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Articles from the November 21, 2019 edition

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Is city's parking problem real or imagined?

If there's one thing Edmonds citizens have an opinion on, it's downtown parking. But the results of a new survey show that not everyone agrees parking is a problem. It could simply come down to whethe...

 

It was a one-clap thunder

Thunder, feel the thunder Lightning and the thunder# – "Thunder," Imagine Dragons All around Edmonds, lights flickered. The cable flatlined. Then the boom, the thunderclap that shook homes from the...

 

Not just straws: Single-use plastics ban effective Jan. 1

Starting Jan. 1, it will be illegal in the city of Edmonds for any restaurant, café, grocery store, coffee shop, cafeteria, or other food service business to sell or provide for consumption, on or of...

 

Mayor: Sound Transit won't be using ArtWorks parking lot

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling has made it clear: Sounds Transit will not consider the ArtWorks parking lot as part of its plan for potential access improvements it says would best meet its goal of...

 

Edmonds Marsh daylighting project awarded $450,000 for design work

The City of Edmonds has received a notice of an award of $450,000 in grant funding from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation's (NFWF) National Coastal Resiliency Fund to further design of the...

 

Tax increase, Swedish update | City Briefs

Yes to EMS increase; no to property tax increase The Edmonds City Council on Nov. 19 voted to increase the emergency medical services (EMS) property tax levy by 1%. The average cost per residence is estimated at $2.23 a year. At the same time,...

 

Ferries hosts first virtual community meetings

Washington State Ferries is hosting a round of community meetings through a new online webinar in order to share the latest information and engage people in ferry-served communities from Tacoma to...

 

City hires new state legislative lobbyist

After several years of service by Olympia lobbyist Jennifer Ziegler, who is cutting back her workload in 2020, Mayor Dave Earling has hired Olympia-based Debora Munguia to provide government...

 

Remembering the yellow van man

A memorial to Steve Bell, the yellow van man, is on the Sunset Avenue bluff. The Beacon wrote about Bell, who died last month, in its Oct. 24 issue. Last week, several of Bell's friends said goodbye...

 

The City staff | Mayor's Corner

As I wind down eight years as mayor of this wonderful community, there are obviously many wonderful and happy experiences on which to reflect; and yes, of course, there have also been disappointments...

 

The Cascades tilted, and population slid to the west side | History Files

I think we all realize that western Washington isn’t like what it used to be. The forests we have are different from the forests that were once here. To see an old-growth tree, you must go to Olympi...

 

Arborist, post-election letters, time to act | Letters to the Editor

Edmonds needs a full-time arborist The Edmonds city trees, on our streets and in our beautiful parks, are not receiving adequate care. We have very small, dedicated staff to attend to them, which...

 

There's no accounting for this | Chuck's World

I read an interesting article the other day, although I went through it quickly and then bookmarked it for later. I can’t be the only one who practices skim-and-save reading. It’s a form of...

 

A moment to notice | Moment's Notice

Moment n. A moment is a particular point in time, a moment you remember forever. A moment is a short, but unspecified, amount of time. Moment also means "importance." When I first started this column,...

 

'Jingle Those Bells' back for 3rd year in Edmonds

"Edmonds Holiday Caroling Contest: Jingle Those Bells," sponsored by the City of Edmonds and members of Ed! (Edmonds Downtown Alliance) returns. It's 6-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, on the patio of Red... Full story

 

First Dibs returns with the Art Walk

Downtown Edmonds merchants are once again taking part in the First Dibs tradition, to be held Thursday, Nov. 21. There will be new holiday merchandise at local participating shops and restaurants. About 14 years ago, Robert Boehlke, owner of...

 

Sculptors Workshop, Christmas concert | Holiday Briefs

Sculptors Workshop is Nov. 22 Sculptors Workshop has a pottery sale open house noon-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23. The sale offers locally made handcrafted gifts. Many of the artists will be on hand to talk about the...

 

Brahms, Shostakovich at Cascadia Art Museum

Brahms' Trio in A-minor and the Shostakovich Cello Sonata are featured as part of the monthly Music in the Museum classical music series at Cascadia Art Museum in Edmonds. The concert is 6 p.m....

 

Let there be lights |Through Our Lens

Steve McGowan with the Edmonds Parks and Recreation Department puts lights up on a tree on Main Street on Nov. 15. The lights are now fully lit in downtown, and are a sight to see. McGowan, by the...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    November 21, 2019

Knights advance to state girls soccer semifinals | Soccer

The King’s girls soccer team is back in the final four for the seventh time in the last eight years. The Knights defeated La Center 4-0 in a first-round 1A state tournament game and then downed Bush...

 

King's takes second place at 1A state tourney | Volleyball

King’s coach Bart Foley said that the 2019 volleyball team will go down as one of the best, if not the best, in school history. The numbers support Foley’s sentiments. The Knights won the North Sound Conference title with a 10-0 record and...

 

Meadowdale's Morgan medals at state | Swimming

Meadowdale's Grace Morgan wrapped up her senior year with an eighth-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle at the 3A State Swimming and Diving Championships Saturday, Nov. 16, at the King County...

 

Edmonds-Woodway out at districts | Volleyball

Edmonds-Woodway's Kaiona Apio prepares to serve the ball against Lynnwood during a 3A District 1 tournament match. The Warriors beat the Royals 3-0 but later fell 3-0 to Oak Harbor in a loser-out...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    November 21, 2019

E-W Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes Class of 2019

Daun Brown was a hard-nosed coach who expected a lot out of his players. The longtime Edmonds School District basketball coach was never at a loss for words, often delivering his thoughts to his...

 

Man walks to police station to report he's stabbed his father

Early in the morning of Thursday, Nov. 21, a 24-year-old Edmonds man walked to the Edmonds Police Department and used the callbox out front to say he had killed his father. Officers received the call...

 

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