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Edmonds groups receive $34K for promotion

Four Edmonds organizations are among 39 whose tourism projects and promotions have received $600,000 in grants from Snohomish County’s Hotel-Motel Small Fund, which invests in efforts that …

Cocoon House founder to read at Edmonds Bookshop during Art Walk Edmonds

Whidbey Island author and therapist Sarri Gilman will be reading from her book, “Cocoon,” at Edmonds Bookshop 6 p.m. Thursday, March 21, during Art Walk Edmonds. Gilman is the …

Town Hall: Affordable housing a hot topic

Saturday morning’s town hall meeting with 21 st Legislative District officials wasn’t quite like the scene from the Academy Award-winning movie “Network” where the fictional …

Spoken-word poetry: Anastacia-Reneé returns to the PNW

When Anastacia-Reneé takes to the stage at the Edmonds Center for the Arts March 1, it will mark a homecoming of sorts for the queer writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, speaker, and …
The award-winning King’s High School cheer team.

King’s cheer crowned national champions

The King’s High School cheer team has returned from the USA Spirit Nationals competition in Anaheim with a national championship trophy for 2024. The Shoreline cheer squad was …

March 12 presidential primary is underway

On Thursday, Snohomish County Elections will mail ballots for the March 12 presidential primary to 507,000 registered voters in Washington state. The primary is an opportunity for voters to help …

Pilot unhurt after plane crash north of Everett's Paine Field

The pilot of a small airplane that crashed in a wooded area north of Paine Field walked away unscathed from the accident. The airplane, a Cessna 150 aircraft owned by the Puget Sound …
The Family Tree, c. 1970, mixed media, Estate of Peter Fortune

Iconoclast featured at Cascadia Art Museum

Cascadia Art Museum will feature “The World of Peter Fortune" beginning Feb. 21. A Northwest iconoclast, Peter Fortune (1904-1989) created a unique body of work in painting, printmaking, …

Volunteers feeding juvenile fish at Edmonds Fishing Pier

 On Sunday, Feb. 18, Edmonds Marsh advocate Joe Scordino was seen feeding the coho salmon at the Edmonds Fishing Pier. Every three days, volunteers from the Puget Sound Anglers Club feed …

State Republicans: Democrats are neglecting the need for more housing in rural areas

Heading into this year’s state legislative session, there was bipartisan support for bills that might’ve expanded housing in rural parts of Washington, including by allowing for more …
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Edmonds Arts Festival: 2 calls for artists this year

In an attempt to simplify the entry process, the Edmonds Arts Festival this year will have two calls for artists for the juried Gallery Arts portion of the festival June 12-14. Both calls open Feb. …
A Newport greeting. Right,

Enjoy the coastal charms of Newport, Oregon

With a name like Cape Foulweather, I expected gusty winds and pelting rain on my early winter visit to this area of the Oregon coast. After all, Captain Cook had coined the name for the place due to …

Peeking inside the Edmonds Museum’s old jail

Each month on the first Saturday, I take a group of artists someplace interesting in the downtown area of Edmonds. When I first started this activity, which normally takes place in an outdoor …
Eva Stone

'Debuts'

The title of Edmonds’ Olympic Ballet Theatre’s newest production, “Debuts,” couldn’t be more on point for Eva Stone. She’s a professional choreographer and …
Opinion
You Have My Word(s)
Alan Bine

The cold truth about ice cream

Just what possessed me to write today, in the dead of winter, about ice cream? Here goes: I had this elementary school teacher years ago who told me to eat ice cream on cold winter days to warm …

We know the reasons behind Alexei Navalny’s death

The world has been informed that Alexei Navalny died in a Russian prison. This hits close to me not just because I have greatly admired Mr. Navalny for many years, but because I am dismayed to see …

Elizabeth Jennings Graham: Another unsung woman hero

February being Black History Month, let us not forget that her name was famous among many. But today Elizabeth Jennings Graham, who had a lot to do with the Civil Rights Movement, was until recently …
“I carry you with me into the world, into the smell of rain and the words that dance between people. And for me, it will always be this way, walking in the light, remembering being alive …
The following information was submitted to the submit news form on www.edmondsbeacon.com: first name: Mike last name: Biggins address: 110 8th Ave N city: Edmonds state: WA …
Local levies and bonds are one important way that communities support their schools, and preliminary results from Tuesday’s special election show how committed voters are to their local public …
A rare find at Anchor Chic I bought a blazer at Anchor Chic recently. The label said "Custom clothing by Sherman Funmaker." The fabric looked Native, but with so many "Native-inspired" clothing …
Last year, this reviewer suffered mightily by having to eat A LOT of pizza for a piece in The Beacon Magazine , a special edition produced three times a year for Beacon readers. (By …
Schools
Jim Traner

VFW announces James Traner Memorial Scholarships

Duane Bowman, commander of Edmonds’ VFW post 8870, has announced the post will, once again, offer its James Traner Memorial Scholarship to graduating high school seniors. Traner, an Army …
Edmonds College

Edmonds College to host Multicultural Job Fair Feb. 14

Edmonds College will host a Multicultural Job Fair Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 11 a.m. on the first floor of Brier Hall.  Edmonds’ English Language Acquisition (ELA) students and the …

Edmonds College: $532K for vehicle charging stations

Edmonds College will install electric vehicle chargers in parking lots across the campus, after receiving a $532,500 grant from the Washington State Electric Vehicle Charging Program. Gov. Jay …
Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs

Student Mock Election now open for K-12 students

K-12 students across the state can now participate in the 2024 Student Mock Election presented by the Office of the Secretary of State. The Student Mock Election is a nonpartisan, educational …
Kids in Transition benefit; Gonzaga students honored
Benefit March 2 for low-income, homeless students Tickets are on sale for the annual Washington Kids in Transition  Out of Jeopardy Auction  and Gala. The event is 6 p.m. …
From 2020: Foundation for Edmonds School District members take in donations.
Foundation for Edmonds School District celebrating 40 years
The Foundation for Edmonds School District is celebrating its 40th anniversary of supporting students, families, and educators in the Edmonds School District. Since its inception in 1984, the …
Meadowdale Elementary School
Meadowdale Elementary update
| School Briefs
Meadowdale Elementary: Switch to Woodway Elementary Jan. 30 The Edmonds School District reported that Meadowdale Elementary School in Lynnwood remains closed after frozen pipes burst during the …
Obituaries
Doris Garton: 1935-2024
On Sunday, January 21, 2024, Doris peacefully passed away after a long and full life. Her battle with Alzheimer's never took away her cheerful attitude and bright smile. She was born May 14, 1935, in …
Dorothy Ann Sittauer: 1930-2024
Dorothy Ann Sittauer, age 93, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024 surrounded by loving family after a brief illness. Dorothy was born on April 28, 1930 in Sykeston, North Dakota to John and …
Larry Mason Fuller: 1937-2024
Larry Mason Fuller, 86, died February 9, 2024, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was born September 2, 1937, to Mason and Ethel (Jones) Fuller in Crosby, MN. He had one sister, Ann. His early childhood was …
Phillip Maurice Elvrum: 1929-2024
Feisty at 94, wearing his Devils Lake T-shirt, with his family singing all of his favorite songs, Phillip Maurice Elvrum passed peacefully on January 5, 2024. Phil liked to introduce himself saying …
Joshua Andrew Cook: 1975-2024
It is with a heavy heart I write this obituary. Joshua left us unexpectedly January 22, 2024, leaving a large extended family and many friends in grief and sorrow. His welcoming …
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With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
Most surprising March Madness winners of all time
ATS.io compiled a ranking of the most surprising men's March Madness national champions of the last 40 years using Sports Reference data.
Why does a leap year have 366 days?
Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d …
Why does a leap year have 366 days?
Leap Day is coming. Marvin Samuel Tolentino Pineda/iStock, via Getty images Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d …
3 ways to plan for a satisfying and successful retirement
Wealth Enhancement Group outlines three ways to get the most out of retirement.