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Cascade Symphony Orchestra 'Virtual Holiday Pops' concert

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will offer its annual "Holiday Pops" concert online 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. This is the Edmonds-based orchestra’s second concert of the 2020-21 season performed virtually due to the COVID-19... — Updated 12/4/2020


Holiday briefs

Nonprofit seeks help with tree sale El Centro de la Raza is seeking volunteers to assist with its Christmas Tree sale. Help is needed with loading, unloading and organizing,... — Updated 12/4/2020


Santa Claus is coming to Zoom

You better not pout, you better not cry -- the Mill Creek Kiwanis Club would like you to get ready. Santa Claus is coming to Zoom, beginning Dec. 7. Schedule a visit here:... — Updated 12/1/2020


Make the season bright and grab a bite with DVS

Join Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County for their Holiday Gift Drive Kick-off and Drive-Thru Lunch, in lieu of their annual Holiday Luncheon. Guests can still donate unwrapped gifts or gift cards for a child or parent... — Updated 11/25/2020


Outdoors: An outing, finally

Cost: Free Invited: All, for family fun event Where: Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens,145 Alverson Blvd., Everett When: Every day of December, dusk to 8 p.m. Walking outside has rema... — Updated 11/25/2020

 By Cindy Gallacher    A & E

MC Women's Club makes a Zoom back-up plan

The Mill Creek Women's Club is hopeful that it will be able to resume its luncheon meetings and other programs in the Fall of 2020. We will have a free Zoom option for our members... — Updated 11/12/2020

 By Jana Hill    A & E

Comfort foods: share your recipes

The Mill Creek Beacon and other editions of the Beacon are asking for you to take part in a uniting effort. We are taking comfort food recipes and the stories and memories... — Updated 11/11/2020 Full story


Kindness Rocks program seeking sites

Spread kindness Dawson Place is inviting a Mill Creek or Bothell location to serve as a pick-up location for rocks, for a World Kindness Day on Nov. 13. Host locations will be... — Updated 11/10/2020

 By Cindy Gallacher    A & E

Mill Creek club livestreams fundraiser

The Mill Creek Women's Club Cordially invites you to attend our virtual "Wonderland Tea" Fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Your much appreciated... — Updated 11/6/2020

 By Jana Hill    A & E

Sharing comfort food memories

Mmm, pandemic pancakes – but, wait, let me back up a bit. It is that time of year when comfort foods are not just a good idea, they’re a necessity. Warm, melt-in-your-mouth... — Updated 11/6/2020

 By Christopher Kim    A & E

Local churches in Mill Creek open for in-person gatherings

Since the state's initial response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local churches, faith communities, and religious groups have had to close down to adhere to public health and safety... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

Charity events go forward in light of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic has forced many aspects of everyday life to adapt to working from home and staying 6 feet apart from each other, and it’s impacted how nonprofits and charities can operate some of their most important... — Updated 8/7/2020

 By Christopher Kim    A & E

Summer camp on your computer?

As the long weeks of quarantine continue with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Mill Creek has offered virtual recreational programs to combat the boredom of long hours of isolation that residents can access from the... — Updated 7/24/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

2020 Mill Creek Festival canceled

Summer hasn't been the same this year – games canceled, parties postponed, live outdoor entertainment shut down, and restaurants and other businesses forced to scale back... — Updated 7/21/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

2020 Mill Creek Festival postponed until September

Editor's note (7/21): The 2020 Mill Creek Festival has been cancelled. The popular summertime favorite, the Mill Creek Festival, has been postponed. It was scheduled for July but ha... — Updated 7/21/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

Boston's is back open for business

Boston's is open for business again in Town Center after suddenly closing its doors for more than a year. It has new ownership and a new design. The Main Street pizza restaurant... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Marge Rhodes    A & E

Book Club Corner: Beyond the Book: A club adapting to the 'new normal'

The "Beyond the Book" book club at Advent Lutheran Church was formed in June 2015. Until recently 10-12 members attended their meetings. In the Spring of 2020, their membership adap... — Updated 7/10/2020

 By Lila Johnson    A & E

Mill Creek Garden Club donates 1,000 pounds to Mill Creek Community Food Bank

The economic impact of COVID-19 has increased the number of families needing assistance from the Mill Creek Community Food Bank. Wishing to be a good neighbor, Mill Creek Garden... — Updated 7/3/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

Sew helpful: Volunteers make 2,400 masks for medical workers

The need for personal protective equipment – especially masks – has brought the community together in multiple ways during the coronavirus pandemic. Medical workers and first... — Updated 6/8/2020 Full story

 By Marge Rhodes    A & E

Book Club Corner | Readers have adapted to the times

The Mill Creek Library's Fiction Book Club is still meeting, although in a different format. Their meeting time is the third Thursday of the month at 6:45 p.m. but the meeting is... — Updated 6/5/2020


Learn how to grow vegetables – successfully – for free

"Growing a Vegetable Garden in a Pot" is one of six informative and concise vegetable gardening classes being offered online free by WSU - Snohomish County Extension Master... — Updated 5/19/2020 Full story

 By Dan Aznoff    A & E

From the archives: Air Force pilot to row solo across the Pacific

Editor's note: Each weekend, the Beacon is republishing stories we think will be of interest to readers. Here's one from 2018 of an Air Force veteran from Mill Creek just before he... — Updated 5/17/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

Car club helps celebrate seven birthdays in Mill Creek

Editor's note: this story was originally published on April 24. What started as a simple Facebook post has turned into a community of car enthusiasts helping celebrate those with bi... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

Tips for container gardening during the quarantine

The governor's stay-at-home order and social distancing guidelines have kept many people confined to their homes. After binge-watching your favorite show on Netflix for the second t... — Updated 5/15/2020

 By Miranda Milton    A & E

Battling boredom: Basics of bird watching

Studies show that hobbies improve mental health but COVID-19 has made some hobbies and activities impossible, or at least put them on hold. Puget Sound bird experts agree that one... — Updated 5/15/2020


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