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Making the season bright(er)

As darkness settles over Edmonds earlier and earlier for the next month, there is one place where the light is getting brighter: the "Luminous Forest" roadway light installation... — Updated 11/22/2022

City shares snow tips and information to navigate Edmonds streets

With the snow packing a powerful wallop Tuesday night, and more possibly to come this week, the City of Edmonds shares the following information to assist residents cope with our... — Updated 11/30/2022

Open house Dec. 1 for 220th/76 intersection improvements

The City of Edmonds is currently at the 30% design level of the 76th Avenue West at 220th Street SW intersection improvement project. The public is invited to attend an open house... — Updated 11/29/2022

Fire destroys toilets at Hickman Park

Two portable toilets at Hickman Park in Edmonds were destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. According to South County Fire, an engine company was dispatched at 1:17 a.m. after... — Updated 11/28/2022

Be in the know about possible snow

Snohomish County Public Works staff is reminding residents of some useful tools and helpful tips to prepare for any snow and ice events as the weather gets colder. Edmonds has a... — Updated 11/28/2022

Edmonds lights up at Centennial Plaza

Here's a few shots of the tree lighting at Centennial Plaza today, courtesy Lee Lageschulte. See more photos on the Beacon's Facebook page and Thursday in our print... — Updated 11/29/2022

Tree Lighting Ceremony: Here's all the info

An annual tradition returns 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, with the lighting of the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Edmonds' Centennial Plaza, produced by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce... — Updated 11/26/2022

Cameras proposed for 3 school locations

You surely have noticed that the majority of vehicles traveling east and west on 168th Street SW near Meadowdale High School during school stick to the 20 mph speed limit or... — Updated 11/22/2022

Restored orca sculpture will find a home in Edmonds

For nearly 30 years, former Edmonds resident John Hurley has continually played a part in the life of his iconic yet battered orca sculpture at Brackett's Landing. At 95 years old,... — Updated 11/22/2022

Deputy chief will run for Snohomish County Sheriff

Susanna Johnson, deputy chief at the Bothell Police Department, will run for Snohomish County Sheriff in the 2023 election. The position is now held by Adam Fortney. Johnson worked... — Updated 11/22/2022

A different view | Through Our Lens

Although sunset shots of the Edmonds-Kingston ferry are always beautiful, it can pay to turn your attention elsewhere for a different perspective as the sun slips below the... — Updated 11/28/2022

Roundtable has a presentation on Port of Edmonds

Edmonds Civic Roundtable will have a presentation on the Port of Edmonds Monday, Nov.28, from 4-5:30 p.m. The Port is an active centerpiece for the Edmonds and Woodway communities... — Updated 11/22/2022

Pack patience for Edmonds-Kingston ferry

Travelers planning a state ferry ride over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend should be prepared for long waits if boarding in a vehicle. In addition, all riders should regularly... — Updated 11/23/2022

Public can weigh in on possible ferry fuel surcharge online

The Washington State Transportation Commission is seeking public input on the possibility of applying a ferry fuel surcharge to ferry fares in the future, to help cover growing... — Updated 11/22/2022

2 Edmonds residents join Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation

Edmonds is well-represented on the board of the Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sno-Isle Libraries. Former City Council member Luke Distelhorst is board... — Updated 11/22/2022

Nation's first Native crisis line launches as part of 988

Washington's Native and Strong Lifeline is now live – the first program of its kind in the nation dedicated to serving American Indian and Alaska Native people. Operated by... — Updated 11/22/2022

Edmonds Library reopening delayed until summer 2023

The bad news: The opening of the flood-damaged Edmonds Library has been pushed back to the summer. Good news? Sno-Isles Libraries – working with the City of Edmonds – promises... — Updated 11/29/2022

Pack patience for Edmonds-Kingston ferry

Travelers planning a state ferry ride over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend should be prepared for long waits if boarding in a vehicle. In addition, all riders should regularly... — Updated 11/23/2022

It's time to have 'the talk' | Letter to the Editor

No, not THAT talk. But one almost as important. At this Tuesday's (11/22) City Council meeting, our mayor and Council will be talking about a set of legislative agenda topics to... — Updated 11/23/2022

District: Sex-ed empowers, not promotes

Talking about sex-ed can provoke concerns.  As part of Edmonds School District’s commitment to providing parents and guardians an opportunity to preview its Reproductive Health and Disease Prevention curriculum, it offered a... — Updated 11/17/2022

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month | Guest View

Native American Heritage Month provides an opportunity for us all to learn and make connections to Indigenous people and the land that has existed since time immemorial. Several... — Updated 11/22/2022

Germany to Edmonds: An artist's journey | Only in Edmonds

I’ve walked past the Frame Design & Atelier on Fifth Avenue South hundreds of times on my walks to downtown Edmonds and decided to stop in to get some assistance with a mirror... — Updated 11/22/2022

Thanks for … everything | Moment's Notice

"When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” —Willie Nelson Thanks (n) 1: kindly or grateful thoughts: GRATITUDE 2: an expression of gratitude / ... — Updated 11/22/2022

It's time to have 'the talk' | Letters to the Editor

No, not THAT talk. But one almost as important. At Tuesday's City Council meeting, our mayor and Council talked about a set of legislative agenda topics to send to our state... — Updated 11/22/2022

'Revolver,' the Beatles, and my mom | Back in Edmonds

I bought the newly remastered "Revolver" album the other day. My review: It sounds better than ever, and Ringo's drumming is sensational. There, done. But the album rekindled... — Updated 11/30/2022

Historical records provide some answers | History Files

Popular author Mary Daheim died eight months ago. Teresa A. Anderson and I have been helping Mary's family sort through photos and historic records that Mary had collected. Teresa... — Updated 11/22/2022

Happy to help Letters to Santa program | Letter to the Editor

Northlight Custom Builders is happy to announce and to be a part of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Letters to Santa program this year. As a member of the Edmonds Chamber of... — Updated 11/22/2022

Breathe | Health and Wellness

According to Merriam Webster, breath is a noun and means the air taken into or expelled from the lungs or an inhalation or exhalation of air from the lungs. Most of us do this... — Updated 11/17/2022

Top financial scams targeting seniors today | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the most common scams today that target elderly seniors? My 75-year-old mother has been swindled several times over the past year, so I’m being extra... — Updated 11/17/2022

Giving thanks for our favorite restaurants (part 1) | Arts and Appetite

This is the time of year for giving thanks ... even the holiday says so. In 2022, we have all been traveling again, visiting with loved ones, and, thankfully, eating in our... — Updated 11/23/2022

Edmonds College students complete first tiny home build

A month ago, students in Edmonds College's Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center (AMSC) Construction Pre-Apprenticeship Program (CAP) learned they were going to build a tiny house... — Updated 11/22/2022

Opioid prevention; heart screening at Meadowdale | School Briefs

Opioid prevention at Edmonds-Woodway Learn how to respond in an overdose emergency and how opioids are impacting our communities. Whether you know someone who uses opioids or not, you might be in a position to save someone’s... — Updated 11/22/2022

Foundation for Edmonds School District receives $8,000 grant

The Foundation for Edmonds School District is the recipient of an $8,000 award from the Puget Sound Energy (PSE) Foundation's Competitive Grant Program. The PSE Foundation supports... — Updated 11/21/2022

Guidelines for sex-ed in Edmonds School District

The Edmonds School District adheres to the Guidelines for Sexual Health Information and Disease Prevention authored by the Washington State Department of Health and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction from January... — Updated 11/17/2022

Your inside guide to the holidays in Edmonds

Editor's note: The following was provided by the City of Edmonds, the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, and the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!). It has been lightly edited. In Edmonds,... — Updated 11/22/2022

Adopt a Stream Foundation to offer living holiday trees

The Adopt A Stream Foundation is kicking off the season with its annual Holiday Trees for Salmon event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3-4, at the Northwest Stream Center, 600 128th St. SE. in Everett’s... — Updated 11/22/2022

Gothard Sisters return for 'A Celtic Christmas'

Edmonds' own Gothard Sisters present their eighth annual Celtic Christmas show at the Edmonds Center for the Arts Dec. 8. "A Celtic Christmas with the Gothard Sisters" starts at... — Updated 11/29/2022

Driftwood's 'Elf' packs holiday cheer | Theater Review

"Elf – The Musical" is a delightful stage rendition of the beloved 2003 holiday film. Currently playing at the Wade James Theatre by the Driftwood Players under the direction of... — Updated 11/28/2022

ArtWorks: It's for everyone

Meredith Arnold has been the director at ArtWorks for 14 years, whose 25 consistent members have their upcoming Holiday Art Show Nov. 19-20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The ArtWorks... — Updated 11/23/2022

3rd annual Wreath Walk runs through Dec. 15

For the third straight year, Art Walk Edmonds (AWE) is presenting Wreath Walk Edmonds. Created in 2020 as a way for artists to show their creativity during the dark days of the pandemic, AWE is continuing the tradition of hanging... — Updated 11/17/2022

Fall colors on Pioneer Way | Sketching Edmonds

The full color of fall has hit Edmonds all over town. My wife, on one of our daily walks about town, took a photo at the top of Pioneer Way on our way to Yost Park. Trees that sat... — Updated 11/23/2022

Recharge with a getaway to Skamania Lodge | Wanderlust

Once again, I found myself flying through the forest with the greatest of ease. Only this time, I was on the zipline course at Skamania Lodge, a well-known resort in Washington... — Updated 11/23/2022

Edmonds hero dog book launches

About 75 people gathered for the book launch of "A Dog's Devotion: True Adventures of a K9 Search and Rescue Team" at Cafe Louvre on Nov. 2.  Read the Beacon's previous story:... — Updated 11/23/2022

Jerry E. Crabb 1940-2022

Jerry E. Crabb, 82, of Edmonds, passed away Nov. 4, 2022. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Karen; their three children,... — Updated 11/22/2022 Full story

Raymond Clyde Dotsch 1932-2022

Raymond Clyde Dotsch passed away peacefully, after enduring a short illness, on Nov. 2, 2022. He is survived by his wife Margret Violetta and his two daughters Mercedes Katja Hepp... — Updated 11/21/2022 Full story

Barbara Kostelyk 1956-2022

Barbara Kostelyk went home to her Heavenly Father on Oct. 29, 2022, following a four-year battle against breast cancer. She leaves behind her husband of 45 years, Jordy Kostelyk;... — Updated 11/21/2022 Full story

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