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Saturday brunch in downtown Edmonds, and a summer update | Arts & Appetite

A few months ago, this column introduced the eats at the Garden Market, the precursor to the Edmonds Summer Market. Along with the rising temperatures, the Summer Market has... — Updated 8/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General

This is how you go home again l Chuck's World

It’s an unremarkable place, even by the standards of nondescript architecture. A low-slung building with what appears to be a tin roof, a tourist stop just an hour away from the... — Updated 7/31/2019

 

A packed summer reading list | Home Again

It’s been four months since a truck rear-ended my car in a Seattle tunnel, totaling the car, injuring my neck, and rattling my brain to the extent that PTSD continues to plague... — Updated 7/31/2019

 

Reflections: Look good, feel good | Off the Cuff

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way, you’re right.” – Henry Ford Henry Ford, I couldn’t agree more. It truly is a matter of self-perception. When... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 

Origin Stories: 'I Am Edmonds' | Moment's Notice

“The single biggest problem of communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw The City of Edmonds Diversity Commission recently asked Edmonds... — Updated 7/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General

Sexagenarian is not just a funny word l Chuck's World

Yearbooks have lost most of their power now. What used to shock me on the rare occasions when I ran across them, the stray moments preserved in handwriting, the DNA pressed between... — Updated 7/24/2019 Full story

 

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... — Updated 7/19/2019

 
 By John McAlpine    General

“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 Bo... — Updated 7/19/2019

 

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... — Updated 7/19/2019 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... — Updated 7/19/2019 Full story

 

The Rick Roll of a lifetime l Chuck's World

A few years ago, while visiting family in Texas, I was watching the local PBS station when I noticed a familiar face. They were having a pledge drive. I don’t know why I feel the need to note that, as if it were a special... — Updated 7/17/2019 Full story

 

Create your own red cedar art at Cascadia | Moment's Notice

Cascadia Art Museum is holding one of its free family workshops this weekend, and it promises to be a unique, hands-on experience for all – children, parents, grandparents, and... — Updated 7/12/2019 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General

Looking at the big picture through older lenses

We entertained a couple of friends from out of town a few weeks ago, although I’m not sure how entertaining we were. We didn’t tap dance or anything. It wasn’t unusual. A... — Updated 7/10/2019

 

Lessons from a silent mountain | Moment's Notice

Nearly eight years ago, this column featured the story of three women from Edmonds (Michelle Clyborne, Ruth Arista, and I) climbing to the summit of Mount Rainier, Washington’s... — Updated 7/3/2019

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General

A modern life in airplane mode

A quarter of my life has passed without my father being around to hear about it. I used to enjoy calling him on Saturday nights, catching him up and just chatting about whatever,... — Updated 7/3/2019

 

Delightful sights along the beach | Home Again

The first day of summer I walked along the beach at Brackett’s Landing, just north of the ferry dock. It was not warm that early afternoon, but people who love the beach choose to hang out at the water’s edge even when it’s... — Updated 7/1/2019

 
 By Jenny Murphy    General

Customer service 101 | Off the Cuff

Recently, a customer came in donning an outfit she had purchased from us several days earlier. She was excited to introduce her friend to our store and tell us how much she liked he... — Updated 7/1/2019 Full story

 
 By Chuck Sigars    General

Taking the first step

I heard two ugly travel stories last week, not very soothing as summer season takes off. Both involved planes that were supposed to be flying, and were not. Both of these people... — Updated 6/26/2019 Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    General

Railroads: What might have been

Thanks to William Russ, an article from 1907 in the Aberdeen Herald passed through my hands. The article reported the competing railroad plans to build belt lines around the Olympic... — Updated 6/26/2019

 
 By Brian Soergel    General

Edmonds' bridge to nowhere | Editor's Note

Last week’s lead story on the defeat of the Edmonds Street Waterfront Connector began this way: “In a victory for those who want to keep a sparsely used beach in Edmonds just the way it is – it doesn’t even have an official... — Updated 6/26/2019

 

Is the fat sticking to you really— inevitable?

Dear SharonAnn, I’m concerned about my 37-year-old daughter. She is always going on diets, losing a lot of weight, then over-eating and putting it back on again. Of course, I can’t tell her what to do, but I’m worried about t... — Updated 6/25/2019

 
 By Shane Hope    General

Climate protection: We all have a role | City Corner

Why should Edmonds do anything to protect our climate? After all, we are just one community among many. The question is similar to one person asking, "Why should I take care of my own litter, since other people still litter?... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    General

Railroads: What might have been | History Files

Thanks to William Russ, an article from 1907 in the Aberdeen Herald passed through my hands. The article reported the competing railroad plans to build belt lines around the Olympic... — Updated 6/21/2019

 

Optimism is not complacency | Moment's Notice

Recently, a dear friend who lives in Oregon was interviewed for a local online discussion site, “A Community Thread.” Laura spoke eloquently, in her approachable and kind... — Updated 6/21/2019

 
 By David Brewster    General

The joys of summer reading (and Waldo) | Fresh Reads

Here in Edmonds, on the edge of the Salish Sea, with daylight extending beyond 15 hours from May 12 to July 31 (according to the internet), how should we fill our summer reading... — Updated 6/21/2019 Full story

 

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