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You too can fight domestic violence | Publisher's Desk

Kim Goldman had brought extensive notes for a prepared speech she was going to give at the Hope Within Luncheon, a fundraiser for Domestic Violence Services of Snohomish County that's held annually... Full story

 
 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion    October 17, 2019 

I'll take 'why should read history,' Alex | History Files

"You have no chance of winning. You are too old and your reflexes are too slow. These young people will all be faster." Such was the cheerful advice of Alex Trebek at dinner. One of the perks as a...

 

We get election letters | Letters to the Editor

Where is the real intolerance? The article in the Oct. 3 Edmonds Beacon about the controversy at King's Schools "Our humanity is intertwined") was well-written and for the most part presented both...

 

With good cookbooks, old is new again | Home Again

My favorite cookbook, without a doubt, is the oldest one in my collection. It’s my maternal grandmother’s “revised and enlarged” copy of "The Household Searchlight Recipe Book," 12th...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    October 17, 2019 

The virtues of living virtually | Chuck's World

For someone whose summers are typically low-key seasons, this past one was an anomaly in the sense that I lost it. I spent about a month traveling this summer, making several trips, and I’m...

 

Edmonds Marsh: Alive, but struggling | Guest View

I've been asked what I've learned from the recent final report from Windward LLC. The City Council contracted Windward in 2017 to provide an 18-month site-specific scientific study that would address...

 

Election endorsements, CRISTA, bike lanes | Letters to the Editor

Editor's note: The following letter, which ran last week, had an incorrect headline. Because of that, we are running it again, in addition to the response to the letter. The Beacon apologizes for the...

 

The kids are all right | Chuck's World

I’ve been reading your mail for 18 years. I just realized that sounds sort of illegal. Let me clarify. I’ve been writing this column for 18 years. A few weeks following the attacks of Sept. 11,...

 

Lessons from writers in Edmonds | Moment's Notice

Professional or academic conferences – they bring to mind-sprawling convention centers, lanyards and nametags, buffet meals, and uncomfortable conference chairs. Over the years, however, we are...

 

Transitions | Mayor's Corner

Driving to the office from home this past Monday, I was struck by the sight of the first snow of the season on the Olympic Mountains. Simply spectacular! And of course with that, temperatures at best...

 

The state of two council-funded projects | Guest View

As City Council president, I thought Edmonds citizens would like an update on two ongoing council projects. It is very important for the community to understand the extent and impacts of two of the...

 

Bistro 76: A neighborhood favorite | Arts & Appetite

During a recent trip to Philadelphia, I spent a good bit of time happily reading restaurant reviews in the local newspapers. On the East Coast cities may be larger, but neighborhoods still remain...

 

Election endorsements; question on Premera | Letters to the Editor

Former electeds agree: Mike Nelson not best choice for mayor As former elected mayors and councilmembers of Edmonds, we are concerned about the information surrounding one of the candidates for...

 

The summer of '74 | Chuck Sigars

I’ve been exchanging text messages with an old friend lately, “old” as in old. We met when we were 15, 46 years ago this month. Maybe on this very day, who knows? I didn’t make a note in my...

 

A success: Oktoberfest beer runs out | Home Again

The recent Edmonds Rotary Club Oktoberfest proved to be a good choice for a first-time Edmonds community event and fundraiser to further Rotary support of local projects. The range of activities...

 

A day in the life of Edmonds Bookshop | Fresh Reads

Though Mary Kay and I have owned Edmonds Bookshop for more than 18 years, the store's daily operation, not to mention the overall identity and merchandising strategy, is mainly Mary Kay's doing. It's...

 

Cheers to the Edmonds High School class of '59

Each day, I look for my "shiny penny." Not as an actual coin (although that has happened with frequency) but rather as something that stands out and is special to me that day. It could be a kind...

 

Becoming our grandparents isn't for chickens; and we need the eggs | Off Kilter

Grandparents: Hopefully, most of those reading this can recall their grandparents. The other day I was reflecting on one of Woody Allen's constant themes. It is present in every one of his movies....

 

An election season reminder

With election season here, we want readers to be aware of some guidelines for publishing letters to the editor. We will allow for @#one#@ letter endorsing a single candidate through the election. We will not publish multiple letters from a single...

 

Boldly going back to the future | Chuck's World

I suspect that most of us have a sense of the history we don’t really know. We grow and move beyond simple, chauvinistic attitudes about what happened in the past, elementary school lessons seen...

 

Breakfast … in an ordinary world | Moment's Notice

Breakfast, especially Sunday breakfast, is the highlight of my week. My dad and I used to talk about how lucky we were because when we went to bed at night, we knew we would start the next day gratefu...

 

The coming recession | Mayor's Corner

I don't know if you are as tired of hearing about the "coming recession" as much as I am, but I think we should have the courage to just schedule it so we know when it will happen. Understand the...

 

Petition to Gov. Inslee: Help restore Edmonds Marsh

The local Save Our Marsh citizens group has initiated a petition drive to request Gov. Jay Inslee dedicate the state property adjacent to the Edmonds Marsh for salmon recovery, estuary restoration,...

 

Appreciating the beauty east of the Cascades | Arts & Appetite

There are only a few weeks left to catch Cascadia Art Museum's current exhibition, "Paintings From the Palouse: The Art of Andrew L. Hofmeister (1913-2007)," and I highly encourage you to make the...

 

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