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 By Brian Soergel    News 

Summer preview: With restrictions easing, Edmonds coming back to life

It'll be busy in downtown Edmonds this weekend with the debut of Walkable Main Street and larger farmers market. But there's more coming, including July 4, the return of the... — Updated 6/22/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Ferry rescue in Edmonds: 2 boats, 1 life ring

Ferries on the Edmonds-Kingston trip have made numerous rescues of scuba divers near the Edmonds dock. On Friday, June 18, crewmembers successfully rescued three of a quartet while... — Updated 6/22/2021


Congrats to Scriber Lake graduates

Scriber Lake High School in Edmonds held its graduation ceremony Thursday, June 17. Congrats to all the 2021 grads!... — Updated 6/22/2021


City's future at stake: Council to review 5 housing proposals

Five proposals from the Citizens Housing Commission will get a first review by the City Council at a special study session 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 24. You can watch live on City's... — Updated 6/21/2021

 By Jake Heffner    News 

Book shines light on refugee families in Pacific Northwest

Seattle writer Karisa Keasey's first book, "When You Can't Go Home: Portraits of Refugees in the Pacific Northwest," describes – in words and original paintings – the hardships... — Updated 6/20/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Bravo's 'Top Chefs' get a taste of Edmonds

If there was any doubt about Edmonds' reputation as a culinary hotspot, this weekend may have erased all doubts. Six contestants from season six of Bravo's "Top Chef: Portland"... — Updated 6/20/2021


Helping out: Community responds to blood drive

While the pandemic may be winding down, Bloodworks NW recently reported long-term effects remain. That includes a major blood shortage in the area. To help, the Edmonds Waterfront C... — Updated 6/20/2021


Hazel Miller Spray Park will reopen July 1

Here you go, kids. The Hazel Miller Spray Park at City Park will open Thursday, July 1. "We are very excited to reopen one of the City's most popular summer attractions" said... — Updated 6/20/2021


Vinbero gets a ribbon-cutting

Pictured: Greg Urban and Alicia Moreno of the Edmonds Chamber, owners Kali and Kris Kelnero, Strom Peterson and Maria Montalvo, Mayor Mike Nelson, and Vinbero staff and community... — Updated 6/19/2021


Attract more birds to your backyard | Prime Living

With all the constraints people lived through in 2020, many turned to their own backyards – nature, in particular – for hope, solace, wonder and even entertainment. Despite the... — Updated 6/18/2021

 By Debbie Stone    News 

Revel in a natural paradise at Olympic National Park | Prime Living

Diversity takes center stage at Olympic National Park. Often referred to as "three parks in one," this wonderland boasts three different ecosystems: rugged, glacier-capped peaks,... — Updated 6/18/2021


Graduation ceremonies to be live streamed

Live streaming for all Edmonds School District 2021 commencement celebrations is provided by the Mountlake Terrace High School CTE Communication Club, Hawk Broadcasting Network... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Jim Miller    News 

How to downsize your home for a less stressful, easier move | Prime Living

Dear Savvy Senior, What tips can you offer for downsizing? My husband and I would like to relocate from our house into a retirement community condo near our daughter, but need to ge... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Michelle Reitan    News 

Advanced Directive – A gift to your loved ones | Prime Living

One of the most popular workshops that the Health and Wellness Department offers at the Edmonds Waterfront Center is our Advanced Directive Workshop, led by me as well as our... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Erin Schlegel    News 

Sponsored Feature | Helping Washington Businesses Manage Supply Shortages

As the world emerges from the shadow of the pandemic, many industries are finding unexpected challenges as they seek to return to a level of normalcy. A global semiconductor... — Updated 6/17/2021


Walkable Main Street returns this weekend – both days

Walkable Main Street returns this weekend on Saturday, June 19, and Sunday, June 20. Main Street will close down by 8 a.m. on Saturdays and reopen before 8 a.m. on Mondays. It will... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News

Summer Market: Visitors can drop masks if vaccinated

Good news for those who love farmers markets. The Edmonds Historical Museum's Summer Market begins Saturday, June 19, and continues Saturdays through Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.... — Updated 6/17/2021


Bubble man harnessing the sun | Through Your Lens

The Beacon has run pictures of the Bubble Man, Gary Larson, in the past. He's even featured on the Beacon's current Guide to Edmonds, which you can view at www.bit.ly/2RMZo5V.... — Updated 6/17/2021


Well-read, healthy thieves | Police Beat

June 8 Danger to stranger Subject arrested for causing property damage to a motel room and to a stranger's vehicle. 23900 block Highway 90. A well-read thief Little library outside... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Natalie Kahn    News 

Pride on display this month at City Hall

City Hall is looking a bit more colorful this month thanks to the rainbow stripes that make up the LGBTQ+ pride flag on display outside its front entrance. This is the first year... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Habitat's new leader: Creative, varied solutions are needed

Habitat for Humanity's new executive director has a close-up view of the affordable housing crisis in Puget Sound. Steven Li has lived in Edmonds since 2018. He knows that the... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Council nixes commission that sets their pay

The City's Salary Commission is no more. Once again. Last week, councilmembers were taking up the City's proposal to change the regular cycle of the Salary Commission from every... — Updated 6/17/2021

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Helping save a life at 35,000 feet

In her long career as a physician, Laura Ballard attended to many emergencies, under various circumstances. But it took her until retirement to save a life at 35,000 feet. On May... — Updated 6/17/2021


Buy a brick for Dad for Father's Day

Looking for a last minute gift idea for Father’s Day? The Edmonds Historical Museum has a suggestion. Purchase an engraved brick in the museum’s south plaza. This ongoing fundraiser is an opportunity to leave a mark in... — Updated 6/16/2021


Questions for council on eliminating Salary Commission | Letter to the Editor

Recently, the Edmonds City Council has discussed eliminating the Edmonds Salary Commission, comprised of five citizens nominated by the mayor and confirmed by City Council. Their... — Updated 6/15/2021


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