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Articles from the May 9, 2013 edition

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 News    May 9, 2013

Rutledge to file for City Council position

Al Rutledge has announced he will be filing for City Council position #2, running against incumbent Strom Peterson. Rutledge said “It is necessary to first of all be completely aware of the needs...

 News    May 9, 2013

Edmonds Port Commissioner Announces Re-election Bid

Mary Lou Block, Vice President of the Edmonds Port Commission, has announced she will seek an additional term as Port Commissioner. "I am firmly committed to running a fiscally responsible... Full story


Allan O’Brien  1944 – 2013

Allan O’Brien was born on November 25, 1944 in Brisbane, Australia. The son of an American father and Australian mother, Allan moved to Portland, Oregon as a young boy. He went to John Marshall...

 News    May 9, 2013

Edmonds’ Rickie Taylor dances her way to New York

Pint size dancing star Rickie Taylor needs your help to fund her trip to New York to train with the Olympic athletics. This young star has been dancing since she was four with her partner Erik...

 By Pat Ratliff    A&E    May 9, 2013

Sculptors Workshop to hold annual Spring Sale

Are you in the market for some original local art, or just need some functional “artistic” pottery for your home or a gift? You’re in luck. The members of the Sculptors Workshop are putting on...


Edmonds street crisis: Navigating the neglect

In May of last year the Beacon hosted a series of columns leading up to the start of the City's 2013 Budget process. One of those articles looked at the cost of maintaining the City's street... Full story

 By Pat Ratliff    News    May 9, 2013

Mushing for Literacy

Jan Steves is back on the trail. This time she’s mushing for literacy. Steves is busy making presentations to schools about her experiences preparing for and being in the Iditarod sled dog race. ...

 News    May 9, 2013

Hillwood Soccer Club seeks youth players

Hillwood Soccer Club is gearing up for the fall soccer season! Hillwood Soccer Club is a non-profit, volunteer recreational soccer club. They encourage children 5 to 18 to come and enjoy the fun! The...

 By John Pierre    General    May 9, 2013

The 2 stupid matters

Do government officials care about what they divulge to the media and, consequently, an eagerly listening public? No? These motor mouths always find a need to spew their privileged inside information to impress their listener of their importance as... Full story

 By Joanne Peterson    General    May 9, 2013

It’s STILL good to be Home Again

What is it about the first perfect summer day—especially if it occurs in early May? It’s magical. I sit on my little deck as I write, watching the horizon blur into end-of-day shades of pink and...

 By John Owen    General    May 9, 2013

Crab, when you get one

Want to meet a cockeyed optimist? Hang around the Waterfront Cafe any summer morning. Before long you'll probably spot a couple of kids pulling a wagon out onto the fishing pier. Equipment often includes a small fishing pole, a salmon hookup and...


Thanks for supporting plant sale

Editor: The Floretum Garden Club wants to thank the community which supported our May 4, Plant Sale. Our club sold many plants on a beautiful day. We will use the proceeds for horticultural scholarships. Now keep us in mind for next year on the...


To whom it may concern

Editor: I would like to sing praises to "Frannie" the un-sung hero of Edmonds who in the past eleven years has circulated the streets of Edmonds picking up litter along with doggie droppings in our beautiful town. May your kindness and... Full story


Free vacation house check in Lynnwood

Going on vacation? Don't forget to sign up at the Lynnwood Police Department for your FREE Vacation House Check. It's easy: Just come to the lobby at the police station on the corner of 44th Ave. W and 194th (Veterans Way); they're open...

 By Pat Ratliff    News    May 9, 2013

To discuss or not...

Technology tanked on Tuesday. Mechanical problems with the video system at the Edmonds City Council Chambers caused more than a slight delay to the proceedings. The problems also prompted the council to reschedule a number of agenda items to a later...

 News    May 9, 2013

"Around Town" events and volunteer opportunities for the Edmonds area

Edmonds summer sports camps The Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department is partnering with Pacific Coast Sports, Skyhawks and UK Elite to offering sports camps throughout the summer. Camps are for ages 3-14 years and include baseball, football, socce...

 News    May 9, 2013

Unity Church to present humanitarian award

Unity Church in Lynnwood will be presenting Principal Brent Kline with the church's first annual Humanitarian of the Year Award for his achievements at Mariner High School. Kline was named 2013 Principal of the Year by the Association of... Full story

 News    May 9, 2013

“Now you see me, now you don’t.” The Elusive Larry Jeffers

The Edmonds Beacon was asked to print this article by Semantics Gallery in an attempt to let the public know what is happening at Semantics Gallery. While it doesn’t answer all the questions, it answers those that Larry Jeffers wanted answered....


Suspicious vehicle leads to 2 in custody

Edmonds Police units were dispatched to a suspicious vehicle at Pine Ridge Park located at 203rd St SW and 83rd Ave W in the City of Edmonds, Wednesday, at about 1:20 p.m. Two adult males were seen walking away from the vehicle. Moments later...

 News    May 9, 2013

Park naming opportunity

Edmonds’ residents, it’s time to put on your thinking caps! The City of Edmonds is asking for your input on a name for the SR104 mini park located at 131 Sunset Avenue. All suggested names will go to the Planning Board for consideration and a...

 News    May 9, 2013

1st Security Bank to hold shredding and recycling event

1st Security Bank, 620 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, is holding a “Shred it and electronic waste recycling day” on Saturday, May 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. To help support the reduction of identity theft crimes, 1st Security Bank invites residents from th...


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