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An open letter to the Edmonds City Council | Guest View

We are writing to you as Edmonds residents and/or business owners motivated in part by the recent resignations of two director-level staff and our observations of recent council activities. Edmonds is a rare and special jewel. Each person who lives...

 

Nearly wed, need advice

Dear SharonAnn, Getting married is certainly complicated. We are in our 60’s. We’ve talked about many important issues during our dating time—family, hobbies, health, money, beliefs about God, lifestyle, even politics. Did we miss any? My...

 
 By Beth Bond    Features    July 19, 2019

Prime Living: Looking good is feeling good

“Keeping Up Appearances” is more than the title of a televised British sit/com. It really means maintaining the minimum physical appearance that our friends and family expect. In fact, part of... Full story

 
 By Cheryl Aarnio    News    July 19, 2019

Documentary shows audience importance of taking action

Mark Titus’ award-winning documentary “The Breach,” screened July 13 at Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation for the Sno-King Meaningful Movies series, was released in 2014. But it is...

 

Prime Living: Understanding the rights of nursing home residents

An estimated 1.4 million older adults and people with disabilities live in nursing homes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If a nursing home participates in Medicare or... Full story

 

Prime Living: 4 Key Decisions to Help Memorialize a Loved One

Despite the certainty of death, many Americans delay dealing with the fact and avoid funeral planning. In fact, nearly 3 in 5 Americans aren’t confident they could plan a funeral for themselves, let... Full story

 
 By John McAlpine    General    July 19, 2019

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.” – Erma Bombeck Here are some ways to help others: Peer to Peer Counselor - To...

 

Where to get help paying your Medicare costs

Dear Savvy Senior, Are there any sources you know of that can help me save on my Medicare coverage? I’m 65, and live primarily on my Social Security, and am having a hard time paying my Medicare out-of-pocket costs. Need Some Help Dear Need, There... Full story

 

Botanicals for stress support

Every day, we navigate the countless stressors hurled our way. We all have our strategies to adapt and stay balanced. Maybe we go for a walk, spend time with loved ones, stream that new Netflix special, take a bath, or simply close our eyes and... Full story

 

Cowardly package; candidates respond; Taste disappointment | Letters to the Editor

Anonymous package a cowardly move How cowardly of the unknown person who sent an anonymous package to the Beacon containing personal financial information regarding Mike Nelson. I wonder how "Anonymous" even got that information. I am... Full story

 

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