students Ashly Swearingen, Samantha Lee, Sarah Lee, Robert Ireland and Dansen Detrick perform EvCC theatre instructor Beth Peterson&... — Updated 7/13/2011 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

Third garden and quilt tour this weekend

Beacon photo by Sara Bruestle “Farewell Food Emporium” by Margaret Summitt. Summitt made the quilt in memory of the Olson’s Food Emporium, which closed last year.... — Updated 7/13/2011

 By LaVendrick Smith    A & E

Waterfront Arts Festival now a two-day event

"Italian Fields" by local artist Karla Rae Matista. Some Northwest artists are showing their paintings, jewelry, pottery, glass and photography at the third annual... — Updated 7/13/2011

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

We’re gonna need a bigger boat

People ask me how I am a lot these days. “How are you?” they say, with a look in their eyes that tells me they want to know. I shrug. It’s not a question I can... — Updated 7/13/2011 Full story


Those pesky 2012 property tax assessments

(Side question of the month: In the last 6 months, how many homes sold for $1,500,000 or more in King, Snohomish, Island, San Juan and 5 other counties? Answer is imbedded in this article, but take a guess before reading.) In June,... — Updated 7/13/2011


The justice system of God

Unless you have been living in a cave somewhere, I’m sure you’re aware of the Casey Anthony trial that concluded on July 5. No matter what your opinion of the verdict may be, this story is an incredibly sad one where a... — Updated 7/13/2011


Waterfront parking and a miracle

This month’s rant concerns a topic near and dear to my heart, waterfront parking. As usual, my critique includes well-deserved criticism but also acknowledges that some positive solutions are in the works. As it stands now, we... — Updated 7/13/2011


Letters for the week of July 13

Looking forward to commercial flights I am sad to hear the Paine Field FAA decision has been delayed [“FAA delays Paine Field decision,” The Beacon, front page, June 29]. I live just a few blocks away from Paine Field a... — Updated 7/13/2011

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Some parking fines now doubled

You’d better think twice before parking illegally in downtown Mukilteo from now on – the city has changed the price of some parking tickets to better reflect the cost and goals of parking enforcement. Parking... — Updated 7/13/2011


Toddlers suffer injuries after falls from windows

Two times last week, Mukilteo Fire Department crews responded to reports of toddlers falling from windows. Some of the details are the same – 3-year-old boys fell from second-story windows. Both were transported by Mukilteo... — Updated 7/13/2011 Full story


Speeding patrols in Snohomish County start Friday

True or False? Speeding endangers lives. Consider this your warning: Law enforcement will be out on Snohomish County roads for speeding patrols starting Friday. Between July 15 and Aug. 7, law enforcement officers throughout... — Updated 7/13/2011

 By Pam Roy    Opinion

Get inspired – add art to your garden

Photo courtesy of Pam Roy Sorticulture Best Display of Show designed by Pam Roy. This is the season for garden tours. What a great opportunity to appreciate beauty and creativity... — Updated 7/13/2011 Full story


Police Beat for week of July 13

July 5 Reckless Driving – SR-525 & Bernie Webber Dr. Several callers complained about a Black sedan driven recklessly northbound from the above location. An officer located the sedan stopped northbound on SR-525 at 84th... — Updated 7/13/2011


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