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The Bubble Man continues his magic | Through Your Lens

The Beacon has written about Gary Larson before, but we thought it was time for some more photos of the Bubble Man. We need more bubbles. He recently showed his unique skills at Olympic Beach and at...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 23, 2020

Taste Edmonds lands at the Frances Anderson Center

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, which sponsors and funds the annual Taste Edmonds, announced Thursday that 2020's event will be held at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds. The move... Full story

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 23, 2020

Edmonds' flag bearers

Of the 334 American flags placed around Edmonds Monday, Jan. 20, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, all included 50 stars for 50 states. But the stars were not all aligned, you could say, 30...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    January 23, 2020

Sheriff reinstates deputy who killed Edmonds man

A Snohomish County Sheriff's deputy has his job back, thanks to new Sheriff Adam Fortney. He reinstated Deputy Arthur Wallin on Jan. 17 to full commissioned status as a Deputy Sheriff K-9 handler...

 

Police Chief search; board member needed | City Briefs

Edmonds launches search for police chief Mayor Mike Nelson has announced the launch of a recruitment process for the city's next police chief. Nelson said he will use the services and expertise of a...

 
 By Emily Gilbert    News    January 23, 2020

Swedish nurses, caregivers plan strike

Nurses and technical and service caregivers of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW at Swedish Medical Center announced they intend to strike Jan. 28-31 due to what they say are unfair labor practices and patient...

 

Republicans aim to guarantee $30 car tabs amid court hang-up

As Initiative 976, the car tabs measure approved by voters in November, is held up in the state Supreme Court, Republicans have proposed laws that would guarantee the $30 car tabs Washington voters approved. “It is just a clean $30 car tab,...

 
 By Leona Vaughn    News    January 23, 2020

Proposed law adds a fee to plastic bags at check out

It was in 2009 that the Edmonds City Council voted 5-1 to make all retail establishments within the city provide only reusable bags or recyclable paper bags. No plastic. Now, in an attempt to reduce...

 

Ed! Working to ensure downtown stays prosperous | Guest View

2019 was a busy year in Edmonds, and for the Edmonds Downtown Alliance (Ed!). Presiding over the member advisory board this year has been a humbling and extremely fulfilling experience; I have gotten...

 

Our washaway coast, and the upcoming sea rise | History Files

I saw a high-school classmate posted a photo from Grays Harbor County on Facebook. It turned out to be the Moclips Hotel collapsing into the ocean. Before I read the caption I had thought it might be...

 

School bond; support local businesses | Letters to the Editor

Vote no on School District bond and levy Over the next few days, every householder in the Edmonds School District will receive a ballot for an Edmonds School District bond and levy with ballots due...

 

Is someone going to get that? | Chuck's World

Not to be Captain Obvious here, but the world has changed, and we’ve changed with it. OK. I would accept Lt. Commander Obvious. Assessing change in real time is usually like watching paint dry,...

 

MLK: A strong message of light and hope | Home Again

’m writing this the night of Martin Luther King Jr, Day, Jan. 20. This evening, I attended the powerful program called “Be the Light,” a tribute to King presented at the Edmonds Center for the A...

 

Driftwood Players: 11 awards, including theater of the year

The Driftwood Players, who perform at the Wade James Theater on Main Street in Edmonds, picked up 11 awards at the 2019 Broadway World Seattle Awards, sponsored by TodayTix. That included being named...

 

Film series, writing workshop, Women's Day speakers | A&E Briefs

Winter Film Series coming to Edmonds Library Join the Edmonds Library and the Edmonds Arts Commission Sunday afternoons this winter for a new film series featuring four films adapted from literature...

 

Celebrate 50 years of the Edmonds Underwater Park

Edmonds Historical Museum's new exhibit, "The Perfect Dive," celebrates 50 years of the Edmonds Underwater Park. It opens Feb. 1. Established at Brackett's Landing North by city ordinance as a marine...

 

December Students of the Month

Edmonds Heights K-12 Student Name: Natasha Thompson Mother’s Name: Maria Thompson Father’s Name: James Thompson Clubs & Activities: WA Thespian Society Community Service: Provide child-care services; technical theater work at Madrona K-8 Future...

 

Take your purses with you | Police Beat

Jan. 8 Time’s up Adult male arrested and booked for DUI and additional charges, and misdemeanor warrants, after involved in single-vehicle collision. 238th St. SW and Edmonds Way. No admittance Attempted burglary of a local business causes...

 

Edmonds Chamber: An introduction | Chamber Corner

The dictionary describes a Chamber of Commerce as "an association of businesspeople for promoting commercial and industrial interests in the community." The Edmonds Chamber has been active in the...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 23, 2020

State returners powering Warriors boys swim team | Boys swimming

Edmonds-Woodway's relays are going to be tough to beat. Led by state returners Jeff Plum, Yuteng Wang and Anton Teplouhov, all three of the Warriors' relays – 200-yard medley, 200 freestyle and 400...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    January 23, 2020

Junior standout leads Meadowdale past Stanwood | Girls basketball

Meadowdale needed someone to step up. The Mavericks took a 12-point lead early in the third quarter against Stanwood but quickly saw their advantage cut to 8. Junior Fatoumata Jaiteh answered the...

 

Mavericks recording personal bests | Boys swimming

With a thin lineup due to the holiday a day earlier, Meadowdale had a tough outing against Cascade. The Bruins swept all 11 events and coasted to a 116-49 victory in a Wesco South boys swim meet...

 

King's continues winning ways in new year | Girls basketball

King’s remained perfect in the new year. The Knights started off last week with a 49-36 victory over nonconference opponent North Kitsap and followed up with two wins over Cedar Park Christian...

 

Cultural differences add to an adventure, just not always in a good way | Prime Living

When you are on the freewheelin' road, everyday life is different from our Edmonds world. It's not wrong or right, just different. For the first time since we took off traveling, we are living in a to...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    January 23, 2020

On writing the 'Thank You' note | Prime Living

So the packages have all been opened, wrapping thrown away, and decorations are stored. All that's left is the pine needles on the floor to remind us of Christmas. Even the holiday parties and "open...

 

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