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Articles from the August 13, 2014 edition

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Local paddlers canoe around Whidbey Island

Several local paddlers recently took part in a trip around Whidbey Island in late July. The group paddled a locally made Hawaiian outrigger canoe, “Kaigani,” the 100 miles around the island. The b...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 13, 2014

Chamber of Commerce names new executive director

Julie Martin is the new executive director of the Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce. Martin served as interim executive director after Shannon McCarty resigned in May. She had been the chamber’s...


Bench dedicated in late volunteer’s memory

A new bench at Rosehill Community Center welcomes visitors to sit and remember the late Jim Brice. The Friends of the Community Center dedicated the bench in Brice’s memory on July 29 at Rosehill.... Full story


Local Girl Scouts spread joy via decorated rocks hidden in Old Town

Three Girl Scouts are spreading joy throughout Mukilteo. Rhea Murphy, 11, Maddy Muller, 10, and Stacia Hall, 11, have placed 30 painted rocks around Old Town and at Lighthouse Park with the word “Jo...


Late historian to be honored at Civil War remembrance

A late honorary member of the Mukilteo Historical Society will be honored at an annual Civil War remembrance. Dignity Memorial’s 10th annual Echoes of Blue & Gray re-enactment and ceremony is...


Gary Richard Eveland: July 6, 1941 – Aug. 1, 2014

Gary was born in Minneapolis, Minn. His family moved to the View Ridge neighborhood in Everett when he was young. He graduated from Everett High School in 1959. He was proud to be associated with the...


Police find car, body believed to be missing woman

At approximately 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’ helicopter rescue team located the vehicle belonging to 89-year-old Ethel O’Neil who has been missing since July 16. According to Aaron Snell of the Everett Police... Full story


Registration open for sixth annual Lighthouse Festival tennis tournament

Registration is now open for the sixth annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival tennis tournament. The tournament, which runs Aug. 22-24, the weekend prior to the festival, is open to players of all skill levels. “We’re really just starting to get goi... Full story


Life at 2,500 feet above the ground | Worship

Last week was my birthday, and I had an unexpected surprise. A friend of mine sent me a text message, inviting me to go up with him in his airplane that he had recently purchased. Now, I’ve been up in a lot planes before. I’ve flown in Boeing...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 13 | Police Beat

Aug. 6 Suspicious – 12100 blk Harbour Reach Dr. A call reported there was a vehicle in the parking lot with no license plates. He thought it looked like a dumped stolen vehicle. An officer located the vehicle, a 2013 gray Ford Fusion, with two... Full story


Thoughts on grocery shopping with kids | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Some kids at the grocery store are so young that they have just recently graduated from kid college, and are learning how to walk on their own for the first time. Once they get their hands on a kid-size shopping cart, it’s like...


YMCA of Snohomish County receives basketballs from NBA Cares

The local YMCA of Snohomish County clubs recently received basketballs from the NBA Cares program to help support physical activity. The club received 144 new basketballs, a donation from NBA Cares, Dicks Sporting Goods and Spalding, which will be...


Act now to save Picnic Point | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Picnic Point forest, and with it, Picnic Point Creek and Puget Sound, is endangered. A developer has plans for 112 homes, now called Frognal Estates, aka Horseman’s Trails, upon these steep slopes and this treacherous slide zone...


Over 300 already registered for Run-A-Muk

Over 300 runners have already registered for this year’s Run-A-Muk race, to be held on Saturday, Aug. 23. As of Tuesday, Aug. 12, there were 321 registrations for the event, which is capped at 600 runners. “At this rate we are on pace to sell... Full story


Kudos to Beacon for garden tour publicity | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Thank you so much for the outstanding publicity you provided for the 2014 Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour on July 20 [“Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour slated,” The Beacon, Online, May 16]. With your generous help and support we had...


Religion at the source of most terrible events | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: In a letter to the editor, Mr. Fenton Rees said: "Christians down through history have often been at the vanguard of alleviating society’s ills and evils." Now Mr. Rees, I urge you to read just a bit of this history to... Full story


Other faiths believe in hereafter of a different kind | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: "The most misleading assumptions are the ones you don't even know you're making." This maxim, by Douglas Noel Adams, was brought to mind as I read a letter to the editor written by Fenton Rees [“Mukilteo layman...


Building a better city: Mayor’s vision for sustainability | Mayor's Message

Sustainability has become a new buzzword in both the public and private sector. Here at City Hall, we are working to create a practical vision of sustainability that helps us build a better city for...


Community events for week of Aug. 13 | Around Town

Aug. 13 Mukilteo Farmers Market 3-7 p.m. Come to Lighthouse Park to shop, taste and browse through this market for locally home-grown food. Every Wednesday this summer through Sept. 24. Free shuttle available from corner of Lincoln Avenue and 3rd... Full story


If I build it, she will come | Chuck's World

“OK” is a global term, used by people around the world who do not understand any other word in English, although it’s not really a word. Staying away from a long list of origin stories... Full story


Free class to help plan long-term care decisions

The Snohomish County Health Leadership Coalition is hosting a free class on palliative care and advance care planning in case of a serious injury or illness. This course, Respecting Choices, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 13 at the Pointe...


Academy teaches citizens about law enforcement

Sign up now for the Mukilteo Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. The free 8-week class will run Sept. 11 through Oct. 30 and meet every Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the Rosehill Community Center. Learn about all phases of law enforcement and...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 13, 2014

Mukilteo man to serve 35 years for murder

A Mukilteo man who refers to himself as a “stick-up kid” will spend more than 35 years in prison for stabbing a man to death in Everett. Derek Donnelly, 33, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder with a deadly weapon and tampering with a...


Donors fund EvCC program to teach English to Indonesian children

Two Everett Community College instructors are traveling to Indonesia Aug. 14-24 to establish a college program to teach English to impoverished Indonesian children. The trip was possible thanks to donations from Rotary Club members in Lake Stevens... Full story


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