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Articles from the July 30, 2014 edition

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 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 30, 2014

Mukilteo Rush soccer wins tournament | Sports brief

The Mukilteo Rush select boys U11 soccer team recently won their first tournament in mid-July. The team took first place in their division at the Kick in the Grass tournament July 18-20 in Tumwater.... Full story

 By Chef Dez    General    July 30, 2014

Celebrate ‘local’ wherever you are | Chef Dez

I love cooking with fresh local ingredients, and there is no better time of year than the summer to do this. Many restaurants will also switch up their menus to celebrate local harvests, as well. One...


Dunk your orthodontist, make a donation

Dr. Jacqueline de Leon-Estes gets dunked during the Harbour Pointe Orthodontics annual Patient Appreciation Day on July 26. The dunk tank was new to the office’s carnival and barbecue this year....


Daycare’s giraffe gets a new coat of paint

Nazar Patriy, 15, preps the big giraffe at Harbour Pointe Kids in preparation for a new paint job. The daycare landmark off of the Mukilteo Speedway was looking a bit shabby, so Nazar is brightening... Full story


Centenarian credits longevity to ballroom dancing

Lillian Nesheim is honest about how it feels to be 100 years old – it feels like she’s 100 years old. “You know, it doesn’t feel any different than the usual day, except I’m more tired all...


Two months left of Wednesday’s farmers market

Hannah Waterman of Martin Family Orchards, based in Orondo and Cashmere, Wash., fills a customer’s order for 4 pounds of peaches at the Mukilteo Farmers Market on a very rainy July 23. The market...

 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 30, 2014

Graham Trucking hydros prepare for Seafair | Sports briefs

The Graham Trucking hydro unlimited boats will return to the Seattle area this weekend for the annual Seafair event. The Graham team includes Mukilteo resident Kevin Stoltz, who works with the electrical and computer systems on the boats. During the...


EdCC hires former player as new softball coach

Edmonds Community College has announced it has hired a former player as the school’s new softball coach. Sheryl Gilmore will take over the team next spring, which has included players from the Mukilteo and Everett area. Gilmore, who played at EdCC... Full story

 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 30, 2014

Columbia Athletic Club's Run with Heart 5k set for Aug. 9

The 2014 Run with Heart 5k is schedule for Saturday, Aug. 9 at McCollum Park in Everett. The event raises money for the Ironheart Foundation and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Early registration ends Aug. 2, with late registration running until... Full story


Beware the barrenness of a busy life | Worship

“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” – Jesus Selling your soul in exchange for something is a plot trope older than the story of Johann Faust. In...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of July 30 | Police Beat

July 23 Parking – SR-525 & Russell Rd. A caller requested a phone call regarding a parking issue. An officer contacted the caller and determined that the complaint was regarding a signage issue. The caller was referred to City Hall. Open Door ...


Whelpley best candidate for 21st District | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Scott Whelpley is the best candidate for the state Legislature in the 21st District. He is the only candidate in the race who truly understands the importance of public education because his two children are in our public school...


Strom committed to serving his constituency | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Strom Peterson, an Edmonds City Councilmember and candidate for the state House in the 21st Legislative District, is trustworthy, reliable and committed to serving his constituency as an elected official. As much as we all hope...


Peterson focuses on children’s education | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As a parent, I have learned how much our local elected officials impact the lives of our children and our families. For that reason, I am excited that Strom Peterson, local Edmonds city councilmember, chose to run for the state...


McMahon doesn’t play political games | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I’m writing in support of Justin McMahon who is running for state representative in the 21st Legislative District. I’ve known Justin for many years. The one thing that has impressed me throughout those years is that Justin...


McMahon stands up for homeless in Snohomish County | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Justin McMahon has earned my vote for state representative because Justin is understands the tragic problem of homelessness and the scarcity of affordable housing right here in Snohomish County. This is an issue that affects all...


Peterson gets my vote for state representative | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I do not often write letters like this to the editor, but I have been reading about the upcoming primary for state representative to the 21st Legislative District. I was surprised to see such a wide field (five candidates), but... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 30, 2014

When giant leaps were a thing | Chuck's World

If you asked me to be as general as possible, to avoid labels and schools of thought and faith systems, and as much controversy as possible, distilling my personal outlook on life into a couple of... Full story


Community events for week of July 30 | Around Town

July 30 YMCA Child Care The Mukilteo Family YMCA is offering school age child care Monday-Friday from 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Enroll for YMCA child care by July 31 and get $50 off (no registration fee)....


Police issue kids Slurpee ‘tickets’ for good behavior

Local police officers are watching to catch good kids in Mukilteo cold handed. The Mukilteo Police Department has partnered with 7-Eleven as part of the Operation Chill program to reward kids with good behavior with a coupon for a free 12-ounce...


Website helps cops track lost, stolen property

The Mukilteo Police Department has partnered with an online tool to help quickly recover lost and stolen property. Many local law enforcement agencies throughout Washington have pledged to use TrackMole, a free web-based service, to provide... Full story


City: Woodway can join salmon recovery council | City brief

Mukilteo is OK with Woodway joining an interjurisdictional council that works to protect salmon habitat in the local watershed. The city of Woodway has asked to join Water Resource Inventory Areas 8 Salmon Recovery Council to become the 28th member.... Full story


38 burglaries reported in second quarter in Mukilteo

Recent data on Mukilteo burglaries suggest that Block Watch neighborhoods are the safest in town. According to a second quarter report released July 24 by the Mukilteo Police Department, Mukilteo saw an above average number of break-ins over the...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    July 30, 2014

Decision put on hold for fire services contract

If Mukilteo were to pull out of a contract with Snohomish County Fire District 1, it would cost the city about $10.7 million. The proposed 20-year agreement for fire and EMS services has a clause that allows either jurisdiction to pull out of the...

 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 30, 2014

WIAA, MaxPreps announce new partnership | Sports brief

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and MaxPreps announced a new three-year partnership, allowing MaxPreps offer local schools standings, scores and stats. As the WIAA's "official digital media partner and statistician"...


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