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Events for the week of June 30 | Around Town

June 30 Ramadan Iftar celebration 7:30 p.m. Join us at Edmonds Lutheran Church as we share a special Ramadan meal and learn about the history and traditions of this Muslim month of fasting. Many Muslims around the world practice Ramadan by fasting... Full story

 

Chamber president named to Paine Field Community Council

Greg Urban, president and CEO of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, has been appointed to serve on the Paine Field Community Council. “I look forward to serving on the Paine Field Community Council... Full story

 

Cascadia Art Museum announces new executive director

Cascadia Art Museum’s Board of Directors announced the appointment of Brandi P. Clark on June 23 as its new executive director. “We are really excited to have found someone of Brandi’s caliber to join us and continue the astounding growth that... Full story

 

Construction delayed at 76th Avenue and 212th Street intersection

The intersection of 76th Avenue West at 212th Street Southwest is one of the busiest signalized intersections in the city and is served by two busy arterial streets. City engineer Bertrand Hauss said the intersection experiences long delays during...

 

Edmonds Chamber welcomes new board member

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce announced the appointment of Nikki Dickerson on June 22 to serve on the Board of Directors. “The Board and staff of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are truly pleased...

 

Detectives investigating assault near Everett Walgreen's

Detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information about a man who may have been injured last night after being assaulted and/or shot near the Walgreen’s on 4th Avenue West. Witnesses report that the altercation...

 

2016 pavement overlays begin this week

The city’s began its pavement overlay projects this week. It has also introduced a website to help citizens keep up to date with the latest news. Citizens are encouraged to visit overlays.edmondswa.gov for a map of streets to be paved, all the...

 

Driftwood Players present 7th annual Festival of Shorts

Edmonds Driftwood Players is pleased to present its 7th annual Festival of Shorts. “Eight great shorts were selected from over 200 submissions from around the globe,” Managing Director Kim Smith...

 

Driftwood Players award $10,500 in scholarships

Following the Driftwood Players Board of Directors approval on May 31, the Driftwood Players are proud to announce the 2016 scholarship recipients, each receiving an award of $3,500 with funding from the Hazel Miller Foundation and Julie Adams, who...

 
 By Laura Daniali    General    June 30, 2016

Fond farewell from the editor’s desk | Editor's Note

Years seem to move at the speed of light when you’re the editor of a community newspaper. It’s hard for me to believe that I have been the editor of the Edmonds Beacon for a little over two years, and now, my journey here is coming to an end....

 

Free L&I workshop for businesses July 21 | Biz brief

You don’t know what you don’t know. The L&I Office in Everett is hosting a free workshop for business owners on insurance management on Thursday, July 21. “What Employers Don’t Know,” scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., will... Full story

 

10 things to know before you go to ‘An Edmonds Kind of 4th’

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce welcomes all to enjoy the “An Edmonds Kind of 4th” events on Monday, July 4. Here’s some tips from the Chamber to know before you go: · Do not place chairs...

 

Workshop to teach gardeners how to attract pollinators

The Edmonds Wildlife Habitat Native Plant Demonstration Garden will host a “Help Pollinators Love Your Landscape” workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 9 with pollinator specialist Julie...

 

United Way cuts $100K from Snohomish Senior Services | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Not only have they cut all funding to all senior centers in Snohomish County, but they've also cut $100,000 from Snohomish Services as well [“Snohomish County United Way turns its back on seniors,” The Beacon, Letters,...

 

Eulogy for Caspers Street poplars | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I submit the eulogy below for the Lombardy poplars recently felled at the crook of Caspers Street. The huge poplars, planted in a different era as a protection against the sea wind, have been cut down. Lest their contribution to...

 

First case of Zika virus confirmed in Snohomish County

A Snohomish County man in his 30s has tested positive for the Zika virus, according to results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He had recently traveled to the Caribbean, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infec... Full story

 

DVS thanks community for over $48,000 raised at auction | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: On June 9, 2016, Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County held its 7th annual Handbag Auction & Luncheon. This year we sold out with 400 guests who were eager to shop our silent auction of 100 percent donated handbags, c... Full story

 

Sno-Isle Libraries forum takes emotional look at teen suicide

An emotional evening unfolded during Sno-Isle Libraries’ “Issues That Matter” event at Snohomish Library. The June 23 event was the first of four public forums about the causes, scope and... Full story

 

Keeping each other company on the way home | Home Again

The window displays at C’Est La Vie, a colorful Fifth Avenue shop in downtown Edmonds, always catch my eye. I cannot walk past the brightly-lit shop windows without stopping to admire something. Dis... Full story

 

Rotary awards scholarships to Scriber Lake grads

On June 15, two graduating seniors from Scriber Lake High School were awarded college scholarships from the Rotary Club of Edmonds Daybreakers. Two top students, Karla Martinez and Jorge Rocha, both... Full story

 

Save your seats for city’s Fourth of July parade

With the Edmonds Fourth of July Parade just days away, the city of Edmonds and Edmonds Chamber of Commerce are reminding the community about the following items to ensure a safe and happy Fourth of Ju...

 

Have a travel plan for Fourth of July weekend

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, drivers should start planning now for heavy holiday traffic on roads and ferries, allow extra travel time, and consider traveling at non-peak times. The...

 
 By Sara Bruestle    News    June 30, 2016

Marko Liias running for state treasurer

Sen. Marko Liias wants to be state treasurer, and Bruce Guthrie, Jeff Scherrer and Mohammed Riaz Khan will vie for Rep. Lillian Ortiz-Self’s seat. Edmonds voters likely will find those two races the... Full story

 
 By Laura Daniali    News    June 30, 2016

Freshman Dist. 21 rep runs for re-election

Edmonds resident and local business owner Strom Peterson is running for re-election as state representative for Legislative District 21. As a freshman representative, Peterson said his first two-year...

 
 By Laura Daniali    News    June 30, 2016

City urges feds to ban oil, coal trains in Edmonds

The Edmonds City Council unanimously passed two resolutions on Tuesday urging the federal government to ban the transport of crude oil and coal by rail through the city. Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas spearheaded an effort to get before the...

 

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