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 By Brian Soergel    News    October 17, 2019 

'There was consensus that College Place needs to be done first'

When designers created College Place Middle School 50 or so years ago, they probably thought it looked pretty good. Maybe. But today, most would say the Lynnwood school – where most Edmonds kids...

 

Couple launch pet- and house-sitting travel adventure | Prime Living

"Home is now wherever we are," they declare as they step off the airplane in Paris, ready to take on their first pet sitting gig. They are off on adventures for at least a year, but Edmonds is still...

 
 By Paul Archipley    News    October 17, 2019 

Edmonds City Council urges no vote on I-976

Although recent polling suggests Initiative 976, the $30 car tab ballot measure, is winning among likely voters, powerful forces are arrayed against it – including, as of Tuesday evening, a...

 
 By Betty Lou Gaeng    News    October 17, 2019 

George Brackett, revealed – part two

Editor's note: This is part two of the historical timeline of George Brackett, the founder of Edmonds. Part one was published Oct. 10. Both are available at www.edmondsbeacon.com. Along the shores of...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    October 17, 2019 

Snohomish County budget focuses on housing, environment

Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers' proposed 2020 budget to the Snohomish County Council, announced last week, focuses on public safety and the opioid crisis, environmental and fiscal...

 

Diversity Commission; Solar award | City Briefs

Edmonds Diversity Commission seeks 2 members Edmonds residents interested in working on issues, programs, and activities associated with the changing demographics of Edmonds, while enhancing an...

 

Sno-King Youth Club gets WISH Fund to replace vandalized goal

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation has announced the first recipient of the newly established WISH Fund. This past month Sno-King Youth Club found one of its new soccer goals had been vandalized and...

 

Event benefits Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County

Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County is sponsoring An Evening in Diamonds 6-8 p.m. Oct. 20, at Jared The Galleria of Jewelry, 2925 196th St, SW, Lynnwood. The event will benefit DVS, with 10...

 

Open houses to share ideas for improved Sounder station access

Sound Transit has evaluated more than 50 potential projects to improve parking and access at Edmonds and Mukilteo Sounder stations so that more residents can use this traffic-free travel option....

 

Party in the house, woot | Police Beat

Oct. 1 An offer you should refuse Attempted scam over Offer Up involving fraudulent check. 23010 Highway 99. Highway robbery $3,000 was taken from reporting party's motel room when he was not around....

 

Clothing by heaters causes townhouse fire

No one was injured when an early morning fire Oct. 10 caused more than $55,000 damage to an Edmonds townhouse. A passerby called 911 at 4:35 a.m. to report smoke and flames coming from the two-story...

 

Prime Living | ECA celebrates 5th anniversary of arts programming for people with memory loss

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) announced the 5th season of its Dementia-Inclusive Series – a lineup of creative and social enrichment programs designed to engage people living with memory loss...

 
 By Beth Bond    News    October 17, 2019 

Long-term care insurance; Do you need it? Can you get it? | Prime Living

Long-term care insurance. What is it really? Do I need it? Can I still get it? It is a fact of modern times that we need insurance to protect our home, car and possessions from fire, flood and theft....

 

Nature as Medicine | Prime Living

In the Northwest, some patients are receiving a novel prescription from their doctor: a walk in the park. Physicians in Seattle are weaving nature therapy into clinical practice. There's plenty of...

 

Sponsored Feature | Personal experience shapes calming care at All Smiles Family Dentistry

In August, Dr. Ilona Furman opened her second office, All Smiles Family Dentistry, in Mill Creek Town Center where she offers the kind of caring, calming, and affordable care that she received as a...

 

Beacon journalists honored at annual newspaper association conference

Two members of the Beacon Publishing newsroom were honored with a handful of awards last week at the annual Washington Newspaper Publishers Association convention in Olympia. Sports editor David Pan won five awards, including 2nd place for 2019...

 

Verdant Health Superintendent Robin Fenn stepping down

After three years at the helm of the Verdant Health Commission, Superintendent Robin Fenn is stepping down in November. Fenn replaced Edmonds resident Carl Zapora. The Verdant board plans to appoint...

 

George Brackett, revealed

Editor's note: This is part one of the historical timeline of George Brackett, the founder of Edmonds. Part two will be published Oct. 17. As a child, did you ever play the game Pass It On? One boy...

 

Chanterelle keeps its iconic charm and adds fresh twists

Since changing owners last October, the always-bustling Chanterelle continues to be a thriving gathering spot for the community, offering quality food and a welcoming atmosphere, with a few new...

 
 By Brian Soergel    News    October 10, 2019

Mayor's budget includes infrastructure improvements

As the oldest incorporated city in Snohomish County, Edmonds is certainly feeling all of its 129 years these days. That fact was a main driver in Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling's proposed $130 million...

 

Candidate forums, Housing Commission | City Briefs

Two candidate forums are online Candidate forums held Oct. 3 and Oct. 7 can now be viewed online. The Alliance of Citizens for Edmonds (ACE) city council and mayoral candidate forum is at...

 

On paper or online, the Beacon is here for you

With the launch of our new, user-friendly website, Beacon readers have several ways to keep abreast of the community news that affects their daily lives. As always, the Beacon newspaper is free at...

 

Advertising expert Jim Pompeo joins Beacon team

Over the last five years, Coca-Cola has spent an average of $3.8 billion a year on advertising. Coffee is the most widely consumed beverage in America, yet Starbucks spends nearly $400 million...

 

Senior Center has Fall Fashion Show

The Edmonds Senior Center Thrift Store has its Fall Fashion Show 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at its Westgate Shopping Center location, 22820 100th Ave. West, Edmonds. The Thrift Store Fashion Show will...

 

Southern resident orcas, humpbacks in Edmonds | Through Your Lens

Janine Harles – a frequent contributor to the Beacon – was out in the water recently and captured some great shots of the southern resident orcas as they passed by, as well as a young humpback,...

 

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