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A tucked away gem l Travel Sketcher

Mukilteo Community Gardens are snuggled in between houses, tall trees and the Japanese Gulch Trailhead. The project was launched nine years ago by two master-gardeners; they are already planning a...

 

Before Ivar's

Newcomers to Mukilteo may be unaware of the storied history of the property at 710 Front Street, now known as Ivar’s Mukilteo Landing. Although we have not found ownership records prior to 1923,...

 

Citizen of the Year Pham honored at reception

In front of a full house of family, friends, city officials, and past award winners, Dr. Nhi Pham officially took her place as the 2018 Mukilteo Citizen of the Year at an award presentation and recept...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    August 1, 2018

New Mariner coach focuses on building relationships | Girls basketball

New Mariner head girls basketball coach Jamie Gepner plans to take advantage of being an in-building coach. Gepner, who teaches math at Mariner High School, noted that she’ll be able to interact with players on a daily basis. “It helps with...

 

Knights looking to reboot their offensive game | Girls basketball

The Kamiak girls basketball team is looking for players to step up on the offensive end of the floor. The Knights graduated three of their top four scorers – Alex Gallaher, Karsen Alexander and Carolyn Brunner – from last season’s district playof...

 

EMS, more positions on Aug. 7 ballot

The Aug. 7 Primary is fast approaching, and voters in Mukilteo will have plenty to vote on. In addition to the three 21st Legislative District seats up for election, registered voters in Mukilteo have...

 

Kamiak grad says goodbye to theater in the PNW

For one night only, Mitchell Beard, a 2018 Kamiak High School graduate, assembled a ragtag cast, arranged a diverse playlist of music, and produced “Dear World, a Cabaret” a culminating project to Beard’s own theatrical career. Inside the Cope...

 

Boeing to take over the Future of Flight

Boeing is spreading its wings further into Snohomish County with the recent announcement that the aircraft manufacturing giant will be taking over the Future of Flight Aviation Center in Mukilteo. The Future of Flight Aviation Center, which opened...

 

Something’s missing here

“I’d like to solve the puzzle!” A few letters from the sign at the Japanese Gulch Trailhead located at 76th Street Southwest were discovered to be missing last week. According to Mukilteo...

 

New ferry Suquamish joins state fleet in Mukilteo

A new vessel has joined the state ferry fleet here in Mukilteo. On Thursday, July 26, Washington State Ferries officially accepted the Suquamish from ship builder Vigor. The Suquamish is scheduled to begin to carry passengers this fall after crews...

 

Anna Bui scholarship fundraiser is tomorrow

It’s your last chance to register for the second annual Anna Bui World of Hope Scholarship fundraiser. Money raised at the fundraiser will go towards scholarships for University of Washington Bothell students to study abroad. Traveling was a...

 

Police “National Night Out” is Aug. 7

On Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Mukilteo YMCA between 4 and 7 p.m., the Mukilteo Police Department and the city of Mukilteo will once again sponsor “National Night Out,” an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General    August 1, 2018

Staying alive

A friend once observed firsthand my personal protocol when I fly, which is to immediately slap on headphones and start listening or watching something. He laughed and said I was a true introvert, whic...

 

Letters: EMS, Liias and SB 6617

Vote “no” on EMS In the last issue of the Beacon a column was published, Fire Sirens, titled, "How the levy would help EMS" in which a statement was made that will not be understood by many and should be clarified. The column states that...

 

Police Beat: 7/19-7/31

July 19 All clear An officer responded for two suspicious vehicles. Both vehicles were clear and not reported stolen. 11700 block of the Mukilteo Speedway. Oh deer An officer responded for a report of two deer. They were not located. 1900 block of...

 

Stellar Kids Dentistry offer sweet treats for patients

For just one day only, the dentists and dental hygienists of Stellar Kids Dentistry in Mukilteo encouraged their patients to eat a sweet treat. As a way of giving back to their patients, Stellar Kids Dentistry hosted their fourth-annual ice cream...

 

Kamiak High School cheerleaders hosting Junior Cheer Clinic

The cheerleaders of Kamiak High School will be hosting their annual Junior Cheer Clinic on Friday, Aug. 17. The clinic will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kamiak. Besides learning cheer fundamentals, cheers and a sideline band dance, the...

 

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