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The Dude Abides

Editor: Nobody knows that I, Glenn Steinberg a famous artist known throughout my household, have had a big impact on the history of our little village of Edmonds. When the Bracket's Landing beach...


Gordon Esterberg 1922 – 2012

Gordon Esterberg, our dad, who lived for many years on Andover Road in Edmonds, died on November 12, 2012, at age 90. Dad and Mom (Le Rae Esterberg) married in 1944. This was a typical Pacific... Full story

 By Pat Ratliff    News    December 13, 2012

Dance program helps slow Parkinson’s symptoms

Parkinson’s disease is a condition of the brain that disables those affected. Its characteristics include slowness of movement, shaking, stiffness and loss of balance. But a program held every... Full story

 By Pat Ratliff    News    December 13, 2012

Never-ending story: Food bank helps those in need

It’s that time of year again, when local families and businesses are reminded to do what they can to help the Carole Rowe Food Bank (Edmonds Food Bank) provide food to a growing number of people... Full story

 By Pat Ratliff    A&E    December 13, 2012

Cascade Symphony Orchestra wows with ‘Happy Holidays!’

The Cascade Symphony presented a rousing “Happy Holidays” concert before a sold-out crowd at the Edmonds Center for the Arts last Monday. The concert featured violinist and Cascade Symphony...


Hit and run injures Edmonds teen

Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office detectives are investigating a hit and run that left a 15 year-old boy injured on Monday afternoon. At approximately 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 10, the teen was walking northbound on 92nd Ave W in the Esperance... Full story


EdCC offers LPN classes starting this spring; hires Nursing Program director

Edmonds Community College is now accepting applicants to start spring quarter in its Licensed Practical Nursing program. The college has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to offer the training....


Explore all the options at Harbor Square

I am writing to express my support for the Harbor Square plan and encourage City Council to incorporate it into the City’s Comprehensive Plan at the December 18 Public Hearing. For several years I have worked in the Edmonds business community and... Full story


Common sense will build coal terminals

Editor: Boy, the coal train opponents are getting desperate. With tactics such as paying people to wait in line to speak, wearing certain colors to bring attention to themselves, flooding the opinion pages with letters. The basic fact remains that...


Deny the coal terminals

Editor: The coal companies are running TV/Radio ads claiming job creation as justification for allowing coal terminals to be constructed and “conveyor belts” of coal to run along our iconic Puget Sound and Columbia River. The truth: coal terminal... Full story


Looking at the budgets

Editor: Regarding the Letter to the Editor "We all need to step up" of 12/6/2012. I must be looking at the wrong budgets. Mr. Page writes, "In the 10 years since, Edmonds has cut, trimmed delayed and stalled everywhere it could waiting... Full story


It’s good to be home

I’m still getting used to being back in Edmonds after my fine time in Idaho with son Brad and family. My granddaughter Annika had another basketball game Saturday morning and there’s another one...


We need to speak up

There is just no other way to put it... government stinks! In the whole of Congress, none from either political party seem to be willing put their keister on the line to do what is right for America rather than what furthers their own political... Full story


Prolific criminal in jail again

A known violent offender and convicted felon was arrested in Lynnwood late Dec. 10 for investigation of Residential Burglary, Attempted Residential Burglary with Domestic Violence, Violating a...

 By John Owen    General    December 13, 2012

A sloggers' supper

The woman's scream erupted during what had been a quiet dinner party. Eyewitnesses jumped at the noise and immediately wondered whether the victim was being assaulted, insulted of whether she had found a mouse in the mousse. The incident proved...


Why I oppose the Harbor Square Master Plan

I love Edmonds. I love the way the sun dips below the clouds as it sets after a long overcast day. I love the rainbows that appear when the sun pops from behind a cloud while it's raining. I love that my children were raised here. I love that I... Full story


Fire Sirens

Snohomish County Fire District 1 responded to 363 calls the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 5: 293 emergency medical aid calls, 34 motor vehicle collisions, 11 fires, 8 service calls, 3 natural gas leaks and 14 automatic fire alarms. November 29 COLLISION: At...


'Around Town' events and volunteer opportunities

Call for performing artists The Edmonds Arts Commission is looking for local bands to perform at the 2013 Concerts in the Park. Concerts are held on Sunday afternoons in July and August from 3 - 4 p.m., in City Park (3rd & Pine). This is an outdo... Full story

 By John Owen    A&E    December 13, 2012

‘The Music Man’ a big hit at Driftwood Theatre

In case you were wondering, Professor Harold Hill is still in town, tossing flirtatious winks in the direction of Marian the Librarian. Which is to say that The Music Man has recently been playing before capacity crowds at the Driftwood Theater. And... Full story


FAA’s Paine Field decision likely to be appealed

It is likely that Mukilteo will fight the FAA’s decision to allow commercial passenger service at Paine Field. But whether Edmonds will join in the fight remains to be seen. After nearly three years, the Federal Aviation Administration released...

 By Pat Ratliff    News    December 13, 2012

Council passes balanced budget, mulls reductions in services

With some pretty hefty cuts to how city government will function in Edmonds, citizens are likely to get a few surprises around town in the coming year. The Edmonds City Council passed a balanced 2013 budget Tuesday evening. The budget shows... Full story


County urges preparedness for emergencies

What do earthquakes, windstorms, heavy rain and flooding have in common? All have impacts that can be alleviated when residents become better prepared for disaster situations. Snohomish County’s Department of Emergency Management (DEM), the Everett...


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