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Articles from the July 18, 2013 edition

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James  “Jamie” Douglas Hollcraft 1963 – 2013

Jamie died peacefully at home with his mother, Marjorie, brother Jeff, and sisters, Pat and Terrie by his side, after a long brave battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his father, Thomas Ray...


JoAnn Stevens Morton  1931 - 2013

Born in 1931 at Snoqualmie Falls, JoAnn grew up in Newhalem, Seattle City Light camp on the upper Skagit River. Her father, Joseph Stevenson, was head cook for the tourists who came by train to tour...


Have a hunk a hunk a hunk of fun at ‘A Taste of Edmonds’ Friday through

Elvis sightings are almost a sure thing this year at “A Taste of Edmonds,” Saturday, August 9 to 11. Even the Taste’s seagull mascot is sporting a pompadour in honor of the King! For music...


John Caesar Bernens  1923 – 2013

Charleston, SC - John Caesar Bernens, 89, of Charleston, South Carolina, husband of Pamela "PJ" Gartin Bernens entered into eternal rest Saturday, July 13, 2013. The family received friends on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in... Full story


Earl Boyce Clark 1927 - 2013

In Loving Memory Earl Boyce Clark, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on February 24, 1927, to Al and Ruth... Full story


Around Town events and volunteer opportunities for the Edmonds area

Edmonds in Bloom seeks volunteers Edmonds in Bloom is seeking volunteers to help out with its 2013 events. Projects may include any one or more of the following: fund raising, publicity, graphic design, gardening project assistance, misc. computer wo...

 By John Pierre    General    July 18, 2013

Great food at a fair price

Aren't we all guilty of salivating over the thought of legitimate French food? I am. I had the pleasure, recently, of talking with the Chef/Owner of Cafe de Paris, Firmin Berclaz. It was an eye opening experience for me. Chef Firmin is the one... Full story


A rare 3 days

I settled in with my four-year-old grandson Adam and two-year-old granddaughter Abby for a long weekend while their mother and father rode in the Seattle to Portland (“STP”) bike event. In the...

 By Melinda Baker    Opinion    July 18, 2013

Enforce the fireworks ban

Dear Mr. Earling, I am very concerned about the July 4th, 2013 celebration in my neighborhood. As you are aware, fireworks are banned in the City of Edmonds. A colorful and safe presentation of fireworks takes place annually at Civic Field in...

 By John Lewis    Opinion    July 18, 2013

Re: Let’s quiet those trains down

Editor: You've got to be kidding me! Creating a local improvement district (LID) to reduce or eliminate train whistles? Why on earth would anyone want to tax themselves for something as benign as train horns? Why stop there. Lets reduce or...

 By Jeff Scherrer    Opinion    July 18, 2013

Beware of ‘takings’

Editor: Last night I attended the Planning Board meeting because I had never been to one before. It was interesting. Of particular notice, a comment was made about property owners maintaining the adjoining strip of land outside their property lines....

 By Pat Ratliff    News    July 18, 2013

Yes, our hospital IS that good

Looking for the best hospital to get that upcoming operation? You may not have to travel far at all. According to U.S. News magazine, Swedish/Edmonds is one of the best hospitals in the state of Washington. These results are a dramatic turnaround...

 By Patrick Hogan    A&E    July 18, 2013

Festival of Shorts at Driftwood Players: the aftermath

Driftwood Players presented its annual Festival of Shorts last weekend and along with it presents a challenge. The challenge is not only to pick the best of eight short plays but also to pick the best as seen through this year’s lens, aftermath....

 By Tim Raetzloff    General    July 18, 2013

More adventures of the Boeing Firebird

Early July has been difficult for the Boeing Commercial Airlines. July 6, a Boeing 777 owned by Asiana Airlines crashed on landing at San Francisco. July 12, a Boeing 787 owned by Ethiopian Airlines... Full story


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