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Summer preview: With restrictions easing, Edmonds coming back to life

It'll be busy in downtown Edmonds this weekend with the debut of Walkable Main Street and larger farmers market. But there's more coming, including July 4, the return of the... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Congrats to Scriber Lake graduates

Scriber Lake High School in Edmonds held its graduation ceremony Thursday, June 17. Congrats to all the 2021... — Updated 6/18/2021

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Graduation ceremonies to be live streamed

Live streaming for all Edmonds School District 2021 commencement celebrations is provided by the Mountlake Terrace High School CTE Communication Club, Hawk Broadcasting Network... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Helping save a life at 35,000 feet

In her long career as a physician, Laura Ballard attended to many emergencies, under various circumstances. But it took her until retirement to save a life at 35,000 feet. On May... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Council nixes commission that sets their pay

The City's Salary Commission is no more. Once again. Last week, councilmembers were taking up the City's proposal to change the regular cycle of the Salary Commission from every... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Habitat's new leader: Creative, varied solutions are needed

Habitat for Humanity's new executive director has a close-up view of the affordable housing crisis in Puget Sound. Steven Li has lived in Edmonds since 2018. He knows that the... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Book shines light on refugee families in Pacific Northwest

Seattle writer Karisa Keasey's first book, "When You Can't Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest," describes – in words and original paintings – the hardships... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Pride on display this month at City Hall

City Hall is looking a bit more colorful this month thanks to the rainbow stripes that make up the LGBTQ+ pride flag on display outside its front entrance. This is the first year... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Helping out: Community responds to blood drive

While the pandemic may be winding down, Bloodworks NW recently reported long-term effects remain. That includes a major blood shortage in the area. To help, the Edmonds Waterfront... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Well-read, healthy thieves | Police Beat

June 8 Danger to stranger Subject arrested for causing property damage to a motel room and to a stranger's vehicle. 23900 block Highway 90. A well-read thief Little library outside... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Bubble man harnessing the sun | Through Your Lens

The Beacon has run pictures of the Bubble Man, Gary Larson, in the past. He's even featured on the Beacon's current Guide to Edmonds, which you can view at www.bit.ly/2RMZo5V.... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Sponsored Feature | Helping Washington Businesses Manage Supply Shortages

As the world emerges from the shadow of the pandemic, many industries are finding unexpected challenges as they seek to return to a level of normalcy. A global semiconductor... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Revel in a natural paradise at Olympic National Park | Prime Living

Diversity takes center stage at Olympic National Park. Often referred to as "three parks in one," this wonderland boasts three different ecosystems: rugged, glacier-capped peaks,... — Updated 6/18/2021

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Attract more birds to your backyard | Prime Living

With all the constraints people lived through in 2020, many turned to their own backyards – nature, in particular – for hope, solace, wonder and even entertainment. Despite the... — Updated 6/18/2021

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How to downsize your home for a less stressful, easier move | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for downsizing? My husband and I would like to relocate from our house into a retirement community condo near our daughter, but need to... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Advanced Directive – A gift to your loved ones | Prime Living

One of the most popular workshops that the Health and Wellness Department offers at the Edmonds Waterfront Center is our Advanced Directive Workshop, led by me as well as our... — Updated 6/17/2021

Buy a brick for Dad for Father's Day

Looking for a last minute gift idea for Father’s Day? The Edmonds Historical Museum has a suggestion. Purchase an engraved brick in the museum’s south plaza. This ongoing fundraiser is an opportunity to leave a mark in... — Updated 6/16/2021

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Walkable Main Street returns this weekend – both days

Walkable Main Street returns this weekend on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. Main Street will close down by 8 a.m. on Saturdays and reopen before 8 a.m. on Mondays. It will... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Summer Market: Visitors can drop masks if vaccinated

Good news for those who love farmers markets. The Edmonds Historical Museum's Summer Market begins Saturday, June 19, and continues Saturdays through Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Questions for council on eliminating Salary Commission | Letter to the Editor

Recently, the Edmonds City Council has discussed eliminating the Edmonds Salary Commission, comprised of five citizens nominated by the mayor and confirmed by City Council. Their... — Updated 6/15/2021

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Waterfront Center: Who, what, when, where, why | Guest View

During the pandemic, like many families, we got a puppy. One of the most difficult things to teach a puppy is “wait.” You put the delicious bowl of food on the floor then ask... — Updated 6/17/2021

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2 organizations preserving Edmonds history; you can help | History Files

Edmonds has many civic, cultural, and historic assets that are usually found only in larger cities. While COVID has upset some of the organizations, most continue, such as the... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Fuzzy focus; Salary Commission; acronyms | Letters to the Editor

Beating ourselves up is not necessary, but ... I am writing in response to last week's letter from Tom Spear ("Focus on the future, not the past," June 3): I don't know you, so I... — Updated 6/17/2021

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The choreography of caution | Chuck's World

We’ve been putting out little fires for a few weeks, my community of friends, manageable trauma for the post-pandemic era and not unexpected. Some are desperate to hand out... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Sign of the times: Van life | Moment's Notice

A few months ago, I met up with a former student who had been spending most of the pandemic driving across the States, seeing the country, and making money driving for Instacart... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Signs of a wealthy man | Joe Heller

Editorial cartoon for June 17, 2021, by Joe... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Forced to withdraw from retirement accounts | Money Matters

We're always being reminded to save for retirement in tax-advantaged accounts like 401(k)s or IRAs. But did you know the government does an about-face and forces us to take money... — Updated 6/17/2021

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What Ed! is doing to support Edmonds businesses and residents | Guest View

As we all know, the past 16 months have been a challenge for our downtown business community, and Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) – an organization created for, funded by and... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Timeline: In-person council meetings | Guest View

Editor's note: When will City Council members return to in-person meetings? Workplace safety, and community safety are the top priorities, said Council President Susan Paine. Along... — Updated 6/10/2021

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Edmonds Library: Fully open, as busy as ever | Librarian's Desk

I am happy to start sharing how the library is transitioning to a post-pandemic world with ramped-up services and the gradual process of reengagement with the community. For some... — Updated 6/10/2021

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Our kids: Bob Fuller's investment

Editor's note: "This Smile is for Everyone Else" (steepstairspress.com) is the eighth collection of true stories written by students at Scriber Lake High School in Edmonds. It is... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Edmonds College has drive-thru commencement celebration

Edmonds College will host an on-campus, drive-through commencement celebration 2-5 p.m. Friday, June 18. Faculty and staff will cheer on graduates as they drive or walk through the... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Woodway Center: Kindergartners get a school of their own

Welcome Woodway Center, Edmonds' newest school. That's the name of the school incoming kindergarteners who live in the Sherwood and Westgate boundaries will attend in September.... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Tribal member's sculpture honors orca whales, Tulalip traditions, family

Artist and Tulalip Tribes member James Madison has installed a new sculpture at Edmonds College combining traditional forms and contemporary techniques to depict three orca whales.... — Updated 6/10/2021

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Pride Month; STEM; Gonzaga honors | School Briefs

School Board adopts June as Pride Month June is Pride Month in the Edmonds School District, approved by the Edmonds School District Board of directors May 25. There are many ways... — Updated 6/10/2021

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Hazel Miller Spray Park will reopen July 1

Here you go, kids. The Hazel Miller Spray Park at City Park will open Thursday, July 1. "We are very excited to reopen one of the City's most popular summer attractions" said... — Updated 6/17/2021

Museum Youth Commission creates 'Melodies & Masterpieces'

Cascadia Art Museum’ Youth Advisory Committee hosts a free virtual event exploring the relationship between music and art for all ages June 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. In “Melodies & Masterpieces,” participants will explore the... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Hill Country Salsa | Let's Cook!

This recipe is a family favorite. It is from the Hill Country in Texas and it is perfect as a dip with tortilla chips or as a hearty topping for eggs, Mexican dishes, or just by... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Local chefs cooking up treats for ECA Spotlight Summer Series

Edmonds Center for the Arts has announced its first-ever Spotlight Summer Series, kicking off on June 24. ECA will put the spotlight on artists, local musicians, some of Edmonds'... — Updated 6/17/2021

Driftwood scholarship; Craze magazine | A&E Briefs

Driftwood Players announces 2021 scholarship recipients Edmonds Driftwood Players has named Cami Taliaferro-Barber the winner of its 2021 $500 Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship, started in 2011 by the family of Ralph... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Calling all hams: Radio Field Day is June 26

The Edmonds Woodway Amateur Radio Club will have its 2021 Field Day exercises 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Summer's Best Salad – Sweet, salty, tangy and hot!! | Let's Cook!

This recipe was a hit from day one! It is very easy to make, refreshing, savory and sweet. Enjoy it with your favorite barbecue or all by itself. It is delightful – Bon appetit!!... — Updated 6/16/2021

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Wine Walk returns; Gallery North

Edmonds Summer Wine Walk returning Aug. 7 The Edmonds Summer Wine Walk, postponed last year due the pandemic, is set to return 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7. The event is a fundraiser... — Updated 6/10/2021

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Juneteenth festivities highlighted in Snohomish County

Juneteenth celebrations in Snohomish County communities started the first week of June and continue through June 25. "We hope this will be an emerging tradition for our... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Edmonds' Gothard Sisters offer new album, 'Dragonfly'

The Gothard Sisters of Edmonds (Greta, Willow, and Solana) have released their latest full-length Celtic folk album, "Dragonfly." When the sisters first set out to create this... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Daniel Joseph Furey 1953-2021

Daniel Joseph Furey of Sequim, Washington, passed away April 3, 2021, at Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill in Seattle. He was 67. Daniel was born Sept. 30, 1953, in Chicago to... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Warren Eugene Bradbury 1938-2021

Warren Eugene Bradbury passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Providence Mt. St. Vincent, West Seattle. He was born in Yakima on March 27, 1938, to Loren (“Brad”) and Dorothy... — Updated 6/10/2021

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Norma Lamson 1933-2020

We lost our beloved mother and grandmother Norma Lamson on Oct. 12, 2020, at age 87. She was born Norma Claire Whitney on May 30, 1933, in Montesano, Wash., to Vinal and Ruth... — Updated 6/10/2021

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