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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 1/20/2021

 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 1/20/2021

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

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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 By Beacon Staff    A & E

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

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Christmas with the Gothard Sisters now available | Holiday Cheer

Edmonds' the Gothard Sisters are doing what everyone else is during in 2020 – they're adapting. "We know that our Celtic Christmas tour has become an annual tradition for you, as... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Chuck Wright    A & E

It's officially Christmas movie time | Holiday Cheer

Tis the season of “Joy to the World.” Sitting down with friends and loved ones exemplifies the time-honored truism: that the togetherness of watching those oldies-but-goodies... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Jana Hill    A & E

A sense of calm, stitch by stitch | Holiday Cheer

Colorful bags adorn the wall of Angel Arms Works in Snohomish where former mayor and city councilmember Karen Guzak says she has "become the bag lady of Snohomish." She retired from... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Holiday Tree, Holiday Market | Holiday Cheer

Although the Centennial Plaza tree wasn’t officially lighted with its usual pomp and circumstance, it is still lighted every day at 5 p.m. There’s holiday music, too. The annual Edmonds Holiday Market continues 10 a.m. to 3... — Updated 12/9/2020


A pint and a bit of history | Travel Sketcher

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, though probably small. If we could travel it would be fine to visit Australia, where it is springtime warm. This is a pub, The Hero of... — Updated 12/9/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Livestreamed, online events coming up at ECA

The pandemic has, of course, affected the Edmonds Center for the Arts, as its scheduled shows were forced to cancel due to in-person restrictions. But the center is still promoting... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

'Head in the Clouds': Andy Eccleshall show

Edmonds artist and muralist Andy Eccleshall will have a month-long show at Cole Gallery in Edmonds in December. There will be no opening reception, due to COVID restrictions Also... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Holiday picks from the Edmonds Bookshop | Holiday Cheer

We know the holidays are a little harder to celebrate this year. Edmonds Bookshop will close our doors upon reaching 25% capacity, so when visiting please be considerate of those... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Cascade Symphony Orchestra 'Virtual Holiday Pops' concert | Holiday Cheer

The Cascade Symphony Orchestra (CSO) will offer its annual "Holiday Pops" concert online 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6. This is the Edmonds-based orchestra's second concert of the... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Evergreen Arboretum hosts Wintertide Lights | Holiday Cheer

Walking outside is one pleasure left as restrictions increase in the state. The Evergreen Arboretum and Gardens is well-known as a great place for a stroll and for the first time... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Jana Hill    A & E

Adopt a Stream offering live holiday trees | Holiday Cheer

Live trees at Adopt a Stream can be bought, or borrowed, then planted after the holidays. The live trees are going to "do great things for the planet for several hundred years,"... — Updated 12/2/2020

 By Beacon Staff    A & E

Register for home horticulture training

Learn to be a better home gardener and steward of the environment this winter through online home horticulture training now being offered by Washington State University – Snohomish County Extension. Training focuses on a wide... — Updated 12/2/2020


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