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Mariner battles, loses opener to Mountlake Terrace | Girls prep soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team opened the fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 8 with a hard fought loss to Mountlake Terrace. The Marauders battled through the first half, holding off... — Updated 9/9/2015


Listen for the holy sound: The awe of the shofar | Worship

One of the more awesome moments during the “Days of Awe,” the Jewish High Holy Days, is the sounding of the shofar. We don’t just hear the sound of the shofar; we hear its... — Updated 9/9/2015


Mukilteo fifth grader qualifies for Junior Olympics

A Mukilteo student recently qualified for the USATF National Junior Olympics in two events. Rowan Greer, 10, who is in fifth grade at Endeavour Elementary School, competed in the... — Updated 9/9/2015 Full story


Mukilteo memento left in Irish pub | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I received this photo from a friend from Wisconsin, taken when she visited Ireland. The patch from Mukilteo was tacked up in Durty Nelly’s Pub near Bunrraty... — Updated 9/9/2015


Kamiak show band and more to march in parade | MukFest

See Kamiak High School’s show band and more in this year’s Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Parade on Saturday, Sept. 12. The parade starts at the corner of Chennault Beach Road... — Updated 9/9/2015


Kiwanis to dish smoked salmon dinners | MukFest

The Kiwanis Club of Mukilteo is hosting its annual Salmon Bake Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-13, at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. The dinner includes alder-smoked... — Updated 9/9/2015 Full story


Ride Tubs of Fun and other festival attractions | MukFest

Near the playground at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival’s “Kids Korner” on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, will be several slides, rides and obstacle courses. Tickets are... — Updated 9/9/2015

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Kids Korner now has children’s stage | MukFest

This year’s Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival from Sept. 11-13 will have more fun for kids than ever before. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival Association has revamped the “Kids... — Updated 9/9/2015


Boy Scouts to serve traditional pancake breakfast | MukFest

Boy Scout Troop 189 is hosting its fourth annual Pancake Breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Pointe of Grace church. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival breakfast... — Updated 9/9/2015

 By Sara Bruestle    News

A smorgasbord of festival foods | MukFest

Take a stroll down the Avenue of Food at the 50th Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, and you’ll smell a smorgasbord of traditional and cultural fair foods. This year’s avenue has a... — Updated 9/9/2015 Full story


Look! Up in the sky! It’s the Parade of Planes! | MukFest

Watch the annual Parade of Planes from 2-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12, over the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. Planes from NW Beechboys, the Historic Flight Foundation and the... — Updated 9/9/2015


Enjoy 2 fireworks shows this year | MukFest

In honor of the 50th Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival, watch not one, but two fireworks shows this year. Both shows on Sept. 11 and 12 start at dusk, or about 9 p.m. Hundreds of... — Updated 9/9/2015


Free fishing derby fun for the kiddos | MukFest

The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club annual Fishing Derby is scheduled for 8-10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the two docks near Ivar’s. The Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival derby is... — Updated 9/9/2015

 By Sara Bruestle    News

See The Charlies in festival beer garden | MukFest

Here’s a fun fact: The first gig The Charlies ever played was the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival in the beer garden. The Charlies will be back this year as one of six bands to... — Updated 9/9/2015 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Teen bands ready to battle it out | MukFest

Two bands will compete to wield the coveted golden “Kamiaxe” at this year’s teen Battle of the Bands. The ninth annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival contest will be held from... — Updated 9/9/2015


Browse more than 50 artist, artisan booths | MukFest

Explore more than 50 juried artist and artisan booths Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-13, at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. Shop for jewelry, paintings, woodwork,... — Updated 9/9/2015


Former Mukilteo elementary school principal dies in crash

Greg Gelderman, a former principal at Endeavor and Horizon elementary schools in Mukilteo, died Sept. 1 after being struck by a car while riding his bicycle near Mattawa, Wash. A... — Updated 9/9/2015


What I like best about Mukilteo | MukFest

Sorrelle Robertson, a sixth grader at Explorer Middle School, is the runner-up in Beacon Publishing's sixth annual Mayor for a Day essay contest. Read her essay here. -Ed. What... — Updated 9/9/2015


Mukilteo: Small town, big love | MukFest

Rebecca Serati, a fourth grader at Mukilteo Elementary, is the winner of Beacon Publishing's sixth annual Mayor for a Day essay contest. Read her contest-winning essay here.... — Updated 9/9/2015

 By Sara Bruestle    A & E

Go back in time with one-woman show

The Mukilteo Lighthouse Quilters Guild invites you to go back in time to the turn of the century, when literature was read aloud to eager audiences. The guild presents “Tales... — Updated 9/9/2015

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Second-in-command promoted to police chief

After nearly 10 years as second-in-command with the police department, Chuck Macklin is Mukilteo’s new police chief. With Police Chief Rex Caldwell’s retirement in August, Mayor... — Updated 9/9/2015 Full story

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Mukilteo 4th grader wins Mayor for a Day | MukFest

At 9 years old, Rebecca Serati actually is Mukilteo’s youngest wannabe mayor. Rebecca, a fourth grader at Mukilteo Elementary, is the winner of Beacon Publishing’s sixth annual... — Updated 9/9/2015


WWII veterans fly in restored B-25 bomber | Photos

The Historic Flight Foundation treats World War II veterans to a flight in its B-25 bomber on Sept. 2. Read about the flight in Sara Bruestle's Editor's Note under the... — Updated 9/9/2015


Paraglider soars like an eagle

Ross Jacobson, 60, paraglides over Mukilteo on Sept. 4, which he describes is much like how an eagle soars. Jacobson, a Mukilteo resident, has been paragliding for more than 22... — Updated 9/9/2015 Full story

 By Megan Managan    Sports

Kamiak falls to Shorewood by one | Boys prep tennis

The Kamiak boys tennis team opened the fall season on Tuesday, Sept. 8 with a non-league match against Shorewood. The Knights lost 4-3 to the Thunderbirds. In singles matches, senior Jimmy Hua beat Gunnar Thorstenson 6-0, 6-0 and... — Updated 9/9/2015


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