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 By Brian Soergel    News 

Making the season bright(er)

As darkness settles over Edmonds earlier and earlier for the next month, there is one place where the light is getting brighter: the "Luminous Forest" roadway light installation on... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Cameras proposed for 3 school locations

You surely have noticed that the majority of vehicles traveling east and west on 168th Street SW near Meadowdale High School during school stick to the 20 mph speed limit or... — Updated 11/22/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

2022 local midterm candidates: Beacon Q&A

Washington state’s midterm elections are Tuesday, Nov. 8. Snohomish County Elections on Oct. 20 mailed ballots for the Nov. 8 general election to 500,000 registered voters. Ballots were previously mailed to military and overseas... — Updated 11/10/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Tavern and pizzeria announced for Main Street Commons

Two weeks ago, during the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce’s first Connect Edmonds event, participants listened as developer Mike McMurray shared some news, including securing a commit... — Updated 11/7/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

At home at Meadowdale: Bart Foley finds acceptance after long stint with King's

Bart Foley didn't want to leave King's High School. His volleyball team won three state titles during his 14 years as coach, winning 88% of their games (259-31). He watched three... — Updated 11/7/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

2 new events: PorchFest, Five Corners festival

Lamenting the end of the Summer Market? There should be information on the uptown and winter markets soon. In the meantime, the City of Edmonds has announced two new outdoor events:... — Updated 10/27/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Judge approves filling in 'missing link' on waterfront

Spend any time on the beach south of the ferry terminal and you'll see it: Visitors strolling down the walkway in front of the Waterfront Center coming to an abrupt stop when the... — Updated 10/27/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Jenna Nand is Edmonds' newest councilmember

A majority of Edmonds councilmembers on Tuesday chose Jenna Nand to fill the vacant Position 7 seat vacated last month by Laura Johnson. "I'm deeply honored by the privilege to... — Updated 10/26/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Off-leash dog park needs public's help to continue

Let's say you have a dog or two. They need sunshine and fresh air, so you shuttle them to the off-leash dog park at Marina Beach. You enjoy the views – they have to be the best... — Updated 10/20/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

PorchFest coming to Edmonds Nov. 5

Rain or shine, the inaugural PorchFest Edmonds kicks off at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the red barn (the one that's perpetually for sale) at Fifth Avenue South and Maple Street... — Updated 10/20/2022

 By Brian Soergel    Schools

'Double Take': Exhibit includes sound, performance

The Edmonds College Art Gallery's fall exhibit showcases the work of Minh Carrico, an Edmonds College instructor and chair for photography and visual communications. The exhibit,... — Updated 10/13/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

A Welcoming Figure coming to the waterfront

A sneak peek at Tulalip Tribes artist Ty Juvenil's forthcoming Native Welcoming Figure was unveiled Sept. 27 during a City Council meeting. There were some oohs and aahs. The... — Updated 10/13/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Former Edmonds bartender launches Offset Ciderworks

What's your drink? Wine? Beer? Craft cocktails? Bourbon straight up? How about hard cider? Adding to the proliferation of national brands like Angry Orchard and Bold Rock are locall... — Updated 10/6/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Vandals may have spelled orca's doom

An icon in Edmonds – one at the center of photos for locals and tourists alike – has fallen to the work of vandals and carted away. It may not be back. This was the news from... — Updated 10/6/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor lays out proposed '23 budget

Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson has some ambitious plans for the City, which he presented during his proposed City budget for 2023 during a Zoom presentation Monday. Departmental budget... — Updated 10/6/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Save the Edmonds orca: Vandals may have spelled its doom

An icon in Edmonds – one at the center of photos for locals and tourists alike – has fallen to the work of vandals and carted away. It may not be back. This was the news from... — Updated 9/29/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds PD chief joins others in calling for changes in laws

Edmonds Police Chief Michelle Bennett is featured in a video released last week by Snohomish County Sheriff Adam Fortney that advocated for "supporting public safety and providing... — Updated 9/29/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

City, County councils to add members

The Edmonds City Council will have a new councilmember in the near future, while the Snohomish County Council should have a new member very soon. One week after the council vacancy for Position 1 was filled, Council Position 7 was... — Updated 9/22/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Unanswered questions on Johnson's departure | Editor's Note

When Edmonds City Councilmember Laura Johnson confirmed in an email to councilmembers over the weekend that she was resigning her Position 7 seat for personal reasons, a few ramifications came into focus. First, she is leaving 15... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Harvest Moon Gala gets good community response

The newly formed nonprofit organization Multicultural Association of Edmonds (MAE) hosted its first Harvest Moon Gala fundraising event at the Edmonds Waterfront Center Saturday,... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Firefighters, officials, public remember 9/11

Twenty-one years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, residents, officials and South County Fire firefighters remembered the tragic day during the annual ceremony at Fire Station 17.... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds gets Economic Development, Public Works directors

After searches for both positions, the City has hired two new department directors: Todd Tatum, di-rector of Community Services and Economic Development; and Oscar Antillon, directo... — Updated 9/14/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Former councilmember is back on the dais

As far as protracted City Council appointments go, this was somewhere near the top. On Tuesday, a majority of councilmembers selected former Councilmember Dave Teitzel to fill the... — Updated 9/10/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

Open County Council seat draws a crowd

The lobbying has begun for the Snohomish County Council District 3 seat vacated by Stephanie Wright, who Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers hired as executive policy officer... — Updated 9/8/2022

 By Brian Soergel    News

MOTO mania spreads to Edmonds

Could it seriously be true? A tenant at 414 Main St. next to Edmonds Bakery? Yes, our long, national nightmare is over. A fond adieu to Bop N Burger (we hardly knew ye) and a... — Updated 9/8/2022


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