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Coronavirus mimics climate politics | Guest View

Coronavirus and climate policies are different sorts of problems. Because citizens have varying risk perceptions about these issues (their immediacy and threats to personal well being), they are more...

 
 By Maria Montalvo    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Settling in, or taking out | Arts & Appetite

As we all settle in under the statewide stay-at-home order and do our best to stay home to stay healthy, eateries across the region are making sure everyone can still enjoy restaurant meals at home. Since we cannot dine together at our favorite...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Fading colors, sudden waves, surprising hope | Chuck's World

I honestly can't remember my marriage vows. It was a quick wedding, impromptu even, although as I recall it was conventional. I don't think I agreed to anything untoward. There could have been some fi...

 
 By Joanne Peterson    Opinion    April 2, 2020 

Why I subscribed to the Beacon | Home Again

I suppose my fears and anxieties pretty much mirror yours. No one has dealt with such a menace as the coronavirus, a rampant, widespread disease for which no cure exists – yet. My fears and...

 

The changes are here, and they're real | Editor's Note

There are a million stories out there about how the coronavirus pandemic is changing lives. Some of it is good news: Businesses helping food banks. Restaurants providing free meals for kids. And people seeming just a little kinder to each other...

 

The COVID pit in my stomach | Moment's Notice

There is a pit in my stomach. A pit of nervousness and worry and sadness that I wake up with every morning and carry around with me. I have felt this pit before, when my brother died suddenly or when...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    March 26, 2020

Doing the social distancing dance with grace and some jokes | Chuck's World

When it comes to garden-variety apocalypses, my daughter is the canary in this particular coal mine. She's been preparing for this her entire life. Not that she's a prepper, or a hoarder or a...

 

Name that cat | Home Again

Two weeks ago, Chuck Sigars began his Beacon column “Chuck’s World” with a two-sentence paragraph guaranteed to get my attention. Use the word “cat” and I’m there. I’m not suggesting tha...

 

Love in the time of cholera, or one hundred years of solitude | Fresh Reads

OK, so I cribbed the idea from others, but the concepts of the titles of two of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s greatest books never ring truer. We are in the midst of a defining moment of this century, for individuals and for communities, and how we...

 
 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion    March 26, 2020

It's time for a different kind of viral | Off the Cuff

Part of the definition of “going viral” is “to spread quickly and widely.” If there is ever a time to “go viral,” it is now. High time to spread encouragement, support and kindness. Also...

 

Our seniors need your help | Guest View

During these times of uncertainty due to the coronavirus and COVID-19, many of us are feeling anxious and are concerned for those most vulnerable, people over 60 years old, and individuals with...

 
 By Greg Urban    Opinion    March 19, 2020

A note from the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce | Chamber Corner

The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce recognizes that very few are experiencing business as usual right now. Preventative measures that have been recommended, or in some cases mandated – while important...

 
 By Mike Nelson    Opinion    March 19, 2020

Work together as a community | Mayor Mike's Corner

First, let me say thank you. Thank you to our Edmonds City workers who continue to do their jobs in difficult conditions. Thank you to our business owners and local workers who are under significant s...

 

Together as a community | Arts & Appetite

There is an old saying: “Food is the ingredient that binds us together.” We know that to be true, but our ability to bind together in our community right now has been seriously impacted by the...

 

Coronavirus: The stock market, 1987, and today | History Files

Back in the previous millennium, I was a stockbroker for seven years. I wasn’t a very good stockbroker because I rebelled against selling the high-profit products and that regularly brought me into...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    March 19, 2020

We are all untouchables now | Chuck's World

I was standing in line this past weekend, watching a symphony of social unease played in a minor queue. There were just a few of us in line, and we were twitchy. I could be projecting. I could have be...

 

Coronavirus: Ask businesses how you can help | Guest View

As you all are aware, our world is in the thick of fear and mystery about recent headlines regarding the coronavirus – COVID-19. It's a scary thing and one to take very seriously. As locals to the...

 

Why I volunteer at the Edmonds Historical Museum | Guest View

A lot of fun vocabulary words can help explain my urge to volunteer: support, community, learn, active, inspire, involvement, and most importantly, JOY. We all get wrapped up in our worlds,...

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion    March 12, 2020

This column has been disinfected for your safety | Chuck's World

The cat jumped into my lap this morning, as he does most mornings. This is not a random cat, although I'm pretty sure he considers it a random lap. And as he got up close and personal, rubbing his...

 

Paranoid or just sane? | Moment's Notice

My mom called today quite excited because a friend had taken her three mini-hand sanitizers on carabiners. She had recently been to the drug store and several other stores to find sanitizer but found...

 
 By Marni Swart    Opinion    March 12, 2020

The power of cardboard: From grass, or weeds, to garden | Guest View

In America today, urban lawns compete to be one of the top irrigated crops, requiring even more water than corn or wheat. According to the EPA, we use about 9 billion gallons of water per day on...

 

A beautiful plaza; caring neighbors | Letters to the Editor

Have you seen the new planting at Hazel Miller Plaza?...

 

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