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Articles from the August 14, 2013 edition

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First-time pilots to fly vintage plane through contest

Twelve lucky first-time pilots will get the opportunity to explore behind-the-scenes at the Historic Flight Foundation and experience what it’s like to be the pilot of a vintage airplane. The...


National Night Out against crime

About 1,000 residents attended Mukilteo’s National Night Out (NNO) Against Crime held Aug. 6 at the Mukilteo Family YMCA. The annual event is a fun and informative reminder that the community needs...


3 Kamiak students reign at Seafair

Three Kamiak High School students were honored as Seafair royalty during Seattle’s month-long annual summer celebration that ended on Aug. 4. Kamiak’s Victoria Sonnenburg, Robyn Emery and Hudson...

 By Sara Bruestle    A&E    August 14, 2013

Bluegrass festival to honor local guitarist

When Wolf Creek, formerly the Carpool Tunnels, takes the stage at the Bluegrass and Folk Festival this weekend, fans will notice that one of the band’s longtime members is missing. The seventh...


Pioneer of the Year's 'roots run deep'

When Madeline LaBeau Kuykendall smells the salt water and seaweed of Mukilteo, she knows she’s back home. “When I smell the shoreline with all the old seaweed hanging around, it just invigorates... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 14, 2013

Old Town residents not happy with chip seal

Several residents of Old Town are unhappy with their recently chip-sealed streets, which some say are “shoddy” or “sloppy.” The city has chip sealed more than 20 miles of streets in the last...


Celebrities and heroes

To use the words of the late comedian and talk-show host Steve Allen, “The entire American people seem to have gone goofola about celebrities.” I don’t know if the word ‘goofola’ is in the dictionary, but you know what he means. Our...

 By Andy Muntz    Schools    August 14, 2013

It’s almost time to register for school

School is just around the corner: Classes in the Mukilteo School District are scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Returning students are already registered for school, but students who have moved to the area during the summer or moved into the...


New officer finishes Police Academy

New Mukilteo police officer Mike Rexach graduated from the Police Academy in Burien on Aug. 1. Rexach spent the last four and a half months at the Police Academy and is now starting his field... Full story


Rosehill expands hours

The Rosehill Community Center is now open an additional 15 hours per week for our residents. As of June 21, Rosehill is open an additional four hours on Fridays (6:30 a.m.-9 p.m.) an additional four hours on Saturdays (8 a.m.-9 p.m.) and seven hours... Full story


Letters for the week of Aug. 14

That Schmalz is a good one Editor, The Beacon: While I do not officially live in Mukilteo, I have come to think of it as my hometown. Glad there are good peeps like Steve Schmalz who will do everything in his power to keep it a wonderful place!... Full story


All volunteers eligible for free tickets to AquaSox game

For more than a dozen years, United Way of Snohomish County has hosted Volunteer Appreciation Night at the Everett AquaSox. The annual event is a “Thank You” to all Snohomish County volunteers and their families. This year’s event will be held...


Everything under the sun

On July 24, Northwest weather guru Cliff Mass spilled the beans. Dr. Mass, the University of Washington atmospheric sciences professor and radio commentator, told the world and possibly the NSA our...


Community Events for week of Aug. 14

Aug. 14 Planting a Garden with Mrs. Potato Head 2 p.m. Mukilteo Library presents Planting a Garden with Mrs. Potato Head. Watch your garden bloom through books, planting seeds, printing with veggies, making play dough out of potatoes and a lot more....


Academy teaches public about law enforcement

The Mukilteo Police Department is offering a free 8-week class for the public, with classes running Sept. 5 through Oct. 24. Those who work in law enforcement often wish the public had a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of a police...


Police to train for active shooter threats

Don’t be alarmed if you see a lot of police activity and hear gunshots near 84th Street S.W. on Thursday. The Mukilteo Police Department will be involved in active shooter training from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 at the Sterling Business Park...

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 14, 2013

Gulch group misses non-profit filing deadline

The Japanese Gulch Group missed the deadline to renew its non-profit status with the state. A Mukilteo resident notified the city of the group’s “suspended” status at the Aug. 5 City Council meeting. As it turns out, the Japanese Gulch Group... Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News    August 14, 2013

Marine, Gregerson top 2 in primary

Joe Marine and Jennifer Gregerson will face off in the November election for Mukilteo mayor. Mayor Marine had a strong lead in the race with 1,721 votes, or 39.80 percent. City Councilmember Gregerson followed with 1,379 votes, or 31.89 percent. The... Full story


Police Beat for week of Aug. 14

Aug. 7 Forgery –11900 blk Cyrus Way An officer responded to a forgery complaint. Upon arrival, it was determined that a check that had been written to the uniform company had been endorsed and cashed by an unknown subject that is not employed by...


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