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Bike lanes approved for Edmonds

Bicycle riders – both of the pedal and electric variety – will find getting around Edmonds a little easier next year as the City Council last week approved the final stages of... — Updated 12/3/2021

Call for musicians for summer concert series in Edmonds

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission is accepting submissions from local and regionally based bands and performers to perform at the 2022 Summer Concerts in the Parks series.... — Updated 12/4/2021

Police officer on Woodway campus after threats; E-W next week

An Edmonds Police officer will be on old Woodway campus throughout the day today, Dec. 2, after possible threats were reported at Scriber Lake High School. In addition, there have... — Updated 12/2/2021 Full story

Council to weigh citizen input before decision on extending streateries program

Have you completed the survey yet? Edmonds residents can answer a few questions in a short online survey about the outdoor dining, or streateries, program in downtown Edmonds. The... — Updated 12/2/2021

Tree lighting draws a crowd in Edmonds – and Santa

The annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Centennial Plaza in Edmonds drew a large crowd to witness an annual tradition that unofficially kicks off the holiday season. It included... — Updated 12/2/2021

Beacon Publishing observing a milestone: 35 years

The beginning of what would become Beacon Publishing and its community of newspapers began 35 years ago, Thursday, Dec. 2, 1986, with the publication of The Edmonds Paper, founded... — Updated 12/2/2021

Claire Beach: More financing needed for safe technology law for students

As a media teacher for many years, the now-retired Claire Beach saw the power of media to manipulate children's minds long before many of the rest of us. For example, the Edmonds... — Updated 12/2/2021

Edmonds resident Carolyn Brennan sworn in at Verdant

Newly elected Commissioner Carolyn Brennan joined her colleagues on the Verdant Health Commission's Board of Commissioners after being sworn in at the regular meeting Nov. 24. "I... — Updated 12/2/2021

Edmonds City Council will continue to meet on Zoom

On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the Edmonds City Council voted 4-3 to continue to meet via Zoom instead of returning to live or hybrid meetings, saying they would revisit the in-person issue at the beginning of the year. The first meeting... — Updated 12/2/2021

I see you, Edmonds | Through Your Lens

The bald eagle, a national symbol as well as the national bird, frequently hovers over Edmonds and makes stops along the way. David Fenwick captured these images of an eagle... — Updated 12/2/2021

Snohomish County: Public input sought on affordable housing

Snohomish County is asking for input on local community needs for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, public services and economic development projects to be funded with 2022 federal grant funds, and to provide... — Updated 12/2/2021

Jason Cummings announces campaign for County Prosecutor

Chief Civil Deputy Prosecutor Jason Cummings has announced that he will be running for Snohomish County Prosecutor in the 2022 election. Cummings, who lives in Edmonds, has spent... — Updated 12/2/2021

Will Chen sworn in as Edmonds' newest councilmember

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson swears in Edmonds City Councilmember Will Chen at City Hall. Chen won the general election in November, defeating Janelle Cass. Chen, as Position 2 on... — Updated 12/2/2021

Ribbon-cutting for Edmonds Civic Roundtable

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Edmonds Civic Roundtable, a nonprofit organization founded in April 2021. Pictured: Nancy Ekrem (Edmonds Chamber past... — Updated 12/2/2021

South County Fire offers safety list for holidays

As the holiday season gets underway, South County Fire offers this checklist to help you deck the halls safely: – Replace strings of lights if cords are worn, broken or have... — Updated 12/2/2021

David Chan sworn in at South County Fire; Drew Burnett thanked

David Chan was sworn in this week to replace Drew Burnett on the South County Fire board of commissioners following certification of the general election results. Chan has been a... — Updated 12/2/2021

Mill Creek woman hit by vehicle in Edmonds

A Mill Creek woman was struck Saturday, Nov. 27, while crossing Walnut Street at Fifth Avenue South, according to Acting Assistant Police Chief Josh McClure. “An officer was on the scene moments after the collision,” McClure... — Updated 12/2/2021

Gun control; skimming off the top | Police Beat

Nov. 22 Stolen bike Bike stolen while victim was shopping at grocery store. 23600 block Highway 99. Gun control Subject turns in an old firearm and ammunition for destruction. 8100... — Updated 12/2/2021

2022 Edmonds budget: A plan to spend money

The Edmonds City Council last week approved a $122.5 million budget for 2022. That said, the nuts and bolts of actually tackling this yearly task was so unlike anything residents... — Updated 12/2/2021

Snohomish County: Public input sought on affordable housing

Snohomish County is asking for input on local community needs for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, public services and economic development projects to be funded with 2022 federal grant funds, and to provide... — Updated 11/30/2021

Council needs to repeal budget, Capital Facilities plan | Guest View

The citizens of Edmonds must be represented and heard by their legislative body (i.e., the City Council) on how their tax dollars are spent in this City. But that did not happen... — Updated 12/2/2021

What could the Build Back Better Act include? | Guest View

Editor’s note: The Build Back Better Act still has to be passed by the U.S. Senate before reaching the desk of President Biden. Pramila Jayapal represents an area including... — Updated 12/2/2021

Vinbero: Wine list expands at Hazel Miller Plaza | Return Visit

Since it opened and was first reviewed this past spring, Vinbero has created a phenomenal wine list (especially of fine wines by the glass) and developed some wonderful evening... — Updated 12/2/2021

Stop the idling; appreciates Prime Living story | Letters to the Editor

Too much idle time at ferry dock Please put signs up labeling ferry parking and queue areas saying no-idle zones! In this time of respiratory danger, it adds to our stress. It... — Updated 12/2/2021

The history of river towns in western Washington | History Files

While viewing the early arrivals of white birdies near the tulip fields in Skagit County, I visited the sites of Florence and Skagit City. Florence and Skagit City were pioneer... — Updated 12/2/2021

Holiday interlude masks state, world challenges | Moment's Notice

Interlude (n) 1. An intervening or interruptive period, space, or event: interval 2. A musical composition inserted between the parts of a longer composition, a drama, or service... — Updated 12/5/2021

Turnover complete with Phil Williams' departure | Editor's Note

With the departure of Public Works Director Phil Williams this week, the City of Edmonds has seen a complete turnover of its directors in the past two-and-a-half years. Two left in 2019 under Mayor Dave Earling’s final term: In... — Updated 11/23/2021

At Charcoal, chefs meet the artists | Arts & Appetite

After visiting Charcoal, the new restaurant in downtown Edmonds tucked inside the Graphite Arts Center, I planned to title this review "Food as Art." However, when I asked Mary... — Updated 12/2/2021

4th Avenue Corridor; praise for Phil Williams | Letters to the Editor

Why was Fourth Avenue Corridor project dropped from 2022 budget? It is disappointing that the Fourth Ave Corridor project was dropped completely from the 2022 budget. This capital... — Updated 11/23/2021

Where the rubber meets the road | Greener Edmonds

It is interesting to pick something that we use as part of our daily lives and take a look at the impact of that use. The car tires that we all ride on need to be made, they wear... — Updated 11/23/2021

Edmonds School District wants to lease property for homeless parents, students

The Edmonds School District board of directors is ready to approve a resolution that would lease property to an Everett nonprofit, Housing Hope, to develop affordable, permanent... — Updated 12/2/2021

Shoreline CC begins construction on new building

Shoreline Community College kicked off construction for its future Health Science and Advanced Manufacturing Classroom Complex following a groundbreaking ceremony Monday, Nov. 15. The building will allow SCC to continue to train... — Updated 11/23/2021

Edmonds College board commends campus community

The Edmonds College Board of Directors is expressing its gratitude for the college community’s work, considering the exceptional challenges for the education sector in the last two years, and recognizes that current president,... — Updated 11/23/2021

Deanna Montero-Vega – Girls Soccer

This week's Edmonds Woodway athlete of the week is senior Girls Soccer player Deanna Montero-Vega. She was named team MVP for the season. Deanna led the Warriors to a successful... — Updated 11/23/2021

Mya Granger – Girls Swimming

Junior Mya Granger is a dedicated swimmer who is always willing to help in any way she can. Passionate about the sport, Mya swims on both the Meadowdale High Team and with an... — Updated 11/23/2021

'Holiday Pops' features mezzo-soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis

Mezzo-soprano Cheryse McLeod Lewis is the featured soloist when Cascade Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Michael Miropolsky, performs its annual "Holiday Pops" concerts... — Updated 12/2/2021

Cascadia's Christmas cards on display

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds return with its annual exhibition of vintage Christmas cards by noted Northwest artists and designers. It's Dec. 2 through Jan. 9. For most of the... — Updated 12/4/2021

Celebration of Lights; 'An Artful Holiday' | A&E Briefs

The Edmonds Celebration of Lights returns Light a light this holiday season and help support children in Edmonds In the spirit of giving, light a light this holiday season for... — Updated 12/2/2021

Edmonds Holiday Trolley gets new route for holidays

After a hiatus in 2020, the popular Edmonds Holiday Trolley is back this season. New this year is a route in the Highway 99 neighborhood 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, and... — Updated 12/2/2021

Spreading holiday cheer through Joyful Jammies

Janet Bacon has fond memories of Christmas growing up in Aberdeen. Her father worked at a sawmill, and the family spent most of his paycheck on necessities. But every Christmas,... — Updated 12/2/2021

Edmonds Toy Shop needs your donations

The Edmonds Toy Shop, which provides support for children in need during the holiday season, is a longtime partnership of Edmonds United Methodist Church and the Edmonds Food Bank.... — Updated 11/23/2021

Driftwood Players return with 'It's a Wonderful Life'

Many know the classic story of Clarence and how he earned his wings, but have you seen a small cast of voice personalities play all the characters from the classic movie "It's a Wonderful Life?" Edmonds Driftwood Players returns... — Updated 11/23/2021

A November must: 'Love, Edmonds' courtesy umbrellas are back

With the recent rainy weather, you may have noticed that the bright green Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!) umbrellas in downtown Edmonds are back. These courtesy umbrellas are... — Updated 12/2/2021

Art Walk benefit: Wreath Walk returns to Edmonds

Last year, Art Walk Edmonds started a new tradition for downtown Edmonds of hanging original, artist-designed and decorated wreaths in select storefronts during the holiday season.... — Updated 11/23/2021

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