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 By Brian Soergel    News    October 24, 2019

'The Lavender Palette'

Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds will be the first museum in the country to explore regional gay culture through the work of early- to mid-20th-century gay and lesbian artists in an exhibit opening...

 

Snohomish County judge rules against gun storage, but allows fines

On a sunny day on the field of Frances Anderson Center in July 2018, Edmonds City Councilmember Mike Nelson, displaying a lockbox for the media, announced he would submit legislation requiring the...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    October 24, 2019

Edmonds mayoral candidates answer questions

In advance of the Nov. 5 general election that will give Edmonds a new mayor, the Beacon asked candidates Mike Nelson and Neil Tibbott for their thoughts on five specific questions that haven't been...

 

Credit rating could help with issuing debt for Civic Park

On Oct. 17, Standard & Poor's Global Ratings assigned its coveted "AAA" long-term rating to the City of Edmonds, a first in the city's history. The bond rating represents the highest level of...

 

Verdant Health Superintendent Robin Fenn stepping down

After three years at the helm of the Verdant Health Commission, Superintendent Robin Fenn is stepping down in November. Fenn replaced Edmonds resident Carl Zapora. The Verdant board plans to appoint...

 

'I Am Edmonds' storytelling project capstone event Nov. 2

This summer, the Edmonds Diversity Commission presented a storytelling project called "I Am Edmonds. This Is My Story." The commission reports that many diverse and compelling stories were shared on...

 

St. Alban's Church donates to Habitat for Humanity

Katie Rickel, volunteer engagement manager for Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, recently accepted a check for $719 from St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds. Rickel expressed thanks for...

 

Saying goodbye | Moment's Notice

On a sunny August morning a few decades ago, my brother and I stood in front of several friends as we prepared to get into the family station wagon and drive to our new home more than 2,000 miles...

 

The 2019 general election | Letters to the Editor

New source of revenue for the Beacon? Given the length of several letters in recent issues of the Beacon, perhaps they should be moved to a "guest editorial" or "guest opinion" section? Or ... you cou...

 

Living with ourselves when truth gets tricky | Chuck's World

It was a special day in my family when the diaries arrived. At some point in the 1970s, we were sent little journals from Nielsen Media Research to manually record what we watched on TV. For one...

 

Councilmember writes; community group responds | Letter to the Editor

Editor's note: Edmonds City Councilmember Adrienne Fraley-Monillas has submitted the following editorial supporting a particular candidate for mayor. She also writes about a local group called EGG...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 24, 2019

Meadowdale hangs on to beat Shorecrest | Football

Meadowdale started out strong and finished even stronger. Even though they didn't end up with any points, the Maverick offense drove deep into Shorecrest territory on their first drive and the...

 

Decision 2019: Vote for your scarecrow

It's been a spooky couple of weeks. No, it's not a scarecrow apocalypse, but with more scarecrows popping up every day, you'd be forgiven for thinking they're taking over our downtown. Some are funny,...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 24, 2019

Ground game lifts Warriors past T-birds | Football

Edmonds-Woodway wanted to be able to run the ball against Shorewood. In the days leading up to the game, coach John Gradwohl and his coaching staff spent extra time with the offensive line during practice. All of the added attention paid off in a...

 

Classical music by gay composers at Cascadia Art Museum

Internationally renowned pianist Peter Mack, music professor at Cornish College of the Arts, and baritone Dana Belkholm will perform classical music selections by gay composers 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct....

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 24, 2019

Knights overwhelm Eagles 52-6 | Football

Since the start of the season, King’s coach Jim Shapiro was wondering what would happen when his team put together a complete game. The Knights have the talent but in their six previous contests, they only produced only one victory and opened...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 24, 2019

Edmonds-Woodway claims team titles| Cross country

Edmonds-Woodway swept both team titles at the annual Edmonds District cross country championships. Senior Ellie Gard and sophomore Jemma Willcox took first and second in the 5k girls race in 19:29.50...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    October 24, 2019

Warriors on a hot streak | Volleyball

The Edmonds-Woodway volleyball team is on quite a roll. After losing three out of their first four league matches, the Warriors have won six straight, including a 25-19, 25-18, 25-19 victory over...

 

Book it to library sale

Book lovers, rejoice. The annual Friends of the Library's annual book sale returns Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St. It's 9 a.m.-2 p.m., with a clearance sale of $5 a...

 

Employee honored for perfect attendance record

This September marked a milestone for Ben Incardona of Edmonds. Ben is celebrating his 10-year anniversary as a lobby attendant for Panera Bread at the Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood. Ben's genuine...

 

September students of the month

September Students of the Month Edmonds eLearning Academy Student Name: Lili Schreiner Edmonds Heights K-12 Student Name: Paige Matheson Mother's Name: Yolanda Matheson Father's Name: Andrew Matheson GPA: 4.0 at EdCC Running Start Clubs &...

 

Equity grant, Q&A, reproductive grant | School Briefs

Foundation receives Rick Steves racial equity grant The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received a $5,000 racial equity grant from Rick Steves' Europe Foundation in partnership with the...

 

Sunset magic | Through Your Lens

With our recent rain and cloudy skies, you may need a reminder of what sunsets look like. Earlier this month, Lee Lageschulte captured this wonderful image of a scene we all know well – another...

 

Support 7 honors first good Samaritan recipient

More than 320 people attended an event in support of Support 7 Oct. 18 to honor the legacy of founder Ken Gaydos of Edmonds, who died in September 2018. "Our focus now is to stimulate the foundation...

 

Edmonds earns $62,545 for energy-saving success

A multiyear energy savings effort at the City's Waste Water Treatment Plant in partnership with Snohomish County PUD and the State Department of Enterprise Systems (DES) is paying off for Edmonds...

 

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