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Articles from the July 18, 2016 edition

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Letter | Publishing Beacon cartoon is bullying with a pen

I feel the choice of publishing the political cartoon titled "Step right up, folks" (July 7) to the tent named "Election 2016 Clowns! Freaks!" was extremely tasteless and sad. To demean all of our candidates as clowns and/or freaks...


Letter | Edmonds is unfriendly toward dogs and owners

What a horrible headline! (“Doggies continue to plague the market,” July 7.) Plague the market, eh? I'm glad to see dogs at the market. They are part of the community, too. I've been attending the market since 2012, and every dog and dog... Full story


Letter | Edmonds sends a message with train resolutions

Mayor Earling and City Council members unanimously passed two significant resolutions at their meeting on June 28. One bans trains carrying Bakken crude oil through Edmonds. The other bans trains that carry coal from the Power River Basin to an...


Letter | Praise from former Edmonds Beacon editor

A warm welcome to Brian Soergel, the newly anointed editor of the Edmonds Beacon! Mr. Soergel’s introductory column last week (“Keep Edmonds weird,” July 7) offered the best insights into Edmonds’ unique psyche that I’ve ever read. It was...


Walking each other home

In my column two weeks ago I quoted words displayed in the Fifth Avenue South shop window of C’est la Vie: “We are all just walking each other home.” I wrote: “We are to claim community with...

 By Sara Bruestle    A&E    July 18, 2016

Composer, banker by day in Edmonds July 23

Richard Vitzhum never trained as a composer, but that’s what he’s known for. The 65-year-old Mukilteo resident is a classically trained conductor and violinist who has composed and arranged works for the Mukilteo Community Orchestra and the...


Letter | Rats! Rodent spoils visit to Marina Beach

Hey, summer fun seekers! Let’s each do our part to keep Edmonds beaches beautiful. Living close to the water in Edmonds, many of us love our beach walks and timeouts down on the waterfront. It was a most unpleasant experience for me one day last... Full story


Letter | Neighborhood fireworks: A most un-neighborly act

I am struck by the selfishness of those who insist on using fireworks and other explosive devices in their neighborhoods. Despite the fact that it is illegal in Edmonds, the past several days have been filled with thunderous booms, crackles, and...

 By Brian Soergel    A&E    July 18, 2016

Physical comedy at Hazel Miller Plaza Tuesday

For over 25 years, Bill Robison has made audiences laugh with his unique style of physical comedy. His trademark: His rubber-like face – think Jim Carrey on steroids. Robison, 58, performs noon...


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