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Edmonds presses pause on Walkable Main Street

The following is a news release. The Beacon has updated this story elsewhere on our site. The City of Edmonds says the Walkable Main Street pilot project is on a brief pause for... — Updated 7/2/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Pride parade procession – by car – journeys through Edmonds

A seven-car Pride parade drove through Edmonds on Sunday, June 28, during Pride weekend, established 50 years ago in New York to celebrate the LGBTQ community. The process made its... — Updated 7/2/2020


Drivers expected to face extended waits for state ferries over holiday weekend

Travelers – including those in Edmonds – should plan ahead and prepare for long waits if driving onto a state ferry over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Several routes are o... — Updated 7/2/2020


Graphite on the mooove: Construction beginning in July

Graphite, a future art facility in Edmonds, is set to begin construction next month. Located in the Edmonds arts district at 202 Main St., the new art center promotes itself as a... — Updated 7/1/2020


Taking a final plunge for the 'ladies'

Friends Kathleen Coletta of Shoreline and Karen Lindh of Redmond enjoy a dip in Puget Sound off Olympic Beach in Edmonds Friday, June 26. It was a bittersweet moment for Coletta.... — Updated 7/1/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

2 councilmembers say Councilmember Kristiana Johnson made racist comment

Edmonds City Council President Adrienne Fraley-Monillas and Councilmember Luke Distelhorst have accused fellow Councilmember Kristiana Johnson of racism. "At the June 23 Edmonds... — Updated 7/1/2020


Sunset Avenue ready for July 4 weekend

Lee Lageschulte captured a few images on Sunset Avenue North July 1.... — Updated 7/1/2020


Dayton Street construction update: Upcoming 8th Ave intersection closure

City crews plan to close the Eighth Avenue South and Dayton Street intersection from Monday, July 6, to Thursday, July 9. During the closure, crews will finish the intersection, build a new center island and complete the paving... — Updated 7/1/2020


Lisa Edwards named superintendent of Verdant Health Commission

Lisa Edwards is the new superintendent of Verdant Health Commission, appointed by the board of commissioners. She succeeds Robin Fenn, who stepped down in November; Jennifer Piplic... — Updated 6/30/2020


POSTPONED: Rally for Black lives Friday at Civic Field

Editor's note: This event was postponed on June 30. A rally planned Friday, July 3, in Edmonds is billed as a family friendly event to support Black lives. It's noon to 2:30 p.m.... — Updated 6/30/2020


It's such an Edmonds Kind of Day

The cloudy weekend has ended, so of course it was a gloriously warm Monday, with temps approaching at least 80. Olympic Beach and Brackett's Landing South quickly filled with... — Updated 6/26/2020


Mayor issues statement about hate flyer

The following statement is from Edmonds Mayor Mike Nelson: On Monday, a hate flyer was distributed in parts of downtown Edmonds.This deceptive flyer copied the Black Lives Matter... — Updated 6/26/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Pedestrian-only Main Street to return; fountain roundabout will be closed

Last weekend's closure of Main Street to vehicle traffic – now called the "Walkable Main Street Pilot Project," will return June 27-28, at the Beacon reported on Facebook Monday.... — Updated 6/26/2020


Another photogenic low tide in Edmonds

Melissa Duits sent in some great photos of another super low tide in Edmonds Thursday, June 25.... — Updated 6/26/2020


Pick-up, return of books at Edmonds Library

Sno-Isle Libraries is offering contact-free pick-up and return of physical library materials, including at its branch on Main Street in Edmonds. All online services and resources co... — Updated 6/25/2020 Full story


Pear Tree Consignment receives WISH Fund to cover burglary losses

The Edmonds Chamber Foundation has made a grant of $1,000 – part of its heir disaster recovery grant program called the WISH Fund – to an Edmonds business that was burglarized.... — Updated 6/25/2020


Scenes from pedestrian-only Main Street, Summer Market

Main Street between Sixth and Third avenues was closed Saturday (it continues Sunday) to vehicle traffic as restaurants and retail shops set up tables and displays on their... — Updated 6/24/2020


Edmonds police chief disappointed with board decision to remove SROs

Edmonds Acting Police Chief Jim Lawless on June 24 said he is disappointed with the Edmonds School District's decision to terminate contracts with local enforcement agencies providi... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

UPDATED: Police officers out at Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale high schools

The Edmonds School District board on June 23 voted 5-0 NOT to renew interlocal contract with City of Edmonds for a police school resource officer at Edmonds-Woodway. They also... — Updated 6/24/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Marching for justice: Black Lives Matter silent march draws up to 1,000

Up to 1,000 people marched through downtown Edmonds June 12 in an event promoted as a peaceful, silent march to support Black Lives Matter. The march was one of more than 35... — Updated 6/23/2020


Masks mandatory starting Friday

Gov. Jay Inslee and Secretary of Health John Wiesman on Tuesday, June 23, announced a statewide mandatory face covering order that will take effect Friday, June 26. In a news... — Updated 6/23/2020 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    News

Closing Main: 'It's the beginning of what Edmonds is going to be like in the future'

No one was happier to see three blocks of Main Street closed to parking and vehicle traffic Saturday and Sunday than Rick Steves, Edmonds' European traffic expert, who wrote an... — Updated 6/23/2020


Thoughts on racial equality from an Edmonds resident

Editor's note: Geronimo Whitaker is an Edmonds resident who last year wrote a Guest View column for the Beacon on what Black History Month meant to him. Whitaker is an accomplished... — Updated 6/18/2020


Waterfront Center has financial setbacks related to COVID-19

This article was submitted by the Edmonds Waterfront Center. The new Edmonds Waterfront Center, whose construction was interrupted for six weeks this spring, and which recently... — Updated 6/18/2020

 By Brian Soergel    News

Mayor announces plan to review and update police procedures and policies

The nationwide conversation on race and inequality has not skipped over Edmonds, which has seen Black Lives Matters rallies and marches, questions about racism at a local business,... — Updated 6/18/2020


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