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State Rep. Strom Peterson recounts first year in Legislature

Freshman Washington State Rep. Strom Peterson (D-21st District) speaks to Edmonds Chamber of Commerce members about his challenges and accomplishments during his first year as a lawmaker.

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Scene in Edmonds: Storm aftermath

Readers sent us many photos of damage from Saturday’s storm. Here are a few, with more to come Sunday.          »

Recommended reads: Extend your summer with this beach-perfect book

The Summer We Read Gatsby, by Danielle Ganek Extend your summer delights with this beach read. It’s a quick trip out to Southampton, and then weeks languishing by the sunny shore. Two sisters, with very different mothers, share memories of a beloved Aunt Lydia and their summer visits to her beach ho... »

Power out, trees down after windstorm 

  Most Edmonds residents and businesses were without power into the evening Saturday after a strong windstorm knocked down trees and power lines throughout the area around 1 p.m. Snohomish County PUD spokesman Neil Neurotsos said up to 150,000 PUD customers were without power,  repres... »

Coming up at the Edmonds Senior Center: Friday breakfasts, dinner and magician

Enjoy the following events coming up at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave.: Every Friday morning, beginning Sept. 2, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. enjoy a full menu of eggs, ham, pancakes, strawberry compote, biscuits with sausage gravy, orange juice, coffee and tea. Cost is $5. Everyone is welcome.... »

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Strangers on a train

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Strangers on a train

This is the seventh in a series of monthly stories by travel writers from EPIC Group Writers, an Edmonds non-profit organization whose mission is to support those who create, communicate and connect through cultural and artistic endeavors, especially the literary arts. The Rome airport was in chaos ... »

Reminder: Deadline for Unocal clean-up comment period Monday

Reminder: Deadline for Unocal clean-up comment period Monday

Edmonds City Councilmember Diane Buckshnis wants to remind everyone that the deadline for commenting on the Unocal clean-up plan is Monday, Aug. 31, and asked us to share her comment with My Edmonds News readers. You can read Larry Vogel’s coverage of the Aug. 20 Ecology briefing on the projec... »

Police: Missing Edmonds woman found safe

Amy Christensen, the 36-year-old Edmonds woman reported missing earlier this month, has been found, Edmonds police said Saturday. Christensen was reported missing by her family after she went out for a walk but did not return. “She is safe and there are no signs of foul play in her disappearan... »

What’s you’ll find at the Edmonds Museum Market this week: Veggies, meat, bread

What’s you’ll find at the Edmonds Museum Market this week: Veggies, meat, bread

The rain may fall and a breeze may blow, but never fear —  the market returns this Saturday. I cannot imagine a better day to wander the market and pick up some fresh tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplants, onions and more to make a fantastic ratatouille, stew or sauce. Pair it with some chicken from ... »

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 20-27

Edmonds Police Blotter, Aug. 20-27

Aug. 20 7400 block 218th Street Southwest: A woman saw a man in her backyard late at night and believes that he was naked and looking into her window. No suspect has been identified. 600 block Main Street: A man notified police of his concern that his former landlord may commit arson based on past a... »

Letter to the editor: Woodway fields — what happens next?

Dear Editor, Your headline, Decorum takes a holiday as council decides to review Woodway Field permits, was (unfortunately) spot on. I was at the meeting and I agree, it was very contentious and without the usual and expected decorum. As someone who very much dislikes and tends to avoid heated confl... »

Mayor’s rail crossing advisory task force to hold first meeting Sept. 2

The first meeting of the Mayor’s Advisory Task Force on the At-Grade Rail Crossings Alternatives Analysis will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 in the Brackett conference room on the third floor of City Hall. Under the leadership of co-chairs Mike Nelson, Edmonds City Councilmember... »

Sponsor spotlight:  Seattle Met names Pur Skin Clinic founder Top Dermatology Physician Assistan

Sponsor spotlight: Seattle Met names Pur Skin Clinic founder Top Dermatology Physician Assistan

Edmonds-based Pūr Skin Clinic founder and provider Denice Schwind, PA-C, was named the top dermatology physician assistant in Seattle Metropolitan Magazine’s 2015 Top Doc list. Schwind was one of 459 medical providers in the Seattle area named to the list, out of 11,743 who were nominated by t... »

National Weather Service predicting strong winds, rain on Saturday

The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement advising residents that a strong Pacific storm could bring strong winds and locally heavy rain to Western Washington on Saturday, Aug. 29. A much stronger system will impact the region on Saturday with the potential to bring winds o... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Tickets now on sale for ECA ‘Dementia-Inclusive Series’

Artfully Edmonds brief: Tickets now on sale for ECA ‘Dementia-Inclusive Series’

Tickets went on sale Friday for Edmonds Center for the Arts’ (ECA) new program, the “Dementia-Inclusive Series”. According to the ECA, this series has been developed collaboratively with the feedback and support of senior services organizations, eldercare and memory care professionals, and arts grou... »

Edmonds Maytag Laundry closing Sunday after 16 years

Edmonds Maytag Laundry closing Sunday after 16 years

“It’s been a great 16 years,” said David Kenyon, who along with his wife Mai is preparing to close the Edmonds Maytag Laundromat, a community fixture since before the turn of the century. “Kids who’d come in with their parents when we first opened are now bringing in th... »

Bird Lore: Common Murre

Bird Lore: Common Murre

Alcids are swimming and diving birds of the coast and the open sea. The Common Murre is one of the two largest seabirds in the alcid family. It is a denizen of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic. A common to abundant resident along Washington’s coast, this murre can be fairly common in the inl... »

Peterson recounts rewarding, grueling freshman year as state lawmaker

Peterson recounts rewarding, grueling freshman year as state lawmaker

Freshman State Rep. Strom Peterson, a Democrat from Edmonds who represents the 21st District (which includes much of Edmonds plus Lynnwood and Mukilteo), discussed his first year as a state Legislator during Thursday’s Edmonds Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Beck’s Tribute Center. (The e... »

Scene in Edmonds: Get ready for the big reveal

Scene in Edmonds: Get ready for the big reveal

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Lynnwood Pawsabilities 4-H Club members putting their best feet and paws forward

Lynnwood Pawsabilities 4-H Club members putting their best feet and paws forward

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Lora Petso launches re-election campaign with focus on finances, emergency services

Lora Petso launches re-election campaign with focus on finances, emergency services

A group of more than 30 supporters and family of City Councilmember Lora Petso gathered on Thursday evening in Hickman Park to hear her formally kick off her re-election campaign for Edmonds City Council position 7. Petso identified three major issues that would be the focus of her second term: long... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: My kind of gourd goodness — all things pumpkin

My Edmonds Restaurant News: My kind of gourd goodness — all things pumpkin

Produce harvest is ahead of schedule this year. The favorite fall flavor of many, pumpkin, was heralded on recent email blasts from the folks at Starbucks who are building yet another establishment, for those who prefer the convenience of a drive thru, near the intersection of 100th and Edmonds Way.... »

Expect traffic delays for upcoming city road, drainage projects

The City of Edmonds on Thursday announced that two city construction projects beginning Aug. 31 in different neighborhoods are likely to cause traffic delays: the 220th Street Overlay and 238th Street Walkway and Drainage Improvements. Construction for the 220th Street Overlay Project will continue ... »

Scene in Edmonds: Motorcyclist injured in 9th and Main crash

Scene in Edmonds: Motorcyclist injured in 9th and Main crash

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Council hears update on Sunset Avenue project; residents air safety concerns

Council hears update on Sunset Avenue project; residents air safety concerns

City of Edmonds Public Works Director Phil Williams provided the Edmonds City Council Tuesday with an update on the temporary Sunset Avenue Walkway, but not before Sunset Avenue residents let the council know that — from their perspective — there are still  safety problems with the proje... »

Scene in Edmonds: Police chief speaks to Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

Scene in Edmonds: Police chief speaks to Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary

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Happening nearby: Lovick shares good news about unemployment, economy

Happening nearby: Lovick shares good news about unemployment, economy

Snohomish County Executive John Lovick had good news to share at Thursday’s Lynnwood Chamber meeting at Fairwinds-Brighton Court. The unemployment rate in the county is down to 3.6 percent, a decrease of about 2 percent from the last time Lovick spoke at the Lynnwood Chamber meeting about a year ago... »

Edmonds School District Board passes 2015-16 budget

Edmonds School District Board passes 2015-16 budget

The Edmonds School District Board of Directors unanimously passed the annual budget for the fiscal year 2015-16 during a special Board meeting on Tuesday. Executive Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre noted that the district is picking up a number of expenses that the state currently d... »

From the Edmonds Mayor: Signs that an election is coming

From the Edmonds Mayor: Signs that an election is coming

I had several folks in the community wondering aloud earlier this month, when they received their primary election ballot, why there were so few names on the ballot and why none regarding local Edmonds races? A fair question and the answer has a couple of reasons. The first reason is; if a candidate... »

Edmonds Community College to present Technology Expo on Saturday

Edmonds Community College to present Technology Expo on Saturday

Edmonds Community College is hosting a free Technology Exposition on Saturday, Aug. 29 at the college’s Black Box Theatre and Snohomish Hall. If you’ve ever wondered how deleted data is recovered, how to install a hard drive in your computer or how hard drives are repaired after a fire or floo... »

Sno-Isle Libraries set Sept. 7-8 closure for holiday, training

In addition to being closed on Labor Day, Sept. 7, Sno-Isle Libraries will be closed on Sept. 8 so that employees can attend a day of in-service training. The Monday-Tuesday closure affects the district’s 21 community libraries and Library on Wheels. Online services will remain available through the... »

Edmonds scenic: Painted sunset

Edmonds scenic: Painted sunset

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Artfully Edmonds: Last outdoor concert of summer, volunteer at Driftwood Players, Phoenix does Gilligan’s Island

Artfully Edmonds: Last outdoor concert of summer, volunteer at Driftwood Players, Phoenix does Gilligan’s Island

It’s hard to believe that we are closing out the 2015 Summer Concert Series with this edition of “Artfully Edmonds” – but we are. The Saturday market will continue into autumn with its buskers, art, jewelry and photography; crafts, produce, fruit, and flowers. The theatres will call for volunteers, ... »

Reminder: Red Onion Burgers to host Thursday fundraiser for Chelan Fire Relief

Reminder: Red Onion Burgers to host Thursday fundraiser for Chelan Fire Relief

You can help raise money to aid those impacted by the Chelan Reach Complex/Wolverine/Black Canyon Fires on Thursday, Aug. 27 by eating at Red Onion Burgers in Mountlake Terrace. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday, Red Onion Burgers will be donating 100 percent of the cash tips, 50 percent of the cr... »

Edmonds police seeking owner of dog who bit 6-year-old at Brackett’s Landing

Edmonds police seeking owner of dog who bit 6-year-old at Brackett’s Landing

Edmonds police are looking for the owner of a pit bull/shepherd mix dog who bit a 6-year-old Shoreline boy at the north end of Brackett’s Landing beach last Thursday, Aug. 19. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, after the dog, who was off leash, bit the child in the face, ... »

Edmonds scenic: All aboard

Edmonds scenic: All aboard

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