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What a year! | Council Corner

I cannot believe we are in December and wrapping up 2023, and 2024 is right around the corner! This year has been very productive. As a city, we were able to accomplish so much, and as a council we …

My family and I have walked up and down Mukilteo Lane for decades. We walk in all conditions: light/dark, sun, rain, snow, ice, fog. You name it. Since First Street opened the traffic has changed. …

Would you print an article that says the earth is flat? Why would you print an article that espouses that climate change is not real? In the Dec. 6 edition of The Beacon, the Off Kilter column on …

At one time it was Lynnwood’s Wights. Now it’s Woodinville’s Molbak’s and Ballard’s Swansons. But the greatest of them all is still celebrating the holiday season in Leavenworth. After …

This morning, I was headed out to attend my first meeting of the Mukilteo Book Club, which meets once a month at the Mukilteo Library. Unfortunately, I joined too late to actually get ahold and …

Muslims love and honor Jesus | Worship

Did you hear Bethlehem has called off Christmas this year? Jesus was born in, and lived in, the region of Palestine. Based on current events, this may be the most notable Worship column I’ve …

Editorial cartoon for the week of Dec. 20

School board meets with state legislators | Mukilteo Schools

Did you know that state agencies set the expectations for public schools? (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Board of Education, Legislature). We receive finite financial …

In case you hadn't noticed, Old Town is being overrun by parked cars. In the past, most on-street parking was done by residents with appropriate parking credentials. Over the last several years, …

The Dec. 2 tree lighting at Rosehill was a festive affair! However I have a comment about accessibility. I use a mobility scooter and am able to travel alone. I arrived at Rosehill about 3 p.m. …

Peace on Earth denied for 2023 | Earth Matters

This year will be remembered as the first year the average global temperature exceeded the Paris Accord goal of an increase of only 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. High temperatures, more …

Hello friends! More than 10 million Baha’is live in more than 10,000 communities that are each large enough to elect nine adult members to handle all of each communities’ administrative affairs. …

Editorial cartoon for the week of Dec. 13

In my budget address this year, I mentioned my confidence in our ability to successfully annex a portion of the east side of the Mukilteo Speedway. This column will expand on that statement and …

Stop the madness; there are too many guns | View From Here

My wife wants to buy a gun. She isn't a Second Amendment defender or supporter of gun rights organizations. She's not interested in hunting or target shooting or some other recreational …

The future of energy | Off Kilter

We all would like to think we can save the planet. That’s assuming you believe the earth is getting warmer due to carbon dioxide generation – from all the fossil fuel-burning activities going on …

Japanese Gulch: A brief history | Council Corner

Recently, Mukilteo Recreation Director Tony Trofimczuk organized a Japanese Gulch reunion/review at Rosehill Community Center. This was well attended by some of the many people who organized and …

This month marks 40 years for me in Mukilteo, a little over half in mid-Mukilteo and almost 20 years where we currently are in Old Town. When we (my wife Dana, son Zak, daughter Kate, and me) …

The origins of 'Merry Christmas' | Worship

Hello all, and a happy December to each of you. I am a lover of all things December. I especially love the seasonal salutation and farewell I share with all I encounter, “Merry Christmas!” Join …

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