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Articles from the March 16, 2016 edition

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 By Jim Miller    General    March 16, 2016

How to avoid Medicare mistakes when you’re still working | Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, Should I enroll in Medicare at age 65 if I’m still working and have coverage through my employer? – Almost 65 Dear Almost, The rules for enrolling in Medicare can be very confusing with all the different choices available... Full story

 By Chuck Sigars    General    March 16, 2016

A captive audience | Chuck's World

My favorite magical creatures are genies. Sorry, unicorns. I still admire you. But genies are fun because they allow me to make a point while still being lazy, my preferred state. So let’s say...

 By Chef Dez    General    March 16, 2016

Black beer for St. Patrick's Day | Chef Dez

My annual salute to the Irish always includes a pint of Guinness Beer, a delicious black stout from Dublin, Ireland. This full-bodied beer has a considerably smooth finish despite its bold characteristics –and is delightful to drink anytime of the y... Full story


Set the Wayback Machine for John Denver – far out! | Art & Appetite

It’s fascinating how music can have such a strong emotional impact. If you’re like me, certain songs will absolutely captivate you, others will make you cry, still others will virtually force you out onto the dance floor. Music has always been... Full story


Gangs are here in Snohomish County

The following article is the seventh in an eight-part series produced by The Beacon on teen issues. Called “Turn Up The Volume,” the series aims to educate our readers while offering information – and hope – to those needing help. – Ed. A... Full story


Give blood with the Red Cross to save lives

The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month this April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need. More than 3 million donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The organization sup...


EdCC to host free Technology Exposition event

Learn about cracking passwords and the internal workings of your hard drive at its second Technology Exposition on April 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Edmonds Community College. “There are many technological advances we hear about on a daily basis but...


Over 500K drive-alone trips eliminated last year

Community Transit’s Choice Connections program promotes smart transportation options throughout Snohomish County. In 2015, these commute trip reduction efforts combined to eliminate 538,696 drive-alone trips and 5.8 million pounds of CO2 from the... Full story


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