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Local athlete, amputee returns to visit former club

It was a homecoming of sorts for Andre Kajlich when he was invited to speak to a crowd of young athletes and their families at Edmonds’ Klahaya Swim and Tennis Club on Saturday, July 12. Kajlich...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 17, 2014

Space still available in Edmonds summer sports camps | Sports brief

Space is still available for several upcoming summer sports camps offered by the Edmonds Park and Recreation Department. The Skyhawks Sports camps run throughout the summer, offering tiny-hawk, mini-hawk, baseball, flag football and volleyball for... Full story

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 17, 2014

Edmonds Rugby summer camp July 28-Aug 1 | Sports brief

The Edmonds Rugby summer camp will run from July 28 through Aug. 1 at the Madrona School in Edmonds. The camp, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, through Sno-King Youth Sports will be taught by Serevi Youth Rugby. The camp is open to boys...

 
 By Megan Managan    Sports    July 17, 2014

Former resident up for MLS community service award

A former Woodway resident was recently nominated for a community service award by Major League Soccer. Terry Kegel, a soccer coach who grew up in Woodway and Lake Forest Park, was chosen as one of 19 finalists for the Community MVP Award,...

 

Water main break fixed in downtown Edmonds

A major water main broke earlier today in downtown Edmonds at 2nd Ave. and Main Street. Edmonds Public Works responded and just after 1 p.m. repairs were made and water was reentering the system. The...

 

Driftwood Players hold auditions for ‘Night Watch’

The Edmonds Driftwood Players are holding open auditions for “Night Watch” by Lucille Fletcher. Auditions will be held on Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27. There are four parts for women ages 20 to 70 years old, and five parts for men ages...

 

Swedish/Edmonds offers free movies under the stars

Swedish/Edmonds will kick off its third summer season of hosting “Movies Under the Stars” with the film “Father of the Bride,” at 9 p.m. Friday, July 18, on the hospital’s second floor café patio, near the water feature. Chair seating...

 

Shots fired in Everett

At about 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16, officers responded to the 2200 block of Hoyt Avenue when numerous witnesses called 911 after observing a male fire multiple rounds at a passing vehicle. According to Everett Police spokesman Aaron Snell,... Full story

 

Bikes reveal riders’ style at Zinc Interiors

Artist Rachel Campbell will bring a collection of bike paintings in oil from July 17 to Aug. 18 to Zinc Art + Interiors, 102 Third Ave. S. “My work is best described as a very specific form of... Full story

 

Tour gardens of Edmonds on July 20

The 19th annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden Tour will be held on Sunday, July 20, and feature seven of the most beautiful gardens in Edmonds and Woodway. The 2014 Garden Tour has a full line-up of...

 

Steel drum party brings Caribbean to Edmonds

Ian Dobson’s Steel Drum Party will perform from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 22 at the Hazel Miller Plaza. In the Caribbean, a steel drum is called a “pan” and to party is to “leggo.” The au...

 

Community Heart Safe Project seeks volunteers | School Brief

The Heart of Edmonds School District and Community Heart Safe Project are seeking volunteers to help promote the organization at upcoming community events. The organization educates the community on heart health awareness, and uses funds to provide...

 

Building height limits remain unchanged | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am responding to Mr. Plunkett's letter in last week's Beacon –– a letter that is replete with propaganda [“Box buildings are going up,” page 5, July 10]. The last time the height limit was changed in the downtown...

 

Trench OK, but Bakken Oil is a no go | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Two recent suggestions to use a train trench to mediate Edmonds traffic congestion is an OK approach, if buildable and affordable [“Commotion around Locomotion,” The Beacon, front page, July 3]. But it cannot be used to...

 

City Park is a home run | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We took our 6-year-old granddaughter from southern California to the new City Park playground on Third Avenue South last week [“New playground opens just in time for summer,” The Beacon, page 3, July 10]. Our first...

 

Kudos to Edmonds Police Department and many more | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I am an older disabled single person who was trapped in a domestic violence incident on July 2. The Edmonds Police Department with the help of the following communities, agencies and just good people helped me remove a dangerous m...

 

Let's make driving safety a priority | Guest View

You know those beer drinking helmets that allow hands-free drinking? Now that I know we can drink safely, that is, without taking our hands off the wheel, I think we can do away with DUI laws. No...

 

Reminiscing helps heal the heart | Home Again

I’m in a reflective mood, brought on by the death of a friend of many years. Cecil Thompson never lived in Edmonds. You probably didn’t know him. Whether or not you ever met him isn’t the point,... Full story

 
 By John Pierre    General    July 17, 2014

Fiasco was not Founding Fathers’ intention | Constant Curmudgeon

I can only wonder if there is such a thing (person) as an honest politician. Are they all crookeder than a dog's hind leg? I suppose there must be a very few in one of the three branches of government; legislative, judicial or executive that... Full story

 

Health District tips for staying healthy in the heat

High temperatures combined with high humidity create the climate for heat stroke and heat exhaustion in people and animals. Elders, babies, overweight and chronically ill people are especially vulnerable to heat illness. Snohomish Health District... Full story

 

Safety tips for a weekend on the water

Summer in Snohomish County means fishing, kayaking, rafting and other activities. The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office offers these tips to enjoy the water safely: • Always wear a life jacket. Life jackets are available at many Snohomish County p...

 
 By Joan Nilon    News    July 17, 2014

Take a walk on the town with Edmonds Senior Center

Whether for fun or health, people 50-plus are invited to take a walk on the town around Edmonds, Tuesday mornings this summer, joining old friends and making new ones, beginning at Edmonds Senior Center at 9:30 a.m. now through Aug. 26. All walks...

 

Edmonds Lions Club to kick off annual raffle

The Edmonds’ Lions Club will be kicking off their annual Food Bank Raffle on Aug. 2 by selling tickets at the Edmond's Summer Market. All the proceeds will benefit the local food bank located at the Edmond's United Methodist Church. Last...

 

Head outdoors for Edmonds' parks and recreation month

The Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to celebrate National Park and Recreation Month by taking indoor activities outdoors. This year’s theme, “Out is In,” encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do...

 
 By Laura Daniali    News    July 17, 2014

TIP includes Sunset Avenue | City Brief

The Edmonds City Council approved the Transportation Improvement Program on June 24 to meet Washington state’s July 1 deadline. The TIP sets forth a plan for the City for the next six years, but the City can make changes to the plan as needed. The...

 

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