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 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 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

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 Marge Rhodes    A & E

Book Club Corner | Novel Women of Mill Creek's reading recommendations

Local book club meetings are in a hiatus right now due to the coronavirus. However, Novel Women of Mill Creek plans to hold a meeting in May in a member's back yard following... — 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

 By Beacon staff    A & E

Beacon provides courtesy listing of open restaurants

A note to our readers: As a service to the community and an effort to assist our fellow business owners during this unprecedented time, the Beacon is publishing a list at no charge of restaurants that remain open for takeout... — Updated 4/17/2020 Full story

 By Marge Rhodes    A & E

Book Club Corner | Reading list suggestions from Mill Creek Library's Nonfiction Book Club

The Mill Creek Library's Nonfiction Book Club meets on the first Thursday of each month at 6:45 p.m. at the library. Many of its members also participate in the Fiction Book Club... — Updated 4/16/2020

 By Lila Johnson    A & E

2020 Garden Tour canceled

The Mill Creek Garden Club is disappointed to announce the cancellation of its Mill Creek Garden Tour & Artisan Market 2020 previously scheduled for June 27. Leaders read the re... — Updated 4/3/2020


Courtesy listing of open restaurants in Mill Creek

A note to our readers: As a service to the community and an effort to assist our fellow business owners during this unprecedented time, the Beacon is publishing a list at no charge of restaurants that remain open for takeout... — Updated 3/27/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

How are local restaurants responding to the novel coronavirus?

First published March 16. For a directory of 40 restaurants in Mill Creek who are open for takeout and/or delivery, see — Updated 3/23/2020 Full story

 By Marge Rhodes    A & E

Mill Creek Women's Club hosts presentation about first woman mayor of Seattle

Debbie DiMitri will present to the Mill Creek Women's Club her portrayal of Bertha Ethel Knight Landes, the first female mayor of Seattle on March 18. Dimitri has been... — Updated 2/25/2020

 By Marge Rhodes    A & E

Book Club Corner: 1st Wednesday is BYOB (bring your own book)

This month's Book Club Corner features the BYOB Book Club, sponsored by the Mill Creek Library. Its meetings are held at 6:45 p.m. on the first Wednesday of the month in the... — Updated 2/7/2020

 By Emily Gilbert    A & E

Up next on HGTV: Mill Creek real estate agents and sisters host new show

Twin sisters Leslie Davis and Lyndsay Lamb have been business partners for decades – since the womb. Now they are taking their local real estate success to a national audience in... — Updated 2/7/2020

 By Marge Rhodes    A & E

Book Club Corner: Ten Years and Counting: Novel Women of Mill Creek

Novel Women of Mill Creek deserves recognition for its longevity. Formed in 2009, Novel Women of Mill Creek have been together ever since – a few have moved in and out of... — Updated 1/17/2020


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