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Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Just before the turn of the 20th century, 8-year-old Virginia Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept.... — Updated 12/24/2020


Compelling essays; dog poop; apologies needed | Letters to the Editor

Compelling essays on police chief Your essays in the Dec. 17 Edmonds Beacon about the selection of the chief were great. Compelling reasons to subscribe. Good work! Paul... — Updated 12/24/2020


The problem with Christmas music | Moment's Notice

“A very merry Christmas And a happy New Year Let's hope it's a good one Without any fear And so this is Christmas And what have we done? Another year over And a new one just... — Updated 12/24/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The one about the parking lot | Chuck's World

I was standing in a parking lot last week, a dreary December afternoon, cold and wet, when I got the text message from my wife. I felt the phone buzz in my coat pocket as I chatted... — Updated 12/24/2020

 By Ross Sutton    Opinion

How can the city move forward? | Guest View

The Edmonds Police Officers Association (EPOA) appreciates that the city will not be moving forward with the chief of police appointment and confirmation made by Mayor Nelson and... — Updated 12/17/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The best show on TV is us | Chuck's World

I’ve been doing a few minor home repairs lately, which is an obvious sign of the apocalypse. I’m surprised the roads aren’t jammed with people leaving the city. There will be... — Updated 12/17/2020


Help for racism; praising Denver omelets | Letters to the Editor

A few helpful recommendations on racism Re: "Looking for information on racism," Letters to the Editor, Dec. 10: Congratulations! You are on the right track to enlightenment!... — Updated 12/17/2020


Dinner and the theater, COVID-safe | Arts & Appetite

Dinner and theater tickets? Possible during a pandemic? Yes, thanks to our very own Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) and a new restaurant in town, Fire & the Feast. I was... — Updated 12/17/2020 Full story


Addressing gaps in cancer, COVID prevention | Guest View

As an Edmonds native, I graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in community health and started as a care coordinator with Sea Mar Community Health Center in... — Updated 12/17/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Give the gift of community this year | Publisher's Desk

Santa, like life, sometimes surprises you, and you get things that weren't on your wish list. Worse yet comes the day when you discover that neither Santa nor the life you... — Updated 12/17/2020 Full story


Racism; reaction to police chief appointment | Letters to the Editor

Looking for information on racism I'm looking for some new information for enlightenment. My wife and I have been citizens and employees in the greater Edmonds area for over half a... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

The 12 holiday accessories of 2020 | Off the Cuff

Sometime back in March, many of us slid effortlessly into our comfiest sweatshirts and pants, the ultimate stay-at-home uniform. The terms “COVID waist” and “COVID hair... — Updated 12/10/2020


A force of nature | Moment's Notice

Humans love a good hero. Admiration for others is in the place in our brain where fear and pain live – we have a visceral need to see the traits we admire in others because it mak... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

All the world's a stage | Chuck's World

I’ve determined that I’m not good at this, whatever this is. That’s part of the problem – being aware that I’m not great at navigating this particular situation isn’t... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Paul Archipley    Opinion

Time is running out: Sign up for your Beacon now!

When I got my first job, delivering the local daily newspaper, I learned how to "box" the paper, that is, fold it into a square with corners tucked in to make a tight-fit box. No... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Joe McIalwain    Opinion

ECA holds strong, plans for future | Guest View

Even without in-person performances or events since March due to the restrictions placed on public gatherings, the pulse of Edmonds Center for the Arts remains strong. Previously sc... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

2 noteworthy passings | Editor's Note

I picked up a copy of a magazine called Welcome to read a few stories about Edmonds that were included. Flipping through the pages, I landed on a story about art in public spaces th... — Updated 12/10/2020

 By Michael Gold    Opinion

Living to 200: Do Mariners win World Series? | Off Kilter

A local guy who used to play tennis with us passed away recently. He had reached the age of 100. In fact, he played tennis until he was in his early 90s. (Automatically becoming... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Annus horribilis hope from a good doctor | Chuck's World

“I have good news and bad news,” the young woman said, and I had to smile at that alone. I think I’ve found the perfect 2020 line. I don’t know if there’s an original... — Updated 12/3/2020


Spend where it's needed; defending Harvey's | Letters to the Editor

Spend where it's most needed In 2020, the city of Edmonds Human Services Program was created under Economic Development and Community Services Director Patrick Doherty. A program... — Updated 12/3/2020


Mexican mole done right in Lynnwood

Mexican mole is one of those regional specialties so unique that most of us remember the first time we tried it, and if we are lucky, where we have found it in the U.S. Our family h... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Chuck Wright    Opinion

Public should be proud of cold-cases detectives | Guest View

Editor’ note: Chuck Wright, a longtime Mill Creek resident, writes the Darn Wright column for the Mill Creek Beacon. He was intimately involved in the cold case of Jody Loomis in 1972. Thanks to advances in DNA technology,... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Jim Lawless    Opinion

An update from the police chief | Guest View

I wanted to take a few minutes to update you on a few topics that I know are important to our community. As you are likely aware, since December 2018 we have tragically had three... — Updated 12/3/2020

 By Mick Hoffman    Opinion

School sports, activities needed more than ever | Guest View

Ever since I was lucky enough to become the executive director at the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association, I've told our staff and membership that we are in the... — Updated 11/24/2020

 By Lauren Davis    Opinion

COVID, police reform, race equity on agenda | Guest View

I am profoundly grateful to the voters of the 32nd Legislative District for reelecting me to a second term in the State House. It has truly been the honor of my lifetime to serve... — Updated 11/24/2020


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