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Lightning, thunder show dazzles Edmonds

It takes a freak of nature to turn away from the screen during the golden era of prestige TV – even more so during prime time. But anecdotal evidence from Edmonds (OK, evidence gathered from an...

 

Audit: Students need more time for lunch

The State Auditor’s Office (SAO) recently performed an audit on lunchtime scheduling and practices in Washington’s elementary schools. The news is not encouraging. The SAO visited 31 elementary schools across the state – including Beverly...

 

A love of shorebird photography leads to keynote appearance

Award-winning nature photographer Tim Boyer is the keynote speaker for the 15th annual Puget Sound Bird Fest 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13. He will focus on the epic migrations of shorebirds. He'll...

 

27 opioid overdoses in 7 days in county

During one week in July, 27 people in Snohomish County overdosed because of opioids. Two of those overdoses were fatal. That information comes from the third annual seven-day point-in-time count by the Snohomish Health District in partnership with th...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2019

Warriors tower over rivals

Height isn’t everything when it comes to volleyball, but it can’t hurt. Edmonds-Woodway will test this thesis with a roster that includes four players who are 5-feet-10 or taller. Warriors coach...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2019

King's drops opener to Lakewood

King’s season-opening loss to Lakewood didn’t come as a total surprise. The young Knights started a number of freshmen and sophomores who had never set foot on the field for a varsity football game. The Cougars took advantage of their experience...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2019

Bad breaks sink Edmonds-Woodway in loss to Glacier Peak

Edmonds-Woodway started off the week with some encouraging news following a tough 35-14 season-opening loss to Glacier Peak in a nonconference football game Friday, Sept. 6, at Edmonds Stadium. It...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2019

Meadowdale seals victory with defensive stand

Special teams and defense came up big when they needed to in Meadowdale’s season opener. Clinging to a precarious 5-point lead late in the fourth quarter, punter Cole Sargent successfully booted...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2019

Knights loaded with talent

The King’s volleyball team appears primed to make another run at a state title. Coming off a third-place finish last year and the program’s third state championship two years ago, the Knights...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    September 12, 2019

High hopes for Mavericks

The Meadowdale volleyball team is looking to up its game. With most of their players returning from last year's district playoff team, the prospects for 2019 are promising for the Mavericks. "With...

 

Remembering 9/11 in Edmonds, 18 years later

Edmonds' annual 9/11 ceremony Wednesday at South County Station 17 in Edmonds began, as it always does, at 9:11 a.m. at the memorial park created by firefighters of Local 1828....

 

Classic Car Show soldiers on despite weather

The 19th annual Edmonds Classic Car & Motorcyle Show in downtown Edmonds drew locals and visitors to downtown Edmonds Sunday, Sept. 8, despite the threat thunder and lightning (they didn't...

 

Eagle Scout project completed at St. Albans

Local Edmonds area Boy Scouts Payton Knight (15, King's) and Matthew Corbin (17, Meadowdale High) recently completed their Eagle Scout projects at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds. The church...

 

The hot, sultry dog days of summer are coming to an end

Speaking of dog days, we will still see the lucky dogs of Edmonds on walks, but probably not as much once the weather turns. I met a couple of cute lucky dogs near the market recently. (Editor's...

 

There's something I want you to know | Guest View

Editor's note: Artist Michael Reagan, who created the Fallen Heroes Project, posted the following on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Sept. 11. It is edited and reprinted with his permission. This...

 

The Seattle Spirit? Towns the railroad bypassed | History Files

I grew up in Seattle. Washington state history was in the curriculum one year; another year included U.S. history. One year in elementary school, we were taught Seattle history. But...

 

Hooray for Paine Field; political bubble | Letters to the Editor

Paine Field a plus for Edmonds In response to the Beacon reader complaining about increased air traffic over Edmonds because of Paine Field. (“Do you hear what I hear?” Letters to the Editor, Sept. 5): I give Paine Field a great big PLUS. It is a...

 

Falling into grace, one step at a time | Chuck's World

Summer in the Northwest is abstract, only minimally tethered to the calendar. Summer weather seldom gets going until mid-July, but the season starts when you decide it does. I suspect we all recognize...

 

A town and its dogs | Moment's Notice

The phrase "a boy and his dog" has been adapted and expanded in a number of ways over the decades. In all its forms, though, such a simple phrase embodies so much. It indicates the mutual benefit of t...

 

Grandson and grandmother reconnect for Edmonds dual art exhibit

While living in Idaho, I always enjoyed walks with my young grandsons in the University of Idaho Arboretum. I often loaned Avery Caudill, my oldest grandson, my Nikon DSLR camera. At 12, he used that...

 
 By Tina Novak    A & E    September 12, 2019

Tricks, pranks, and laughter at Phoenix Theatre | Theater Review

What do you get when you mix mayhem, six spectacular playwrights and directors, and 21 amazingly talented actors? A fabulous opening of six original, 10-minute plays, all under the title of “Bad Dog,” at the Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds for its...

 

14 South County Fire recruits begin academy

Fourteen South County Fire recruits started training at the Snohomish County Fire Training Academy this week. They are Jonathan Bailey, Brian Buckingham, Anthony Casanas, Brendan Cleary, Tracy Finch,...

 

Drone helps catch suspected car thief

Edmonds Police arrested a 23-year-old man on Thursday, Sept. 5, after he fled on foot in Edmonds after officers were alerted to a suspicious vehicle parked near Olympic View Drive and 85th Place...

 

Hit-and-run charge sought in Edmonds boat collision

A charge of hit-and-run by vessel in Edmonds has been referred to the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office after an investigation by Edmonds Police. The felony referral against a 48-year-old Shoreline man comes after the Sept. 2 collision near the...

 

Rap star Lil Key entertains Meadowdale students

Young rap star Lil Key (Keon Myers) from Lifetime's "The Rap Game" and other performers entertained Meadowdale High School students Monday, Sept. 9, during a two concert on campus in celebration of...

 

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