Military Wire: ‘The Last Full Measure’ exposes valor in Vietnam

“The ultimate sacrifice deserves the highest honor.” In today’s divided America, it is often difficult to see the good in others if they don’t align with our way of thinking. Yet, in the military, regardless of one’s political bent or preferences, there is still a strong dedication to the principle of “one team, one fight”…

Healthy Eating: This curry squash soup makes a nourishing winter meal

By now you probably know that one of my favorite things to make is soup. During the winter months I am completely satisfied by a bowl of soup and a slice of hearty bread for dinner. Sometimes I’ll add in a tossed salad. My chief taste tester (my dear husband) often feels that soup passes…

Day Trip Discoveries: Snow geese and whale watching  

Every February, snow geese blanket the skies and fields near Stanwood before their annual migration north. Beginning in March, massive gray whales migrate up the West Coast and through Puget Sound toward Alaskan waters. Both offer extraordinary wildlife watching opportunities – during a season when not much other wildlife puts on such a show. So…

Edmonds Restaurant News: Treat yourself to Milkie Milkie Korean Desserts

Although people don’t usually crave icy treats so much in the dead of winter, most of us still enjoy a little ice cream, gelato or frozen yogurt regardless of the season. I’ve got another icy treat for you to consider. If you’re a fan of the aforementioned desserts and you haven’t tried bingsoo yet, you…

Weekend road trip: Enjoy a window into local marine life at Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium, located on Pier 56 of the iconic Seattle waterfront, has been a popular destination for locals and tourists to the area since its opening in 1977. In 2007 the aquarium completed a $41 million renovation and is hoping to soon put into motion a $113 million expansion that could be open to…

Fitness Corner: When a New Year’s resolution lasts a lifetime

When I was 16 years old I made a New Year’s resolution that changed my life. I resolved to give up soda for one year. I have no recollection of why I did it, but I do remember it ended up being a resolution as well as sort of a bet with my boyfriend at…

Writing on the Rails: Heading home

After a whirlwind cross country trip by rail from Edmonds to New York City, Michael Hall returned by Amtrak, leaving New York City on Dec. 28 (after deciding not to stay in the Big Apple for New Year’s Eve — maybe next year, he says). Hall arrived at Edmonds station the morning of Dec. 31. Here’s…

Healthy Eating: Tips for mindful eating as new decade dawns

As we start 2020, I have been reading many articles that reflect on the past year and the past decade. With regards to food and eating, there seems to be a trend right now that gives more permission for people to be themselves and eat the way that works for their bodies and their situations….

Edmonds Art Beat: New events, a new boutique and a happy New Year

Meet Jen Lawson, owner of the new Crow boutique at 114 4th Ave. N. in downtown Edmonds. When Jen opened Crow in Edmonds, she reached out to the community for a little part-time help. I responded to the call and have since spent my Sundays getting to know the newest boutique in town. Crow opened just…

Just Around the Corner: The end of another Seattle landmark

First & Pike News at Pike Place Market closed Dec. 31 after 40 years in business. The corner news stand has been a local landmark at Pike Street and First Avenue, once offering over 2,500 types of magazines and newspapers from all over the world. Owner Lee Lauckhart, 78, plans to retire and work on…

Writing on the Rails: Back to the old neighborhood in NYC

Edmonds resident Michael W. Hall continues his trip on the rails for the holidays. Hall left the Edmonds Amtrak station Christmas Eve, and is now in “The Big Apple,” where he plans to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Saturday 12/28/2019 7:30am EST-  The neighborhood street I grew up on (W. 121st St., New York, NY) @…

Writing on the Rails: Polar Express and pizza in Chicago

Edmonds resident Michael W. Hall continues his trip on the rails for the holidays. Hall left the Edmonds Amtrak station Christmas Eve, and is headed east by train to “The Big Apple” for New Year’s Eve. 12/26/2019 2:25pm CST- Milwaukee, Wisconsin 3:35pm CST- Arrived at Chicago’s Union Station, checked into the Amtrak’s Passenger Lounge, got…

Epic Group Travel Writers: Salisbury and Wells — the thin space

Sometimes a respite from all the jangles of our lives—the clicking, beeping, dinging, and talking heads—is necessary to preserve our sanity. Sometimes when we don’t know who to believe or even why, it’s a balm to mentally return to a time when certainty ruled people’s lives. A time when few expected a change in their…

Writing on the Rails: From North Dakota to Wisconsin

Follow along as Edmonds resident Michael W. Hall keeps a journal of his trip on the rails for the holidays. Hall left the Edmonds Amtrak station Christmas Eve, and is headed east by train to “The Big Apple” for New Year’s Eve. Thursday, 12/26/2019 6:30am CST-  Early morning breakfast at ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ in the…

Writing on the Rails: From Edmonds to New York City for the holidays

Follow along as Edmonds resident Michael W. Hall keeps a journal of his trip on the rails for the holidays. Hall left the Edmonds Amtrak station Christmas Eve, and is headed east by train to “The Big Apple” for New Year’s Eve. Christmas Eve 5:12pm PST- Boarded the Amtrak “Empire Builder” at the Edmonds Station…

Edmonds Art Beat: Wrap up the old and welcome the new with these art experiences

What to Hear January is about diverse music with an educational focus. From a kid-friendly performance where participation is encouraged, to a living example of creating peace with music, January has an opportunity for all ears. Edmonds Center for the Arts Presents Dan + Claudia Zanes Grammy Award winner Dan Zanes and his wife, Haitian-American…

Recommended Reads: Set in Seattle and Cascades, this mystery has a contemporary twist

Winter Takes All, by ML Erdahl Crystal is a newly hired wilderness guide. She’s thrilled to finally have excitement in her life as she heads into Washington State’s Cascade wilderness. It’s all so promising. She’s on the trail with a ruggedly handsome, experienced guide mentoring her on leading a private snowshoeing weekend party. Who could…