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News from Edmonds School District on coronavirus

The Edmonds School District reports that it continues to monitor the latest information from the Department of Health and the Snohomish Health District regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). "We are...

BREAKING: Rick Steves cancels tours to Italy for next two weeks

Rick Steves, the Edmonds-based European expert, told the Beacon today, Feb. 28, that his company has canceled four tours to Italy for the next two weeks in response to coronavirus (COVID-19)...

The Barkers: Last call

It's been a tough week in Edmonds. At the same time, the murder of an innocent store clerk Feb. 21 is a reminder that without those who serve and protect it would be much, much worse. As detectives...

Police make more than 50 busts on Highway 99 in south county

A multiagency law enforcement coalition – which included Edmonds police – made more than 50 arrests last week during a three-day emphasis on Highway 99 in south Snohomish County. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office coordinated the sweep,...

'This is a really rare occurrence'

Although the investigation is continuing, Edmonds police say last Friday morning's murder of a store clerk is something that just doesn't happen in Edmonds. Now it has. "I can't think of the last...

Refurbish it, and they will come

Drive by the baseball field at Pine Street Park in Edmonds, and you'll notice a big difference. On Sunday, Feb. 23, employees from Magic Toyota, Root Sports, Dunn Lumber, and WaFd Bank completed the...

Strom Peterson's gamble: Sports betting in tribal facilities

Rep. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) is betting that citizens want legalize gambling. On Feb.13, the Washington House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by Peterson to legalize sports betting...

Senior Center thrift store: 1 year in Westgate

Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store, relocated to 22820 100th Ave. W in the QFC shopping center in Westgate, celebrated its one-year anniversary recently. "The Thrift Store's move has proved to be a...

Marko Liias bill encourages healthier drink options for kids

The Washington state Senate last week passed a bill that would require restaurants in Washington to offer healthier drink options for any children's meal on the menu that includes a beverage. "With...

New crosswalk for safety on Admiral Way

Edmonds has a new crosswalk, one that has been needed for some time. Located on Admiral Way just south of Dayton Street West, it should improve safety, and it's just past a blind curve. The crosswalk...

PCC to Beacon readers: Adapt | Editor's Note

It’s no secret that the newspaper business is in dire straits, with a quarter of the country’s newspapers shut down and half of its employees laid off in the past 15 years. PCC, a Seattle-based “community market” with a store in Edmonds, is...

Accessory dwelling units; taxes are too high | Letters to the Editor

Editor's note: What follows is a letter to the editor from Edmonds resident Michelle Dotsch and a response from Reps. Strom Peterson (D-Edmonds) and Marko Liias (D-Lynnwood), both who serve Edmonds...

If you can keep it (#whatBensaid) | Moment's Notice

The Washington state presidential primary ballots arrived in the mail this past week, giving us the opportunity to vote to determine who will be on the top of the tickets in November for the office...

Navigating the last part | Chuck's World

I gave a friend a ride home the other night, traversing unfamiliar streets in the dark the old-fashioned way. That is, he told me where to turn. This was mildly embarrassing for a couple of reasons,...

Retail therapy: Just mist 'em

Life is full of unforgettable and very humorous moments. Like fairy tales, some moments warrant telling again and again because the life lessons they impart are so valuable. One pertinent question,...

School District announces 2 superintendent finalists

After two days interviewing seven candidates to become the next superintendent, the Edmonds School District board of directors has narrowed the search to two finalists. Students, families, staff and...

CyberKnights host annual robot unveiling

The 4911 CyberKnights robotics team hosted the sixth annual unveiling event for robotics students around the greater Seattle area. The CyberKnights are a seven-year FRC team and hold the event for other FRC teams to attend. The event was Feb. 15 at...

Hazel Miller Foundation donates $1.5M to Edmonds CC's STEM campaign

Edmonds Community College has announced a $1.5 million donation from the Hazel Miller Foundation dedicated to its STEM campaign for funding of the college's new 70,000-square-foot Science,...

Cascade Symphony offering student scholarships

Cascade Symphony Orchestra will award scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $3,000 to qualified high school seniors from the Edmonds, Mukilteo, Northshore and Shoreline school districts. Applications and audition recordings will be accepted at...

Edmonds-Woodway's Rapelje captures state crown | Wrestling

Edmonds-Woodway's Alex Rapelje was dialed in from the opening seconds of the 3A state 138-pound boys championship match against Prairie's Jason Wilcox. It was easy to understand why. A week earlier,...

Meadowdale moving on to state regional tournament | Girls basketball

Meadowdale had to take the extended route to the 3A state regional girls basketball tournament for the second straight year. The Mavericks avenged an earlier playoff loss by defeating Snohomish 48-36...

Warriors wrap up season at 3A state meet

Edmonds-Woodway advanced three individuals and all three of its relays to the consolation finals of seven events at the 3A State Swimming Championships Saturday, Feb. 22, at the King County Aquatic...

Edmonds-Woodway ousted at district tourney | Boys basketball

A heartbreaking loss to Marysville-Pilchuck in the semifinals took a lot out of Edmonds-Woodway. Luke Dobler hit a banked 3-pointer that gave the Tomahawks the lead and ultimately the game as the Tomahawks edged the Warriors 59-56 in a 3A District...

Meadowdale comes up just short of a state playoff berth | Boys basketball

Meadowdale almost did the improbable. After losing its leading scorer and its district opener against Edmonds-Woodway, the Mavericks rebounded with back-to-back wins and almost pulled out a third victory before falling 50-40 to Marysville-Getchell...

Offensive woes sink Warriors | Girls basketball

Edmonds-Woodway stayed right with Snohomish midway through the third quarter. But then the Warriors went cold from the field and the Panthers pulled away for a 48-33 victory in a loser-out 3A District 1 girls basketball tournament game Thursday,...

Driftwood offers classic 'Pride and Prejudice' | Theater Review

The Edmonds Driftwood Players kicked off the year with an adaption by Jon Jory of "Pride and Prejudice," which features a classic storyline revolving around the importance of marrying for love, not...

Events set for Edmonds International Women's Day Sunday, March 8

On Sunday, March 8, Edmonds resident Alicia Crank, along with several volunteers and community partners, are hosting a series of events for the 2nd Annual Edmonds International Women's Day. Partner...

Sweet! Sugar expert to get granular with a free presentation Feb. 27

When King Henry VIII wanted three pounds of sugar for his guests at an important banquet, he had a tough time getting it. Now the average American eats that much sugar in a single week. That's just...

Jennie de Mello e Souza joins Arts Festival Foundation board

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has announced that Jennie de Mello e Souza has joined its board of directors. A 20-year resident of Edmonds, she is a working artist, local art instructor, and...

Small Works Show returns to Edmonds gallery

Gallery North has its annual Small Works Show. Sixty-nine accomplished and emerging artists nationwide have submitted nearly 300 original works of art in a variety of media and technique to be juried...

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