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A wrap: Edmonds Arts Festival, Day 3

After a blustery and rainy Saturday at the Edmonds Arts Festival that saw attendees on the Frances Anderson Center lawn book it to the dry confines inside, Sunday was just about right, weatherwise.

Man, dog, dead in Edmonds house fire

A man in his 50s is dead after a fire in a house fire Friday in the 7200 block of 224th Street SW in Edmonds. The house is next to the Interurban Trail east of Highway 99 in Edmonds. The man and a …
Jennifer Elizabeth replicates a photo published in the fall 2023 Beacon Magazine.

Meet Beacon artists at the Edmonds Arts Festival

A new tradition at the Edmonds Arts Festival showcasing local artists and musicians provides the opportunity for Beacon readers to meet those who contribute to the paper and online sites – as well …

Public invited to discuss middle housing during webinar

The Planning and Development Department will have a webinar to discuss middle housing and House Bill 1110. This webinar will be kicking off the process to write legislation for HB 1110, Middle …

City Council: Unanimous yes to join Regional Fire Authority

Edmonds could soon be added to the Regional Fire Authority known as South County Fire.  In a unanimous vote this week, councilmembers said yes to a resolution saying the City will pursue …
(Photo by Brian Soergel/Edmonds Beacon)

Edmonds Automotive has new owners; renovation underway

A downtown Edmonds institution, Edmonds Automotive Service, is undergoing renovation after  Chaz Verrall – who owned the Third Avenue North business for 35 years – sold it to …
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(Artwork courtesy Roger Whitlock)

Prepping for the Edmonds Arts Festival

Last January, I was invited to have a booth at the Edmonds Arts Festival coming up Father’s Day weekend. My booth would be at the entrance to the Edmonds Plaza, a section set aside for Edmonds …
Eva Abrams

Juneteenth at the Beach in Edmonds

Seattle actress, public speaker, and storyteller Eva Abrams will tell the Juneteenth story in a presentation at the Juneteenth at the Beach – Celebrating Freedom Wednesday, June 19, from 11 …
From 2023: The Frances Anderson Center lawn during the Arts Festival. (Photo by Brian Soergel/Edmonds Beacon)

Edmonds Arts Festival back for Father's Day

Father’s Day weekend is here, so it’s time for the 67th annual Edmonds Arts Festival at the Frances Anderson Center. Admission is free. It’s Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to …
(Courtesy Edmonds Driftwood Players)
Edmonds Driftwood Players has 13th Annual Festival of Shorts
Edmonds Driftwood Players has its 13th annual Festival of Shorts, presented in five performances June 27-30. It features eight shorts finalists that include multiple directors and …
Z. Vanessa Helder (1904-68), “Coulee Dam, Looking West,” c. 1940, watercolor, Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture.
Inland NW artists featured at Cascadia Art Museum
Cascadia Art Museum opens a new exhibition, "Building a Dream: Vanessa Helder and Artists of the Inland Northwest" on Saturday, June 8, featuring Z. Vanessa Helder (1904-1968). Helder was …
“Growing Things: An Exhibition of Student Art” is on display at the Edmonds College Art Gallery.
Students in charge of Edmonds College spring exhibit 
The Edmonds College Art Gallery’s spring exhibition is “Growing Things: An Exhibition of Student Art,” featuring students’ drawings, paintings, designs, and photography. The …
Letters to the editor
Thank you for your support Thank you to everyone who submitted comments of support during my effort to be appointed to the Edmonds School Board at its special meeting on June 4 to fill the …
Vandalism at the Edmonds Marsh Whoever so terribly scratched the two lenses of our permanent viewing scopes at the boardwalk viewing station at the Edmonds Marsh should know that no longer is …
Traffic redo abomination. Why are bicyclists special? Nothing government does seems to be an improvement. Case in point – the 100th Avenue West/Ninth Avenue West abomination. They …
Last summer, Sno-Isle Sierra Club and Climate Reality Project members set up tables at festivals, fairs, farmers markets, and other events around Snohomish County. We enjoyed talking with our …
Can we claim to be a Creative District if we refuse to fund the arts? This is a question I have been asking a lot lately. When learning about the massive budget shortfalls in our school …
People of a certain age, and movie buffs, may recall a pivotal scene in the epic “2001 – A Space Odyssey,” when a tribe of primitive humans stumbled upon a towering, gleaming, …
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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 …
second annual Edmonds Environmental Youth Summit is May 31. (Photo courtesy dmonds Environmental Youth Summit)
Environmental Youth Summit coming to Edmonds
The second annual Edmonds Environmental Youth Summit, hosted by Edmonds School District high school students, is 1:30-5 p.m. May 31 at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds. …
Deborah Kilgore
School Board Director Deborah Kilgore announces resignation
School Board Director Deborah Kilgore is resigning from the Edmonds School District Board effective July 10, 2024, as she and her family will be moving out of state. Kilgore made her …
From left: Dariga Rakhat, Louella Cook, Xiang Gao
3 EC students recognized on All-Washington Academic Team
Edmonds College students Louella Cook, Xiang Gao, and Dariga Rakhat were honored as members of the 2024 All-Washington (All-WA) Academic Team during a ceremony at South Puget Sound Community College …
Obituaries
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, …
Margaret "Maggie" Barlament: 1942-2024
Margaret "Maggie" Barlament left us on April 24, 2024, surrounded by her family. Born in Seattle on February 7, 1942, to Margaret and Glenn James Allingham, Maggie's journey was one of warmth, …
Kamalpatti Shandil: 1928-2024
In Loving Memory of Kamalpatti Shandil December 28, 1928 – May 15, 2024 Kamalpatti Singh was born to Shiu Balak Singh and Kailash Patti Singh in Suva, Fiji on December 28, 1928. Her father …
Cecilia Bernadette (Marsolais) Jones: 1945-2024
Cecilia (Ceil) Jones passed away at her home in Edmonds on May 8, 2024. Ceil’s beautiful smile and her contagious laugh will be remembered fondly by her family and friends. Ceil’s …
Sports

Bart Foley named volleyball coach at Edmonds-Woodway

Bart Foley is the new volleyball coach at Edmonds-Woodway High School – replacing Molly Donahue – after spending the last two years at Meadowdale High School in Lynnwood.

Longtime Edmonds-Woodway football coach leaves a legacy of winning

John Gradwohl has retired following 28 years of coaching Edmonds-Woodway High School football. But he hasn’t gone far: He continues to teach P.E. at the school where he has coached since …
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