What COVID vaccine? Edmonds author loses 6 months to amnesia

On April 2, Jennifer Bardsley suddenly forgot everything from the past six months. It's as if Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day never happened. After numerous tests,... — Updated 9/16/2021

The colors of the rainbow

Lee Lageshulte sent us this picture of rainbow spotted from Edmonds this morning, Sept. 22. "Nice way to start the day!" she... — Updated 9/22/2021

Woodway: Small explosive device leads to Town Hall evacuation

A small explosive device found on a playground near Woodway Town Hall was successfully removed by a member of Everett Police Department Tuesday, Sept. 21. There were no injuries... — Updated 9/21/2021

Progress: Work begins on 'Welcome' sign in Edmonds

A year ago, The Beacon asked the City for a comment on progress of the new "Welcome to Downtown Edmonds" sign on SR 104 leading into Fifth Avenue South. Because of decreased... — Updated 9/21/2021

Child passenger safety week is Sept. 19-25

South County Fire and Safe Kids Snohomish County encourage parents and caregivers to check their child's car seat or booster to make sure their little one is riding safely during... — Updated 9/19/2021

Housing: Edmonds Civic Roundtable hosts virtual event

The newly formed Edmonds Civic Roundtable will host a meeting on housing 4-6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27. The public is invited to participate in the free "roundtable open virtual... — Updated 9/20/2021

Edmonds Art Studio Tour 2021

The 2021 Edmonds Art Studio Tour began Saturday, Sept. 18, and continues Sunday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It's a chance to meet 35 of the area's... — Updated 9/18/2021

Council to interview Development Services director candidates

Edmonds City Council members will interview two candidates for the position of Development Services Director, a position vacant since the July 1 retirement of Shane Hope. The... — Updated 9/17/2021

The return of Deadmonds

Could Deadmonds be making a comeback? It's already here, if you ask Edmonds lino-cut printmaker Chris Minor, one of the artists on this weekend's Edmonds Art Studio Tour, a free... — Updated 9/21/2021


Attendance is down; COVID cases are being tracked

The coronavirus pandemic continues to leave its mark on the Edmonds School District, with enrollment numbers significantly down, and Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools... — Updated 9/15/2021

Subscribers step up to support The Beacon

Dear readers, We wrapped up our August Subscriber Appreciation Month with many new readers as well as existing subscribers who signed up for another year, even months before their... — Updated 9/15/2021

20 years ago: 9/11 commemorated in Edmonds

The pandemic forced a smaller version of South County Fire's annual 9/11 ceremony at Fire Station 17 in Edmonds in 2021. The event – on the 20th anniversary of the terrorist... — Updated 9/18/2021

Edmonds forms community homelessness task force

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson announced Wednesday, Sept. 15, his plan to form a community task force on homelessness to provide recommendations on how best to respond to issues facing... — Updated 9/15/2021

Edmonds Town halls to focus on spending priorities

As the City Council prepares its budget priorities for the 2022 budgeting session, Councilmember Vivian Olson will hold six town hall meetings throughout the city to hear from... — Updated 9/15/2021


Will Chen campaign kickoff Sept. 18 at Hickman Park

City Council candidate Will Chen will have his kickoff event 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 18 at Hickman Park, 23700 104th Ave W, Edmonds. Chen will be facing Janelle Cass in the Nov. 3... — Updated 9/15/2021

Civic Park artist selection process public meeting

The development of Civic Park in Edmonds is now underway, and there will be several opportunities for community members to be involved in the creation of an art element for the... — Updated 9/21/2021

Where's the art?; grateful | Letters to the Editor

Potlatch Bistro: Do I have a point, or am I simply out to lunch? I am not a fancy guy. When I had to take art appreciation in school, I barely passed. But am I the only person... — Updated 9/16/2021

Muscling in: Classic Car Show

The 20th anniversary of the Edmonds Classic Car & Motorcycle Show was short on motorcycles, as the drizzly skies no doubt keep some away. But there were plenty of muscle and... — Updated 9/18/2021

More vino: Dusted Valley opening tasting room in Edmonds

There are several breweries and numerous drinking spots in town where you can down a frothy beer from the tap or sample a flight of beers. Wine, of course, is abundant, but Edmonds... — Updated 9/16/2021

Fire department: Child window falls at record levels in county

South County Fire is urging parents and caregivers of young children to take precautions as injuries from child window falls are nearing record-setting levels in Snohomish County.... — Updated 9/16/2021


Setting the record straight on chamber finances | Guest View

At the Edmonds City Council Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, during the council’s discussion of the awarding of grants in the Edmonds Rescue Plan Fund, comments were made regarding the finances of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce.... — Updated 9/16/2021

All about salmon in Edmonds: Barriers, where to watch | Greener Edmonds

Two of the species of North American Pacific salmon spawn inside the city limits of Edmonds. Both chum and coho end their epic ocean voyages to Alaska and back in our local creeks... — Updated 9/16/2021

A hot pot for a chilly day | Arts & Appetite

I have to guess that most people have already been to the Boiling Point in Edmonds – on a cool day, when the chill in the air makes you shiver? Since we have had a few of those... — Updated 9/16/2021

On the occasion of 80 weeks | Chuck's World

I wrote a column a while back about having dinner with old friends. It was a jokey piece about accepting certain limitations of aging, and the headline was “Navigating the last... — Updated 9/16/2021

Sunset at Brackett's Landing | Sketching Edmonds

The other day, when the Edmonds Sketchers group arrived at Brackett's Landing, we hoped to capture the blazing colors that crossed the skies the evening before. But Northwest... — Updated 9/16/2021

9/11 20 years later: A lifelong obsession | Editor's Note

Last week, we asked for your memories of 9/11, that tragic day from 20 years ago this Saturday. I wasn't there, and can't pretend to feel the same emotions of those who were,... — Updated 9/9/2021

Fruits of labor exist because of labor | Moment's Notice

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed.” – Abraham Lincoln We just... — Updated 9/9/2021

Following a Red Brick Road continues | History Files

On May 29, 1922, Herbert Anderson drove with Elias Gillette from Seattle to Leavenworth. Herbert took photos and documented the trip in a travel journal along the way. His... — Updated 9/9/2021

Another view on climate change | Letters to the Editor

Climate change: It's real, but much is due to natural events The NOAA graph shown in Greg Ferguson's Sept. 2 Greener Edmonds column, "It doesn't feel like an ice age," gives one... — Updated 9/9/2021

9/11: Getting a glimpse of the way we were | Chuck's World

I was 20 in 1978, a year I would have recalled as pretty unremarkable until I actually looked it up. Stuff happens every year. It was the year of the Camp David accords between... — Updated 9/9/2021

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HomeStreet Bank provides $5K to support EC students

HomeStreet Bank recently donated $5,000 to Edmonds College's Project Home Association (PHA), which provides rental and hotel assistance to students facing homelessness. The... — Updated 9/16/2021

School District: Virtual board meetings to continue remotely

Edmonds School District school board meeting will continue to be held remotely after the Snohomish Health District recommended public meetings be held remotely too decrease the public spread of COVID-19. New digital agenda,... — Updated 9/16/2021


Edmonds College gets funds to assist homeless veterans

Workforce Snohomish has been awarded $360,000 to fund the Snohomish County Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP). HVRP provides homeless Snohomish County veterans job... — Updated 9/9/2021

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Petanque Club tournament honors Dick Van Hollebeke

On Saturday, Aug. 28, the Edmonds Petanque Club held its 10th annual Food Bank Tournament to support the Edmonds Food Bank. This year's event also honored the memory of Dick Van... — Updated 9/11/2021

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Smoky spiced grilled sweet corn | Let's Cook!

If corn on the cob is on the menu, this Smoky Spiced Grilled Sweet Corn is sure to please. Ingredients: - Sweet corn - Olive oil Smoky spice rub: - 2 tablespoons each : kosher... — Updated 9/16/2021

Edmonds Center for the Arts season: Concerts, movies, performances

The 2021-22 season at the Edmonds Center for the Arts features Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Pink Martini featuring China Forbes, AJ Croce,... — Updated 9/21/2021

Edmonds Scarecrow Festival is now on

The weather's getting cooler, and the sun is playing hide-and-seek. It must be scarecrow season. Yes, the Edmonds Historical Museum's Scarecrow Festival is now in its ninth year... — Updated 9/16/2021

Baked Broccoli Casserole | Let's Cook!

I got this recipe from a co-worker many years ago. He was a pharmacist who loved to cook. He brought this bake to a Christmas party and it blew everyone's mind. Some non-broccoli... — Updated 9/9/2021

Food Bank fundraiser pivots to a 'speakeasy'

Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, the Edmonds Food Bank Empty Bowl fundraising event Sept. 23 at the Edmonds Yacht Club has pivoted from an indoor dining experience to an... — Updated 9/9/2021

Bird Fest transitions to a hybrid model due to COVID increases

The 17th Annual Puget Sound Bird Fest Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11-12, has transitioned to a hybrid event amid growing concerns about the rise of COVID-19 cases in Snohomish... — Updated 9/11/2021

Mural Project Edmonds' latest celebrates city's ties with Hekinan

If you are anywhere near Fourth Avenue North in the next few days, you might be able to catch muralist Shogo Ota in action as he installs Mural Project Edmonds' (MPE) latest... — Updated 9/12/2021

Classic Car & Motorcycle Show back on in Edmonds

The pandemic canceled last year's planned 20th anniversary of the Edmonds Classic Car & Motorcycle Show. So this year is, instead, the 20th anniversary, and the event is back... — Updated 9/12/2021

Potlatch Bistro changes service style to evolve with the state of the industry

Shubert Ho's Potlatch Bistro at the Edmonds Waterfront Center has switched to a counter-service model Aug. 30 as it needs to cut down on labor costs and has had to deal with supply... — Updated 9/9/2021 Full story

Close by: Northwest Stream Center adds new developments

The Northwest Stream Center at McCollum Park in Everett sits on a 20-acre site leased from Snohomish County Parks and Recreation about a half-mile east of Interstate. It's a short... — Updated 9/9/2021

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