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Last updated 6/4/2020 at 1:31pm

Heather Krause

Heather Krause named to Forbes Wealth Advisers list

Heather Krause of RBC Wealth Management has been named to Forbes Top Women Wealth Advisors list in the U.S.

Krause is the primary member of the Krause & Thorpe Wealth Management Team, and assistant branch manager. She serves on the board of directors for the Edmonds Senior Center, the capital campaign for the new Edmonds Waterfront Center, and the advisory board for the Boyer Children's Clinic.

Born and raised in Seattle, Krause graduated from Franklin High School and holds a bachelor's mechanical engineering from Lafayette College and a master's in aeronautics and astronautics from the University of Washington.

She has lived in the Ballard area of Seattle since 1995 with her husband and two children.

Gallaghers's Where U Brew closing in Edmonds

Gallaghers's Where U Brew closing

Gallaghers's Where U Brew, a longtime institution, has announced that it is closing. Before its location in Harbor Square, it was housed at Fifth Avenue South and Dayton Street.

Here is a statement from owners Tom and Marcie Kretzler:

"These are truly challenging times. We've come to the decision that we need to close down for now. We have to look at the safety of our crew and our community. We choose to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem. We will get through this best if we all take extreme precautions.

"At this point, we don't know what the future holds for Gallaghers' Where U Brew. As much as we love what we do here, the safety of all is our primary concern. We will miss you all and we hope we can be back in the future and continue to provide a great brewing experience for everyone.

"We're still trying to figure out what we will do with the beer, cider and wine that is still fermenting. We will provide more details later once we get that figured out.

This is a really hard decision for us and we want to thank you all for your support and friendship and we hope to see you again after all this craziness is over."

New online portal opens for residents

City officials say getting a development permit in Edmonds just got easier through a new portal system that makes applying online faster for a range of permits, including small projects like water heaters and decks, and even for some big projects, such as a new house.

Online applications for other permit types will be phased in over the next few weeks.

"This approach will really make remote permitting easier, which is a huge issue during the COVID-19 crisis," said Shane Hope, Development Services Director.

The new system is based on a partnership with MyBuildingPermit.com, a nonprofit regional organization. It allows people to obtain all types of building permits, get tip sheets, schedule inspections, view permit status – and to do it faster than before.

The system also helps permitting departments share best practices, align building standards, and develop information to help residents and contractors.

"We are excited," said City building official Leif Bjorback, "to go live with MyBuildingPermit.com, even while coping with COVID-19 restrictions. The benefits to our community will be great."

For more development permit information, go to https://bit.ly/2yPqlwh.

 

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