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Words dissected at Zinc Art + Interiors

Abstract mixed media artist Melinda Tidwell and sculptural jewelry and 3D art by kimber elements will show at Zinc Art + Interiors Sept. 18 through Oct. 13. Santa Fe artist Melinda Tidwell will... Full story

 

Miniatures unveiled at Aria Studio Gallery

Artist Joan E. Archer’s miniature works will be unveiled at Aria Studio Gallery from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18. Aria Studio Gallery is a working gallery where Archer paints five days a week. She...

 

Cole Gallery presents new works from Iris Scott

Artist Iris Scott, a Seattle native, packed up her studio this past February and moved to Brooklyn to live and paint. Many people asked her, "Why did you decide to move?" Scott said she just...

 

Ballet academy celebrates 30 years of dance

This 2014-2015 fall dance season the Ballet Academy of Performing Arts will be celebrating its 30th anniversary. The Ballet Academy strives to instill responsibility, respect, commitment, dedication...

 

Edmonds school bus involved in crash | School brief

Lanes of Highway 99 were temporarily closed on Monday, Sept. 8, after an Edmonds school bus was involved in a crash. The collision was within the Mukilteo School District, but the school bus was from Edmonds. The crash was reported around 3:20 p.m.,...

 

ESD to host strategic direction work group | School brief

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors has established its Strategic Direction, outlining four key areas, which will define its work as a district. The kickoff meeting is set for Sept. 30. The board is looking for individuals to help develop...

 

English classes available to district parents | School brief

English classes for parents of children in the Edmonds School District begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, Mountlake Terrace High School, 21801 44th Ave. W. Free daycare for children 3 to 10 years old...

 

Edmonds resident receives multiple honors | School brief

Lauren Sanchez, a life-long Edmonds resident, received her Masters degree in environmental management from Yale University on May 19. Sanchez did her undergraduate work at Middlebury college in Vermont where she received her degree in environmental...

 

Edmonds-Woodway tops Woodinville in five games | Prep volleyball

The Edmonds-Woodway volleyball team earned a non-league win over Woodinville in five games on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The Warriors won 26-24, 25-20, 18-25, 23-25 and 15-13. Hanna Rehnfeldt had 34 digs during the win, while teammate Lea Bakken posted 11... Full story

 

ESD congratulates Pacific Little League players | School brief

The Edmonds School District would like to congratulate the players, families and all who helped throughout the district and beyond to put Pacific Little League into international headlines. A...

 

Revving causes a racket | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: As many readers have noted in past issues, Edmonds has become a circus in the summertime. On Sunday, residents were forced to listen to a hot-rod being revved up to earsplitting levels for several hours. I live three blocks from...

 

‘Taste’ only lasts for one weekend – enjoy it | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: We have read plenty of letters criticizing the “Taste of Edmonds,” and felt compelled to submit one in support. We live in a condo near the Civic Field tennis courts (very close to the beer garden stage) and actually enjoy... Full story

 

Life is short, let the whistles blow | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I live in Mountlake Terrace, but often try to get the Edmonds Beacon. I have read all about the controversy on the train whistles –– I often hear the whistles about 1 or 2 a.m. while reading myself to sleep and I love it so...

 

Cleanup crews needed at waterfront | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: I have lived in Edmonds for over eight years now and walk the waterfront almost daily. To me, this has always been a respectful and beautiful place to live. During this summer I have noticed some alarming changes in the...

 

Engaged citizens act now | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: There has been much correspondence in these pages about train noise. I live two miles north of the bowl, and train horns are now waking me at 2 or 3 a.m., especially the long, drawn-out blasts that some engineers find necessary....

 

The sound and the ferry fury | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: The sounds are unmistakable. Yelling, honking, swearing, and revving engines. These are the sounds of the backedup Edmonds to Kingston ferry line. A curious feature of the loading of the Edmonds to Kingston ferry is the overall...

 

Taxpayers be damned – again | Letter

Editor, The Beacon: Do you recall the controversy over spending $17 million to build the new Everett School District building rather than putting that money into upgrades on current facilities or the classrooms? When one of our new legislators went t...

 

Dizzy days with grandkids | Home Again

My 5-year-old grandson Adam started kindergarten last week. The backpack. The lunchbox. The school supplies. The new jeans. The Big Boy School. I was so not ready for him to be in kindergarten. When...

 

A drive-thru urban village at Westgate? As if! | Guest View

In an Aug. 25 article in the Herald Business Journal [“Westgate wants to be more walkable, green, diverse”] Mayor Dave Earling is quoted: "What's the missing piece [of Westgate]? A...

 

What's the scoop? | Mayor's Corner

Over the past year or more you have all heard about, read about or talked about the ongoing news of more trains, coal trains and oil trains. So what is all the fuss about and what's going on to address the prospect of additional trains into the...

 

Northcore to host fundraiser for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Northcore Performance Training will be hosting a free workout fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, to help bring awareness to National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this...

 

Community mourns the loss of Edmonds environmental advocate

Robert “Bob” Freeman, an environmental advocate who worked tirelessly to promote sustainability issues in Edmonds, died Monday at the age of 78, following a long illness. In recent years, Bob... Full story

 

Mayor holds townhall meeting on Hwy. 99 | City brief

On the heels of his Perrinville townhall meeting in June, Mayor Dave Earling will hold a second townhall from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, at the new Community Health Center of Snohomish County, 23320 Hwy. 99. Community members from the... Full story

 

Thrift store seeks treasure hunters | City brief

The Edmonds Senior Center thrift store is open for business and ready for shoppers. Sales at the thrift store suffered due to the road closures and construction on Railroad Avenue in July and August. The construction is over, and the senior center...

 

State Supreme Court finds lawmakers in contempt over education funding

The Washington State Supreme Court is holding the state Legislature in contempt over it's lack of progress on education funding, the court announced on Sept. 11. The order stems from the McCleary vs. State case in 2012, which found that the...

 

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