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Rosehill gallery to show nature photography | A&E brief

A new exhibit featuring nature photography will open Sept. 28 at the Rosehill Community Center. The exhibit will showcase the work of fine art photographer Philip Lane, who has... — Updated 9/14/2016


EvCC’s names new director of educational technology | School brief

John Melson has been hired to lead Everett Community College’s eLearning department. As the director of educational technology, Melson, of Seattle, will work with EvCC faculty... — Updated 9/14/2016


Director certified as education technology leader | School brief

The Mukilteo School District’s director of technology services has earned her certification. Debbie Truax has been certified as an education technology leader by the Consortium... — Updated 9/14/2016


Street repairs scheduled to start this month | City brief

As a new mayor, Jennifer Gregerson put the city’s street repairs schedule on hold to find better alternatives to chip seal. That was two years ago. This fall, the city will be... — Updated 9/14/2016 Full story

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

A life lesson from the honey bee | Worship

In 2006, an extraordinary occurrence happened across America, one that put our food supply at risk. Without a sign, millions of honey bees disappeared from their hives, a phenomenon... — Updated 9/14/2016


Department promotes one of its own to fire marshal | City brief

Mukilteo firefighter Roger Rudikoff has been promoted to fire marshal. Rudikoff, of Stanwood, was sworn in by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson on Sept. 6. He was hired by Fire Chief Chris... — Updated 9/14/2016


Department hires firefighter from Fire District 4 | City brief

The Mukilteo Fire Department has welcomed a new firefighter. Jacob Taylor, of Lake Stevens, was sworn in as an officer by Mayor Jennifer Gregerson on Sept. 6. He was hired by Fire... — Updated 9/14/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

Facebook group makes game of sharing art

A new Facebook group is spreading kindness through Mukilteo with free art. Mukilteo Random Acts of Art makes a game out of sharing art. The group invites Mukilteo artists and... — Updated 9/14/2016

 By Sara Bruestle    News

New park wetland disappoints visitors

Jeff Nicholson lives only blocks from Mukilteo’s 92nd Street Park. He doesn’t get out much because he’s in a powered wheelchair, but he does like to wheel over to the park to... — Updated 9/14/2016 Full story


Pretty parrot shows off her green feathers at Lighthouse Festival | Photos

The Parrot Lady – aka Debbie Goodrich – asks Oly the green winged macaw to display her wings during a show at the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. The show on Sept. 11 featured... — Updated 9/14/2016


Schedule of community events for week of Sept. 14 | Around Town

Sept. 14 Networking Group 10:30-11:30 a.m. Want to meet new business owners in Mukilteo? Join the Chamber of Commerce’s weekly Wednesday morning networking group at the Chamber Office. Be prepared to give a 30 second introduction... — Updated 9/14/2016


45th annual Wild Mushroom Show Oct. 16 | A&E brief

The Snohomish County Mycological Society presents the 45th Annual Wild Mushroom show on Sunday, Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The event will be held in Floral Hall in Forest Park, 802 E. Mukilteo Blvd., Everett. Hosted in... — Updated 9/14/2016


EdCC to celebrate its 50th anniversary Sept. 16 | School brief

Edmonds Community College is kicking off a year of celebrations on Sept. 16 to commemorate its 50th anniversary. The community is invited to a kickoff celebration to be held from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Triton Field on the... — Updated 9/14/2016 Full story


District receives construction assistance award | School brief

The Mukilteo School District was among 28 school districts in the state to receive a total of nearly $317 million in capital construction funds made available through the state Legislature and approved by Gov. Jay Inslee. The... — Updated 9/14/2016


Summer anything but quiet for school district | Mukilteo Schools

Not that long ago, summer used to be a quiet time in a school district. The students and most of the staff members would be away enjoying their summer vacations, most school buildings would be vacant, and for those of us who work... — Updated 9/14/2016


Enter to win local VFW student essay contest

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8870 in Edmonds is looking for the next winners of its annual Student Essay Contests. The contest is open for students residing within the Edmonds and Mukilteo school districts. Students attending... — Updated 9/14/2016


Mukilteo schools get shout out at Seahawks game opener

The Mukilteo School District was recognized during the Sept. 11 Seattle Seahawks versus Miami Dolphins game at CenturyLink Field for its commitment to sustainability. McKinstry, an Seattle-based firm that specializes in energy and... — Updated 9/14/2016 Full story


Log of 911 calls to Mukilteo police for week of Sept. 14 | Police Beat

Aug. 30 Hit & Run – 10600 blk 47th Pl. W A caller reported that his vehicle was struck while parked. There is no suspect information. Collision – Beverly Park Rd. & Mukilteo Speedway An officer was dispatched for a... — Updated 9/14/2016 Full story


Kudos to local dentist for volunteer work | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I want to recognize a business in Mukilteo. Dr. Nhi Pham of Mukilteo Dental Center performed an incredible act of generosity for our veterans on Saturday, Sept. 10. In honor of Freedom Day, she examined and... — Updated 9/14/2016 Full story


School meals program needs more time | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program was launched about three years ago and, as Mr. Terrill Cox expressed in his letter, has been met with apprehension... — Updated 9/14/2016


Mistake to let park-and-ride die | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Mayor Jennifer Gregerson and the City Council have made a most unfortunate decision in regard to the recent park-and-ride proposal. The Community Transit lot was to be located off Bernie Webber Drive on... — Updated 9/14/2016

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Era of locust economy is gone | Taking Stock

I was looking for the headquarters of Fortive, Snohomish County's newest and largest company. I drove by a solitary coyote standing on the sidewalk of Seaway Boulevard. The coyo... — Updated 9/14/2016

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

We’re all secret agents now | Chuck's World

Who among us hasn’t wrestled with big, existential questions by watching old episodes of “The Office” from time to time? Or delved back into the 40-odd episodes of “Sports N... — Updated 9/14/2016

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to prevent falls at home | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, My 79-year-old mother, who lives alone, has fallen several times over the past year. Are there any extra precautions we should take that can help prevent this?... — Updated 9/14/2016 Full story


Mukilteo couple honored with United Way award

Helen Kendall and William Sanford, a Mukilteo couple that has devoted their lives to community service, were recognized Sept. 8 at the United Way of Snohomish County awards ceremony. Kendall and Sanford received the Reeves/Sievers... — Updated 9/14/2016


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