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Artfully Edmonds Close-Up: Driftwood’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ a family affair

Artfully Edmonds Close-Up: Driftwood’s ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ a family affair

Nov. 28 – Dec. 21 Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays ~ 8PM Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ 2PM Wade James Playhouse 950 Main Street Driftwood Players Theatre Company is producing “Miracle on 34th Street ~ The Play”, under the direction of Nikki Fey-Burgett to celebrate the 2014 holiday season. News of the production first appeared several weeks ago in “Artfully Edmonds” Although “Miracle on 34th Street”... »

Artfully Edmonds: Community = Collaboration = The Art of Generosity

Artfully Edmonds: Community = Collaboration = The Art of Generosity

I can’t imagine not attending Art Walk Edmonds (AWE) which, each month, raises the stakes on community and “The Art of . . .“ discovery. This month the AWE team has set up an opportunity for community-wide generosity with its “awe = Community That Cares!” campaign covered in last week’s column. So, this week’s column begins with a reminder: Please remember to bring your canned goods or pantry item... »

Bird Lore: Snowy Owl

Bird Lore: Snowy Owl

Today an invader landed in Edmonds. Well, it’s a Snowy Owl, typically a denizen of Arctic latitudes. But every few years, for reasons that are not necessarily well understood, some Snowy Owls winter in the Lower 48. They are often female or immature birds. Scientists refer to these as irruption years. Many others refer to them as invasion years. Today’s Snowy Owl has been on a roof acr... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Dandylyon Drama partners with Edmonds’ Phoenix Theatre

Dandylyon Drama, which brings after-school drama clubs and large-scale school musicals to students who may not typically have access to these types of performing arts programs, is partnering with The Phoenix Theatre to provide a mid-winter break camp to third through sixth graders. The camp program, titled “The American Voice” will take place the week of Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Registration for the... »

Travels with Charlize: Early winter on Pass ranch

Travels with Charlize: Early winter on Pass ranch

My Edmonds News is pleased to welcome back “Travels with Charlize” by Dr. David Gross. We are back in the Sandhills of Nebraska visiting old friends on their ranch, something in the neighborhood of 17,000 acres, Don tells us, “…just a medium sized place for this part of the country.” I’ve known and been close friends with Don since 1954. He came back to operate the same ranch his great... »

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Artfully Edmonds special: Phoenix Theatre gala raises $8,600

Devotees of The Phoenix Theatre laughed and applauded to the tune of $8,600 this past Thursday night during the comedy theatre’s first-ever fundraising gala. The words, “By Invitation Only” bannered the event, staged in the dazzling lobby of Edmonds Center for The Arts. The gala, a brainchild of Artistic Director Melanie Calderwood, featured a tribute to “The First Five” Theatre Angels; both live ... »

Bird Lore: Black Scoter

Bird Lore: Black Scoter

Simple elegance in evening dress. The Black Scoter male (drake) always sports his black suit, accented by the yellow nob on his bill. Scoters (Surf, White-winged, and Black) are dark sea ducks that spend most of the year on the ocean in large flocks. On our inland marine waters, Surf Scoters are most abundant and seen most regularly, followed by White-winged Scoters. Black Scoters, seen much less ... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Worried about child luring? Quick tips to protect your kids

Edmonds Kind of Play: Worried about child luring? Quick tips to protect your kids

Around Halloween, I got an email from my oldest son’s school explaining there had been “two reported incidents of child luring” in the area. Nothing makes you realize you have the “it won’t happen to me” mentality like getting an email with information from a police department in it. I also quickly realized I wasn’t sure how to have this conversation with my kids. I mean, how can you give them the... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Leftover pumpkins? Try this Harvest Bread

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Leftover pumpkins? Try this Harvest Bread

If you are like my family, you have leftover pumpkins from Halloween. If you did not use them for Jack o’Lanterns, then I have the perfect recipe for you to create a delicious and healthy Harvest Bread. Cut your pumpkin open, scrape out the seeds and cut it in half or quarters. Bake the pumpkin for 30-45 minutes in a 350 degree oven until soft. Let cool and then scrape the flesh out of the s... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: A candidate for cheese and change plus latest on food scene

My Edmonds Restaurant News: A candidate for cheese and change plus latest on food scene

“Local” resident cheese monger Strom Peterson is a candidate for change in our community — an Edmonds small-business owner, a City Councilmember, and now the newly-elected 21st District Representative to the State Legislature. Nine years ago, Peterson opened Olives as a specialty food shop with a deli in back. Specialty cheeses played an important role. Gourmet condiments and a great selecti... »

Artfully Edmonds: the art of a caring community

Artfully Edmonds: the art of a caring community

This month as chill winds blow, we can take pride in the fact that warmhearted Edmonds Art Walk (AWE) is teaming up with Edmonds’ own Carol Rowe Memorial Food Bank to help fight hunger in our community under the banner, “AWE = A Community That Cares”. AWE board member Beth Sanger, owner of Ombu Salon and Spa, tells My Edmonds News, “Art Walk Edmonds is excited about partnering with our local... »

Recommended Reads: Spy thriller explores life of World War II double agent

Recommended Reads: Spy thriller explores life of World War II double agent

Agent ZigZag: A True Story of Nazi Espionage, Love and Betrayal, by Ben MacIntyre Do you like spy thrillers? Well, this one is the real thing. This is the true accounting of the self-serving, but also heroic adventures of Eddie Chapman as a double agent during World War II. He was a British citizen with an interesting personal history. Despite his checkered past, he volunteered for the British spy... »

Bird Lore: Steller’s Jay

Bird Lore: Steller’s Jay

The Steller’s Jay is a persistent pilferer of peanuts. This all-American jay is a chow hound for our all-American nut. Whole peanuts, shelled or unshelled, peanut butter, smooth or chunky, bits of peanuts, organic or conventional. If you enjoy the antics of our local jay, put some form of peanut feeder in your yard and watch the show. A common bird of western forests and well-wooded suburbs,... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Six ways to spot an Edmonds Mom

Edmonds Kind of Play: Six ways to spot an Edmonds Mom

I am not from the Northwest, but having been in Edmonds for almost 10 years, it’s the only place I’ve lived as a Mom. In my trips back home and my interaction with Mom friends who live in other places, I’ve realized that you can kind of spot different Moms from different places based on what they wear, what their kids wear, and what they are talking about. Though there seems to b... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Artfully Edmonds brief: Edmonds celebrates its own Northwest School artists

Luminaries of the Edmonds art community joined celebrants and local dignitaries at the Frances Anderson Center Thursday evening in a boisterous exhibit opening featuring the work of Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan, Guy Anderson; as well as the art of Pacific Northwest artists James Martin and Helmi Dagmar Juvonen. The exhibit, a collaborative effort of the Edmo... »

Money Talk: Investing For future starts with a good strategy

Money Talk: Investing For future starts with a good strategy

An investment strategy to preserve and build your wealth is key to any financial plan. In this article, we outline four important steps for creating an investment strategy for optimal returns that can endure the risks of the market. Step 1: Establish Your Risk Tolerance What is the amount of risk you’re willing to take in exchange for the potential to earn higher returns? And what is it the amount... »

Artfully Edmonds: A sneak peek at DragonFire Gallery, comedy competition’s Alien Warrior

Artfully Edmonds: A sneak peek at DragonFire Gallery, comedy competition’s Alien Warrior

Edmonds is Out of This World! Yes, that is my lead this week and it is easy to understand why I would make that proclamation if you have visited the new neighborhood gallery “DragonFire” located at 529 Dayton St., and are looking forward – as I am – to seeing Alien Warrior in the Seattle International Comedy Competition. But there is so much more going on in Edmonds, and not too far out of town th... »

Reminder: Exhibit to showcase work of Northwest School artists — three with Edmonds roots

Reminder: Exhibit to showcase work of Northwest School artists — three with Edmonds roots

Edmonds Art History will be made Thursday, Nov. 6 as the work of Northwest School artists Mark Tobey, Morris Graves, Kenneth Callahan and Guy Anderson is celebrated during a showcase unveiling sponsored by The Edmonds Arts Festival Foundation and the City of Edmonds Arts Commission. The public opening to the collection will take place at the EAFF Gallery, located in the Frances Anderson Center, 70... »

Edmonds Booktalk: Hooray — an extra hour to read!

Edmonds Booktalk: Hooray — an extra hour to read!

The first weekend in November has the best night of the year: We get to turn our clocks back an entire hour! And you know what that means – an entire extra hour to read! You don’t _have_ to wake up at 2 a.m., change the clocks to 1 a.m., and then read for your bonus hour…. But it is kind of fun to do it that way!! [if you don’t need to be awake early on Sunday, of course!] In case you need suggest... »

Foreign Correspondence: Adventures in the Other Georgia (or, I went to the Stalin Museum so you don’t have to)

Foreign Correspondence: Adventures in the Other Georgia (or, I went to the Stalin Museum so you don’t have to)

When did I first realize there was a country called Georgia? I remember reading about the Russian invasion in 2008. Unlike an embarrassing number of Americans, I didn’t jump to the conclusion that Putin’s forces were advancing on Atlanta. My first introduction to Georgia was probably a year earlier, as a precocious teen aboard the social media bandwagon. One site let you map the states and countri... »

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