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Artists invited to submit work for Puget Sound Bird Fest 2021 Poster Art Contest

Puget Sound area artists are invited to submit original artwork representative of Puget Sound bird life to be used on the 2021 Puget Sound Bird Fest poster for promotion of the... — Updated 3/7/2021


Time to start seeds indoors | Tilling Times

Starting your own seeds is easy, fun and doesn't need to be a big production. You need supplemental light, seed-starting soil, a heat source, water and an indoor space where you... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Cascade Symphony Orchestra to virtually present 'Carmen'

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will present "Carmen," its fifth virtual concert of the 2020-21 season, at 7:30 p.m., Monday, March 8. This online music program, like all... — Updated 2/24/2021


Fresh air, spectacular mountain views | Travel Sketcher

John Muir said, "I would rather be in the mountains thinking of God, than be in church thinking of the mountains." I could not agree more. In these days of confinement I miss the... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    A & E

Getting it right, and getting it wrong, on 'Jeopardy!'

Editor's note: Edmonds resident Tim Raetzloff, who writes the History Files column for the Beacon, was a contestant on a "Jeopardy!" episode that aired in January 1989. (His show... — Updated 2/24/2021


A message of hope | Travel Sketcher

I sketch to capture the moments of my life. Amanda Gorman was such an inspiration I had to capture the energy of the moment. She brought a message of hope into these troubled... — Updated 2/17/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Gallery North to feature Washington Wild exhibit in February

Gallery North presents its February featured exhibit, "Washington Wild", by oil painter Ben Groff and clay sculptor Cyndi Brown. That's wild as in wilderness and wildlife: Groff's... — Updated 2/3/2021


Natural beauty | Travel Sketcher

Thanks to Ken Burns' documentary on our national parks I am revisiting some great times. This is Grand Teton National Park. Located next to Yellowstone, it is too often missed. Yet... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    A & E

Game show memories: What is my 'Jeopardy!' experience

Editor's note: Edmonds resident Tim Raetzloff, who writes the History Files column for the Beacon, was a contestant on "Jeopardy!" in 1988. After the death of longtime host Alex Tre... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    A & E

Pizza Diaries, Volume 2 | Arts and Appetite

After the first volume of the Pizza Diaries in The Beacon's Art & Appetite column last month, Beacon readers shared many of their experiences searching for the perfect pizza... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Cascadia Art Museum reopening with a new exhibit, virtual events

Cascadia Art Museum (Cascadia) reopens Thursday, Feb. 4, with a new exhibition, "The Sculpture of Charles W. Smith." Originally from Woodside, New York, Smith (1922-2009) was a... — Updated 2/3/2021


Start simple when growing your own food | Tilling Times

Editor’s note: The Beacon is pleased to debut a new garden column by the Mukilteo Community Garden. Boardmembers will be offering tips on gardening each month. Imagine picking the lettuce and cherry tomatoes you need for your... — Updated 1/27/2021

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Mukilteo teen to be featured in Cascade Symphony Orchestra concert

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will offer its annual Children's Concert, "Discover Your Passion!" at 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 6, as it has for the past 13 years -- with one curr... — Updated 1/27/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Chief Seattle the subject of Humanities Washington conversation

Sno-King School Retirees and Humanities Washington invite the community to a conversation with David Buerge, a member of the 2019-2021 Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau,... — Updated 1/27/2021

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Virtual symphony: 'Great English Romantic' concert Jan. 11

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra will offer its third virtual concert of the 2020-21 season, "Great English Romantic," 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 11. The online music program is free.... — Updated 1/13/2021

 By Maria Montalvo    A & E

Episode 1 of 'The Pizza Diaries'

Last year, pizza became America's favorite meal, with one survey pointing out that 55% of Americans partake in a pie at least once a week. We ate more pizza last year than burgers o... — Updated 1/13/2021


Happy new ferry terminal | Travel Sketcher

We have a new ferry terminal and it is beautiful. I can't wait to walk the promenade from the lighthouse to the terminal, stopping to sketch at the benches along the way. Looking... — Updated 1/13/2021


Feeding the crows in Harbour Pointe | Travel Sketcher

Wishing you a Happy New Year! This is Tricia feeding peanuts to the crows on Harbour Pointe. They follow us, often picking up two peanuts in the shell at a time. It reminds me of a... — Updated 1/6/2021


Next door delights | Holiday Cheer

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Catch a little White Christmas at Snowflake Lane | Holiday Cheer

Bellevue’s Snowflake Lane Reimagined, Yet Still Memorable is open for families and children. For safety concerns, Snowflake Lane will not include a parade or performers this... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Support nearby Rotary Club | Holiday Cheer

It's not as big as the Edmonds Holiday Market on Fifth Avenue North, but Edmonds Rotary's inaugural Perrinville Holiday Market has numerous items to consider as gifts or stocking... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Chef Dez    A & E

Culinary stocking stuffers | Holiday Cheer

Being a man, I am sometimes mistakenly slotted into the stereotype of a last-minute shopper. Nothing could be further than the truth. Stressing about Christmas gifts because I have run out of time is not how I want to spend the... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    A & E

The 12 holiday accessories of 2020 | Holiday Cheer

Sometime back in March, many of us slid effortlessly into our comfiest sweatshirts and pants, the ultimate stay-at-home uniform. The terms “COVID waist” and “COVID hair” quickly became part of the conversation nouveau, and... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Greg Ferguson    A & E

Shopping that won't melt the North Pole | Holiday Cheer

‘Tis is the shopping season. Are there ways to buy that reduce the environmental impact of buying? Clearly, yes, and one is to give gifts that do not pollute. Donations to charities in a loved one’s name meet this criteria. Con... — Updated 12/16/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Northwest Watercolor Society announces winners of open exhibition

The top three winners of the Northwest Watercolor Society (NWWS) 80th annual International Open Exhibition are available to view online. The online only exhibition is currently... — Updated 12/16/2020


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