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 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Exposing the underbelly of Mukilteo politics | Reality Check

The busy season at Mukilteo’s waterfront is rapidly approaching and the few sunny days we’ve had thus far have given us a preview of what’s to come; and it isn’t pretty.... — Updated 5/25/2023


Religions share more than common dates | Worship

“Father Abraham had many sons, and many sons had Father Abraham. I am one of them, and so are you. So, let’s all praise the Lord.” This children’s song has more truth than... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to choose an assisted living facility | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to go about choosing an assisted living facility for my 86-year-old father? Since mom died last year, his health has declined to the point... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Kevin Stoltz    Opinion

Update: Expect delays getting to the waterfront | Reality Check

Now that we have a couple of sunny weekends at Mukilteo’s waterfront behind us, now’s a good time for a Reality Check Update on where we are and what we can expect. Whether... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

The gift of a great book: Thought

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine.” – Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” When I was 13, I saved my allowance to buy a biography about a rock sta... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Raising a dog | Off Kilter

We’ve had a dog ever since we were first married. Over the years they’ve been mostly pedigree breeds. Included were Afghan Hound, Shar-Pei (the ones with the wrinkled faces),... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Judy Schwab    Opinion

Student Directors on the Mukilteo School Board | Mukilteo Schools

In the Mukilteo School District, we are constantly looking for ways to hear from our students as we make decisions that impact their lives. You might be surprised to know that the... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion

About the life after death | Worship

Hello friends! All of the world’s Holy Books counsel us to diligently nurture the spiritual aspects of our beings (what an understatement!). When Christ returned, as promised, in... — Updated 4/26/2023


Stretching your food dollars | Health and Wellness

Food is expensive, and it seems that it keeps getting more expensive. If you are on a fixed income, grocery shopping can be a challenging and stressful experience. Because... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A big tip for you | Darn Wright

Over the past few months, I have read various opinions on the pros and cons of tipping, and one written by Nathaniel Meyersohn on March 25, “Customers now face a... — Updated 4/26/2023


Letter to the Editor: Mukilteo Community Garden thanks volunteers for their Earth Day contributions

What a fabulous turnout of volunteering on Earth Day April 22 in the Mukilteo Community Garden! Kiwanis of Mukilteo, Key Clubs from both Mariner and Kamiak high schools, as well as... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Steeped in history: Fancy a cup of tea? | Moment's Notice

“Under certain circumstances, there are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.” – Henry James Few bites compare to a... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

The online world | Off Kilter

The internet is here to stay. While that may not sound revolutionary, in fact, the internet is one of the most disruptive things to come our way since the Industrial Revolution.... — Updated 4/26/2023

 By Scott Harris    Opinion

Don't miss the art show | Worship

As the spring season settles over the Pacific Northwest, we see the Great Artist's work come into clear view. The sun will come out, the air will warm, the robins will prance... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Go green to put more green in your pockets | Earth Matters

Go green to put more green in your pocketsThere has never been an Earth Day like the one being celebrated this year in the United States. This year there is something different,... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

A notion: Poetry should put us in motion | Darn Wright

Over 50 types of poetry! That is what I found when I entered the world of poetry in order to address April being National Poetry Month. We students at our Catholic schools can be... — Updated 4/19/2023


Letter to the Editor: Legislators should not be making medical judgments

It has come to my attention that the Idaho legislature is considering a bill to ban the use of messenger RNA vaccines in the state. This bill is not expected to go anywhere, but as... — Updated 4/19/2023


Letter to the Editor Mayor should not have been involved in proposed building swap

This is a response to the April 12 letter ( in which we were advised that "being supportive will get us further along than complaining." Please consider the... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Hospitals | Off Kilter

An acquaintance had to spend a couple of days in a local hospital. Nothing exceptional about this. However, as I looked at the procedures and systems in this experience, several... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Joe Marine    Opinion

Mukilteo community cleanup | Mayor's Message

A few months ago, I mentioned a non-profit summit we were planning in one of my previous Mayor's Message columns. I am pleased to say that the summit, which was held on Jan. 24... — Updated 4/19/2023

 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion

Memories of home | Moment's Notice

Growing up, I spent a lot of time reading. My mom would say that hours would go by and they would not see me unless they peeked into my room to find me in a corner, usually sitting... — Updated 4/12/2023

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Election endorsements are encouraged | Managing Editor's Note

There's no mistaking that election season is upon us. Even though the filing deadline for public office isn't until next month (May 15-19), there is plenty of political intrigue in... — Updated 4/12/2023


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