St. Alban's Church plans Drive-By Food Drop Nov. 7

St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds will hold another "Drive-By Food Drop" 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 to collect contributions for local area food banks from surrounding... — Updated 10/25/2020

Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt in Edmonds

Downtown businesses are hosting a scavenger hunt for school-age children and their families to encourage safe fun while supporting local. The scavenger hunt forms are available to download and fill out and turn in through Nov. 1.... — Updated 10/22/2020

Cascade Symphony's opening night to be streamed Oct. 26

Edmonds-based Cascade Symphony Orchestra will have a "Virtual Opening Night" concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The online performance replaces the first of two remaining 2020... — Updated 10/22/2020 Full story

COVID: County case count highest since early 2020

The two-week case rate for the period ending Oct. 17 is the highest it has been since the first wave of COVID-19 in early 2020. The rate has increased from 70.6 per 100,000... — Updated 10/21/2020

Woodway taxes thinly disguised, inequitable | Letter to the Editor

On Oct. 19, the Town of Woodway Council passed Resolution 2020-619 to implement a utility franchise fee and utility tax. While both will be levied directly on Olympic View Water... — Updated 10/20/2020

Parking garage construction begins at Lynnwood Transit Center

Construction has begun on a new parking garage at Sound Transit's Lynnwood Transit Center. The new garage will contain 1,670 parking stalls in a five-story structure. Along with... — Updated 10/20/2020

October surprises and the news you need | Chuck's World

I am a keeper of irrelevant anniversaries, which strikes me as a talent not unlike being able to raise one eyebrow or dislocate your little finger, mostly because I can also do... — Updated 10/19/2020 Full story

Fortuna Law PLLC moves to Edmonds

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fortuna Law PLLC, which moved its firm from Lynnwood to downtown Edmonds. It's a 543 Main St., Pictured,... — Updated 10/19/2020

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The Beacon invites you to partner with us for a sustainable future

Dear Reader, 2020 may be remembered, ironically, as the year everyone would like to forget. From a pandemic to an economic collapse to political polarization and more, this has... — Updated 10/19/2020 Full story

Waterfront Center names community room after Rose Cantwell

One person has been instrumental in setting the Edmonds Waterfront Center in motion many years ago. That's Rose Cantwell. Cantwell was an active member of the Senior Center... — Updated 10/18/2020

Mulch-spreading beautifies Edmonds Center for the Arts

Looking good. Edmonds in Bloom had a mulch-spreading event on Wednesday, Oct. 14, with seven volunteers and three wheelbarrows to spread 5 yards of bark to cover its recently... — Updated 10/17/2020 Full story

Mr. Darcy visits the pumpkin family at Holy Rosary

It's that time of year again, and Edmonds' famous Mr. Darcy pays a social call to the Pumpkin Family in front of Holy Rosary... — Updated 10/16/2020

Halloween: It's getting close

Boo! Lee Lagschulte sent us these pictures from around Edmonds on her many walks around town. Two weeks until Halloween – but a reminder that businesses will not be handing out... — Updated 10/16/2020

Housing Commission online open house extended

The City of Edmonds has extended an online open house and community survey about its second set of housing ideas. The open house and survey are part of community outreach by the Edmonds Housing Commission to gather and organize... — Updated 10/15/2020

Fire & The Feast: Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie opening Italian restaurant

Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie of Feedme Hospitality and Restaurant Group plan to open an Italian restaurant at 526 Main Street – Fire & The Feast – in the space vacated by Epulo, which moved to the spot vacated by 190 Sunset... — Updated 10/15/2020

2020 Citizen of the Year: Casey Davis, Edmonds Food Bank volunteers

Traditionally, the Edmonds Food Bank serves about 350 people every week. That number doubled after the coronavirus took hold in March. But the more than 300 volunteers at the food... — Updated 10/14/2020

Patient records stolen from Edmonds clinic, recovered by police

On Aug. 31, employees of the Health and Wellness Clinic at 22005 76th Ave. W in Edmonds discovered that a storage room where patient records were kept had been broken into,... — Updated 10/14/2020

Beacon journalists honored at newspaper association conference

Beacon Publishing picked up eight awards last week at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, which was held online. Edmonds Beacon Editor Brian Soergel... — Updated 10/14/2020

A peek at the Edmonds Waterfront Center

Edmonds Waterfront Center Executive Director Daniel Johnson and Facilities Manager Eric Moss are really excited to show guests around the new building that replaces the senior... — Updated 10/14/2020

A year of travel has changed focus on domestic priorities | Prime Living

We step out of our car, immediately fascinated with two young women and many HUGE pack animals (horses and mules) they were loading with 8x8 posts. The critters were tethered to... — Updated 10/16/2020

Waterfront Center: The last mile | Guest View

For the last six years, we have been on a marathon to build a new home for the Edmonds Senior Center. It was a small handful of dedicated board members and staff who first set off... — Updated 10/14/2020 Full story

From the sink to the Sound | Greener Edmonds

There are two systems that move water from our neighborhoods and businesses to Puget Sound. Storm drains and sewers do this, but in different ways. Sewer water gets treated along... — Updated 10/14/2020

When a bubble-wrapped society bursts: The era of courage | Veterans Corner

Our country was not founded through the means of peaceful times and negotiations. Disease, battles, wars, and fundamental disagreements are the foundation from which this nation... — Updated 10/14/2020

Thanks for coverage | Letters to the Editor

Thoughtful coverage on tragic situation at Boo Han Oriental Market My name is Natalie Dolci, and I'm an Edmonds resident and a social worker who has spent my whole career working... — Updated 10/14/2020 Full story

Discovering my inner dragon after all these years | Chuck's World

My father-in-law was visiting one summer when my kids were little, and he came across one of those parenting magazines that were always hanging around the coffee table. He laughed,... — Updated 10/14/2020

Uh-oh: Mercury is in retrograde | Moment's Notice

“Mercury is going to be in retrograde until the election,” said a friend the other day. “I don’t really know what that means other than things are going to be really messed... — Updated 10/14/2020

Increasing COVID cases could delay return to school

At a community forum held on Zoom and YouTube Oct. 12, Edmonds School District Superintendent Gustavo Balderas and other administrators said a return to school could be paused as COVID-19 cases increase in Snohomish County.... — Updated 10/14/2020

Enrollment drops in Edmonds School District

Enrollment in state schools has dropped during the COVID-19 pandemic as parents balance choices for education and health, and more families delay kindergarten. The Office of the... — Updated 10/14/2020

Edmonds College gets $2.2 million Title III grant

Edmonds College has been awarded a competitive federal Title III grant. EC will receive more than $2.2 million over a five-year period, with the college saying it will allow it to... — Updated 10/14/2020

Edmonds College gets community resource advocate

Edmonds College, Volunteers of America of Western Washington, and Verdant Health Commission have partnered to place a 2-1-1 community resource advocate at the EC campus. The CRA will serve students and local community members in... — Updated 10/14/2020

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Sketching downtown Edmonds | Through Our Lens

Tracy Felix, right, and Diane Adams spent part of Saturday afternoon sketching Edmonds scenes from the concrete bench in front of Sound Styles. Felix, from ARTspot, said the store... — Updated 10/14/2020

Scarecrow Festival: Judges are set

Scarecrow season has arrived. "After an exhaustive search during which we turned over every gravestone, and even consulted a Transylvania-based headhunter agency, we've come up... — Updated 10/14/2020

Diversity Film Series resumes – on Zoom

The Edmonds Diversity Commission kicks off its fourth season of the Diversity Film Series this month, with the first free screening 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19. Since the films... — Updated 10/14/2020

'Dear Edmonds' card campaign benefits nonprofits

During this past summer, Edmonds and Ballard launched handmade greeting card campaigns to foster creativity, encourage connection, and support local nonprofit organizations. "Dear... — Updated 10/14/2020

Edmonds Library waiting on Sno-Isle decision to reopen

New guidance from Gov. Jay Inslee has opened opportunities for public library services during COVID-19 restrictions, but Edmonds Library manager Richard Suico said he is waiting... — Updated 10/14/2020

ECA gets monetary award for dementia programming

Edmonds Center for the Arts has received a $25,000 Maude’s Award – dedicated to enriching the quality of life for persons living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias and their care partners – by celebrating and... — Updated 10/14/2020

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