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 By Brian Soergel    News 

Jim Johnson, Emily the Elf welcome visitors on the trolley

Jim Johnson wants to let you in on something. Now in his third year escorting residents and locals around town on the Edmonds Holiday Trolley, he says you might not have to wait as... — Updated 12/11/2023


Fountain oak trees to get maintenance

Expect delays on Wednesday through Friday, Dec. 13-15, while a tree-care service performs pruning on the large oak trees that surround the four-way stop at the fountain at Fifth... — Updated 12/11/2023

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Changes to the EWC Senior Café Program

The Edmonds Waterfront Center has announced changes to its Senior Café Program, starting on Jan. 5. "Though people still need to register, the only restriction is that people need... — Updated 12/11/2023


School district and union ask legislators to support public education

Editor's note: Edmonds School District board President Nancy Katims, along with Edmonds Education Association President Andi Nofziger, wrote the following letter to the state... — Updated 12/10/2023


3 suspects in custody after robbery at cannabis store

Three suspects are in custody following a burglary at a cannabis store in Edmonds early Saturday. Officers arrived at Cannazone on 212th Street SW and spotted three suspect... — Updated 12/10/2023

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

Amanda Knox: 'We are more than the worst thing that has happened to us' | Arts & Appetite

"We are more than the worst thing we have done," is a phrase Amanda Knox heard when serving time in prison in Italy for a crime she was later exonerated for. "We are more than the... — Updated 12/10/2023


Pilot who tried to shut down airplane engines charged, free on bail

An off-duty Alaska Airlines pilot who authorities say tried to turn off the engines on a flight from Paine Field has been released from custody after posting $5,000 of a $50,000 bai... — Updated 12/10/2023


Ombu Salon announces annual Days for Girls drive

Ombu Salon + Spa in Edmonds is hosting its annual Days for Girls menstrual health product drive. The local chapter of Days for Girls, headed by April Haberman, collects and... — Updated 12/10/2023


2024 Historic Edmonds calendars now available

Edmonds history buffs, rejoice. The popular Historic Edmonds Calendar is back for 2024 and is available at several downtown locations. A production of the Edmonds Historic... — Updated 12/9/2023

 By Natalie F. Kahn    News 

Council OKs Landmark site options

On Tuesday, after months of discussion, research, and impassioned appeals on all sides – City staff, councilmembers, and residents – the Edmonds City Council voted to continue... — Updated 12/9/2023


People-watching | Through Our Lens

People aren't the only people people-watching. This Chow-Chow was taking it all in on a sunny Saturday in Edmonds.... — Updated 12/8/2023

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion 

Stop the madness; there are too many guns | View From Here

My wife wants to buy a gun. She isn't a Second Amendment defender or supporter of gun rights organizations. She's not interested in hunting or target shooting or some other... — Updated 12/8/2023

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Where you can find holiday cheer in Edmonds | Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is here, and Edmonds is ready to celebrate. Here are some highlights. All are free: Holiday on the Docks, nightly through Jan. 3@ The Port of Edmonds marina... — Updated 12/7/2023

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Mukilteo Christmas Concert Foundation concert returns | Holiday Cheer

The Mukilteo Christmas Concert Foundation presents its 26th annual Christmas concert 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lynnwood. It's the first concert since... — Updated 12/7/2023

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Saint Nicholas Jingle Bell Dash at Holy Rosary School | Holiday Cheer

The holiday season is off and running at Holy Rosary School. The Holy Rosary Parent Association and Parish hosted their inaugural Saint Nicholas Jingle Bell Dash 5K fun run and... — Updated 12/7/2023


King's to retire Corey Kispert's No. 24 jersey

Former King's High School basketball star Corey Kispert, a small forward on the NBA's Washington Wizards, will return to campus Wednesday, Dec. 20, for a special ceremony in which... — Updated 12/7/2023


Scriber Lake students give back to community

Scriber Lake High School held its Day of Service Friday, Dec. 1. Students sorted and labeled pinto beans at Food Lifeline, made hygiene kits at Washington Kids in Transition,... — Updated 12/7/2023


Art instruction grants awarded for 2023-2024

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation has awarded $10,125 in grants that promote arts education in schools. These grants are designed to provide students in the Edmonds School... — Updated 12/7/2023

 By Peter Kelley    Opinion 

Football slapstick at Pine Street Playfield | Back in Edmonds

It’s a crisp fall afternoon in maybe 1970. I am running full speed for a pass in a pick-up flag football game at Pine Street Playfield. I’m in the clear and really hitting the... — Updated 12/7/2023

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

The chicken runs – again – at midnight | History Files

Editor’s note: This is an update of one of Tim Raetzloff’s most popular columns. The chicken runs at midnight. This isn't ancient history. Much more recent. It dates from 1992,... — Updated 12/7/2023


Kudos to theater critic; Edmonds losing 'small-town feel' | Letters to the Editor

Appreciates Beacon's theater critic I enjoyed reading the theater review in Karen Bennett Herr's new column ("The Phoenix Theatre serves relatable and seasonal fun," Nov. 30). What... — Updated 12/7/2023

 By Deborah Jacobsen    Opinion 

Neighbors in need: Unite against hunger amid rising costs

Food is a lifeline. It nourishes, comforts, and brings communities together. But what do you do when access to food becomes uncertain? Many families are grappling with this question as they make difficult decisions about... — Updated 12/7/2023

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Will Chen on Landmark site: 'No risk, no reward'

Controversy on the City of Edmonds' potential purchase of the so-called Landmark site is over, for now. Councilmembers voted 4-3 to proceed with the City's request to move forward... — Updated 12/7/2023


Free saplings; free food distribution | City Briefs

Tree Board giving away free tree saplings Back by popular demand, the Edmonds Citizens’ Tree Board will be offering free tree saplings Dec. 9 at the Edmonds Holiday Market. Some may even be decorated. Stop by the Tree Board booth... — Updated 12/7/2023

 By Brian Soergel    News 

Demo takes down house for future park in Edmonds

The work continues of what will be a new park in Edmonds. Before she died in January 2021, Shirley A. Johnson (nee Spicer) worked to donate her 1.14-acre property at 9309 Bowdoin... — Updated 12/7/2023


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