Jewelry stores making changes, but not closing

There's been some maneuvering among jewelry stores over the past few months. You may have noticed. Cline Jewelers, a fixture on Fifth Avenue South since 1980, recently moved to... — Updated 11/30/2023

Ristorante Machiavelli sign up in Edmonds

The end of one era signals the beginning of another. With Chanterelle's closure, its iconic sign is gone – but today, Nov. 30 – replaced by one from Ristorante Machiavelli.... — Updated 11/30/2023

City: The Burlington site part of the plan

The City of Edmonds pushed back on Tuesday night. Amid a barrage of citizen complaints from councilmembers and citizens (see pages 4 and 5 of this issue) who question the City's... — Updated 11/30/2023

Election results certified; no change for Edmonds

Results from Washington state's 2023 general election have been certified, and the results for Edmonds are essentially the same as after the first count Nov. 7. The numbers show... — Updated 11/30/2023

Puget Sound Bird Fest moving to new month

The Puget Sound Bird Fest, traditionally held in September, is moving to a new month in 2024, according to the City of Edmonds, which holds the popular event. It will be held June... — Updated 11/30/2023

Thanks for supporting WINGO fundraiser

The Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers held its second WINGO (Wine and bingo) fundraiser at the Edmonds Yacht Club on Oct. 26, and we would feel remiss if we did not thank the many... — Updated 11/30/2023

Civic Roundtable hosts ESD superintendent

In addition to its monthly presentations, Edmonds Civic Roundtable is now offering what it hopes will be the first of many discussions on timely topics in a smaller setting. An... — Updated 11/30/2023

Public invited to comment on the City's 20-year plan

By 2044, the City of Edmonds is projected to add about 13,000 residents, 9,000 new housing units and 3,000 new jobs. As part of the "Everyone's Edmonds" comprehensive plan update,... — Updated 11/30/2023

Smokey Bear may soon get his own vanity plate

Washington drivers could one day be carrying Smokey Bear's image and message on their license plates to help reduce the number of wildfires started by people. An effort launched... — Updated 11/30/2023

Making merry on 220th | Through Your Lens

Local photographer Bob Sears came across Kelly Ajer as she was setting up her Christmas lawn display on 220th Street SW for the upcoming holidays. Got your... — Updated 11/30/2023

Holiday Tree Lighting brightens Edmonds

The annual Holiday Tree Lighting at Centennial Plaza in Edmonds Saturday, Nov. 25, packed 'em in, as it does every year. Who wouldn't want to be on hand for the Maplewood Jazz... — Updated 11/30/2023

New sheriff: 'People feel less safe than they did just four years ago'

From an early age, Susanna Johnson wanted to be a cop. At 22, she got her dream job with the sheriff's department in Washington's third most populous county. In a few weeks,... — Updated 11/30/2023

More pie: Johnny Mo's now open at Main Street Commons

Johnny Mo's Pizzeria opened for business at noon today, Nov. 21 after an invitation-only evening for family and friends Nov. 20. Known for its New York- (thin crust) and... — Updated 11/30/2023

3 visions for Landmark Site

The City of Edmonds on Saturday rolled out three of its proposed designs for the Landmark Site at the southeast end of Highway 99, a space anchored by Burlington. But it's not... — Updated 11/26/2023

Should Edmonds go into commercial property development? | Guest View

The City may become a commercial property developer. What could possibly go wrong? Commercial property development is complex, expensive, and highly risky. It is also sometimes... — Updated 11/28/2023

High tide against the seawall | Through Your Lens

High tide waves crashing into the seawall along Olympic Beach are always a sight to see. Lee Lageschulte captured this shot Thursday, Nov.... — Updated 11/30/2023

Edmonds Waterfront Center, Mountlake Terrace Senior Center join forces

After months of working together to reboot the Mountlake Terrace Senior Center (Lake Ballinger Center), the Edmonds Waterfront Center and the Lake Ballinger Center have entered... — Updated 11/30/2023

School zone cameras to cost $25,000 a month

School zone camera equipment designed to catch speeders have been installed at four school zones in Edmonds. They are scheduled to be turned on in January once construction and... — Updated 11/26/2023

State audit: Public Facilities District deficient in financial reporting

The State Auditor's Office, in a report released Thursday covering Jan. 1, 2022, to Dec. 31, 2022, found that the Edmonds Public Facilities District (PFD) did not have adequate... — Updated 11/23/2023

Nearly 300,000 stuffing onto ferries for Thanksgiving

Carve out some extra time if your Thanksgiving travel plans include a state ferry ride. In addition to the long vehicle lines over holiday weekends, all passengers should prepare... — Updated 11/26/2023

Why Landmark Property purchase should not be pursued | Guest View

On June 27, the City Council approved the pursuit of the potential purchase of the 10-acre Burlington Coat Factory parcel on Highway 99 – now known as the "Landmark Property." I... — Updated 11/30/2023

Landmark 99 property should be voted down | Guest View

Please end consideration of the "Landmark 99" property, for the following reasons. Landmark 99 site constrictions (1) Limited access to the property will create a burden to... — Updated 11/30/2023

The new place to be (and eat) in Edmonds | Arts&Appetite

One of the newest additions to the Edmonds food scene, Kazoku, has only been open for a couple of months, but it has definitely been discovered – and for all of the right... — Updated 11/30/2023

What of the Edmonds Marsh; actions, not words | Letters to the Editor

Will developers obliterate the Edmonds Marsh? Former Councilmember Dave Teitzel recently wrote a column in the Beacon about the city of Edmonds' current financial difficulties and... — Updated 11/30/2023

Should Edmonds get into commercial property development?

Editor's note: Theresa Hollis has created a poll on the Landmark Property: She plans to present to councilmembers during their Dec. 5 meeting. The... — Updated 11/30/2023

Edmonds City Council has no appetite for climate action | Guest View

With a 5-2 vote on Nov. 14 (councilmembers Susan Paine and Jenna Nand dissenting), the Edmonds City Council has, once again, decided that a climate crisis will not factor into its budget. With only a few days’ warning of a... — Updated 11/21/2023

Thank you, from Habitat for Humanity | Guest View

As we step into this Thanksgiving week, I want to express our heartfelt gratitude for the countless ways you have participated in our journey to foster housing stability and build... — Updated 11/21/2023

Smiling leads to happiness | Health & Wellness

As we enter the busy holiday season, many of us may be feeling stressed, anxious, and lonely. An easy way to combat these feelings and help to increase our mood is the simple act... — Updated 11/21/2023

Support the Edmonds Theater; support students in need | Letters to the Editor

Support the historic Edmonds Theater We live in an exceptional town. Just take a walk along the waterfront on a sunny day, greeting your neighbors. Stop by the beautiful new... — Updated 11/21/2023

What the world needs this Thanksgiving | You Have My Word(s)

If only we could have a change of heart. Not all of us, of course. Just the too many who believe the world is an impossible mess and continue with a stream of negative doomsday... — Updated 11/23/2023

Edmonds College donates hospital beds to MSHH Donor Closet

Edmonds College recently donated 11 hospital beds and a lift utilized in its allied health and nursing training labs to MSHH Donor Closet, a nonprofit organization dedicated to... — Updated 11/30/2023

'Family Album': Graphite artist featured at poetry reading

Graphite Arts Center studio artist Amy Pleasant hosts a talk and poetry reading 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Gallery at Graphite, 202 Main St., Edmonds. The figurative and... — Updated 11/30/2023

The Phoenix Theatre serves relatable, seasonal fun | Theater Review

The Phoenix Theatre's "A Nice Family Christmas," written by Phil Olsen and directed by Eric Lewis, offers holiday insight for all as it pokes fun at family dysfunction. The play... — Updated 11/30/2023

Giving Tree program up at Frances Anderson Center

An Edmonds tradition returns for the holidays with the Giving Tree program sponsored by the City of Edmonds and Washington Kids in Transition. The need this year is greater than... — Updated 11/30/2023

A striking specimen| Through Your Lens

Edmonds resident Henry Draper says he didn't even know there was a chestnut-backed chickadee, "which is how my trusty iPhone identifies this striking specimen." " Another lovely... — Updated 11/30/2023

Take a bean-to-bar journey with an Oregon chocolate tour

"Don't be a consumer of chocolate," says Tim Straub. "Instead, savor it, as you'll enjoy it better, plus you'll eat less of it, but have a better experience." Good advice,... — Updated 11/28/2023

Calling all creatives: Wreath Walk now giving out awards

The 4th Annual Wreath Walk Edmonds, sponsored by Art Walk Edmonds, continues through Dec. 21 AWE is continuing the tradition of hanging original, artist-designed, and decorated... — Updated 11/30/2023

Edmonds' Gothard Sisters present annual holiday show

The Gothard Sisters of Edmonds perform their annual holiday show, "A Celtic Christmas with the Gothard Sisters," Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave.... — Updated 11/30/2023

Bert Flynn: 1966-2023

On Sunday, November 12, 2023, Robert (Bert) Emmett Francis Flynn Jr., loving father, brother, uncle, great uncle, cousin, and great friend, passed away suddenly in San Rafael,... — Updated 11/30/2023

Thomas Broughton, MD: 1937-2023

On Sunday, November 12, Thomas passed away at home in Edmonds, two days before his 86th birthday. Tom was born to Roberta (Brown) Broughton and Cecil Wheatley Broughton. He... — Updated 11/30/2023

William Spangler: 1938-2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend William Vance Spangler on October 16, 2023. Vance, a dedicated... — Updated 11/30/2023

Harry Fife: 1925-2023

Harry Moore Fife Jr. passed away peacefully Monday, October 30, 2023, at the Columbia Lutheran Home in Seattle, Washington. He was 98 years old. Born on January 12, 1925, in... — Updated 11/22/2023

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