Articles from the July 19, 2017 edition

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PHOTO: Harvest season for bees

A bumblebee harvesting pollen at the Mukilteo Community Garden lands on lavender flowers in search of more. The bee sticks out its tongue, or proboscis, to mine the tiny flowers for pollen to add to... Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    July 19, 2017

Last Leaf performs Shakespeare comedy in parks

A troupe of traveling thespians has returned to Mukilteo to perform William Shakespeare’s comic tale of mistaken identity: The Comedy of Errors. Complete with its signature slapstick, puns and wordplay, this wildly silly play is one of...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 19, 2017

Despite opponent’s claim, Kneller not taking party money

Contrary to her opponent’s claim, City Council Position 3 candidate Sarah Kneller has not “taken party money for her campaign,” according to a review of campaign contributions. Candidate Tony... Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 19, 2017

Council candidates envision waterfront redevelopment

This week, the Mukilteo Beacon’s ongoing Q/A series with candidates for City Council takes a look at plans to redevelop the city’s downtown waterfront. The 5-week series, now in its fourth week,...

 By Nicholas Johnson    A&E    July 19, 2017

PHOTOS: Complementary colors

For the first time since its creation in 2007, the Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour sold out of tickets, all 1,000 of them. “We are now a destination,” tour co-chair Kay Davidson said. “People...

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 19, 2017

City’s fight over commercial flights shot down

The city of Mukilteo’s legal fight over plans for commercial flights at Paine Field airport has reached the end of its road. The state Supreme Court late last month declined to review the city’s... Full story


‘Real Housewives of Mukilteo’ win chamber’s 2nd Amazing Race

Twenty-nine teams of two competed in the second-annual Amazing Race Mukilteo for a $250 grand prize on Saturday, July 15. Organized by the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, the event is inspired by the... Full story

 By Marie Haaland    Sports    July 19, 2017

Jet City Rollergirls invites newcomers to open house

Jet City Rollergirls is hosting an open house in order to give people an opportunity to learn about and sign up for roller derby. The event is scheduled for 9-10 p.m., Thursday, July 20, at the Everett Skate Deck, located at 9700 19th Ave. SE in... Full story

 By David Pan    Sports    July 19, 2017

Mariner focused on gaining much-needed experience | Boys basketball

A young Mariner boys basketball team headed into the spring and summer needing to gain a little experience. The Marauders accomplished their goal. Mariner played in the Maverick Shootout and Burlington-Edison tournaments and hosted a scrimmage with...


Let’s pray for – then vote for – inclusive, tolerant candidates | Worship

Election season has arrived in our community. The yard signs touting candidates and initiatives crowd the street corners and vacant lots. Some have bright colors; some have endorsements. Some are names we recognize; some are unfamiliar. I’m glad...


Letter: Don’t forget about Zieve’s ‘bigoted’ postcards

Peter Zieve's campaign letters, signs and write-up in the voters' pamphlet talk of families and no new taxes. While he does admit that he opposes the “welcoming cities” resolution, nowhere does he point out the fact that he led an...


Letter: QFC’s ClickList shopping ‘a lifesaver’ for many

I would like to take a moment to respond to the QFC letter from July 5 (“QFC’s ‘preferred parking’ spots open to all,” Debbie Cleland). I do not believe the writer has recently experienced the pleasure of dragging cranky young children...


Letter: Khan represents multiculturalism in Mukilteo

In 2000, Mukilteo’s population was 80.9 percent white. In 2016, that population was 73.3 percent, and the projection for 2021 is 71 percent. Mukilteo mirrors our increasingly multicultural society. That’s why I am supporting Riaz Khan for City...


Letter: Keep cats in at night lest coyotes catch them

Throughout the summer, I have had numerous sightings of coyotes – in Japanese Gulch, Big Gulch, and running along State Route 526 toward the grassy area of Paine Field. Just about two weeks ago, I was startled by a coyote on the 44th Avenue walking...


Letter: Corporate America should contribute locally

James Yoo’s message mentioned creativity (“Council candidates offer takes on transportation tax,” July 5). I also read, and immediately aspired to, his message of accountability. Researching available options is being innovative, which is at th... Full story


Letter: Rohrbough’s claim to finance committee misleading

Editor’s Note:City Council candidate Anna Rohrbough has received $150 from Electroimpact Chief of Staff Ben Hempstead, according to Public Disclosure Commission filings. In a Q/A (“Council candidates offer takes on transportation tax,” July... Full story


Letter: Yoo right to say Paine flights may help fund streets

Mr. Yoo’s response to the “5-week Q/A series” question on a proposed 0.1-percent sales tax to help pay for transportation infrastructure was spot on (“Council candidates offer takes on transportation tax,” July 5). Like it or not,... Full story


Letter: Diversity makes Mukilteo schools stronger

Living just outside the border with Everett, I can’t vote in Mukilteo, but I’m in its school district and feel very connected to it. Our son attended its schools, as did his friends and wife. The relationship continues in many ways. Among the...


Letter: Tour of gardens, quilts blooms with visitors

Thank you for publishing an article about the Mukilteo Garden & Quilt Tour (“Quilts to complement gardens in biennial tour,” Nicholas Johnson, July 12). This year's event was a spectacular success. When I first received the call from...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 19, 2017

A hero for our time | Chuck's World

I mentioned the actor Sam Elliott in this space a couple of months ago, for reasons I can’t remember. I have affection for any number of actors, some more than others. Elliott is just one. First... Full story

 By Tim Raetzloff    General    July 19, 2017

Football hero’s legacy extends to Snohomish | Taking Stock

Carl Lane Clemans is virtually unknown around here, which is a little surprising since he was once the coach of the University of Washington football team. Maybe that’s because he was coach in 1897. At Stanford, though, he is sort of famous. His... Full story


Police beat (July 9-13)

July 9 Malicious mischief A caller reported damage to her vehicle in the 8500 block of Mukilteo Speedway. The case is under investigation. Traffic collision An officer responded to a single-vehicle collision in the 4500 block of 88th Street... Full story


Police to hold active-shooter exercise at Kamiak

Kamiak High School and the Mukilteo School District have partnered with the city of Mukilteo to host an extended active-shooter training exercise. This multi-agency exercise will take place on from 1-10 p.m. Thursday, July 27. Such exercises benefit... Full story

 By Nicholas Johnson    News    July 19, 2017

School board adopts equity policy after years of study

A new policy clarifies what the Mukilteo School District’s mission statement means by “committed to success for every student.” More specifically, it distinguishes between equality and equity. “Equality is treating every student the same,... Full story


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