City's newest communications and marketing coordinator appointed

City Manager Michael Ciaravino announced the appointment of Jody Hawkins as the newest Communications and Marketing Coordinator for the City of Mill Creek, joining Scott Harder,... — Updated 7/23/2021

17-Mile Drive offers drool-worthy views, wildlife and more | Prime Living

If you find yourself in Monterey or Carmel, don't hesitate to add the 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to your must-see and do list. This scenic loop is one of the most picturesque... — Updated 7/28/2021

Heat – We are not all created equal | Prime Living

The historic heat wave last month left many of us sweltering and trying to figure out a way to stay cool. Luckily, I work in an air-conditioned building, and my family spent those... — Updated 7/28/2021

Plenty of books, online resources to help you pick the best place to retire | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate, but could use some help. What resources can you... — Updated 7/28/2021

8 ways to reach a healthy blood pressure | Prime Living

To take care of your heart, it's important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don't realize... — Updated 7/28/2021

Applicants sought for affordable housing projects

Snohomish County is encouraging nonprofit organizations, for-profit developers, and government agencies to submit applications to develop affordable rental housing, create shelter projects, and improve homeownership development.... — Updated 7/27/2021

United Airlines will discontinue flights from Paine Field

United Airlines will suspend its one daily flight between Paine Field in Everett and Denver effective Oct. 5.   John Gallagher, a spokesperson for Propeller Airports, which manages the facility through a public-private... — Updated 7/27/2021

Mill Creek PD policy changes related to state legislation

The 2021 legislative session brought the enactment of major pieces of legislation that significantly affect the Mill Creek Police Department and all law enforcement agencies in... — Updated 7/26/2021

COVID-19 prevention measures remain important with rise of cases

The community is urged to remember that COVID-19 is not gone. Though many pre-pandemic activities have resumed, there still are cases and outbreaks reported regularly. Cases of COVID-19 are climbing again, as they are in many... — Updated 7/26/2021

Residential fire displaces family of three with no one injured

Firefighters were dispatched 2:40 p.m. Thursday, July 22, to a residential structure fire at the 18600 block of 65th Ave SE. Upon arrival, responders found the back deck to be... — Updated 7/26/2021

Legislators should support COVAX Initiative | Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, Americans around the world are celebrating. As we come up on nearly a year and a half of COVID-19, more and more people are getting vaccinated, posting photos with their friends and their vaccination cards, and... — Updated 7/26/2021

The gun dilemma in America | Ok Boomer, Ok Zoomer

Paul: So, Chris, guns are on my mind this week. Over the weekend, a 6-year-old girl was shot to death, an innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting in Washington, D.C. Also,... — Updated 7/26/2021

The wonders of 41-year-old Sue Bird | Darn Wright

A phone call from an avid fan of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s Seattle Storm, who happens to be my daughter, Karen Michelle, led to a wonderful July 11th... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Monday, sushi Monday | Arts & Appetite

A recent visit from out-of-state friends necessitated finding a new sushi spot. You see, our friends arrived on a Monday, and as several of our local sushi restaurants are closed... — Updated 7/23/2021

Learning lessons while watching the river run | Chuck's World

I headed for the river last week, as the river never disappoints. A summer that’s passed without at least a quick trip south to the Columbia is a summer wasted, and it turns out... — Updated 7/23/2021

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

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

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

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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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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Mill Creek Little League wins state

Mill Creek's Little League 8 to 10-year-old softball All-Stars girls' team took home the gold on Friday, July 16, after finishing an incredible run in the postseason, securing... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Mill Creek's Wine & Beer Walk is back for 2021

Mill Creek Town Center is hosting a Wine & Beer Walk from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21. The annual event was canceled last year due to COVID restrictions, but with the state... — Updated 7/28/2021

Gardens of delights: Edmonds in Bloom tour sells out for 1st time

Said Carol Murray, Edmonds in Bloom president: "We thank the garden owners, the real stars of this event, who graciously invited people to view their lovely and inspiring spaces.... — Updated 7/23/2021

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

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

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, are for sale for... — Updated 7/16/2021

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 7/23/2021

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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