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 By Linda Ross    News 

Make the most out of Halloween 2020

We who love Halloween are very disappointed that we cannot have our fantastic festival this year as usual, with our great disc jockey, our flash mob dancing to "Thriller," and every... — Updated 10/26/2020 Full story


St. Alban's Church plans Drive-By Food Drop Nov. 7

St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Edmonds will hold another "Drive-By Food Drop" 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 to collect contributions for local area food banks from surrounding... — Updated 10/25/2020


Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt in Edmonds

Downtown businesses are hosting a scavenger hunt for school-age children and their families to encourage safe fun while supporting local. The scavenger hunt forms are available to download and fill out and turn in through Nov. 1.... — Updated 10/22/2020


Cascade Symphony's opening night to be streamed Oct. 26

Edmonds-based Cascade Symphony Orchestra will have a "Virtual Opening Night" concert 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26. The online performance replaces the first of two remaining 2020... — Updated 10/22/2020 Full story


COVID: County case count highest since early 2020

The two-week case rate for the period ending Oct. 17 is the highest it has been since the first wave of COVID-19 in early 2020. The rate has increased from 70.6 per 100,000... — Updated 10/21/2020


Woodway taxes thinly disguised, inequitable | Letter to the Editor

On Oct. 19, the Town of Woodway Council passed Resolution 2020-619 to implement a utility franchise fee and utility tax. While both will be levied directly on Olympic View Water... — Updated 10/20/2020


Parking garage construction begins at Lynnwood Transit Center

Construction has begun on a new parking garage at Sound Transit's Lynnwood Transit Center. The new garage will contain 1,670 parking stalls in a five-story structure. Along with... — Updated 10/20/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    News

October surprises and the news you need | Chuck's World

I am a keeper of irrelevant anniversaries, which strikes me as a talent not unlike being able to raise one eyebrow or dislocate your little finger, mostly because I can also do... — Updated 10/19/2020 Full story


Fortuna Law PLLC moves to Edmonds

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Fortuna Law PLLC, which moved its firm from Lynnwood to downtown Edmonds. It's a 543 Main St., Pictured,... — Updated 10/19/2020

 By Paul Archipley    News

The Beacon invites you to partner with us for a sustainable future

Dear Reader, 2020 may be remembered, ironically, as the year everyone would like to forget. From a pandemic to an economic collapse to political polarization and more, this has... — Updated 10/19/2020 Full story


Waterfront Center names community room after Rose Cantwell

One person has been instrumental in setting the Edmonds Waterfront Center in motion many years ago. That's Rose Cantwell. Cantwell was an active member of the Senior Center... — Updated 10/18/2020


Mulch-spreading beautifies Edmonds Center for the Arts

Looking good. Edmonds in Bloom had a mulch-spreading event on Wednesday, Oct. 14, with seven volunteers and three wheelbarrows to spread 5 yards of bark to cover its recently... — Updated 10/17/2020 Full story


A year of travel has changed focus on domestic priorities | Prime Living

We step out of our car, immediately fascinated with two young women and many HUGE pack animals (horses and mules) they were loading with 8x8 posts. The critters were tethered to... — Updated 10/16/2020


Mr. Darcy visits the pumpkin family at Holy Rosary

It's that time of year again, and Edmonds' famous Mr. Darcy pays a social call to the Pumpkin Family in front of Holy Rosary School.... — Updated 10/16/2020


Halloween: It's getting close

Boo! Lee Lagschulte sent us these pictures from around Edmonds on her many walks around town. Two weeks until Halloween – but a reminder that businesses will not be handing out... — Updated 10/16/2020


Housing Commission online open house extended

The City of Edmonds has extended an online open house and community survey about its second set of housing ideas. The open house and survey are part of community outreach by the Edmonds Housing Commission to gather and organize... — Updated 10/15/2020


Fire & The Feast: Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie opening Italian restaurant

Shubert Ho and Andrew Leckie of Feedme Hospitality and Restaurant Group plan to open an Italian restaurant at 526 Main Street – Fire & The Feast – in the space vacated by Epulo, which moved to the spot vacated by 190 Sunset... — Updated 10/15/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor lists budget priorities for 2021

The city of Edmonds' annual budget process consists of back-and-forth discussions heavy on numbers, individual priorities, give-and-take concessions and countless hours of work. In... — Updated 10/15/2020


Lightning strikes Puyallup ferry in Edmonds

The ferry Puyallup was out of service Saturday, Oct. 10, after it was struck by lightning near the ferry dock, according to Diane Rhodes with the Washington State Ferries. No one... — Updated 10/15/2020


Craft store opens in Firdale Village

The Crafty B's, an artisan boutique, has is grand opening 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. It is located in Edmonds' Firdale Village at 9675 Firdale Ave. Masks are required. The... — Updated 10/14/2020


Bartell Drugs claims difficulties in sale to Rite Aid

Bartell Drugs, which has a location in Edmonds at Westgate, has agreed to a sale to Rite Aid for a reported $95 million. The drugstore said that, over the past few years, it has... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

A peek at the Edmonds Waterfront Center

Edmonds Waterfront Center Executive Director Daniel Johnson and Facilities Manager Eric Moss are really excited to show guests around the new building that replaces the senior cente... — Updated 10/14/2020


Beacon journalists honored at newspaper association conference

Beacon Publishing picked up eight awards last week at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention, which was held online. Edmonds Beacon Editor Brian Soergel w... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Patient records stolen from Edmonds clinic, recovered by police

On Aug. 31, employees of the Health and Wellness Clinic at 22005 76th Ave. W in Edmonds discovered that a storage room where patient records were kept had been broken into,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

2020 Citizen of the Year: Casey Davis, Edmonds Food Bank volunteers

Traditionally, the Edmonds Food Bank serves about 350 people every week. That number doubled after the coronavirus took hold in March. But the more than 300 volunteers at the food... — Updated 10/14/2020


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