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At Charcoal, chefs meet the artists | Arts & Appetite

After visiting Charcoal, the new restaurant in downtown Edmonds tucked inside the Graphite Arts Center, I planned to title this review "Food as Art." However, when I asked Mary... — Updated 12/2/2021

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

Holiday interlude masks state, world challenges | Moment's Notice

Interlude (n) 1. An intervening or interruptive period, space, or event: interval 2. A musical composition inserted between the parts of a longer composition, a drama, or service... — Updated 12/2/2021


Stop the idling; appreciates Prime Living story | Letters to the Editor

Too much idle time at ferry dock Please put signs up labeling ferry parking and queue areas saying no-idle zones! In this time of respiratory danger, it adds to our stress. It... — Updated 12/2/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

The history of river towns in western Washington | History Files

While viewing the early arrivals of white birdies near the tulip fields in Skagit County, I visited the sites of Florence and Skagit City. Florence and Skagit City were pioneer... — Updated 12/2/2021

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

Vinbero: Wine list expands at Hazel Miller Plaza | Return Visit

Since it opened and was first reviewed this past spring, Vinbero has created a phenomenal wine list (especially of fine wines by the glass) and developed some wonderful evening... — Updated 12/2/2021

 By Pramila Jayapal    Opinion 

What could the Build Back Better Act include? | Guest View

Editor’s note: The Build Back Better Act still has to be passed by the U.S. Senate before reaching the desk of President Biden. Pramila Jayapal represents an area including... — Updated 12/2/2021

 By Joe Scordino    Opinion 

Council needs to repeal budget, Capital Facilities plan | Guest View

The citizens of Edmonds must be represented and heard by their legislative body (i.e., the City Council) on how their tax dollars are spent in this City. But that did not happen on... — Updated 12/2/2021


Cocktails in a beautiful, chill setting | Return Visit

The tasting room at Scratch Distillery, first reviewed in January 2018, is still a bold and bright space, and serves as the perfect setting for the expanding repertoire of our very... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Bridges to nowhere in Puget Sound | History Files

A number of years ago there was much complaining about a bridge to nowhere in Alaska. My story today is a bit different. It is about roads that would have gone somewhere useful in... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Where the rubber meets the road | Greener Edmonds

It is interesting to pick something that we use as part of our daily lives and take a look at the impact of that use. The car tires that we all ride on need to be made, they wear ou... — Updated 11/23/2021


4th Avenue Corridor; praise for Phil Williams | Letters to the Editor

Why was Fourth Avenue Corridor project dropped from 2022 budget? It is disappointing that the Fourth Ave Corridor project was dropped completely from the 2022 budget. This capital... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Turnover complete with Phil Williams' departure | Editor's Note

With the departure of Public Works Director Phil Williams this week, the City of Edmonds has seen a complete turnover of its directors in the past two-and-a-half years. Two left in 2019 under Mayor Dave Earling’s final term: In... — Updated 11/23/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Extinction crisis: On life support | Greener Edmonds

It is not just in faraway places that the extinction crisis is happening. The wide variety of life that used to inhabit the Puget Sound lowlands continues to shrink. Some our animal... — Updated 11/21/2021


Mains, small plates; kudos; Sound Transit | Letters to the Editor

Order up: 1 main on a small plate, confit, hold the baloney Made up my mind. I will not be patronizing any restaurant/bistro/grill using the terms "small plates,” “mains,... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Forgotten locations include Caspers, Holmes corners | History Files

I play pub trivia Tuesday nights at Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill and Irish Pub. O'Donnell's location is usually described as in south Everett, or maybe Mariner. It wasn't... — Updated 11/18/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

'Silk train' once a big money-maker in Washington | History Files

Did Edmonds kids live in fear of "silk trains"? That question came to mind while visiting Easton, Wash., to help the people there who hope to organize a new historical society. We... — Updated 11/14/2021


What the infrastructure bill means for Washington state | Guest View

Editor's note: U.S. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, who represents Seattle and Edmonds in the 7th Congressional District, helped negotiate the $1.2 trillion U.S. House infrastructure package... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

Hate speech undermines our community | Guest View

No member of our community – no matter their background or circumstance – should be vilified or scorned as (Council candidate) Will Chen was last week. The despicable, vulgar... — Updated 11/11/2021


Apology from City Council president? | Letters to the Editor

Council president should apologize for retweet Edmonds citizens need to be aware of a tweet that Council President Susan Paine posted Oct. 29, three days prior to the general... — Updated 11/11/2021


Truly modern thinking at Cascadia Art Museum | Arts & Appetite

"That exhibition was such a surprise," my Mom said as we walked away from Cascadia Art Museum after seeing their current exhibition, "Kenjiro Nomura, American Modernist: An Issei... — Updated 11/11/2021

 By Ken Reidy    Opinion

Did City misrepresent streateries ordinance? | Guest View

I just read in this week's Edmonds Beacon that Economic Development Director Patrick Doherty is representing the following: "The streateries are allowed by individual permits that... — Updated 11/11/2021


85 Degrees Bakery | Return Visit

My mom heard about the 85º Bakery in Edmonds and asked if I had ever been there. Oh yes, I replied, but just as quickly responded that it had been too long. We stopped in for... — Updated 11/10/2021


Time for the streateries to leave Edmonds | Letters to the Editor

Restore our quaint city; remove streateries I was told by a City employee that the food sheds would be taken down in October. As they are not needed any longer, why can't... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

The good old days. Or maybe not | History Files

At the Black Diamond Museum in King County, a memorial commemorates men killed in coal mines. They went to work to make a living for themselves and their families, and one day... — Updated 11/4/2021

 By Greg Babinski    Opinion

Edmonds is short-changed by Sound Transit | Guest View

I agree with Kevin Oliver's letter published in the Oct. 28 Edmonds Beacon regarding the need for a direct transit connection to the new Northgate Link light rail station ("Direct... — Updated 11/4/2021


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