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Summer Concert Series finales slated

Join the Edmonds Arts Commission for Summer Concerts in the Parks, with Toy Box Trio, Tuesday, Aug. 27, in the Hazel Miller Plaza and Alma y Azucar on Thursday, Aug. 29, in the Hazel Miller Plaza....

 

International silk painting performance artist at ARTspot ~ Artwalk Aug. 15

Internationally acclaimed performance artist Lee Zimmerman will be at ARTspot, 408 Main St., Edmonds, for Artwalk Aug. 15 from 5-8 p.m. offering a free silk painting performance in concert with...

 

Artist completes downtown mural

The Edmonds Mural Society announces the completion of the first of three murals to be painted in the downtown this summer of 2013. The first mural was painted by Edmonds artist Mona Smiley-Fairbanks...

 

U.S. Army recognizes local veteran-artist

On Friday, Aug. 16, the Army’s 3D Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Battalion observed its return from Afghanistan with a traditional homecoming banquet. The mission of the battalion, which is home...

 

Edmonds Arts Commission’s Summer Concert Series continues

Join the Edmonds Arts Commission for Summer Concerts in the Parks, with Scott Lindenmuth on Thursday, Aug. 22, in the Hazel Miller Plaza and The Weavils on Sunday, Aug. 25, in City Park. Scott...

 

I’m looking over a 4-leaf…

There’s more than fresh produce, baked goods and other delicious foods at the Edmonds Summer Market. Clover the Balloon Fairy delights youngsters last Saturday with balloon jewelry and other... Full story

 

New eatery to be McBigger, McBetter

Bulldozers demolished the McDonald’s restaurant on Edmonds Way last week, but fans of the fast food restaurant will have a new, bigger eatery to enjoy in the coming weeks. Last spring, city...

 

City street repairs can’t be ignored

The City’s Finance Director, Roger Neumaier, recently updated readers on our financial performance for the first half of 2013 and also provided a look-ahead for 2014. The picture has noticeably impr...

 

Take the bus to the Evergreen State Fair

Community Transit is the easiest way to get to the Evergreen State Fair, with a special stop adjacent to the west entrance. The fair runs Aug. 22 through Sept. 2 at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe. The fairgrounds are served by Community Tr... Full story

 

Phoenix Theatre presents Neil Simon’s ‘God’s Favorite’

Successful businessman Joe Benjamin is a modern day Job with a demanding wife, ungrateful children and wise-cracking servants. One night he is visited by Sidney Lipton, a messenger from God (he has a big G on her sweatshirt) with a mission: test... Full story

 

Event connects Latinos to resources and networking opportunities

Join the community Saturday, Aug. 24, at EdCC to celebrate Latino culture and support a worthy cause. Latino Education and Training Institute (LETI), a nonprofit empowering and educating Latinos in Snohomish County, will host its 10th “Feria... Full story

 

Edmonds is 1st stop on author’s new book tour

Ivan Doig will be signing his new novel, Sweet Thunder, at noon on Saturday, Aug. 24, at the Edmonds Bookshop. This is the first stop on his media tour. Sweet Thunder is set in Butte in the winter of 1920 and concludes the trilogy started with The...

 

Explore volunteer opportunities at Edmonds Center for the Arts

Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) will be hosting its annual New Volunteer Open House at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N, Edmonds. Learn more about ECA’s programs and events, talk with their...

 

Downtown streets to become ‘Memory Lane’ with annual Classic Car Show

The Edmonds Classic Car Show returns to the downtown on Sept. 8. Sponsored by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce, the show is expected to draw between 300-400 beautiful classic vehicles radiating out from the fountain at 5th Avenue & Main Street....

 

Festival was short on ‘Taste’

Editor, "A Taste of Edmonds!" Really! What I encountered last Saturday at "A Taste of Edmonds" was foot-long hot dogs, chips with melted Velveeta cheese poured on top, fish 'n chips, Asian skewers with noodles. Where amongst the...

 

‘Green’ energy needs a 2nd look

Editor: German problems with the new "green" energy illustrates some of the basic faults and hidden costs with this evolving scam (Economist, June 15, 2013). “The trouble is that most wind and solar power is generated a long way from the pa...

 

Walk to raise awareness on Alzheimer’s

Hundreds of Snohomish County residents will unite in a movement to reclaim the future for millions at the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sunday, Sept. 8. The 2012 Snohomish County Walk raised $31,911 contributing to more...

 

Project to assist dogs that need space

On Aug. 27, 2013 at about 7:05 p.m. in the Edmonds City Council Chambers (located at the public safety building or 250 5th Ave N), member representatives of the non-profit group known as Off-Leash Area Edmonds (O.L.A.E.) will announce the Saturday, A... Full story

 

Museum readies 1st Scarecrow Festival

The Edmonds Museum is gearing up for the Scarecrow Festival, a way to segue into fall, entice visitors to Edmonds and decorate for the upcoming Hekinan Sister City delegation visit. Family-friendly scarecrows will be displayed at homes and...

 
 By Fred M. Apgar    News    August 22, 2013

Military Honors available for deceased veterans

On Aug. 27, the Washington State National Guard Funeral Honors Team will conduct a ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery in which Burial Honors will be provided for deceased veterans who at the time of their death did not receive such honors. The ceremony... Full story

 

Local author publishes unique book

Rita Bennett, M.A., D.Litt., a long-time resident of Edmonds, is known worldwide for her seminars, leadership and compassionate counseling. Her 12th and newest book, “A New Look at the News, As Seen Through a Christian’s Eyes,” is enlightening.... Full story

 

Edmonds Downtown Business Improvement District to meet

The Edmonds Downtown Business Improvement District (EDBID) will hold a meeting of the membership from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main St. An informal social meet and greet will begin at 6:30, followed by a...

 

Free outdoor water-saver kits available

The City of Edmonds Public Works is providing a limited number of free outdoor water-saver kits to its water customers. Kits are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The outdoor kit includes: One heavy-duty hose nozzle featuring seven...

 

Commissioner of Public Lands lifts campfire ban

Commissioner of Public Lands Peter Goldmark last week lifted the ban on recreational fires in approved fire pits on forest lands under Department of Natural Resources (DNR) fire protection within state, county, municipal or other campgrounds west of...

 

5th Avenue S. Overlay Project to begin

Construction of the 5th Avenue Overlay Project will begin the week of Aug. 26 and continue through October 2013. The project will provide a full width roadway grind and a 2-inch pavement overlay between Elm Way and Walnut Street. Pedestrian curb...

 

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