Articles from the December 5, 2019 edition

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 By Brian Soergel    News

Esperance fIreworks ban coming in 2021

Although fireworks are already banned in the City of Edmonds, they have continued to be allowed – for three hours a year – in Esperance, which has an Edmonds mailing address... — Updated 12/6/2019 Full story

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Holiday tree lighting ceremony in Edmonds packs them in | Holiday Cheer

Hundreds of residents and visitors, as well as a record number of vendors, packed Centennial Plaza in Edmonds Saturday, Nov. 30, for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Sponsored by... — Updated 12/6/2019


Stephen John Fry: 1955-2019

Stephen John Fry of Edmonds, Washington, died Thursday, November 21, 2019. He was 64 years old. Steve was born was on May 3, 1955, in Seattle, Washington, the son of Donald and... — Updated 12/6/2019

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

From Paris, with love: Alumna returns to E-W for a benefit concert

Twelve years after she graduated from Edmonds-Woodway High School, professional music and theater performer Lauren Paris decided she wanted to put on a show to support the school's... — Updated 12/6/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

Mavericks head into season with high expectations | Girls basketball

It’s a game that Meadowdale players still talk about more than nine months later. Head coach Arie Mahler describes the Mavericks’ 1-point loss to West Seattle in the 3A state... — Updated 12/6/2019


Robert Louis Schmidt: 1945-2019

Robert Louis Schmidt passed away suddenly on November 5th, 2019, at age 74 in his home in Edmonds. Born in Seattle to Blanche and Henry Schmidt, Robert attended Christ the King and... — Updated 12/5/2019


Returning talent fuels King's postseason hopes | Girls basketball

With its three best players still underclassmen, the best is yet to come for King's girls basketball team. The present, however, is shaping up to be just fine as juniors Claire Gall... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By David Pan    Sports

Edmonds-Woodway retools lineup around familiar faces | Girls basketball

Graduation took a pretty heavy toll on the Edmonds-Woodway girls basketball team. Four key players, who produced about two-thirds of the Warriors’ offense, are gone. Even with... — Updated 12/5/2019


Dining event to benefit Gambia project

The Edmonds Rotary’s “Dine & Donate” event Dec. 9 at Salt & Iron will benefit its “Bridge to Success – Science Education in Rural Gambia” project. Salt & Iron owner Shubert Ho will donate 20% of profits from dinner (4... — Updated 12/5/2019


Food drive, music, holiday magic | Holiday Cheer

Gallery North has ‘The Magic of Artful Gifts’ Gallery North is recognizing the holiday season with “The Magic of Artful Gifts,” featuring works of art for sale created by... — Updated 12/5/2019


Festival of Lights, menorah lighting | Holiday Cheer

Chabad Jewish Center of Snohomish County invites the public to celebrate the Festival of Lights with the eighth annual Unity Menorah Lighting and Celebration. The public Menorah... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By Brian Soergel    A & E

Santa is waiting for your letters from Edmonds | Holiday Cheer

Do you believe in Santa Claus? Of course you do. We all do. Which is why, as always, Santa Claus is waiting to hear from Edmonds kids. So, kids, drop your letter to Santa in the... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By Chuck Sigars    Opinion

The detritus of the digital age | Chuck Sigars

I was rummaging through the universal hall closet the other day, which in my case was an actual closet. In your case, it could be something else. You’ve got one, though. It could... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By Tim Raetzloff    Opinion

Protecting Puget Sound: The Triangle of Fire | History Files

Washington has some lovely state parks that were once a part of the coast defense system. Fort Casey on Whidbey Island was one of the forts. Also Fort Worden at Port Townsend, and... — Updated 12/5/2019


Feel-good story, something positive, something negative | Letters to the Editor

Heading to the bread pop-up Re: "From scratch: Meadowdale graduate finds his niche with baking bread," Nov. 26: This is such a great, feel-good story. I'm looking forward to... — Updated 12/5/2019


The gorgeous irony of optimism | Moment's Notice

“I am so far from being a pessimist … on the contrary, in spite of my scars, I am tickled to death at life”—Eugene O’Neill Ah, thankfulness. Most of us likely spent the Th... — Updated 12/5/2019


What is the hubbub over CIP/CFP? | Guest View

Edmonds has two documents used for budgetary planning as it prioritizes projects, outlines expected costs and funding sources, and fulfills long-range planning objectives. One is th... — Updated 12/5/2019


Helping the environment

In order to do their part in the fight against climate change, 25 students planted 16 trees on the Scriber Lake campus last month.... — Updated 12/5/2019


Edmonds CC students join high-power rocket launch in Pasco

Edmonds Community College Rocketry Society members joined other rocket enthusiasts from Central Washington University and the Tri-Cities Rocketeers last month for a high-powered... — Updated 12/5/2019


Public invited to Mayor Earling's farewell reception Dec. 12

Dave Earling will complete his second term as Edmonds mayor Dec. 31, and the public is invited to join City staff at a reception in his honor as they bid him farewell and thank him... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By Wendy Kendall    News

Final report from Library Friends book sale

The 37th Friends of the Edmonds Library annual book sale in October did not disappoint. The Frances Anderson Center gym was yet again delightfully full of donated books, DVDs, and... — Updated 12/5/2019


Mayor-elect Mike Nelson announces transition team

Councilmember Mike Nelson, who defeated fellow councilmember Neil Tibbott in the general election and will become Edmonds' next mayor, has announced his transition team. "With the... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Edmonds Chamber CEO Greg Urban in a recount

Edmonds Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Greg Urban will have to wait a little longer to see if he succeeds in his bid to win a six-year term as South County Fire Regional... — Updated 12/5/2019

 By Brian Soergel    News

Men on the menu: Desmond, Shubert and more pose in undies for benefit calendar

If you've ever wondered what your favorite Edmonds restaurateurs look like in underwear, wonder no more. But, no worries, it's all very family friendly, and for an exceptional... — Updated 12/5/2019


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