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 By Tracy Felix    Opinion 

Sunset at Brackett's Landing | Sketching Edmonds

The other day, when the Edmonds Sketchers group arrived at Brackett's Landing, we hoped to capture the blazing colors that crossed the skies the evening before. But Northwest... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

On the occasion of 80 weeks | Chuck's World

I wrote a column a while back about having dinner with old friends. It was a jokey piece about accepting certain limitations of aging, and the headline was “Navigating the last... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

A hot pot for a chilly day | Arts & Appetite

I have to guess that most people have already been to the Boiling Point in Edmonds – on a cool day, when the chill in the air makes you shiver? Since we have had a few of those... — Updated 9/16/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion 

All about salmon in Edmonds: Barriers, where to watch | Greener Edmonds

Two of the species of North American Pacific salmon spawn inside the city limits of Edmonds. Both chum and coho end their epic ocean voyages to Alaska and back in our local creeks... — Updated 9/16/2021


Setting the record straight on chamber finances | Guest View

At the Edmonds City Council Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 7, during the council’s discussion of the awarding of grants in the Edmonds Rescue Plan Fund, comments were made regarding the finances of the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce. These... — Updated 9/16/2021


Drive-by dreaming at Caravan Kebab | Return Visit

Ah, how I love the Caravan Kebab restaurant. Every time I drive by their sign at Firdale Village, my mind (and stomach) dream of pierogi. Those potato-filled dumplings, a... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

9/11: Getting a glimpse of the way we were | Chuck's World

I was 20 in 1978, a year I would have recalled as pretty unremarkable until I actually looked it up. Stuff happens every year. It was the year of the Camp David accords between... — Updated 9/9/2021


Another view on climate change | Letters to the Editor

Climate change: It's real, but much is due to natural events The NOAA graph shown in Greg Ferguson's Sept. 2 Greener Edmonds column, "It doesn't feel like an ice age," gives one... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Following a Red Brick Road continues | History Files

On May 29, 1922, Herbert Anderson drove with Elias Gillette from Seattle to Leavenworth. Herbert took photos and documented the trip in a travel journal along the way. His... — Updated 9/9/2021


Fruits of labor exist because of labor | Moment's Notice

“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed.” – Abraham Lincoln We just... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

9/11 20 years later: A lifelong obsession | Editor's Note

Last week, we asked for your memories of 9/11, that tragic day from 20 years ago this Saturday. I wasn't there, and can't pretend to feel the same emotions of those who were, those... — Updated 9/9/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

When the future starts talking back | Chuck's World

I find myself constantly amazed, having reached the distinguished age of three score and three, by what I don’t know. I know diddly-squat about hockey, for example. I have no... — Updated 9/2/2021


Dangerous corner; in praise of cruise line | Letters to the Editor

Third and Caspers remains dangerous intersection I have written numerous times, in the past, about my safety concern about the intersection of Caspers Street and Third Avenue... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Diana White    Opinion

Blue Heron Canoe: Thanks to Edmonds community | Guest View

Dear Edmonds community: On behalf of the Blue Heron Canoe family, I wish to extend my sincerest gratitude to the Edmonds community who attended and offered support for our 2021... — Updated 9/2/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

It doesn't feel like an ice age | Greener Edmonds

Looking back at earth's climate history can help us understand where we are today and what can happen in the future. The figure included with this column includes lots of... — Updated 9/2/2021


Yummy in Edmonds ... It's in the name | Arts & Appetite

I am dismayed to say that we have another amazing fried chicken restaurant in Edmonds: Yummy Teriyaki & Fried Chicken. Why on earth would I express concern over the deliciously... — Updated 8/26/2021


The soundtrack of my life | Moment's Notice

“After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexplicable is music.” – Aldous Huxley Music is a celebration in times of joy. Music is a refuge in times of pain.... — Updated 8/26/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

A glance in the rearview mirror at the other guy | Chuck's World

I knew a man briefly, once, so long ago now that I have a vague idea of maybe his age, possibly his height. I can’t imagine his name or anything else, except that I knew him for... — Updated 8/26/2021


Readers weigh in on cruise ships, portal | Letters to the Editor

The Beacon asked the readers to respond to an Editor's Note Aug. 19 reporting that the City of Edmonds has contacted American Cruise Lines about the possibility of cruise ships... — Updated 8/26/2021

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

An Edmonds connection: Exploring the Old Trunk Road

Did you know 84th Avenue West to Five Corners and east to Edmonds-Woodway was originally part of what was called "Trunk Road"? Stick with me. We'll get to that. It was on a Monday... — Updated 8/26/2021

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Reduce, reuse, repurpose: Does recycling make sense? | Greener Edmonds

Greener Edmonds Are we actually doing any good when we recycle? This is a more complicated question than it should be. If we decide this is the only thing needed to save the planet... — Updated 8/26/2021

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Treading lightly, deep in the heart of Texas | Chuck's World

My wife and I traveled to Texas last week, which felt like going from the frying pan into the fire, or at least into a slightly different pan. We avoided the wildfire smoke but... — Updated 8/19/2021


Masks are back; streateries; independent voices | Letters to the Editor

Masks back on for all at Waterfront Center The recent surge in COVID infections, fueled by the delta variant, led the Snohomish County Health Department to issue the first indoor ma... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By David Brewster    Opinion

After 20 years, a chance to catch our breath | Fresh Reads

Word is out that Edmonds Bookshop is changing hands. I can confirm that, after more than 20 years of ownership, Mary Kay and I are selling the store to Michelle Bear, our assistant... — Updated 8/19/2021

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Could (should) cruise ships stop in Edmonds? | Editor's Note

You know how you occasionally see cruise ships ply the Sound on their way to or from Seattle? Could one of those ships berth in Edmonds? It seems far-fetched, but buried in the minutes of the Economic Development Commission’s... — Updated 8/19/2021


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