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Edmonds Today Video Magazine for August 2014

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Show us your dahlias: From Sunset Avenue

Show us your dahlias: From Sunset Avenue

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Mark your calendar: Pacific Little League’s Welcome Home Celebration set for Aug. 27 at Lynndale Park

Mark your calendar: Pacific Little League’s Welcome Home Celebration set for Aug. 27 at Lynndale Park

Pacific Little League’s Welcome Home Celebration for its 2014 Northwest Region Champions and the first-ever team to play in the Little League World Series is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 27 at Lynndale Park in Lynnwood. The players welcome and a brief ceremony will start shortly after 6 p.m. The pu... »

Edmonds man uses music and stories to soar above disabilities

Edmonds man uses music and stories to soar above disabilities

Nick Baker is a 33-year-old Edmonds resident with a degree in music performance, a recording studio and four albums to his name. He taught himself how to play the piano starting at age 1 and began to write his own music around 2000. He performs in venues ranging from senior centers to schools, shari... »

Good news: Howie has been adopted

Good news: Howie has been adopted

Howie has been adopted. The approximately 10-year-old German Shepherd/Labrador Retriever mix was originally found in a stolen vehicle, after spending several days there. While Howie was not stolen, his owner decided to not pick him up. Thanks to reader Jeanne Schwarz for alerting us to Howie’s situa... »

Reminder: Floretum Garden Club Zucchini Contest Saturday

Reminder: Floretum Garden Club Zucchini Contest Saturday

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club is sponsoring its 2nd Annual Zucchini Contest this Saturday, Aug. 23 at 11 a.m. in the Community Room at Coldwell Banker Bain 108 5th Ave. S., Edmonds. Prizes will be awarded for the Biggest, Prettiest and Ugliest in each of three divisions: under age 11, 12-18 and o... »

Edmonds train crossing situation ‘unacceptable,’ Earling tells panel

Edmonds train crossing situation ‘unacceptable,’ Earling tells panel

A public panel discussion on coal and oil train traffic in the Puget Sound area drew a standing-room-only crowd Friday to Everett’s Snohomish County Administration Building, where they heard a group of local experts discuss and debate everything from public safety concerns to local traffic del... »

Construction worker who died identified as South Prairie resident

The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of the 38-year old man who was killed while working on a construction project at the Swedish/Edmonds Medical Center campus Wednesday, Aug. 20. The victim, Jason E. Vanlandingham of South Prairie, Wash., died as a result of R... »

Bird Lore: Black-capped Chickadee

Bird Lore: Black-capped Chickadee

The Black-capped Chickadee is a small bundle of constant motion, hopping from twig to twig in a variety of trees and bushes as it looks for caterpillars and other insects in summer. It frequently hangs upside down to reach the undersides of branches. You will often see this chickadee in the company ... »

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Five things you must do before putting your home on the market

My Edmonds Real Estate Review: Five things you must do before putting your home on the market

You may have heard that the market is picking up. In fact, Edmonds home prices this year are at 90 percent of the peak (2007), and up 22 percent from the bottom (2011). Right now there is roughly 2.4 months of housing inventory available, which is to say that if no more homes were listed, it would t... »

Holly House needs volunteers for clothes sorting party in Edmonds

Holly House needs volunteers for clothes sorting party in Edmonds

Holly House, which runs a non-profit children’s holiday gift program, is having a clothes sorting party on Monday, Aug. 25. Volunteers are needed prepare clothes for the Holly House event in December. The Party will be from 6-9 p.m. at Armadillo Storage in Lower C Building  (23031 Highway 99 in Edmo... »

Classic cars come out to promote Sept. 7 Edmonds show

Classic cars come out to promote Sept. 7 Edmonds show

Larry Vogel was on hand to capture the fun of Thursday night’s kickoff for the Edmonds Classic Car Show, set for Sunday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. in downtown Edmonds. The Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Car Show Committee gathered outside of Engels Pub, where Elvis impersonator Shane Cobane bel... »

Dog found in Lake Ballinger neighborhood

Dog found in Lake Ballinger neighborhood

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Scene in Edmonds: Paddle board break time

Scene in Edmonds: Paddle board break time

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Edmonds Kind of Play: Lots of ways to still enjoy summer, get in gear for school year

Edmonds Kind of Play: Lots of ways to still enjoy summer, get in gear for school year

The end of August has a certain air of purgatory to it. The “ahhh it’s summer” feeling is gone, but it’s not really replaced with the whole Back-To-School thing, it’s more like “hurry up and wait.” Last year we forgot one necessary item for my youngest, a folder. Well, once we got the folder we real... »

Show us your dahlias: Bee-u-tiful

Show us your dahlias: Bee-u-tiful

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My Edmonds Restaurant News: Here and There Grill offers yummy meals on wheels

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Here and There Grill offers yummy meals on wheels

Spotted here and there…food trucks in Edmonds! Traveling restaurants on wheels… a fairly new phenomenon in its current format, but their history goes way back to post Civil War times! Chuck wagons fed the hungry herders while on cattle drives. Mobile food trucks have been around for years, serving c... »

Reminder: Edmonds Church of God to celebrate centennial anniversary Aug. 22-24

Reminder: Edmonds Church of God to celebrate centennial anniversary Aug. 22-24

The Edmonds Church of God will be celebrating its centennial with a weekend of events Aug. 22-24. According to a church announcement, the Church of God movement — based in Anderson, Indiana — began in 1881. In the summer of 1914 at the “Tall Timbers” camp meeting in Edmonds (the campgrou... »

Echelbarger briefs Economic Development Commission on Salish Crossing Development

Echelbarger briefs Economic Development Commission on Salish Crossing Development

One of the most visible redevelopment projects in Edmonds is the ongoing transformation of the old Waterfront Antique Mall into the new Salish Crossing complex. The new lighting fixtures, landscaping, concrete retaining walls with embossed art and reconfigured parking are giving the area a new look ... »

Commentary: Playing Calvinball with traffic-calming dollars

In Calvinball, the game played by Calvin and his stuffed tiger in the Calvin and Hobbs comic strip, rules are created and changed on the whim of the players. Mayor Earling is playing Calvinball with our traffic-calming dollars. The Traffic Calming Program is clearly described in our 2009 Transportat... »

Edmonds scenic: Flower power

Edmonds scenic: Flower power

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Artfully Edmonds: Introducing Art Walk artist Don Haggerty — and events galore

Artfully Edmonds: Introducing Art Walk artist Don Haggerty — and events galore

It’s the third “Artfully Edmonds” column of each month that I most look forward to writing – the Art Walk Edmonds column – because of all of the exciting happenings going on that add the energy and “buzz” that makes the City of Edmonds the arts destination that it has become. In each third-Thu... »

Edmonds Boys and Girls Club benefits from Taste tips

Edmonds Boys and Girls Club benefits from Taste tips

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Earling schedules Town Hall meeting for Highway 99 neighborhood

Earling schedules Town Hall meeting for Highway 99 neighborhood

Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling has scheduled a second Town Hall meeting for Thursday, Sept. 11, this time in the Highway 99 neighborhood. The meeting will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the new Community Health Center of Snohomish County located at 23320 Hwy. 99 in Edmonds. Community members from the Highway... »

Updated: Worker dies after construction accident at Swedish/Edmonds Wednesday

Updated with more details at 4:07 p.m. A 38-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon after being electrocuted during a construction accident at the Swedish/Edmonds campus that also triggered a power outage to the hospital and several Edmonds neighborhoods, Edmonds police said. According to police spoke... »

Edmonds City Council agrees to test Sunset Walkway configuration

Edmonds City Council agrees to test Sunset Walkway configuration

The Edmonds City Council agreed by a 4-3 vote Tuesday night to spend $20,000 to test out a multi-use walkway on Sunset Avenue before committing additional funding to the project. The idea as presented by Public Works Director Phil Williams is to add temporary striping to the current paved pathway in... »

Man dies after being struck in forklift accident at Lynnwood business

A 69-year old Bothell man was struck by a box that fell off a forklift while he was walking through a parking lot of a Lynnwood business in the 4000 block of 198th Street Southwest in Lynnwood, at about 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 18. The victim, who eventually died in a Seattle hospital, was a busines... »

Letter to the editor: My vision for Westgate – a welcoming entrance to city

Editor: In a recent article, Edmonds City Council member Lora Petso asked citizens to share their visions for the Westgate neighborhood with the city council. Mrs. Petso challenged us to determine whether the proposed municipal code would align with our visions for the area. Most of us agree that ch... »

Reminder: Economic Development Commission to receive update on Salish Crossing work Aug. 20

Reminder: Economic Development Commission to receive update on Salish Crossing work Aug. 20

The Edmonds Citizens Economic Development Commission (EDC) will receive an update at its Wedesday, Aug. 20 meeting regarding the status of the Salish Crossing property (formerly the Waterfront Antique Mall). The speaker will be Nick Echelbarger of Echelbarger Properties, which owns Salish Crossing. ... »

Letter to the editor: Picnic Point development ‘a recipe for disaster’

Editor: For the second time in nine years, a developer has proposed to nearly “clearcut” 22 acres of forest in the Picnic Point Valley (north of Edmonds) and build 112 cluster homes in a development named  Frognal Estates AKA Horseman’s Trail.  If allowed to proceed this project wi... »

Commentary: Does the Westgate rezone plan match your vision?

Commentary: Does the Westgate rezone plan match your vision?

Did you know that the Edmonds City Council is considering a rezone for the Westgate commercial area that would allow up to four-story “Commercial Block Mixed-Use” buildings on properties now occupied by Bartells and QFC? Some other building types that would be allowed in the Westgate are... »

Brrrisk business: Coldwell Banker Bain takes Ice Bucket Challenge in Edmonds

Brrrisk business: Coldwell Banker Bain takes Ice Bucket Challenge in Edmonds

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Update on Sue Maddox: Family says her condition’s improving, nearly $20,000 raised

Update on Sue Maddox: Family says her condition’s improving, nearly $20,000 raised

It’s been a week since Edmonds resident Sue Maddox was badly burned in a Westgate neighborhood house fire. Family members say her condition is improving, and express gratitude for the online fundraising effort that so far has generated nearly $20,000 to cover her medical expenses. The Aug. 12 ... »

Pacific Little League All-Stars lose to Texas, eliminated from Little League World Series

Pacific Little League All-Stars lose to Texas, eliminated from Little League World Series

The Pacific Little League All-Stars’ magical postseason ride came to an end Monday afternoon against a resilient Texas team. Less than 24 hours after losing in the bottom of the sixth to Pennsylvania, the Pearland East team from Texas rebounded to defeat Pacific 11-4 in a Little League World Series ... »

Registration now open for Edmonds Street Scramble, set for Oct. 25

Registration now open for Edmonds Street Scramble, set for Oct. 25

Mark your calendars for the 2nd Annual Edmonds Street Scramble on Oct. 25. The goal is simple: With a special map as your guide, find as many checkpoints as you can before time runs out. Work in teams or tackle it solo. Run, walk or bike — It’s up to you. This run is open to all — famili... »

City volunteers invited to picnic Sunday, Aug. 24

The Edmonds Mayor and City Council are hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Picnic this Sunday, Aug. 24, to say “thanks” for all of the hard work volunteers have done for the City. Enjoy a barbecue at Edmonds City Park, followed by a concert in the park featuring music by Second Hand Newz, a Fleetwood M... »

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