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Seafood and see views at the Beach Café | Arts&Appetite

When the sun came out this summer, it was a long time coming, and everyone flocked to the waterfront to soak up the sun. Any trip to the beach is made better with a tasty summer mea... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Ken Marques    Opinion 

An Edmonds kind of you know what; the master griller | Only in Edmonds

Intelligence without goodness attached is learned ignorance, said Mr. Jones to Ms. Doe. Whereupon Ms. Doe replied: “I believe you’ve just defined ‘common sense.’” Having... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion 

A story with two happy endings | History Files

In my last column, I wrote about former Seattle Mariner third-base coach Rich Donnelly, his daughter Amy, her losing battle with cancer in the 1990s, and a couple of nearly... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Maria A. Montalvo    Opinion 

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream | Moment's Notice

Money does not buy happiness, but it does buy ice cream. With the recent heat wave, we made the decision to have ice cream for lunch on Sunday. It felt more like logical thinking th... — Updated 8/4/2022


Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier | Letters to the Editor

Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier It was just a few years ago that the Edmonds Fishing Pier underwent an extensive renovation. New benches were installed with paneled shelters and new... — Updated 8/4/2022

 By Susan McLaughlin    Opinion 

City begins comprehensive plan visioning process | Guest View

Broad public participation is essential to creating a vision for Edmonds' future What do you love about Edmonds today? Looking ahead 20 years, what kind of Edmonds do you hope to... — Updated 8/4/2022


COVID, parking, women's rights, misleading ads | Letters to the Editor

Plenty of evidence on COVID vaccine Ed Caspers' letter to the editor in the July 21 Edmonds Beacon ("Petra Bigea, fired for refusing COVID vaccine, the best choice") contains blatan... — Updated 8/2/2022

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Inside baseball: The chicken runs at midnight | History Files

The chicken runs at midnight. This isn't ancient history. Much more recent. It dates from 1992, but it seems appropriate this year when the Mariners may be making a playoff run for... — Updated 8/2/2022


Record heat | Editorial cartoon

July 28 editorial cartoon from syndicated cartoonist Joe Heller.... — Updated 7/29/2022

 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Fashion faux pas for gentlemen: Belt and suspenders | Only in Edmonds

If you are fortunate enough to lunch at the Edmonds Waterfront Center and join an older adult at one of the many tables, you’ll find good conversation about most any subject. On... — Updated 7/28/2022


Don't let downtown change from its original intent | Guest View

With the Business District 2 (BD2) street-front designation that provides commercial use at a minimum on the ground floor and the BD2 multifamily-only building design standards now... — Updated 7/28/2022

 By Bear Carpenter    Opinion

Edmonds to Kingston, 2022 | Sketching Edmonds

My daily work commute goes by way of the Edmonds to Kingston ferry. Whether daybreak or sunset, Puget Sound provides my color palette. Silvery blue water naturally contrasts with... — Updated 7/21/2022


Zuri's: Donuts as art (and a lot of food science)

This donut shop is a revelation. As someone who has never been a donut lover, I am here to say that Zuri's Gourmet Donuts has made a donut fan out of me. Driving east on 196th, the... — Updated 7/21/2022


Keep on rockin' in a free world? | Moment's Notice

Neil Young wrote the song “Rockin’ In a Free World” in 1989 after a bandmate nonchalantly uttered the line (or “We’ll have to keep on rockin’ in the free world,” to... — Updated 7/21/2022


Prescription medication cost: There's help | Health & Wellness

I know that it is no surprise to hear that prescription drug prices are out of control. Even with insurance, many people have difficulty affording their medications. Some even have... — Updated 7/21/2022


Praise for Kristiana Johnson; did City staff take advantage in rezone? | Letters to the Editor

Kristiana Johnson was always there for the Edmonds community Perhaps I never appreciated her enough. I did not always vote for her, and when I supported her I surely underestimated... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Ken Marques    Opinion

Clouds on crowns, pies in the belly | Only in Edmonds

There are two ladies who are easy to spot in an Edmonds crowd, as they both have brilliant white clouds that crown their heads. How is it their hair is so perfectly cut and shaped... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Getting back to nature | Greener Edmonds

We have a long, long way to go, but several agencies in Snohomish County and the surrounding area are making a noble effort to restore natural function to important habitats.... — Updated 7/21/2022

 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

Parking: A pedestrian problem with a pedestrian solution | Guest View

The number one complaint I get at the Waterfront Center is about parking. I can see them coming for me from across the room because they are moving with purpose. It usually starts... — Updated 7/20/2022


Train depots were king back in the day | History Files

The history of railroads in Edmonds is really rather boring. Great Northern Railway reached Edmonds in 1891. The most unusual aspect of this arrival was that Great Northern used... — Updated 7/14/2022


Civic Park; stolen campaign signs| Letters to the Editor

Is there an end in sight for Civic Park? When I do my weekly run down by the old playfield/stadium I see lots of dirt being moved around every week, but I don't see a lot of park de... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Ken Marques    Opinion

An Edmonds Kind of Day; best sandwich in town? | Only in Edmonds

Intelligence without goodness attached is learned ignorance, said Mr. Jones to Ms. Doe. Whereupon Ms. Doe replied: “I believe you’ve just defined ‘common sense.’” Having... — Updated 7/14/2022

 By Joe Scordino    Opinion

Help future generations enjoy Edmonds Marsh | Guest View

The community effort to restore the Edmonds Marsh along SR 104 will resume this summer. Volunteer events are now scheduled from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, and Tuesday, July... — Updated 7/10/2022


Are your rights enumerated? | Moment's Notice

"This 240-year experiment in self-rule began with the best of intentions, but I think we can all agree that it didn't end well." – Queen Elizabeth II, 2016 The 4th of July is... — Updated 7/7/2022

 By Ken Marques    Opinion

The invention guy, and ruminating on playing peekaboo | Only in Edmonds

Yes, Edmonds has a bona fide inventor as a resident: the inventor and manufacturer of machines that clean carpet with hot water, and a little cleaning fluid and left nearly dry.... — Updated 7/7/2022


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