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Leaders respond to rioting and violence in Washington D.C.

The storming of the nation's Capitol on Jan. 6 has created indelible images in the minds of all who saw them. Local leaders are being contacted, and their comments collected from... — Updated 1/20/2021


Crash leaves light pole dangling over a wetland

The oddly placed evening glimmer dangling over a wetland off Bothell-Everett Highway in Mill Creek is going to shine from above again, in about a month. That glow is from a light... — Updated 1/20/2021

Snohomish County offers third round of grants

Grants to keep small businesses open and thriving in Snohomish County are opening for the third time since the pandemic began. The county's Small Business Relief, Recovery, and Resiliency (R3) Grant Program is part of the package... — Updated 1/19/2021


Mill Creek gym re-opens with lifting of state restrictions

Mill Creek residents can get back to their workout routines, now that gyms were cleared to re-open. Planet Fitness, in the Gateway area near 128th Street, was one of many gyms that... — Updated 1/20/2021


Mill Creek staffing changes continue

The City of Mill Creek is in the process of a reorganization that has appointed a former finance director to work alongside the city manager, and reorganized to omit the chief of... — Updated 1/17/2021


Vaccine priority requested for teachers

Editor's comment: This letter was shared via email with the Beacon Newspapers and sent to Gov. Jay Inslee: Dear Governor Inslee, In December, we heard your clear message to bring... — Updated 1/15/2021


A little strength

The Aguilera family hopes to celebrate at home on July 3, like they did on Christmas. July 3 is Penelope Aguilera's second birthday, but if things go as they are now they may be... — Updated 1/15/2021


New drive-through vaccine sites open

Two of the three new drive-through vaccination sites are open at Paine Field in Everett. Paine Field sites kicked off Jan. 6 and are available by appointment only for those who are... — Updated 1/18/2021 Full story


Mill Creek Women's Club, in January

The Mill Creek Women's Club continues to actively contribute to the well-being of the community through its philanthropic efforts. We will continue to host entertaining in-person... — Updated 1/15/2021

Lawmakers launch session with calls for cooperation, quick action on COVID-19

Editor's note: This is part of a series of articles the Beacon will be publishing on the 2021 Legislative session in Olympia. Washington state legislative leaders on Monday Jan. 11 took turns delivering upbeat messages that... — Updated 1/15/2021


Step back to go forward | Darn Wright

"Just sleep on it." Now what immediately pops into your mind? "Just sleep on it" was advice we all must have been instructed to do by love ones or friends when we had a problem or... — Updated 1/15/2021


The Roller Coaster of Mores | A Moment's Notice

Who likes a roller coaster as much as I do? Strapped in tightly by a three-point restraint to a plastic seat, looking about anxiously from several stories high, anticipating (and... — Updated 1/15/2021


There's no business like show business | Off Kilter

Today I'd like to give you a brief glimpse into the world of show business. Let me start by saying there are few places or experiences on Earth that have the peaks and valleys of... — Updated 1/15/2021


Big questions sometimes come from small people | Chuck's World

My grandson has been calling me spontaneously lately, something new. We talk once a day regularly, but he doesn't just call me out of the blue. Although a grandpa can wish. But he... — Updated 1/15/2021


Let's put Washingtonians first

Often when I go out of state to be a keynote speaker or another guest speaker at various conferences I start my address: “I am from another state, and in this case Washington... — Updated 1/8/2021


Can you breathe yet?

It’s hard for me to avoid a metaphorical view of 2020 because I was a poet. To me, 2020 is a year that circles around oxygen and the fluid motion of waves, and 2021 is in the... — Updated 1/15/2021


What's wrong with this picture?

The crazy is so strong right now – I don't really want to add to it. I become frustrated, annoyed, irritated, and angry just like any other person, but I'd like to avoid tossing... — Updated 1/15/2021


Peace of mind

My father was a practical man. When I was young and full of myself, one of the first cars I bought was a 1960 Triumph TR3 roadster. Very impractical. It had removable side... — Updated 1/2/2021 Full story


Keeping the Claus tradition alive

During Karen's and my planning stages for our 2019 Christmas open house, I was telling Joop Dejone, a very close friend of mine, about our yearly holiday gala and asked him if he... — Updated 12/26/2020


2020 was empathy training | Editor's Note

It is almost 2021. A new year. A shift in the calendar will at first seem inconsequential. Most of us will live the same life we were living before the new year: obsessive... — Updated 1/4/2021


Snohomish School District discusses in-person learning

The Snohomish School District is inviting families to a Virtual Town Hall, Thursday night. The district includes schools serving Mill Creek families, such as Seattle Hill... — Updated 1/15/2021 Full story


Archbishop Murphy prepares for hybrid launch

Archbishop Murphy High School is preparing to bring back students to a hybrid model on Jan. 4, after spending time easing into the practices around onsite schooling, during... — Updated 1/15/2021

Creativity and caution

Novel Women of Mill Creek, a book club that has been around for 10-plus years, developed a new meeting strategy last fall that didn’t involve Zoom, but still maintained social distancing and allowed its members to socialize in... — Updated 1/17/2021

Take Out Tuesday planned for Jan. 5

The Mill Creek Chamber of Commerce is taking part in an event to support Snohomish County restaurants. Take-Out Tuesday is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Jan. 5. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences on... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

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