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 By Laura Daniali    News

Local artists purchase Mar-Vel Marble building for arts education center

What began as a dream to stock an art supply cabinet for students and teachers at Maplewood K-8 Parent Coop in the late ‘90s has blossomed into two local artists’ vision for... — Updated 2/25/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

City takes hard look at fire, EMS expenses

After being hit with an unexpected $1.6 million bill in January 2015, the City of Edmonds has decided to re-evaluate the cost of fire and emergency medical services provided by Snohomish County Fire District 1 before contract... — Updated 2/25/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    Schools

Diver to convince 50,000 students to reduce plastic use

A local diver and underwater photographer has made it her mission to visit 100 schools in 100 days to educate over 50,000 students about our connection to the ocean and ways to... — Updated 2/17/2016 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    Schools

Edmonds diver to convince 50,000 students to reduce plastic use

A local diver and underwater photographer has made it her mission to visit 100 schools in 100 days to educate over 50,000 students about our connection to the ocean and ways to... — Updated 2/17/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Edmonds is no longer ‘Deadmonds’

In his 2016 State of the City address, Mayor Dave Earling declared Edmonds is no longer “Deadmonds,” and with an estimated rise in population of 5,500 people by 2035, it seems as though it won’t be again. “I don't belie... — Updated 2/17/2016 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Sunset Avenue survey says …

The results of the City of Edmonds’ public survey on the Sunset Avenue Walkway project are in, and the majority voted in favor of a permanent walkway. Forty-three percent of... — Updated 2/11/2016 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Deputies break down barriers for county’s homeless

A path lined with a makeshift walkway of tires, drenched mattresses and soggy cardboard in ankle-deep water is the only way into a local encampment. With recent images of... — Updated 2/11/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Technology curbs cheating, fosters collaboration

The following article is the second in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing... — Updated 2/10/2016 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Students stressing over academic pressures

The following article accompanies the second in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those... — Updated 2/10/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

School district proposes $59M levy

The Edmonds School District has proposed a $59 million replacement technology and capital projects levy on the Feb. 9 ballot that would provide Chromebooks to most district students and include a new baseball field for... — Updated 2/4/2016 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Mayor’s veto prompts City Council to redo critical areas ordinance

The mayor’s veto of the city’s updated critical areas ordinance last week has prompted the Edmonds City Council to start over – despite being more than six months past the Washington State Department of Ecology’s deadline.... — Updated 2/4/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Edmonds couple now owns 2 longstanding restaurants

An Edmonds couple now owns two longstanding Edmonds restaurants – Colonial Pantry in Firdale Village and Claire’s Restaurant in downtown Edmonds. Catherine Chong and her husband,... — Updated 1/29/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Claire’s family legacy comes to a close

When Bob Gorman and his wife, JoAnne, decided to open Claire’s Pantry – now Claire’s Restaurant – in 1979 at the corner of 3rd and Main in downtown Edmonds, they were told it... — Updated 1/29/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Mayor lobbies for Highway 99 funding in Olympia

Mayor Dave Earling took the city’s request for accelerated funding of a Highway 99 overhaul straight to key legislators last Friday in Olympia. The state Legislature allocated... — Updated 1/29/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Port says festival is a hindrance yet valuable

For the past 27 years, the Edmonds Rotary Noon Club has hosted the Waterfront Festival at the Port of Edmonds, but this year the Port and its Board of Commissioners are taking a... — Updated 1/21/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Girl Scouts head to robotics, programming competition

A fifth-grade troop of Edmonds Girl Scouts will head to the Washington FIRST Lego League Robotics semifinals at Shoreline Community College on Saturday, Jan. 23, to put their Lego... — Updated 1/21/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Parking ordinance vote stalled by council

The Edmonds City Council stalled and rolled over a vote on an agreed upon parking ordinance to its Jan. 26 meeting. Development Services Director Shane Hope and Edmonds Police Assistant Chief Jim Lawless brought revised parking... — Updated 1/21/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Districts now have distinct signage

If you’ve headed toward downtown Edmonds via Caspers Street recently, you’d be hard-pressed to miss the city’s new signage on the corner of Caspers and Ninth Avenue North.... — Updated 1/14/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Difficult end-of-life discussions can bring peace to patient, family

A 2011 documentary makes the assertion that 40 years ago, death was quick for most; however, today most people will suffer through a "dying process" with illnesses such as heart disease, cancer or dementia. “Consider the... — Updated 1/14/2016 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Local infant needs special tub for rare skin disorder

A local infant with a rare genetic disorder will suffer from a lifelong, severe skin condition that could be eased by a special tub for bathing. Harper Foy was born one month... — Updated 1/14/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Council rings in New Year with new, familiar faces

A New Year brings with it a time for reflection, as well as a reset, which can extend beyond personal goals to that of the community, its residents and policymakers. The newly-elected and re-elected Edmonds City councilmembers and... — Updated 1/7/2016

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

New Year's Day car chase ends in ditch

A 20-year-old Tacoma woman drove a car into a ditch on New Year’s Day after attempting to avoid a traffic stop by Edmonds police. Kierra Jones was arrested and booked into... — Updated 1/7/2016 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Genealogist offers glimpse into past this New Year

While many are looking forward to the future with the New Year, a local genealogist is encouraging people to delve into the past this January. Rose Mitcham, a professional genealogist and owner of Haramia Genealogical Services,... — Updated 12/31/2015 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Woman abused for 2 days in Edmonds

An Oregon man accused of kidnapping and assaulting his ex-girlfriend for two days in Edmonds will appear in Snohomish County District Court today, Thursday, Dec. 31. Billy Lewnes, 36, was charged Dec. 18 with first- and... — Updated 12/31/2015 Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News

Chimney fire causes $30K in damages to Edmonds home

A chimney that caught fire on Tuesday evening caused $30,000 in damages and forced an Edmonds couple out of their home. Around 6:30 p.m., a woman reported a fire in her duplex unit in the 21100 block of Shell Valley Road, When... — Updated 12/24/2015

 

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