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Mukilteo's Love Triangle

Annexation, Japanese Gulch, and a new community center. Each one has a direct and likely adverse impact on the other and the current direction of the city is moving forward on all three. Annexation benefits the city in that it's projected to...


Public healthcare plan beyond the hype

Several years ago the clinic for which I was working fired an insurance company whose latest round of cuts in reimbursement were simply too much. Faced with losing our considerable number of patients, the company relented. Given the amount of press...


Eternal in the past, eternal in the future

Hi Friends! Like David Letterman says: Don't think of this as a lazy "repeat" article! Rather, think of this as a carefully-chosen, hand-selected "Best of!" Thank you! Thank you! There is only one religion, and that is the religion of God. Each and... Full story


Mukilteo named 10th in top 100 best small towns

With news stories like this, who needs enemies? We're reminded of the late, great Emmett Watson, the longtime newspaper columnist who was unofficial leader of the Lesser Seattle movement, an effort to... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    News    July 15, 2009

Air Force One fleet at Boeing Field

If these wings could talk President Obama didn't make it to town, but a member of the executive fleet visits Boeing Field the weekend of July 4. While Jarrod Bartlett, Communications Boeing Integrated Defense Systems in Wichita, Kansas declined to...


Beacon carrier a 'good soul'

When 12-year-old Taylor Johnstone, a Beacon carrier, saw others in the neighborhood were helping with chores around their neighbor Janet Eaton's house while she was terminally ill at the hospital, he wanted to help too. Many of Eaton's potted... Full story


Make Mukilteo a destination this weekend

Several community organizations in conjunction with the city of Mukilteo are hosting a series of events this weekend to turn Mukilteo into a destination city. "Rather than have Mukilteo just be a speedway that people travel to get someplace else,...

 By Rebecca Carr    Features    July 15, 2009

Man jumps from Mukilteo ferry; body not recovered

Coast Guard officials suspended the search for a man whose abandoned vehicle was found on the Cathlamet Ferry when it arrived in Clinton early Monday morning. The man, whom Washington State Patrol Homeland Security Sergeant Trent Cain identified as... Full story


Milestones,memories and a new adventure

This year has been a very meaningful one. This is our last year at OV. The last time we walk through these doors. The last time we walk up these steps. The last time we will share classes with the same people that we've come to know over the past...

 By rebecca Carr    Features    July 15, 2009

Mukilteo team tops Hoopfest

The Mukilteo Knights celebrate victory at Spokane's annual Hoopfest tournament. The Knights entered a competitive bracket of 16 teams, working their way up to the championship game where they defeated Montana's Native Fire. Pictured from left,...

 By Rebecca Carr    Features    July 15, 2009

New director, new location, same great Lighthouse Festival

Mike Kerscher didn't exactly sign up for his latest gig as the executive director of this year's Lighthouse Festival. In fact, when asked, he wasn't sure he wanted the job. But his organizational skills were much needed, and he was laid off from his... Full story

 By rebecca Carr    Features    July 15, 2009

Thanks to Mariner's PR team

Mariner's dedicated PR team Mariner High School supporters can thank their public relations team, Kamaria Carnes (left) and Katelyn Kelly, for the Beacon's coverage of Mariner events and milestones this past school year. The seniors volunteered...

 By Rebecca Carr    Features    July 15, 2009

The secret is out Mukilteo among top 10 small towns

The good news is Mukilteo has made it onto a nationally recognized top 10 list. The better news is that it isn't Dave Letterman's infamous daily countdown. The downside for some? We could expect a glut of newcomers in coming months now that the... Full story


Aerospace company to move to Paine Field

An aerospace company is relocating from Seattle to property at Snohomish County Paine Field Airport, bringing with it more than 600 jobs and solidifying the county's reputation as a leader in aeronautical design and manufacturing. The company, Korry... Full story

 By Rebecca Carr    Business    July 15, 2009

A golden opportunity for Red Cup Caf

When you're exactly where you belong, exactly where you're supposed to be, you know it. It's that sense of fitting in, that feeling in your gut that everything is finally just as it should be. Marianne Brown had that feeling when she walked into...

 By Meredith Pechta    A&E    July 15, 2009

'Showboat' is the flagship of Broadway musicals

Here it is! The mother of all musicals. It is literally the first Broadway musical written that told a story. It is the wonderful and glorious "Showboat." The Village Theatre has done a marvelous job with it. Many of course have seen both versions...


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