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 By Mianda Milton    A & E

Battling boredom: Basics of bird watching

Studies show that hobbies improve mental health, but COVID-19 has made some hobbies and activities impossible, or at least put them on hold. Puget Sound bird experts agree that one... — Updated 5/30/2020 Full story


ECA announces 2020-2021 season

Edmonds Center for the Arts has announced its 2020-2021 season, with highlights including Mary Wilson of the Supremes and Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Elvin Bishop and Charlie... — Updated 5/30/2020 Full story

 By Mike Denton    A & E

No poppy drive this year, but donations VFW donations accepted

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8870 has been forced to modify its plans to distribute poppies in the Edmonds community during the Memorial Day weekend. The poppy drive... — Updated 5/23/2020 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Osprey make a home in Westgate

The osprey, defined: "The osprey or more specifically the western osprey – also called sea hawk, river hawk, and fish hawk – is a diurnal, fish-eating bird of prey with a... — Updated 5/22/2020

 By Mike Denton    A & E

Memorial Day observance, COVID-19-style

Editor's note: The Edmonds Memorial Cemetery will have flags and crosses up on May 22 in observance of Memorial Day, recognizing the gravesites of military personnel. The... — Updated 5/21/2020 Full story

 By Susie Schaefer    A & E

Encouraging birds in your backyard and neighborhood

During this time of staying home and social isolation and distancing, many of us we can see it is now spring in Edmonds. Flowers are starting to bloom and birds are flying around.... — Updated 4/23/2020


Museum closed? No worries – videos take you there

Cascadia Art Museum, temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic, is providing "Virtual Visits" for those wanting their dose of fine art from famous Pacific Northwest... — Updated 4/23/2020


ECA offering summer camps

POSTED APRIL 20 Registration is now open for Edmonds Center for the Arts' 2020 Summer Arts Enrichment Camps. Designed for those ages 7-19, as well as older adults in ECA's... — Updated 4/20/2020

 By Christina Martin    A & E

The new face of the Edmonds farmers markets

As we face the new reality of a future in a time of COVID-19, communities around the state and country are looking for ways for farmers markets to continue to bring fresh, locally... — Updated 4/17/2020


Gothard Sisters having weekly online shows

Edmonds' Gothard Sisters are now providing weekly online concerts at http://www.gothardsisters.com/a-cozy-celtic-concert-series. "As we're all quarantined together with all of our... — Updated 4/16/2020


Help museum record the pandemic in Edmonds

The Edmonds Historical Museum is starting a three-phase initiative in order to capture the experiences of Edmonds and south Snohomish County people during the COVID-19 pandemic.... — Updated 4/16/2020

 By Susie Schaefer    A & E

Not social distancing: Encouraging birds in your backyard

POSTED APRIL 12 During this time of staying home and social isolation and distancing, many of us we can see it is now spring in Edmonds. Flowers are starting to bloom and birds are... — Updated 4/12/2020


Virtual visit: Morris Graves and Guy Anderson

For another "Virtual Visit" during Cascadia Art Museum's temporary closure, curator David Martin explores the work of two notable artists featured in The Lavender Palette: Excerpts... — Updated 4/10/2020

 By Lisa Reddick    A & E

The promise of flower baskets

One part of our community that continues to thrive under the guidance of Debra Dill, City arborist and beautification program lead, is the flower program for the City of Edmonds.... — Updated 4/2/2020


Arts Festival, Jazz Connection canceled | A&E Briefs

Edmonds Arts Festival canceled for first time The Edmonds Arts Festival and Foundation have announced that the June 2020 Edmonds Arts Festival and associated events have been... — Updated 3/26/2020

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Edmonds-Woodway graduate releases 'Shaded,' a short film

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Brandon Tiehen has released his second short film" "Shaded," filmed in Edmonds, Seattle, Kingston, Mountlake Terrace and at Edmonds Community... — Updated 3/26/2020


Courtesy listing of open restaurants in Edmonds

A note to our readers: As a service to the community and an effort to assist our fellow business owners during this unprecedented time, the Beacon is publishing a list at no charge... — Updated 3/24/2020 Full story


Coronavirus cancellations | A&E Briefs

Thursday Art Walk Edmonds canceled Based on the recommendations from public health officials to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and for the safety of volunteers and community, the March 19 Art Walk Edmonds has been canceled.... — Updated 3/19/2020


ECA cancels all March events; April also likely

The Edmonds Center for the Arts on Wednesday, March 11, announced that it has canceled all scheduled events in March, and Executive Director Joe McIalwain adds that, "It is... — Updated 3/13/2020

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

E-W sweeps awards at Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

In two days of competition, Edmonds-Woodway High School swept the top honors at the University of Idaho's 2020 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival for the third straight year. "I am proud... — Updated 3/13/2020


Puget Sound Bird Fest poster art contest announced

Puget Sound area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2020 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the... — Updated 3/12/2020


Country music singer Lorrie Morgan performing in Edmonds

Lorrie Morgan, Grand Ole Opry lifetime member, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Edmonds Center for the Arts. Morgan is the first woman in her genre to begin her career... — Updated 3/7/2020


Edmonds in Bloom looking for memories

Edmonds in Bloom is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2020. And as part of the celebration, it has created a place on its website for sharing memories of Edmonds in Bloom during early years. If you lived in Edmonds from... — Updated 3/5/2020


Live score to accompany oldest-existing animated film

Edmonds Center for the Arts will screen "The Adventures of Prince Achmed" (1926), a silent film with live score performed by Miles & Karina, 11 a.m. Saturday, March 14. Created... — Updated 3/5/2020


Ballyhoo Theatre presents 'Ruthless! The Musical' in Edmonds

Ballyhoo Theatre Mainstage presents “Ruthless! The Musical” March 6-22. The story: What’s a mother to do when her daughter would just kill for a lead role in the school play? Eight-year-old Tina Denmark is a parent's worst... — Updated 3/5/2020


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