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There's a new bartender in town

Marc Quinn has mixed cocktails in various venues on three continents, so he’s replaced a few bartenders. Quinn is now into his second week of bartending at the Loft on Main Street in Edmonds, which... Full story

 

New officer joins the ranks

Nathan Fabia is the latest officer to join the Mukilteo Police Department. Fabia was sworn in at the Tuesday, Sept. 4 Mukilteo City Council meeting by Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. According to...

 

Mukilteo’s Adopt-A-Street Program picking up steam

After a recommendation from Girl Scout Troop 41137 and Mukilteo’s city staff Green Team, the Mukilteo City Council formally adopted on May 21 the city’s first Adopt-A-Street Program to establish...

 

Seattle-Puget Sound Hummel Club conference is in Mukilteo

The Seattle-Puget Sound Hummel Club is hosting a Conference in Mukilteo on Sept. 21 and 22 at the Hilton Garden Inn Mukilteo at Paine Field. Hummel collectors from across the Northwest, North America... Full story

 

Sneak peek of new Boys & Girls Club

A project over 10 years in the making, the new Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club will be here before you know it. Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club director Chuck Davis gave The Beacon a tour as...

 

What’s next for Hawthorne Hall?

The question of what to do with the Boys & Girls Club building on 2nd Street, also known as Hawthorne Hall, was a key topic of discussion at the Tuesday, Sept. 4, Mukilteo City Council meeting....

 

Council gets ferry update from WSF

The tariff wars have put the brakes on construction of Mukilteo’s new ferry terminal. Roughly one month after the new ferry terminal project was again delayed, three members of Washington State... Full story

 

53rd Festival thrills yet again

The 53rd installment of the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival occurred this past Friday-Sunday, Sept. 7-9, at Lighthouse Park. Above, attendees of the Military and First Responders Appreciation Dinner... Full story

 

Festival Scenes

Here is a gallery from the Lighthouse Festival and the annual parade. All photos by Brandon Gustafson See Gallery (10)...

 

Home goes the sailor l Chuck’s World

We stood on the sidewalk outside Starbucks, momentarily awkward. It was just a goodbye, just the end to an hour of sipping coffee and catching up, just three men of a certain age. We’ve done it a...

 

Why I love Mukilteo l Mayor for a Day

Editor’s Note: The following column is the essay that Kelsey Schaaf submitted in The Beacon’s Mayor for a Day contest. Schaaf was selected to be the 2018 Mayor for a Day, and rode with Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson in the Lighthouse Festival...

 

Public safety thank you l Fire Sirens

As we pass the solemn anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, it is important to recognize our public safety personnel- those that have defended us around the country, and our own close at home. The fire fighters and police officers serving... Full story

 

Judaism is a process l Worship

As the sun sets on Yom Kippur (Sept. 19 this year), the process of seeking atonement for the past year’s transgressions ends for Jews around the world. The beginning of that process formally started on Rosh Hashanah, 10 days earlier at sunset last...

 

Kamiak youth girls basketball program hosts tryouts

The Kamiak Knights girls basketball feeder program is hosting tryouts next week. They will be at Olympic View Middle School, 2602 Mukilteo Speedway, Mukilteo. Dates and times are: Tuesday Sept 18 Eighth grade girls, 7:30-9 p.m. Seventh grade girls,...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2018

Kamiak loses  to North Kitsap | Football

Kamiak understood that its players faced a steep learning curve for the 2018 season. In addition to a new coach and offensive system, the Knights penciled in a lineup consisting largely of underclassmen That inexperience coupled with a quality...

 

Letters: Appreciation, concerns, and a response

Lots of thanks and congratulations Thank you to the Mukilteo Kiwanis Club and the Mukilteo Historical Society as well as the city and community of Mukilteo for this honor of 2018 Mukilteo Citizen of the Year. I am completely humbled by this award. I...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2018

Marauders unable to overcome offensive struggles in 34-8 defeat | Football

Mariner probably isn’t interested in making another trip to Memorial Stadium in Seattle any time soon. The Marauders found their offense disrupted not only by Ballard but by the officials in a penalty-plagued 34-8 loss in a nonconference football... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2018

Mariner laying foundation for successful season, program | Girls soccer

Mariner’s no-quit attitude paid off in its season opener. The Marauders were trailing Lakewood 1-0 with time running out in the second half of the nonconference girls soccer game Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Goddard Stadium. With only seconds remaining in...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2018

New-look Knights working to get on the same page | Girls soccer

It’s a season of change – in more ways than one – for Kamiak’s girls soccer team. The Knights lost eight starters, including five all-league players, from last year’s district playoff squad. Longtime coach Beth Stewart also retired and was... Full story

 

Police Beat: 8/31-9/3

Aug. 31 Vehicle prowl The reporting party advised that their vehicle was prowled. 9600 block of Harbour Place. Hearing things An officer responded for a barking dog complaint. No dogs were heard barking. 11000 block of Westridge Drive. Everything’s...

 

Great session of summer school

One of the most exciting parts of each summer in the Mukilteo School District is our summer school program. Each year, hundreds of students spend time in classrooms to learn a variety of subjects, help get prepared for their move to middle school or... Full story

 

School Briefs

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year Welcome back to another year at the Mukilteo School District. As always, many new faces have joined the ranks of school district staff members, including a few new administrators. One school has a new principal...

 

Body discovery at Lighthouse Park was a suicide

The woman whose body was discovered at Lighthouse Park on Wednesday, Aug. 29 took her own life, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiners Office. The Medical Examiners Office released information last Wednesday, Sept. 5 that the cause of... Full story

 

Dead body found in Old Town over weekend

A body was discovered in Old Town early on Sunday, Sept. 9. A Mukilteo resident contacted The Beacon, saying their father was on a walk Sunday morning and saw a high level of police activity and saw them around a lone car with a dead body inside.... Full story

 

Sponsored Brief: You could have a ‘Big Blue Monster’ in your front yard

Commonly called “Big Blue,” polybutylene pipe was used as a water line in homes from 1978-1995. This pipe is now banned for use in Washington state. That’s because polybutylene pipe deteriorates from the inside, initially affecting the quality...

 

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