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Articles from the November 23, 2016 edition

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Before the turkey, a trip to Epulo Bistro | Art & Appetite

Thanksgiving is creeping up on us. Soon, we’ll all be lugging turkeys from the car, puzzling over the mathematics of cooking perfection, preparing a dozen or so side dishes – praying that they'll all be done at essentially the same moment – s...

 

Strut at the Turkey Trot Nov. 26

Time to strut your stuff, and walk off that Thanksgiving meal, at the annual Turkey Trot, sponsored by the Sound Steppers. It begins Saturday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. at Edmonds United Methodist Church, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds. The finish time is 3 p.m....

 

Edmonds Tree lighting sure to pack them in

Edmonds, are you ready for a challenge (other than finding a parking space)? Last year’s Tree Lighting Ceremony at Centennial Plaza was jam-packed with humanity. The Edmonds Police Department declared it the biggest crowd in 15 years. This...

 

‘Music for the Imagination’ in Everett | A&E brief

The Everertt Philharmonic Orchestra presents “Music for the Imagination” 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, at Everett Civic Auditorium, 2415 Colby Ave., Everett. Selections include “William Tell Overture (Allegro),” “Light Calvary Overture” and...

 

Thanks for giving | Kind of Day

Thanks to Edmonds Beacon readers. Thanks to those who contribute columns, letters and photos. Thanks for the news tips. We are always looking for stories. Thanks for attending City Council meetings and the city’s open houses. Believe me, your...

 

Humbug: Driftwood presents ‘Mr. Scrooge’ | A&E brief

Edmonds Driftwood Players 2016 holiday show, “Mr.Scrooge,” is based on the Charles Dickens’ classic tale about the crusty Ebenezer Scrooge – a man who doesn’t know how to “keep” Christmas. The musical centers on the hardhearted Scrooge,...

 

Derogatory graffiti scrawled on walls at Madrona K-8

Hateful and derogatory terms scrawled at Madrona K-8 School in Edmonds have some students afraid to enter bathrooms, according to a letter sent to parents and guardians by Principal Lynda Fischer. The words were derogatory slang terms for gays,...

 
 By David Pan    Sports    November 23, 2016

Knights take third place at 1A state tournament | Girls soccer

Less than 24 hours after a crushing loss in the state semifinals, King’s regrouped to end the season on an upbeat note. Junior Katie Stella and sophomore Callie Wright each scored a goal in the second half to lead the Knights to a 2-0 victory over... Full story

 
 By David Pan    Sports    November 23, 2016

Mavericks make history, advance to state semifinals | Football

Meadowdale is about to have the best week of practice – ever. While almost every other team in the state has already turned in or will be turning in its uniforms and equipment this week, the Mavericks are one of only four 3A teams preparing for the...

 

Beat O'Dea! Mavs in state semifinals

Meadowdale’s Kela Marshall celebrates scoring a touchdown with Bryce Chapman (64) during a 3A state quarterfinal game against Peninsula Friday night at Edmonds Stadium. The Mavericks won 34-29 to...

 

Turning the page: Friends of the Library gets younger, moving forward

Noting her career as a teacher and thus her penchant for being well prepared, Leslie Elsaesser launches into what I believe was a very personal speech on her chosen theme: transitions. Fall, winter, the seasons, holidays, aging – underlying... Full story

 

Letter | Green Lake protesters worried about the future

On Saturday, Nov. 19, about 4,000 people, including some from Edmonds, gathered at Green Lake in Seattle, holding hands in a circle around the lake, reflecting on the election. Why a protest after the election? They were worried that something... Full story

 

Letter | Parking gets even more scarce at post office

How did we get from inadequate parking in front of our new post office to no parking at all? The two spaces have been eliminated and painted over to a yellow loading zone. Does this mean only commercial vehicles can legally park in front of the post...

 

Letter | What can I say to a 6-year-old?

What can I say to a 6-year-old child? I had 1,100 miles and two days of driving to figure it out. The evening we arrived at the bucolic California town where my loved ones live was not the time to begin the conversation. We dined on the patio at a...

 

Edmonds’ Carl Zapora reappointed to EdCC board of trustees

Edmonds Community College board of trustees member Carl Zapora was reappointed on Oct. 1 by Gov. Jay Inslee. He will also serve as the board chair. Zapora has served on the board since January 2013....

 

Holiday Show | That’s the ‘Spirit’

Phoenix Theatre presents “The Christmas Spirit” by Fredrick Stropple Dec. 2-18. Cast includes Shannon Bengston, Eric Bischoff, George Bukata, Susan Connors, Nick Horatis, Carlos Martinez and...

 

Steel pan music for the holidays

Steel Magic Northwest announces "Holiday in Steel," its first-ever steel orchestra concert, including its afterschool youth class, evening adult class, special guests, and featuring the debut of the "Pan Wizards" youth steel...

 

Police 5K Holiday Dash is Dec. 3

The Edmonds Police Foundation will hold its second annual 5K Holiday Dash Saturday, Dec. 3, with registration beginning at 8 a.m. The starting line will be at the Edmonds Boys and Girls Club at Civic Field, 310 Sixth Avenue N, Edmonds. Participants...

 

Firefighters graduate from fire training academy

State Fire Marshal Charles M. Duffy has announced that 26 firefighters graduated Oct. 28 from the Washington State Patrol Fire Training Academy in North Bend. On Aug. 4, the firefighter recruits began a 12-weekend Recruit Academy that meets National...

 

Letter | Save the former post office

I was disappointed to recently find out that the former downtown Edmonds post office is to be demolished to make way for a dime-a-dozen mixed-use condo. Taking down the post office would be like taking down the theater or another of the buildings...

 

Scoping out birds from Sunset

Not everyone is taking pictures on Edmonds’ Sunset Avenue. Ted Peterson of Edmonds, left, and John Puschock of Seattle, used their spotting scopes to check out various species recently. They are... Full story

 

How to cook a juicy Thanksgiving turkey | Chef Dez

Thanksgiving weekend is almost here. The aroma of a turkey roasting in the oven on a cool autumn day revives many warm and comforting childhood memories for me. Although not all of us eat meat, the... Full story

 

2 Snohomish County companies top $10 billion | Taking Stock

Snohomish County is now home to two $10 billion companies. As of Nov. 15, Snohomish County’s heavyweights are Fortive and Seattle Genetics. Before July 5, the county had never had a company that...

 

The fourth Thursday | Chuck's World

We earned this one. Even now, when few of us harvest anything other than garden vegetables, we can understand the need to communally step back, take a day, and be grateful we’re still alive. We... Full story

 

Holiday tour showcases grand homes, chef tastings

One of the houses on the Assistance League’s Homes for the Holidays tour this year will feature close to 50 snowmen decorations. The Assistance League of Everett will host its fourth annual home...

 

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