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 By David Pan    Sports    September 4, 2019

Returning young talent boosts Kamiak's expectations | Football

The Kamiak football team is looking to take a step forward. How much is a question is yet to be answered. Under then first-year head coach Bryant Thomas, the Knights battled through a difficult 2018 s...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 4, 2019

Marauders confident about their explosive offense

Head football coach Mark Stewart and his players agree that Mariner should generate plenty of offense this season. The Marauders return junior quarterback Jackson Cole, who went 2-1 in his three...

 

Lots to do for youngins l MukFest 2019

Children, tweens, and teens will have no shortage of activities to do at this year's Lighthouse Festival. As is typical, there is an area for children to hang out, with a stage and vendors and plenty...

 

No parking at Lighthouse Park l MukFest 2019

There will be no parking or passenger drop off/pick up allowed at Mukilteo Lighthouse Park all day Friday-Sunday, Sept. 6-8, for the Lighthouse Festival. Those wishing to attend the Festival have a...

 

Fireworks to light up the Sound l MukFest 2019

Like last year's Festival, there will only one fireworks show this year. It will take place on Saturday night, starting at dusk (the current guess is roughly 8:30 p.m.)....

 

No parade for 2019 l MukFest 2019

Unlike in years past, there will be no Lighthouse Festival parade on Saturday morning. Due to costs and budget concerns, the parade and Run-A-Muk were announced as cancelled earlier this year....

 

Kiwanis' Salmon Bake is back again l MukFest 2019

At this year's Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, join your friends and neighbors while you enjoy a salmon dinner courtesy of The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo. Kiwanis will be once again holding its annual...

 

Here fishy, fishy, fishy! l MukFest 2019

Looking for a way to spend your Saturday morning with your child? See what fish they can reel in! As they do every year, the Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club is hosting their Annual Fishing Derby,...

 

VIP dinners combined for 2019 l MukFest 2019

For the fifth-straight year, the Lighthouse Festival will honor local heroes with an appreciation dinner. New this year, however, is that the dinner will be combined with the annual sponsors/VIP...

 

Better come hungry l MukFest 2019

Those attending this year's Lighthouse Festival may not even need to cook this weekend! There's a plethora of food available this year, including the traditional salmon from Kiwanis, kettle corn,...

 

Beer, Wine, and Band Garden back with booze and tunes l MukFest 2019

As per usual with the Lighthouse Festival, there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy live music while enjoying beer and wine. This year, a total of 12 bands will be performing both on the main stag...

 

Historical Society doing lighthouse tours l MukFest 2019

The Mukilteo Historical Society will be conducting tours of the Mukilteo Lighthouse during the Lighthouse Festival this year. The lighthouse will be open to the public from 12 to 5 on both Saturday...

 

Police Beat: 8/21 - 8/28

Aug. 21 Vehicle prowl The reporting party’s (RP) vehicle was prowled overnight. $100 cash was taken along with a Boeing ID and parking pass. The RP possibly has video surveillance and will check when she can. 6000 block of Saint Andrews Drive....

 

Letters to the Editor

More thumbs up for Stoltz Kudos to Kevin Stoltz for his recent Guest View article “Let’s talk airplane noise” in the Aug. 21, 2019 Mukilteo Beacon. We have experienced a few months of the increased commercial airport noise at Paine Field and...

 

Keeping it clear and vivid for as long as possible l Chuck's World

I’d like to state for the record that I consider Alan Alda to be a national treasure. I’m going to write a bit about Alda, so I wanted to be up front about my personal feelings. I should probably...

 
 By Mike Gold    Opinion    September 4, 2019

Packaging l Off Kilter

I’d guess that most of us haven’t given much thought to packaging – unless and until you are asked to open something that you just purchased and that is contained in a modern package. A few...

 

A favorite spot of mine l Travel Sketcher

Join me on Sept. 7 at Sage & Cinder; it will be their one-year anniversary celebration. I will be doing on-the-spot sketches free for anyone who wants one. People who know me are aware that it is...

 

Consider the Lilies l Worship

Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. (Holy Bible, Luke 12:27) Life is full of many difficulties and pitfalls. The day-to-day...

 

Mukilteo's post office l Muk Revisited

Early mail routes were served by canoe, rowboat, or sailing vessel. When Snohomish County was formed separately from Island County in 1861, a post office was established at Mukilteo, along with the Co...

 

School District employee starting social skills class for autistic children

Dayna Sanders has worked in the Mukilteo School District for a few years now. A licensed speech-language pathologist, she also recently started her own company, Next Level Speech Therapy, which...

 

Beached sailboat finally removed from Lighthouse Park

As most people in the area know, Lighthouse Park is one of the most desirable destinations in Mukilteo. That is especially true during the summer season. In addition to Mukilteo's most visited park,...

 

Mukilteo family works to increase suicide awareness

It's been nearly three years since Nina Smiljanic took her life. Nina was 15 when she killed herself, and she would have graduated from high school this June. "It was a bad June (this year)," Nina's m...

 

After some uncertainty, Festival returns this weekend

One of Mukilteo's longest-running traditions returns for the 54th time this weekend with the annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. While many in town know the drill – no parking at the waterfront,...

 

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