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City announces $200,000 community relief fund

POSTED APRIL 7 Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson announced on Tuesday, April 7, that the City would fund three Edmonds nonprofits from a new $200,000 community and economic relief fund. Beneficiaries are the...

Schools closed for rest of the 2019-20 year

School's out for the year. Gov. Jay Inslee and Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal announced April 6 the extension of school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year....

Update: Garden Market could open in late May

UPDATE "At this time, yes, we are planning to hold the annual Garden Market. We are working with the Snohomish Health District and the City of Edmonds at this time," said Christina Martin on April 3....

COVID-19 resources; Housing Commission update

Development Services Director Shane Hope offers some information on COVID-19 resources, plus updates on the Citizens Housing Commission. As you know, life has taken some unexpected turns due to the...

Former Mill Creek police chief under investigation

Editor's note: Our somewhat neighbor to the east, Mill Creek, is a city that has seen some high drama over the past few years. City managers come and go – they come, they get fired for reasons...

An Edmonds family's experience with COVID-19

Edmonds resident Melinda Knight and her family had just recently returned from a trip to Disneyland when one of her sons began feeling sick. "It just hit through all of us," she said. "Now I'm just...

Edmonds Waterfront Center update

Drive by the former Edmonds Senior Center on Railroad Avenue and you'll see that construction of its replacement, the Edmonds Waterfront Center, is moving quickly. Or, was moving quickly....

Mischief still happening | Police Beat

March 24 Tire mischief Malicious mischief, slashed car tires. Possible suspect. 9500 block Edmonds Way. Prowl Unlocked vehicle prowled. Victim's keys may have been taken. 8600 block 242nd St. SW....

Beacon Publishing moves to new office

After 17 years at the same location on Fifth Street in Mukilteo, Beacon Publishing has moved to a new headquarters. Nothing has changed for Edmonds Beacon readers; the Edmonds editor works from his...

Amelia Miller: 'My friends and I miss each other so much'

My dad has been encouraging me to start writing about my experience with the coronavirus. I thought that it would be beneficial to our community to hear from the perspective of a sixth grader. I...

Fading colors, sudden waves, surprising hope | Chuck's World

I honestly can't remember my marriage vows. It was a quick wedding, impromptu even, although as I recall it was conventional. I don't think I agreed to anything untoward. There could have been some...

Are park signs discriminatory? | Letter to the Editor

I know we have weighty issues in today's virus environment, and I thank Edmonds and Snohomish County for its valiant efforts to keep us safe and informed. While I applaud the decision to close down...

Where my coronavirus payment is going | Letter to the Editor

Social isolation provides time to think and read of the plight of others much less fortunate. There are many items I could spend $1,200 on, but none that I NEED. How this money, not in our budget,...

Why I subscribed to the Beacon | Home Again

I suppose my fears and anxieties pretty much mirror yours. No one has dealt with such a menace as the coronavirus, a rampant, widespread disease for which no cure exists – yet. My fears and...

Coronavirus mimics climate politics | Guest View

Coronavirus and climate policies are different sorts of problems. Because citizens have varying risk perceptions about these issues (their immediacy and threats to personal well being), they are more...

A new ritual for Edmonds? | Letter to the Editor

The coronavirus episode has left many yearning for social interaction. Social distancing was meant to create physical separation, and it seems to be working, at least in the state of Washington. But...

Settling in, or taking out | Arts & Appetite

As we all settle in under the statewide stay-at-home order and do our best to stay home to stay healthy, eateries across the region are making sure everyone can still enjoy restaurant meals at home. Since we cannot dine together at our favorite...

Edmonds CC considering name change to 'Edmonds College'

POSTED APRIL 8 More than 50 years after its founding as Edmonds Community College, the school could have a new name as soon as next week. The Edmonds Community College board of trustees will be...

Edmonds School District examining options now that schools closed

POSTED APRIL 7 Edmonds School District Superintendent Kristine McDuffy sent the following message to parents and caregivers on Monday, April 6. With the announcement this afternoon by Gov. Jay Inslee...

Rick Steves offers kids a virtual trip to Europe

For millions of teachers and parents suddenly homeschooling, their students are stuck in the house, wishing for something fun and enriching to watch. Edmonds travel writer and public television host...

Online curriculum teaching in the time of COVID-19

STORY POSTED APRIL 6 Keeping school on track during a global pandemic has required teachers of all class levels to take an unexpected crash course in online curriculum tools in order to continue...

Learning to learn remotely at Holy Rosary

With schools ordered closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers are having to get creative to continue connecting with their students. Holy Rosary Edmonds pre-kindergarten teacher Anna Olson has...

Brighton students ready for virtual competition

Are you ready for an earthquake in the Pacific Northwest? A group of the sixth graders (Dylan Johnson De Lacy, Noah Anderson, Nolan Walsh, Michael Usoltsev, Noah Hopkins) from King's Schools and...

The promise of flower baskets

One part of our community that continues to thrive under the guidance of Debra Dill, City arborist and beautification program lead, is the flower program for the City of Edmonds. For the last 15...

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