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 By David Pan    Sports    September 18, 2019

Kamiak's veterans, newcomers building connections

Kamiak coach Kosta Pitharoulis builds from the back to the front when putting together a team. If that's the case, then the Knights are off to a good start. Senior co-captain Stephanie Roestel is...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 18, 2019

Too many miscues for Mariner to overcome in loss to Ballard | Football

Mariner took some steps forward but not enough to win its first game of the season. Back-to-back turnovers to start the third quarter helped sink the Marauders in a 28-19 loss to Ballard in a...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 18, 2019

Kamiak loses to North Kitsap | Football

Trailing by three touchdowns, Kamiak kept battling against North Kitsap. The Knights’ tenacity wasn’t enough to overcome the first-half deficit but left a definite impression on coach Bryant Thomas. The Vikings ultimately prevailed 27-6 in a...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 18, 2019

New coach brings fresh perspective to Marauders | Girls soccer

The Mariner girls soccer team possesses a lot of upside. That potential is what convinced new coach Liam Somers to take over a program that has produced a total of only six victories in the last...

 

Future Knights take tourney title

Four incoming Kamiak freshman – Issac Solomon, Josiah Pierre, Chance Loudenback and Jaytin Hara – won the boys open high school division at the Fairfest 3 on 3 tournament in Mo...

 

Mukilteo Teen Lounge back for fourth year

Teens looking for a place to go after school will once again have the option of going to the Mukilteo Teen Lounge at Pointe of Grace Lutheran Church (5425 Harbour Pointe Blvd.). The lounge, which is...

 

Auditor's Office: Kids need more time for lunch

Elementary school students need more time to eat lunch. That’s the word from the State Auditor’s Office (SAO), which recently performed an audit on lunchtime practices and scheduling. During that audit, the SAO visited 31 elementary schools...

 

Paine Field third Salmon-Safe airport in North America

Paine Field Airport joined an exclusive list last week, as the airport is now one of just three airports in North America to be certified by environmental nonprofit Salmon-Safe. The airport was...

 

Great start for new school year

A few ACES High School leadership students, with the assist from woodshop teacher David Soelling, panted flowers in the wooden benches on the ACES campus. “We were all very please with the way it looked when completed. Other students, and staff,...

 

City rolling out pilot parking program at Lighthouse Park

Parking at Lighthouse Park will look a tad different over the next few months, as the City is going to test a pilot parking program at the waterfront from October through March for 33 “low demand” paid parking spaces. Currently, the City has...

 

School Briefs

Welcome to the 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. This year, the district has about 190 new staff members. A few new...

 

Police Beat: 9/4 - 9/13

Sept. 4 Just fishing The reporting party (RP) reported that a male in a plaid shirt was walking in the area with a long item that was possibly a rifle sticking out of his backpack. The officers found it to be a fishing pole. Mukilteo Speedway and...

 

'Dreams Take Flight' 787 Dreamliner on display at Future of Flight

Through Sunday, Sept. 22, plane aficionados will have the opportunity to get up close with a special Boeing 787 Dreamliner at the Future of Flight in Mukilteo. According to Boeing, who operates the Fu...

 

Several helpful steps l Insightful Investing

How much do I need to save for retirement? I am asked this question often, right after the number one question, which is, “What is the stock market going to do?” To the latter question, I have no idea, but if I had to guess, I would say that it...

 

Show gratitude and thankfulness l Worship

One week ago was the anniversary of Ashura, when Muslims around the world fasted in recognition of the day God rescued Moses and his followers from the Egyptian Pharaoh. It’s a story that serves to remind us about the human weaknesses of pride and...

 

Another successful Festival l Travel Sketcher

Mukilteo's Lighthouse Festival. I saw a few familiar folks and met a few new. I met Beacon editor Brandon's mom and chatted with the volunteers who made it all possible. I sketched a couple of...

 

Is thriftiness part of the northwest culture? l Off Kilter

Having lived in both Mill Creek for eight years and now Edmonds for five, and also having lived in New England for many more years, I got to thinking about how these two areas are alike and are differ...

 

Prepared, not scared l Fire Sirens

September is National Preparedness Month (www.ready.gov/september), a time for everyone to consider and revisit their ability to care for themselves after a disaster. As we watch the pictures come in from Hurricane Dorian’s damage, we get an idea...

 

Breathy deeply and remain concerned l Chuck's World

At some point around the middle of last century, my father began to smoke cigarettes. He would have been around 13, although I’m just rounding off anecdotes for convenience; I don’t have an exact...

 

Letter to the Editor

Zieve is a problem solver I have known Peter Zieve for many years – first in business through his technology company, and later as a personal friend. I have found him to be gracious, generous, and deeply dedicated to his neighbors and his...

 

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