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Recommended Reads: A murder mystery you can cozy up to

Recommended Reads: A murder mystery you can cozy up to

Murder and Marinara, by Rosie Genova Cozy up to pasta and poison on the Jersey shore in this murder mystery. This little mystery was named “Best Cozy” of 2013 by Suspense magazine. Cozies are a subgenre of crime fiction in which sex and violence are downplayed or treated humorously, and the crime and detection take place in a small, socially intimate community. Well, there’s a lot of humor and int... »

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Travels with Charlize’ author and dog to sign books Saturday

Artfully Edmonds: ‘Travels with Charlize’ author and dog to sign books Saturday

Saturday, March 7 Noon Edmonds Bookshop 111 5th Ave. S. David Gross, Author And Celebrity Dog, Charlize! Mary Kay Sneeringer, owner of Edmonds Bookshop has arranged a book signing for David Gross, author of “Travels with Charlize: In Search of Living Alone” along with local celebrity dog, Charlize. Mary Kay tells “Artfully Edmonds” that she will have an ink pad available for those book shoppers wh... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gothard Sisters to perform in St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 13

Artfully Edmonds brief: Gothard Sisters to perform in St. Patrick’s Day Celebration March 13

Happening Nearby The Gothard Sisters! St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Friday, March 13 7:30 p.m. Shoreline Center for the Arts 15343 25th Ave. N.E., Shoreline Greta, Willow and Solana be singing songs and telling stories from the Emerald Isle to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in style! The past several months, they have been spending their non-stage moments coming up with lots of great song... »

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: All about the eyes

Edmonds Healthy Beauty and Skin Care: All about the eyes

Many say that the eyes are windows to the soul. Eyes also reveal our age more than any other facial feature. Why shouldn’t a youthful soul, have youthful eyes to gaze out of? Fortunately, there are many remedies for aging, tired eyes, from simple at-home tricks, to dermatology solutions offering long term results. Concern: Puffy, tired eyes Solution: Staying properly hydrated and getting an adequa... »

Foreign Correspondence: Return visits can mean fresh perspectives

Foreign Correspondence: Return visits can mean fresh perspectives

The first time I went to Turkey, I was traveling with my mom. We might never have made it east of Austria were it not for the patron saint of Edmonds, Rick Steves. Under his benevolent guidance, Mom and I struck out for lands unknown. The trip began with a minor disaster: Our shuttle didn’t show up. We spent the first 40 minutes on the phone, being assured that our shuttle was delayed, but it woul... »

Edmonds Booktalk: New spring books hitting the shelves

Edmonds Booktalk: New spring books hitting the shelves

Happy March! It has already been amazingly spring-like in our little corner of the world – we will take it! Once again, it becomes obvious that we live in the best place on earth! And so many good books to read – really, how could we want anything more?! The first couple of weeks of March have a great list of new spring books hitting the shelves — see below for some of the highlights! First ... »

Edmonds Military Wire: Active-duty faces cuts while Pentagon civilian force grows

Edmonds Military Wire: Active-duty faces cuts while Pentagon civilian force grows

As I shared in an earlier article, in mid-January 2015, the Army pulled together a consortium of business owners, politicians, and concerned citizens in the Lacey, Wash, area to solicit feedback on potential cuts that would impact close to 16,000 troops and contractors. The detrimental financial ripple effect on surrounding businesses and cities – even the state – has been projected at over one bi... »

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Protein-packed Double Chocolate Power Muffins

Edmonds Healthy Eating: Protein-packed Double Chocolate Power Muffins

I have been teaching yoga since 1987…when practicing yoga was still considered strange and long before it was popular in the United States. Yoga is part of my “mindfulness” practice, which helps me deal with everyday stresses. I have also been a bicyclist for an even longer time and for the past 15 years have enjoyed indoor cycling on “SPIN” classes. This past year I ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Deadline Monday to register for jewelry-making class

Artfully Edmonds brief: Deadline Monday to register for jewelry-making class

ARTspot 408 Main Street Registration Deadline! Monday, March 2 Could there ever be a deadline on “creative fun”? Yes, sometimes there is, actually. “Artfully Edmonds” would highly recommend that you not miss the deadline to register for a new artistic break-out opportunity – a two-session jewelry making class with gifted artist Ellen Chappelle. A long-time Edmonds resident Chappelle is busily... »

Bird Lore: Common Goldeneye

Bird Lore: Common Goldeneye

The Common Goldeneye is a circumpolar diving duck. Take a summer trip to Scandinavia or Russia and you may see this same species that you see on the Edmonds waterfront in winter. It is a duck that prefers forested lakes and rivers, but in winter it frequents salt water bays and sea coasts. The Common Goldeneye is more numerous than the Barrow’s Goldeneye, which is also a winter resident of t... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Ways to engage kids in reading and support school libraries

Edmonds Kind of Play: Ways to engage kids in reading and support school libraries

Whenever I get into a real parenting pinch, you know, the stuff no one told you to expect while expecting, I quote Dr. Seuss while trying to figure out what to do. My go-to’s are “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind” and “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ... »

Artfully Edmonds: More in store for young artists, and local productions galore

Artfully Edmonds: More in store for young artists, and local productions galore

Edmonds kids take the lead! During the month of February, Artfully Edmonds has put Edmonds kids in the lead paragraph of each column in celebration of our little Valentines. It has been exciting to discover news of Edmonds’ art offerings for area children and young people. We’ve featured music lessons, stage opportunities and art classes; summer performance camps and art career successes of young ... »

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Down the river of no return

EPIC Group Travel Writers: Down the river of no return

This is the first 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. In 1994, the Middle Fork Whitewater Rafting Company offered an excursion down the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho for half ... »

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

Artfully Edmonds brief: Mountlake Terrace teacher’s novel hits No. 1 on Amazon’s eBook best seller list

This winter, Mountlake Terrace High School English Teacher Stephen Merlino published his fantasy novel, The Jack of Souls, and on Feb. 19 it hit No. 1 on Amazon’s Fantasy Coming of Age eBook Best Seller list. On the same day, it was No. 9 in Science Fiction, Fantasy & Scary Stories, and No. 23 in Sword & Sorcery. “I’m ecstatic!” Merlino said. “I’m not sure how long it’s been up there. My w... »

Bird Lore: Wood Duck

Bird Lore: Wood Duck

How can anyone dressed to the nines be so shy and retiring? If the Wood Duck drake could talk, perhaps he would explain himself. You can see in LeRoy’s first photo that the male shows off deeply saturated, multicolored plumage. He is difficult to miss when he is in the open. The hen’s plumage is more subdued but still is colorful if you look twice. Although it is common across North Am... »

My Edmonds Restaurant News: A taste of house-made heaven at Epulo

My Edmonds Restaurant News: A taste of house-made heaven at Epulo

Research can be tough. Recently, as I read the description of Greek yogurt panna cotta on the Epulo dessert menu, I swear my jeans shrank a size. What can I say? I do love good food and especially desserts. Imagine my delight when Epulo Bistro owner Tim Morris invited me to learn about and sample their house-cured meats, sausages and their amazing house-made pouches of heaven, better known as Burr... »

Edmonds Kind of Play: Summer camp options near and far

Edmonds Kind of Play: Summer camp options near and far

One of the best parts of writing “Edmonds Kind of Play” is bringing all kinds of good news, by way of cool, local groups and events, to people in my boat; an overcrowded, messy, loud boat that costs too much and doesn’t listen. So, sharing the news that Edmonds Parks and Recreation will no longer offer day camp is an absolute bummer. It is sad personally because our youngest was finally old enough... »

Travels With Charlize: Marfa, Texas

Travels With Charlize: Marfa, Texas

“I want to go to Marfa,” Alexis said, “ it’s on my bucket list.” “What and where is Marfa?” I responded. “Marfa, Texas — it’s an artists’ colony and has a hotel from the ’50s completely retro but renovated. That’s where I want to stay. There is also an art installation outside of town, a fake Prada store. I want a photo of me in front of that. Marfa was written up in Sunset magazine an... »

Money Talk: Patience a virtue in life and investing

Money Talk: Patience a virtue in life and investing

Market volatility can be frightening. Even the possibility of volatility scares some investors. Anxiety is a natural reaction to the hyperbolic headlines calling for the next major market downturn due to the latest world conflict or catastrophe. The important thing to remember is that the primary goal of your portfolio is long-term returns. Shift your focus away from short-term performance and rea... »

Artfully Edmonds: Art from the heart to be honored at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

Artfully Edmonds: Art from the heart to be honored at Thursday’s Art Walk Edmonds

The mid-February little sweethearts nod from Artfully Edmonds goes to Mrs. Verrall’s full-day kindergarten class at Maplewood PCEP K-8, and Mrs. Steinke’s full- day kindergarten class at Terrace Park Elementary. The artwork from these two classes is being displayed at Coldwell Banker Bain to celebrate Art Walk Edmonds Valentine’s Day tribute. Kindergarten Kid’s Gallery Coldwell Banker ... »

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