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Ricarda Cross Spee 1927 - 2012

Ricarda Cross Spee lost her 8-month battle with brain cancer on October 31, 2012 at her home in Edmonds, Washington. She was 84 years old. Born in Brookline, Massachusetts, to Constance and Samuel...

 

Historic Edmonds calendars on sale now

The much-awaited Edmonds Historic Calendar goes on sale this week. You can download your order form at the City of Edmonds Historic Preservation Commission web page, http://www.edm...

 

A daily dose of responsibility

Now that the election is over, what can we expect from the politicians comfortably ensconced in D.C.? It's so tempting for someone my age to look back and yearn for life akin to what I experienced...

 

City response to Beacon letter to editor

I wanted to respond to Mr. Raptis’ letter concerning the Main Street project that is nearing completion between 5th and 6th streets downtown. Mr. Raptis expresses concern that the City did not do...

 
 By Pat Ratliff    News    November 15, 2012

Local girl makes a big difference

Going on her sixth year of “Keeping out the Cold,” Hailey Trumble, an Edmonds-Woodway senior, has got her clothing drive down to a science. She gathers new and used outerwear clothing and...

 

Helen Muriel Gibson 1920 – 2012

Helen passed away at the age of 92 on November 7, 2012. She was born in Chowchilla, CA on Mar. 12, 1920. She is survived by her two daughters, Joan Picht and Patricia Bain; and her grandson Peter Gibson. Helen was preceded in death by her husband of... Full story

 

County’s Energy Assistance program fully funded

The Snohomish County Energy Assistance Program has received full funding for the 2013 heating season and will re?open at 8 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19. This program provides assistance with heating bills for income?eligible households that qualify....

 

3 cities unite to support Sounder service

Sounder service has made headlines following a report by the Sound Transit Citizens Oversight Panel (COP) that expresses concerns about lower-than-expected Sounder North ridership. We share the desire to see Sounder better utilized. Our service...

 

Saundra L. Rousseau 1940 - 2012

Beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, Saundra L. Rousseau, a long-time resident of Edmonds, Washington, passed away on October 28, 2012. Saundra was born on April 24, 1940, in Logan, Utah, to... Full story

 

The cost of ‘work done’

I leafed through a year-old copy of “O, The Oprah Magazine” recently and noticed an appalling statistic. It had to do with spending money, and it came on the heels of a political season of money...

 
 By John Owen    General    November 15, 2012

Intermediate Eater's oyster stew for two

My wife has a bad case of the Edifice Complex. Any time she gets six miles east of Moses Lake she has to visit a cathedral. Alice is also very big on castles and windmills but she really prefers the buildings she visits to come equipped with a dead...

 

Letter to the south Snohomish County community

In 2005 a vision sparked by the youth of South Snohomish County was turned into a reality through programs largely funded with the very generous space, financial, and in–kind donations provided by the Edmonds Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran Church...

 
 By Rebecca Carr    News    November 15, 2012

Bridging the digital divide

Edmonds School Board had a challenging task before it Tuesday evening: bridging the ever-growing digital divide between students with and without Internet access at home, without further widening the gap or alienating those on the wrong side. Board...

 

Community Thanksgiving Feast  at Annie's Kitchen

A Free Community Thanksgiving Feast will be served on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 5 p.m. This meal is a 9-year tradition and nothing is overlooked. From the tender roasted turkey and homemade mashed potatoes to pie and coffee, this meal is one that you...

 

Lynnwood Police offer winter weather warning safety tips

We already know this is going to be a difficult winter. Experts are warning that this isn’t the last time we will have the threat of lower temperatures and/or snow. In light of those anticipated weather warnings, it is expected that some people...

 

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