Edmonds Beacon - Your Hometown News Source

Progress: Work begins on new 'Welcome to Downtown Edmonds' sign

A year ago, The Beacon asked the City for a comment on progress of the new "Welcome to Downtown Edmonds" sign on SR 104 leading into Fifth Avenue South. Because of decreased... — Updated 9/23/2021

Another beautiful sunset | Through Your Lens

In a year of beautiful sunsets, Friday night's had to be in the top 5. Here are two shots, from Shawn Austin and Lee... — Updated 9/25/2021

How Walkable Main Street killed my business | Letter to the Editor

Editor's note: The following was sent to Mayor Nelson, Economic Development and Cultural Services Director Patrick Doherty, and City Council members. I wanted to share my... — Updated 9/24/2021

Bidding for ECA SHINE auction closes Friday

The chance to bid in Edmonds Center for the Arts' SHINE Online Auction closes 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24. See the attached video update from Auctioneer Fred Northup Jr. to learn about... — Updated 9/23/2021

Is Dayton Street safe? Neighbors say no; City says studies don't support that view

Is it time to rethink Dayton Street? A group of more than 25 Dayton Street residents maintains that speeders and large trucks endanger the lives of children entering and exiting... — Updated 9/23/2021

Could Edmonds join King County in voting district?

Could the vast majority registered voters in Edmonds soon be casting their ballots in the same legislative district as those in Shoreline in King County? One of the proposed maps... — Updated 9/23/2021

Mika's Playground; grants; breast-cancer screenings| City Briefs

Mika's Playground: City steps in after Rotary declared not eligible for funding Earlier this year, the Edmonds Rotary applied for and was awarded a state of Washington Department... — Updated 9/23/2021

Edmonds Art Studio Tour shows variety of local talent

The annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour over the weekend featured 35 of the area's most talented artist, in all media, in their... — Updated 9/23/2021

Housing: Edmonds Civic Roundtable hosts virtual event

Got some ideas about housing in Edmonds? The newly formed Edmonds Civic Roundtable will host a meeting on housing 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, and invites the public to participate... — Updated 9/23/2021

Qin Xi'an Noodles receives funds to cover losses from fire

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation has granted $1,000 to an Edmonds business significantly damaged by the early morning fire Sept. 11 at Plum Tree Plaza on Highway 99. The money comes... — Updated 9/23/2021

Ribbon cutting for Soaring Heart Natural Bed Co.

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Sept. 9 for Soaring Heart Natural Bed Co., which opened its third store location in Edmonds at 111 Main St., #111.... — Updated 9/23/2021

Domestic Violence Services has open house for thrift store

The New & Again Thrift Shoppe, operated by Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County (DVS), will be holding an open house 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, at 3010 Grand Ave., Everett. There will be fall décor, clothes, art,... — Updated 9/23/2021

Council candidate hosting forum on homelessness

Edmond business owner Janelle Cass will be hosting a citizens' forum, "Drug Addiction and Homelessness: What have we learned from Seattle?"2-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at the... — Updated 9/23/2021

Woodway: Small explosive device leads to Town Hall evacuation

A small explosive device found on a playground near Woodway Town Hall was successfully removed by a member of Everett Police Department Tuesday, Sept. 21. There were no injuries... — Updated 9/23/2021

Scuffles, tagging, catalytic converter thefts | Police Beat

Sept. 14 I'll give you 99 cents for it Disturbance between two shoppers at discount store. 23600 block Highway 99. Unclear reception Window broken at phone store, attempted break... — Updated 9/23/2021

What COVID vaccine? Edmonds author loses 6 months to amnesia

On April 2, Jennifer Bardsley suddenly forgot everything from the past six months. It's as if Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day never happened. After numerous tests,... — Updated 9/23/2021

The colors of the rainbow

Lee Lageshulte sent us this picture of rainbow spotted from Edmonds this morning, Sept. 22. "Nice way to start the day!" she... — Updated 9/22/2021

Child passenger safety week is Sept. 19-25

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County encourage parents and caregivers to check their child's car seat or booster to make sure their little one is riding safely during... — Updated 9/19/2021

Council to interview Development Services director candidates

Edmonds City Council members will interview two candidates for the position of Development Services Director, a position vacant since the July 1 retirement of Shane Hope. The... — Updated 9/17/2021

The return of Deadmonds

Could Deadmonds be making a comeback? It's already here, if you ask Edmonds lino-cut printmaker Chris Minor, one of the artists on this weekend's Edmonds Art Studio Tour, a free... — Updated 9/21/2021

Is it aging, or is it Alzheimer's? | Guest View

"Mom seems so bored." "My husband won't stop following me around the house." "Grandma doesn't seem like herself these days." Anyone who's spent time with older family members has... — Updated 9/23/2021

11 billion by 2100: Are there too many of us? | Greener Edmonds

Our remarkable species is only about 200,000 years old. This is brand new by evolutionary standards. In that short period, we have exploded onto the scene. Most of that explosion... — Updated 9/23/2021

Looking up at the sky: A resolution of happiness | Moment's Notice

“Enjoy every second.” – My mom We control very little in this life. We don’t want to believe that, but it is true. Therapists will say that we can mainly control our... — Updated 9/23/2021

Questioning Beacon headline; questioning Holy Rosary | Letters to the Editor

Author article headline was misleading Why on earth would the Edmonds Beacon try to discourage people from getting a COVID vaccination with innuendo? The headline on the front page... — Updated 9/23/2021

The name of the game has yet to be determined | Chuck's World

I know a writer who likes to capitalize certain words or phrases, as if they were proper nouns. It’s really none of my business, but I can’t help noticing. He'll write, "My... — Updated 9/23/2021

Inspiration found: A bench and a ukulele | Sketching Edmonds

After driving around Edmonds for almost an hour looking for inspiration, nothing was speaking to me. I decided to stop by Sunset Avenue and think about where to search next. Sunset... — Updated 9/23/2021

Setting the record straight on chamber finances | Guest View

At the Edmonds City Council Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, during the council’s discussion of the awarding of grants in the Edmonds Rescue Plan Fund, comments were made regarding the finances of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.... — Updated 9/16/2021

All about salmon in Edmonds: Barriers, where to watch | Greener Edmonds

Two of the species of North American Pacific salmon spawn inside the city limits of Edmonds. Both chum and coho end their epic ocean voyages to Alaska and back in our local creeks... — Updated 9/16/2021

A hot pot for a chilly day | Arts & Appetite

I have to guess that most people have already been to the Boiling Point in Edmonds – on a cool day, when the chill in the air makes you shiver? Since we have had a few of those... — Updated 9/23/2021

On the occasion of 80 weeks | Chuck's World

I wrote a column a while back about having dinner with old friends. It was a jokey piece about accepting certain limitations of aging, and the headline was “Navigating the last... — Updated 9/16/2021

Relentless optimism: Teaching in the age of COVID

School opens in Edmonds, at last! But not without anxiety. Questions abound. How will school in Edmonds be different this year with a pandemic still raging? Will wearing masks be a... — Updated 9/23/2021

HomeStreet Bank provides $5K to support EC students

HomeStreet Bank recently donated $5,000 to Edmonds College's Project Home Association (PHA), which provides rental and hotel assistance to students facing homelessness. The... — Updated 9/16/2021

School District: Virtual board meetings to continue remotely

Edmonds School District school board meeting will continue to be held remotely after the Snohomish Health District recommended public meetings be held remotely too decrease the public spread of COVID-19. New digital agenda,... — Updated 9/16/2021

Nana's Lemon Cake | Let's Cook!

I rarely bake, but this cake is absolutely delightful! I want to dedicate this recipe to my friend Karl French who passed away on September 11, 2021. This was his grandmother's... — Updated 9/23/2021

Learn about creating your own rain garden in Edmonds

Thinking of putting in a rain garden but don’t know where to begin? Join staff from the City of Edmonds to explore residential rain gardens along Third Avenue on Oct. 9 from... — Updated 9/23/2021

Artists wanted for 2nd annual Wreath Walk

Last year, when COVID-19 restrictions were in effect, Art Walk Edmonds started a new tradition for downtown Edmonds – the hanging of original, artist-designed and decorated... — Updated 9/23/2021

Smoky spiced grilled sweet corn | Let's Cook!

If corn on the cob is on the menu, this Smoky Spiced Grilled Sweet Corn is sure to please. Ingredients: - Sweet corn - Olive oil Smoky spice rub: - 2 tablespoons each : kosher... — Updated 9/16/2021

Edmonds Center for the Arts season: Concerts, movies, performances

The 2021-22 season at the Edmonds Center for the Arts features Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Pink Martini featuring China Forbes, AJ Croce,... — Updated 9/21/2021

Edmonds Scarecrow Festival is now on

The weather's getting cooler, and the sun is playing hide-and-seek. It must be scarecrow season. Yes, the Edmonds Historical Museum's Scarecrow Festival is now in its ninth year... — Updated 9/16/2021

Donald Lynn Patience 1928-2021

Donald Lynn Patience, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away with his wife, Marcia, by his side on Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021, at age 93. He was born in... — Updated 9/23/2021

Andrew Hay 1982-2021

Andrew Gerrie McKenzie Hay was born in Seattle on Oct. 11, 1982, and died at the age of 38 in Spokane on Aug. 8, 2021, six months after being diagnosed with molecular glioblastoma,... — Updated 9/23/2021

Peter Knutson 1935-2021

Dr. Peter H. Knutson, retired Associate Professor of Accounting Emeritus at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, died at home in Edmonds from complications... — Updated 9/16/2021

Geraldine Harper 1943-2021

Geraldine "Jerry" Harper, 78, of Edmonds, died on Sept. 4, 2021, at home with her family. Known as “the QUEEN,” Jerry was a grocery bagger at QFC in Edmonds for 27 years. Both... — Updated 9/16/2021

Thomas M. Parrish 1954-2020

Thomas Parrish passed away on March 11, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the memorial services were delayed but are now scheduled for Sept. 21, 2021. Our family respectfully ask all... — Updated 9/16/2021

Patricia Anne Powers 1930-2021

Patricia Anne Powers passed away peacefully Jan. 9, 2021, at the age of 90. Born in Durban, South Africa, on Nov. 20, 1930, to Wells and Belle Evans, Anne was the oldest of three... — Updated 9/16/2021

Other Articles of Interest

general and specialty dentistry

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2021