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Artfully Edmonds: Warm up to holidays at Thursday Art Walk Edmonds, plus other holiday events

Artfully Edmonds: Warm up to holidays at Thursday Art Walk Edmonds, plus other holiday events

Edmonds galleries and shops will offer a place to warm up and to celebrate December’s Art Walk Edmonds (AWE). Let’s see what’s in store for you as you take a break from the hectic-home chaos and step out onto the downtown sidewalks for Art Walk. Dragonfire Neighborhood Gallery 529 Dayton St. Have you visited Dragonfire Neighborhood Gallery yet? On Dayton, just east of Red Twig café this AWE-some a... »

Edmonds Military Wire: 2015 — Underemployment the new employment for many veterans, Part 1

Edmonds Military Wire: 2015 — Underemployment the new employment for many veterans, Part 1

Hope and Change is more than a campaign slogan for many service members and their families as they prepare to transition from active duty to civilian life in 2015. As the Army continues to reduce its troop strength (otherwise known as downsize), transitioning service members and their families are holding on to the prospect of getting a viable job in light of the declining veteran unemployment rat... »

Edmonds Fashion: Unique wearable art and other gifts at Zinc Interiors

Edmonds Fashion: Unique wearable art and other gifts at Zinc Interiors

Saturday evening, I attended a special artist reception at Zinc Interiors Concept hosted by owner and interior designer Laura Zeck, offering an “eclectically curated mix of art, furniture and modern gifts.” Featured that evening was children’s illustrator and now self-published children’s author Amy Hevron. Amy stated has recently made a “career leap,”as she now... »

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Artfully Edmonds Spotlight: Edmonds musician’s new book teaches children about bullying

Edmonds author Nick Baker has been keeping busy with “two of my favorite things”! Books and Music. On Sunday afternoon, Dec. 14, elementary school teachers, grandparents, and young shoppers found Nick at the University Book Store, 4326 University Way N.E., signing his debut storybook, “Turtle.” “Turtle” details the poignant story of a remarkable young man who overcomes being bullied because his ab... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Hearty bean soup with kale a nourishing meal

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Hearty bean soup with kale a nourishing meal

As you approach the winter solstice and the days get longer, you might find yourself staying indoors more. Perhaps reading by a fire, playing card games with your children or quietly sipping a cup of tea. Now is the perfect time to nourish your body with homemade soup. Like so many recipes, you can compose a soup simply using what you have in your refrigerator and pantry. Stock, vegetables, herbs,... »

Bird Lore: Bewick’s Wren

Bird Lore: Bewick’s Wren

The Bewick’s Wren (pronounced like “Buick”) is a common wren, at lower elevations, of dry thickets and open woods of the western United States. (J.J. Audubon identified this wren in Louisiana in 1821 and named it for his friend Thomas Bewick, a British engraver.) In Edmonds you can find this wren around the marsh, along the edges of open areas in parks, and in your own gardens if... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Edmonds kind of local — brewed here, quaff here!

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Edmonds kind of local — brewed here, quaff here!

Editor’s note: All of the local restaurants and breweries mentioned here are listed in the My Edmonds News Restaurant Directory. We are blessed to have not one or two, but three facilities that brew beer in our community of Edmonds. Beer lovers in our town can put extra emphasis on “Drink Local.” Brew produced by American Brewing Company, Gallaghers’ Where U Brew and Salish Sea Brewing flows... »

Artfully Edmonds: Gothard Sisters are back home for Celtic Christmas concert Thursday

Artfully Edmonds: Gothard Sisters are back home for Celtic Christmas concert Thursday

“Home for the holidays” is the theme of this week’s Artfully Edmonds column as the community welcomes the Gothard Sisters back for their 2014 Celtic Christmas performance. The air will be filled with electricity and excitement as Willow, Greta and Solana take the ECA stage to demonstrate the showmanship that won them the Best New Irish Artists in the 6th annual Irish Music Awards, as reported by M... »

Recommended Reads: A wintry tale about people taking time to care

Recommended Reads: A wintry tale about people taking time to care

A Week in Winter, by Maeve Binchy This is a week in winter that is years in the making. A group of strangers converge on the opening of a charming, rebuilt, historic bed and breakfast on the west coast of Ireland for a week’s vacation. Each guest carries their own baggage in hand and in heart. They blend together, coming from all over and from all ages, for a moment in time. They share a joyful op... »

Edmonds Military Wire: Moving your ordinary days to extraordinary

Edmonds Military Wire: Moving your ordinary days to extraordinary

Having traveled around many parts of the world with the Navy, I had the opportunity to discover the hidden marvels of countless cities and villages. Finding that hidden marvel wasn’t always easy though…but that is about to change with HeyLets. “I’m bored” will soon be a saying from the past as CEO Justin Parfitt’s latest company, HeyLets, a new discovery-based mobile app where no experience is jus... »

Reminder: Gallery North to host Gifts of Season Artist Reception Sunday

Reminder: Gallery North to host Gifts of Season Artist Reception Sunday

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Artfully Edmonds review: Dan dances in as The Phoenix improves on Broadway

Artfully Edmonds review: Dan dances in as The Phoenix improves on Broadway

The Phoenix Theatre 9673 Firdale Ave. Firdale Village Last night I was in the audience as The Phoenix Theatre opened its holiday production to a packed house of loyal fans and fresh faces. On the marquee was “Hallelujah Girls” by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten. The play opens as five girlfriends from small town Georgia file into a littered abandoned church after the funeral of one of ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmond Senior Center plans carols and concerts

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmond Senior Center plans carols and concerts

Tuesday, Dec. 9 ~ 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 ~ 1 p.m. Edmonds Senior Center 220 Railroad Ave. Sound Singers Holiday Carols A “Joy To The World” sing-along will take place in the dining room at the Edmonds Senior Center on Tuesday, Dec. 9 as good friends gather for festivities, caroling,and refreshments in the center dining room. Senior Swingers Winter Concert The gift of a Big Band Holiday Tribute i... »

Bird Lore: Green-winged Teal

Bird Lore: Green-winged Teal

Some duck species forage for food by dabbling at the surface of water or by upending with their tails up and their heads submerged. These are called dabbling ducks and they all belong to a genus of the Latin name Anas. Think Gadwall, Mallard, Northern Shoveler or American Wigeon for example. The Green-winged Teal is one of the dabbling ducks. The drake has striking multi-colored plumage. He has a ... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Local ways families can give back

Edmonds Kind of Play: Local ways families can give back

It’s the time of year where requests for toys seen in commercials between cartoons are at all all-time high. It makes you wonder what kind of mind control tricks have been engineered to make your kids want something so desperately. Then I remembered I HAD to have a Cabbage Patch Kid, a Care Bear, the Barbie Dream House and the basically all the things you find in a Buzzfeed listicles about toys fr... »

Artfully Edmonds: Rick Steves to take center stage at ECA’s Seattle Radio Theatre Dec. 9

Artfully Edmonds: Rick Steves to take center stage at ECA’s Seattle Radio Theatre Dec. 9

Rick Steves and the Seattle Radio Theatre Edmonds Center for the Arts (ECA) 410 4th Ave. N. Tuesday, Dec. 9 ~ 8 p.m. The Man Who Came to Dinner Based on the Geo. S. Kaufman and Moss Hart original It’s not often that I’m going to be able to lead my column with the name “Rick Steves” but I’m taking this exciting opportunity to do just that on the news that Edmonds’ European travel guru and local TV ... »

Edmonds Booktalk: Just in time for gift-giving — top 10 Edmonds Bookshop bestsellers

Edmonds Booktalk: Just in time for gift-giving — top 10 Edmonds Bookshop bestsellers

In the last couple of weeks we have been asked what the bestsellers for the year have been… we all knew that “The Boys in the Boat” was far and away No. 1, but we weren’t sure what else… so…we checked! We all found it very interesting, and I thought you might, too. The list has a great variety: Four nonfiction titles [“The Boys in the Boat” hit the list in both hardcover and paperback!]; two young... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Holiday glow on the go

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: Holiday glow on the go

The combination of traveling, stress and holiday eating habits can cause our skin to react with acne breakouts, inflammation and dehydration. By maintaining a consistent skin care regimen and following a few basic travel beauty tips, you can maintain a healthy holiday glow, on the go! Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! It is important to keep your body and skin hydrated on a daily basis, and it is especia... »

Edmonds Military Wire: ‘Home Alone in America’ a great gift idea

Edmonds Military Wire: ‘Home Alone in America’ a great gift idea

Home Alone in America: Letters Exchanged by a Young German in the U.S. and His Family in Berlin from 1946 to 1955 The Second World War, otherwise known as WWII — which started 75 years ago this year — was the most destructive conflict in history. Aside from the amount of money and damage it caused, the cost in human lives was astounding. America had lost more than 80,000 of its men ... »

Artfully Edmonds profile: Marni Muir uses art to shine light on plight of salmon

Artfully Edmonds profile: Marni Muir uses art to shine light on plight of salmon

Edmonds artist Marni Muir has completed a unique public installation of Fabric Art focusing on the plight of salmon that once called Miller and Shellabarger creeks and the Edmonds Marsh home. From the sea to the creek – her installation is a superficial representation of a blocked pathway. Muir explains her motivations for the public installation: “I’ve lived in Edmonds my whole life and am deeply... »

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