Re-imagining Retirement: Consequential happiness

I recently was putting serious time into trying to come up with a new name for a project I was working on, when I came up with consequential happiness, as a possibility. I liked the ring to it; however, it would probably need some explaining, right? I’m actually amazed and disappointed, at the same time,…

Bird Lore: Northern Saw-whet Owl

Owls come in all sizes. The largest North American owl, the Great Gray Owl, is 27 inches in length. The Northern Saw-whet Owl is only eight inches in length. It has been seen very few times in Edmonds, but is probably much more abundant than records suggest. As a nocturnal owl, it is generally quiet…

Looking Back: Charles Robert (Bob) Lutton, Jr. — MIA, WWII

This year, Memorial Day will be observed on Monday, May 25.  However, because of the present health issues, there will be few, if any, gatherings of people for public ceremonies. Instead, I hope the day will be a quiet time, filled with personal reflections. In Edmonds, because it has been 75 years since the ending…

Edmonds Art Beat: Farnsworth Guitars, locally handcrafted and ready to rock

Farnsworth Guitars calls Edmonds home Edmonds local Brian Farnsworth has been building guitars for six years now. He was looking to learn how to solder guitar pickups — a transducer that captures or senses mechanical vibrations — so he could swap pickups on his own gear, and he connected with a luthier instructor. Brian picked up many…

Kids Are Bookin’ It: Kids of Lake Meadow Series a lyrical breath of fresh air

Kids of Lake Meadow Series, by Brandon McAlister Illustrated by Sydney McAlister Recommended especially for Young Readers ages 6 – 10 I’ve been to the cheeriest of places, and had the sunniest of fun, playing with the Kids of Lake Meadow. These lyrical books invite their readers to come along with them on every day…

From the Publisher’s Desk: About those T-shirts

As we navigate how to best support each other during a time of great uncertainty, one thing is clear: Now, more than ever, kindness matters. Granted, I have always — to a fault — expected that people were mostly motivated by good intentions. Many of you, I’m sure, can cite examples to prove otherwise but…

Edmonds Booktalk: Book ideas for mom, delivered to your door

We made it to May. So that’s good. Edmonds Bookshop is still closed and we will be for at least a while longer, but we are still able to get books to you! Order online on our website www.edmondsbookshop.com, quickly sign up for your free account, and we will have books delivered directly to your…

Teresa Wippel

Now more than ever, community news matters

Community takes on a different meaning during a pandemic. For more than a month, we’ve been telling the stories of COVID-19 and its impact on our community. They are stories of compassion. Of caring. Of survival. Of resilience. How schools are making sure kids in need don’t go hungry and how food banks are feeding families….

Edmonds Art Beat: Creating art at home with help of Cascadia Art Museum

Hygge tea light jar workshop Cascade Art Museum is now offering Virtual Family Art Exploration Workshops. The first is this Saturday, May 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and features hygge tea light jars with artist Lynn Hanson. Lynn Hanson, artist and owner of Lynn Hanson Gallery in Pioneer Square, has been doing research…

Healthy Eating: Two comfort food recipes to enjoy and share

It is hard to believe that we’ve been staying home since the middle of March…at least I hope everyone has been staying home. I venture out each day to take my miniature schnauzer Mia for a well-deserved long walk. Well deserved for both of us I think. I am grateful that I have a backyard…

Looking Back: Katrina Bagley of Tulalip — a woman to remember

Much like the Biblical Job, during her lifetime, Katrina Bagley endured one loss after another. Through it all, she never faltered in her love of life, her church, nor her love for her family. While talking with three of her grandsons, I learned much about this indomitable lady and her enjoyment of life. With that…

Recommended Reads: ‘Kat Out of the Bag’ a sophisticated page turner

Kat Out of the Bag—the In Purse-Suit Mystery Series by Wendy Kendall I’m delighted to be guest columnist this week for the “Recommended Reads” column, because your regular columnist, Wendy Kendall, has published her first cozy mystery.  And it’s no wonder that Wild Rose Press published Kat Out of the Bag. This mystery is a…

Fitness Corner: Grieving and the COVID-19 crisis

Six years ago, I was in the midst of the worst circumstance of my life—the death of my husband. Now, as we are collectively experiencing the worst thing our country has experienced in our lifetime, I have been constantly reminded of my grief journey. Perhaps you can relate to what I am feeling. Heartache. Anger….

Edmonds Kind of Play: Home-based options for staying active

Some of our early quarantine “go-tos” aren’t fitting the bill these days. The kids are pretty burned out on sitting through a movie at night, especially because we’re still struggling to get a good amount of exercise — I’m going to add some new links below because it seems like it’s not just us. Virtual…