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NW Knights win summer tournament

The NW Knights 13U team won the Legends Baseball Summer Tournament in Monroe on July 21, going 4-1 for the weekend. The Knights came from behind in the Championship game to defeat FCA, 9-5. This is... Full story


Golfers donate $6,000 to wounded warriors

The Harbour Pointe Men’s Club hosted the Red, White and Blue Wounded Warriors Golf Tournament held on July 4 at the Harbour Pointe Golf Club to raise awareness and funds for the non-profit... Full story


5th Waterfront Art Festival this weekend

The fifth annual Mukilteo Waterfront Art Festival is this weekend – Saturday, Aug. 3. The Mukilteo Arts Guild festival features a variety of artists and mediums, such as photography, painting, cerami... Full story

 By Zoe Jovanovich    Sports    July 31, 2013

Young martial artists place at national Taekwondo tourney

Two of Mukilteo’s Champion Tae Kwon Do students placed well in the USA Taekwondo National Championships. The martial arts school took six students to the July tournament, ranging from ages 7 to 16...


Aspiring engineers design mission to Mars

As NASA astronauts train for a mission to Mars, local students recently tried their hand at designing it. Four Mukilteo School District students were among 160 juniors from across the state to... Full story


Y plans to open indoor skate park

Up to 40 youths skate at the Mukilteo Family YMCA’s skate park every day – except when it rains. And it rains a lot. “The Muk,” as the regulars call it, was closed 70 days out of the year in... Full story


Dog prevents house fire

A dog helped to prevent an early morning brush fire on Saturday from spreading to a home off of Goat Trail Road. Bogi summoned his inner Lassie when he woke his owner, alerting him to a fire around...


Scenes from the Olivia Park garden

Second grader Alyssa Quevedo and first grader Joel Peach paint scenes from the Olivia Park Elementary garden with watercolors on July 25. The Olivia Park families meet Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 p.m....


Keep your anger under control

Last week, I had the rare privilege of speaking to a bunch of elementary school-aged kids at Cedar Springs Camp – and I had a blast! As a pastor, I love being able to share messages each week with our congregation, but there’s nothing like... Full story


Cantor Ellen Dreskin joins Temple Beth Or for High Holy Days

The High Holy Days are a special time for Jews, marked by holiday services known for their song and prayer. This year Temple Beth Or welcomes Cantor Ellen Dreskin to share the bima with Rabbi Jessica Marshall. Cantor Dreskin is a nationally renowned...


FedEx donates 727 to Everett Community College

Everett Community College received a special delivery from FedEx. A FedEx Express 727 freighter was donated by the company to Everett Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technician School and arrived July 25 at Paine Field. Gov. Jay Inslee,...


Letters for the week of July 31

The Beacon does not condone name calling in letters to the editor. We let one slip by from a reader who disparaged two councilmembers, Kevin Stoltz and Steve Schmalz. We regret the oversight. –Ed. Who is the ‘greater fool’? Editor, The Beacon:...

 By Chef Dez    General    July 31, 2013

More grilling tips – lid open or closed?

In my last column I discussed my 5 Golden Rules of grilling on your outdoor gas barbecue. If you missed that column, I will be more than happy to email it to you. Please contact me at To round off this information session about...

 By Chuck Sigars    General    July 31, 2013

Off the map

Give me a ship and a star to guide her, and I’ll sell them both on eBay. But thanks for the thought. It’s not that I lack a sense of adventure, although there are questions about my sense of... Full story


Community Events for week of July 31

July 31 Teen book club 10-11:30 a.m. Brunch Bunch, the summer book club for young teens entering grades 6 and up meets at the library. This week’s book is “The Adoration of Jenna Fox” by Mary E. Pearson, the story of a teen in the near-future...


Matthew Laird Myers: 1969 – 2013

Matthew Laird Myers, 44, of Everett, passed away on July 17, 2013. Matt was born to Bonnie and George Myers in Everett July 2, 1969. He was the father of three boys, and a 21-year veteran of the Evere... Full story


Win $2,500 and support the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Enter the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival 50/50 raffle and you could win up to $2,500 and support the community’s annual festival – this year with a pirate theme. Tickets are $5 or five for $20. Only 1,500 tickets are available. If you are the lucky... Full story


Police Beat for week of July 31

July 24 Collision – 3800 blk Harbour Pointe Blvd. S.W. An officer responded to a delivery truck versus car collision. It was determined that the delivery truck ran into the unoccupied passenger car. Animal Complaint –10100 blk 48th Ave. W. A...


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