Housing Authority offers $8.4M for 4.4 acres in Edmonds

Two years ago, Edmonds City Council members approved an interlocal agreement with the Housing Authority of Snohomish County (HASCO). The agreement established HASCO as Edmonds'... — Updated 9/28/2023

Mayor and council get raises over two years

We don't know who the mayor and councilmembers will be next year, pending November's general election, but this much is known: They will all get raises for 2024, as well as 2025.... — Updated 9/28/2023

City: Apartment complex at 627 Dayton will not happen

City: Apartment complex at 627 Dayton will not happen By Brian Soergel A proposed apartment complex at 627 Dayton St. is not going forward after the developer twice failed to... — Updated 9/28/2023

Edmonds loses Puyallup ferry to Seattle-Bainbridge

Due to a mechanical failure on the Walla Walla, which serves the Seattle-Bremerton route, Washington State Ferries has transferred the Puyallup – serving Edmonds-Kingston – to... — Updated 9/28/2023

Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation elects 8 new board members

The Sno-Isle Libraries Foundation board has announced the appointment of eight new members from Snohomish and Island counties. The foundation is the philanthropic arm of Sno-Isle... — Updated 9/28/2023

Brad Shipley endorses Mike Rosen for Edmonds mayor

Brad Shipley is true to his word. During a mayoral forum in July in advance of the primary, candidates were asked, "Given that the primary race will not decide the race, who is the... — Updated 9/28/2023

Treating plants at the marsh; opening on Climate Committee | City Briefs

County to treat invasive plants at Edmonds Marsh As part of an ongoing effort to restore native plant communities at the Edmonds Marsh, specialists from the Snohomish County... — Updated 9/28/2023

Hunger Action Month: 2 Edmonds nonprofits get $3.5K donations

Two Edmonds nonprofits have received funds from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) and Puget Sound Energy Foundation as part of September's Hunger Action Month. The Edmonds Food Bank and... — Updated 9/28/2023

Edmonds planning company celebrating 10 years

Edmonds-based Kita Events Northwest, an event planning company, is celebrating 10 years in business this month with "A Night of Magic" 5-9 p.m. Oct. 14 at Community Life Center,... — Updated 9/28/2023

Second Dick's coming to Snohomish County

Dick's Drive-In is opening its second location in Snohomish County. "We know our customers north of Edmonds have been waiting patiently for us to look north again," said Jasmine... — Updated 9/28/2023

Fentanyl price drop worries lawmakers

You can now buy illicit fentanyl on Washington's streets for as little as 50 cents a pill. That's according to police and local advocates working with people who use drugs. They... — Updated 9/28/2023

Joyride; doof; bad kids; serendipity | Police Beat

Sept. 25 DUI collision Single vehicle collision. Male driver arrested for DUI and booked into Snohomish County Jail. 8800 block 196th St. SW. Maxx theft Adult male shoplifted from... — Updated 9/28/2023

Who should own the Edmonds Marsh?

Over strong objection from Mayor Mike Nelson, the City Council on Tuesday voted to send a letter to Gov. Jay Inslee asking for the state's support in the restoration of the Edmonds... — Updated 9/28/2023

Scarily ominous | Through Your Lens

Tuesday's downpour didn't last that long, but it did cause some minor flooding in Edmonds. Photographer Lee Lageschulte snapped this picture of the storm moving... — Updated 9/27/2023

Korean Harvest Moon Celebration returns to the EWC

The Edmonds Waterfront Center will once again have a Chuseok – Korean Harvest Moon Celebration. This year's event is 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, in the Waterfront Banquet... — Updated 9/28/2023

Pop-up library moves to Frances Anderson Center

From Sept. 23 to Oct. 11, the Edmonds Library's temporary room will have a new temporary room, this one located at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. This space will be used... — Updated 9/28/2023

Totally tubular: Musician creates a composition on Civic Park installation

Ed Hartman, an award-winning composer for films, TV, and radio, was previously profiled in the Beacon for composing new music for a 1930s silent film. The Edmonds resident wasn't... — Updated 9/28/2023

Main Street Commons will be home to coffee shop 20 years in the making

Nearly two decades ago, Brian Eastland came up with the idea for Stillhouse Coffee as part of a college assignment. His capstone project at Baylor University in Texas was to create... — Updated 9/26/2023

Pretty as a picture | Through Our Lens

The Edmonds Marsh is always a beautiful sight/site. But even more so as the day progresses and the light begins to fade, bringing splendid color to the skies and... — Updated 9/26/2023

Mindy Woods named 2023 City of Edmonds Employee of the Year

Mindy Woods has been recognized as the 2023 City of Edmonds Employee of the Year. Each year, staff is invited to nominate a co-worker for their outstanding work, accomplishments,... — Updated 9/21/2023

What's the hubbub about repealing ordinance 4079? | Guest View

I have to laugh, as after 13 years on City Council writing opinion editorials should be a cinch! Not this topic – two of my three editors said I’m too much in the weeds. The... — Updated 9/28/2023

It takes a village – and some niceness | You Have My Words(s)

The other day I went to Trader Joe's to pick up a few essentials, like fresh-squeezed orange juice, romaine lettuce, bananas, and watermelon chunks. After shopping, I felt a sense... — Updated 9/28/2023

So many wonderful options at Katya's Bakery | Arts&Appetite

I have not stopped telling people about a bakery I recently discovered right here in Snohomish County, so I suppose it is not surprising that I, too, learned about it through word... — Updated 9/28/2023

Thanks from Rotary Club; more City staff needed | Letters to the Editor

Rotary Club: Thank you, Edmonds The Rotary Club of Edmonds thanks our amazing community for coming out to support us at our annual Oktoberfest Family Festival. We were able to... — Updated 9/28/2023

Sign language: The universal form of communication | Darn Wright

If you want to learn another language, in most cases you have to take a class or log onto a self-teaching course. Of course, the best option is to hang around those who speak or... — Updated 9/28/2023

Join me in learning about entry plans | Our Schools

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! I'm grateful to have the opportunity to serve as a monthly guest contributor for the Edmonds Beacon this year. I hope my columns will be an... — Updated 9/21/2023

Who's mentoring artificial intelligence? | Darn Wright

Although it seems to be a common gospel that anything is possible, James Madison wrote in The Federalist in 1789 that, "As long as the reason of man continues fallible, and he is... — Updated 9/21/2023

What everyday heroes can create | Moment's Notice

“We could be heroes, just for one day.” – David Bowie Walking down a long hallway the other day, looking at statues of important figures from American history, I saw an... — Updated 9/21/2023

Key fob back; save Durbin trees; no to Landmark | Letters to the Editor

Thanks for turning in key fob My husband and I wanted to thank the person who found our Ford Escape fob on Sunset Avenue. We looked everywhere and, this morning, Monday the 18th,... — Updated 9/21/2023

Senior Suicide prevention: A compassionate approach to saving lives | Health&Wellness

September is Suicide Prevention Month. When people think of those who die by suicide, many do not think of seniors. Yet the elderly have significant higher rates of suicide then... — Updated 9/21/2023

Fiesta Cultural; utilit bill relief; Care Solace; McKinney-Vento | School Briefs

Fiesta Cultural coming to College Place Middle The Edmonds School District will hold a celebration of Latinx/Chicanx/Hispanic culture and history as it continues its Hispanic... — Updated 9/28/2023

EC graduates create virtual tours of Washington farms

When Andrew Tuttle and Mary Marshall enrolled in Edmonds College's horticulture program in 2018, they were both recovering from experiences of stress and grief. Tuttle was looking... — Updated 9/28/2023

EC President Singh gets Aspen Institute's Presidents Fellowship

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program has selected Edmonds College President Amit B. Singh for the inaugural class of the Aspen Presidents Fellowship. This program, with... — Updated 9/28/2023

Meet the superintendent and candidates

Want to know about budget issues in the Edmonds School District? The story behind declining attendance and graduation rates? What the priorities are for the months and years ahead? On Sept. 28, citizens in the Edmonds School... — Updated 9/21/2023

'Mika's Song' debuts at Civic Center Playfield

Edmonds musician Ed Hartman debuted an original composition, "Mika's Song," at Civic Center Playfield's Mika's Playground Sept. 23. The weather wasn't ideal, but Hartman pulled it... — Updated 9/28/2023

Harvest Moon; library news; Scarecrow Festival; rain garden tour | A&E Briefs

Korean Harvest Moon Celebration at the EWC The Edmonds Waterfront Center will once again have a Chuseok – Korean Harvest Moon Celebration. This year's event is 6:30-9:30 p.m.... — Updated 9/28/2023

All aboard for Driftwood Players' 'Orient Express' | Theater Review

Driftwood Players opens its 65th season with the Agatha Christie classic, "Murder on the Orient Express," skillfully directed by David Alan Morrison with assistant directorship... — Updated 9/28/2023

Splendid art, splendid views at Olympic Sculpture Park | Wanderlust

Outdoor art is a boon for urban areas. It enhances a city, adds color and vibrancy to its cultural fabric, and provides unique spaces for artists to showcase their work. Bringing... — Updated 9/21/2023

Edmonds Art Studio Tour 2023

This annual Edmonds Art Studio Tour offered the public in-person engagement when it opened 19 studios to 39 artists over the weekend. Artwork was for sale, and visitors could learn... — Updated 9/23/2023

Oktoberfest in Edmonds 2023

There was plenty going on Friday and Saturday at the Edmonds Rotary's annual Oktoberfest at the Frances Anderson playfield. There were food trucks, a beer garden, and music both... — Updated 9/23/2023

Sandra "Sandie" McBride: 1943-2023 and Orval Gerald "Gerry" McBride Jr.: 1941-2022

Sandra was a woman of vibrant spirit born in Monmouthshire, Wales, immigrating to the United States through Ellis Island when she was a child. Gerald was a huge-hearted,... — Updated 9/28/2023 Full story

Olivia (Libby) Curran: 1952-2023

Olivia (Libby) (Moser) Curran, 71, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2023, in Phoenix, Arizona, surrounded by loved ones. Born February 8, 1952, in Superior WI, she was raised... — Updated 9/28/2023 Full story

Jack Cooper: 1930-2023

Retired Edmonds Fire Chief Jack Cooper went to live with God in heaven on September 16, 2023. He was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, uncle and brother. Jack was born November 2,... — Updated 9/28/2023 Full story

Jerry F. Ray: 1933-2023

It is with a heavy heart that we honor and remember the life of Jerry F. Ray. Jerry, a loving father, passed away on September 2, 2023, in Edmonds, at the age of 89, peacefully... — Updated 9/21/2023 Full story

Margaret "Hedy" Vila: 1933-2023

Hedy died peacefully in her sleep Sunday, Sep. 10, 2023 at the age of 90, at her Mill Creek residence. Hedy was born July 9, 1933, in Kingsville, Ontario, Canada. She excelled in... — Updated 9/21/2023 Full story

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