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Oct. 10 Boeing STEM night 4 to 8 p.m. at the Future of Flight (8415 Paine Field Blvd). Boeing’s STEM Night returns Oct. 10. This is a free family-friendly night of fun and learning for students K-12 and their families. Call 800-464-1476 with...

 

Mariner High School celebrates 50 years

Long before there was Kamiak High School, there was Mariner. One of the oldest schools in the Mukilteo School District, construction for the high school began 50 years ago in 1969, before it...

 

Ballots mailed this week: What's on it?

The Nov. 5 general election will be here before you know it. Today (Wednesday, Oct. 16), all Snohomish County voter pamphlets were mailed to registered voters. Tomorrow, ballots will be sent out. Mukilteo has been one of the leaders in voter turnout...

 

Beacon journalists feted at annual newspaper association confab

Two members of the Beacon Publishing newsroom were honored with a handful of awards last week at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Olympia. Sports editor David Pan won five awards, including 2nd place for 2019...

 

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 16, 2019

Vote for Elisabeth Crawford I’m voting for Elisabeth Crawford for City Council Position 6 because she possesses the intelligence, ideals and vision to represent the future of Mukilteo. Elisabeth and her husband Paul have lived in our community for...

 
 By Kevin Stolz    Opinion    October 9, 2019

What's next with parking? l Guest View

Last week in part 1 of our three-part discussion of parking in Mukilteo’s waterfront/Old Town area, we discussed the current state of parking and how we got to where we are today. In this part 2 of our discussion we’ll be looking at what we...

 

Letters to the Editor: Oct. 9

Zieve is the clear choice I had heard of Peter Zieve for the first time I moved in Mukilteo over 10 years ago through his business of aerospace technology. I discovered his company and involvement in the community and being a leader in helping lots...

 

Advertising expert Jim Pompeo joins Beacon team

Over the last five years, Coca-Cola has spent an average of $3.8 billion a year on advertising. Coffee is the most widely consumed beverage in America, yet Starbucks spends nearly $400 million...

 

Chamber busy with three big events this month

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce will be very busy throughout October, with three large events coming in the coming weeks. Chili Chowder Challenge The first Chamber-hosted event is the first annual Chamber Chili Chowder Challenge. The chili cook-off...

 

Man found guilty in 2018 Staybridge incident

An Everett man accused of spraying the synthetic opioid fentanyl up his ex-girlfriend’s nose in an apparent attempt to have her overdose was found guilty of second-degree assault in Snohomish County Superior Court late last week. The incident took...

 

Gymagine sticks the landing

Being in business 25 years is no easy feat. Most business owners will attest to that. And being in business for that many years, there will be plenty of faces that come and go. That's been the case...

 

A first, a finale, and a semicentennial

The annual Mukilteo Boys & Girls Club Luau is back for the 50th time this Saturday. As you can imagine, the yearly fundraiser has changed dramatically since the first party half a century ago. Whi...

 

Guide to Mukilteo available online

We at The Beacon published our annual Guide to Mukilteo earlier this summer. Copies are available at various spots around town, as well as at our office in Old Town. Those who may have missed it, or...

 

Candidates to make cases for election

The Mukilteo Beacon, Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce, Lynnwood Times, Mukilteo Monthly, and Academic Link are hosting a forum for candidates in local election races on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Rosehill Community Center. The forum will begin at 6:30 p.m....

 

OV Learning Labs celebration is Oct. 1

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 2:45 to 4 p.m., students who started the Learning Labs program at Olympic View Middle School last year will come together to celebrate the successes and make a pledge to continue on the PATH to high school success. The event...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Salvation is in the ordinary l Worship

Editor’s Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his columns. This column ran in 1993. Jesus most often used ordinary stories...

 

Letters to the Editor

More thumbs up for Stoltz Kudos to Kevin Stoltz for his recent Guest View article “Let’s talk airplane noise” in the Aug. 21, 2019 Mukilteo Beacon. We have experienced a few months of the increased commercial airport noise at Paine Field and...

 

Beached sailboat finally removed from Lighthouse Park

As most people in the area know, Lighthouse Park is one of the most desirable destinations in Mukilteo. That is especially true during the summer season. In addition to Mukilteo's most visited park,...

 

Mukilteo family works to increase suicide awareness

It's been nearly three years since Nina Smiljanic took her life. Nina was 15 when she killed herself, and she would have graduated from high school this June. "It was a bad June (this year)," Nina's m...

 

After some uncertainty, Festival returns this weekend

One of Mukilteo's longest-running traditions returns for the 54th time this weekend with the annual Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. While many in town know the drill – no parking at the waterfront,...

 

'It soothes the soul'

Anyone who loves gardening will tell you it's as close to communing with God as one can get. And if your garden is producing not just flowers but food, too? Nirvana. In years past, Seattle exiles who...

 

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