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UPDATED: E. coli outbreak likely tied to PCC

Editor's note: This story has been updated with a statement from PCC. An E. coli strain that sent a child to the hospital in Snohomish County may be tied to a PCC Market brand... — Updated 5/15/2021

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Nonpartisan solutions? New group to give it a try

You don't need corrective lenses to see combative partisanship nationally, statewide, and right here in Edmonds. But a new grassroots organization with the optimistic moniker of... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Rescue training north of jetty

Do not be alarmed. A sign at Brackett's Landing North in Edmonds on Saturday, May 15, alerts strollers and beachgoers that divers are undergoing rescue... — Updated 5/15/2021

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E-W graduate to journey abroad on Fulbright Scholarship

Beatrice Garrard, who graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School and is a graduate student alumna from the University of Montana, will head abroad on Fulbright scholarship this... — Updated 5/14/2021

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Getting low in Edmonds | Through Your Lens

Lee Lageschulte took these shots of low tide at Brackett's Landing in Edmonds at noon Thursday, May 13. Beautiful weather today. Enjoy it if you... — Updated 5/13/2021

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July 4th parade and fireworks canceled in Edmonds

The July 4th parade and fireworks have been canceled for the second straight year in Edmonds, and we all know the culprit: the pandemic. It's a big loss for downtown business, as... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Agreement could bring more low-income housing

They are among the most desired apartments in Edmonds. They're in prime locations and the rents are to die for. But if you're not on the waiting list now, you may have to wait... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Marina Beach Park facelift in near future | City Briefs

Edmonds councilmembers have approved Mayor Mike Nelson's authorization to sign the State of Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Certification of Applicant Match for two... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Yost Pool summer season is on schedule for June

The Dale Turner YMCA will again be operating Yost Pool this summer while adhering to COVID safety guidelines. The preseason schedule begins June 14 and the regular season June 28,... — Updated 5/15/2021

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Fly Fishers help to release coho into stream

On April 24, members of the Olympic Fly Fishers of Edmonds assisted Sound Salmon Solutions at the Willow Creek Fish Hatchery in Edmonds with hatchery director Brooke Skowyra.... — Updated 5/13/2021

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New state orca recovery coordinator named

The general manager of Puget Sound Express has high hopes for Olympia resident and long-time environmental advocate Tara Galuska, who the Governor's Salmon Recovery Office named to... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Cemetery memorial rebuilt in time for Mother's Day

Almost two years after a drunken driver took out his mother's custom-made grave marker at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, all is peaceful once again. On Friday, May 7, Jay Larkin... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Saturday morning breakfast with a view – and romance

My husband and I had lots of errands to run on a recent Saturday morning, and we thought "Let's treat ourselves to a tasty breakfast with a nice view first," so off we went. We... — Updated 5/15/2021

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Hunniwater gets grant from Ready for Business Fund

Edmonds-based Hunniwater has received a $2,500 cash grant from Ready for Business Fund, a relief program launched by GSBA, Washington State's LGBTQ and allied chamber of commerce,... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Museum celebrates operations director Nate Hegerberg

As part of Cascadia Art Museum's fifth anniversary, it is celebrating Director of Operations Nate Hegerberg, who has been with the museum from the beginning. Hegerberg has worked... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Ed! names new advisory members; has summer campaign

The Edmonds Downtown Alliance (ED!) has named the newest members of its advisory board, voted on as part of it April 28 annual member meeting. They are: – Blake Fisher; Blake... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Getaways, stolen vehicles | Police Beat

March 2 Tension Customer attacked by another customer for unknown reason. The suspect was not located. 21900 block Highway 99. Creepy Juvenile female walking home reported an... — Updated 5/13/2021

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A sign of spring: Farmers market season opens in Edmonds

The popular farmers market season kicked off in Edmonds Saturday, May 1, with Edmonds Historical Museum's Garden Market. There were plenty of items for the garden and the home. And... — Updated 5/13/2021

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July 4th parade and fireworks canceled in Edmonds

The July 4th parade and fireworks have been canceled for the second straight year in Edmonds, and we all know the culprit: the pandemic. It's a big loss for downtown business, as... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Open letter to Council President Susan Paine | Letter to the Editor

The Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds (ACE) wrote to you on March 30, 2021, with concerns about lack of advance notice to Edmonds residents when council addresses Citizens Housing... — Updated 5/7/2021

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Wake up: Stop the Seattlefication of our Edmonds | Guest View

As background, I'm a 40-year resident of Edmonds, having raised my children in the Edmonds School District. I'm remarried to a Seattle resident who I had to coerce to move this far... — Updated 5/13/2021

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A housing approach that reflects citizen input | Guest View

As the City Council starts to discuss the Edmonds Citizens Housing Commission's (ECHC) recommended policies, some of us who served as commissioners and alternates would like to... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Impossible to choose just one at Bucatini | Arts & Appetite

The other night, we were in the mood for hearty, delicious Italian food but did not have the time to make homemade pasta or different sauces to satisfy our individual cravings or... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Time to get back on the dais; questioning bike lanes | Letters to the Editor

City Council: Time to get back on the dais I believe it is time for the City Council to meet in person and allow the public to attend the meetings. There are many ways to ensure... — Updated 5/13/2021

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The re-entry chronicles, part one | Chuck's World

I walked inside a building last week, one of those COVID-inspired moments that I’m sure will be represented in at least three Super Bowl ads next year. You know what I mean. The... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Plugging in: Cars powered by electrons | Greener Edmonds

The City of Edmonds Climate Change Action Plan estimates that over half of all greenhouse gas emissions here are due to transportation. Switching from a gas to a plug-in electric... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Edmonds Arts Festival history shows its commitment to community | Guest View

The Edmonds Arts Festival has grown from a small community art fair to one of the most prestigious in the Pacific Northwest, attracting artists from across the nation and Canada,... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Legislative update: House Democrats focused on four objectives | Guest View

We can all agree that this past year has been one like no other, and the same can be said for the 2021 legislative session. The House of Representatives, which I am proud to be a... — Updated 5/5/2021

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The life of a home | Moment's Notice

Home is where the heart is.There’s no place like home.Home, Sweet Home. For all our lives, we organize everything around home, whatever form it takes. We leave home to go to the... — Updated 5/5/2021

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Should the Edmonds fountain just go away? | Letters to the Editor

Walkable Main Street: Disappointed in people Regarding Walkable Main Street survey (see story, page 1) I am disappointed that more people did not listen to the very real concerns... — Updated 5/5/2021

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2 Meadowdale students get scholarships

Sno-King School Retirees have chosen four students to receive $2000 scholarships for the 2021-2022 school year to begin their university education. The unit consists of retired... — Updated 5/14/2021

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Edmonds VFW Post 8870 announces 2021 scholarship winners

VFW Post 8870 awards scholarships annually to deserving local high school graduates. This spring, we are pleased to announce the following winners of $1,500 scholarships... — Updated 5/14/2021

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E-W student honored for photo | School Briefs

Edmonds-Woodway student honored for black-and-white photo Logan Bury, an Edmonds-Woodway High School senior, earned an honorable mention award in Schack Art Center's 2021 Black... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Photomarathon: A photo contest with a twist

The annual Photomarathon, organized by the Rotary Club of Edmonds, provides an opportunity to view the community through a new lens. The event is one of only two in the country and... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Cascadia Art Museum hires executive director

The board of directors of Edmonds' Cascadia Art Museum appointed Melissa Chittenden as executive director. Chittenden, born and raised in the Seattle area, comes to Cascadia Art... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Edmonds Jazz Connection aims for 2022 comeback

More than 20 years ago, the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers started an event that has be-come a popular tradition around Memorial Day – The Edmonds Jazz Connection. The Jazz... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Edmonds author's novel explores ex-pat living

Edmonds author Nicki Chen has released a novel, "When in Vanuatu," that explores the world of ex-pat living, in particular for the spouses of those working abroad. The novel was... — Updated 5/6/2021

EWC offers diabetes, advanced directive classes

The Edmonds Waterfront Center Health and Wellness Department is offering two workshops this month. The free classes are led by Sue Shearer and Edmonds Beacon Health and Wellness columnist Michelle Reitan. The classes will be held... — Updated 5/6/2021

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Gregory Allen Hall 1953-2021

Greg was born on Sept. 3, 1953, in Walla Walla, Washington. He died suddenly on February 12, 2021, at this home in Hollywood, California. He attended elementary schools in Cheney,... — Updated 5/13/2021

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Ida Maria Fernandez 1927-2020

Ida Maria Fernandez, 92, of Lynnwood, died Feb. 7, 2020, at her residence. She was born in Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany, on May 7, 1927. She was a retired U.S. postal clerk and... — Updated 5/6/2021

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