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What’s in store for you at Edmonds Waterfront Festival: The Beatniks

Fan favorite Beatle tribute band, The Beatniks, will headline entertainment for Friday night, May 29, at the Edmonds Waterfront Festival. Hosted by the Edmonds Rotary Noon Club, this annual festival runs from May 29-31 at the Port of Edmonds Marina. Admission is $3 for adults, and proceeds support Rotary programs and services.

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Reminder: Annual Edmonds Waterfront Festival to feature 5K run this year

Reminder: Annual Edmonds Waterfront Festival to feature 5K run this year

This year’s Edmonds Waterfront Festival, set for May 29-31, will feature a 5K run in addition to live entertainment, food booths and waterfront activities for both kids and adults. The run on Saturday, May 30 starts and ends at the Edmonds Civic Playfield, 300 6th Ave. N., at 8:30 a.m., follow... »

Edmonds scenic: Sinking sun

Edmonds scenic: Sinking sun

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Artfully Edmonds briefs: Driftwood Players sets auditions, Phoenix Theatre presents ‘Epic Proportions’

Artfully Edmonds briefs: Driftwood Players sets auditions, Phoenix Theatre presents ‘Epic Proportions’

Saturday, May 30 Sunday, May 31 Driftwood Players 306 Main St. location (Back door of Bank of America bldg.) The Driftwood Players are sending out a community-wide audition call for their upcoming production, “Seven Keys to Baldpate” by George M. Cohan; directed by Gianni Truzzi. Auditions for casti... »

Edmonds Community College’s Energy Management program enrolling students

Edmonds Community College’s Energy Management program enrolling students

Registration for summer and fall quarter at Edmonds Community College for all programs, including Energy Management, starts on Tuesday, May 26. The Energy Management Program is generating interest among students. The program is relatively new, but the results will be long lasting, as graduates will ... »

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club to present ‘Ask Us…We Grow!’ May 30, June 27

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club to present ‘Ask Us…We Grow!’ May 30, June 27

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club members will staff a ‘Garden Table’ with practical gardening information on Saturday, May 30, and Saturday, June 27, outside the Coldwell Banker Bain office on 108 5th Ave. S. from 10-noon. Visit while at the summer market to talk about your garden-related questions, and... »

Edmonds Fitness Corner: The tyranny of the FitBit

Edmonds Fitness Corner: The tyranny of the FitBit

It’s working!! I’ve lost more than 10 pounds since the beginning of the year and it feels great. I’m now able to get back into clothes I haven’t been able to wear for three years and, suddenly, I have a “new” wardrobe. So, how has this happened? I attribute much of it to my fitness tracker. I’m not ... »

Letter to editor: We don’t need regulations to preserve trees

Editor: Should you be required pay the city $250, and submit a site plan, to cut down a tree on your own property? Wait, your tree has a base greater than 24 inches, so I should ask: Should you be required to pay $820? Should you be required to hire an Arborist to tell you how to manage trees on you... »

Edmonds Memorial Day Ceremony slide show

Edmonds Memorial Day Ceremony slide show

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Edmonds World War II pilot honored during Memorial Day ceremony

Edmonds World War II pilot honored during Memorial Day ceremony

Just 48 pilots flew the P-39 Airacobra plane that played a a pivotal role in securing victory in the Pacific during World War II. The only surviving pilot from that island-hopping campaign, 96-year–old Edmonds resident Robert “Buck” Weaver, was honored during 33rd annual Edmonds... »

Edmonds Floretum Garden Club to receive Citizen of Year award at Chamber luncheon Thursday

The Edmonds Floretum Garden Club will be officially recognized as Edmonds Citizen of the Year during this Thursday’s May 28 Edmonds Chamber of Commerce Luncheon at the Edmonds Yacht Club. Those wanting to attend the chamber lunch can reserve tickets here. You can learn more about the Edmonds F... »

McDonald McGarry Insurance to host annual shredding event, food drive May 30

McDonald McGarry Insurance to host annual shredding event, food drive May 30

McDonald McGarry Insurance will host a free shredding event and food drive on Saturday, May 30, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., in the agency’s parking lot, 630 Main St. in downtown Edmonds. In partnership with Grange Insurance, McDonald McGarry Insurance will have a shredding truck from LeMay Mobile Shredding... »

Sponsor spotlight: Verdant featuring free Lifestyle Change Check-Ins

Sponsor spotlight: Verdant featuring free Lifestyle Change Check-Ins

The Verdant Health Commission is offering free Lifestyle Change Check-Ins. The next date is 6 p.m. June 2, 2015, followed by June 16, July 7 and July 21 — all at the Verdant Community Wellness Center: 4710 196th St. S.W. in Lynnwood. Stay on track with healthy changes to your diet and physical activ... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Skin laxity — keeping a firm hold on your complexion

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Skin laxity — keeping a firm hold on your complexion

When you hear the words youthful complexion, nine times out of 10, someone’s referring to skin that’s firm, plump and wrinkle-free: The hallmark of good health and vibrancy. But add intrinsic aging to the mix — a breakdown process that diminishes the production of collagen, the nat... »

Rep. Kagi’s bill for improved mental health care services for youth in foster care signed into law

Rep. Kagi’s bill for improved mental health care services for youth in foster care signed into law

A bill designed to give youth in foster care better access to health and mental health services has been signed by Governor Jay Inslee. House Bill 1879, sponsored by 32nd District Rep. Ruth Kagi, will give youth in foster care better access to health and mental health services by integrating physica... »

Survey: Most Snohomish County students feel safe in school, though bullying still an issue

Survey: Most Snohomish County students feel safe in school, though bullying still an issue

The school and community environment is the focus of the second of four data releases from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The trends for Snohomish County since 2008 show some promising improvements, particularly when it comes to students fee... »

Reminder: 228th Street Southwest improvement project to begin Tuesday; public meeting Thursday

Reminder: 228th Street Southwest improvement project to begin Tuesday; public meeting Thursday

Traffic delays and pedestrian detours should be expected in the area of 228th Street Southwest when the corridor Improvements project gets underway Tuesday, May 26, with work continuing into 2016. For the safety of construction workers, traveling public and pedestrians, drivers are advised to use ca... »

Edmonds Military Wire: What would you do with $101,000?

Edmonds Military Wire: What would you do with $101,000?

The knock at the door was expected, but what was in the briefcase was not. American hero Dave Bronson fought in the Iraq war and ended up losing his leg during combat. The producer wanted to do a documentary. And like many veterans, Dave wants to provide for his growing family, but is facing serious... »

Edmonds City Council Tuesday study session agenda: Conference center, transportation plan

Although they voted 4-3 at last week’s meeting to send a letter of interest to the State of Washington about acquiring the Edmonds Conference Center, Edmonds City Councilmembers at their Tuesday night study session will continue to explore the pros and cons of purchasing the 14,375-square-foot... »

Recent crime data

Recent crime data

This is selected burglary crime data for April 27 – May 23, 2015, from CrimeMapping. To do the same search, put in “Edmonds Police” or your zip code for the period you wish to know about, such as a particular day or month. This information is provided as a public service. If you have tips that... »

Whale of a kayaking trip

Whale of a kayaking trip

Edmonds resident Eric Sonett, a long-time kayaking instructor with the Northwest Outdoor Center, shared this video taken by fellow instructor John Meyer of whales breaching during a kayaking trip on the east end of Strawberry Island near Corrent Bay (just east of Deception Pass) on May 17. The islan... »

Sponsor spotlight: ‘Frozen’ among movie highlights in June 6 Disney Dreams concert

Sponsor spotlight: ‘Frozen’ among movie highlights in June 6 Disney Dreams concert

Sno-King Community Chorale will present its Ticket to Broadway: Disney Dreams concert in two performances Saturday, June 6 at the Edmonds Center for the Arts. The concert — at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 6– will feature best-loved Disney songs, old and new, including numbers from “Frozen,” &#... »

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Soundscapes

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Soundscapes

This is the fourth 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. When I left the United States f... »

Lynndale Elementary steel drum band entertains at Edmonds market

Lynndale Elementary steel drum band entertains at Edmonds market

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Students get jazzed at annual Edmonds Jazz Connection event

Students get jazzed at annual Edmonds Jazz Connection event

Listeners packed the three downtown Edmonds venues Saturday for the annual Edmonds Jazz Connection, a full day of performances from award–winning Northwest high school jazz programs, sponsored by the Edmonds Daybreakers Rotary Club. Student musicians from Edmonds School District high schools were am... »

What’s open and closed on Memorial Day in Edmonds

What’s open and closed on Memorial Day in Edmonds

In honor of those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the country, many public offices and services will be closed or not operating on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25: Public and private schools – all closed City of Edmonds facilities – all closed Edmonds Library – closed Edmonds and Perrinville ... »

Reminder: 33rd annual Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday at Edmonds Cemetery

Reminder: 33rd annual Memorial Day ceremony set for Monday at Edmonds Cemetery

The public is invited to attend the 33rd Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 100th Avenue West and 15th Street, one block north of the Westgate QFC. The event will take place rain or shine and is approximately one hour long. ... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Thriller produced by Edmonds filmmaker selected to be part of Seattle International Film Festival

Artfully Edmonds profile: Thriller produced by Edmonds filmmaker selected to be part of Seattle International Film Festival

Edmonds resident Lorraine Montez loves a good thriller. “I grew up watching and loving the “Twilight Zone,” Rod Serling’s “Night Gallery” and Alfred Hitchcock films,” said Lorraine Montez, now herself a producer of thriller/horror films. “I’m not fond of hacker/slasher films, but a good ... »

3A District track meet: Boys and girls state qualifiers

3A District track meet: Boys and girls state qualifiers

Here are the Edmonds-Woodway and Meadowdale High Schoool qualifiers for the 3A District 1 girls track and field championships Friday night at Shoreline Stadium. The top three finishers in the individual events and relays advance to the 3A state track and field championships May 28-30 at Mount Tahoma... »

Peter Bojakowski leaving as director of Edmonds Historical Museum

Peter Bojakowski leaving as director of Edmonds Historical Museum

The Edmonds Historical Museum announced Friday that Dr. Peter Bojakowski will be leaving as executive director of the museum, effective June 2. Bojakowski joined the Museum as director in September 2014. “While I love working with the museum and the Edmonds community, the study of archeology i... »

Friends of the Edmonds Library to meet May 28

Join Friends of the Edmonds Library on Thursday, May 28 for guest speaker Tom Murdoch, executive director of The Northwest Stream Center. This new center is located on a 20-acre site in McCollum Park in Everett. Murdoch has 35-plus years experience as a stream ecologist and environmental educator. T... »

Happening nearby: Arts of the Terrace seeking artists’ submissions

Happening nearby: Arts of the Terrace seeking artists’ submissions

The Mountlake Terrace Arts Advisory Commission is seeking paintings, prints, drawings, miniatures, calligraphy, photographs, 3-Dimensional and Artisans’ works for its 37th Annual Juried Art Show. More than $4,000 in prize money is available. Arts of the Terrace will be held Sept. 26–Oct. 10. Deadlin... »

Scene in Edmonds: Edmonds School District students awarded Rotary scholarships

Scene in Edmonds: Edmonds School District students awarded Rotary scholarships

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What’s new at Edmonds Garden Market: fresh pasta, strawberries and everything for the barbecue

What’s new at Edmonds Garden Market: fresh pasta, strawberries and everything for the barbecue

Time is simply flying by as we welcome this Memorial Day weekend. I just cannot believe this is our fourth week of the season. As you plan your Saturday market shopping, we are thrilled to announce the return of Pasteria Lucchese, which has been missing for the last two weeks. With the cooler temper... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: An interview with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s Michael Brockman

Artfully Edmonds profile: An interview with Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra’s Michael Brockman

With the upcoming “Basie Bash” honoring the legendary Count Basie planned by the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra for Saturday, May 30, My Edmonds News thought it might be exciting to invite Co-Artistic Director and Lead Alto Saxophonist of the SRJO Michael Brockman (MB) in for an Artfully Edmonds (... »

Edmonds scenic: Thursday sundown

Edmonds scenic: Thursday sundown

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