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Street Funding 101 – why we need $$ for streets

Have you noticed the declining condition of our streets and wondered why that is happening? The City wants you to understand the causes of the problem and what may be necessary to solve it. The City...


Jeffrey Lawrence Kane  1961 – 2012

Jeffrey Lawrence Kane died suddenly of a heart attack on Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Jeff (“Lar” to his family) was born November 17, 1961 in Toronto, Canada. After living all around Canada, Jeff...

 By John Pierre    General    May 3, 2012

Good food at the right price

Speaking of anniversaries, the Mitchell family (who are the owners of Hamburger Harry's) has been in the restaurant business for over 50 years. Three brothers; Bobby, Quinn and Michael run the operations and divide their attentions between their loca...

 By Joanne Peterson    General    May 3, 2012

A Farm Girl at Heart?

The first four years of my life I spent on a ranch in Yakima. My father owned an orchard—I remember mostly apricots, with a row of big cherry trees lining the dirt road leading to my maternal grandpa...

 By John Owen    General    May 3, 2012

Plenty of dining options on the avenue

I hesitate to suggest that storm sewers aren't sexy. But Fred Astaire did not refer to them when he warbled about "The Avenue. . . . Fifth Avenue." If you haven't noticed workers have been tossing dirt and laying concrete in a Fifth Avenue...

 By Nathaniel Brown    Opinion    May 3, 2012

A lot of why’s

Mr. Ruthrauff’s April 19 letter raises some very interesting questions. Why is it that the elitist, republicans spend, start two wars, raise debt to an historical highpoint, and then cut taxes – and call this “fiscal responsibility”? Why do... Full story

 By James Clark    Opinion    May 3, 2012

What’s the motivation?

Editor: Having read the several letters over the past numbers of months regarding the potential for an increasing number of coal trains traveling through Edmonds it is obvious that this is a polarizing subject. Will the trains pollute the towns and c... Full story


Tonight’s the night!

Editor: Tonight's the night to learn more about the Edmonds' Strategic Plan. Following months of interviews and questionnaires, the results will be presented at a Community Open House. You will have the opportunity to weigh in and contribute your... Full story

 By Pat Ratliff    News    May 3, 2012

Sound Steppers walk to support Food Bank

The Sound Steppers Volkssport Club, for the first time, is partnering with the Edmonds Food Bank in sponsoring a walk (5K and 10K) on May 12. The community is invited to bring non-perishable food...


Thanks to Tax Aid volunteers

Editor: April 17 brought the end of tax season to all. We owe a huge thank you to the AARP Tax Aides who provided tax assistance three times a week for our community at the Edmonds Library. These smart, dedicated volunteers brought a service to the... Full story


Thanks to all who participated

Editor: McDonald McGarry Insurance, along with Grange Insurance, would like to thank everyone who brought bags of documents to destroy at our annual Shredding Day and Food Drive this last Saturday, April 28. It was great to see clients and friends...


Fire Sirens

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 372 calls the week of April 19-25: 302 emergency medical aid calls, 34 motor vehicle collisions, 13 fires, 9 service calls, 1 natural gas leak, 1 technical rescue and 12 automatic fire alarms. April 21... Full story

 A&E    May 3, 2012

Around Town listings for Edmonds events

EUUC Rummage Sale Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Church, 8109 224th ST SW, Edmonds, is holding their annual rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free coffee. Come support the EUUC! Floretum Garden Club to hold...

 News    May 3, 2012

What happened at Monday night’s Port of Edmonds commission meeting

The Port Commission of the Port of Edmonds held a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m.,, Monday, April 30. The Commission: • Presented certificates of appreciation to three local Eagle Scouts, Erik Pierce, Nathan Hollcraft and Kyle Jones. They...

 News    May 3, 2012

City, Swedish, Chamber to host roundtable forum

The City of Edmonds, together with the Port of Edmonds, Swedish/Edmonds, and the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, will host a roundtable forum to discuss economic development in South Snohomish County. Troy McClelland, President & CEO of Economic...

 News    May 3, 2012

1st Security Bank to host ‘Shred-it Day’

The Edmonds Branch of 1st Security Bank is holding a Shred-it and Electronic Waste Recycling Day, Saturday, May 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Safeguard yourself against identity theft. Shred and recycle your sensitive documents and/or recycle the electronics...

 By Pat Ratliff    News    May 3, 2012

Who will be Edmonds’ newest City Council member?

The deadline for applying to fill the vacant Edmonds City Council member post when long-time council member Michael Plunkett vacates his position has passed, and 18 citizens have stepped up to apply for the job. Included in those names are a few form...


Walter I Barnet   1913 – 2012

Walter I Barnet 1913 – 2012 After a full life of loving and serving his Lord and Savior, Walter went home to be with Him following an extended period of declining health. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, Walter grew up on a small ranch outside...

 News    May 3, 2012

Police seek info on unconscious man

A 72-year-old Marysville man was found down and unconscious in the parking lot of a hardware store at 3100 196th St. SW in Lynnwood around 9 a.m. this morning. Lynnwood Police are currently investigating the scene. It is unknown at this time why or... Full story

 News    May 3, 2012

Amber Alert looking for two Shoreline children

ACTIVE: Amber Alert : Helen K - Shoreline, WA 05/03/2012 13:12:03 PDT If you have any information please CALL King Co. Sheriff (King Co.) at 206-296-3311 or 911 Victim: Helen Smith K Name: Helen Smith K Eye Color: Brown Hair Color: Brown Age: 7...


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