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Housing hope coming for 52 families

Madrona Highlands, Housing Hope's first development in south Snohomish County and in partnership with Edmonds Lutheran Church, broke ground May 23 on 1.35 acres of vacant ground... — Updated 6/2/2023

Sound off: Public hearing on 605/611 Main mixed-use apartments

The City of Edmonds Architectural Design Board will hold a hybrid special meeting 6 p.m. June 15 to continue the Phase I public hearing for a design review application for a new... — Updated 6/7/2023

Speak up: Council seeks community input for 2024 budget

The 2024 budget season is just around the corner, and Edmonds City Council wants to hear from the community about how to prioritize City spending. Next year, the budget planning... — Updated 6/5/2023

Sno-Isle Libraries employees form a union

Non-supervisory employees of Sno-Isle Libraries told library management on May 30 they have organized a union and "believe unionization is necessary for our collective voices to be... — Updated 6/4/2023

Pride Month recognized at Edmonds City Hall

June is Pride Month, and the progress pride flag has been raised at City Hall and will remain flying through the month. The progress pride flag has the rainbow along with brown and... — Updated 6/4/2023

Sunset on Sunset | Through Your Lens

The view of the sunset from Sunset Avenue above the bluffs is one of the best around. Especially when the ferry's involved. Lee Lageschulte took this shot Thursday, June... — Updated 6/2/2023

Memorial Day: Remembering sacrifices

It was a day to reflect and honor the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. On Monday, hundreds turned out for the 40th Memorial Day ceremony at the... — Updated 6/1/2023

Port Executive Director Bob McChesney retiring

Executive Director Bob McChesney retires this week after 40 years in the port industry and, most recently, 14 years at the helm of the Port of Edmonds. McChesney started his career... — Updated 6/1/2023

Flower baskets are out | Through Our Lens

The flower baskets are out. The City's Adopt-A-Flower Basket Program is an opportunity for businesses and citizens to make an investment in the community by adopting a flower... — Updated 6/1/2023

Alderwood water district names new general manager

John McClellan is the new general manager of Lynnwood-based Alderwood Water & Wastewater District. McClellan had served as the district's interim general manager for the past... — Updated 6/1/2023

Alderwood wastewater treatment plant wins award

The Alderwood Water & Wastewater District’s Picnic Point wastewater treatment plant was recently recognized by the Washington State Department of Ecology as the recipient of the agency’s 2022 Outstanding Performance Awards... — Updated 6/1/2023

Utility replacement project begins June 5

Construction is expected to begin on the 2023 utility replacement project Monday, June 5. It’s part of the City’s program to replace and upgrade existing water lines and sewer lines reaching the end of their useful service... — Updated 6/1/2023

Design standards; diversity grants | City Briefs

Permanent design standards approved for Highway 99 corridor City Council members have approved an ordinance that requires a 10-foot step-back at 25 feet and a 30-foot step-back for buildings over 55 feet when next to or across... — Updated 6/1/2023

UPDATED: Taki Tiki and Daphnes owners opening new businesses

Updated with the name of a restaurant. Many businesses have come and gone at 601 Fifth Ave. S. But there's some new activity, even though no dates are set for the opening of two... — Updated 6/4/2023

Asian Service Center has open house Saturday

The Edmonds-based Asian Service Center will have an "Inaugural Ceremony" open house Saturday, June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Edmonds Waterfront Center. Founded by Robert Ha,... — Updated 6/1/2023

Residents turn out for Bike to Work Day

Local residents hopped onto their bikes May 19 for national Bike to Work Day with Mayor Mike Nelson, members of the Edmonds Police Department, and City staff. Riders did not have... — Updated 6/1/2023

New director for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

A longtime south Snohomish County resident took over as CEO for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County earlier this year, leading the nonprofit's mission to prevent... — Updated 6/6/2023

Life jacket loaner stations are now open

Life jacket loaner stations are open at Lake Ballinger Waterfront Park in Mountlake Terrace and at Martha Lake County Park near Lynnwood. These self-serve stations are stocked with... — Updated 6/1/2023

Touch tank open at Olympic Beach Visitor Station

The Olympic Beach Visitor Station is one of the best places to take kids for a quick visit. It's located at the foot of the Edmonds Fishing Pier. There's no fee. The station is now... — Updated 6/1/2023

Park and run; best fiend | Police Beat

May 9 On their way Property found in patrol vehicle by recruits. 200 block Fifth Ave. S. Wrong dump Illegally dumped furniture (two couches and large glass with frame) next to... — Updated 6/1/2023

Budget agreement will maintain economic leadership | Guest View

I will be voting "yes" on the Bipartisan Budget Agreement, a necessary step to prevent catastrophic default and maintain U.S. economic leadership in the world. Passing the BBA is a... — Updated 6/1/2023

Why I happen to be a cut-up | You Have My Word(s)

What you think of me is none of my business. I heard this statement a long time ago, and it has stuck with me. Still, I have to admit I do care what people think of me. Which brings me to what I'm writing about today – rewards... — Updated 6/1/2023

A community meal in Edmonds | Arts & Appetite

Note to readers: This is not your typical restaurant review. This is about a meal enjoyed at a local dining establishment, but it is not quite a review and so needed a disclaimer.... — Updated 6/1/2023

Go, Mariners; offended and angry| Letters to the Editor

The Mariners are awesome! I have never sent a letter to an editor, and do not live in Edmonds. But a friend passes the Beacon to me, and I have found it interesting ... until the... — Updated 6/1/2023

History of the Unknown Soldier | Darn Wright

With Memorial Day still fresh in our minds, I’d like to share some history on the Unknown Soldier. On a mild October day, I was moved as I witnessed the sentinel pacing his 21... — Updated 6/1/2023

Protecting Puget Sound: The Triangle of Fire | History Files

Washington has some lovely state parks that were once a part of the coast defense system. Fort Casey on Whidbey Island was one of the forts. Also Fort Worden at Port Townsend, and... — Updated 5/25/2023

Wouldn't you like to be a grudger, too? | Moment's Notice

grudge v. : to be unwilling to give or admit: give or allow reluctantly or resentfully n. : a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will The other day at a meeting, someone made... — Updated 5/25/2023

Who is stealing LGBTQ posters? | Letters to the Editor

Who is removing LGBTQ posters? I have just discovered that LGBTQ-supporting posters are being removed from Edmonds businesses. There was a Disney Pride concert poster removed from... — Updated 5/25/2023

24-acre urban forest | Sketching Edmonds

Walking an upper trail in Pine Ridge Park, the afternoon sunlight transformed my entire view. Locals will know the spot. I knew right away this scene of the duck pond and wooden... — Updated 6/1/2023

Hawk Cramer launches campaign for school district board

Hawk Cramer has announced his candidacy for the open District 3 position on the Edmonds School District board to replace director Gary Noble, who is not seeking reelection. He has... — Updated 6/1/2023

Behavioral health services at Meadowdale gets boost

The Edmonds School District has been awarded $1.8 million to support a school-based health center at Meadowdale High School to provide behavioral health services for public school students. The grant comes from Snohomish County,... — Updated 5/25/2023

Edmonds College's Kristen NyQuist receives ACT Award

Edmonds College's Kristen NyQuist was awarded the Professional Staff Member Award during the 2023 Washington State ACT (Association of College Trustees) spring conference, hosted... — Updated 5/25/2023

Ever Yamada – Boys Track & Field

This week's Edmonds-Woodway Athlete of the Week is sophomore track and field athlete Ever Yamada. Yamada has been a standout all year and qualified for the state tournament in... — Updated 6/2/2023

Jude Willcox – Boys Golf

This week's Edmonds-Woodway Athlete of the Week is junior golfer Jude Willcox. Willcox capped off his stellar season this past week in the district tournament by becoming the first... — Updated 5/25/2023

Announcing a painting contest celebrating the Edmonds Marsh

The Edmonds Marsh Estuary Advocates (EMEA) has put out a call for artists to paint the Edmonds Marsh. “The group is excited about the possibility of returning the Edmonds Marsh to a true estuary open to Puget Sound, with the... — Updated 6/1/2023

Spray Park open; Community Fair; author event | A&E Briefs

Hazel Miller Spray Park is open In a sure sign of post-Memorial Day bliss for kids and their parents, the City of Edmonds has opened the Hazel Miller Spray Park for the season.... — Updated 6/1/2023

Museum, Edmonds Theater get funding for traveling exhibit

The Snohomish County Historic Preservation Commission recently awarded $100,000 in grant funding to nine local cultural heritage preservation projects. Among those: • The Edmonds... — Updated 5/25/2023

Student poster art winner earns $100

Marley Taylor, a second grader from Martha Lake Elementary School, is the winner of the 2023 Edmonds Arts Festival Student Art Exhibit Poster contest. Her poster is titled "The... — Updated 5/25/2023

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