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Sneak peek at this weekend's Garden Tour

The annual Edmonds in Bloom Garden is this weekend, and the Beacon will spotlight one of the featured gardens in the next issue. We'll also have information on the theme for 2025 – it's …

Panel offers suggestions to fix budget mess

Mayor Mike Rosen’s “blue-ribbon panel” of experts – gathered to “help the City achieve financial resiliency and instill confidence and trust among community …

Hot temps, cool water

Yes, it’s been a hot week, which calls to mind the deadly heat wave of 2021, where wildfires combined with triple-digit temps introduced the PNW to the term "heat dome." Last year, a …

County Council puts public safety sales tax levy on the ballot

The Snohomish County Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the inclusion of a public safety sales tax levy on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. The levy was proposed by Snohomish County …

Red-light cameras to be placed at 2 locations

This is the first of a two-part series on the possible impacts of red-light cameras approved by a majority of councilmembers. Information was gathered from council meetings, Beacon archives, and …

This Summer, Peoples Bank Takes Their Cash-Filled Piggy Banks on Tour | Sponsored Feature

Peoples Bank is once again giving away piggy banks filled with money with no strings attached, but this time, we’re telling you exactly where to look. ‘The Pigs Tour’ has …
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Eleanor Doughty, who drew Sketcer Fest’s official posters, said she took inspiration from the Edmonds marina, a fitting location visible from Sunday’s Sketchbook Fair and Art Market. (Photo courtesy Tracy Felix)

Sketcher Fest returns to Edmonds

Artists of all types and abilities will flock to Edmonds July 19-21 for Sketcher Fest Edmonds, filling the downtown and waterfront with hundreds of sketchers. The event caters to artists and …

Adopt-A-Stream presents wildness survival event

The Adopt-A-Stream Foundation hosts a wildness survival essentials program on July 20 at 1 p.m. in the Northwest Stream Center’s Chinook room. The program features Jason Knight, author of …
(Illustration courtesy Bear Carpenter)

Reflecting at Goodhope Pond 

How I have enjoyed living in Edmonds, exploring city limits and bustling streets for new subjects to paint. But I often seek a different vibe. Sometimes I look for quieter spaces that happen before …
Adopt-A-Stream hosts forest bathing event
The AdoptaA-Stream Foundation hosts a take a forest bathing break July 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Northwest Stream Center (600 128th St. SE, Everett). Forest Bathing is rooted in the …
The Tesla Cybertruck, aka the Dust Buster, at An Edmonds Kind of 4th parade. (Photo courtesy Brittany Brigham)
An Edmonds Kind of 4th 2024
Here are a few July 4 pictures from photographer Brittany Brigham. She is featured in the latest issue of The Beacon Magazine.
(Photo courtesy Lee Lageschulte)
Pre-An Edmonds Kind of 4th
Here are some photos of An Edmonds Kind of 4th before all the action. Photos from Lee Lagesculte.
Letters to the editor
The signs clearly said not to put chairs up prior to six o’clock the night before the Fourth of July parade in Edmonds. Hundreds of chairs lined Main Street and adjacent streets by five …
We in Snohomish County will be deciding on a proposed expansion of the Port of Everett boundaries during the August election. This presents a unique opportunity to leverage the port’s proven …
Again: Almost hit at Walnut and Ninth For the second time in as many months, I have almost been hit crossing Ninth Avenue West at Walnut Street by drivers utilizing the right-hand turn lane to …
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Opinion
After binge-watching the first four episodes of the fabulous Hulu series “The Bear,” it is clear that the show is a bit of a love letter to restaurants. Love with all of its messy, …
Around the world, agricultural areas are getting too much heat, too much rainfall, or both. These factors are fueling inflation, creating scarcity, and increasing costs of production. Flooding …
Editor’s note: Edmonds Beacon columnist Peter Kelley, whose “Back in Edmonds” column was one of our favorites. has died. When his wife, Elizabeth Kelley, emailed me the news, I was …
This is an urgent call for citizens of Edmonds to pay attention to Planning and Development Department plans around land use and housing in the upcoming comprehensive plan. The majority of …
Everyone has experienced it in one form or another. It’s unexpected. You round a bend on the trail and the stunning vista takes your breath away. You hold your newborn grandchild and are …
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The LASH Quartet features Amy Lin (violin), Elizabeth Josiah (violin) Hailey Nappen (viola), and Lenna Nguyen (cello). (Photo courtesy Edmonds Landing)

Hail, thunderstorms can’t stop E-W’s LASH Quartet from performance

Edmonds-Woodway High School’s LASH Quartet recently played for the senior citizens of Edmonds Landing Saturday night. Gillian Malacari, orchestra director of the senior strings group, …
From left: Joshua Henderson, Macyn Kautz, Matthew Thorp, Naomi Limb, Richardo Gurango. (Courtesy Edmonds School District)

District spotlights outstanding graduates

As the school year closes, the Edmonds School District has put the spotlight on several outstanding graduates from the Class of 2024. Congratulations to all the graduates as they embark on their …
Graduates celebrate 2024 commencement at Edmonds College. (Photo courtesy Scott Eklund/Red Box Pictures)

Graduates celebrate 2024 commencement at Edmonds College

Edmonds College celebrated commencement on June 14 at Seaview Gym in front of family, friends, college staff, and guests. It marked the college’s 57th commencement. The ceremony was open …
Ryan P. Lewis received to bachelor’s degrees at Washington State University. (Photo courtesy John Lewis)

E-W grad named distinguished scholar at WSU

Ryan P. Lewis of Edmonds graduated from Washington State University  with bachelor’s degrees in anthropology and Chinese. He studied abroad in Taiwan and Beijing this past year as …
Amida Diallo

Rotary Club of Edmonds 2024 scholarship winners

The Rotary Club of Edmonds has announced the recipients of its annual scholarships for local students attending college in the fall. These winners, with the exception of Amida Diallo, each received …
(Courtesy Washington State Department of Social and Health Services)
New SUN Bucks program supports summer food access
More than 500,000 Washington children will receive funds this summer to help buy food through a new Summer Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) program called SUN Bucks. In December 2022, the …
Edmonds School District
Edmonds School District board appoints new director
In a unanimous vote, Edmonds School District Board of Directors appointed Thom Garrard to fill the District 4 director position vacancy created by the resignation of Deborah Kilgore, effective July …
(Courtesy Edmonds School District)
ESD board to hold interviews for director 
 Edmonds School District Board of Directors will hold interviews at 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, to appoint a new member to fill the District 4 director vacancy created by the resignation of Deborah …
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Obituaries
Glen Velman Rice: 1932-2024
Glen Velman Rice (June 7, 1932–June 27, 2024), a resident of Edmonds for over 50 years, passed away peacefully after a short illness. He was 92. Glen was born in Logan, UT, to V.T. and …
Raymond Clyde Ferguson: 1931-2024
Raymond Clyde Ferguson 11/19/1931 - 06/24/2024 Raymond Clyde Ferguson, known affectionately as Ray, peacefully passed away on June 24, 2024, at the age of 92. Born on November 19, 1931, in Bell, …
Beverly Fisher: 1934-2024
Bev Fisher, born to Ken and Grace Buckwalter July 1, 1934, peacefully joined our Heavenly Father on June 5, 2024, surrounded by family members and loved ones. She and her husband, Bill Fisher, …
Elaine Mae Nickolson: 1935-2024
Elaine Mae (Knight) Nickolson was born to Jeanette and Donald Knight in Seattle on September 29, 1935. Elaine passed away peacefully in her sleep on June 1, 2024, at her memory care residence.  …
Donna Lee Doering Metcalf: 1935-2024
Donna Lee Doering Metcalf was intelligence, warmth, adventure, and fun packed into sixty-one inches of dimpled sweetness. Born on February 12, 1935, to Lloyd Doering and Vera Williams Doering, …
Sports

E-W’s Ben Somoza gets call for Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame

Edmonds-Woodway High School soccer Ben Somoza is among five athletes to be inducted into the Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame The 2024 induction class is the 14th  for the local Hall of …

E-W boys basketball coach steps down after 12 years

After 12 years with the Edmonds-Woodway High School boys basketball program, head coach Robert Brown has informed players and families of his decision to step down. After three years as an …
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Hurricane Beryl’s rapid intensification to Category 5 is alarming: Here’s why more tropical storms are exploding in strength
Hurricane Beryl hit the island of Carriacou, Grenada, on July 1, 2024, with 150 mph sustained winds. NOAA Hurricane Beryl was the latest Atlantic storm to rapidly intensify, growing quickly from …
Extreme heat can be deadly, but you can take steps to stay safe.
Cool Ways to Protect Yourself from Heat-Related Illness
(NAPSI)—Much of the U.S. could face hotter than normal conditions this year as the climate crisis drives higher temperatures—but you can keep yourself and those you care about safe.   …
2024's best cities for grilling meat
Lawn Love ranked U.S. cities based on local interest in grilling, access to butchers and the average cost of meat.
When will rural areas get good internet?
(BPT) - Do you live in a rural area? How’s your internet service? Is it good, bad ... or just not there?People in big cities usually have at least one good option to get strong internet. …
Celebrate Salad Season Outside the Bowl
(Family Features) From putting a family meal on the table after activities to hosting a large crowd at your next get-together, a seasonal favorite like Caesar salad can serve as the perfect canvas for creating quick, easy-to-prepare meals like Creamy Truffle Caesar Pork Sandwiches and Chicken Caesar Tacos.