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Vintage Aircraft Weekend is Aug. 29-31

The Historic Flight Foundation in Mukilteo is hosting the seventh annual Vintage Aircraft Weekend Aug. 29-31. The festival kicks off on Friday with arrival of aircraft throughout the day at 10719...


National Night Out a hit

Firefighters from Mukilteo's Old Town station thrilled youngsters in the Sky-Hi-La neighborhood Tuesday when they drove up in a fire truck to the annual National Night Out get-together. Millions...


Mukilteo artist's work selected for Art Port Townsend exhibit

Thu Nguyen’s oil painting, “Leader and Followers,” is part of this year’s Art Port Townsend – Expression Northwest exhibit. Now in its 16th year, Art Port Townsend is an exhibit by artists...


5 local students win Minority Achievers Program scholarships | School brief

The YMCA of Snohomish County recently awarded five scholarships to local students in the Minority Achievers Program. Marissa Avalos, Ramandeep Kaur, Ngoc Ma and Kim Tran of Mariner High School and...


Two at Harbour Pointe clinic named top doctors

Dr. Stephen Dahlberg and Dr. Michael Rohrenbach in family medicine at The Everett Clinic’s Harbour Pointe location were named Top Doctors 2014 by Seattle Met Magazine. Seattle Met surveyed 1,400...


49th Lighthouse Festival to get a fresh look

This year’s Lighthouse Festival will be like you’ve never seen before. The 49th annual festival at Lighthouse Park is set for the weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 5, 6 and 7. Admission is free. The...


Unsung volunteers are Citizens of the Year

John Collier and the late Jim Brice have been named Mukilteo’s Citizens of the Year. The Kiwanis-sponsored award is given to a Mukilteo citizen to recognize the outstanding contributions he or she...

 By Megan Managan    Sports    August 6, 2014

Run-A-Muk’s Aug. 23 race expected to sell out

This year’s Run-A-Muk race on Saturday, Aug. 23, is likely to sell out. The annual race, which kicks off the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival the first weekend in September, is capped at 600 runners...


Through Your Lens | Swimming with 'Matty'

Matthew Martin, 97, known to his YMCA swimming friends as “Matty”, is a longtime member of the water fitness classes at the Mukilteo YMCA every weekday morning. Martin, who has been a member of...


Whidbey Concerts in the Park presents belly dancing, rock ‘n’ roll

Whidbey Island’s free Concerts in the Park series wraps up this week with a belly dance and rock ‘n’ roll concert. Belly Dancer Gwendolyn and the Dirty Boy Lloyd band and will perform on Batting...

 By Megan Managan    Sports    August 6, 2014

EdCC Foundation golf tournament set for Sept. 8

The annual Edmonds Community College Foundation 24th annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for Sept. 8 at Bear Creek Country Club in Woodinville. Last year’s event raised more than $60,000 to support the school. Each year the event helps with...


When will the Trust of God, latent in the reality of man, emerge? (Part 1) | Worship

Space is limited, so first, here is grist for the mill. In the next column, I'll feebly attempt to parse it. – Gordy A few words about our Creator and about His Messengers, from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh: "Having created the world... Full story


Cascade Class of 1964 50th year reunion is Sept. 12-13

The Cascade High School Class of 1964 50th year reunion will be held Sept. 12-13. The reunion starts off on Friday, Sept. 12, with no-host cocktails and dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the Hunan Palace Restaurant, 2812 Pacific Ave. Everett. At 7 p.m., there... Full story


Public education forum set for Aug. 11

This month’s forum co-hosted by the Republican Party will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the Snohomish County PUD in Edmonds. The August Educational Forum is hosted by the Snohomish County, Island County, and King County Republican Party... Full story


Leadership Snohomish County accepting applications from young professionals

In her article “30 Smart Career Moves You Should Make by 30,” journalist Colleen Oakley urges young professionals to turn off social media and start making real, human connections. Leadership Snohomish County also understands that relationships...


EdCC to host Latino EXPO celebration Aug. 9

Edmonds Community College is partnering with the Latino Education Training Institute to host the Latino EXPO in celebration of the Americas. The event is from noon-5 p.m. Aug. 9 in the parking lot near Snohomish Hall, 20000 68th Ave. W., Lynnwood.... Full story


Host exchange student for semester or school year | School brief

World Heritage Student Exchange Program is seeking local host families for high school students from over 30 countries. Host a student from Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, Russia, Norway or many others....


Register now for after school programs at the Y

As children and teens return to school, the YMCA encourages parents looking for safe, educational, and fun activities outside the classroom to take advantage of its after-school programs. The non-profit Mukilteo Family YMCA is committed to youth... Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 6 | Police Beat

July 30 Civil – 900 blk Goat Trail Loop Rd. An officer responded to a report that a neighbor was cutting down trees on the complainant’s property. The officer contacted the tree service, which was sending out a manager to work out the problems. Su...

 By Beth Lucas    Opinion    August 6, 2014

A foundation for Mukilteo youth | Great Futures Start Here

My husband and I grew up in the Mukilteo School District, as did our four sons. After my husband graduated from Harvard Law, we had to make a decision on where we wanted to continue our life. After living on the East Coast for three years, we chose... Full story


Government moves ain’t what they seem | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Diamond Knot’s sale of beer on Lighthouse Park’s sidewalk is being pushed by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. The city approved Diamond Knot’s 2012 building permit to double its size without parking spaces. Parking is required for...


Park property shouldn’t go to private brewery | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Renee Ripley has it right that the Diamond Knot Brewery & Alehouse should not be permitted to increase its use of public property for private gain [“Diamond Knot lease won’t be worth it,” The Beacon, Letters, page 4,...


Hey, Kunigonis – join me in Stanwood | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Ed Kunigonis and I may differ on a few of the fine points regarding governance in Mukilteo, but we share many of the core values that built this once great city [“Goodbye Mukilteo, good riddance to Mukilteo politics,” The... Full story


Goodbye Mukilteo, good riddance to Mukilteo politics | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: After 15 enjoyable years in Mukilteo, my wife and I are relocating. We have made many friends in the city and will miss them dearly. What I will not miss is the buffoonery and intrigues of Mukilteo politics. Regrettably, the...


Liias had easy climb up political ladder | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I hope to address the comments made by Councilmember Ted Wheeler to the Mukilteo Beacon regarding Sen. Marko Liias' ability as a city employee. He was quoted in the June 23 issue of The Beacon as follows: "I believe that M...


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