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Edmonds Warriors kick off season at jamboree

Five of the Edmonds Warriors Junior Football teams made their 2019 debut at the Greater Eastside Junior Football Association's jamboree Saturday, Aug. 24, at Meadowdale High School. The Edmonds'...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    August 29, 2019

A cool find near the Edmonds Marsh

On Aug. 17, Edmonds resident Alan Mearns photographed an unusual damselfly – similar to the dragonfly, but smaller, softer and weaker – at the Edmonds Native Plant Demonstration Garden while...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    August 29, 2019

New, invasive Asian gypsy moth trapped in Woodway, a first in U.S.

Seasonal trappers from the Washington State Department of Agriculture captured an unwelcome guest last month in the Town of Woodway, Edmonds' verdant neighbor to the south. What makes this capture...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    August 29, 2019

Nelson, Tibbott answer questions from business community

The first of several planned forums between Edmonds' two mayoral candidates included mostly boilerplate intros and outros from Mike Nelson and Neil Tibbott, but there were a few newsworthy nuggets at...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    August 29, 2019

Housing Commission members are appointed

The people spoke, and now 15 of them – out of 135 applicants – have been appointed to Edmonds' new Citizens' Housing Commission. The list includes eight alternates. Members are organized by area...

 

Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame tickets on sale

Tickets for the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet tickets are now on sale. The banquet is on Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the Edward D. Hansen Conference Center at Angel of the Winds Arena. The banquet begins with a social hour and...

 

Meadowdale cross country, boys hoops teams raising funds

The Meadowdale High School cross country team is hosting a fundraising event all day on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Café Rio Mexican Grill in Lynnwood. Print out or show a voucher and the team will receive 20 percent of proceeds. Café Rio is located...

 

Connecting with students at Edmonds-Woodway

On Wednesday, Edmonds Police Officer Tom Smith begins the second year of his second stint as school resource officer at Edmonds-Woodway High School, a position he held from 2004 through 2010 before...

 
 By Jim Landers    A & E    August 29, 2019

Museum carving is almost done

Native American artist Ty Juvinel is finishing a carved cedar panel of the Edmonds marsh that will stand in front of the Edmonds Historical Museum to honor the heritage of the Coast Salish people....

 

South County Fire graduates 7 from training academy

Seven South County Fire recruits graduated from the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy in a ceremony held at Lynnwood High School. Connor Davis, Thomas Fitchett, Jed Golder, Mitch Irvin, Sean McGi...

 

Gala raises more than $435K for Cascadia Art Museum

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds held its fourth annual gala, "Summer Stars," over the weekend on the lawn of the historic Woodway home of Lindsey and Carolyn Eschelbarger with a panoramic view of the...

 

Thoughts on climate change | City Corner

I usually stick to updates on City capital projects when it's my turn to provide a column for the Beacon. As stimulating as I'm sure it would be for you if I recounted our recent progress in water,...

 

Climate change: Fight the power | Moment's Notice

Talking with my uncle this past weekend, we covered the usual subjects ... family, outings with friends, current events. Despite a lot going on with family and that he is reviewing the final draft of...

 
Whittney Powers is an RN at Swedish Edmonds. She lives in Seattle.

Health-care workers like me need new commitment from Swedish | Guest View

On Aug. 15, health-care workers at Swedish Edmonds and across the Swedish system, all members of SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, collectively picketed outside of seven Swedish-Providence campuses to demand...

 

Good idea to slow down on the parking study | Guest View

In reviewing the parking study process and the item on the City Council agenda to approve over $100,000 for an outside consultant and staff time to determine current parking capacity issues downtown,...

 
 By Jack McHenry    A & E    August 29, 2019

A summer recap of Edmonds petanque

It has been a busy summer of petanque at Edmonds Civic Park. In June, Jacques Maussenet and Brien Meilleur claimed top honors in the 2019 Edmonds Petanque League. Meilleur and Maussenet amassed an...

 

Dogs will take over Yost Pool

The City of Edmonds Parks and Recreation department is sponsoring the inaugural will Paws in the Pool at Yost Pool Sept. 21. Dogs 50 pounds and under will be allowed in from 10 a.m. to noon. Dogs...

 

Lessons learned from a lifetime of Augusts | Chuck's World

"History never repeats itself," Mark Twain once said, "but it rhymes." Of course, if you believe the internet, Mark Twain said everything worth saying. Aside from a couple of nods in the direction of...

 

Police Beat, thanks, tree trim | Letters to the Editor

Some schools go without booster programs Thank you for the recent article, “Booster clubs help support athletes, teams,” by David Pan (Aug. 22). Sports booster clubs provide much needed support to our local high school athletic programs. Studies...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    August 29, 2019

Summertime in Edmonds

Aug. 31 – a day starting overcast, then with a little rain, then glorious sunshine, puffy clouds and a slight breeze. Just perfect....

 

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