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Port withdraws Harbor Square application

After years of work by the Port of Edmonds, Edmonds City Planning officials, citizens from both Edmonds and Woodway, and elected officials in Edmonds, it appears plans to attempt to pave the way for r...

 

Kristiana Johnson launches campaign to retain council seat

Council member Kristiana Johnson announced she is running to retain her seat on the Edmonds City Council. Her Campaign Kickoff event will be Tuesday, April 30, from 7 – 9:30 p.m., at the Loft Caf...

 

Edmonds Market Fresh IGA opening soon

Focus On Fresh, LLC has announced that it will soon be opening a new Edmonds Market Fresh IGA in the retail space previously occupied by Petosa’s Family Grocer, located at 550 5th Avenue South,...

 

High school chefs face off in cooking competition at Edmonds Community College

A cooking competition featuring local high school students will be held at 3 p.m. April 23 in Brier Hall’s College Café at Edmonds Community College, 20000 68th Ave. W. The event is free and open...

 

Edmonds teens collect products for shelter

The United Way of Snohomish County Teen Council recently held a hygiene drive at the QFC in Edmonds, for the YWCA Pathways for Women shelter in Lynnwood. The drive was coordinated by Lauren Nguyen a...

 

Call To Artists: Five Corners Roundabout project

The City of Edmonds Arts Commission in partnership with the Public Works Department is seeking a Northwest artist or artist team to design and fabricate public artwork for the Five Corners Roundabout...

 

Fire causes $90,000 damage to Edmonds home

No one was injured in a fire that caused more than $90,000 damage to an Edmonds home Wednesday afternoon.. Dispatchers received multiple 9-1-1 calls around 1:50 p.m. reporting smoke and flames coming from a two-story house at the end of a long...

 
 By John Pierre    General    April 11, 2013

I’d rather pay than wait

I just read a piece on the Internet that castigates the United States because we spend 50 percent more per capita for health care than does Canada and double what Great Britain spends. So what? United States citizens aren't required to wait in...

 

Starting exercise at an early age

My grandson Adam will be four in a week or so. He weighs 38 pounds now, and when I pick him up, it feels as if his shoes are nailed to the floor. He’s still thin, taller than the rest of his daycare...

 
 By John Owen    General    April 11, 2013

Kalbi Ribs and a movie

The last time I fired a military rifle it did not rout the North Korean infantry. But it scared hell out of my first sergeant. It was on a firing range in Japan where we were readying our arms for participation in what became known as United Nations...

 

When a disability strikes who do you call?

The Donor Closet is the Heartbeat of MS Helping Hands. We provide new and used good clean Durable Medical equipment (DME) and Mobility Equipment (ME) that will enhance the quality of life for people with specific medical needs. Our items are...

 

Do something about your kids

Editor: To the parents of the young teenagers who were trespassing on the train tracks below Sunset Avenue North in the late evening of Friday, April 5 – congratulations. You have succeeded in raising some exceptionally rude, inconsiderate, defiant...

 

Port sends letters of withdrawal to City

The Port of Edmonds sent two letters, to Mayor Earling and City Council members and Rob Chave and Kernan Lien of the city’s planning department, as it withdrew its Harbor Square Master Plan amendment. Those two letters are printed in full below....

 

Sister City program is a good thing

Editor: Mayor Dave Earling and the Edmonds Sister City (ESC) delegation are in Hekinan, Japan, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ESC, cultural exchange program. On 4-5-1988, when Mayor Kobayashi and I signed the official documents, in Hekinan,...

 

Younger-onset memory loss support available

Caring for someone with younger-onset (65 years or younger) memory loss? Need support and information? Alzheimer’s Association telephone support groups provide a place for caregivers to learn and gain support from others caring for a person with...

 

Hazel Miller Foundation sponsors new Summer Concert series

There will be more live music in downtown Edmonds this summer with a new series included in the Edmonds Arts Commission Summer Concerts that is fully sponsored by the Hazel Miller Foundation. The new Hazel Miller Plaza park will be the site for...

 

Organized retail theft suspect caught in Lynnwood

Lynnwood Police arrested a 49-year-old Seattle man on April 9, who is suspected of consistently breaking into cash registers at department stores all over the Puget Sound Area. The thief would brazenly approach unattended cash registers and pry them...

 

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