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Articles from the July 24, 2019 edition

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Candidates share thoughts on annexation and desirability

The Aug. 6 primary election is less than two weeks away, and we’ve got more information that may help you decide who you’ll be voting for in the Mukilteo City Council race. This year, there are...

 
 By Kate Agbayani    News    July 24, 2019

Mukilteo Ace Hardware hosting car show in August

Local car enthusiasts will have a chance to show off their wheels next month, as Mukilteo Ace Hardware will be holding a car show Aug. 10. The show will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the...

 

‘It’s humbling, and it’s awesome’

When a handful of past Mukilteo Citizens of the Year walked in the doors of Matt Martin’s State Farm office last Tuesday, July 16, he was confused as to what was going on. “I had no idea. I... Full story

 

Community icon Chuck Davis retiring after 46 years

Not many people in Mukilteo are better known than Chuck Davis. Davis has been at the head of the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club for nearly half a century, and has seen the City of Mukilteo, as well... Full story

 

Thelma Margaret Kane: 1923 - 2019

Thelma Kane, life long resident of Mukilteo passed away on May 9, 2019. Funeral and memorial services were held on May 20, 2019 at St. John Mission. She was born in Mukilteo to William and Elzina Weers on July 30, 1923. Growing up in Mukilteo, she... Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 24, 2019

Sexagenarian is not just a funny word l Chuck's World

Yearbooks have lost most of their power now. What used to shock me on the rare occasions when I ran across them, the stray moments preserved in handwriting, the DNA pressed between the pages, has... Full story

 

Waterfront parking lot update l Council Corner

As part of its article on Mukilteo City Council candidates (July 17, 2019), The Beacon asked a question about a proposed waterfront parking lot being discussed by the Tulalip Tribes and the Port of South Whidbey (POSW) on property owned by the...

 
 By Mike Gold    General    July 24, 2019

About stuff l Off Kilter

There is a TV show called “Hoarders.” It is about people who have a mental disorder that does not allow them to get rid of anything. You will see someone (usually the Real Estate agent charged wit...

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion    July 24, 2019

Let's get started l Guest View

Welcome to the introduction edition of an ambitious project to make sense out of everything Mukilteo and specifically Mukilteo’s waterfront area, what’s happening, why, what can we expect for the future, and what, if anything, we can do about...

 

Letters to the Editor

Schmalz throws support behind Melnichenko Hey Mukilteo voters! The primary is only a few days away, and I am voting for Kristina Melnichenko for Mukilteo City Council (Position 7) and I am asking you to do the same. Kristina is smart, and her...

 

Don't waste your time! l Worship

Billy Graham, who died at the ripe old age of 99, was once asked in his later years what surprised him the most about life: “To me,”# he said, #“the greatest surprise is just how short life really is." Life really is short – we may be...

 

We aren’t going anywhere

If you’ve passed our office in Old Town on Fifth Street over the last few weeks, you may have noticed a large “For Sale” sign in front of our building. Naturally, people have been curious as to what’s going on. Here’s the short of it:...

 
 By Kate Agbayani    News    July 24, 2019

An off-leash dog trail in Mukilteo?

Questions about whether dogs can be off-leash were brought up once again at a worksession Monday, July 22, where the Mukilteo City Council discussed if there should be an off-leash trail in Big Gulch. Currently, all dogs or other pets must be...

 

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