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When in France, Van Gogh comes to mind | Travel Sketcher

Thinking as I often do of travel and France, Van Gogh style images come to mind – distant hills and farmers working in yellow ocher fields. Hope you are planning to travel again... — Updated 7/23/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E 

Find out about volunteer opportunities for Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival

Planning is on for the 2021 Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival. Join organizers at an upcoming virtual monthly meeting and learn about volunteer opportunities.  The meeting is... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Garden party blooms in Edmonds this weekend

After three years of renovating a drab 1959 house in Esperance into a spacious, modern home with a garden of delight and wonder, Alicia Rivera wasn't necessarily thinking about the... — Updated 7/14/2021


Polynesian Foil Wrapped Chicken | Let's Cook!

This recipe came from the Coral Reef Restaurant that was in Sacramento, Calif. It was my favorite place to eat as a child. Even though they are no longer around, I still enjoy eatin... — Updated 7/14/2021


The best ways to water your plants, garden year-round | Tilling Times

In light of the recent heat wave, let's talk about two things: Watering and year-round gardening. Watering Most plant growth takes place from May to September – when Mother... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Gallery North marks 60th anniversary

Gallery North celebrates its 60th anniversary in July. From its inception in 1961 in a red pony stable in Bothell to its current business on Main Street in Edmonds, Gallery North... — Updated 7/14/2021


Surviving the heat wave | Travel Sketcher

Monday was one June day we will long remember. Most of us enjoy the moderate temperatures of the Puget Sound region, 100-plus degrees is a challenge for all. Terry – the... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Mukilteo artist featured in 'Fiber Stories'

A Mukilteo artist is among 50 of the top fiber artists from across the country featured in a new virtual exhibition and retail show. "Fiber Stories," created by the Society of Arts... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Mukilteo rocks out to Legacy in the park

The Mukilteo Chamber of Commerce's Music at the Beach was a smashing success Saturday, June 26, at Lighthouse Park. Residents gathered with family and friends to enjoy music by... — Updated 7/7/2021


Vegetarian Baked Beans | Let's Cook!

This recipe is tried and true and always a crowd pleaser. It is a simple and flavorful side dish that can be easily doubled for large gatherings with friends, or holidays with... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Nearby cities planning Independence Day events

Residents looking for Independence Day activities need not look far as Edmonds and Everett both are hosting several July 4th events. Runners or walkers are invited to participate... — Updated 6/30/2021


Tomato and Orange Gazpacho | Let's Cook!

Summer makes gazpacho an even more satisfying treat. When I make this, I happily eat it for lunch and dinner for a few days! You can eat it right away hot, and heat it up, but I... — Updated 6/30/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Calling all hams: Radio Field Day is June 26

The Edmonds Woodway Amateur Radio Club will have its 2021 Field Day exercises 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, June 26, at the Mountlake Terrace Community Senior Center, 23000 Lakeview... — Updated 6/23/2021


French Chocolate Cake | Let's Cook!

This is a one-bowl classic chocolate cake recipe that is in every French family's repertoire. Growing up in France, it is one of the first desserts I learned to make as a little... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Adam Morgan    A & E

Aunt Alice's World (Family) Famous Lasagna | Let's Cook!

One of my most fond memories growing up was heading over to my Aunt Alice's house around Christmas time. As I approached her house, the wonderful smells of a full day of cooking... — Updated 6/16/2021


Summer's Best Salad – Sweet, salty, tangy and hot! | Let's Cook!

This recipe was a hit from day one! It is very easy to make, refreshing, savory and sweet. Enjoy it with your favorite barbecue or all by itself. It is delightful – Bon appetit! I... — Updated 6/16/2021


Hill Country Salsa | Let's Cook!

This recipe is a family favorite. It is from the Hill Country in Texas and it is perfect as a dip with tortilla chips or as a hearty topping for eggs, Mexican dishes, or just by its... — Updated 6/16/2021


Journey to a fabulous French village | Travel Sketcher

With much of the world opening up to travel, France is now open. I hope we all get to start journeying beyond our backyards. Villages like these are destinations in my future, I... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Puget Sound Bird Fest will offer field activities with limited groups

Edmonds' Puget Sound Bird Fest planning committee reports that, due to uncertainties associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, indoor activities such as presentations and workshops... — Updated 6/16/2021


Tomato plants need lots of sun to thrive | Tilling Times

Summer just isn't summer without the juicy vine-ripened tomatoes, a favorite for gardeners everywhere, whether grown in a garden or container on the deck. Here are a few tips for a... — Updated 6/2/2021


Salty Dawg Saloon is worth a visit | Travel Sketcher

The Salty Dawg Saloon is an iconic pub in Homer, Alaska. A bit touristy these days but worth a stop for its rich history. The last sketch of the totem, was located at the Hoglaund... — Updated 5/20/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Evergreen State Fair plans to restart in 2021

Snohomish County is developing plans for an 11-day Evergreen State Fair at the Monroe fairgrounds. The fair is slated for Aug. 26 to Aug. 31 and Sept. 2 to Sept. 6. The Fair will... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Gallery North presents 'Chasing Reflections'

Gallery North's featured exhibit for May is "Chasing Reflections", an exhibit by award-winning photographer and painter Silena Wei Chen. Known for her painterly photography, Chen us... — Updated 5/16/2021


Where in Mukilteo is this located? | Travel Sketcher

Do you know where this is? It is in Mukilteo. If you know where it is send me an email. The first five correct answers will get a free copy of my book, "Let it be Hot!" I am... — Updated 5/5/2021


Time to prepare, protect your seedlings | Tilling Times

It's nearly May and temperatures are improving. If you've planted seeds that do well in cold weather, such as lettuce, broccoli, radishes or spinach, you should have sprouts or may... — Updated 4/28/2021


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