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Festival history l Muk Revisited

In early 1966, a handful of members of the newly incorporated Mukilteo Historical Society (MHS) were searching for some way to increase awareness of the history of Mukilteo while also raising money fo...

 

Schack's glass pumpkin patch opens Sept. 13

Fall is in the air, so it must be time for "Schack-toberfest", the Schack Art Center's annual glass pumpkin festival in downtown Everett from Sept. 13-23. This admission free, fall...

 

Vegan restaurant Sage and Cinder opening in Mukilteo

A new vegan restaurant, Sage and Cinder, will be holding its Grand Opening Celebration on Friday, Sept. 7 from 3 to 10 p.m. in Mukilteo, the same weekend as the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. Sage and... Full story

 

Registration open for citizen academy

The Mukilteo Police Department is offering a free eight-week academy for the community from Thursday, Sept. 20, through Thursday, Nov. 8. The academy will meet on Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. at the... Full story

 

Body discovered at Lighthouse Park

Police and fire presence at Lighthouse Park was heavier than normal last Wednesday, Aug. 29, after the body of a woman was discovered floating in the water near the boat docks. The victim, an unnamed...

 

Ortiz-Self returns from assisting in Puerto Rico

With Puerto Rico still recovering from damage caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria between August and October of last year, Lillian Ortiz-Self traveled to her parents’ homeland in August to see the...

 

How to get to the festival l MukFest

As has been the case for the past few Lighthouse Festivals, there is no public parking for attendees, meaning attendees will either need to walk, or use a shuttle from a designated parking lot. This... Full story

 

Annual parade is Saturday morning l MukFest

One of the most popular events of the Lighthouse Festival is back again this year, as the annual parade is Saturday morning. The Children’s Parade begins at 10:30 a.m. in The Church of Jesus Christ...

 

Fourth-annual Military and First Responders Appreciation Dinner l MukFest

For the fourth-straight year, the Lighthouse Festival will honor local heroes with an appreciation dinner. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival will hold the fourth-annual Military and First Responders...

 

Reel in a big one! l MukFest

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,...

 

Kiwanis is back providing smoked salmon l MukFest

It wouldn’t be the Lighthouse Festival without the annual salmon bake from the Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo! The club will be back under the yellow tent smoking up salmon for hungry visitors for their...

 

Join Boy Scouts for pancake breakfast l MukFest

Need a bite to eat before the parade on Saturday morning? How about pancakes? Boy Scout Troop 189 is hosting their seventh-annual Pancake Breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, at Pointe... Full story

 

Lots of live music l MukFest

As per usual with the Lighthouse Festival, there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy live music. This year, a total of nine bands will be performing both on the main stage and in the beer garden....

 

Fireworks to light up the Sound l MukFest

There is only one fireworks show this year, and it will take place on Saturday night, starting at dusk. Photo courtesy of Sam Freeman, Northwest Theatre Press....

 

Teacher brings joy of music to kids and parents

Music has always been at the center of everything Brenna Wells does. The Cascade High School grad has been singing since joining her school’s choir in eighth grade, taking lessons from a local voice...

 

Sponsored Brief: Mukilteo Historical Society to honor Pioneer of the Year at Lighthouse Grand Parade

Watch for the Mukilteo Historical Society in the Lighthouse Festival parade at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8. MHS members will be marching in classic costumes, and Pioneer of the Year Sharon Waddell Freeman will be riding in a classic car. At 2:30...

 

Sponsored Brief: Back-to-School Special 25% off your first month of any After-School Program

Stemtree's monthly program offers K-12 students a chance to review, learn, and apply basic sciences through its engineering, science, and coding workouts. Students can attend our center once or more sessions a week. Each session is 90 minutes...

 

No fault does not mean no responsibility l Council Corner

While we did not create or choose to be in this situation, we as councilmembers are tasked with correcting the behavior and navigating our way forward together. The misappropriation of public funds by our mayor was discovered shortly after we were...

 

What we put on hold, and why l Chuck's World

On Sept. 3, 2011, I stuck an envelope in a mailbox and made a note of the date. It felt like it might be significant. I don’t know that it was, although it apparently felt significant enough to...

 

New business doesn’t need meat l Travel Sketcher

Cindy and her crew welcomed me in last week to tour and sketch Sage and Cinder, the newest restaurant in Mukilteo. They are set to open on Sept. 7. To all you folks who think it’s not a meal unless...

 

Letters: Liias and the festival

Thoughts on Liias’ tuition reimbursement Re: “Liias’ receipt, transcript are now in city’s hands” (Aug. 28 Mukilteo Beacon). Coverage of this issue has left me wondering what exactly was the course work that Sen. Liias completed and how it...

 
 By John Beck    General    September 5, 2018

Embracing our future together l Worship

The past year Pointe of Grace has been going through a remodel - to redo our infrastructure. For the last 12 months we have focused on becoming a separate congregation, no longer a site belonging to Trinity Lutheran in Lynnwood. This has its joys... Full story

 

Teachers ratify new salary agreement

Teachers in Mukilteo have officially received their pay raises as they ratified their new salary agreement. Members of the Mukilteo Education Association (MEA) ratified the new salaries at their Aug. 29 general membership meeting. MEA president Dana...

 

Police Beat: 8/26-8/30

Aug. 26 Burn ban lifted! The reporting party advised of a fire in a fire pit. There was no burn ban and no problems. 600 block of Front Street. False alarm An officer responded for an alarm but was cancelled prior to arrival. 11100 block of the... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 5, 2018

Kamiak shut down by Bishop Blanchet in season opener | Football

With a new head coach and a new offensive system run by a former wide receiver, it appeared that Kamiak was headed for a rough night in its season opener. That’s exactly what happened as Bishop Blanchet defeated the Knights 40-0 in a nonconference... Full story

 

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