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 By Brian Soergel    News 

Goodwill '99.9%' certain staying at Edmonds location

In April, The Beacon broke the news that Goodwill in Edmonds would close after a decade. That might not happen. Although not officially confirmed with Goodwill Seattle, a manager... — Updated 8/3/2021 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

UPDATE: Goodwill lease to keep it in Edmonds for 20 more years

In April, The Beacon broke the news that Goodwill in Edmonds would close after a decade. That's not going to happen. Goodwill has confirmed that it has successfully negotiated a... — Updated 8/2/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

From Maine to Edmonds: 66-year-old Steve Ball ends cross-country bike ride on the beach

As Steve Ball walked his bicycle over the wet sand and seaweed toward Puget Sound on July 26, he raised a fist in triumph before dipping the bike's front tire in the water. His... — Updated 7/29/2021 Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

The Taste: Smaller size, bigger admission cost

For years, it was known as Taste of Edmonds. A few years ago, the "of" was dropped. In 2021, it has a new, temporary name: Taste Twenty-One, with the subheading "Not your typical... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Explosion: Burner was turned to 'high'

What caused the explosion of a U-Haul van July 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts parking lot, a blast so loud it was heard – and felt – throughout much of downtown? Watch... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Here are your primary council candidates

Like them? Vote them back. Don't like them? Vote for someone new. There are three open seats on the seven-member City Council for 2022 and, if past elections are any indication,... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Council candidate Brian Hartman: 'No comment'

Noticeably absent at an Edmonds City Council candidates forum Wednesday was 47-year-old Brian Edward Hartman, whose entry into the Position 1 race assured a primary Aug. 3 between h... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

Remembering pandemic victims at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery

The Edmonds Cemetery's annual Walk Back in Time, canceled last year due to you know what, returned under sunny skies Thursday, July 22. It seemed only right that this year's event... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

Health District urges even vaccinated to wear masks indoors

Wear a mask? Don’t wear a mask? Not outside, but maybe inside? The Snohomish Health District is reminding everyone that COVID-19 has not disappeared. On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control reversed their recommendations on... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E 

Paddle Pilgrim turns to a children's book

Edmonds author, educator, and adventurer Dave Ellingson is on to a new gig: writing a children's book. He's just self-published "Grizz & His Friends," available at the Edmonds... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    Opinion 

Why you can't vote for Port commissioner | Editor's Note

There are two candidates challenging incumbent Steve Johnston is his bid to retain his Position 5 commissioner-at-large seat for the Port of Edmonds. You live in Edmonds city limits and don’t see their names on your ballot. Why... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

Indigenous ceremony, paddle at Waterfront Center

Diana White is looking forward to paddling a canoe. But it won't be a day trip. White, an Edmonds resident and former Edmonds School District board member, will be joining the Blue... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News 

In Edmonds: 'Utter disrespect for the citizens' point of view'

Mayor Mike Nelson and city councilmembers got two hours of comments – frequently heated – from citizens at Tuesday's council meeting, many expressing their frustration at the Ed... — Updated 7/29/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Gardens of delights: Tour sells out for first time

With pandemic restrictions loosened, you've probably noticed that more and more people are out and about. More proof: The 25th anniversary of the Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour on... — Updated 7/24/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Farmers market moves uptown in Edmonds

The action moved uptown on Thursday, July 8, proving that farmers markets can succeed outside of the Bowl. The inaugural Uptown Edmonds Evening Market debuted on 236th Street SW... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Something fishy: Giant octopus crawls up Salish Crossing wall

A giant octopus has wrapped its tentacles around Salish Crossing shopping center, courtesy of Edmonds muralist Andy Eccleshall. It's the second mural from Eccleshall visible to... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

A sign for the past: Steve Christiansen has a small 3-bedroom home. He likes it that way

For as long as Steve Christiansen has lived in his house on the north corner of Sixth Avenue South and Fir Street, neighbors and passers-by have shared their appreciation of what... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

To the rescue: Mayor announces $11.8M plan

Mayor Mike Nelson wants to use federal funds to provide household, business, and nonprofit support. The City's allocation from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), enacted by Congre... — Updated 7/22/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Garden party blooms next weekend

After three years of renovating a drab 1959 house in Esperance into a spacious, modern home with a garden of delight and wonder, Alicia Rivera wasn't necessarily thinking about the... — Updated 7/18/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Slow news day: Suds in the fountain | Editor's Note

But noooo. It's never ever a slow news day around here. In fact, it hasn't been a slow month – see elsewhere in this and the July 8 issue – or even a slow 2021. (Shoot, let's... — Updated 7/15/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Edmonds musician turns to a protest song

After releasing a CD of mostly melodic instrumental vocal tracks in 2020, Paul Cogley decided to go a bit off the rails. That would be his latest single, "Be Careful What You... — Updated 7/14/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Boom city: Explosion shakes Edmonds, shatters windows

Joe Pipinich lives on Sixth Avenue North, just two houses from the site of a violent explosion Tuesday on Sixth Avenue North that shattered windows, shook houses, and could be heard... — Updated 7/13/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds' July 4: The best ever

The top awards for An Edmonds Kind of 4th entries went to familiar groups – North Sound Church and the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club – but the most unique may have come from... — Updated 7/12/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Finally! Civic Park contractor is selected

After several failed attempts to secure a contractor for the renovation of Civic Park– the bids were too high – the City of Edmonds announced Wednesday that it has a winning... — Updated 7/8/2021

 
 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds working to reduce nutrient pollution

One of the main reasons the health of Puget Sound continues to decline is an overwhelming amount of nutrient pollution, according to the Washington Department of Ecology. To reduce... — Updated 7/8/2021

 

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