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Mill Creek has fully reopened

After more than 15 months of social and business restrictions to slow the spread of COVID-19, things are starting to return to normal capacity, giving local communities and... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Mill Creek National Night Out event back for 2021

Mill Creek's National Night Out celebration is back this year and will be on Tuesday, Aug.3, at Cougar Park. Families are invited to come and enjoy games, learn crime prevention... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Police Beat | July 2 to July 8

July 2 Sexual assault Police are investigating a report of a sexual assault on the 13500 block of North Creek Drive. Mail thefts Police responded to a report of a mailbox cluster... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Washington reaches 70% vaccination milestone

The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) announced Thursday that the state reached its 70% vaccination goal. As of July 12, 70% of people 16 and older have received at least... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Ballots are on the way for the Aug. 3 primary election

Registered voters across Washington will soon receive ballots for the upcoming primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 3. The primary election's 18-day voting period begins Friday, July... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Remembering the Rev. Jean Kim with a picnic

Admirers of the late Rev. Dr. Jean Kim held a memorial picnic July 10 at the Jean Kim Foundation Hygiene Center in Lynnwood. Founder of the Jean Kim Foundation For The Homeless... — Updated 7/16/2021

Snohomish County mass vaccination sites closing down

Mass vaccination sites here are closing after six months and more than 318,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered. Vaccination against COVID-19 remains vital. Vaccine supply has stabilized, demand is down, and other providers... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Plastic bag ban back on the front burner

Dig out those reusable grocery bags you haven't used since early last year. A statewide prohibition on single-use plastic carryout bags, delayed by the pandemic, is back on track... — Updated 7/16/2021

WSDOT Good To Go! opens ahead of schedule with updated features

The Washington State Department of Transportation launched the new Good To Go! this week, following a 10-day closure while the department worked to transition to the new system. The transition work – which was expected to take... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Primary elections starting mid-July

With the August primary election approaching, candidates for the Mill Creek City Council Position 6 prepare for the first hurdle in their campaign to reach the general election.... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Beacon subscription drive heats up with summer | Publisher's Desk

It's been about six months since The Beacon transitioned from a free publication to a subscription newspaper. We're pleased to report that, while we're not where we want to be yet,... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Our ferries and alcohol don't mix | Darn Wright

Even though the Washington state chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) website indicates that every two minutes a person is injured in a drunk driving crash, we voters... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Tip: Watch the fireworks from a Washington State Ferry | History Files

On July 4th I didn't do the usual ritual of going to Civic Park to watch the fireworks show, but I did get a chance to enjoy it in another way. And I wondered how the first July... — Updated 7/16/2021

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A great place to live: Perception as reality | Moment's Notice

We live in a pretty remarkable place. Having grown up and lived in many other states and countries, I cannot imagine living anywhere else in America. Washington is beautiful ... — Updated 7/16/2021

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What time travelers can teach us | Chuck's World

I’m going to refrain from replaying the old joke, and just state for the record that after 16 months of relentless scrolling, I suspect I’ve reached the end of the internet.... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Editorial cartoon for week of July 16

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Old column revived with new editor | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Publisher Paul Archipley and Mill Creek editor Christopher Kim are at opposite ends of the generational gap. Archipley is a Baby Boomer (an odd designation for a senior citizen);... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Editorial cartoon for week of July 9

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Kahlo's Cantina: A long-awaited dinner | Arts & Appetite

Most of us who travel by or near the Edmonds ferry have been anxiously awaiting the completion of the major remodel of the spot now known as Kahlo's Cantina. We saw the signs go up... — Updated 7/16/2021

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You keep using that word | Chuck's World

I don't really have any cultural bona fides to offer, but I fully support local journalism and I always think it's a grand idea to pass along any literary wisdom that I stumble... — Updated 7/9/2021

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Sarah Manus named 2022 NWESD Regional Teacher of the Year

Evergreen Middle School Language Arts Teacher Sarah Manus has been named the 2022 Regional Teacher of the Year by the Northwest Educational Service District 189 (NWESD). Manus was... — Updated 7/16/2021

Edmonds College Foundation receives $170,000 grant from Verdant Health

The Edmonds College Foundation was recently awarded $170,000 by the Verdant Health Commission to expand its mental health services for students. The grant will fund two additional counseling positions in the college’s... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Polynesian Foil Wrapped Chicken | Let's Cook!

This recipe came from the Coral Reef Restaurant that was in Sacramento, Calif. It was my favorite place to eat as a child. Even though they are no longer around, I still enjoy... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Cool off at Willis Tucker Park Splash Pad

Throw on a pair of shorts or swimsuit and join the kids dodging the tricky soaker, silverflow cannon, aqua dome, water jelly, aqua jumper, power spinner, power volcano, water... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Strolling with vino: Summer Wine Walk returns to Edmonds

The pandemic canceled last year's events, but Art Walk Edmonds is bringing back Edmonds Summer Wine Walk for 2021. Tickets, $30 at ArtWalkEdmonds.com/wine-walks, are for sale for... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Mill Creek Summer Concert series returns for 2021

Mill Creek Town Center's Summer Concert series is back this year, and will be hosting weekly performances starting July 28. Many local bands will be returning after a year of... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Real-life Rosie the Riveter visits Museum of Flight's Restoration Center

A real-life Rosie the Riveter visits Museum of Flight's Restoration Center The Museum of Flight's Restoration Center had a special visitor recently. Helen Mary Vaudrin, a Monroe... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Seattle painter, Siege, featured at Convention Center

The Lynnwood Convention Center has launched its latest art exhibit of over 35 pieces from the collection of Siege, an American painter, as the primary exhibit from July through the... — Updated 7/16/2021

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Vegetarian Baked Beans | Let's Cook!

This recipe is tried and true and always a crowd pleaser. It is a simple and flavorful side dish that can be easily doubled for large gatherings with friends, or holidays with... — Updated 7/16/2021

Call out to artists

Historic Downtown Snohomish Association (HDSA) is putting a “Call out to Artists” interested in submitting their artwork for a Selfie/Instagram Wall in Historic Downtown Snohomish on the corner of First Street and Avenue C.... — Updated 7/9/2021

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