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Explosion: Burner was turned to 'high'

What caused the explosion of a U-Haul van July 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts parking lot, a blast so loud it was heard – and felt – throughout much of downtown? Watch... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Sunset at the marina | Through Your Lens

A beautiful sunset over the peninsula never gets old. Neither does the refection of the sky at the Edmonds marina Lee Lageshulte captured this image,... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Cemetery goes for a Walk Back in Time

The Edmonds Cemetery's annual Walk Back in Time, canceled last year due to you know what, returned under sunny skies Thursday, July 22. The public event took a look at how the... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Dog park reopens; police investigating suicide

Edmonds Police officers are investigating a suicide south of the Off Leash Area Edmonds dog park, adjacent to the train tracks. Police say this incident does not involve a train,.... — Updated 7/22/2021

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To the rescue: Mayor announces $11.8M plan

Mayor Mike Nelson wants to use federal funds to provide household, business, and nonprofit support. The City's allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted by... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Here are your primary council candidates

Like them? Vote them back. Don't like them? Vote for someone new. There are three open seats on the seven-member City Council for 2022 and, if past elections are any indication,... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Council candidate Brian Hartman: 'No comment'

Noticeably absent at an Edmonds City Council candidates forum Wednesday was 47-year-old Brian Edward Hartman, whose entry into the Position 1 race assured a primary Aug. 3 between... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Community donates big for church food drive

St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds held another successful food drive July 10, accepting donations of over 1,000 pounds of food and $423 in cash. The church has had several... — Updated 7/22/2021

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United Airlines will discontinue flights from Paine Field

United Airlines will suspend its one daily flight between Paine Field in Everett and Denver effective Oct. 5. John Gallagher, a spokesperson for Propeller Airports, which manages... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Council back in chambers | City Briefs

City Council resumes meetings in-person and via Zoom After more than 15 months, the Edmonds City Council resumed in-person meetings in Council chambers on July 20. After Gov. Jay... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Local site examined for prison work release facility

The Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC) recently identified a commercial property along the Edmonds/Mountlake Terrace border as a leading site for a work release... — Updated 7/22/2021

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The Taste: Smaller size, bigger admission cost

For years, it was known as Taste of Edmonds. A few years ago, the "of" was dropped. In 2021, it has a new, temporary name: Taste Twenty-One, with the subheading "Not your typical... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Static; fiddlesticks; hiss; Miller Time | Police Beat

July 13 Got away Male shoplifted at a department store. The suspect was not located. 24100 block Highway 99. Trespassing Male cited and released for trespassing on property. 21900... — Updated 7/22/2021

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8 ways to reach a healthy blood pressure | Prime Living

To take care of your heart, it's important to know and track your blood pressure. Millions of Americans have high blood pressure, also called hypertension, but many don't realize... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Plenty of books, online resources to help you pick the best place to retire | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I will both be retiring in a few years and are interested in relocating to a warmer climate, but could use some help. What resources can you... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Heat – We are not all created equal | Prime Living

The historic heat wave last month left many of us sweltering and trying to figure out a way to stay cool. Luckily, I work in an air-conditioned building, and my family spent those... — Updated 7/22/2021

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17-Mile Drive offers drool-worthy views, wildlife and more | Prime Living

If you find yourself in Monterey or Carmel, don't hesitate to add the 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach to your must-see and do list. This scenic loop is one of the most picturesque... — Updated 7/23/2021

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A sign for the past: Steve Christiansen has a small 3-bedroom home. He likes it that way

For as long as Steve Christiansen has lived in his house on the north corner of Sixth Avenue South and Fir Street, neighbors and passers-by have shared their appreciation of what... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Longtime Tigers teacher, vice principal dies at 99

William (Bill) V. Phillips, an Edmonds resident for 70 years and a longtime chemistry and physics teacher at Edmonds High, died July 15 at the age of 99. Phillips spent 32 years... — Updated 7/21/2021

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Captured on video: U-Haul explosion in Edmonds

The Edmonds Beacon has obtained a copy of a surveillance video that shows the moment a U-Haul van exploded July 6 in the Edmonds Center for the Arts parking lot. Go to 39:35 for... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Where does carbon dioxide come from? | Greener Edmonds

We hear a lot about the dangers of carbon dioxide and what it is doing to the planet. Where does it come from? Ours is a water planet, and over the history of life on earth lots of... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Let's get history right | History Files

"Those who don't know history are condemned to repeat it" has become a popular phrase among apologists for the Lost Cause of the Confederacy. The actual quote from George Santayana... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Monday, sushi Monday | Arts & Appetite

A recent visit from out-of-state friends necessitated finding a new sushi spot. You see, our friends arrived on a Monday, and as several of our local sushi restaurants are closed... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Old houses; Gen-Z; outside donations | Letters to the Editor

A passion for old houses and preserving history Thank you for the delightful and informative article about Steve Christiansen's 100-year-old house on Sixth Avenue South ("A sign... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Learning lessons while watching the river run | Chuck's World

I headed for the river last week, as the river never disappoints. A summer that’s passed without at least a quick trip south to the Columbia is a summer wasted, and it turns out... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Slow news day: Suds in the fountain | Editor's Note

But noooo. It's never ever a slow news day around here. In fact, it hasn't been a slow month – see elsewhere in this and the July 8 issue – or even a slow 2021. (Shoot, let's... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Tip: Watch the fireworks from a Washington State Ferry | History Files

On July 4th I didn't do the usual ritual of going to Civic Park to watch the fireworks show, but I did get a chance to enjoy it in another way. And I wondered how the first July... — Updated 7/15/2021

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A great place to live: Perception as reality | Moment's Notice

We live in a pretty remarkable place. Having grown up and lived in many other states and countries, I cannot imagine living anywhere else in America. Washington is beautiful ... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Kudos for market; scoop on Halloween Howl | Letters to the Editor

Praise for Uptown Edmonds Evening Market Loved it!! So nice to have something like this within a block of my house. The Motown Jewel Tones were AWESOME! So great to see so much... — Updated 7/15/2021

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'Beach Studies': Sketching Edmonds

Not being a person who does well in direct sunlight, I nevertheless headed down to Marina Beach Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Sketch pad, pencils, watercolors, and water... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Petanque back in action with Bastille Day tournament

With all players vaccinated and COVID restrictions eased, Edmonds Petanque Club players have rolled back into action. From April through May, doubles teams competed in the 8th... — Updated 7/15/2021

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FC Edmonds Girls 2005 team (U-16), takes 5th at Nationals

FCE G05 returned to US Club Soccer's National Tournament (the NPL Finals) for the second time in two years and finished as one of the top 5 teams in the country for their age... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Musical lineup announced for Edmonds Arts Festival

The Edmonds Arts Festival has announced its lineup of free entertainment – nine bands will perform at the Main Stage August 27-29 at the Frances Anderson Center. Friday, Aug. 27... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Gardens of delights: Tour sells out for first time

With pandemic restrictions loosened, you've probably noticed that more and more people are out and about. More proof: The 25th anniversary of the Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour on... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Polynesian Foil Wrapped Chicken | Let's Cook!

This recipe came from the Coral Reef Restaurant that was in Sacramento, Calif. It was my favorite place to eat as a child. Even though they are no longer around, I still enjoy... — Updated 7/18/2021

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Aleppo Kitchen on 196th | Return Visit

Editor's note: The Beacon is debuting a short column from Arts & Appetite columnist Maria A. Montalvo called "Return Visit." As the title suggests, she will focus on spots... — Updated 7/18/2021

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Returning: Outdoor movies, Walk Back in Time

Edmonds Outdoor Movie Nites begin with 'Coco' Outdoor Movie Nites are back in Edmonds at the Frances Anderson Center lawn for the 16th year, after skipping 2020 due to COVID-19... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Farmers market moves uptown in Edmonds

The action moved uptown on Thursday, July 8, proving that farmers markets can succeed outside of the Bowl. The inaugural Uptown Edmonds Evening Market debuted on 236th Street SW... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Keep on travelin': Edmonds in Bloom raffle has Rick Steves European tour

London? Paris? Rome? Edmonds in Bloom's Garden Delights Raffle has a grand prize of a Rick Steves European City Tour, where the winner picks one of the above cities. "We greatly... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Something fishy: Giant octopus crawls up Salish Crossing wall

A giant octopus has wrapped its tentacles around Salish Crossing shopping center, courtesy of Edmonds muralist Andy Eccleshall. It's the second mural from Eccleshall visible to... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Georgia Schlegal wins Bird Fest poster contest

Artist Georgia Schlegel is the winner of the 2021 Puget Sound Bird Fest Poster Art Contest with her mixed-media piece "Tufted Puffin." The piece was selected by a jury from among... — Updated 7/22/2021

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Strolling with vino: Summer Wine Walk returns

The pandemic canceled last year's events, but Art Walk Edmonds is bringing back Edmonds Summer Wine Walk for 2021. Tickets, $30 at www.ArtWalkEdmonds.com/wine-walks, are for sale... — Updated 7/15/2021

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William Brougher: 1938-2021

Bill was born on January 6, 1938, in the western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa. Always a hard worker, his first job was at age 10 as a golf caddy, and he worked his way through... — Updated 7/23/2021

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William (Bill) V. Phillips: 1922-2021

William (Bill) V. Phillips, a proud resident of Edmonds over the past 70 years, passed away at the age of 99 on July 15, 2021. Bill was born at home in Seattle on Feb. 10, 1922, to... — Updated 7/23/2021

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Hazel Leona (Peterson) DeLap 1921-2021

Hazel Leona (Peterson) DeLap, loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, was born February 19, 1921, and passed away on June 15, 2021, at Sunrise View Convalescent Center in... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Joanne Mae Strobel 1935-2021

Joanne Mae Strobel passed away June 7, 2021. She died peacefully in her sleep. She is survived by her husband, her youngest son, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and a... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Anita May Rodgers 1934-2021

Anita was born on June 4, 1934, to Homer and Clara Davis on the family green bean farm in Crabtree, Oregon. She had fond memories of growing up on the farm and especially liked... — Updated 7/15/2021

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Jill Denise Wright 1959-2021

Jill Denise Wright of Lynnwood, a feisty and caring daughter, sister, and friend, has gone home and is now with the Lord. She had a gentle and loving soul, and touched the lives of... — Updated 7/20/2021

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