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Log of 911 calls for the week of June 4 | Police Beat

May 26 Theft 3 – 21800 Blk 86 Pl. W A non-mounted entryway door and frame were stolen from a construction site. Vehicle Prowl – 18200 Blk 80 Ave. W. Two unlocked vehicles were prowled overnight while in a driveway. Theft Auto – 23500 Blk Edmonds... Full story


Calls to Fire District 1 for the week of June 4 | Fire Sirens

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 429 calls from May 21-27. Here is a breakdown of the calls: Emergency medical aid: 340 Motor vehicle collisions: 26 Fires: 28 Service calls: 17 Automatic fire alarms: 18 Fire District 1 responded to the... Full story

 A&E    June 4, 2015

Driftwood Players to present comedy hit 'Boeing Boeing'

“Boeing Boeing” will be heating up the Wade James Theatre this summer. Winner of the 2008 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play, “Boeing Boeing” is a 1960s farce that features self-styled...


EdCC, Housing Hope offer Transitional Pathways Life Skills classes

Edmonds Community College and Housing Hope are offering Transitional Pathways Life Skills two-week courses. Class start dates are offered three times a month: once at the Edmonds CC Gateway Building and two classes a month in Everett. These courses...


Through Your Lens | Westgate Elem. celebrates annual Art Walk

Annette and Natalie Colobong enjoy looking at student artwork at the Westgate Elementary School annual Art Walk on May 21. Westgate families explored more than 400 pieces of student artwork in... Full story


Library program helps students avoid 'summer slump'

Sno-Isle Libraries has launched its 2015 Explore Summer program, offering kids and teens a way to have fun and be ready for school come fall. Students involved in summer activities that include...


Elsberry of Edward Jones earns domestic partnership advisor designation

Nicki Elsberry of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Edmonds recently received the professional designation of Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor from the College for Financial Planning. To earn this designation, Elsberry completed a... Full story


Ed! bike racks hit downtown | Ed! Says

Ed!, in partnership with the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group, has installed new bike racks all over town. Parks Department employees installed 16 bike racks in late May and one more will be installed near the summer market in June. The steel racks,...


American flag products show ‘pride, patriotism’ | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As owner of a small shop in Edmonds and Whimsea’s neighbor I can tell you that almost every store in Edmonds carries American flag items and décor in the windows of our stores [“Flag isn’t clothing,” The Beacon, Letters,... Full story


Keep dogs off beaches | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: How can we prevent dog owners from walking their dogs on the beach? Perhaps clearly visible signs stating, “Dogs are not allowed on the beach”? Perhaps a guard watching for violators? I love to walk barefoot on the beach... Full story


Birth Announcements: April, May 2015 | Swedish Medical Center

Francis Dadie and Sabine Bohoussou announced the birth of a baby boy on April 2. Vinod and Jenika Richard-Webber announced the birth of a baby girl on April 2. Jameion McShance and Kirsten Forbes announced the birth of a baby boy on April 21....


Traffic cameras needed in school zones | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: For some time, I have been noticing the majority of drivers are not heeding the 20 miles per hour speed limit in our school zones. In fact, my observation over time is that drivers tap their brakes and may slow down a little when...


County judge warns of jury duty scams | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As the Superior Court Presiding Judge and the County Clerk for Snohomish County, we want to alert local residents about jury duty scams that are becoming more prevalent in Washington state and across the country. We greatly value...


Connor’s Cure makes great strides | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I wanted to give you a brief update regarding Connor’s Cure Finders. Last Sunday was "The Great Strides Walk,” which was the culminating event for our area fundraiser. It was announced that Connor’s Cure Finders is the... Full story


Short on players but not spirit | Home Again

Soccer season is winding down for my 6-year-old grandson Adam. The season is ending just as I’ve mastered the routine of driving southbound on I-5 with everybody else on Sunday afternoon – this...

 By James Spangler    General    June 4, 2015

Rooting out some fun | Art & Appetite

When I was a kid, Dennis the Menace was one of my favorite comic strips. I attribute my great love of root beer to Dennis. Anyone familiar with the Dennis the Menace canon will know that root beer is...


Busy year for construction

2015 will be a busy year for construction of new city infrastructure in Edmonds, and I wanted to update you on what is being built, as well as where and when these projects will take place.... Full story


City receives state funding for alternatives analysis | City brief

The 2015-2017 transportation budget passed by the Washington State Legislature allotted $500,000 to the City of Edmonds for the completion of an alternatives analysis to study the issue of increasing train traffic blocking the Edmonds waterfront....


Waterline replacement project construction begins | City brief

The City of Edmonds 2015 waterline replacement project began this week. The project will replace existing waterlines, at 10 different locations within the city. The project locations are: Puget Drive from 9th to Olympic Avenue; Sierra Place from... Full story


City to host rain garden workshop | City brief

The City of Edmonds, Snohomish Conservation District and Washington State University Extension will host a free workshop where community members can learn about rain gardens from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at Edmonds PCC Market, 9803 Edmonds... Full story


City seeks citizens for Economic Development Commission | City brief

The Edmonds City Council is seeking applicants interested in serving on the City of Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission. The purpose of the commission is to address specific issues related to economic development and is responsible for h...

 By Laura Daniali    News    June 4, 2015

Tree Board earns 'A' for effort, but proposal fails

The Edmonds Planning Board halted the Tree Board’s efforts to revise the city’s tree codes after the public turned out in record numbers at the May 27 public hearing. City officials estimate over...

 By Laura Daniali    Features    June 4, 2015

Kiwanis honors Floretum Garden Club as Citizen of the Year

Give members of the Edmonds Floretum Garden Club a flower pot, a corner garden or a plaza, and they will gladly turn it into a lush garden – big or small – for all in town to enjoy. “Those of us...


Snohomish County honored for Oso debris removal project

Snohomish County Public Works and IMCO General Construction (IMCO) received the 2015 Build Washington Construction Excellence award in the heavy industrial category from the Associated General...


Woman sets car on fire at Westgate Elementary in Edmonds

A Seattle woman set her car on fire in the parking lot of Westgate Elementary on Saturday, May 31. Edmonds Police were called to the scene around 8 p.m., and found the 56-year-old woman standing in...


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