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Edmonds auto licensing office closing Feb. 29; Lynn Kamacho, Marci Norman new owners

Edmonds Auto License will close Feb. 29 to transition to new owners and reopen March 6 at 9 a.m. The licensing station is inside Ace Hardware, 550 Fifth Ave. S. The current appointee, …

Rick Steves Service Above Self winner: Tana Axtelle

Tana Axtelle is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Edmonds’ third annual  Rick Steves Service Above Self award. The club said the inspiration for this award is European travel expert …

Free Play, Last Call, headline DeMiero Jazz Festival

The 48th annual DeMiero Jazz Festival takes place at several downtown Edmonds locations March 7-9. This music education event brings in more than 50 jazz choirs for a noncompetitive, inspiring chance …

Housing Hope development under construction in Edmonds

Madrona Highlands, Housing Hope's first development in south Snohomish County and in partnership with Edmonds Lutheran Church, is now going up on 1.35 acres of vacant ground east of the church. …

Ferries: Edmonds-Kingston is No. 1 in farebox recovery ratio

Washington State Ferries recently released updated data on its farebox recovery ratio (PDF 4.1MB) , or the percentage of customer fares that paid for WSF operating costs. Systemwide, the farebox …

Edmonds groups receive $34K for promotion

Four Edmonds organizations are among 39 whose tourism projects and promotions have received $600,000 in grants from Snohomish County’s Hotel-Motel Small Fund, which invests in efforts that …

Town Hall: Affordable housing a hot topic

Saturday morning’s town hall meeting with 21 st Legislative District officials wasn’t quite like the scene from the Academy Award-winning movie “Network” where the fictional …

Spoken-word poetry: Anastacia-Reneé returns to the PNW

When Anastacia-Reneé takes to the stage at the Edmonds Center for the Arts March 1, it will mark a homecoming of sorts for the queer writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, speaker, and …
The award-winning King’s High School cheer team.

King’s cheer crowned national champions

The King’s High School cheer team has returned from the USA Spirit Nationals competition in Anaheim with a national championship trophy for 2024. The Shoreline cheer squad was …

March 12 presidential primary is underway

On Thursday, Snohomish County Elections will mail ballots for the March 12 presidential primary to 507,000 registered voters in Washington state. The primary is an opportunity for voters to help …
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Cocoon House founder to read at Edmonds Bookshop during Art Walk Edmonds

Whidbey Island author and therapist Sarri Gilman will be reading from her book, “Cocoon,” at Edmonds Bookshop 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, during Art Walk Edmonds. Gilman is the …
A Newport greeting. Right,

Enjoy the coastal charms of Newport, Oregon

With a name like Cape Foulweather, I expected gusty winds and pelting rain on my early winter visit to this area of the Oregon coast. After all, Captain Cook had coined the name for the place due to …

Edmonds Arts Festival: 2 calls for artists this year

In an attempt to simplify the entry process, the Edmonds Arts Festival this year will have two calls for artists for the juried Gallery Arts portion of the festival June 12-14. Both calls open Feb. …

Peeking inside the Edmonds Museum’s old jail

Each month on the first Saturday, I take a group of artists someplace interesting in the downtown area of Edmonds. When I first started this activity, which normally takes place in an outdoor …
Eva Stone

'Debuts'

The title of Edmonds’ Olympic Ballet Theatre’s newest production, “Debuts,” couldn’t be more on point for Eva Stone. She’s a professional choreographer and …
Sarah Buxton

Community: Sno-Isle Reads Together begins with ‘Hollow Kingdom

Sno-Isle Libraries is launching its inaugural community reading program, Sno-Isle Reads Together. The intention is to connect with your community as it reads the same book. The selected …
Opinion
Letters to the Editor

Should City Attorney be on Zoom to save costs?

Why not have City Attorney on Zoom? I believe our City Attorney contract states the following: When our services require travel to Edmonds, regardless of the actual travel time, a one-hour …

Going back: Bar Dojo, Fire & the Feast, Hosoonyi, Gyros Kebab

This winter has had its chills, and sometimes we just want to have a meal we know will warm our taste buds and our souls.  With no shortage of options in our area, this week’s Arts …

The cold truth about ice cream

Just what possessed me to write today, in the dead of winter, about ice cream? Here goes: I had this elementary school teacher years ago who told me to eat ice cream on cold winter days to warm …
The world has been informed that Alexei Navalny died in a Russian prison. This hits close to me not just because I have greatly admired Mr. Navalny for many years, but because I am dismayed to see …
February being Black History Month, let us not forget that her name was famous among many. But today Elizabeth Jennings Graham, who had a lot to do with the Civil Rights Movement, was until recently …
“I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain and the words that dance between people. And for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive …
The following information was submitted to the submit news form on www.edmondsbeacon.com: first name: Mike last name: Biggins address: 110 8th Ave N city: Edmonds state: WA …
Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from Tuesday’s special election show how committed voters are to their local public …
A rare find at Anchor Chic I bought a blazer at Anchor Chic recently. The label said "Custom clothing by Sherman Funmaker." The fabric looked Native, but with so many "Native-inspired" clothing …
Schools
ESD Superintendent Rebecca Miner

Assessment: How to know if students are learning material

First, I’d like to extend my deepest gratitude to our voters who supported both Proposition 1 (the school construction bond) and Proposition 2 (the replacement technology/capital levy). I …
Jim Traner

VFW announces James Traner Memorial Scholarships

Duane Bowman, commander of Edmonds’ VFW post 8870, has announced the post will, once again, offer its James Traner Memorial Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Traner, an Army …
Edmonds College

Edmonds College to host Multicultural Job Fair Feb. 14

Edmonds College will host a Multicultural Job Fair Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. on the first floor of Brier Hall.  Edmonds’ English Language Acquisition (ELA) students and the …

Edmonds College: $532K for vehicle charging stations

Edmonds College will install electric vehicle chargers in parking lots across the campus, after receiving a $532,500 grant from the Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program. Gov. Jay …
Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs
Student Mock Election now open for K-12 students
K-12 students across the state can now participate in the 2024 Student Mock Election presented by the Office of the Secretary of State. The Student Mock Election is a nonpartisan, educational …
Kids in Transition benefit; Gonzaga students honored
Benefit March 2 for low-income, homeless students Tickets are on sale for the annual Washington Kids in Transition  Out of Jeopardy Auction  and Gala. The event is 6 p.m. …
From 2020: Foundation for Edmonds School District members take in donations.
Foundation for Edmonds School District celebrating 40 years
The Foundation for Edmonds School District is celebrating its 40th anniversary of supporting students, families, and educators in the Edmonds School District. Since its inception in 1984, the …
Obituaries
Doris Garton: 1935-2024
On Sunday, January 21, 2024, Doris peacefully passed away after a long and full life. Her battle with Alzheimer's never took away her cheerful attitude and bright smile. She was born May 14, 1935, in …
Dorothy Ann Sittauer: 1930-2024
Dorothy Ann Sittauer, age 93, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024 surrounded by loving family after a brief illness. Dorothy was born on April 28, 1930 in Sykeston, North Dakota to John and …
Larry Mason Fuller: 1937-2024
Larry Mason Fuller, 86, died February 9, 2024, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born September 2, 1937, to Mason and Ethel (Jones) Fuller in Crosby, MN. He had one sister, Ann. His early childhood was …
Phillip Maurice Elvrum: 1929-2024
Feisty at 94, wearing his Devils Lake T-shirt, with his family singing all of his favorite songs, Phillip Maurice Elvrum passed peacefully on January 5, 2024. Phil liked to introduce himself saying …
Joshua Andrew Cook: 1975-2024
It is with a heavy heart I write this obituary. Joshua left us unexpectedly January 22, 2024, leaving a large extended family and many friends in grief and sorrow. His welcoming …
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Biggest March Madness upsets since 1982
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the biggest men's March Madness upsets since 1982—when the term was coined—using Sports Reference data.
Making the moral of the story stick − a media psychologist explains the research behind ‘Sesame Street,’ ‘Arthur’ and other children’s TV
To adult viewers, educational media content for children, such as “Sesame Street” or “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” may seem rather simplistic. The pacing is slow, key themes are often repeated and the visual aspects tend to be plain.…
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
Most surprising March Madness winners of all time
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the most surprising men's March Madness national champions of the last 40 years using Sports Reference data.
Why does a leap year have 366 days?
Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d …