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Snow in Edmonds: A beautiful mess

So far, so good. Kind of. The first snowfall of the year, which began Sunday, hasn't been as treacherous as last year's doozy in February. But it all depends on your situation: If you were in an...

E-W athletic complex gets big makeover

Edmonds-Woodway High School athletes, coaches, administrators and supporters all seemed to agree that the wait was worth it. Five years after voters approved funding and eight months after work...

Edmonds church workshops address climate change

Not all climate activists are teenagers, of course. Here's Gayla Shoemake, a 78-year-old Edmonds resident and chair of the Interfaith Climate Action, an interdenominational church group focused on...

GOP senators propose free use of state parks

Residents and visitors will get a break if lawmakers approve a proposal to do away with Discover Pass fees for using state parks. Senate Minority Leader Mark Schoesler (R-Ritzville) and Sen. Randi...

WNPA Olympia News Bureau opens for 2020 Legislative session

Editor's note: As a bonus for Edmonds Beacon online subscribers, we will be publishing stories from the Washington Newspaper Publisher Association's Olympia News Bureau as the Legislature opens for...

Polar Bear Plunge coming to Lighthouse Park

Hey, Edmonds residents. Haven’t gotten your fill of the cold water yet? Head to neighborly Mukilteo, where the city’s first-ever Polar Bear Plunge is at the waterfront Jan. 25. The plunge will take place at Lighthouse Park at 11 a.m., followed...

Mayor Nelson swears in Senior Center board members

Edmonds Senior Center installed newly elected/reelected board members and officers Jan. 8. Mayor Mike Nelson presided over the swearing in of, from left, Musa Khalaf, Steve Shelton, Candy Gaul, Alma...

Keep calm: City seeks your input

The City of Edmonds is requesting public input on its 2020 traffic-calming program. The program has a budget of $18,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on streets where a problem can be documented. The program consists...

Fire Commissioners, including Edmonds Chamber CEO Greg Urban, sworn in

The South County Fire Board of Commissioners swore in five members and unanimously re-elected Jim Kenny as chair and elected Bob Meador as vice chair for 2020 at a meeting Jan. 7. Five commissioners...

There's a good boy? Through Your Lens

David Fenwick sent the Beacon this photo Jan. 12. "I've walked by this so many times, but tonight the light was just right," he wrote. What do you see? It seems appropriate that its Marina Beach...

Snowstorm 2020: Three cheers for Public Works | Mayor Mike's Corner

During our first snowstorm of the winter, I hopped in a de-icing truck with longtime Public Works employee Darren Browning. I wanted to see firsthand how our road conditions were during our first...

Omar's: Your new Mexican obsession | Arts & Appetite

Some have said I write too enthusiastically about food. I take the same approach to writing about food than I do to eating it – it has to be worth it. In the case of Omar's Taqueria, the tacos,...

Facebook 'likes'; happy trails | Letters to the Editor

An unwise "like" on Facebook? Is a fair process too much to hope for when filling the vacant council position? It is disconcerting that Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas "liked" an op-ed...

Living with the big chill | Chuck's World

It’s a little cold, which is as cold as it gets where we live. To be fair, I mean. This region hasn’t seen single-digit temperatures in decades, and it’s not likely to in the future. We live in...

'The world is not going to end' | Moment's Notice

As I prepared to write my first Moment’s Notice column for 2020, a new decade, I thought I would ask my beloved 12-year-old goddaughter what I should write about. Olivia is a writer herself, and...

Support your local newspaper | Our View

Here at the Beacon family of newspapers, we're grateful for the community's support. In 1992, when we founded Beacon Publishing in Mukilteo, city officials and others were incredulous that we thought...

A few reading resolutions | Fresh Reads

As we continue the new year and the next chapter of our shared lives, we again dare (and dread) to make our resolutions to change, improve, seek hope and peace and otherwise survive. Being mindful of...

EdCC students speak at AAUW conference

Members, families and friends filled Gateway Hall in Edmonds Community College Dec. 7 to share lunch, holiday shop, and celebrate AAUW Edmonds SnoKing Branch's purpose – to advance education and...

EdCC STEM building to open in September

Edmonds Community College will open its new 70,000-square-foot building for students training in nursing and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The college will host a public...

A warm gesture during the cold weather

Students in Holy Rosary's seventh grade class collected fleece and crafted more than 150 scarves for those in the community in need of extra warmth this winter season. Under the direction of their...

Tough defense propels Meadowdale past Everett | Boys basketball

Meadowdale bounced back from its first league loss with a resounding victory over a young Everett squad. Senior guard Hunter Moen scored a game-game 23 points to lead the Mavericks to a 55-32 victory...

Warriors take on Seahawks | Wrestling

Edmonds-Wooodway’s Jacob Pahre (left) grapples with Chief Sealth’s Grayson Leui-Steeel during a 132-pound match Tuesday, Jan. 7, in nonconference dual meet at Edmonds-Woodway...

String quartet at Cascadia Art Museum Jan. 18

String Quartet music by Tchaikovsky, Borodin and Shostakovich, and the Simple Symphony of Benjamin Britten will be featured in concert at Cascadia Art Museum 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18. There will be...

Irish dancer qualifies for championship in Dublin

Eli Munoz, 11, competed at the Western Regional Irish Dancing Championships in Denver, Colorado this past November and earned a coveted qualifying spot to represent the Western Region of the United...

Edmonds tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. is Jan. 20

For the second year in a row, Lift Every Voice and the Edmonds Center for the Arts will host "Be the Light," a tribute to Civil Rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. The event is Monday, Jan. 20, on the...

Rick Steves tour guides to experience Edmonds

As he does every January, European travel expert Rick Steves of Edmonds will host a weeklong tour guides' summit in Edmonds, flying in his guides from around Europe. From Jan. 21 to Jan. 28,...

Jazz, Rags, and Blues fest in Edmonds

The Edmonds Music Teacher Association sponsors a concert 7:30 p.m. Jan. 31 by pianist-composer Jeremy Siskind as part of its Jazz, Rags, and Blues Festival. Siskind will also judge the festival. The...

Beatles or Stones? Tribute show will have a say

The debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 54 years ago. The argument at the time, and one that still persists, was that...

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