Fitness Corner: How do you want to show up for your future self?

This has been an unprecedented and overwhelming year. Even as we move into winter, COVID is not letting up. Our lives have been compromised by the significant consequences of this pandemic and we all feel the cumulative and collective stress and worry. We’ve figured out various ways to cope this year, and with good reason…

Under the Weather: Mostly dry this weekend, but rain set to return next week

After being hit with several storms over the past couple weeks, we are finally expecting a break from the crazy weather. November tends to be the wettest month of the year, and it definitely seems like we’re living up to that expectation. Interestingly enough, through the first 18 days of the month, we are actually…

Restaurant News: Bagels, burgers and beer, plus more Thanksgiving meal options

Nov. 19-20: Bagel delivery coming to Edmonds/Shoreline Here’s a bit of information about a new neighborhood delivery that’s coming to Edmonds and Shoreline. Bagels from Eltana located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. I ’d seen a notice regarding this opportunity, and contacted Eltana to gather all the details. Holly responded, and here is their story- “Our neighborhood…

Under the Weather: A mostly dry, yet cool weekend ahead

It has been quite the wet week so far, hasn’t it? Multiple storms have impacted us this week, bringing decent amounts of rainfall over the area. Above is a map showing some precipitation totals for this week through 4 p.m. Thursday. As you can see, totals primarily ranged between a half inch and one inch….

Coronavirus Chronicles: Alley Bell pivots from in-person classes to virtual music-making

Making music in the time of COVID has called for inordinate creativity. Social distancing restrictions have made life especially difficult for performing artists whose life work—and livelihoods—normally depend on gathering crowds of people in ways that are severely restricted, if not totally out of the question, in these unprecedented circumstances. Notwithstanding the above challenges, Sarah…

Under the Weather: Rain returns just in time for wettest month of the year

Around here, November is typically the wettest month of the year in terms of average total precipitation. You can see in the above graphic that the normal amount of total precipitation for the month of November is just over six inches, higher than every other month. The number of storms tend to ramp up this…

Hands in the Dirt: MLT gardening tips for November

Not much new to be done in the garden this month.  Clean up and prep for winter is still the name of the game. The only annuals to plant in the ground are for harvest next year, including greens, peas, garlic, and flowers.  Planting now can get you a few weeks jump start on spring….

Military Wire: The real losers in this election — the optimists

We often hear that the optimist is the one who will succeed regardless of the circumstances. Could this in fact be wrong? The renowned researcher and bestselling author of Good to Great and Built to Last, Jim Collins, shared an interview he had with Admiral Jim Stockdale and his experience in Vietnam. Admiral Jim Stockdale…

Looking Back: A tragic accident on a summer night in 1953

Shown above are some of the volunteer firefighters from Station No. 1, Snohomish County Fire Protection District No. 1, its home base located at Seattle Heights, three miles east of Edmonds. The men were standing beside one of the district’s fire trucks in front of Eisen’s Garage on the northeast corner of today’s 212th Street…

Military Wire: How do we not repeat 2020 in 2021?

“How do we not repeat 2020 in 2021?” That was a question posed to me in an online speaking event several weeks ago (think about that for a moment – an “online speaking event”). My response was likely a bit unexpected, as I shared a very creative exchange between God and Gabriel that a friend…

Just Around the Corner update: Green Lake Spud building is no more

The building housing the Green Lake Spud Fish and Chips in Seattle is no more. The 1959 building designed by architect Edward L. Cushman did not qualify for landmark status, and was torn down this week to make way for a 59-unit apartment complex. Spud Fish and Chips will return at the same spot once…

Contributor close-up: ‘Looking Back’ columnist Betty Lou Gaeng

Publisher’s note: After 11 years in business, it’s time our readers got better acquainted with the people behind the names you see in our publications. Here. learn more about columnist Betty Lou Gaeng. If you have ever read my Looking Back columns in My Edmonds News, Lynnwood Today or MLTnews, you already know a lot…