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Edmonds gets a tsunami warning siren

Could the Big Rip, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake generated by the Cascadia Subduction Zone parallel to the Washington coast, affect Edmonds? Maximilian Dixon, Hazards and Outreach... — Updated 6/24/2021

Summer concerts return to Hazel Miller Plaza

After being canceled last year due to the pandemic, the free summer concerts at Hazel Miller Plaza are back and begin next month. In addition, there will be live performances... — Updated 6/24/2021

Final day to donate items at Summer Market

This Saturday, June 26, at the Edmonds Summer Market information booth, will be the last Saturday to donate items for the Comfort and Encourage Project’s toiletry and sock drive. The Edmonds Historical Museum is gathering these... — Updated 6/24/2021

Heads up, Esperance: Fireworks now banned

Every year, residents of the slice of real estate surrounded by the city of Edmonds – Esperance – have been allowed to light fireworks on July 4 for three hours only, 9 p.m. to... — Updated 6/24/2021

July 4 parade is a go in Edmonds

Off. On. Maybe off. It's on! The Edmonds community has rallied to save the An Edmonds Kind of 4th main parade. Edmonds Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Greg Urban announced... — Updated 6/24/2021

Class of '21 ready to move on

Congratulations to all the 2021 graduates who held their recent ceremonies, including those at Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale, Edmonds Heights K-12, and Edmonds eLearning Academy. No... — Updated 6/24/2021

Juneteenth: An independence day for everyone

Independence Day celebrations are a longstanding tradition in Edmonds, with yearly parades, festivals, and fireworks downtown on the Fourth of July. But for many Americans, a... — Updated 6/24/2021

Natalie Kahn is Edmonds Beacon's new summer intern

Natalie Kahn has joined the Edmonds Beacon this summer as an intern. She will be writing and taking photographs for the paper through August. Kahn, 20, has lived in Edmonds since... — Updated 6/24/2021

Bravo's 'Top Chefs' get a taste of Edmonds

If there was any doubt about Edmonds' reputation as a culinary hotspot, this weekend may have erased all doubts. Six contestants from season six of Bravo's "Top Chef: Portland"... — Updated 6/24/2021

Council 'bickering'; 5G contract | City Briefs

Whereas, councilmembers bicker on hate-crime resolution Councilmembers on Tuesday passed a simple resolution calling for “rejecting racially based harassment and hate crimes” – focusing on recent crimes against Asian... — Updated 6/24/2021

Ferry rescue in Edmonds: 2 boats, 1 life ring

Ferries on the Edmonds-Kingston trip have made numerous rescues of scuba divers near the Edmonds dock. On Friday, June 18, crewmembers successfully rescued three of a quartet while... — Updated 6/24/2021

Summer preview: With restrictions easing, Edmonds coming back to life

It'll be busy in downtown Edmonds this weekend with the debut of Walkable Main Street and larger farmers market. But there's more coming, including July 4, the return of the... — Updated 6/22/2021

Here comes the sun (and heat) | Through Your Lens

With possible record-breaking heat coming our way, beachgoers in Edmonds enjoyed a relatively mild day on Wednesday. But expect temps to cook this... — Updated 6/23/2021

Donations for the upcoming heatwave | Letter to the Editor

Our area is going to be under an excessive heat warning this weekend. Temperatures are forecast to soar over 90 and possibly 100 this weekend in Western Washington. This will be a... — Updated 6/23/2021

City's future at stake: Council to review 5 housing proposals

Five proposals from the Citizens Housing Commission will get a first review by the City Council at a special study session 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24. You can watch live on City's... — Updated 6/23/2021

Vinbero gets a ribbon-cutting

Pictured: Greg Urban and Alicia Moreno of the Edmonds Chamber, owners Kali and Kris Kelnero, Strom Peterson and Maria Montalvo, Mayor Mike Nelson, and Vinbero staff and community... — Updated 6/19/2021

Congrats to Scriber Lake graduates

Scriber Lake High School in Edmonds held its graduation ceremony Thursday, June 17. Congrats to all the 2021... — Updated 6/22/2021

Graduation ceremonies to be live streamed

Live streaming for all Edmonds School District 2021 commencement celebrations is provided by the Mountlake Terrace High School CTE Communication Club, Hawk Broadcasting Network... — Updated 6/17/2021

Helping save a life at 35,000 feet

In her long career as a physician, Laura Ballard attended to many emergencies, under various circumstances. But it took her until retirement to save a life at 35,000 feet. On May... — Updated 6/17/2021

Council nixes commission that sets their pay

The City's Salary Commission is no more. Once again. Last week, councilmembers were taking up the City's proposal to change the regular cycle of the Salary Commission from every... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Respect the fireworks ban | Guest View

Happy Fourth of July, Snohomish County. I'm Chris Teofilak, one of the seven citizens elected to serve on South County Fire's Board of Commissioners. Our regional fire authority... — Updated 6/24/2021

The wild mammals of Edmonds | Greener Edmonds

We Edmondites are lucky to have so much wildlife around us. One reason for this is that great big natural area at our doorstep, Puget Sound. Our marine mammals include otters,... — Updated 6/24/2021

The Blackbird Café & Bar: A most successful makeover | Arts & Appetite

We humans are usually not so fond of change, especially change of a favorite "neighborhood" restaurant. A couple of years ago, this column featured Hill's Restaurant & Bar, a... — Updated 6/24/2021

City Council mistake; dangerous traffic | Letters to the Editor

Former mayor: Dumping Salary Commission a mistake Re: "Council nixes commission that sets their pay" (June 17): As a 14-year City of Edmonds elected official, I can testify through... — Updated 6/24/2021

A modest proposal for a new era | Chuck's World

I was out sitting on my daughter’s porch in Texas a few weeks ago, an experience not unlike eating ice cream too fast. It feels really good until it doesn’t, as the joy of... — Updated 6/24/2021

Waterfront Center: Who, what, when, where, why | Guest View

During the pandemic, like many families, we got a puppy. One of the most difficult things to teach a puppy is “wait.” You put the delicious bowl of food on the floor then ask... — Updated 6/17/2021

2 organizations preserving Edmonds history; you can help | History Files

Edmonds has many civic, cultural, and historic assets that are usually found only in larger cities. While COVID has upset some of the organizations, most continue, such as the... — Updated 6/17/2021

Fuzzy focus; Salary Commission; acronyms | Letters to the Editor

Beating ourselves up is not necessary, but ... I am writing in response to last week's letter from Tom Spear ("Focus on the future, not the past," June 3): I don't know you, so I... — Updated 6/17/2021

The choreography of caution | Chuck's World

We’ve been putting out little fires for a few weeks, my community of friends, manageable trauma for the post-pandemic era and not unexpected. Some are desperate to hand out... — Updated 6/17/2021

Sign of the times: Van life | Moment's Notice

A few months ago, I met up with a former student who had been spending most of the pandemic driving across the States, seeing the country, and making money driving for Instacart... — Updated 6/17/2021

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Bob Fuller: Remembering a Scriber Lake High hero

Editor's note: Last week, Scriber Lake High English teacher Marjie Bowker shared the story the late Bob Fuller, a generous supporter of the school's writing program – along with... — Updated 6/24/2021

Our kids: Bob Fuller's investment

Editor's note: "This Smile is for Everyone Else" ( is the eighth collection of true stories written by students at Scriber Lake High School in Edmonds. It is... — Updated 6/17/2021

Edmonds College has drive-thru commencement celebration

Edmonds College will host an on-campus, drive-through commencement celebration 2-5 p.m. Friday, June 18. Faculty and staff will cheer on graduates as they drive or walk through the... — Updated 6/17/2021

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French Chocolate Cake | Let's Cook!

This is a one-bowl classic chocolate cake recipe that is in every French family's repertoire. Growing up in France, it is one of the first desserts I learned to make as a little... — Updated 6/24/2021

In-person Oktoberfest returning to Edmonds

An in-person Oktoberfest is back in Edmonds for September. The Edmonds Rotary Club program, which kicked off in 2019, was forced to go virtual last year due to the pandemic. This... — Updated 6/24/2021

Summer events bring the traffic (the people kind) | Through Our Lens

Summer officially began Sunday, but it arrived a bit early in Edmonds on the day before with the opening of Walkable Main Street and the Summer Market. Walkable Main Street... — Updated 6/24/2021

St. Alban's invites visitors to walk the church labyrinth

The grass labyrinth at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds is always open. But with warmer weather, the church is invited visitors to visit it at 21405 82nd Place West.... — Updated 6/24/2021

Hazel Miller Spray Park will reopen July 1

Here you go, kids. The Hazel Miller Spray Park at City Park will open Thursday, July 1. "We are very excited to reopen one of the City's most popular summer attractions" said... — Updated 6/17/2021

Museum Youth Commission creates 'Melodies & Masterpieces'

Cascadia Art Museum’ Youth Advisory Committee hosts a free virtual event exploring the relationship between music and art for all ages June 20 from 1-2:30 p.m. In “Melodies & Masterpieces,” participants will explore the... — Updated 6/17/2021

Hill Country Salsa | Let's Cook!

This recipe is a family favorite. It is from the Hill Country in Texas and it is perfect as a dip with tortilla chips or as a hearty topping for eggs, Mexican dishes, or just by... — Updated 6/23/2021

Local chefs cooking up treats for ECA Spotlight Summer Series

Edmonds Center for the Arts has announced its first-ever Spotlight Summer Series, kicking off on June 24. ECA will put the spotlight on artists, local musicians, some of Edmonds'... — Updated 6/17/2021

Driftwood scholarship; Craze magazine | A&E Briefs

Driftwood Players announces 2021 scholarship recipients Edmonds Driftwood Players has named Cami Taliaferro-Barber the winner of its 2021 $500 Ralph Eaton Technical Theatre Scholarship, started in 2011 by the family of Ralph... — Updated 6/17/2021

Calling all hams: Radio Field Day is June 26

The Edmonds Woodway Amateur Radio Club will have its 2021 Field Day exercises 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview... — Updated 6/17/2021

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In Memorium: Frances Ann Sabine 1920-2018

Frances Ann Sabine, 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Fairwinds at Brighton Court in Lynnwood, Washington, on March 9, 2018. She is survived in death by her daughter,... — Updated 6/24/2021

Kathryn Knaack 1942-2021

Kathryn M. Knaack, 78, of Edmonds, died May 23, 2021 in Shoreline. She was born and raised in Seattle where she graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in education. She taught school in Oakland, Calif., and the... — Updated 6/24/2021

Kathleen DeLap 1942-2021

Kathleen Theonne DeLap (née Hanna) lost her courageous battle against cancer in the early morning of May 21, 2021, in Seattle. She leaves behind her husband of 50 years, Arden... — Updated 6/24/2021

Daniel Joseph Furey 1953-2021

Daniel Joseph Furey of Sequim, Washington, passed away April 3, 2021, at Swedish Medical Center-Cherry Hill in Seattle. He was 67. Daniel was born Sept. 30, 1953, in Chicago to... — Updated 6/17/2021

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