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Taste Edmonds: New chamber CEO facing challenges

This weekend will be huge for new Edmonds Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Ryan Crowther: The Taste is back for its traditional three-day run Friday through Sunday. "We're... — Updated 8/16/2022

Lost in time: Roadhouses: 'Beacon of local debauchery' was centered on Highway 99 and 220th

Editor's note: Here's is an excerpt from "Lost Roadhouses of Seattle" from authors Brad Holden and Peter Blecha, to be published Aug. 15 by Arcadia Publishing. Holden is an... — Updated 8/12/2022

Edmonds organizations receive Commerce grants

The state Department of Commerce announced Tuesday that it is administering a grant program to support the restart and growth of community festivals and events across the state.... — Updated 8/16/2022

Author Rachel Linden at Edmonds Bookshop Aug. 18

Author Rachel Linden will be at Edmonds Bookshop to discuss her new novel, "The Magic of Lemon Drop Pie," Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. during Art Walk Edmonds. Linden will be in conversation... — Updated 8/15/2022

Snohomish County to purchase Edmonds hotel for interim housing

Snohomish County, using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, plans to purchase America's Best Value Inn in Edmonds to convert to time-limited "bridge" housing with wraparound... — Updated 8/15/2022

Rep. Larsen in Edmonds for discussion on Medicare

The Edmonds Waterfront Center is having a roundtable discussion with U.S. Rep. Rick Larsen on Medicare 10-11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at 220 Railroad Ave. It will be in room MP 1... — Updated 8/15/2022

Accused killer of off-duty Edmonds cop is indicted

According to the CBS TV affiliate in Las Vegas, 58-year-old Freddy Allen – accused of killing off-duty Edmonds police officer Tyler Steffins on the Las Vegas Strip – has been... — Updated 8/16/2022

City to asses condition of its streets

The City of Edmonds has engaged Infrastructure Management Services LLC (IMS) to complete a detailed inventory and condition rating of all roadways and select right-of-way assets... — Updated 8/14/2022

Summer fun on the breakwater | Through Your Lens

Lee Lageschulte captured this great shot of summer – two boys exploring the breakwater by the Edmonds Fishing Pier. According to the weather... — Updated 8/15/2022

Police Foundation golf tournament could save your life

One day you might have a group of golfers responsible for saving your life. That's because, every year, the volunteer Edmonds Police Foundation invites south Snohomish County... — Updated 8/16/2022

City continues its work on the upgrading of Highway 99

The exit from Taco Time is now a right turn only as work continues to create center islands along Highway 99 – a state route – near the Snohomish and King county border. Last... — Updated 8/11/2022

Ferries get $42.4M boost from bipartisan infrastructure law

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell announced Aug. 5 that Washington ferries will receive $42,442,646 in fiscal year 2022 formula funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal... — Updated 8/14/2022

Marina Beach Park summer cleanup Aug. 20

City of Edmonds staff will host a volunteer work party 11:30- a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday Aug. 20 to remove litter as part of this year's Marina Beach Park summer cleanup event.... — Updated 8/11/2022

Tim Eyman ordered to sell share of Mukilteo house to pay off debt

Former Mukilteo resident and anti-tax advocate Tim Eyman was quick to respond after a federal bankruptcy judge approved a resolution that requires him to give up his share of his... — Updated 8/14/2022

Provide input on Civic Park public art Aug. 11

The artist crafting public artwork for Civic Park wants to know your favorite local plants and animals. You can meet with the Civic Park public art artist 5-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug.... — Updated 8/11/2022

Diversity Commission studying translation services

The Edmonds Diversity Commission is studying ways that could improve translation services for patients who don't speak English as a response to a class-action lawsuit against the... — Updated 8/11/2022

Leadership Snohomish County announces new exec

Leadership Snohomish County has announced AJ Adamski as its new executive director. She has over 20 years as a teacher and school administrator. "Throughout my career in education,... — Updated 8/11/2022

Snohomish County purchases hotel for interim housing

Snohomish County plans to use American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to purchase its first hotel to convert to time-limited, bridge housing coupled with wraparound services. The... — Updated 8/11/2022

Sponsored Feature | Why not add an extra spin cycle among friends?

Every once in a while, you come across a small business in your community that is more than what you expect. Bims Laundry Café is one of those places. It is a friendly and... — Updated 8/11/2022

Council repeals firearms ordinances

Four years ago, then-Councilmember Mike Nelson started legislation to set laws around gun safety. Now, as mayor presiding over City Council, Nelson has seen the ordinances he... — Updated 8/4/2022

What is the quality of life in Edmonds? | Guest View

Editor’s note: In the second of a six-week series on Edmonds’ comprehensive plan visioning process, Edmonds Development Services Director Susan McLaughlin writes about the... — Updated 8/11/2022

Back to Earth, and return of the bells | Guest View

Why does everything look so simple when looking down from an airplane at 30,000 feet? One can barely make out a village below at this altitude. With clear skies, the best one can... — Updated 8/11/2022

In Perrinville: A bakery worthy of poetry | Arts & Appetite

"How simple you are, bread, and how profound!" - P. Neruda Pablo Neruda, the Chilean poet who wrote "Odes to Common Things," penned one of his famous odes to bread, telling us... — Updated 8/11/2022

Blocked views; consider donating bikes | Letters to the Editor

Civic Park light poles blocking views Edmonds is engaged in an elaborate upgrade of our Civic Park. Part of the upgrade includes six new light poles that appear to be much taller... — Updated 8/11/2022

A new waterfront for Edmonds | Greener Edmonds

What will the Edmonds shoreline look like in the future? The 2022 Edmonds Waterfront Issues Study is informative and farsighted. Its purpose is to identify issues that need to be... — Updated 8/11/2022

Going back to my old schools | Back in Edmonds

When you move back to your childhood hometown, memories seem around every corner. Especially when you can still walk the halls of your old elementary and junior high schools. I... — Updated 8/11/2022

City begins comprehensive plan visioning process | Guest View

Broad public participation is essential to creating a vision for Edmonds' future What do you love about Edmonds today? Looking ahead 20 years, what kind of Edmonds do you hope to... — Updated 8/4/2022

An Edmonds kind of you know what; the master griller | Only in Edmonds

Intelligence without goodness attached is learned ignorance, said Mr. Jones to Ms. Doe. Whereupon Ms. Doe replied: “I believe you’ve just defined ‘common sense.’” Having... — Updated 8/4/2022

Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier | Letters to the Editor

Save the Edmonds Fishing Pier It was just a few years ago that the Edmonds Fishing Pier underwent an extensive renovation. New benches were installed with paneled shelters and new... — Updated 8/4/2022

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream | Moment's Notice

Money does not buy happiness, but it does buy ice cream. With the recent heat wave, we made the decision to have ice cream for lunch on Sunday. It felt more like logical thinking... — Updated 8/4/2022

VFW youth essay contests underway

Every year, Edmonds Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870 sponsors a group of student essay contests, along with the rest of the VFW throughout the nation. Applications are made... — Updated 8/11/2022

Foundation gets $226K in grants to support vulnerable families

The Foundation for Edmonds School District has received two grants – $201,000 from the Whitehorse Foundation, and $25,000 from the Liberty Mutual Foundation’s Safeco Insurance Fund – to help support its Whole Families,... — Updated 8/4/2022

All-Star Little Leaguers take first place

The 10-and-under Pacific Little League All-Star team took first place in a district tournament and then went on to the state tournament, finishing in second place. They started... — Updated 8/4/2022

Neighborhood birds program at Mathay-Ballinger Park Aug. 17

You can learn about neighborhood birds Aug. 17 at the discovery interpretive table at Mathay-Ballinger Park, 24100 78th Place West, Edmonds. Edmonds' ranger-naturalists will be at... — Updated 8/15/2022

Registration open for Oktoberfest 5K

Oktoberfest registration is open for the Edmonds Rotary Oktoberfest 5K family run/walk, sponsored by Dewar Properties. This year, the City has allowed the run to take place on... — Updated 8/12/2022

Bird Fest poster art winner showcases Skagit swans

Artist Janis Howes has been named the winner of the 2022 Puget Sound Bird Fest Poster Art Con-test with her watercolor and gouache painting called "Trumpeter Swans of Skagit... — Updated 8/16/2022

Walmart heir acquires Flying Heritage museum collection

Flying Heritage & Combat Armor Museum (FHCAM) in Everett on Aug. 4 announced plans for the museum's artifacts and assets to be acquired by the Wartime History Museum, a new... — Updated 8/16/2022

Sponsored Feature | St. James Gate: Irish food and drink in a homey pub

There's no need to cross the pond. Inviting and convivial, the craic – a term popular in Ireland for "fun" and "good times" – at the St. James Gate Irish Pub in Lynnwood is... — Updated 8/11/2022

Kites take flight at Long Beach festival this month

Kites always seem to evoke a childhood-like joy in people of all ages. These colorful creations soar and dance in the sky and can provide hours of low-cost recreation, whether... — Updated 8/4/2022

A passion for Irish dance, learned in Perrinville

There's dancing, then there's Irish dancing. For 20-year-old Mukilteo resident Ciaran Barrett, it's in his blood. Barrett, who is second-generation Irish, has been learning and... — Updated 8/4/2022

Bird photography; Gallery North | A&E Briefs

Northwest Steam Center hosts bird photography course The Adopt A Stream Foundation hosts a bird photography course in August at the Northwest Stream Center in Everett. "Bird... — Updated 8/4/2022

Floretum's mosaic sculpture to be unveiled Aug. 15

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club and the City of Edmonds Arts Commission will unveil a new sculpture in downtown Edmonds that the club donated to the city. The ribbon-cutting is 1:30... — Updated 8/4/2022

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