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A walk at Brackett's Landing | Sketching Edmonds

Looking forward to the new year, and so far this winter our weather is making it nice to get out and enjoy the Edmonds waterfront. This acrylic is based on a photo I took a week ago, standing on the …

It's been a year. What kind of year? A year of gratitude: Beacon Publishing wants to thank all of our subscribers who have supported us this year and since we transitioned to a subscriber-based …

2023 year in review: Arts & Appetite

Edmonds is an art and appetite kind of town. As we prepare to enter a new year, let us take a look back on how much there is to enjoy in both food and the arts in our community and remember what …

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. 21, 1897. Lead …

Lasting memories from holiday movies | Moment's Notice

“The wool from the black sheep is just as warm.” - Sister Margaretta, “The Sound of Music” Our traditions of the holidays may begin with the day(s) we celebrate, the foods we love, and …

Our nation and democracy are in real danger A lot of political commenters are cheering the changing of the guard in Edmonds, as the old administration and council are turning over to the new one. …

The importance of protecting ourselves | Health & Wellness

On Friday morning I heard a news report about the low vaccination rate this season for flu, COVID, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus). Though the hospitalization rates are not as high as last …

Do you feel what I feel? | You Have My Word(s)

I don't wanna be a bah humbug sorta guy or Grinch again this holiday season, but isn't Christmas supposed to be more than just a bunch of stuff we buy from Amazon, Walmart, and Macy's that everybody …

TikTok trend: crinkle pie | Chef Dez

There's a TikTok trend that's very popular in the culinary world. This trend is all about scrunching up thin phyllo pastry sheets into a baking dish, pouring a custard over the top, and baking it …

Why I voted to continue exploration of Landmark project | Guest View

I want to thank the residents who reached out to me to understand why I support the continuation of exploring the Landmark project ("Will Chen on Landmark site: 'No risk, no reward'," Dec. 7). As …

My mom passed a long time ago when she was only 54. My grandmother has been gone since I was a youngster, and my dad passed more than 20 years ago. The three of them taught me many important …

An artful December day | Arts & Appetite

Spending a Saturday at Cascadia Art Museum is always nice, but during the holiday season, well, it is just lovely. Before heading to the museum, we stopped at one of our much-loved Edmonds' spots …

Some ideas for park on Bowdoin Re: "Demo takes down house for future park in Edmonds," Dec. 7: Ms. Johnson wanted her property and orchard to remain a garden to benefit the community. Let's …

Peace on Earth denied for 2023 | Earth Matters

This year will be remembered as the first year the average global temperature exceeded the Paris Accord goal of an increase of only 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. High temperatures, more …

Finding comfort at the Edmonds Theater | Sketching Edmonds

Nothing makes me happier than a good movie at the Edmonds Theater. "Napoleon" was even more enjoyable, with fresh buttered popcorn and the surprise of a very happy line of folks waiting to see …

Stop the madness; there are too many guns | View From Here

My wife wants to buy a gun. She isn't a Second Amendment defender or supporter of gun rights organizations. She's not interested in hunting or target shooting or some other recreational …

Neighbors in need: Unite against hunger amid rising costs

Food is a lifeline. It nourishes, comforts, and brings communities together. But what do you do when access to food becomes uncertain? Many families are grappling with this question as they …

"We are more than the worst thing we have done," is a phrase Amanda Knox heard when serving time in prison in Italy for a crime she was later exonerated for. "We are more than the worst thing …

Appreciates Beacon's theater critic I enjoyed reading the theater review in Karen Bennett Herr's new column ("The Phoenix Theatre serves relatable and seasonal fun," Nov. 30). What a great job …

The chicken runs – again – at midnight | History Files

Editor’s note: This is an update of one of Tim Raetzloff’s most popular columns. The chicken runs at midnight. This isn't ancient history. Much more recent. It dates from 1992, but it seems …

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