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 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion 

The boy who lived, and other fun facts | Chuck's World

All of us will occasionally find ourselves standing in the kitchen, wondering why we went in there. In the age of COVID, I’m pretty sure this happens a lot. This has led me to... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

COVID-19: A stress test | Moment's Notice

It would have been just like any other day in a pandemic, but last week we added the peculiarity of waiting for results from a COVID-19 test. We knew of no exposure. We stay home... — Updated 9/17/2020


Liking the astronomy Q&A | Letters to the Editor

Thanks for the astronomy Q&A As an Edmonds resident who is borderline obsessed with astronomy and astrology, thank you so much to Edmonds Beacon writer Brian Soergel and professor... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By Keil Mitchell    Opinion 

Looking 'suspicious,' and calling the police | Guest View

My wife brought something to my attention that she had recently seen on a Facebook page dedicated to communication between the wives, mothers, and women living here in Edmonds. One... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By Brian Potter    Opinion 

Why all the smoke in Edmonds? | Guest View

Between 1997 and 2019, Washington and Oregon had 26 fires over 100,000 acres. This week, we have eight. This is not a normal year. A month ago, it looked like the Pacific Northwest... — Updated 9/17/2020

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Bigger and better parks in Edmonds | Greener Edmonds

Edmonds has a wide variety of parks. We can shoot hoops, have a picnic, hug a tree, let the kids run wild, let the dogs run wild, stretch the legs, and swim laps. They are in... — Updated 9/3/2020


Trading 98020 for 98177 | Home Again

It’s been 15 years or so since I returned to my childhood home of Edmonds, pleased to find hints of the same small-town flavor my parents, my brother, my maternal grandparents and... — Updated 9/3/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Just humor me for a moment | Chuck's World

My grandson is nearly 7 years old, a remarkable child in many ways, bright and curious, but also very much a normal kid. By which I mean he’s discovered puns, right on time. I’m... — Updated 9/3/2020


Tasting your way around Edmonds | Arts & Appetite

Restaurants throughout the region have interpreted the state guidelines for reopening safely and offering patrons new, safer options for finally dining in a restaurant. However, man... — Updated 9/3/2020


Helping Hands: Kindness when we see chaos | Guest View

A few days ago, I attended the August board meeting of the Edmonds Waterfront Center. The board president, Gary Haakenson, opened the meeting talking about kindness during these... — Updated 9/3/2020

 By Jenna Nand    Opinion

Combat climate change: Reduce consumption of animal products | Guest View

Looking for a way to reduce your carbon emissions? One of the easiest ways is to eat less meat and animal products. According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the... — Updated 9/3/2020


A timeline for in-person learning | Guest View

While I hoped to introduce myself to the community in person when I started my role as the Edmonds School District superintendent on July 1, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic changed my... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Fall fashion 2020: The apparel show must go on | Off the Cuff

With the advent of September, Fall Fashion 2020 will show up in the stores, virus or no virus. All new fashion seasons reveal clearly defined trends and items. Online style and... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By David Brewster    Opinion

Summer reading: Recommendations from Edmonds Bookshop

Tumult and uncertainty have rendered this a summer unlike any previous. In the before-times, we would take up comfort reading during the long daylight hours, seeking vacations from... — Updated 8/19/2020


Going postal: Good noise pollution | Moment's Notice

In 1989, the U.S. military went into Panama to extract an installed dictator, Manuel Noriega. There is much to this story that every American should know, but that is another... — Updated 8/19/2020


Don't close beaches; an objection | Letters to the Editor

Please do not close the beaches down Re: "Mayor threatens to close beaches," Aug 6: As longtime Edmonds residents, we really appreciate the waterfront and we often walk from the... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

What I did on my summer vacation | Chuck's World

We would have stayed home this summer, pandemic or not. It’s what we do in the summers, and we have reasons. And the biggest one is that, after nearly 40 years of living in... — Updated 8/19/2020


Acrimony, contract lapses hampering City politics | Our View

Eight months into a new Edmonds City Council – with a new mayor, four new members and three incumbents – how’s it going? There are growing pains, as expected, as new councilmembers settle into their roles as legislators, and... — Updated 8/19/2020


Major changes are needed in our institutions | Guest View

We are writing on behalf of members of the Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation. In our faith tradition, we are committed to the inherent worth and dignity of every person and equity and compassion in human relations. This... — Updated 8/19/2020

 By Mike Nelson    Opinion

We have work to do | Mayor Mike's Corner

While thinking about what I wanted to share with you this month, I considered talking about the challenges we still face in stopping the spread of COVID-19. But long after COVID-19... — Updated 8/19/2020


Where to eat outside during a pandemic? | Arts & Appetite

August marks stricter rules about in-room dining at our local restaurants – now only people from the same household can sit together inside in a restaurant and with a max of five... — Updated 8/18/2020


Big tech, remote learning, the fence issue | Letters to the Editor

A love letter to Amazon and Apple Say what you want about big tech. How Amazon and Apple are crushing small business. But a huge factor in their success is their exceptional... — Updated 8/6/2020

 By Maggie Fimia    Opinion

Defunding the police: What could It mean? | Guest View

Brutality by some in the police force is not new, but the overwhelming demand for meaningful institutional change to overcome this gives me hope. However, calls for defunding the police as the answer gives me pause. So far, there... — Updated 8/5/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Another ('Welcome') sign of the times | Editor's Note

You may be wondering what happened to the City’s plan to replace the iconic “Welcome to Downtown Edmonds” gateway sign placed prominently on the grassy southern entrance to Fifth Avenue South. The answer shows the glacial... — Updated 8/5/2020


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