Articles from the July 20, 2016 edition

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Youth theatre group presents ‘Mary Poppins’ musical | A&E brief

Ludus Performing Arts presents the Broadway musical “Mary Poppins.” One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is also a "practically perfect" musical performed b... — Updated 7/20/2016


Players welcome: Catch Pokémon at Mukilteo Library

A group of young men walked into the Stanwood Library on July 11 and stood in a circle. With heads down, they stared intently at their phones. Unsure, library staffer Melissa... — Updated 7/20/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Mayor’s team wins Mukilteo’s Amazing Race

It doesn’t have to be a political race for the mayor to get competitive: Her team won the first-ever Amazing Race Mukilteo. Sisters Jennifer and Anne Gregerson were the fastest... — Updated 7/20/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Bench dedicated in youth club supporter’s memory

A new bench at the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club welcomes visitors to sit and remember the late Pat Odlaug. The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club dedicated the bench in Odlaug’s... — Updated 7/20/2016

 By Mark Smith    Opinion

The trap of instant gratification | Worship

It is easy to fall into the trap of instant gratification. We make the mistake of acting on impulse, satisfying our immediate desires without considering the long-term consequences... — Updated 7/20/2016


EvCC awarded $500,000 grant for Guided Pathways work

Everett Community College has been selected to receive a $500,000 Guided Pathways implementation grant over the next five years. EvCC is one of five colleges in Washington state to receive the College Spark Washington and the... — Updated 7/20/2016


Mukilteo student inducted into Phi Kappa Phi | School brief

A student from Mukilteo has been inducted into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society. Madeline Franz is pursuing a degree in education at Western Washington University. Franz is among... — Updated 7/20/2016


14 local students graduate from Washington State University | School brief

Fourteen students from Mukilteo have earned degrees from Washington State University. The following students have graduated from WSU: Gabrielle Bacon, Thomas Balzarek, Erin Bueser, Michael Culp Jr., Marisa Gonzalez, Taylor... — Updated 7/20/2016


Schedule of community events for week of July 20 | Around Town

July 20 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction... — Updated 7/20/2016


Log of 911 calls for Mukilteo police for week of July 20 | Police Beat

July 5 Malicious Mischief – Lighthouse Park A caller reported that sprinkler heads were damaged at the Lighthouse Park overnight. Assist Law – Beverly Park Rd. & Gibson Rd. Officers assisted the Snohomish County Sheriff’s... — Updated 7/20/2016


Teen volunteers needed to share love of music | School brief

The Mukilteo-based Gene Nastri School of Arts is looking for teen volunteers for its instrument petting zoos. Volunteers are needed to show children how to hold an instrument and make their first sounds. Earn community service... — Updated 7/20/2016 Full story


Fresh Paint puts artists in action on Everett waterfront

The Schack Art Center is hosting this year’s Fresh Paint: Festival of Artists at Work on Aug. 20 and 21 at the Port of Everett Marina. This one-of-a-kind art festival encourages visitors to engage in the creative process as they... — Updated 7/20/2016


A Taste of Edmonds set for August weekend

The 34th annual A Taste of Edmonds is set for Aug. 12-14 at the Civic Playfield in Edmonds. The Greater Edmonds Chamber of Commerce festival runs from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday,... — Updated 7/20/2016

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

The de-evolution of Mukilteo’s park-and-ride | Guest View

Ten years ago, a top Mukilteo priority was to build a park-and-ride at Paine Field. It was the reason the airport cut down all the trees near where Lombardo's Pizzeria is now. When I was a new councilmember, the former airport... — Updated 7/20/2016 Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A trivial pursuit | Chuck's World

Reading email has become the least interesting part of my day, although that would have surprised me 20 years ago. Back then, it was a new and intriguing way to keep in touch, an el... — Updated 7/20/2016


Chemical leaked from low-flying airliner | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I live near 92nd Street SW and the Mukilteo Speedway. Around noon on Tuesday, June 28, a low-flying jetliner heading south along the Speedway expelled a chemical mist that covered my skin. My lips, mouth and... — Updated 7/20/2016


Help protect America from the Zika virus | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thanks for the timely warning about the Zika virus [“Take precautions to avoid Zika virus infection during trips abroad,’, July 7]. Like so many problems, this affects mothers and... — Updated 7/20/2016


Thanks for all the Amazing Race support | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Next Generation: Mukilteo (the young professionals branch of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce) held its flagship event, the Amazing Race Mukilteo, on July 16 ["Mayor's team wins Mukilteo's Amazing... — Updated 7/20/2016


Mosque town hall planned for October | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to the residents of Mukilteo: In the past, I have conducted several town hall meetings at Mukilteo City Hall and other places, as well, to go over the details of the planned Islamic... — Updated 7/20/2016 Full story


Stop incessant demands of Islamic group | Letter

In response to the continued requests for a letter from the Islamic group planning to build a mosque in Mukilteo [“Another request for letter from Islamic group, Letters, page 4, July 13] and [“Explanation needed from local... — Updated 7/20/2016


Support United Way’s focus on poverty | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: There is an old adage, “don’t bite the hand that feeds you,” [“United Way turns its back on seniors,” June 29, page 5]. In this case, that hand has been feeding local senior centers for about 40... — Updated 7/20/2016

 By Paul Archipley    News

Health District copes with exploding heroin epidemic

It was the kind of police report about a June 24 incident in the 1100 block of Mill Creek Boulevard that might have been front page news in another era: A man was found... — Updated 7/20/2016 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

City Council OK’s $50,000 for future Mukilteo park & ride

Mukilteo will put $50,000 toward a future park-and-ride at Bernie Webber Drive. The City Council on Monday voted unanimously to help Community Transit pay for a park-and-ride as long as the transit system look into adding a bus tur... — Updated 7/20/2016


Guild presents 13th Woodpalooza on Whidbey | A&E brief

The Whidbey Island Woodworkers Guild presents the 13th annual “Art + Wood = Woodpalooza” at the Whidbey Center for the Arts. This year’s show, which runs from Sept. 3-5 exhibits the work by 20 of Whidbey’s best... — Updated 7/20/2016


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