Edmonds' Nancy Leson is a community hub in baking team

On a bright and windy Sunday recently, cars, bicycles, and foot traffic converged on Nancy Leson's home – a steady procession of Edmonds neighbors bearing nutritious, delicious,... — Updated 4/15/2021

Former Sen. Paull Shin, longtime Edmonds resident, dies

Dr. Paull H. Shin, who served in the 21st Legislative District for many years, died April 12, 2021, at age 85. He and his family have been residents of Edmonds since 1968. "Sen.... — Updated 4/15/2021 Full story

Retailers ask for compromise on Walkable Main Street

HouseWares owner Robert Boehlke isn't saying Walkable Main Street should not return for a second year. He's simply seeking a compromise that works for all businesses. "We need this... — Updated 4/15/2021

Edmonds grocery workers to get hazard pay

More than a year after the coronavirus took hold in Edmonds, Edmonds City Councilmembers last week approved Mayor Mike Nelson's ordinance to require grocery stores with 500 or more... — Updated 4/15/2021

Edmonds UW senior helping older residents access health care

Edmonds resident Nhu H. Nguyen is doing her part to help older residents stay healthy. The University of Washington senior and 2017 Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate is the... — Updated 4/15/2021

Goodwill closing; new City website| City Briefs

Goodwill to close in Edmonds after 10 years Goodwill has confirmed that it will close its location in the QFC shopping center in Westgate by the end of the year. "Our lease at our... — Updated 4/15/2021

Kelsey Foster named Edmonds' public information officer

The city of Edmonds has hired Kelsey Foster to be its new half-time communications strategist/ public information officer. Foster started in the position Monday, March 22, and... — Updated 4/15/2021

Mama bird takes over petanque court in Edmonds

It's a pretty cool sight right in the heart of Edmonds, but don't get too close. You'll get an earful of angry chirping – after all, it's a mother protecting her eggs. A couple... — Updated 4/15/2021

Through Your Lens | Feeding time

Henry Draper took this photo Tuesday out the back window of his Maplewood Drive home in Edmonds. "We have a cherry tree that attracts lots of birds, including these two," he said.... — Updated 4/15/2021

Through Your Lens | Cali sea lion in the PNW

Janie Harles captured these photos of a playful California sea lion April 7. "This California sea lion tried for hours to 'break in' to the coho salmon pen at the Edmonds fishing... — Updated 4/15/2021

Two weeks' worth | Police Beat

March 30 Disturbia Report of a disturbance between multiple subjects. No crime occurred. 24100 block Highway 99. Oops Valuable drafting pens accidentally dropped overboard while... — Updated 4/15/2021

Revamped Edmonds Localvore back for a four-day event

What's quickly becoming a rite of spring, the Edmonds Localvore event, is back after a pandemic hiatus for its seventh year. Beginning on Thursday April 29, and continuing through... — Updated 4/15/2021

Floretum Garden Club sale is May 1

You heard it here: Get there early. Edmonds Floretum Garden Club will host its annual plant sale Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in the Edmonds United Methodist Church parking... — Updated 4/15/2021

Hero Ace donates to Rotary Club of Edmonds

Edmonds Hero Ace Hardware has donated $2,242 to the Rotary Club of Edmonds as part of its Round-Up Campaign in February. As donor behaviors have shifted during the pandemic,... — Updated 4/15/2021

Paine Field earns honor as one of 10 best small airports

For the second year, Paine Field in Everett was named a winner as one of the 10 best small airports in the United States in USA Today's 10 Best Readers' Choice Awards for Travel.... — Updated 4/15/2021

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Busy art, busy artist: Doug Lofstrom started painting in his late 70s – turns out he's pretty good

It's never too late to start something new, and 83-year-old Doug Lofstrom is exhibit one. Long taken by the thought of painting – but never putting inner thought to canvas for 75... — Updated 4/15/2021 Full story

Good conditions for kiteboarders | Through Your Lens

David Fenwick captured these images of kiteboarders Tuesday, April 12, off Marina Beach Park in Edmonds. The windy conditions are expected to die down, and weather... — Updated 4/15/2021

Fresh snow on the Olympics | Through Your Lens

There's some fresh snow on the Olympic Mountains Saturday, April 10. It's a picture-perfect day both in Edmonds, and looking out from... — Updated 4/10/2021

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Retailers: Limit Walkable Main Street to Sundays

As far back in time as anyone can remember, Saturdays have been and still are premiere shopping days for customers and retailers alike. We, your downtown Edmonds retailers, want to... — Updated 4/15/2021

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Sherman Pruitt opens up: 'I will forever be wounded and hurt by this experience'

This is the second of a two-part series on Sauk-Suiattle Police Chief Sherman Pruitt, who Mayor Nelson initially selected as Edmonds’ new police chief. City councilmembers, with... — Updated 4/15/2021

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Just who does Walkable Main Street benefit? | Guest View

Editor's note: The following was sent to Mayor Nelson and councilmembers in response to the Tuesday, April 6, council discussion regarding Walkable Main Street. It has been edited... — Updated 4/15/2021

For Earth Day, consider tackling invasive species | Greener Edmonds

Earth Day is April 24th, a good time to help make the environment around us a bit better. There are lots of ways we can take action in honor of the day. One is to spend the day... — Updated 4/15/2021

Cascadia Art Museum has 'dreamy' exhibit | Arts & Appetite

Museums are open again! During a recent visit to Cascadia Art Museum, we were among the carefully monitored visitors who felt comfortable enough with COVID protocols and that we... — Updated 4/15/2021

Walkable Main Street; district levy | Letters to the Editor

Praise for artist's energy, enthusiasm Re: "Busy art, busy artist: Doug Lofstrom started painting in his late 70s – turns out he's pretty good," April 8. Doug's energy and... — Updated 4/15/2021

Over the river and out of the woods, finally | Chuck's World

In the years after his retirement and before he passed away, I noticed that my father had aged into a cliché. He was always social, but he’d become garrulous, happy to engage... — Updated 4/15/2021

Vivian Olson responds to Sherman Pruitt story | Letter to the Editor

While I appreciate you offering a platform for Chief Pruitt's story ("Sherman Pruitt speaks out about his experience," April 1), I ask that you correct factual errors in the... — Updated 4/8/2021

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Police chief hiring process flawed; executive session denied | Guest View

Thank you, Edmonds Beacon, for publishing Chief Sherman Pruitt's article describing his perspectives regarding Edmonds Police Chief hiring process. Unfortunately, this process was... — Updated 4/8/2021

Renewal, COVID-style | Moment's Notice

Resurrection (n) 1 a: the rising of Christ from the dead b: the rising again to life of all the human dead before the final judgment c: the state of one risen from the dead 2.... — Updated 4/8/2021

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Rick Steves; hazard pay; turn lanes | Letters to the Editor

Down in the weeds Re: "Let's be blunt: Rick Steves is in a position of power as chair of national marijuana reform group," March 11). Just a thought. How about using that political... — Updated 4/8/2021

Editorial cartoon | Joe Heller

Beacon editorial cartoon for April 8 by Joe... — Updated 4/9/2021

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No on levy: School District is failing our students | Guest View

A recently received flyer from the Edmonds School District (ESD) regarding the upcoming levy vote included a linear timeline that identified several groups of student types that... — Updated 4/15/2021

Yes on levy: Investing in our future

In a year that brought unimaginable challenges to our students, families, and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our district is looking forward to a time when school looks like... — Updated 4/15/2021

Welcome back, elementary students | School Briefs

Welcome back, 3rd to 6th grade students Third- through sixth-grade students joined their younger classmates at Edmonds School District elementary schools this week. The district... — Updated 4/15/2021

Edmonds School District Foundation raises $162K

The Foundation for Edmonds School District raised $162,879 during its annual A Recipe for Success! breakfast fundraiser March 17. The event drew more than 300 local civic and... — Updated 4/8/2021

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Yost Park pool will open in summer; spray park will not

The Dale Turner Family YMCA has committed to operating Yost Pool for the eighth year, and the city and the YMCA say they are committed to reopening the pool after a one-year... — Updated 4/15/2021

There's a moose on the loose in children's book debut

When a moose is loose on the Palouse, there are some who decide he doesn't belong. That's the intriguing premise of a children's book by longtime Edmonds resident Janice Gear, who... — Updated 4/15/2021

Waterfront Center virtual opening; Ed Hartman | A&E Briefs

Waterfront Center has virtual opening April 22 The new Edmonds Waterfront Center will have a virtual opening noon-1 p.m.the public is invited. The event, on Zoom, will include the... — Updated 4/15/2021

Edmonds Waterfront Center explores arts and culture

The Edmonds Waterfront Center's second Waterfront Forum is "How Arts and Culture Shape the Identity of Edmonds." Following on the heels of EWC's first forum, "Edmonds From the... — Updated 4/15/2021

Volunteer on Earth Day at four Edmonds parks

Looking for a way to make a difference in Edmonds on Earth Day? You can join your friends and neighbors to help remove invasive plants, plant native trees, and remove litter in... — Updated 4/15/2021

Cascadia Art Museum hires director of development

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds has hired Sally Ralston as director of development. With 20 years as the director of marketing & admissions at King's Schools, Ralston brings... — Updated 4/8/2021

Meet Cascadia Art Museum's Youth Advisory Committee

Edmonds' Cascadia Art Museum has announced the appointment of five youths in the community whose task is to provide insight and advice on the museum's programs. Ann Duan: Duan is a... — Updated 4/12/2021

'Bottom Dwellers' highlighted on Edmonds fence

Another "On the Fence" art installation is up – Kat Shinn's "Bottom Dwellers" at Second Avenue South and Dayton Street. Born and raised in Edmonds, one of Vashon Island artist... — Updated 4/13/2021

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Art Walk Edmonds returns April 15

Art Walk Edmonds, which transitioned to a month-long celebration of the arts in Edmonds due to the pandemic, will host its first Third Thursday Art Walk in more than a year... — Updated 4/8/2021

Spring Fest; storytelling; pollinators | A&E Briefs

Edmonds Summer Fest coming in July Urban Craft Uprising, which typically puts on more than 20 craft shows a year in the greater Seattle area, is coming back to Edmonds for a Summer Fest. It will be held July 24. "We decided to... — Updated 4/8/2021

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David Lee Forbush 1940-2021

David Lee Forbush passed away March 22, 2021. He was born in 1940 to Frank and Hazel Forbush in Longview, Washington. He married Katherine Eagen, his wife of over 60 happy years of... — Updated 4/8/2021

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