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PAWS Wildlife Rehabilitation Center: A second chance for animals

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, PAWS welcomed hundreds of guests to its ribbon-cutting ceremony for the long-awaited Wildlife Rehabilitation facility, the largest in the state. Nearly 10 years to the …

Kimmi Bitter with Willis Farnsworth (guitar) and Ben Neal (bass).

'Old School' is cool again

While mainstream country music continues to blot the line between pop and rock, the popularity of roots country – think Tyler Childers, Cody Jinks, Turnpike Troubadours, Zach Bryan, and others …

Portions of Fishing Pier to close during annual clean-up

The 2024 Edmonds Fishing Pier underwater SCUBA maintenance event is Sunday, April 21, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Emerald Sea Dive Club, led by City staffer Matthew Shawhan, will lead a team of 10-15 …

Dave Turley is out as Edmonds’ director of finance

Turley is out as Edmonds’ director of finance SUB Departure is ‘mutually beneficial,’ mayor says By Brian Soergel Another finance director is gone …

UPDATED: It’s New Record Store Day(s) April 20-21 in Edmonds

Saturday, April 20, is the annual Record Store Day. Although Edmonds’ new Muscicology Co. record store and music boutique shop is too new to participate, it has decided to join the fun anyway. …

E-W's Students Saving Salmon hosting free screening of 'Coextinction'

 Edmonds-Woodway High School’s Students Saving Salmon group is hosting a free public screening of "Coextinction" 2:30 p.m. April 28 at the Edmonds-Woodway High School theater. Doors open …
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Everything you always wanted to know about Zombie films

Since he was a young boy, Scarecrow Video historian and former Everett Herald film critic Robert Horton loved watching horror movies. Some of his fondest memories were the double features he saw …
From left: Rylynn Davis as Annabeth, Hales Morris as Percy Jackson, Taylor Aguiar as Grove in Ballyhoo Theatre’s “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.”

Ballyhoo presenting ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’

  Ballyhoo Theatre has announced its spring student production: “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical.” As the half-blood son of a …
Tesla Kawakami’s winning painting, “Teenage Apocalypse.”

Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation offering scholarships

Each year, the Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation grants scholarships to Edmonds School District high school students who plan to study an arts-related field in college. The foundation offers …
The full cast for Phoenix Theatre’s “Death by Design.”
Playful murder mystery unravels in TPT’s ‘Death by Design’
Playful murder mystery unravels in TPT’s ‘Death by Design’ The settling audience suddenly quiets as the house manager appears for opening remarks. Her agenda includes a moment …
Clockwise, from top left: Chris Holt, Che Lopez, James Lorentsen, Barbara Wyatt.
Four jurors selected for Arts Fest Gallery exhibits
The 67th Annual Edmonds Arts Festival has announced its jurors for the 2024 Gallery Arts portion of the festival. Jurors select Gallery Arts participants and will award $10,000 in prizes across all …
Northwest Stream Center hosts Luminous Spring Event
Celebrate the coming of spring on Sunday, April 14 from 6-8 p.m. on the elevated forest and wetland walk at the Adopt A Stream Foundation’s Northwest Stream Center, at the south end of …
Letters to the editor
A clean sweep on city streets A big thank you to the City Of Edmonds and their street sweepers. One of their trucks comes down our street every two to three weeks, and it really makes a …
Shouting from the rooftops “Amazement” and “adoration” are the words that come to mind when describing all the hard work, fun, and love you pour into making the Edmonds …
Latest Beacon Magazine well-crafted and delectable The latest edition of The Beacon Magazine is outstanding, or should I say, delectable. After being lured in by the mysterious-looking …
Opinion
“Our world is but a land of a master jam, get up and dance.”  - Afrika Bombaataa During a chat with a dear friend last year, we learned that we shared a mutual appreciation for …
As it happens, we had a landscaping service at our home today. The owner, upon completion of their work, mentioned that he saw a group of orcas swimming just off the waterfront directly in front of …
Now that the 2024 legislative session in Olympia is in the history books, I can't but wonder how many might wonder what happened to Sen. John Lovick’s Senate Bill 6288? But before I answer …
The folks at Red Twig like to say, “Drink Coffee, Eat Well, Do Good Things.” It is a fitting tagline for a café where so many busy people like to meet in Edmonds. I have yet …
The Tilton River, which flows southwest from Mount Rainier and into the Cowlitz River, was named for – probably named by – one James Tilton. He was the surveyor general of Washington …
Schools
Driftwood Players offering 3 scholarships
Edmonds Driftwood Players, a nonprofit community theater, has announced is 2024 scholarship program. Students applying to the scholarship program will be considered for the following 2024 …
Floretum Garden Club announces 2024 scholarship
With the money made at their plant sale, the Floretum Garden Club of Edmonds is offering a $2,500 scholarship to a 2024 high school graduate, community college student, or individual planning a …
Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Nathan Zhao
EWHS student soars in National Music competition
Edmonds-Woodway High School senior Nathan Zhao is one of the best in the country when it comes to piano. He recently placed second in the prestigious Music Teachers National Association Senior …
Garden Club awards grants to 4 schools
The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club has awarded four School Garden Grants to local schools. These grants are meant to support teachers, parents, students, and administrators in developing …
A wide range of presenters, including Arvi Kvenen from Ocean Research College Academy (ORCA), hosted STEM workshops for girls during Expanding Your Horizons at Edmonds College on March 27.
Edmonds College's Expanding Your Horizons empowers over 300 girls to explore STEM fields
Edmonds College hosted over 300 girls from the Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Everett school districts from eighth to 12th grade March 27 for an Expanding Your Horizons event. The annual event, designed to …
Holy Rosary creates Easter baskets for families
Tradition had a hop to it last week as volunteers from Holy Rosary led the annual Easter Basket Project. At this year's "Bunny Patrol," more than 30 volunteers assembled 845 Easter baskets for …
he Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Program will host its annual Big Band Swing Dance.
Edmonds-Woodway High has Big Band Swing Dance
The Edmonds-Woodway High School Music Program will host its annual Big Band Swing Dance Friday at 6: 30 p.m. at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Doors open at 6. All are welcome …
STEM scholarships available
The Edmonds SnoKing Branch of the American Association of University Women is accepting applications for the Elizabeth Sears STEM Scholarship.
Obituaries
Dave Dalbotten: 1948-2024
Longtime Edmonds resident and master carpenter Dave Dalbotten passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday March 23, 2024. He was 76. He grew up in Issaquah, and had a childhood full of …
Theus "Lee" Doolittle: 1931-2024
Captain Theus "Lee" Doolittle passed away on Thursday, March 21, 2024, with his daughter by his side. Lee was born in Los Angeles, California, on April 4, 1931, to Theus and Helen Doolittle. He …
Barbara Cain: 1941-2024
Barbara Cain passed peacefully at home March 10, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She fought a long and difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. Barbara June Autry was born at home on …
Darrell J. Dedo: 1935-2024
It is with heavy hearts we are announcing the passing of Darrell J. Dedo of Edmonds. The beloved husband, father, and grandfather died on Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Swedish Hospital in Edmonds. …
Firmin G. Berclaz: 1944 – 2024
In Loving Memory of Firmin G. Berclaz November 29th 1944 – March 4th 2024 Firmin Berclaz, age 79 passed away peacefully in his sleep in Edmonds, WA on March 4th 2024 where our Lord and …
Sports

Longtime Edmonds-Woodway football coach leaves a legacy of winning

John Gradwohl has retired following 28 years of coaching Edmonds-Woodway High School football. But he hasn’t gone far: He continues to teach P.E. at the school where he has coached since …

Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale athletes are honored

Athletes from Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools have been announced as receiving 2023-24 Wesco All-League honors.
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Billions of cicadas are about to emerge from underground in a rare double-brood convergence
In the wake of North America’s recent solar eclipse, another historic natural event is on the horizon. From late April through June 2024, the largest brood of 13-year cicadas, known as Brood XIX, will co-emerge with a midwestern brood of 17-year cicadas, Brood XIII.
Removing PFAS from public water will cost billions and take time – here are ways to filter out some harmful ‘forever chemicals’ at home
Chemists invented PFAS in the 1930s to make life easier: Nonstick pans, waterproof clothing, grease-resistant food packaging and stain-resistant carpet were all made possible by PFAS. …
Gold vs. stocks: As both hit record highs, which is performing better for investors?
Money helps shed light on which is a better investment: gold or stocks.
Taylor Swift’s homage to Clara Bow
One track on Taylor Swift’s new album, “The Tortured Poets Department,” honors a long-celebrated, oft-miscast heroine of American feminism: actress Clara Bow. As historians of the 1920s, we’ve studied Bow’s fame and her cultural legacy.
10 of the best places in the US to see the northern lights in 2024
Astronomers say 2024 will be a great year to see the northern lights. Stacker used various sources to list 10 places in the U.S. to view them.