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Articles from the August 19, 2015 edition

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 By Erik Erickson    News

Historic Flight Foundation plans to expand

Since it was founded in 2010, Mukilteo’s Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field Airport has become one of the most popular attractions in Snohomish County. Founder John... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 

Kamiak Class of ’95 20-year reunion

Kamiak High School’s Class of 1995 – Kamiak’s first graduating class – held its 20-year reunion on Aug. 15 at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo. The reunion included dinner,... — Updated 8/19/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Pioneer of the Year brings town history alive

Though she was just 5 years old, Lillian Anderson Cronkhite still remembers the Powder Mill Gulch explosion of 1930 as if it were yesterday. When the Puget Sound and Alaska Powder C... — Updated 8/19/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

South African family traveling world stops in Mukilteo

A South African family who is traveling the world in a Land Rover has made a stop in Mukilteo. The Bell family – Graeme, Luisa, Keelan, 16, and Jessica, 10, – of Cape Town has... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Roadhouse brings back memories, good food, of yesteryear’s road trips

Many an old-timer remembers fondly and can regale younger family and friends with tales about family vacations along Route 66 and similar road trips. A favorite part was stops at th... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club fall sports registration open

Registration for the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club fall leagues is now open. The club offers volleyball, flag football and soccer this fall. Volleyball is open to kids in third grade through high school and flag football teams... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Schedule of community events for week of Aug. 19 | Around Town

Aug. 19 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Navigate conflicts as a group with the Bible | Worship

We are the “new kids on the block” – the new clergy couple at Pointe of Grace Church, Joan and John Beck. In July, we moved from Chicago to serve on staff at Trinity (Lynnwood) and Pointe of Grace (Mukilteo), and we are... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 

Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 19 | Police Beat

Aug. 12 Warrant – 5th St. & Park Ave. An officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation and found the driver had a warrant for disorderly conduct. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail. Animal – 8800 blk SR-525 A... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 

New parking fee shouldn’t be an issue | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Once again, we hear caterwauling as if City Council could possibly satisfy everyone's parking needs. I agree our current laws need some tweaking, but let's not throw out the baby with the bathwater... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Chen thanks primary voters for support | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I would definitely like to thank all of the voters who participated and especially thank those who voted for me in the primary [Emery, Boyce to face off in City Council race,” front page, Aug. 12]! This... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Thank you from the Nelson family | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all of you for the unbelievable support, kindness and encouragement following the devastating loss of our home and that of our friends and next door neighbor in Mukilteo... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 

Exercise excuses that don’t hold weight | Healthy Living

I'm too tired to work out. I don't have time. My family needs me. Exercise is boring. I have to work late. I despise the gym. I can't afford it. I've heard all of the excuses, and I've used them myself. Allow... — Updated 8/19/2015

 
 By Jim Miller    Opinion

Roadside assistance services for older drivers | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my wife and I set up with some type of roadside assistance service in case we get a flat tire or our battery conks out. Can you recommend... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

When the world is watching | Chuck's World

I’m not nearly as sentimental and starry-eyed as you think I am. Not nearly. About some things, sure. Family. Babies. Good times, old times, exciting times. I can certainly get... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 

Caught cold handed! Police issue Slurpee ‘tickets’ to kids

The Mukilteo Police Department has partnered again with 7-Eleven as part of the Operation Chill program to reward kids for good behavior. Through Operation Chill, law enforcement officers “ticket” kids they observe doing good d... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Consultant hired to prepare transportation plan | City brief

The city has hired a consultant to prioritize projects to build a multimodal transportation system. With a 5-1 vote, Mukilteo City Council on Aug. 17 authorized Mayor Jennifer Gregerson to sign a contract with Cascade Design Collab... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Historical walking tour kicks off Aug. 22 | City brief

The Mukilteo Historical Society, Jericho Bridge Church and the city of Mukilteo have set up a walking tour at Lighthouse Park. A ribbon cutting to mark the launch of the tour is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

Mukilteo ranked as 47th top place to live | City brief

For the fourth time in 10 years, Money Magazine has named Mukilteo as one of its top “Best Places to Live” in the United States. The magazine also included Mukilteo on its list in 2006, 2009, and 2011. Mukilteo was one of only... — Updated 8/19/2015 Full story

 

Police chief to retire at end of August | City brief

Mukilteo Police Chief Rex Caldwell has announced plans to retire Aug. 31. Caldwell replaced Mike Murphy as chief of the Mukilteo Police Department in 2011. He is retiring after more than 34 years of service. “It’s been an... — Updated 8/19/2015

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News

Report: Department provides ‘good’ fire service

A new assessment of the Mukilteo Fire Department reports that while its level of service is good, it could be better. Among the California-based Citygate Associates’ recommendations, at the top are that the fire department needs... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

New members needed for Snohomish County’s Council on Aging

Snohomish County’s Council on Aging is seeking volunteers interested in senior issues to serve three-year terms beginning January 2016. The council manages local, state, and federal funds targeted toward elderly residents and... — Updated 8/19/2015

 
 By Chef Dez    Opinion

Glaze your barbecue with these homemade sauces | Chef Dez

I find that one of the absolute joys of cooking is creating and playing around with different flavors and ingredients to bring a dish together. So to help you achieve success when you're firing up the barbecue all summer long,... — Updated 8/19/2015

 

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