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Thanks for coverage | Letters to the Editor

Thoughtful coverage on tragic situation at Boo Han Oriental Market My name is Natalie Dolci, and I'm an Edmonds resident and a social worker who has spent my whole career working... — Updated 10/14/2020 Full story

 

Uh-oh: Mercury is in retrograde | Moment's Notice

“Mercury is going to be in retrograde until the election,” said a friend the other day. “I don’t really know what that means other than things are going to be really messed... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

Discovering my inner dragon after all these years | Chuck's World

My father-in-law was visiting one summer when my kids were little, and he came across one of those parenting magazines that were always hanging around the coffee table. He laughed,... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Mike Schindler    Opinion

When a bubble-wrapped society bursts: The era of courage | Veterans Corner

Our country was not founded through the means of peaceful times and negotiations. Disease, battles, wars, and fundamental disagreements are the foundation from which this nation... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

From the sink to the Sound | Greener Edmonds

There are two systems that move water from our neighborhoods and businesses to Puget Sound. Storm drains and sewers do this, but in different ways. Sewer water gets treated along... — Updated 10/14/2020

 
 By Daniel Johnson    Opinion

Waterfront Center: The last mile | Guest View

For the last six years, we have been on a marathon to build a new home for the Edmonds Senior Center. It was a small handful of dedicated board members and staff who first set off... — Updated 10/14/2020 Full story

 
 By Jenny Murphy    Opinion

Mushroom dresses and pineapple shoes | Off the Cuff

At a recent apparel market in Portland, I heard a lot of new fashion jargon. "Coolmax," "smart" fabric, "UPF-rated," and "value-added textiles" were words and phrases consistently... — Updated 10/1/2020

 

A summary, and a goodbye | Home Again

I wrote my first “Home Again” column for the Beacon nearly 15 years ago. Al Hooper was editor then, steeped in journalism. He became my mentor and friend, and I still miss him.... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The painful return to happy days | Chuck's World

I’m old enough to remember when nostalgia was new. That’s how old. The word has a Greek derivation, meaning “painful return,” which suggests that an evolution of the... — Updated 10/1/2020

 

Save Perrinville woods; kudos to the Bread Guy | Letters to the Editor

Don't develop wooded lot in Perrinville Open letter to Mayor Nelson and Edmonds City Council: On Oct. 6, you will have the unique opportunity to stop the development of the beautifu... — Updated 10/1/2020

 

Cascadia Art Museum reopens with 3 new exhibits

According to the American Alliance of Museums, more than one-third of our country's visual art museums will close in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, never to reopen. Many across... — Updated 10/1/2020

 

Is the Housing Commission representing Edmonds citizens? | Guest View

The current Citizen's Housing Commission was tasked with actively collecting input from Edmonds residents, analyzing information actively and objectively, and fully evaluating... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 By Brian Soergel    Opinion

Enunciate debate: Locals claim Bowdoin Way | Guest View

The majority of Edmonds streets are easy to pronounce: Main, Elm, Alder, Dayton, Caspers, Pine ... You learned the numbers early, we hope: First, Second, Third, Ninth, 92nd, 220th... — Updated 10/1/2020

 
 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 9/24/2020

 
 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 9/22/2020

 

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 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

 

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