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Meet a golden eagle at ‘Raptors on the Wing’

The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation presents “Raptors on the Wing” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. This Streamkeeper Academy event will be led by Kestrel... Full story


Bookworm checks out 20 books at Mukilteo Library

Sarah Edwards, 8, reads “Tangled: A Dazzling Day” to her dad, Mikel Edwards, at the Mukilteo Library on Aug. 14. Sarah checked out 20 books during her visit to the library. “She goes through... Full story


Mukilteo Prestige wins summer league championship

The Mukilteo Prestige boys basketball team recently won the seventh grade league championship in the Pro Sports Summer Varsity Hoops AAU basketball league. The team from Mukilteo beat the Hoopaholic...


Arizona man volunteers for Lighthouse Festival

There is one Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association volunteer who doesn’t even live here. Merrill Petterson, 68, lives in Avondale, Ariz., but drives up to Mukilteo the day the temperature climbs...


Two wells in Liberia, one inspiration

A well built in Africa to honor the victims of the Newtown massacre by Kamiak High School inspired former Sandy Hook Elementary students to do the same. Kamiak raised most of the $2,500 needed to buil... Full story


Kamiak grads deferring college to explore world

Two recent Kamiak High School grads are taking a year off between high school and college to experience the world. Rayla Freeman and Christobal Urquiaga, both 18, are about to embark on eight-month...


Livestrong, ACT! programs begin next month at local YMCA branches

Local YMCA branches are well known for being places for the community to go for exercise. The clubs strive to help people become healthier, no matter the situation. Two upcoming programs offered this September by the Snohomish County YMCAs aim to do... Full story


Meet God, life on the pedestrian scale | Worship

Like almost everyone I know, I live in a world of modern convenience. In this magical world, I can receive nourishment from packages and bottles where my food has been prepared for me ahead of time. I can bathe in a tile-lined box where, at the... Full story


Get a sneak peek of new Snohomish County boardwalk nature trail

Take a stroll on the almost finished elevated nature trail at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. Sixty percent of the new boardwalk is expected to be completed by the Sneak Peek scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13. The trail features...


Survey: More Mukilteo School District grads attending 4-year schools

Each year, the Mukilteo School District sends out a survey to recent graduates asking them not only where they are now, but to reflect on their high school education. The survey, commissioned by the district for the last 16 years, allows Mukilteo to... Full story


Local docs recommend ABCs of back-to-school health

Local families are scrambling to check off their back-to-school lists, buying supplies, clothes and more. But doctors say it’s important to add one more item to that list – a checkup for your child’s health. That’s why doctors at AFC Doctors...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Aug. 20 | Police Beat

Aug. 13 Hazard – 600 blk Front St. An officer responded to a report of a downed power line and stood by until the PUD arrived and secured the line. Suspicious – 1400 blk W. Horizon Dr. An officer responded for a report of an unknown subject in the... A different dating site for seniors | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I came across this column [“How to look for love and companionship online,” Savvy Senior, Online, July 18] and just wanted to mention a new site,, that you didn't mention. Stitch offers a new type of dating for... Full story


The power of one | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am reminded daily about the "power of one" here at the Future of Flight Foundation in Mukilteo. One person shares their enjoyment at a membership event and the conversation with a friend prompts another to sign up. A vol...


Make pedestrian safety a priority over outdoor café | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: This is an open letter to Mukilteo officials: I’m extremely disappointed that you have spent time developing an outdoor café model/private-public land swap that benefits one restaurant that could be argued is a fix for issuing...


A time of transition for Japanese Gulch Group | Gulch View

Thank you for all the attention given to the Japanese Gulch Group. Whether you are a supporter, critic, politician or the press, it is flattering that there still is so much focus on our little organization. Since there is some confusion regarding...


Where hope goes | Chuck's World

“It’ll get better,” I tell these guys, generous with my soothing advice, as if I knew something, as if I had irrefutable evidence that it would, in fact, get better. But it probably will. Both...


Community events for week of Aug. 20 | Around Town

Aug. 20 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


County seeks applications for small capital projects

The Snohomish County Council is accepting applications for small capital projects partnership grants until Oct. 10. Qualified projects must be submitted jointly by both the applicant group and a public entity. Project proposals will be evaluated...


Snohomish County’s Council on Aging needs volunteers

Openings are available for volunteers interested in senior issues in Snohomish County. Snohomish County’s Council on Aging is looking for new members to serve three-year terms beginning in January. The COA manages local, state and federal funds...


Don’t let a DUI ruin your summer fun

Summer is a time for parties and picnics in the sun, but don’t let a DUI ruin the fun. Even though Washington legalized marijuana for residents 21 and older, it is still illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of marijuana or alcohol.... Full story


Mukilteo offers grants to promote tourism, overnight stays

The city of Mukilteo is now accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations for projects that promote tourism and overnight stays. For a Lodging Tax Grant, the city is looking for project proposals that draw visitors to Mukilteo. Historica... Full story


Mukilteo ranks 14th in highest DUI costs

The city of Mukilteo has the 14th highest costs associated with DUI charges in Washington state. recently released a study ranking Washington cities by the “true cost” of getting a DUI. The true cost of a DUI conviction in...


Mukilteo to update its waterfront plans | City brief

With the transfer of the Tank Farm into local control, the city’s Downtown Waterfront Master Plan is out of date. Mukilteo’s waterfront may see many changes within the next several years, including the relocation of the ferry terminal to the...


Gulch subcommittee meeting set for Aug. 27 | City brief

The first Japanese Gulch subcommittee meeting to assist the city with plans for the 140-acre park is scheduled for next week. The meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at City Hall, at 11930 Cyrus Way in Mukilteo. Several... Full story


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