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Bird Lore: Greater Yellowlegs

Bird Lore: Greater Yellowlegs

The Greater Yellowlegs is a wading shorebird of freshwater ponds and tidal marshes that winters along the coastal United States. It breeds in muskeg and bogs that are inhospitable to humans, across the middle latitudes of Canada, from coastal Alaska to the Maritime Provinces. It is now showing up in the Edmonds marsh because fall shorebird migration is underway. While it is seen regularly in Edmon... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Blueberry yogurt muffins

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Blueberry yogurt muffins

Anyone can notice that yogurt has become very popular and mainstream. In some ways this is wonderful and it has also sparked the creation of many products that I call pseudo-health foods (think yogurt pops). Somehow a person feels better about eating frozen yogurt rather than ice cream (when in fact frozen yogurt often has many more calories). Yogurt has become a well-marketed “superfoodR... »

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre launches 24-hour Festival, plus outdoor jazz Thursday, Saturday

Artfully Edmonds: Phoenix Theatre launches 24-hour Festival, plus outdoor jazz Thursday, Saturday

Theatre history is being made in Edmonds this weekend. The Phoenix holds its very first 24-hour Festival this Saturday night! “What is a 24-hour Festival?” you may ask. For The Phoenix, it could just be the inauguration of the edgy local theater’s newest tradition. How does it work? Well . . . the festival is announced, the curtain time is scheduled, the hype begins, the playhouse tickets are sold... »

Embracing wellness: UW study links some allergy medications to dementia

Embracing wellness: UW study links some allergy medications to dementia

Many people take antihistamines not only for allergy relief but also for sleep. When I heard about this study, I was horrified! I had been taking Benadryl to help me sleep for the last 15 years. Does this mean that I am going to develop dementia? This study was very well done. It could not be ignored. Did taking Benadryl long term increase my risk of developing dementia? The study was conducted by... »

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Memories of Nepal

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Memories of Nepal

This is the sixth 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. What are my dearest memories of my trip to Nepal? Not the enormous jagged mountains, although they served as a glorious backdrop of ... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Favorites for your Summer Bucket List

Edmonds Kind of Play: Favorites for your Summer Bucket List

I just got out the calendar and counted 83 days off between the end of the last school year and the beginning of the next one. I’m not saying it actually is 83 days, but it is what I counted. Now that we are about as far away from last year as we are close to next, I started thinking about what we needed to do before homework became part of our full schedule again. The idea of Summer Bucket Lists ... »

Bird Lore: Green Heron

Bird Lore: Green Heron

The Green Heron is a solitary bird, except when breeding. It is short and stocky, with short, bright yellow legs. This secretive heron usually lives around small bodies of water or in densely vegetated areas. It can be seen annually in Edmonds with some difficulty but has not been known to breed here. The Edmonds marsh is the usual area for sightings of this smaller heron. LeRoy, however, took the... »

Recommended Reads: Book explores our search for unconditional love

Recommended Reads: Book explores our search for unconditional love

A Dog’s Purpose, by W. Bruce Cameron It’s unconditional love. We crave it; we seek it. Many find it with their canine best friend. This book is all about it. First appearing on the page as a feral puppy, Toby will tug at your heart as he learns from his litter mates, and starts his quest to learn why he exists. What is his purpose in life? This author skillfully reveals this dog’s thoughts and hea... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Nourish your brain and exercise it too with local game nights

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Nourish your brain and exercise it too with local game nights

Consider this. Many local eateries nourish our brains and exercise them, at the same time. Trivia Games and Quiz Nights are held on just about every night of the week. Here are fun-filled spots in our town and at nearby locations. A My Edmonds News reader reported her family had tons of fun at Hamburger Harry’s. Folks offer sage advice: “Get there early and save your team a seat.” Trivia nig... »

Artfully Edmonds: Les Miserables at Driftwood, ECA kids dance camp, Saturday night music

Artfully Edmonds: Les Miserables at Driftwood, ECA kids dance camp, Saturday night music

Driftwood Players Summer Teen Ensemble Wade James Theatre 950 Main St. This weekend only! July 24 and 25, plus Sunday, July 26th 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12 Les Miserables The slogan “Art Feeds the Soul” seems the perfect backdrop for an interview with Morgan Heetbrink, director of the Driftwood Players’ Summer Teen Ensemble hit “Les Miserables” which enjoys its run this weekend. Morgan gran... »

Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

Artfully Edmonds review: Phoenix Theatre stages ‘A Little Journey’ reading to full house

The Phoenix Theatre enjoyed another in a string of full house performances during its Saturday production of “A Little Journey” by playwright Rachel Crothers; directed by Christine Mosere, managing director. “A Little Journey” worked perfectly as the second staged reading that loyal Phoenix fans enjoyed. In a theatre as cool as a cucumber in spite of the summer heat, 17 cast members took the stage... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: A sneaky (and delicious) way to use zucchini

Edmonds Healthy Eating: A sneaky (and delicious) way to use zucchini

If you are a gardener then you know this is the time of the year when the great zucchini parade begins! I have already seen boxes out on the sidewalk with “free” signs attached….what lurks inside? Zucchini if you had to guess! It is a wonderful and delicious vegetable ESPECIALLY if you pluck it when it is small and about the size of a half dollar in diameter. Tender. Steamed ligh... »

Bird Lore: Downy Woodpecker

Bird Lore: Downy Woodpecker

If you see a small, nimble woodpecker in your backyard, more than likely it is a Downy Woodpecker. This black-and-white woodpecker is a common and widespread permanent resident of most of North America, including Edmonds. It is North America’s smallest woodpecker. The male has a red patch on its head. The Downy looks similar to the Hairy Woodpecker. When you see a single bird, and have no other bi... »

Artfully Edmonds: Art Walk highlights, youth circus, sand  sculpting, Shakespeare in Park

Artfully Edmonds: Art Walk highlights, youth circus, sand sculpting, Shakespeare in Park

Art Walk Edmonds Thursday, July 16, 5-8 p.m. “Facing Homelessness” Art Advocacy for the Homeless C’est la Vie 320 5th Ave. S. “Facing Homelessness” is a Seattle-area non-profit that uses visual art to raise awareness and empathy for the homeless. And that visual art is coming to Edmonds thanks to the generosity of Colleen Bowman, owner of C’est la Vie. The visual arts project, which began four and... »

Edmonds Fitness Corner: Breaking through the weight plateau

Edmonds Fitness Corner: Breaking through the weight plateau

You just have to keep on keepin’ on. I first heard that phrase when I was helping Ellen Taussig put together a memorial for her husband, Paul Raymond. Paul and Ellen, along with Mark and Catherine Terry, founded and built The Northwest School, where I was employed at the time. I’d never heard that saying until I heard taped memoirs Paul had made about his life. Paul was a child of the Depression. ... »

From the Edmonds Singing Teacher: How to rock your specialty karaoke song

From the Edmonds Singing Teacher: How to rock your specialty karaoke song

The following article is sponsored by Malya Muth Okay, confession time. I have crashed and burned singing karaoke! The few times I went, before I realized what the problem was, I hadnʼt spent much time thinking about which song Iʼd sing, or — if I did have one in mind — Iʼd just get up and wing it. Only too late, I would realize that this was a song I didnʼt really know, or couldnʼt re... »

Edmonds Fitness Corner: Life’s second chances

Edmonds Fitness Corner: Life’s second chances

“The afternoon knows what the morning never expected.”—Robert Frost About three weeks after Dan died, I went down the FIVE Restaurant, one of my “safe” places. I met this woman there, with whom I shared my story over (several) glasses of wine. I’ll never forget, she looked at me and said, “You’ve known a great love. You’ll know another.” I couldn’t even imagine it, at that time. All I wanted was D... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: My family’s love affair with Sno-Isle libraries

Edmonds Kind of Play: My family’s love affair with Sno-Isle libraries

To use sports terminology, I am a total “homer” when it comes to the library. I believe it started when my oldest was at Meadowdale Preschool, which is through the City of Edmonds and I fully recommend it. They would have “Librarian Sarah” from the Lynnwood Library come and talk to the class. My oldest liked her so much and was so happy when she came to class, we started visiting the library. We s... »

Bird Lore: Caspian Tern

Bird Lore: Caspian Tern

The Caspian Tern is the largest of the sea swallows, so called because most terns have long, pointed wings and deeply-forked tails. All terns are members of the gull family. The Caspian Tern is a widespread, migratory tern, seen all around the world with a few geographic exceptions. In Edmonds it is seen in small numbers flying over the waterfront or the marsh from April through September. “Big Re... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Award-winning food, from spots nearby

My Edmonds Restaurant News: Award-winning food, from spots nearby

I retired from my broker job in specialty foods, but still keep tabs on food trends and products that may be used in our local restaurants’ kitchens or can be found the shelves at our local stores like Cheesemonger’s Table or PCC Market, here in Edmonds. Each year at the Summer Fancy Food Show, exceptional food products are recognized with Sofi awards, presented by the Specialty Food Association. ... »

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