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Tour blends beautiful homes with chef tastings

Mix a dash of spectacular homes and a pinch of sweet & savory bites with a tad of charity support, and you’ll get the Assistance League’s Cooks Home Tour. The Assistance League of Everett... Full story


Cookin' up a spell of cajun cravings at Lighthouse Festival | Photos

Ty Bowens of The Whim's Craving Cajun Grill cooks Philly cheesesteak orders at the 49th annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival on Sept. 6. See more festival photos in the galleries below. See... Full story


Free seminar to cover basics of college application process

The college application process can be overwhelming: With the number of schools, different forms and financial aid options out there today, it’s more complicated than ever. Lewis Associates: The...


Aloha Friday fitness hula events now in Mukilteo

A Honu World of Hula will be hosting monthly Aloha Friday events at Gold’s Gym in Mukilteo. These events will include an Island Grooves beginner Hawaiian/Tahitian workout and a free smoothie from...


Kamiak beats Shorewood 4-3 | Boys prep tennis

The Kamiak boys tennis team beat Shorewood in a close match on Tuesday, Sept. 8. The Knights won 4-3. In singles, Jimmy Hua lost 2-6, 6-3, 6-3 to Cameron McDowell, while Joseph Lee beat Gunnar Thorstenson 6-4, 6-1. Garrett Peterson beat Hugh Gaevert...


Kamiak loses to Bellevue 2-1 | Girls prep soccer

The Kamiak girls soccer team traveled to face non-conference Bellevue on Tuesday, Sept. 8, losing 2-1 in the first game of the same. Kailin Wiley scored the only goal for the Knights, early in the first half, assisted by Amanda Gonzales, but... Full story


Washington State Ferries names new leader

On Wednesday, Sept. 10, the Washington State Department of Transportation announced a new assistant secretary to run the Washington State Ferries. Lynn Peterson, the secretary of WSDOT, appointed Lynne Griffith to lead the division. Griffith will... Full story


First Granny a symbol of American family unity | Worship

I always shy away from politics, but there is something going on in the White House that should bring us all to pause: President Barack Obama’s mother-in-law, America's First Granny, lives in the White House, making it a multi-generational...


High school football broadcast live | School brief

Everett’s Fox Sports 1380 KRKO and Classic Country 1520 KXA are broadcasting live action of local high school football games throughout the season. The broadcasts started Friday with Kamiak’s game at Marysville-Pilchuck, which aired on Fox...


Special Ed has a new home at Paine Field | School brief

If you have occasion to visit with Mukilteo School District staff members in the Special Education Department, they will be found working from offices at Paine Field this year. The department moved into the space this summer in order to allow for...


Challenger students get free haircuts | School brief

Many would agree that getting ready for the first day of school wouldn’t be complete without a new, sharp-looking haircut. Thanks to the Challenger PTA and Paroba Beauty College in Everett, students at Challenger Elementary were given the...


State releases district's latest assessment scores

The official assessment scores released by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction last week show that more than 90 percent of the high school seniors in the class of 2014 passed all of their assessment graduation requirements. The...


What happened while students were off for summer | Mukilteo Schools

While many teachers and staff are the busiest between September and June, others see the summer months as their busiest time of the year. Summer is the time when many large repairs and improvements are made to school buildings, when a large number...


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Sept. 10 | Police Beat

Sept. 3 Suspicious – 1000 blk Goat Trail Loop Rd. A caller requested contact from an officer because an hour prior to calling a two subjects were acting suspiciously in the neighborhood. Collision – Blue Heron Blvd. & Eagles Nest Dr. An officer...


Tames Allen to speak at Mukilteo Library | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Friends of the Mukilteo Library is funding a Tames Allen program from her Living History series. The title is “Learning Among the Oaken Groves: A Look at Celtic Life.” The program will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13,... Full story


Non-residents should pay for waterfront parking | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: A side note to my letter that ran last week [“Divers taking over waterfront park,” The Beacon, Letters, page 4, Sept. 3]: There should also be paid parking for non-residents on the waterfront. We want to use our waterfront,...


Group’s preservation goal was hijacked | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: It's quite tempting to go tit-for-tat and respond to personal attacks in kind [“We won’t let volunteerism die” and “Story of Japanese Gulch Group is a good one,” The Beacon, Letters, page 4, Sept. 3]. However, I... Full story


Keep Japanese Gulch talk to the facts | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Arnie and Janet Hammerman each responded to letters in last week’s Beacon from me and another resident, Jon Boyce [“We won’t let volunteerism die” and “Story of Japanese Gulch Group is a good one,” The Beacon,...


Trust our new mayor to do us right | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Sorry, Terry Preshaw, I have to disagree about Randy Lord's column [“Kudos to Randy Lord for voicing our thoughts,” Letters, page 4, Sept. 3]. He opened with a clear dig at Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and then proceeded to...


Club is a world of opportunities | Great Futures Start Here

The Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club played a very important role in my life as I grew up in what is now called “Old Town.” I joined the club in 1964 and would walk from Rosehill School after school to the club to play with my friends until my dad...


The jazz singer | Chuck's World

A woman I knew once told the story of being stranded at the end of a long and hard day, the victim of two flat tires at the same time. She described shaking her fists at the sky, wondering why God... Full story


Schedule of community events for week of Sept. 10 | Around Town

Sept. 10 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...


Parks & Arts Commission seeks 2 commissioners | City brief

The Mukilteo Parks & Arts Commission is seeking two new commissioners to replace Janet Hammerman and Thomas Little, whose terms end Oct. 7. They had been appointed March 17 to serve unexpired terms. The application process to fill the vacancies...


Mukilteo: County should take lead on bike-ped path construction | City brief

The City Council is asking Snohomish County to lead the construction of a bike-pedestrian pathway along SR-526. The council passed a resolution on Sept. 2 requesting that the county take the lead role in securing funding for the design and... Full story


Budget gap less than 1 percent in third quarter | City brief

This quarter, the city had $681,250 in unexpected expenses. The City Council amended the 2014 budget to add these expenditures, of which $479,400 will be paid for out of the general fund. With these amendments, the gap between revenues and...


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