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El Mariachi: Taco perfection in Everett | Arts & Appetite

I lost count of the number of people who asked (or let's be honest) TOLD me to review El Mariachi Birria Y Tacos. Although this column generally covers the communities of the... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion 

24-acre urban forest | Sketching Edmonds

Walking an upper trail in Pine Ridge Park, the afternoon sunlight transformed my entire view. Locals will know the spot. I knew right away this scene of the duck pond and wooden... — Updated 5/25/2023


Who is stealing LGBTQ posters? | Letters to the Editor

Who is removing LGBTQ posters? I have just discovered that LGBTQ-supporting posters are being removed from Edmonds businesses. There was a Disney Pride concert poster removed from... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

Wouldn't you like to be a grudger, too? | Moment's Notice

grudge v. : to be unwilling to give or admit: give or allow reluctantly or resentfully n. : a feeling of deep-seated resentment or ill will The other day at a meeting, someone made... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

Protecting Puget Sound: The Triangle of Fire | History Files

Washington has some lovely state parks that were once a part of the coast defense system. Fort Casey on Whidbey Island was one of the forts. Also Fort Worden at Port Townsend, and... — Updated 5/25/2023

 By Maria Cantwell    Opinion

More resources for missing, murdered indigenous women | Guest View

Editor's note: U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington) sent the following letter to President Biden. Dear President Biden: I write to request that you prioritize the delivery of... — Updated 5/18/2023


The healing power of water | Health & Wellness

We all understand the benefits of drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated helps with joint health, our complexion, helping deliver oxygen throughout our body, and much more.... — Updated 5/18/2023

 By Bill Trueit    Opinion

Charging on the road | Earth Matters

The fear of being stranded isn’t slowing down electric vehicle (EV) sales. In the first quarter of 2023, EVs accounted for a little more than 20% of the vehicles sold in King... — Updated 5/18/2023

 By Karen Barnes    Opinion

Music on the mind | Guest View

My husband and I attended the recent Bruce Springsteen concert. Neither of us had been to a concert in quite some time, but we couldn’t resist a trip to see “The Boss.” At... — Updated 5/18/2023


Taking another look at Bar Dojo – again

This column is being printed on my birthday, so I thought: Where do I go to celebrate in and around Edmonds? A few restaurants are always on my list, like Rise & Shine Bakery,... — Updated 5/11/2023


Buen provecho: Comfort food in Puerto Rico | Moment's Notice

Imagine your favorite restaurant or café, the place you go when you want to relax or share stories with friends and family. The dishes come, you put your napkin in your lap, pick... — Updated 5/11/2023


Thanks for the memories | Letters to the Editor

Enjoyed the memories from Ken Marques Thank you, Ken Marques, for the short and sweet addition to the Beacon ("Leaving the Village of Goodness," Only in Edmonds, May 4). I enjoyed... — Updated 5/11/2023

 By Alan Bine    Opinion

Food for thought in Edmonds | You Have My Word(s)

Little did I know when I settled in Edmonds over 15 years ago that my new home city was destined to become a dining destination. As someone who lives to eat, rather than eats to liv... — Updated 5/11/2023

 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

South of the ferry: Changes

Looking at the old pilings on the south side of the ferry dock, I'm usually checking the tide. Not like in my past, before paddling out. I watch the tides nowadays commuting on the... — Updated 5/4/2023

 By Jim Miller    Opinion

How to choose an assisted living facility

Dear Savvy Senior, What’s the best way to go about choosing an assisted living facility for my 86-year-old father? Since mom died last year, his health has declined to the point... — Updated 5/4/2023

 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Leaving the Village of Goodness | Only in Edmonds

It had to happen sooner or later. This octogenarian couple having lived the greater part of their lives in the beautiful Edmonds community have arrived at the third act of life,... — Updated 5/4/2023


Edmonds future Leavenworth?; fake cheers for the Mariners | Letters to the Editor

Willkommen to Edmonds I would like elected officials to do all they can to fight upzoning . It's a terrible idea that benefits few in the overall scheme. Look to Leavenworth to see... — Updated 5/4/2023

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Edmonds once ended at Walnut Street | History Files

In 1905, the south boundary of Edmonds was Walnut Street. How do I know? A few years ago, Brian Harris gave me a copy of the 1905 map of Snohomish County Road #49. According to the... — Updated 5/4/2023


In line at the post office, the mood lightens | Guest View

It's the weekend. The line in the Edmonds post office snakes all the way into the lobby. I decide to wait with several other patrons and take my place in line. People stand... — Updated 5/4/2023


Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation condemns school district's cut in arts funding | Guest View

The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation expresses deep disappointment over the recent decision by the Edmonds School District to cut $15 million from its budget. This will have a... — Updated 4/28/2023

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

100 years later, Edmonds ferries still going strong

Edmonds is identified with the ferries that shuttle back and forth to Kingston, and a ferry is prominent in the city's logo. No wonder – they've been a part of the Edmonds... — Updated 4/27/2023

 By Rick Steves    Opinion

Music (and arts) education: A matter of priorities | Guest View

I spend 100 days a year in Europe, but Day 101 – the day I return to my hometown of Edmonds – is always my happiest. Looking through my office window, I can see my old junior... — Updated 4/27/2023


More diversity; school district cuts | Letters to the Editor

More diversity needed in the Beacon First off, I appreciate your publication and news of things local. I used to get it delivered by kids, now I get it through the mail. Local... — Updated 4/27/2023


The gift of a great book: Thought | Moment's Notice

“There must be something in books, something we can’t imagine.” – Ray Bradbury, “Fahrenheit 451” When I was 13, I saved my allowance to buy a biography about a rock... — Updated 4/27/2023

 By Ann Jacob    Opinion

After vandalism: 'We side with love' | Guest View

Acts of hatred have no place in our community. We at Edmonds United Methodist Church refuse to let hatred in. Join us for a community vigil and say, "We side with love!" Edmonds Uni... — Updated 4/27/2023


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